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General Presenter and Exhibitor Information

Becoming a PNAIS Presenter and/or Exhibitor

PNAIS welcomes workshop proposals for our upcoming professional development programs. We seek dynamic presenters who are considered to be experts in their field. If you would like to submit a workshop proposal for general consideration please use the presentation proposal form. These will be kept on file for one year.

  General Presentation Proposal Form

The General Presentation Proposal Form may be used to submit a presentation proposal for the following PNAIS events:

  • Business Offices Conference
  • Institutional Leadership Conference, Attended by Heads of School and Trustees
  • Facilities Managers Conference
  • Institutional Advancement Conference, Attended by development, admissions and marketing professionals
  • Leadership Conference, Attended by Division Heads, Committee Chairs, and Leadership Teams

Single Day Workshops
This year we are also offering an increasing number of 1-day workshops, and are seeking interested facilitators and presenters to offer 3-5 hour workshops on the themes of: technology, diversity, teaching and learning, brain research, sustainability, and professionalism.

Requests for Proposals
Periodically, we submit a Request for Presentation Proposals for specific speaking engagements. Please click the “Request for Presenters” link in the sub-menu to the left to see the active RFP’s.

PNAIS Professional Development Calendar
To learn more details about the events listed above, please click here: PNAIS Professional Development Calendar

Potential Exhibitors

Would your product or service benefit our schools? If so, consider exhibiting at PNAIS events. Several conferences throughout the year incorporate exhibit halls and provide a great opportunity to connect with PNAIS members face-to-face. In addition, there are several event and keynote sponsorship opportunities as well. Annual Corporate Sponsors receive dramatic reductions in rates for exhibiting and sponsoring events. Please visit the PNAIS Corporate Sponsor page for more information.

Annual and Biennial Exhibiting Opportunities (subject to change)
Please click the "Request for Presenters" link in the sub-menu to the left to see the active RFP's.

  • Fall Educators Conference, October (annual)
  • Institutional Leadership Conference, November (annual)
  • Facilities Managers Conference, March (biennial)
  • Business Offices Conference, April (annual)
  • Institutional Advancement Conference, June (biennial)

Contact Emily McGrath, Director of Professional Development at 206.323.6137, or for more information.

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Upcoming Conferences

Registration Now Open
May 19, 2012 (Sat.)
Board Chairs Workshop
Location: Talaris Conference Center, Seattle, WA

Registration Now Open
May 21-22, 2012 (Mon.-Tues.)
Facilities Managers Conference
Location: The Inn, Gig Harbor, WA

Registration Now Open
June 18-20, 2012 (Mon.-Wed.)
Institutional Advancement Conference
Location: Cedarbrook Lodge, SeaTac, WA

Registration Now Open
June 25-27, 2012 (Mon.-Wed.)
Leadership Institute
Location: Sleeping Lady Resort, Leavenworth, WA

Registration Now Open
June 25-27, 2012 (Mon.-Wed.)
Diversity Practitioners Retreat
Location: Sleeping Lady Resort, Leavenworth, WA

Save the Dates
Academic Year 2012-13

Registration Now Open

July 2-3, 2012 (Mon.-Tues.)
Tech Share Conference
Location: Talaris Conference Center, Seattle, WA

Registration Now Open
August 7-10, 2012 (Tues.-Fri.)
New Heads Institute
Location: Alderbrook Resort, Union, WA

September 10, 2012 (tentative)
Bloodborne Pathogens Workshop
Location: TBA

September 22, 2012 (Sat.)
New Trustees Workshop
Location: Island School,
Bainbridge Island, WA

September 23, 2012 (Sun.)
New Trustees Workshop
Location: Seattle Hebrew Academy, Seattle, WA

September 29, 2012 (Sat.)
New Trustees Workshop
Location: The Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR

October 11, 2012 (Thurs.)
Self Study Coordinators Workshop
Location: Annie Wright School
Tacoma, WA

October 12, 2012 (Fri.)
Fall Educators Conference
Location: Annie Wright School
Tacoma, WA

October 24, 2012 (Wed.)
Critical Conversation Lab
Location: TBA

November 3-4, 2012 (Sat.-Sun.)
Institutional Leadership Conference
Location: Cedarbrook Lodge
Seatac, WA

November 4-5, 2012 (Sun.-Mon.)
Fall Heads Meeting
Location: Cedarbrook Lodge
Seatac, WA

November 6, 2012 (Tues.)
Sustainable Fundraising Workshop
Location: TBA

Dec. 3, 2013 (Mon.)
Meeting the Needs of All Learners Through Differentiated Instruction
Location: TBA

Jan. 18, 2013 (Fri.)
The Framework of Teaching – Using the Danielson Model To Design An Effective Teacher Evaluation Model (limited to 40 people)
Location: TBA

February 8-9, 2013 (Fri.-Sat.)
Student Diversity Leadership Retreat
For Students in grades 10, 11 and 12
Location: The Overlake School, Redmond, WA

Mar. 4, 2013 (Mon.)
Playful Literacy: Supporting the Connections Between the Arts and Literacy in Early Childhood Education
Location: TBA

Mar. 18, 2013 (Mon.)
Small School Response to Critical Events
Location: TBA

April 21-23, 2013 (Sun.-Tues.)
Business Officers Conference
Location: TBA

May 5-7, 2013 (Sun.-Tues.)
Spring Heads Conference
Location: TBA

May 18, 2013 (Sat.)
Board Chairs Workshop
Location: TBA

June 20-21, 2013 (Thurs.-Fri.)
Administrative Assistants
Location: TBA

June 24-26, 2013 (Mon.-Wed.)
Leadership Institute
Location: TBA

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