Symposium Schedule & Speaker Details

The Symposium will be held at The Woodlands Resort. If you are staying at the overflow hotel, The Westin, please note the times transportation will be provided between The Westin and The Woodlands Resort. 


Sunday, October 2nd

  • 5:00 - 6:15 p.m. - Registration and Reception - Conference Center at The Woodlands Resort
    • If you are staying at The Westin, the shuttles will depart The Westin beginning at 5 pm and make trips to The Woodlands Resort until 5:45 pm
  • 6:15 p.m. - Opening Session with Jon Talbert
    • Shuttles will return guests to the Westin following Opening Session

Monday, October 3rd

  • 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast 
    • Shuttles will leave The Westin beginning at 7:25 and ending at 7:45 am
  • 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Keynote Session with Liz Wiseman 
  • 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Session 1: Affinity Group Discussions 
  • 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. - Session 2: Breakouts
  • 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. - Learning Launch Sessions
  • 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. - Hosted Receptions - these are great opportunities to refresh after a day of learning and are arranged by affinity group. All receptions will be on-site at The Woodlands Resort.
    • Shuttles will leave The Woodlands Resort for The Westin beginning at 5:30 pm and ending at 6:00 pm.
  • Evening Free - we encourage you to enjoy all The Woodlands has to offer!  Here is a customized guide to The Woodlands with restaurant and entertainment recommendations along with a “show your badge” discount at selected sites. Grab your team, meet up with some other teams, and build the relationships that will edify you, your team, and your school.

Tuesday, October 4th

  • 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast and Member of Council Breakfast (7:15 start)- This meeting is the annual required Board meeting for all Member of Council Heads of School
  • 8:45 - 10 a.m. -   Sessions 3: Breakouts
  • 10:15 a.m. - noon -  Closing Session and Keynote with Dr. Wayne Lewis


Learning Launches

The Learning Launch Session was designed to give you inspiration and ideas for greater impact, and all in a matter of minutes! You will have the opportunity to choose six of these 10-minute presentations, so huddle up with your team and develop a game plan to hear them all!