Join Hawai’i Preparatory Academy’s Aaron Schorn to learn how he's built a sustainable video marketing strategy using an asset every school has: students.
The Top Conference for School Professionals
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel | June 20 - 22, 2017
What to Expect from FinalsiteU 2017
A FOCUS ON FINDING YOUR BALANCE
This year’s conference is about Finding Your Balance — a balance between work and play, workflow automation and personal connection, and of course, pizza and salad. With speakers and sessions for all school roles and hands-on experience with Finalsite products, you’ll gain practical skills to simplify your life and workflows that will mean success in the next school year.
NEW, INSPIRING SESSIONS
FinalsiteU 2017 features more than ten educational tracks and 24 sessions covering trending topics in school strategy, such as SEO, social media, content and inbound marketing, data integration, and more.
FOOD, FRIENDS, FUNFinalsiteU's first UK location in Hampton, South West London, makes it easier for school professionals from around the world to make the trip. The harborside location means new, fun activities — including morning waterfront runs and baseball games!
From code tips and marketing tricks to inbound strategy and new best practices, we're thrilled to welcome these superstars to FinalsiteU 2017.
Geoff Woods: KEYNOTE
Geoff Woods is the Vice President of The ONE Thing. In 10 months Geoff went from employee to entrepreneur, launching a company with the co-authors of the bestselling book The ONE Thing. Geoff has been featured in Entrepreneur.com and is on a mission to teaching people how to live a life of focus so they can have more by doing less.
Do you work for a public school or district?
Join us for our First Annual Public School User Conference June 27-28.
Don't miss these stand-out sessions from industry leaders and Finalsite pros. Explore our full agenda to see what else is in store!
Social ads are quickly turning into a huge traffic-driver for schools, and you need to be on board. In this session, Red Abbott, Manager of Consulting Services, shares some social ad 101 strategies.
Looking for new ways to make the most of today’s online tools to increase donations and alumni engagement? Join Senior Client Success Manager Kate Persons to learn how to tell a meaningful story that encourages visitors to come back to your website. You’ll leave with new tips for improving content, page structure, form length, and more.
Is it possible to have different tools working together? Yes!
Join Bethany Silvestri, Director of Communications at Woodland School, and Finalsite’s Client Success Manager Sam Lipscomb as they share what really goes into anindy-school-one-person-marketing-department with tips and strategies to tame the madness of the small shop.
Your website is a constant work in progress — but are the updates you make helping or hurting engagement? Join Angelo Otterbein to learn which old practices and strategies could be harming engagement, new design trends and UI strategies to implement for optimal engagement, and timeless strategies that every school can implement immediately.
"Phenomenally useful and informative sessions, gracious and knowledgeable people with whom to connect, and fun side activities to participate in while bonding with other Finalsite clients - there is so much to love about Finalsite U!"Trisha Flassing
Latin School of Chicago
"What I appreciate most was how much was covered. It was really great being able to soak in such a variety of knowledge and being able to see what other schools are doing."Mary Albl
"As a one-person shop, FinalsiteU is incredibly valuable not only for the rich content of the sessions, but for making connections with others from around the country (and the world!) who do what I do every day."Megan Finnerty
National Presbyterian School
"Attending Finalsite U is now on my yearly Bucket List. Each day is jam-packed with information and hands-on lessons. You will leave with a notebook full of ideas and the knowledge to put them into action."Karen Belcher
"We met folks from all over the world in varying places in their Finalsite journey, and it was a fantastic experience. Meeting all the Finalsite people with whom we had been talking and emailing was a huge bonus. We will be coming back to Finalsite U this year. "Ann Webb Betty, Web Coordiator
Harpeth Hall School
"Finalsite U is such a great forum to learn and share best practices. Every year, our team learns new and effective ways to connect with our various constituencies. "Pat Coyle, Director of Marketing & Communications
Georgetown Preparatory School
"Last year was my first FinalsiteU. It was fabulous! I learned so much. The workshops and one-on-one time with the staff are so worthwhile. And, it was so much fun to meet and socialize with the people behind the scenes. As a long-time client, I would say if you can attend, DO!"Melissa Lofton, CIO
St. Mary's Episcopal School
"If you have a Finalsite site, you must Finalsite U. 360° of awesome My fav conference in many, many years."Gary Alipio
Academy of the Sacred Heart
"This year's Finalsite U was amazing! It is a unique opportunity to be amongst so many marketing, communications, tech and admissions staff from so many independent schools."Tkeisha Wydro
"Thank you for sharing, and allowing us to share, best practices in the Finalsite platform! I can't wait until next year's FSU!"Mary Ellen Rowe
Saint Mary's Hall
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