"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
The Top Conference for School Professionals
Lansdowne Resort & Spa | Leesburg, VA | June 19 - 21, 2018
Inspiring. Educational. Epic.
"FinalsiteU provides the support, insight, and training for attendees to feel confident in their partnership with Finalsite and to feel empowered to return to work with ideas and effective solutions."
Elise Baker, Holy Child School at Rosemont
Just Announced! Ravenna Users are Invited to FinalsiteU!
Ravenna users are invited to join Finalsite for the conference to learn more about Finalsite's products and services, explore the new Finalsite and Ravenna partnership, and to attend a one-day conference track just for Ravenna.
Who's Speaking at FinalsiteU 2018
We're still finalizing our final agenda and speakers, but you can count on hearing from these inspirational thoughtleaders.
Jon Moser: keynote
Jon Moser founded Finalsite more than 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.
Gigi worked in admission for over 11 years before retiring as the Assistant Director of Admission for Albuquerque Academy. She will be presenting her famous Disney Marketing workshop at this year's conference.
As Finalsite's Content Marketing Manager, Mia is a pro in all-things school content, social media, and inbound marketing related. She is the author of numerous Finalsite blogs and emails, including Finalsite's Website Redesign Playbook and Ultimate Guide for Email Marketing.
Lauren is Director of Product at Finalsite where she manages our product lifecycles, strategy, and roadmap, as well as working to ensure an awesome user experience.
Mark Orchison founded 9ine Consulting in 2009, a leading education management consultancy that provides services to schools throughout the UK and Europe for embedding technology in teaching practice, Data Protection, Cybersecurity, Safeguarding / Child Protection, and more. Mark is a GDPR Certified Practitioner.
With more than 15 years of experience as a school website administrator, Elena Meschieri transitioned to the Marketing and Communications Department at The Langley School in 2013 to drive the school’s digital marketing in her new role as the Director of Web and Social Media.
Zaw is the Associate Director of Communications at Maret School. Zaw is the primary photographer for the school, creates and updates website content, oversees data integration, SEO, and all things Finalsite. He works closely with the academic and administrative offices to implement the School's Strategic Directions goals.
Trisha Flassing is the Associate Director of Communications for Web Development at Latin School of Chicago. In her 17 years at Latin, she has hand coded the website, redesigned it at least five times, and built out two intranets. Nowadays, she is positively obsessed with email and the user experience.
Rob is a founding member of Finalsite and currently serves as its Director. Rob speaks frequently at conferences on issues relating to independent schools, and writes a popular blog on on school leadership.
Amanda is the Director of Marketing & Communications at St. Thomas School in Seattle, Washington. Amanda will share first-hand experience on how to grow your school's funnel by at least 40% using digital marketing.
As the Communications Manager at the International School of Brussels, Suzette is responsible for the school's communication strategy, branding, web design and multimedia. She manages a team of three, always looking to optimize the user experience and creating new windows into learning.
Dr. David Willows is Director of Advancement at the International School of Brussels, Belgium. Today, he is considered a leading practitioner in the field of advancement and continues to be involved in several global network organisations, helping to shape and define the future of the learning business.
Alex Inman is the founder of Educational Collaborators. Alex launched one of the earliest laptop programs in the country at University Lake School in Hartland, WI. He has helped many schools design and refine their own laptop and tablet programs and in 2003 launched a laptop program with Linux and Open Source technology at Whitfield School in St. Louis, MO.
Meredith Storrs is a recovering Texan who keeps everyone in line at Brentwood School in Los Angeles. With over ten years experience in advancement and educational administration, Meredith is both creative dreamer and nit-picky doer in her role as Assistant Director of Communications.
As the director of marketing and public relations at Saint Mary’s Hall, Liz is responsible for all strategic marketing, public relations, and communication. She is passionate about marketing, with 20 years of experience in the field.
As the assistant director of marketing and public relations at Saint Mary’s Hall, Brance is responsible for supporting the department with strategic marketing, public relations, and communication. He has nearly seven years of experience in the field, working both in the higher education and independent school sectors.
Dan has been with Finalsite for five years starting with support, and now a member of the Product Management Team. Dan primarily manages the integration development team, but is determined to make eNotify better!
Alexander started at Finalsite in 2009 as a development intern and transitioned to a role as Product Manager for Payments, Forms Manager and Registration Manager. In 2012 he took over as Product Manager for Composer and has been its Maestro ever since!
David is the Manager PC Services at Misericordia University. With more than 20 years experience in technology, David will be presenting on the importance of web accessibility.
Stephen has been the Web Content Coordinator at Misericordia University for more than a decade. Stephen will be presenting on the importance of web accessibility.
Daisey has been with Finalsite in various capacities for nearly fourteen years, and now serves on the Product Management Team as a Product Manager overseeing the direction of modules such as Athletics, Apply, Blogs & News, Forms, and more.
Laurie is the Director of Marketing & Communications at Charles E Smith Jewish Day School. She will be presenting on weaving the very important thread between admissions and development.
Becky Marsh is the Director of Communications and Marketing at Whitfield School in St. Louis, MO. where she manages the school's website, social media platforms, media relations and advertising, while developing Whitfield's marketing and communication strategy that aligns with the school's strategic vision and priorities.
Patrick is the Director of Marketing and Communications at GeorgetownPreparatory School in suburbanWashington, D.C. 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.
Chris is the Webmaster and Director of Ice Hockey at St. Mary’s Ryken. He has coded and redesigned their website from Page Manager to Composer, and is excited to discuss ways to get the most out of your website while providing a unique user-experience.
Allie Daus is the Director of Communication at Bishop Dunne Catholic School in Dallas, TX. She is in her 5th year in the position that she came to from Ursuline Academy, her alma mater.
JLesley is the Technology Director at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, NC. Lesley began working with the Finalsite platform in 2012 as she transitioned into her current role. Most recently, she led a team of educators through a website redesign and transition from Page Manager to Composer.
MORE SPEAKERS COMING SOON
Save The Date!
Can't make FinalsiteU in June? Join us in London later this year on 23 and 24 October.
More details coming soon.
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.
"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
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