Platinum Sponsors

Carney, Sandoe & Associates

Carney, Sandoe & Associates

Carney, Sandoe & Associates provides faculty and administrator contingent placement, retained executive search, and strategic consulting services to independent, international, and like-kind schools. Founded in 1977, the CS&A Placement Group is recognized as the preeminent recruiter of teachers and administrators for PK-12 schools worldwide. The Executive Search Group has unparalleled expertise in retained head of school and top administrator executive search services for clients in the U.S. and abroad; The Consulting Group offers professional, management consulting in governance, institutional assessment, compensation analysis, board evaluation and strategic planning.

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Girl Up

Girls are powerful. When they’re educated, healthy, safe, and counted, they transform their communities. Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, engages girls to stand up, speak up and rise up for girls, empowering each other and changing our world. Led by a community of passionate advocates raising awareness and funds, our efforts help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl.

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Inspiring Capital

Inspiring Capital supports professionals and organizations who want to contribute to positive social and economic change. We do this by consulting with not-for-profits and other purpose-driven companies to grow their revenues. We also recruit, train, and place professionals looking to use their business skills to support those client organizations and other purpose-driven organizations, ultimately creating more strategic and sustainable change.

Principle Quest Foundation

The Principle Quest Foundation supports innovative education and creative mentoring programs, with a focus on girls and women and financial education. Created in 2012 by Charlotte Beyer, an alumna and lifetime trustee at Westover School, the private foundation also holds retreats twice a year to discover new and better ways of empowering and mentoring women of all ages.

Gold Sponsors

First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank

Founded in 1985, First Republic Bank and its subsidiaries provide private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. Community involvement with a focus on education has been a cornerstone of our mission. We provide schools with total banking solutions including tax-exempt financing, interim loans bridging capital campaigns and the seasonality of cash flows, cash management services, brokerage accounts for stock donations and short-term and long-term investment management.

First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional relationship-based service, with a solid commitment to responsiveness and action. We are a member of NCGS and believe that donating time, money and knowledge to those who are best placed to make a difference to the lives of many is the right thing to do. It is truly a privilege to serve our schools and communities.

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Graham-Pelton Consulting

Graham-Pelton Consulting is the trusted leader in fundraising management, serving all nonprofit sectors worldwide. We empower girls’ schools to attract high-level philanthropy, enabling them to achieve their missions.

Simply put, Graham-Pelton helps make the world a better place. And that is precisely why they do it.

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Signature Bank

Signature Bank (NASDAQ: SBNY) is a full-service commercial bank with over $40 billion in assets, headquartered in New York City with 30 offices throughout the New York metropolitan area. The Bank specializes in serving the financial needs of non-profit organizations including educational institutions, privately owned businesses, their owners and senior managers – a group of clients who often find themselves underserved.

Signature Bank’s proven service model offers our clients a single point of contact via a dedicated Private Client Group. Every Signature Bank Private Client Group is supported by experienced professionals, robust products and deep resources in order to provide exceptional service while fulfilling all of our clients’ financial needs. Our unique organizational structure combines small-bank responsiveness with large-bank experience and capability – truly the best of both worlds.

Signature Bank is one of the 50 largest banks of more than 6,000 nationwide.

Contact: Kelny Denebeim, Group Director, Senior Vice President

Silver Sponsors

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Bond University

Bond University is Australia’s first private, not-for-profit University, offering a personalized academic environment that enables graduates to exceed the outer limits of their potential.

With access to unparalleled academic and technological resources on Bond’s world-class Gold Coast campus, students thrive in smaller study groups where eminent professors and industry-experienced lecturers know them by name.

By undertaking three-semesters-per-year instead of the usual two, graduates finish their studies sooner. Combine this advantage with Bond’s commitment to opening doors to blue chip employers and it becomes clear that students graduate with a clear competitive advantage over their public university peers.

Conference Exhibitors

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ACIS Educational Tours

ACIS Educational Tours is the leader in quality educational travel to Europe, the Americas, Asia, and beyond. In educational travel, every moment matters. Pushing the experience from “good enough” to exceptional is what we do every day. Our mission is to empower educators to introduce their students to the world beyond the classroom and inspire the next generation of global citizens. Travel changes lives.

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CalWest Educators Placement

Thinking about searching for a new position? Let CalWest Educators Placement help you. We excel in building meaningful relationships with educators and schools. Our candidates benefit from ongoing access to knowledgeable and experienced professionals providing direction to navigate all aspects of the search process. After placement, candidates receive support through various professional development opportunities. Former candidates have shared that our knowledge and guidance both during and after the search process was an invaluable resource. They expressed appreciation for receiving personalized feedback, introductions to our partner schools, interview preparation and so much more. Curious to explore your options? Visit our table in the exhibit area or let’s connect over email – Fleisch@CalWestEducators.com.

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CFP Board Center for Financial Planning

The CFP Board Center for Financial Planning seeks to create a more diverse and sustainable financial planning profession so that every American has access to competent and ethical financial planning advice. The Center brings together CFP® professionals, firms, educators, researchers and experts to address profession-wide challenges in the areas of diversity and workforce development, and to build an academic home that offers opportunities for conducting and publishing new research that adds to the financial planning body of knowledge. More about the Center and its initiatives can be found at www.CenterforFinancialPlanning.org.

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Crane MetaMarketing Ltd.

Known for our signature metamarketing process, CRANE brings together traditional marketing’s measurable goals with metamarketing’s clarifying and far-reaching results. Since 1996, CRANE has delivered transformative brandwork for independent schools, colleges and universities, and non-profit organizations. We help you think newly about your institution, claim your rightful market position, reach your best-fit audiences, and establish revenue-enhancing practices.

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CulinArt provides custom dining solutions for Independent, Boarding, and All Girls Schools across the country.

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The FolioCollaborative is a non-profit community of over 130 independent schools who are working together to enrich the faculty and staff development process. Member schools believe that faculty and staff deserve honest, growth-based conversations every year. While all the FolioCollaborative schools are using the Folio software to manage this growth process, each school is using it in a slightly different way.

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Grand Classroom

Grand Classroom is a travel organization based in Virginia that organizes experiential educational programs for students. In addition to the important character-building aspects of student travel, the participants are exposed to a constant stream of interactive lessons in science, history and conservation.

Students working with Grand Classroom are outside the majority of the trip, and learn by hands-on experience with docents and expert guides. In this age of cell phones, computers, television and video games, the staff of Grand Classroom believes that students benefit greatly from education combined with movement and outdoor activity. The trips go to National Parks, historic cities and destinations abroad. Each adventure is customized to meet the objectives of each group.



IGNITE is building a national movement to dramatically increase the pool of women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders. To date we’ve trained over 5,000 young women. As a nonpartisan 501c3, IGNITE builds political ambition in high school and college-aged young women in their own communities. We provide civic education, exposure to women in political leadership, hands on training and work opportunities, and a peer network of women who support and nurture each other’s aspirations for civic and political leadership.

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Founded by Kirstin Broatch in 1997, InSchoolwear has been a proud Canadian manufacturer and retailer of high quality school uniforms for over 20 years. InSchoolwear was the first Canadian uniform supplier to introduce female specific tailoring to its garments, innovating the status quo practice of simply using smaller sized male clothing. Our uniforms include comfortable, female fitting pants, side pleat tunics and feminine cut golf shirts, blouses, and blazers. Today, we continue to innovate our products, adding contemporary design to traditional garments. We also pride ourselves in delivering unparalleled customer service which includes on-site mobile store events, a best-in-class, user friendly e-commerce website and dedicated retail stores in two provinces. At InSchoolwear, we truly believe we are dressing the future!

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Level Up Village

Level Up Village (LUV) empowers children to make a difference in the world by providing a toolkit of 21st century learning skills through our global communication STEAM (STEM + Arts) enrichment courses that promote design thinking and one-to-one collaboration on real-world problems between K-9 students in the U.S. with 40+ Global Partner organizations in more than 20 countries. LUV is the first organization to receive the ISTE Seal of Alignment at the Proficiency Level for the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students. LUV’s pioneering global STEAM courses also align with NGSS and Common Core standards.

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SAGE Dining Services®

SAGE Dining Services®, established in 1990, is the leading food service provider for independent schools and colleges throughout North America. SAGE’s unparalleled expertise in nutrition, sustainability, and culinary trends produces exceptional dining experiences that delight the senses, inspire minds, and foster community. Learn more at sagedining.com.

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Street Dixon Rick • orcutt | winslow

At Street Dixon Rick • orcutt | winslow, we count educational architecture and interior design as a primary focus for our work. We have extensive experience in K-12 projects as well as projects for higher education clients. We have been working with educational institutions since our firm began in 1954 and have enjoyed learning about this specialized field of design ever since.

Our philosophy is to listen to our clients, to work with them in a collaborative manner to design buildings that will meet their needs, and to create environmentally responsible spaces that inspire the lives of the people who use them. We make it our mission to create educational spaces that make a positive impact to shape the everyday lives of their inhabitants.



TEALS is an industry-wide, grassroots, volunteer program that helps high schools build and grow sustainable computer science programs through partnerships between classroom teachers and tech industry volunteers. For the 2017-2018 school year, TEALS will partner with over 300 high schools in 25 states. TEALS is generously supported by Microsoft Philanthropies.

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Vital English

Vital English is an education technology company, focusing on international students. We work with over 200 schools in North America, helping prepare over 4000 international students for their studies abroad every year. Our programs are fully branded and customized to each individual school and are highly valued by students, parents, agents and administrators alike.

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The industry leader for 50 years, WorldStrides takes students of all ages around the world on journeys built to have lifelong impact. They focus on educational excellence by building interactivity into their travel programs, so that students make more genuine connections with new places, peoples and cultures. WorldStrides was the first travel company to earn academic accreditation by major U.S. accrediting bodies. Consistently high traveler ratings praise them for their passionate commitment to customers, operational expertise and peerless safety record. Their product lines are tailored to learners’ ages and interests – from elementary through post-graduate levels, including performance and sports travel.

In-Kind Sponsors

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Leadership + Design

Leadership + Design is a collaborative of educators, strategists, and experience designers committed to transforming the work of school leaders through intentionally designed experiences. Through our work, we seek to build capacity, create conversations that lead to action, and make connections between and among school leaders and schools.

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National Women’s History Museum

The National Women’s History Museum educates, inspires, empowers and shapes the future by integrating women’s distinctive contributions into our nation’s culture and history. The National Women’s History Museum’s vision is to build a world-class museum at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The National Women’s History Museum currently raises awareness and honors women’s diverse experiences and achievements through its dynamic online museum, educational programs, scholarship and research.

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Shared_Studios designs, builds, and deploys Portals, a set of interconnected, immersive audiovisual environments built in re-purposed shipping containers, tents, and custom structures. We create live, full body, bidirectional videoconferencing experiences – when you walk into one Portal you are met face-to-face by someone in a distant Portal and can converse as if in the same room. A brief overview video is here and a deck is here. Our website has a lot more information.

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Strategic EdTech

Strategic EdTech provides services, guidance, consultation and leadership for educational institutions to develop educational technology and innovation within best practices of teaching and learning. Our services range from creating robotics programs, developing STEAM curriculum to providing edtech professional development for faculty and staff.

We provide a three pronged approach in order to tailor our services to meet the needs and desired growth of the educational institution. We begin by asking questions and learning about the institution’s current state and desired future state of all stakeholders. Using both anecdotal and quantitative information, we produce a plan based on our services which we then work with all members of the community to implement.

With the end of the “No Child Left Behind” act and with the start of “Every Student Succeeds”, our goal is to increase student learning, continue to grow best practices in teaching by providing the most effective combinations of educational technology and strategies for innovation. We will help your institution create an environment where best practices in educational technology and innovation give life to your organization’s mission.

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zSpace delivers the ultimate learning experience to inspire curiosity and accelerate understanding. Our product, zSpace®, combines elements of VR and AR, on an all-in-one computer, to create mixed reality computing experiences that are immersive, interactive and lifelike. Among its numerous awards and accolades, zSpace was named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc., “Best in Show at ISTE” by Tech & Learning Magazine for three consecutive years and was ranked #143 on the 2016 Inc. 500 list.