November 12-14, 2023  |  Austin, TX











10am-5:30 pm

Registration & Orientation

12:30-5 pm

BBQ Pitmasters

Showcase your cooking skills and collaborate with other peers, all while learning how to prepare delicious BBQ dishes. This unique experience is the perfect way to bond with colleagues over shared interests and enjoy some friendly competition.

12:30-5:30 pm

Golf Outing

Enjoy a challenging 7,200-yard, par 72 course designed by Arthur Hills, offering scenic views of the Lower Colorado River and beautiful wooded landscape. Network, play, and connect in this exciting and picturesque setting.

6:15-7 pm

Welcome Reception

7-9:30 pm

Dinner Program with Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday

Modern Stoic & NYT Best-Selling Author




6-6:30 am

Group Fitness

7-7:50 am


8-9 am

Exploring New Strategies and Top Considerations in School Safety & Security

John McDonald (moderator)

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer – The Council for School Safety Leadership

Mike Eaton

Chief Operations & Building Security Officer – San Antonio ISD

Leroy San Miguel

Assistant Superintendent, Facilities & Operations – Northside ISD

Rachad Wilson

COO – Brevard Public Schools

9:10-10:30 am

Sourcing Meetings

10:40-11:30 am

Innovation Talks

The Oldest Schools; the Newest Thinking: Boston Public Schools Indoor Air Quality and Sustainability Initiatives

Teresa Neff-Webster

Deputy Chief of Operations – Boston Public Schools

Katherine Walsh

Program Director, Sustainability, Energy & Environment  – Boston Public Schools

Innovation Talk TBD


11:40 am – 12:40 pm

Sourcing Meetings

12:40-1:40 pm

Networking Lunch

1:45-2:15 pm

How the School Environment Can Support Students Experiencing Trauma

Linda Gail Walker

Executive Director of Innovation and Impact – MeTEOR Education


2:25-3:25 pm

Sourcing Meetings

3:35-4:15 pm

Innovation Talks

How to Get a $2B Bond Passed

Tim McClure

Assistant Superintendent, Facilities – Northwest ISD

Saving Green by Going Green: The Eco/Budget-Friendly School Building Solution

Chris McIntyre

CFO/Treasurer/Construction Supervisor – Warren County Public Schools 


4:15-4:30 pm

happy hour

4:30-5:30 pm

Mastermind Roundtables

(District Administrators Only)


5:30-7 pm

Free Time

7-10 pm

Dinner Party

More info coming soon!




7:45-8:30 am


8:30-9:15 am

Federal Funding Opportunities for School Facilities

Andrea Suarez Falken (moderator)

Special Advisor for Infrastructure & Sustainability  – U.S. Department of Education

Becky Cook-Shyovitz

Environmental Protection Specialist – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Andrea Swiatocha

Schools Program Manager, State & Community Energy Program – U.S. Department of Energy


9:20-10 am

Sourcing Meetings

10-10:50 am

Innovation Talks

From Reactive to Proactive Response: Blending Leadership Models to Create a Better Learning Environment

Chris Bayer

Executive Director, Maintenance & Facility Services – Dallas ISD

Miriam Gaytan

Director of Operations, Maintenance & Facility Services – Dallas ISD

Navigating Construction Challenges with an $11M Monthly Spend

Alex Belanger

Chief Executive, Operations – Fresno USD

Paul Idsvoog

COO – Fresno USD

10:50-11 am

Bloody Marys + Mimosa Break

11 am-12 pm

Mastermind Roundtables

(District Administrators Only)


12-1 pm

Bon Voyage Brunch

Wanna join us?



Qualified execs attend at no cost. The invitation includes accommodations for two nights, full meals and access to all networking excursions.



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