ATLIS was founded in 2014 by three visionaries who realized that the time had come for a professional association that could support the work of independent school technology leaders. The three joined together to provide a structure that would further strengthen the already supportive community that had developed in some regions among those in the field. They began by inviting those interested in the conversation to a conference in April of 2015. Over 300 professionals gathered to share experiences, knowledge, and insights for this first conference. From there, ATLIS has become a national professional association, offering targeted professional development, an already-celebrated mentorship program, resources and networking for members and the extended community. As of July 1, 2016, ATLIS included over 60 member schools seeking to share knowledge and resources with colleagues throughout the US.
Technology leaders make the best decisions when they are reflective, informed, and connected. ATLIS empowers its members to develop strategies, build relationships, and share best practices in technology and innovation for independent schools.