Past Conferences: 1973-2012
|Plan to join us for our Annual Conference -- a professional development and colleague experience planned by heads of independent elementary/middle schools for their peers. |
The program will feature keynotes by two exciting speakers, Brené Brown and Stephen Klineberg, as well as colleague presentations and substantial opportunities for head-to-head discussion -- all focused on contemporary issues relevant to leaders of independent elementary and middle schools. See the bios below and our Preliminary Program for details
Saturday, October 19 to Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Based in the Houston Museum District
Pre-conference dinner, including authentic Texas BBQ, at the Armadillo Palace
Conference sessions at the Hotel ZaZa
Dinner at the Museum of Fine Arts
2013 Conference Planners
Mark Carleton, Presbyterian School (TX)
Garhett Wagers, St. Mark's Episcopal School (TX)
Opens June 1
$715 for members and $500 for spouses/partners through July 15
$815 for members and $500 for spouses/partners after July 15
We welcome registrations from our IPSHA and IAPS colleagues.
Comparable AUD and GBP rates wil be posted.
Book directly with Hotel ZaZa at (888)880-3244 or (713)526-1991.
The rate is $209/night until September 18, as long as rooms are available.
Specify Houston location, ESHA 2013 rate.
On Twitter at #ESHAAC13
New York Times' recent ranking of Houston as a place to go in 2013
Brené Brown: "The Gifts of Imperfect Leadership"
A research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, Dr. Brené Brown has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.
Brené is a nationally renowned speaker and has won numerous teaching awards, including the College's Outstanding Faculty Award. Her groundbreaking work has been featured on PBS, NPR, and CNN, and has appeared in The Washington Post, Psychology Today, and many other national media outlets.
Stephen Klineberg: "Interesting Times"
A graduate of Haverford College, with an M.A. from the University of Paris and a Ph.D. from Harvard, Stephen Klineberg joined Rice University's Sociology Department in 1972, after teaching at Princeton. In 1982, he and his students initiated the annual "Houston Area Survey
," now in its 29th year of tracking the remarkable changes in the demographic patterns, experiences, attitudes, and beliefs of Harris County residents.
The recipient of ten major teaching awards at Rice, including the Lifetime Award for Excellence in Teaching, Klineberg is Co-Director of Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research
. The mission of the Institute is to provide a permanent home for the annual surveys, to stimulate other metropolitan research, to sponsor educational programs, and to engage in public outreach that advances understanding of pressing urban issues and fosters the development of more humane and sustainable cities.
The trailer for the Kinder Institute's new film, "Interesting Times
," offers a snapshot of Klineberg's work and its meaning.
About our annual conferences
ESHA holds a conference each fall, planned by and for heads of independent elementary and middle schools. Speakers on topics of professional interest, opportunities for discussion and socializing with colleagues, and relaxation are all part of the program.
Typically, the conference takes place in mid-October, on a Sunday through Tuesday with pre-conference activities on Saturday.
The conference experience is the one ESHA activity limited to members and their spouses/partners, thereby offering time focused entirely on those roles in school leadership.
ESHA is grateful for sponsor support for its conferences and is happy to highlight these partner organizations. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.