Women in School Leadership Forum

Event Information

Women are underrepresented in all areas of school leadership. Let's work together to level the playing field.

The Women in School Leadership Forum is the premier networking and educational experience designed to engage, enlighten, empower and connect women education leaders from across the country.

This joint collaborative event hosted by ACSA, NASS and AASA is sure to be a powerful experience for all participants.

Sept. 26-28, 2018
Island Hotel, Newport Beach, CA

Exemplary Woman in Education Award

Registration Fees:

AASA Member: $459
ACSA Member: $459
NASS Member: $459
Non-Members: $599

Registration fees include:

  • Attendance to all educational activities, Wednesday through Friday
  • Breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday
  • Wednesday & Thursday evening reception

Hotel & Travel Information

Sept. 26-28 | Register for the Forum

Newport Beach, CA

Island Hotel, Newport Beach

690 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Island Hotel is located in Newport Beach, midway between Los Angeles and San Diego in Orange County. Just steps away from Fashion Island, one of Orange County’s premier outdoor coastal shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, Island Hotel is at the social hub of Newport Center. Adjacent to the hotel are coastal beach activities, outdoor recreation such as hiking and biking, along with a variety of world-class dining and alfresco restaurants.

Island Hotel’s guest rooms offer comfort in true coastal California luxury style. With a step-out balcony or furnished patio in every room, business and leisure guests can enjoy breathtaking views of Newport Harbor, Newport Back Bay or the Pacific Ocean. All 292 luxurious guest rooms and suites have recently been reinvigorated and refurbished to reflect Newport Beach’s chic coastal lifestyle and natural vibrancy. Accommodations now pop with gentle seaside colors and sport new handsome upholstered headboards, custom-designed bedding, California-inspired artwork, comfortable seating and other plush room décor accents. Each guest room has a convenient work space with table and chairs.

Reserve your room at the special forum rate of $233 per night.

Keynote Speakers

Sept. 26-28 | Register for the Forum

Keynote Speakers

Thursday, September 27th | 8:45 - 10:15am


Trish Rubin
Trish’s passion lies in cultivating success in others and empowering individuals and organizations to build strong professional relationships. She has advanced this passion using her own exceptional communications skills and an international network of clients and contacts.

Trish’s understanding of the power of communication began, first, as a classroom teacher and later as a thought leader in American education. Her ability to create nationally recognized training programs led to careers with the U.S. Department of Education as a staff/program developer and USA TodayED as National Writing Consultant.

In 2003, she launched her own training company, The EdVentures Group, which specialized in teaching business professionals and education leaders. She traveled across America, and to Europe and Asia, giving seminars and presentations at universities, businesses and organizations, including the United Nations.

2017 Women in School Leadership Forum
Speaker Series: Kristen Hadeed

Event Schedule

Sept. 26-28 | Register for the Forum



1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Registration
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Sponsored Reception


8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. General Session
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
1:30 p.m – 2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Sponsored Reception


8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. General Session
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Keynote
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon

Previous (2017) Detailed Schedule

Sponsors & Exhibitors

The Women in School Leadership Forum is the place to connect with over 300 women in school leadership from all across the U.S. It is the premier networking and educational experience designed to engage, enlighten and empower women education leaders from across the country.

Join us to showcase how your company can partner and build the leadership skills of these incredible female leaders.

Download the sponsor/exhibitor application, and view detailed sponsorship information.

2019 Diamond Sponsors: (2 sponsorships remaining)

2019 Gold Sponsors: (5 sponsorships remaining)

2019 Table Sponsors: (3 sponsorships remaining)