Something unforgettable is happening in Tunis...
On behalf of MAIS and our conference host school, The American Cooperative School of Tunis (ACST), we warmly welcome you to the MAIS Annual Teachers and Administrators Conference, Nov. 15-19, 2023, in the beautiful city of Tunis.
The conference theme, Opening Doors to Learning, has been chosen to resonate ACST’s mission, Opening Doors, Hearts, and Minds. MAIS members make tremendous contributions in teaching and practice; effective educators are the decisive element that positively impacts student learning, well-being, motivation and resilience. It is critical that we recognize and support the outstanding work our school communities accomplish and continue building positive school cultures.
We have an exciting program with Interactive sessions that explore critical, timely topics, deep-dive breakouts, and ready-to-apply strategies; to allow participants to jointly experience and reflect upon current and future teaching and learning practices. The program will include keynote and concurrent sessions by expert speakers, and experiences to connect and collaborate.
Some of the key themes are:
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA)
EAL, Learners with Exceptionalities, and Learning Support
Effective School Leadership
Global Citizenship & Service Learning
Positive Discipline for Educators
Professional Growth Plans That Maximize Teacher Growth for Student Growth
At this conference let us open our hearts and our minds to learning; connect to share our thoughts and exchange ideas on how to design even more efficient and effective learning experiences for our students; and celebrate what we, as educators, can achieve.
You can't miss out on our
Founder What School Could Be, Author, Education Change Agent
Opening Doors To What School Could Be
I have an unusual vantage point on the future of our children and our nation. I spent my career in the world of innovation, and my track record there suggests I might know a bit about it. And over the past decade, I’ve immersed myself in the world of education. I don’t claim to have the expertise our classroom teachers have, and I respect their insights — celebrate them, actually. But I have insights into the world our children will live in as adults, and the ways this future ought to affect the way we educate children. I fight every day to do what I can to help give children a creative, uplifting education that prepares them to lead lives of purpose. Make no mistake, the challenges are serious. But so are the opportunities.
Deputy School Head of Branksome Hall Asia
Creating a Culture of Safety and Belonging
As international educators and leaders, we are uniquely positioned to create more inclusive school communities where every individual can thrive. Fostering a culture of psychological safety and belonging is critical for creating opportunities for all members of a school community to listen and learn with each other to create a more diverse and equitable environment. From the classroom to the boardroom, all of us can contribute meaningfully to this work, while supporting our students in becoming globally conscious, life-long learners.
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Speakers & sessions
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 (Pre-Conference)
9:00 - 16:00 Day 1 of two-day Pre-Conferences
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023 (Pre-Conference)
9:00 - 16:00 Single-day Pre-Conferences
9:00 - 16:00 Day 2 of two-day Pre-Conferences
Beginning at 11:00 - Exhibitor table set-up
19:00 Welcome Reception in the Exhibitor area
Friday, Nov. 17, 2023 (Main Conference)
8:45 - 10:00 Keynote
11:00 - 17:30 Main Sessions
9:00-17:30 - Exhibits Open
17:45 Cultural Experience
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023 (Main Conference)
9:00 - 10:00 Keynote
10:30 - 18:00 Main Sessions
9:00-18:00 - Exhibits Open
18:45 Gala Dinner
Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023 (Post-Conference)
9:00 - 16:00 Post-Conference
When in Tunis...
The Residence Tunis *****
Book by October 15, 2023
Group Code: mais23
Single room: $149/night
Double room: $177/night
To book the hotel in Tunis, please use this link, select your dates,
in the Special Codes or Rates, enter the code mais23 and click apply.
Rates include breakfast and access to facilities.
This 5-star hotel in Gammarth overlooks the Gulf of Tunis. In addition, it has 2 swimming pools and a golf course. The hotel hosts a total of 6 restaurants, which are available depending on the season, including 1 on the hotel's private beach.
The spacious rooms at the Résidence Tunis include a seating area with an LCD TV, a DVD player, air conditioning and a private bathroom with a bathtub. The individual balconies offer views of the sea or a lush garden.
This hotel is 15 km from Tunis-Carthage International Airport and 5 km from Carthage and Sidi Bou Said.
All fees are per person
Full Conference Attendance
MAIS Member School Participant: $325
Groups of 5+ MAIS Member Schools: $300 p.p.
A/OS Member School Participant: $225
Non-Member Participant: $495
Exhibitors and Sponsors
MAIS Member Exhibitor $325
Non-Member Exhibitor $495
Table Fee for Exhibitors/Sponsors: $275/table
Additional Conference Attendance
Pre-Conference Only Attendance | Nov. 15/16
MAIS Member School Participant: $100
A/OS Member School Participant: $70
Non-Members: $150 *includes coffee break & lunch (does not include the welcome reception)
One-Day Main Conference Attendance | Nov. 17/18
$175 *includes coffee break & lunch (does not include excursion or gala dinner)
Tech Meetings (MAIS Members Only)
IT Directors Meeting - $0
Robotics Coaches Meeting - $0
Welcome Reception & Gala Dinner: $130
Gala Dinner Only: $110
Cultural Excursion/Guided Tour
Full Conference Registration includes:
Pre/Post Conferences, coffee breaks, two lunches, welcome reception, and gala dinner
Graduate Credit (1 or 2 credits) will be available.
Certificate of participation with PD hours for the conference
Access to the Whova conference app community to network with other participants for 6 months.
We are committed to bringing you the best experience possible!
Our conference app, Whova, will enable you to connect via computer or mobile phone with fellow participants, speakers, and exhibitors. You will also be able to plan your session schedule and build connections that last beyond the event itself.