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2020 Dean of Students Symposium | June 29-July 1 | Atlanta, GA
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Develop a network of peers, discuss best practices on current issues, and gather practical ideas from colleagues. Learn from experienced deans and work with focused groups to share specific challenges and solutions for middle and upper school students. The current price is $695 for SAIS members and $799 for non-members.

For questions about speakers or sessions, contact


Monday-Wednesday, June 29-July 1, 2020

  • Registration opens at 2:00PM on Monday, June 29
  • First session begins at 3:00PM
  • Final session concludes at 11:45PM on July 1


Emory Conference Center Hotel, 1615 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329


Craft a proposal using these key points .


Reservations may be made online or by phone at (800) 933-6679.

  • Group rate = $169
  • Cut-off date: June 8 or when the block is full
  • Group rate available 3 days pre/post based on availability
  • Parking included for hotel guests during conference dates. Day guests will receive parking vouchers.


  • AIRPORT: Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL)
  • GROUND TRANSPORTATION: The Emory Conference Center & Hotel is located 30 minutes from the Atlanta airport (ATL).  We recommend using a taxi or Uber/Lyft.


Your registration fee includes:

  • Monday: dinner
  • Tuesday: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Wednesday: breakfast, lunch


  • This was by far the most beneficial PD event I have attended during my 10+ years as an educator.
  • SAIS ran the program in a first-rate fashion. T he food and organization were wonderful. The schedule allowed for a good mix of formal presentations and good table conversations.
  • Thank you for the vision to engage the ever-evolving role.



Business casual (erring on the side of casual) is always safe with us. We want you to be comfortable. Be sure to bring a jacket or sweater in case you find the meeting room chilly. We tend to skew cooler rather than warmer.


If you require special accommodations or have any questions, please contact


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received before June 8 via will be refunded less a 20% processing fee. After that date refunds are no longer available, but replacement registrants are welcomed.

Consent to Use of Photo / Video / Audio: Registration, attendance at, or participation in SAIS meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to SAIS’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions, and audio of such events and activities.

Target Audience:  SAIS professional development events are designed for those currently employed by K-12 independent schools. Topics are presented from an independent school perspective and discussed based on that unique culture. As such, registration is limited to faculty/staff from SAIS member schools or from non-member schools meeting the SAIS candidacy criteria. Please contact if you have questions about eligibility.

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