Elite Symposium

School Research Nexus is excited to welcome our top-tier performing SRN members (and nominees) to this year’s Spring and Fall Symposium! We value your expertise and collaboration at the symposium, proving solutions to problems facing today’s educational leaders. 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.

Twice annually for over thirty years, a group of top superintendents have met at the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, California. The purpose of the symposium is discovery and promulgation of world class educational best practices, and business solutions to meet the needs of America’s educational systems. A select group of educational leaders from some of the nation’s premier schools is also invited 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 who are willing to answer the call for Leadership Excellence. 

The School Research Nexus symposium will again be held at the Laguna Beach Surf and Sand Resort.

For additional information  please contact stephanie@srnexus.com 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 top talent group of experts to share and build upon each other's experience.  

More top-notch Keynote speakers. You will not want to miss this truly outstanding program 

It is our goal to connect the top “movers and shakers” in education with other superintendents and with the leaders of the leading industries providing solutions to school needs. 

We begin at 1:00 p.m. 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.

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

7:15 AM Breakfast

7:15 AM Breakfast

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

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

8:15 AM Opening Remarks, Don Hooper, Ph.D. SRN Executive Director

Welcome Introductions

Welcome Introductions (additional)

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Interactive Issue Groups – Session I

Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable Discussions

Interactive Issue Groups – Session II

Welcome Reception: Catalina Terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean

Lunch: Catalina Terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean

11:30 AM Closing Lunch

Dinners- Small Group Dinners

Lunch: Catalina Terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean

1:00 PM

Keynote Speaker

Roundtable Discussions

Personal Reflection Time

Networking Reception

Banquet Dinner

Spring & Fall Elite Symposium Location: Surf & Sand Resort

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Surf & Sand Resort

Surf & Sand Resort

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.