Schedule-at-a-Glance   


Location

THE WESTIN DALLAS PARK CENTRAL
12720 Merit Drive
Dallas, TX 75251-1206
T +1 972.385.3000  D +1 972.851.2095 F +1 972.851.2033

Make your hotel reservation here.


Annual Conference Timeline

Registration/Membership Desk Hours
  • Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Early Registration)
  • Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am 12:00 pm

Sunday, April 14

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration open
  • 8:00 am - 3:30 pm NEW! Makey Makey "Train the Trainer" FULL -DAY Workshop (Separate registration required)
  • 9:00 am - 3:30 pm ECATD 2018-19 and ECATD 2019-20, includes lunch (pre-registration and payment required)
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Student Gallery set-up
  • 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm Student Gallery open
  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Student Gallery take down
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sponsor Exhibit set-up
  • 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm Sponsor Exhibits open
  • 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm Bootcamps, Deep Dives, and Regular Sessions
  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Opening Keynote & Conversation: Dr. Ayanna Howard
  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Welcome Reception and Exhibit Opening
  • 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Dine-Arounds with Table Topics (pre-registration required) - or dinner on your own

Monday, April 15

NEW! Head of School Day -- Registered attendees can invite their Heads of School to attend the conference for no charge. Contact Susan Davis, [email protected], for a special registration code.

  • 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration/Membership Desk open
  • 7:00 am - 9:00 am Member Breakfast and ATLIS Report to the Membership
  • 7:30 am - 6:00 pm Exhibits open; (includes Sponsor Reception beginning at 4:30 pm)
  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am Attendee Breakfast Buffet
  • 8:30 am - 9:30 am Regular Sessions
  • 9:45 am - 12:00 pm Featured Keynote & Conversation with Dr. George Siemens
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Regular Sessions
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Buffet
  • 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm Deep Dive Sessions
  • 3:30  pm - 4:30 pm Regular Sessions
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Sponsor Reception 
  • Dinner on your own

Tuesday, April 16

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am Attendee Breakfast Buffet
  • 8:00 am - 3:30 pm Exhibits open 
  • 9:15 am - 10:15 am Regular sessions
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Deep Dive sessions
  • 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm Awards Luncheon
  • 2:oo pm - 3:00 pm Regular sessions
  • 3:15-pm - 4:15 pm Regular sessions
  • 4:30-pm - 5:30 pm Networking Happy Hour 
  • 8:00 pm Networking Events
  • Dinner on your own

Wednesday, April 17

  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm approx. School Tours (transportation fee; pre-registration required on Annual Conference registration form)
    Note: Board buses by 8:30 am for a prompt departure.


    School Tour 1: Parish Episcopal School, Greenhill School
    8:30 Leave hotel
    8:45-9:00 Arrive at Parish Episcopal School
    9:00-10:30 Tour Parish Episcopal School
    10:45 Board bus
    11:00 arrive at Greenhill School
    11:15-12:15 Lunch provided by Greenhill School
    12:15-1:45 Tour Greenhill School
    2:00 Board bus and return to hotel

    School Tour 2: Lamplighter School, Good Shepherd Episcopal School, The Hockaday School
    8:30 Leave hotel
    8:45 Arrive at Good Shepherd Episcopal School
    9:00-10:00 Tour Good Shepherd Episcopal School
    10:15 Board bus 
    10:30-11:30 Tour Lamplighter School
    11:45 Board bus
    12:00-1:00 Lunch provided by The Hockaday School
    1:00-2:30 Tour Hockaday’s STEM building
    2:45 Board bus and return to hotel

  • 10:00 am-1:00 pm Dallas Arboretum Site Visit (transportation fee, separate pre-registration required)
    Visitors will explore the Dallas Arboretum’s 8-acre science lab, the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, which features all of the technology and hands-on learning of a science museum in a lush, outdoor garden setting. You’ll never look at science learning in the same way again! Opportunities to purchase lunch are available on site.
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Informal networking opportunities