You’ve been through an extraordinary year. Welcome to an extraordinary conference experience.

In a year marked with creative solutions and groundbreaking advancements in independent school technology, the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools is prepared to deliver an immersive recalibration experience in the form of an annual conference. This is unlike any conference you’ve ever attended. 

Welcome to ATLIS 2021: Undaunted. 

In our truly unique approach, “ATLIS 2021: Undaunted” will be a blended conference, offering two options for registration:

  1. Virtual Annual Conference -- Scheduled for April 12-13, this virtual experience will deliver the core content and keynote speakers, complete with virtual networking and a vendor demo day. The goal of the virtual conference is to make attendees feel in control and undaunted. For your investment in a single registration pass, your entire school leadership team can attend. That’s right--as many people from your school as you’d like with a whole-school registration. 

  2. Optional add-on in-person retreat -- For those who can join us in person in Seattle on April 26-27, we will host a workshopping retreat to build on the content delivered during the virtual Annual Conference. This networking event will employ significant measures to ensure the safety of attendees while providing an in-person retreat experience designed to explore the future of independent school technology leadership.

The Options

This year’s registration fee will allow you to include as many attendees as you’d like from your school to attend the virtual component of the conference. Content will be honed to address various leadership perspectives, so make sure your entire leadership team has marked the dates on their calendars. 

The in-person retreat in Seattle is available at a nominal add-on price to individuals at schools/organizations that have already registered for the virtual Annual Conference. After you register your school for the virtual Annual Conference, you’ll have the opportunity to add on the in-person retreat. Pricing for the in-person retreat is per person and includes the two-day workshop, breakfast/lunch/dinner on Monday, and breakfast/lunch on Tuesday. Attendees are responsible for travel and lodging and must stay at the conference hotel to participate in the workshop. This is for the health/safety of the staff and other attendees and helps ATLIS meet its contractual obligations. 

ATLIS 2021: Undaunted.




Virtual Annual Conference (whole school registration)

APRIL 12-13



In-person Add-on Retreat in Seattle (per person)
The link for this offer will be sent in a follow-up email to your whole-school registration -- there will be no need to enter special discount codes.

APRIL 26-27      



Note: If you a paid registerant for last year’s conference originally planned for Chicago, you ARE entitled to use your half-price registration for the virtual Annual Conference. The half-price credit does not apply to the in-person retreat. You should have received an email with registration instructions. If not, or if you have questions, please email [email protected] for more information.

The Content

The core virtual Annual Conference content is being designed to give you back a feeling of control. Leveraging thought leaders throughout the independent school and technology communities, we’ll guide you down the path of what questions you should be asking, how you can best serve your school at this phase of the recovery, and which long-term building blocks you need to put in place for the future. We’ll explore, in part, topics such as: 

  • Leadership and productivity
  • Sustaining innovations from pandemic transformations
  • New developments in cybersecurity and data privacy
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through the lens of technology
  • Health and wellness for our communities


The In-Person Retreat in Seattle

We understand that not everyone is comfortable with travel, and some schools may have restrictions on travel for the remainder of the school year. But for those who are able and willing to gather in person, ATLIS is deploying extreme precautions to keep you safe in Seattle. 

While the parameters for the in-person retreat may evolve as we get closer to the event, there are a few things to keep in mind if you’re planning to attend:

  • Registration for the retreat is only eligible for those who register for and attend the virtual Annual Conference. The idea is that the in-person workshop will build upon the content presented at the virtual Annual Conference. The add-on retreat is not available for those who do not register for the virtual Annual Conference.
  • Masks will be mandated at all times in public areas of the hotel. Hand sanitizing stations will be ample. 
  • Attendees will be required to undergo health screenings and temperature checks before entering the conference area.
  • Retreat attendees are required to stay in the retreat hotel to limit exposure.
  • Each attendee will be provided an assigned table in the session room as his/her/their own and this table will not change throughout the workshop.
  • All meals will be plated and served at each individual’s table. The retreat includes two breakfasts, two lunches, one dinner, and all-day beverage service both days. 
  • Any attendee who does not comply with the health and safety measures will be asked to leave the retreat. 
  • ATLIS will arrange for on-site medical professionals in the event that someone is ill. 

The Guarantee

You can register with confidence, knowing that the virtual Annual Conference will take place as planned and the in-person retreat is 100% refundable if we are unable to gather in person. The hotel will allow you to cancel your room without penalty up to 48 hours before your reservation (if canceled within 48 hours, the fee will be equal to one night’s stay), and many airlines continue to offer flexible booking options. 

Book your hotel room with the convenient booking portal provided by the Hyatt Regency Seattle. 

ATLIS 2021 Undaunted. Annual Conference Refund Policy

Because the ATLIS conference is being conducted virtually, we are unable to offer refunds for the 2021 event. This is in keeping with our posted refund policy that all attendees are asked to acknowledge when registering. This year’s all-school registration provides access to multiple attendees from the same school, and recordings will be available after the live event, enabling all participants to obtain full value from their registration investment. 

Retreat participants can register with confidence, knowing that they will receive a 100% refund if we are unable to gather in person in Seattle. 

ATLIS appreciates your patience and understanding. Contact [email protected] with questions or requests.  

The Big Picture

Thank you for your interest in this unique recalibration experience. As the only organization supporting technology leadership in independent schools, ATLIS invests the proceeds from the Annual Conference back into the community with new resources and programming to meet emerging needs with just-in-time solutions. The Association has some game-changing resources on the near horizon. Your support of the ATLIS 2021: Undaunted event not only serves you and your school immediately with premier professional development but enables ATLIS to invest in the advancement of the field overall. Together, we are empowering schools to thrive through technology leadership. 


Speaking Opportunities

We are looking for solutions-oriented speakers to share their experiences and expertise with the calm confidence of undaunted leadership from the past year and their vision for looking to the future of educating learners in a post-pandemic world.  We offer a number of ways for you to share your story.

Soapbox Solutions: Submit your 5-minute video) by February 28 to [email protected]
Master Classes: Offer your expert lesson in a 20-minute video to be shared live and followed by a deeper dive conversation or activity. Proposals are being accepted.
Application Conversations: Dig into the issues that matter for your school in a breakout panel or presentation. All conversations should wrestle with topics crowdsourced from our community: Cybersecurity & Data Safety, DEI and Tech, IT Systems & Support, Leadership & Productivity, Teaching & Learning. Proposals are being accepted.
Context Presentations: These featured presentations will provide a sense of context or foundational knowledge for making sense of the larger topics guiding our learning each day: Active Recovery (Day 1) and Sustaining Innovation (Day 2). Proposals are being accepted.

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