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2005 Annual Conference

November 3 - 4, 2005

Louisville Marriott Downtown
Louisville, KY

Date & Time
Conference Theme
TAIS Members
Location & Hotel Information
Featured Speakers
Affinity Groups
Exhibitors & Sponsors

Date and Time:
Thursday November 3 and Friday November 4, 2005
Daily Registration: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Daily Workshops/Sessions: 9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Daily Conference Lunch: 11:45 am - 1:15 pm (included in conference fee)

Conference Theme:
Curriculum: Create & Cultivate

**REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Please call the ISACS office at 312-255-1244 with any questions. There is no onsite registration for the Annual Conference.

ISACS cannot offer refunds for the Annual Conference after October 17. Cancellations must be received in writing to ISACS, 1550 North Dearborn Parkway, Chicago IL 60610 or by October 17 to receive a 50% refund. For the annual conference, registration may be transferred until October 17 to another member from the same school. Please notify us in writing at to transfer registration.

Conference Location:
Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 West Jefferson
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 627-5045

All sessions and workshops are located at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.

The Louisville Marriott Downtown no longer has rooms available during the ISACS Annual Conference. We have secured a block of rooms at a nearby hotel– the Seelbach Hilton of Louisville at the same discounted rates as the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Please see below for information on both of these hotels.

--Discounted self parking at the hotel is $9 per day.
--Valet parking at the hotel is $12 for the day rate and $20 for overnight parking.

Seelbach Hilton of Louisville
Rooms are available at the Seelbach from Tuesday, November 1 – Friday, November 4.
Rates are $125 (single) plus tax; $135 (double) plus tax.

Self parking (behind the hotel) at the Seelbach is $16 overnight; valet parking is $20 overnight.

To make a reservation at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel, call 1-800-333-3399 by Friday, October 21, 2005; please mention ISACS group code: ISACS or Independent Schools Association of the Central States to receive the discounted rates. Please reserve early as rooms are subject to availability.

The Seelbach Hotel (Address: 500 Fourth Avenue, Louisville, KY 40202 and Phone: 502-585-3200) is located within walking distance (10 minutes) of the conference at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.

Walking directions to the Louisville Marriott Downtown from the Seelbach Hilton:
Exit the Seelbach Hotel and make a left onto Fourth Street. Walk through 4th Street Live (about two blocks of restaurants and entertainment without car traffic). Make a right onto Jefferson Street. Walk 1 ½ blocks to the Louisville Marriott Downtown entrance (280 Jefferson Street). Approximately 10 minute walk. ISACS Registration will be located on the 2nd floor.

Click here for more information about the hotel.

Please note that there will be NO conference sessions at the Seelbach Hilton. The Conference will be held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, 280 West Jefferson, Louisville, KY. (502)-627-5045.

Featured Speakers:
Below are just a few of our featured speakers:
  • Dr. Peggy McIntosh, Wellesley College’s Center for Research on Women.
  • Dr. Robert Sornson, a leader in early childhood education.
  • Lalitha Shastri, diversity consultant.
  • Dr. Robert Greenleaf, leading researcher on brain-based learning.
  • Mark Mathabane, author of Kaffir Boy.
  • Eric Jensen, leading expert on brain-based learning.
  • Pat Bassett, President, NAIS
  • Madelyn Swift, President, Childright
  • Patti Crane, Founder and President of Crane MetaMarketing Ltd
  • Gary Stager, Adjunct Professor of Education at Pepperdine University
  • Susan Winebrenner, Author and Consultant
  • Dr. Robert Evans, Human Relations Service and Author

    Affinity Groups:
    Tables will be provided for conversation among colleagues with similiar interests. Please join these discussions with colleagues from around the region. Tables will be identified for the following groups:

    Lunch on Thursday
  • 2005 Leaders & Learners graduates
  • New to independent schools
  • Veteran Visiting Team Leaders
  • New Visiting Team Leaders
  • Steering Committee Chairs

    Breakfast on Friday
  • 2005 New Teacher Institute graduates
  • Lower School Teachers
  • Middle School Teachers
  • Upper School Teachers
  • New to independent schools
  • Steering Committee Chairs

    Lunch on Friday
  • 2005 New Teacher Institute graduates
  • All Leaders & Learners graduates
  • Veteran Visiting Team Leaders
  • New Visiting Team Leaders

    Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities:

    Exhibit Hours
    Thursday: 8:30 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (set up at 7:00 am)
    Friday: 8:30 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Special thanks to the 2005 Annual Conference Sponsors:
  • Cancellor's Club Sponsor:
    YUM! Brands, Inc.
  • President's Club Sponsor:
    Hinshaw & Culbertson, Leo J. Athas, Partner
    (Retained counsel for ISACS)
  • Head's Club Sponsors:
    GLZ Software
    Flik Independent Schools by Chartwells
  • Dean's Club Sponsors:
    Connected Learning Network
    Ford & Associates

    Louisville offers a variety of great attractions, many within walking distance from the Conference hotel, the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Consider staying through the weekend to take advantage of all the great site-seeing opportunities in Louisville! Visit for more information!

    We recommend taking a taxi to/from the airport to the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Taxis are $16.15 flat rate up to 5 people and are readily available at the airport. It is unnecessary to rent a car unless you have additional travel plans. The airport is 15-30 minutes via taxi from the Louisville Marriott Downtown depending on traffic and time of day.

    To request an annual brochure, please call ISACS at 312.255.1244 or email

    Questions? Please call ISACS at 312.255.1244

Member Cost: $250     Non-member Cost: $300
Registration Deadline:  October 17, 2005


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