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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. Set on 100 acres of woodlands The Gow School has led the way in educating students with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities since 1926.

Please note that this event runs from Tuesday - Thursday verses the traditional Wednesday - Friday format.

Hotel Information

We have three options for lodging this year. The Hampton Inn in East Aurora which is 5 miles from campus, The Hampton Inn in West Seneca which is 20 minutes from campus and a boutique style option at the Roycrofft Inn. The Roycrofft has suite style rooms available, with many of them accommodating more than one person. 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

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

The Roycrofft Inn- 40 South Grove Street East Aurora, NY 14052 716.652.5552 You will need to call the Roycrofft to book your room.

CKC Tours

We are working with CKC Tours again to schedule local boarding school visits and possible college visits. Check back soon for an update.

Keynote Speaker- Marjorie Munroe

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

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."


Registration for the 2019 Small Boarding School Association Conference is now open. Click on the button below to register.

After October 1, 2018

$300 First Attendee

$250 Second Attendee

Small is Big Video Competition

All schools that are registered to attend the 2019 SBSA Conference are elibible to submit a 1-2 minute video that illustrates how "Small is Big"

Present at SBSA

Share your experience and knowledge with your colleagues! Proposals are due by December 15th

Conference Schedule

The schedule for the 2019 Small Boarding School Association Conference Schedule subject to change.

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? Here are just a few:

AlbanyLa Guardia
AtlantaLos Angeles

Washington D.C

The Buffalo Airport is a quick 30 minute drive from campus.