FinalsiteU

The Top Conference for School Professionals

Join us for FinalsiteU 2019!

June 20-21 at the Swissotel in Chicago, Illinois

Inspiring. Educational. Epic.

Finalsite University 2019  brings together the brightest minds in school communications, marketing, admissions, and technology. Finalsite experts will be joining with these great folks to once again host the world’s best conference for school professionals— 20 years in the making!

June 20-21 | Swissotel | Chicago, Illinois

Finalsite University: Something for Everyone

School professionals of every skill level, from every department are encouraged to attend.
Informative Sessions

Informative Sessions

Improve your school's marketing plan with just one conference. Choose from a variety of sessions — from inbound marketing best practices to digital strategy.

Networking event

Long-lasting Connections

Coming together to experience, network, learn, problem solve and master school marketing... oh yeah, that's a bonding experience!

All inclusive experience

All-inclusive Experience

One amazing conference with one amazing price. Session, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and some activities are all included.

Finalsite Faves

Meet your #FinalsiteFavs

Meet one-on-one with your favorite Finalsite partners! This is your chance to have face-to-face interactions and instruction.

Finalsite University is open to all — Finalsite client or not!

If you are looking to improve your school's digital marketing strategy to increase admissions, advancements and communications this conference is for you. Whether you are from an Independent, International or Public School, Finalsite University will have you walking away feeling empowered to elevate your school!

Who's Speaking at FinalsiteU 2019

We're still finalizing our final agenda and speakers, but you can count on hearing from these inspirational thought leaders.

Jon Moser

Jon Moser founded Finalsite close to 20 years ago and is passionate about EdTech and digital engagement. He's sought-after as a speaker at conferences world-wide and is a widely respected thought leader and author.

Jennie Winton

Since co-founding Mission Minded in 2002, Jennie has served 200+ nonprofits, and inspired hundreds more as a nationally-sought lecturer. Her popular workshops cover brand strategy and how to increase fundraising through better messaging. Jennie excels at helping senior nonprofit leaders clarify how they talk about their work, which leads to greater organizational stability, increased revenues, and an expanded presence.

Liz Thompson

As the Director of Marketing and Communications at Saint Mary’s Hall, Liz is responsible for all strategic marketing, public relations, and communication.  She is passionate about marketing, with more than 20 years of experience in the field.

Patrick Coyle

Patrick is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Georgetown Preparatory School. He is a 2003 Georgetown Prep alumnus and came back to the school in 2013 as the school's first ever Director of Marketing and Communications. He previously worked for a private equity group in Washington, D.C. focusing on brand development and management and marketing strategy in the hospitality industry.

Chelsea Janke

As Director of Client & School Services at CEL Marketing PR Design and #boymom of two, Chelsea is a school advocate and self-proclaimed digital search extraordinaire! She is always on-the-go working on #marketing and #strategies for #schoolPR! She is respected within the field for helping schools tell their story and interact with stakeholders by using effective communication tools and technology.

Brance Arnold

As the Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications at Saint Mary’s Hall, Brance is responsible for supporting the department with strategic marketing, public relations, and communication. He has nearly more than seven years of experience in the field, working both in the higher education and independent school sectors.

Emma Christiantelli

Emma graduated from Marist College in May 2015, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Communications. Currently, she works as Website and Digital Marketing Manager at Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, New York.

Tony Reyes

Tony Reyes is the Digital Media Manager for Brentwood School in Los Angeles, California. He is also a Fulbright scholar and has over a decade of experience working in digital media and marketing for businesses and educational institutions in the United States and China. Creator and host of the Black Life China podcast, Tony loves all things digital and is looking forward to sharing his passion for creating content.

Connie Mitchell

Accomplished leader in Strategic Communications with 20 years of experience spanning several industries in the Washington DC area: legal, nonprofit, and education. Possesses a strong skill set to execute on complex strategic communications-- analytical/critical thinking; interpersonal communication, writing and editing-- with a special tact for teamwork, building consensus, and exceeding expectations.

Jonathan Allen

Jonathan is Serra High School's assistant director of advancement. He focuses on promoting the accomplishments, positive outcomes, and compelling stories found within their community. He created Serra’s social media presence in 2010 and has focused on cultivating a diverse audience of students, parents, alumni and prospective families. One of Jonathan's video posts from 2017 garnered more than 1,000,000 views across Facebook and Twitter.

Keith Parker

Keith is the Digital Communications and Middle School Director at Dare County Schools in Nags Head, NC. Keith is passionate about educating students, connecting his community, branding, and innovation — and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in working with districts in NC.

Laurie Ehrlich

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Director of Marketing and Communications, 16+ years of integrated communications experience including marketing, strategic planning and execution, and digital media. Proven leadership abilities and outstanding organizational and people management skills. Excellent record of exceeding performance goals due to consistency in enthusiasm, creativity, detail orientation and multi-tasking.

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Finalsite University is the top conference for school professionals to attend. We know you want to join us, so we compiled a few persuasive reasons why you should attend just in case you need to convince another person!

FinalsiteU Fans

FinalsiteU is ideal for professionals of all skill levels. Whether you're a rookie webmaster or seasoned marketer, you'll leave feeling inspired and ready to meet your goals.

Hear From Our Clients

“We often get stuck in a routine at our schools, so coming to FinalsiteU was reinvigorating because I was able to see so much new information shared by creative and enthusiastic people. I came away from the conference with a new appreciation for what I'm able to accomplish every day in my position, as well as many new ideas that I can't wait to incorporate into my job.”

Patrick Scott, Director of Middle School Admission and Social Media
Maret School

Hear From Our Clients

“Coming to FinalsiteU gives me time to think strategically about our online presence and website marketing. I love getting new ideas and meeting fellow website admins. Meeting the staff from Finalsite is also an added bonus! I always leave feeling like I've made new friends!”

Danielle Ballantine, Director of Communications, Website Administrator
The Academy of the Holy Cross

Hear From Our Clients

“There is always so many wonderful sessions offered at FSU, it's so hard to choose! What an amazing opportunity to learn new things and meet so many wonderful people who are experiencing similar challenges. Sharing stories--the good, the bad, and the ugly--is always fun with people who understand EXACTLY where you are coming from!”

Dawn Chmura, Director of Communications
Rectory School

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20 years and so much to celebrate! Join us in making this the best Finalsite University ever.