Leadership Summit

The Leadership Summit is ACSA’s premier professional development event. This annual gathering of educators at all levels of administration is a celebration of the profession. For 2.5 days, this event provides opportunities for invaluable networking and offers professional development on current critical leadership and educational issues.

See below for highlights from the 2017 Summit:

Event Registration & Information

Nov. 8-10, 2018
Hilton Bayfront San Diego

2017 Keynote Speakers


Michael Bonner

Mr. Bonner is a 2nd grade teacher at South Greenville Elementary School in Greenville, NC, working hard every day to make a profound impact on his students with his vision to teach them to become productive global citizens. He has been teaching for 4 years and is currently working on his graduate degree in school administration at Liberty University. Michael was honored in early 2017 by Ellen DeGeneres in recognition of his positive and innovative approaches to education for children struggling with the challenges of poverty.

Margaret Wheatley

Margaret Wheatley is president of The Berkana Institute, and an internationally acclaimed speaker and writer. She has been an organizational consultant and researcher since 1973 and a dedicated global citizen since her youth. Her first work was as a public school teacher and urban education administrator in New York, and a Peace Corps volunteer in Korea. She also has been Associate Professor of Management at the Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University, and Cambridge College, Massachusetts.


Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and media entrepreneur whose work centers on the changing American identity. He is the founder and CEO of Define American, a non-profit media and culture organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America; and the founder of #EmergingUS, a media start-up that lives at the intersection of race, immigration, and identity in a multicultural America. #EmergingUS is the first-ever media property owned by an undocumented immigrant.

Hotel & Travel Information

Hilton Bayfront San Diego

Information available soon.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

Information Available Soon.

Future Leadership Summit Dates/Locations

2019: Sacramento Convention Center - November 7-9

2020: Hilton Bayfront San Diego - November 5-7

2021: Hilton San Francisco Union Square - November 4-6