Connect. Innovate. Thrive.

Connect. Innovate. Thrive.

Ignite ’16 is the only professional development event devoted exclusively to the unique needs of middle level and high school administrators.

In just three days, you will make valuable connections, learn proven leadership techniques, and take home practical solutions to carry you and your school to success.

You are leading learning for students every day. At Ignite ’16, step out of your office and get the insight you need to:

  • Close the achievement gap
  • Build teacher and leadership capacity
  • Enhance stakeholder engagement

        

URBAN PERSPECTIVE
Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence
Baruti Kafele, Consultant and Author

Building a learning environment that inspires schoolwide excellence can never be overstated; particularly in lower-performing schools. School leaders will be challenged to look critically within themselves relative to how they inspire energy, excitement, and enthusiasm for learning. In his inimitable style, Kafele will lay out the touchstones for maintaining strong leadership habits, inspiring excellence and collaboration in others, and engaging an entire school community in striving to be the best.

RURAL PERSPECTIVE
Defying Myths in Rural Education
Daisy Dyer Duerr, NASSP Digital Principal and Consultant

Rural education leaders face authentic challenges daily. In this session we will address how to bring success to our rural schools—from creating a thriving Bring Your Own Device program to fostering a culture where education is essential in a community where most students will be the first to go to college in their family. Be prepared to leave this session and become a rural education success story.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL PERSPECTIVE
Building Leadership in Yourself and Others
Major General Peggy C. Combs, U.S. Army, Fort Knox, KY

The role of the assistant principal continues to evolve into a leader who provides the vision, commitment, and experience to improve student achievement. Responsible for more than 1,000 Senior Army ROTC programs nationwide, Major General Peggy Combs knows exactly what it takes to effectively develop young leaders—while also excelling as a leader herself. Come to this session ready to learn the importance of critical thinking skills and how to get on the path to fully developing your role and improving your school.

MIDDLE LEVEL PERSPECTIVE
The Knowledge, Courage, and Moral Imperative to Lead
Rick Wormeli, National Educational Consultant

Middle school students require informed leaders who provide developmentally appropriate learning. Come take a provocative look at what we know today about middle level learning and the leader’s role in making it happen. You’ll take a look at effective practices and build the courage to bring them to life in your building. This task calls for candor and a moral imperative to do what’s right by the next generation of amazing thinkers.

Advance. Learn. Inspire.

Get ready to be energized by the Ignite ’16 Thought Leaders:

thoughtleader_RobertPutnamRobert Putnam, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, will send Ignite ’16 attendees home armed with ideas from his newest book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. Putnam will offer possible approaches to narrowing the opportunity gaps increasingly faced by young people, including the roles that schools and educators can play in areas such as parental coaching, extracurricular activities, and mentoring.

thoughtleader_SekouAndrewsSekou Andrews engages audiences with his cutting-edge fusion of inspirational speaking and spoken word poetry, motivating you to give voice to your most powerful stories and become the best version of yourself to help you live up to that story. To quote Sekou, “It’s not about us, it’s about the rush of helping someone else discover himself.”

Why Attend

As a school leader, you rarely have a chance to step out of your office and focus on your own professional development. So when you do, make it count.

  • The speakers will inspire you and give you the kind of detailed insight you need to enact real change in your own school.
  • Connecting with other school leaders will give you invaluable real-world strategies for success.
  • The exhibit hall will show you all of the latest technologies that you can take back to your classroom.

There is no better place than Ignite ’16 to expand your knowledge and advance your career, students, and school. Watch the Ignite ’15 highlights video to see for yourself.

Conference Registration Rates

Member

$495


Nonmember

$710
with 1 year NASSP Membership at reduced rate of $215

$745
without NASSP membership


Nonmember Associate

$580
with 1 year associate membership at $85
(for district personnel and teachers)


Retired Member

$195


Daily Rates

Member & Retired Member

$195
(up to 2 days)

Nonmember

$275
(up to 2 days)

Save More with a Team Discount
Three or more attendees receive a discount of $50 each. Read More

Each individual must be from the same district and complete a separate set of all registration forms. For the team discount to apply, all forms must be mailed, emailed, or faxed together to NASSP, along with complete payment. (Does not apply to retired or daily rates.)

What does it take to keep students safe in the digital age?


Find out in the Safe & Secure Learning Environment Panel where we will discuss:

  • Student privacy
  • First amendment rights
  • Cyberbullying
  • Liability issues

Discover. Learn. Innovate.

Innovation abounds in the Ignite ’16 exhibit hall, where leading-edge education companies will work with you one-on-one to develop personalized solutions to address your daily needs.

Discover the latest products, services, and technology that are transforming schools around the country and learn how they can benefit your students, staff, and school.

THE STATE OF AMERICAN EDUCATION PANEL


Key education thought leaders will answer questions and engage in a thought-provoking discussion about today’s most vital education issues. (Sponsored by the J. Lloyd Trump Foundation.)

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 West Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34746

Room rate: $224/night (+14% tax)
Ask for the 2016 NASSP Conference rate

The $224 rate is available two days before and after the conference, based on availability. Room reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis until sell-out or January 25, 2016.

You can also call 877-491-0442 to reserve your room.

Please contact Karol Harris at 800-253-7746 ext. 301 or harrisk@nassp.org with any questions.

In the Ignite ’16 exhibit hall…


LEARN about the latest products, services, and technology
DISCOVER leading-edge solutions
INNOVATE your school

Network. Collaborate. Grow.

Ignite ’16 provides unrivaled access to thousands of school leaders with buying power from across the country.

For more information or to reserve your booth, contact Jason Vranich at 717-430-2357 or Jason.Vranich@theygsgroup.com.

Exhibit space assignments: Once returning exhibitors have been assigned in priority point order, space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

At Ignite ’16, you will…

RECHARGE your batteries
ENRICH your leadership skills
GAIN INSIGHT and innovative solutions