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International
3:00 am
4:00 am
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International Schools Outlook: Looking Ahead to 2021-22
8 am London, 2 pm Hanoi, 3 pm Beijing

Join us for this roundtable discussion for international school leaders to discuss the implications of the COVID-19 crisis on international education in the longer term. How will the financial picture affect ex-pats? Will companies continue to pay for independent school education? How can schools position themselves now for what may be a more difficult 2021? Thank you to OpenApply for sponsoring this session.

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Opening Keynotes
12:00 pm
12:15 pm
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Day Three Welcome & Announcements
Peter Baron, EMA

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Opening Keynotes
12:15 pm
1:00 pm
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Climbing Inner & Outer Mountains
Wasfia Nazreen

Hear from inspirational speaker, athlete, and activist Wasfia Nazreen as she describes her personal journey and her commitment to empowering women through the field of adventure.

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Opening Keynotes
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
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Q&A With Wasfia Nazreen

Hear from inspirational mountaineer and activist Wasfia Nazreen as she shares lessons from her extraordinary life and work.

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1:30 pm
1:45 pm
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Break Sponsored by Blackbaud

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Expert Marketplace
1:45 pm
2:30 pm
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Expert Marketplace: Get Connected

Similar to the vendor hall at an in-person conference, the Expert Marketplace is your opportunity to interact with our sponsors. The theme for day one is 'Get Connected.' How are other schools solving their most difficult challenges? Head to the Expert Marketplace and find a sponsor who has expertise in marketing, enrollment software, websites or another topic of interest to you. Connect with other attendees who are working on the same topics and while you're at it enter to win the $250 Amazon gift card!

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Live Sessions Round 1
2:30 pm
3:15 pm
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EMA’s Strategic Plan Update: Provide input on our key initiatives
EnRusk

Over the last 12 months EMA has been working with EnRusk to chart our direction forward. A committee of school leaders has conducted extensive research and provided their input and insights. In fact we asked you for your input last year at the annual conference! Since then we’ve been working hard to prototype solutions to the biggest issues facing the enrollment industry today. As we get near to the end of the process we are excited to again invite you to join us and provide your feedback and your own unique perspective. Join this interactive session to not only provide input on the strategic direction of EMA but also to learn design thinking principles you can apply at your school. This is your opportunity to be involved in the future direction of the organization!

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Live Sessions Round 1
2:30 pm
3:15 pm
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On the Front Lines: Diversifying Our Schools as Admissions Directors of Color
Barbara Eghan, Director of Enrollment Management & Financial Aid, Georgetown Day School (DC) Xiomara Hall, Director of Enrollment Management, The Chapin School (NY) Aaron Mieszczanski, Director of Admission, Harvard-Westlake School (CA) Marie Myers, Director of Enrollment Management, Concord Academy (MA) Donnie Smith, Director of Admissions, Redwood Day School (CA) Wellesley L. Wilson, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Lakeside School (WA)

Those of us in the admissions and enrollment industry have unique insight into the ever more racially diverse demographics of the country, a fact that has major implications for the future of independent schools. We are also uniquely positioned to help our schools navigate the challenges and opportunities related to stewarding a greater number of underrepresented families into our schools. But for admissions professionals of color, the stakes are double-edged: even as we support the establishment of practices in our schools that can meet the demands of a diverse marketplace, we must simultaneously navigate our roles as underrepresented individuals within schools that remain, for the time being, predominantly white spaces. Thriving amidst these dual challenges requires knowledge of self, effective systems of personal and professional support, and pathways to advancement and success that are sustainable for the individual and the institution. Join six directors who, as people of color, are navigating this space and will share insights ranging from sustaining oneself in the role to identifying specific ways to pursue professional growth. This session is intended for current and aspiring admissions directors of color, as well as those working to support the growth and development of these talented and vital professionals.

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Live Sessions Round 1
2:30 pm
3:15 pm
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ALC Roundtable: Financial Aid and the New Normal
Led by Admission Leadership Council members Christian Donovan, Polly Fredlund & Ben Douglass

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic challenges have pushed our schools to reconsider the traditional ways we have used financial aid. Join us for a robust discussion with colleagues where we can share best practices, new ideas and provide support for each other as we navigate these unusual times.

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Live Sessions Round 2
3:15 pm
4:00 pm
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In Their Words - Student and Family Experiences With COVID
Will Patch

Niche surveyed students and parents about how COVID was effecting their college search and academic progress in the spring, then later asked students what they would like to see for the fall. We'll share insights for how independent and boarding school students and families were affected and what it means for you. We'll also share student voices from our 2020 Niche College Applicant Survey of Student Confidence and Concerns to provide insights of where your students are thriving and where they say they could use more support.

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Live Sessions Round 2
3:15 pm
4:00 pm
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ALC Roundtable: Admission as a whole school activity in a time with COVID-19
Led by Admission Leadership Council members Maile Uohara and Heather Eckert

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Live Sessions Round 2
3:15 pm
4:00 pm
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ALC Roundtable: Equity in the All Virtual Admission Process
Led by the Admission Leadership Council members Frankie Brown and Eric Barber

With many schools' entire admission program being online this year (including interviewing and evaluating applicants), how is the playing field for applicants becoming more equitable or perhaps more unfair? Please come to this roundtable to share ideas of how your school is making a virtual experience equitable for applicants from a myriad of backgrounds, schooling platforms, and family resources.

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Live Sessions Round 2
3:15 pm
4:00 pm
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Building a Virtual Parent Ambassador Program
Brennan Stark, PeerPal CEO

You probably have a parent ambassador program, but what about a virtual parent ambassador program? In this session, we'll discuss tips for leveraging your parent ambassadors.

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Featured Session
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
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Growing Enrollment in a Changing World
Kate Auger-Campbell, SchoolAdmin, former director of Admission & Financial Aid andJames Collins, SchoolAdmin

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Affinity Meetups
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
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Women's Affinity Space

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Affinity Meetups
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
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Central/MountainTime Meetup

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Affinity Meetups
5:00 pm
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Financial Aid Pre-Con Course Meetup

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Affinity Meetups
5:00 pm
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Marketing / Communications Meetup

Are you a marketing and communications professional at your school? Do you work in a different office but assist with social media or the website? This meetup is for you!

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Affinity Meetups
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
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USC Reunion Meet Up

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Affinity Meetups
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
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ALC Faculty Meetup

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Affinity Meetups
5:00 pm
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New Members Meet Up

Join Director of Membership and Business Development, Christina Dotchin, as we welcome you to EMA! If you a new member, or interested in learning more about our membership, or our products or services, this Meet Up is for you!

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International
5:00 am
6:00 am
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International Schools Meetup
10 am London, 4 pm Hanoi, 5 pm Beijing

Brought to you by OpenApply

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Opening Keynotes
12:00 pm
12:15 pm
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12:15 pm
1:00 pm
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EMA Awards

Join us to celebrate the remarkable achievements.

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Idea Factory Build
1:00 pm
1:45 pm
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Idea Factory Build
Hans Mundahl, EMA

Using our proven virtual unconference method participants will work together to create an afternoon of learning together. Have a question, idea, or need? Get what you need at the Idea Factory!

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Idea Factory Round 1
1:45 pm
2:15 pm
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1:45 pm
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1:45 pm
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Idea Factory Round 2
2:15 pm
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Idea Factory Round 2
2:15 pm
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Idea Factory Round 2
2:15 pm
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Idea Factory Round 2
2:15 pm
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Idea Factory Round 2
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Idea Factory Round 2
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Idea Factory Round 2
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Idea Factory Round 2
2:15 pm
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Idea Factory Round 2
2:15 pm
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Idea Factory Round 2
2:15 pm
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Featured Session
2:45 pm
3:00 pm
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Recap & Close Conference
Hans Mundahl & Peter Baron, EMA

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