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(membership must be renewed for 2015-2016)
YOU MUST SIGN IN AS A MEMBER TO RECEIVE THE MEMBER RATE. Not sure how to do this? Call us at 208-345-1171, and we will walk you through it. 
To register multiple attendees, fill out the District Registration Form and email it to the IASA office. You can find the form in the menu bar at left. 
If you would like a list of current members in your district, contact Helen Price for a district listing: helen.price@idschadm.org
 
Member registration after April 30—$260 
Non-Member rate—$500
 
 
Hotel Information:
 
Grove Hotel - $104/night + $12.00/night parking
245 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise 83702
For reservation call: 1-888-961-5000 by July 13, 2015. Rooms fill fast make your reservation early.
 
Springhill Suites/Marriott Parkcenter - $95/night includes free breakfast
424 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise 83706
For reservation call: 208-342-1044 by July 14, 2015
 
Hampton Inn & Suites Boise Downtown - $139/night + $12.00/night parking. 
Includes free breakfast
495 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise 83702
For reservation call: 208-331-1900 by July 14, 2015
 
Riverside Hotel - $98.00
Includes free breakfast and parking 
2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise 83714
For reservation call: 208-343-1871
 
New - Holiday Inn Express - Parkcenter - $89.00
Includes free breakfast and shuttle downtown and parking
475 W. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise 83706
For reservations call: 208-345-2002 by July 21, 2015 
 
Announcing: IASA 2015 Keynote Speaker Lineup

Wednesday, August 5th

Dr. Agnes Slayman, Currently serves as Superintendent of Chester County School District, SC.  
An educator with over 30 years of experience in public education.  She has experience as a classroom teacher, high school and middle school administrator, and assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.  Dr. Slayman attended the University of South Carolina for undergraduate and graduate school where she earned her Ph.D. in Educational Administration.  She has experience leading the implementation of one to one initiatives since 2004.  Chester County School District has implemented several innovative technology initiatives including hiTEC (Helping Integrate Technology Education and Careers), which is a one to one program for students in grades 9-12; Telemedicine which utilizes technology in school settings to provide healthcare to students; a unique work based technology program called SWAT “Students Working to Advance Technology” for high school students and the CATCH “Coordinated Approach To Child Health” initiative.  Additionally, Dr. Slayman worked with two telecommunications providers to provide students with access to free Wi-Fi hotspots across the rural county.  Chester County School District is designated as a Microsoft Alliance Partnership School District and has an elementary school that has been a Microsoft Pathfinder School, Microsoft Mentor School and currently serves as a Microsoft Showcase School for innovation with technology in an educational setting.
 
John Watson, founder of the Evergreen Education Group, started consulting in 2000 after serving as director of business development and consultant for eCollege, where he helped educational organizations launch their online programs and was instrumental in developing the company’s K-12 strategy. John and Evergreen’s work has been cited in the New York Times, Education Week, and eSchool News, he has appeared on NBC Nightly News, and he has presented numerous times at the Virtual School Symposium of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, Technology and Leadership Conference of the National School Boards Association, and other conferences.

Thursday, August 6th

As Apple’s vice president of Education, John Couch has been responsible for driving Apple’s renewed success in the education market. He has over forty years experience as a computer scientist, executive and advocate for technology in education. In 1985, he turned his focus to education at the Santa Fe Christian School where he created a business plan for the debt-laden private school into one of the first examples of how the creative use of technology can revolutionize learning in the classroom. Under his leadership as Chairman of the Board, the school’s annual losses were annulled and the student body grew from 150 to 1000. The school’s rented facilities were expanded via the purchase of the 17-acre site, offering a range of world-class resources, including a fiber optic network of Macintosh computers.

Friday, August 7th

John Draper has energized audiences of educators, school leaders and community members in over 40 states.  His presentations are marked by thoughtful analysis, engaging narrative and a refreshing passion for the mission of public schools. He makes research fun! As the CEO of the Educational Research Service in Washington, DC, Dr. Draper spawned conversations among school leaders nationwide on engaging staff and communities in active support of our schools.  His presentations are known for getting to the root of the research and translating it into focused, proactive leadership practices.  He is now a nation-wide consultant working with the National School Public Relations Association to expand support for public schools.  NSPRA is a membership organization dedicated to helping educational leaders build community support for schools and school districts.