School Research Nexus provides high level leadership development oriented conferences and symposia for superintendents nationwide. Top-tier level elite symposia (membership) and conference (non membership) events focus on high-level leadership development, discussing the latest cutting-edge research in education and networking.

SRN Leadership Conference- No Membership Required

Open registration to superintendents nationwide twice annually (no membership). This is a great opportunity to gain limited access to the high level SRN program without the membership.

SRN Elite Symposia – Membership Required

Attendance at the biannual Laguna Beach symposia is available through invitation-only membership to a network of the top creative and innovative education thought leaders nationwide. This elite group meets once in the fall and once in the spring. Meetings begin on the afternoon of Day 1 (arrival day) and end midday on Day 3. Members sometimes choose to arrive early or stay additional days at their own expense. It is our goal to network the top “movers and shakers” in education with other superintendents and with executives of leading educational solutions providers.

Our members need to keep abreast of current and leading edge practices. Some sessions include member-led presentations and discussions, and some are offered by outside speakers sharing the latest research and providing solutions to the problems that face today’s educators. SRN strives to nurture these relationships to further the mission of providing organizational support, research capability, and consulting resources.

The current research fee for attendance and conduct of the meetings is discussed and explained at the initial invitation conference. SRN pays symposium expenses including airfare, hotel, ground transportation and meals for two consecutive symposia. A missed event counts toward this quota whether or not you attend due to hotel, meal, and speaker guarantees that must be made in advance by SRN. Spouses are invited to join you with no additional cost for lodging or symposium meals. Participants are responsible for their spouse’s travel arrangements, associated costs, and any meals on their own.

Learn from the best & share expertise 

Because the event is by invitation only, participants have the chance to talk to and learn from the best superintendents and educational experts in the country – professionals who understand the challenges.

Understand the bigger picture 

Taking the opportunity to step back and consider your district from a different point of view will give you fresh ideas and a better perspective on how to help your district grow and improve.

Cutting edge resources 

Research is constantly expanding the suite of effective educational tools at our disposal. This symposium is an opportunity to become familiar with how these tools can help your schools.

If you are a superintendent and interested in possible SRN Symposia membership, please contact Stephanie Lonon