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NWAIS Conferences, Workshops and Events

Business Officers Conference

Date: Monday - April 25, 2022
Time: All Day
Location: Alderbrook Resort
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NWAIS Business Officers Conference

April 25, 26 & 27 2021

Alderbrook Resort and Spa (Union, WA)




Conference Overview

Each year NWAIS hosts a dynamic conference which is an opportunity to gather with colleagues and engage with content around school finance and operations. We are thrilled to be planning our first in-person Business Officers conference since 2019. Participants will engage in sessions around the economic and legal landscape and the changing role of leadership in the covid-era, as well as have an opportunity to connect with colleagues from across the region.


Who Should Attend?

Independent School Business Managers and Their Colleagues.


Interested in Leading a Session?

This year we would like to maximize the opportunity to learn from you, our NWAIS colleagues. If you have a project, a relationship with a vendor who has become a trusted thought leaders, or an area where you have been working with your board to move your school forward, we would love to hear from you. Please consider submitting a proposal for short session (15 minutes), or a breakout session. You are welcome to present on your own or co-present with colleague from your school or another school.

To submit a proposal, please email Emily McGrath at emcgrath@nwais.org with:

  • A title and session description
  • A list of who would be presenting

  • If you would like to present a 15 minute session or a 60 minute session.

It is ok if your idea is still evolving. The planning committee would love to hear from you!

Tentative Agenda

Monday, April 25, 2022 (reception and dinner are included)

1:00–2:00pm       Registration

2:00–5:00pm       Programming

5:00–6:00pm       Reception

6:00–7:00pm       Dinner

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 (breakfast, lunch, reception and dinner are included)

7:30-8:30am        Breakfast

8:30-4:30pm       Programming

4:30-5:00pm       Brief Introductions from Exhibitors

5:00-6:00pm       Exhibitor Reception

6:00-7:00pm       Dinner

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 (Breakfast is included)

7:30-8:30am        Breakfast

8:30-12:00pm      Program

12:00pm              Conference Conclusion

Additional Information Will Be Posted as it Becomes Available

Pricing and Registration

Registration is not yet open for this event


Full Conference

Monday Only

Sunday or Tuesday Only

Early Bird

By March 3, 2022





March 3, 2022-

March 31, 2022





After March 31, 2022




























TO RECEIVE THE REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: Your registration must be complete by the appropriate deadline.

Online registrations paid by credit card must be completed by 11:59pm on the deadline date.


Cancellation Policy

Substitutions may be made any time prior to the conference. Written cancellations received by April 19, 2022 are eligible for a refund after a $75 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after April 19, 2022 are ineligible for any refund.

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