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Small Boarding School Association Conference

March 19-21, 2019

The Gow School is excited to host the 2019 Small Boarding School Association Conference. If you have any questions about the conference, flights or hotels please contact Jenn Bamann at jbamann@gow.org or 716.687.2005. Please note that this event runs from Tuesday - Thursday verses the traditional Wednesday - Friday format.

SBSA Conference Schedule *more information will become available as proposals are approved.

Tuesday, March 19th

SHUTTLES TO THE GOW SCHOOL FROM HOTEL(S)
Registrations & Tours11:00 - 2:00
Lunch12:00 - 1:30
First time attendees1:00 - 1:45
Welcome2:00 - 3:00
Affinity Groups3:30 - 4:00
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Breakout #14:15 - 5:30
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Family Style Dinner5:30 - 8:00
SHUTTLES TO/FROM DINNERincluding return to conference hotels


Wednesday, March 20th


SHUTTLES TO THE GOW SCHOOL FROM HOTEL(S)
Breakfast8:00 - 9:00
Consultant Breakfast8:00 - 9:00
Keynote9:15 - 10:30
Break10:30 - 11:00
Breakout #211:00 - 12:15
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Lunch12:15 - 1:15
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Breakout #31:30 - 2:45
Breakout #43:00 - 4:15
Chat Sessions4:40 - 5:15
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Off-site social event5:15 - 8:00
SHUTTLES TO/FROM DINNER including return to conference hotels


Thursday, March 21st


SHUTTLES TO THE GOW SCHOOL FROM HOTEL(S)
BREAKFAST8:00 - 9:00
Breakout #59:15 - 10:15
Break10:15 - 10:45
Breakout #610:45 - 11:45
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Closing & Lunch11:45 - 12:45
(Sit down meal & Small is Big video competition
SHUTTLES TO HOTELSas needed

Registration

Registration for the 2019 Small Boarding School Association Conference is still open but their are limited spots available. Click on the button below to register.

Ride Share

A ride share has been started! If you are interested in either starting or joining a ride share option please click the button below.

CKC Tours Offerings

If you are interested in visiting boarding schools in and around the Cleveland, Ohio area please contact kay@ckctours.com directly. There will be tours offered on Monday, March 18th before the conference starts and an option to tour schools on Friday, March 22nd after the conference ends.

Hotel Information

We have two options for lodging this year. The Hampton Inn in East Aurora which is 5 miles from campus and The Hampton Inn in West Seneca which is 20 minutes from campus. Shuttles to and from each hotel will be provided during the duration of the conference. Booking information is below.

Hampton Inn East Aurora - 49 Olean Street East Aurora, NY 14052 GROUP NAME: GOW SCHOOL GROUP CODE: GOW **Only a few rooms left

Hampton Inn Buffalo South/I-90 - 1750 Ridge Road West Seneca, NY 14224 GROUP NAME: GOW School GROUP CODE: GOW

Keynote Speaker- Marjorie Munroe

The Future of Marketing: Using the Inbound Approach to Deliver Personalized Experiences

Marjorie (Jorie) is an Inbound Professor on the HubSpot Academy Team dedicated to educating and inspiring people about conversion rate optimization and reporting and analytics.

In this session, we'll talk about the importance of researching your ideal buyer and how this information can help you personalize marketing efforts. Along the way, we'll talk chat about key changes in the world of SEO and messaging as well as some free and budget friendly tools that can help you get started today.

"Marjorie (Jorie) Munroe hails from the wintry north of Vermont and moved to Boston, MA to work for HubSpot in 2016. She is an Inbound Professor on the HubSpot Academy Team dedicated to educating and inspiring people about conversion rate optimization and reporting and analytics. She is a proud graduate of Mount Holyoke College, located in Holyoke, MA."

After her presentation Marjorie will be available to meet with attendees for personalized 10 minute sessions.

Getting Here

Getting to Buffalo is easier than you think. Did you know there are up to 31 direct flights in and out of Buffalo? The Buffalo Airport is a quick 30 minute drive from campus.