School Research Nexus Elite Symposium

May 8-10, 2023

October 11-13, 2023: Shifting Priorities: Organizing Around What Matters Most

School Research Nexus is excited to welcome our top-tier performing SRN members (and nominees) to this year's Spring and Fall Symposium! We are excited for you to hear the nationally recognized speakers and experts who will re-energize and inspire you to new levels of leadership commitment. We value your expertise and collaboration at the symposium, providing solutions to problems facing today's educational leaders.

Twice annually for over thirty years, a group of top superintendents has met at the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, California. The symposium's purpose is to discover and promulgate world-class educational best practices and business solutions to meet the needs of America's educational systems. We invite a select group of educational leaders from some of the nation's premier schools to participate. In addition to content delivery, these meetings allow participants to network and forge positive relationships. School Research Nexus seeks individuals of high potential willing to answer the call for Leadership Excellence. 

The School Research Nexus symposium is held at the Laguna Beach Surf and Sand Resort.

For additional information, please get in touch with or call 979-587-8190

Superintendent Presentations it's a chance for leaders to share short, powerful stories about the initiatives they're driving in their districts and what they've learned (or are learning) in the process.

Superintendent-Led Issue Discussion Panels bring together a top-talent group of experts to share and build upon each other's experiences.  

More top-notch Keynote speakers. You will want to attend this genuinely outstanding program. 

Our goal is to connect the top "movers and shakers" in education with other superintendents and leaders of the leading industries providing solutions to school needs. 

We begin at 1:00 pm on Wednesday. On Thursday, we meet for a full day, and Friday, we hold a half-day session ending by 11 am, concluding with lunch.


Surf & Sand Resort | Laguna Beach, CA

Located directly on 500 feet of California’s pristine Laguna Beach, Surf & Sand Resort offers private oceanfront balconies, exquisite coastal dining, an award-winning spa and more. From those looking for a family adventure to couples and friends seeking a pure relaxing getaway, Surf & Sand Resort has you covered.

Our oceanfront hotel in California resembles a sun-washed Mediterranean Village. We offer 167 beachfront guest rooms, including 13 Laguna Beach suites, all of which feature stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. We also offer meeting and event space, perfect for occasions like corporate retreats or your dream wedding. Surf & Sand Laguna Beach Hotel is the perfect space for your getaway. Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. All those votes have landed us a spot in the Top 25Opens a New Window. for best resorts in all of Southern California! We look forward to enhancing your guest experience in the new year.


May 8-10, 2023

October 11-13, 2023

Surf & Sand Resort Laguna Beach, CA

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Day 1

1:00 PM Opening Remarks, Don Hooper, Ph.D. SRN Executive Director

Welcome Introductions

Session / Speakers

Roundtable Discussions

Welcome Reception:  overlooking the Pacific Ocean

Small Group Dinners

Day 2


8:00 AM Opening Remarks, Don Hooper, Ph.D. SRN Executive Director

Welcome Introductions (additional)

Session / Speakers

Roundtable Discussions

Lunch:  overlooking the Pacific Ocean

Session / Speakers

Roundtable Discussions

Personal Reflection Time

Networking Reception

Banquet Dinner

Day 3


8:00 AM Opening Remarks, Don Hooper, Ph.D. SRN Executive Director

Session / Speaker

Issue Group Activities

11:00 AM Lunch