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Postponed Spring 2024
Annual Teachers & Administrators Conference

Opening Doors To Learning


Something unforgettable is happening...


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.

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.

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.

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You can't miss out on our

Keynote Speakers

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Ted Dintersmith

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.


Greta Keltz

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

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Schedule at-a-glance

Wednesday, TBD Spring 2024 (Pre-Conference)

  • 9:00 - 16:00 Day 1 of two-day Pre-Conferences

Thursday, TBD Spring 2024 (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, TBD Spring 2024 (Main Conference)

  • 8:45 - 10:00 Keynote

  • 11:00 - 17:30 Main Sessions

  • 9:00-17:30 - Exhibits Open 

  • 17:45 Cultural Experience

Saturday, TBD Spring 2024 (Main Conference)

  • 9:00 - 10:00 Keynote

  • 10:30 - 18:00 Main Sessions

  • 9:00-18:00 - Exhibits Open 

  • 18:45 Gala Dinner 

Sunday, TBD Spring 2024 (Post-Conference)

  • 9:00 - 16:00 Post-Conference 


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All fees are per person

Full Conference Attendance



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 

  • $20 

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 grateful for the support of our

Conference Sponsors

We are committed to bringing you the best experience possible!

Conference App


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.

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