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Spring Business Conference: Technology and Business Operations Today

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
8:45 am - 3:30 pm

Location The Radisson Hotel, Chelmsford, MA

This Conference has been closed and we are not accepting any more registrations.  Thank you!


AISNE Spring Business Conference 2017: Technology and Business Operations Today

Join us as we explore the intersections between technology and business within independent schools.  

Special Invitation to IT/Tech Directors:  Given the theme of this Conference, AISNE extends a special invitation to the IT/Tech Directors in our schools to attend this Conference.  

General Sessions:
The Next Big Thing – Technology Trends & Questions by Hans Mundahl, Hans Mundahl & Associates
Do you ever feel like technology is moving too fast? Are teachers and students really using laptops or tablets in a way that improves learning? Has your school ever adopted a new device only to ask, "What's the next big thing?" This keynote will provide an overview of current trends and themes in educational technology and suggest four questions to ask before launching a new initiative.

The Myopia of "Presentism" by John Gulla, Executive Director, Edward E. Ford Foundation
In his almost four years as Executive Director of the Edward E. Ford Foundation, John Gulla has visited over 250 schools in 39 states as they have sought support from the Foundation for a variety of projects.  Through these visits and in analyzing each school’s operations and plans for their futures—strategic and financial, short-term and long-term—certain patterns become clear and John will speak to broad categories of the challenges independent schools will face in the years ahead with a particular emphasis on external forces, internal opportunities, the necessity for greater differentiation of mission and the “fixation” on innovation which is not always all that innovative. He will  also give a summary of some of the work being done by the Foundation, some of the themes seen in the grants the Foundation has awarded and some of the hopes for future philanthropy.  

Breakout Session #1 (choose one)

Continued Conversation with Hans Mundahl
Hans Mundahl, Hans Mundahl & Associates
Independent School Data Trends in the 21st Century: Understanding the New Reality 
Lisa Pullman, Executive Director, Independent School Data Exchange (INDEX)

A3:  Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law
Gregory A. Manousos, Partner, Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP
Personal Privacy and Data Security
Cameron Shilling, Attorney, McLane Middleton

A5:  Mission-Focused Technology
Tim Maki, Director of Technology, The Tilton School

Breakout Session #2 (choose one)

B1: Endowment Management: Using large endowment tools to oversee small endowments
Eric Davison, Glenn A. Jensen, New England Retirement Consultants
The Retiree Population 
Borislow Insurance

B3:  Tales from the Road: The Changing Role of the CFO
Thom Greenlaw, Founder, Creative Independents

B4:  Easing the Administrative Burden: Best Practices for Implementing Electronic Signatures on School Forms
Matthew D. Batastini, Of Counsel, Schwartz Hannum PC


Exhibitor Session:
Visit with our corporate partners to learn about the various products and services that have proven to be useful to independent schools. Interested in Exhibiting?  Please contact Shauna Betof at

8:15 - 8:45 am    Registration
8:45 - 10:00  am  Welcoming Remarks and General Session, Hans Mundahl
10:00 - 10:15 am   Coffee Break
10:00 - 11:00 am   Corporate Subscriber Exhibitor Session
11:00 - 12:00 pm   Breakout Session #1
12:00 - 1:00 pm   Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 pm  Breakout Session #2
2:15 - 3:30 pm  Closing Session 

Thank you!
AISNE is grateful for the generous support from our Corporate Sponsors.  Please be sure to stop by their tables during the Exhibitor Session.

Continental Breakfast:
C.E. Floyd 
Dellbrook JKS Construction

Morgan, Brown, & Joy, LLP

Keynote Session:
Windover Construction

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Refund Policy:
Cancellations occurring on or before April 11th will receive a 50% refund.  Please note: No refunds will be given after April 11th.

AISNE Member:  $225 per person;  $195 per person when three or more register at the same time from the same school.
Non-Member: $350 per person