Annual Conference 2018


Learning and Leading NOW
SAANYS 2018 Annual Conference
Lake Placid, October 14-15, 2018

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018

Access the online submission form here. Download the pdf submission form here.

Has there ever been a more challenging and exciting time to be a school leader? As the world changes so do our roles as educators. The days of sequestering ourselves in our offices is over as we try to meet the new challenges and get ahead of new curves in our schools. Creating a culture where learning and innovation can take root and flourish takes know how, collaboration and courage. Getting out of the weeds of fragmented problem solving and into the role of capacity builder is a monumental shift. Building new models and partnerships to address the growing challenges our students face is vital. How do we meet the increasing mental health needs of students? What is a culturally responsive school? How do we make sure pedagogy keeps pace with technology? How do we as leaders model what we want to see in classrooms?

This year’s theme, Leading and Learning NOW, focuses on what the challenges and opportunities are, and more importantly, how we can navigate changing seas in new and innovative ways. We are seeking practitioner workshops that focus on the many aspects of NOW in our schools, from the perspective of all of our varied leadership roles. What are you learning? What are you trying? What’s working, and what did you learn from what didn’t? Tell your story, and share your expertise with colleagues from across New York State at this year’s conference, at the peak of fall in beautiful Lake Placid. George Couros, author of The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent and Lead a Culture of Creativity and The Principal of Change blog, will be there with us to set the tone for what promises to be a memorable professional and personal experience.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO PROPOSALS FROM MEMBER PRACTITIONERS. Presenters associated with a commercial enterprise must agree to have their company or organization participate as a corporate sponsor and must present with a SAANYS member. Contact for more information.

PRESENTERS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR AT LEAST ONE DAY OF THE TWO DAY CONFERENCE. Presenters will be responsible for the cost of registration, meals, housing, and travel. (A maximum of two presenters (lead presenter and co-presenter) may register at a reduced presenter’s rate of $200.)