Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness 2018: Finding Center

Your school is a place with a singular purpose: to enable young people to learn about the world, discover their passions and express their true selves. Yet the world is complicated, more so than ever before. Parents, students and members of your own team face many daily pressures. Taking time for calm, reflection and self-care is too frequently pushed to the side.

Join us as we take a look at the state of health and wellness in our schools, and explore approaches for achieving strength, happiness and balance in today’s world.


Friday, May 4th, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood, MA
1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike, Norwood, MA 02062


Register Here >> deadline EXTENDED to Wednesday, May 2nd at 5 p.m.
Sign up to participate in our Peer Idea Gallery as part of your registration.

AISNE Member School rates:*

  • $249 per person
  • $199 per person for 2-3 people
  • $149 per person for 4+ people >> BEST VALUE

Non-AISNE Member School rate: $349 per person

*to receive the multi-registration discounts, all registrations must be placed at the same time


AGENDA -- full session descriptions here

Breakfast & Registration: 8:00 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Keynote: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

  • Welcome: Claire Leheny, Executive Director, AISNE
  • Opening Keynote: John Ratey, MD

John Ratey

Breakout A: 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

  • 4 options across 4 tracks: MIND, BODY, EXPRESSION & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Featured speakers include: Robert Munro, Middlesex School; Liz LaRocque, Belmont Day School; Meg Stone, IMPACT; John Ratey, MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Session descriptions here

Active Break: 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Sponsored by CannonDesign

  • Choice of Yoga, Zumba, Chair Massage or Mindful Meditation

Networking Lunch: 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

Breakout B: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Peer Idea Gallery: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. >> NEW this year!


Share this flyer about the Peer Idea Gallery at your school

This is an optional and encouraged opportunity to bring the most recent or upcoming Health & Wellness initiatives from your school and share them with your peers. To do so, please indicate your school will participate when you register. Our registration form will ask if your school will participate, and then it will ask which specific attendees from your school will be on hand at your school's table in the gallery. Participation may be as simple or elaborate as you wish! You will be provided with a table, and we ask only that you bring some materials about your school's initiative(s) and you arrange for conference attendees from your school who are able to speak to your initiatives to be at your table from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote: 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.


Mim Senft and James Brewer

Farewell: 3:45 - 4:00 p.m.


Register Here | >> deadline EXTENDED to Wednesday, May 2nd at 5 p.m.

Sign up to participate in our Peer Idea Gallery as part of your registration.


Refund Policy

50% refunds will be provided with notification by Friday, April 20th.

Substitute attendees may be supplied by registrants anytime prior to Friday, April 27th by contacting Karen Neary. If a registered attendee from your team is unable to attend as the conference approaches, please provide a substitute attendee to Karen by Friday, April 27th and she will update your school's registration accordingly. Thank you!


We look forward to gathering together with you at
Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood, MA on Friday, May 4th.


Many thanks to our generous conference sponsor: