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Your Collegial Presence, Encouragement, Support and Thanks...and a Few "One-Liners"

Enough of this getting ready to get ready. The AAIE CONVERSATION for 2019 is about to begin.  


Many of you are circling half the globe to join.  Many of you are leaving your schools knowing much awaits upon your return.  And so many of you have juggled the circling urgencies within your community,  yet took all the needed time to bring ideas to share within a HEADTalk, Key Conversation or "Deeper-Dive".  And in the coming days, we will be mentoring and teaching each other.

AAIE has meant many things to many people over the years.  Networking, renewing long-distance friendships, reaffirming our place in the world community, catching up on international school skinny and listening in on the ideas of others.  AAIE is also a virtual warehouse to gather Amazon orders into bags purchased from the same place to mule back home.


This year's AAIE is different.  Your feedback was clear.  More leadership learning time.  More practical perspectives and success stories from colleagues.  And to ensure we gather in ways so everyone belongs.  We've built this year's CONVERSATION on these ideas and used adult learning principles too.  


So, let me please ask a favor. There is simply nothing more de-motivating than giving much thought and effort after developing a CONVERSATION presentation, than to have very few people show up for the talk.

Principles of Adult Learning Supporting AAIE CONVERSATION Planning


  • Actively participating in learning
  • Tapping expertise of everyone in the room
  • Everyone contributes to learning of co-learners
  • Share what you know to benefit others
  • Ensure knowledge, concepts and actions that contribute to work priorities
  • Awareness and knowledge building to sustain change

We just need you to give your best each day in joining the CONVERSATION– stay in there with your colleagues every step of the way.  Learn all you can, then tell us what and who helped. (see daily survey on your APP)  Our AAIE school leaders who will be speaking are living Margaret Wheatley's commentary that, " There is no power of change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."  Let's ensure equal care and support for our speakers and take the time to engage our exhibitors too.  If not a bear hug, do share a "high-five" in thanks.  Each is joining the CONVERSATION to support you and our collective leadership learning.  


Thank you, thank you, thank you.  See you in the coming hours!


All Good Wishes,



AAIE Executive Director


PS:  And now for a few "one-liners!"


Very shortly after you receive this email, your email will again beep with an invitation to download the AAIE 2019 APP


The AAIE registration desk will be on the ground floor, adjacent to the Grand Ballroom (opens 8:00AM on Sunday) (Saturday for pre-conference participants).


Our "Un-Keynotes" and HEADTalks will take place with a theatre-in-the-round setting. 


If you are at the Hyatt on Sunday but are not signed up for a pre-conference, let us know, we'll get you connected.


We'll give you the wifi codes for the conference areas when you register (some other cool stuff too)


Office of Overseas Schools Meeting Room is Regency A, next to the Grand Ballroom.  


DRESS:  (a) Superintendent of the Year Dinner– dressy casual  (b) All Other Gatherings– Casual  (c) German Bier Garten– lederhosen optional


NO FEAR OF CHANGE:  There are a few schedule changes and we will give you the updates when you register, attached to the keepsake CONVERSATION program book. 


Here we go... 


Super Bowl Sunday

San Francisco Hyatt Regency

See You Up in the Stands 


Welcome to the International Leadership Learning  


The AAIE Board of Trustees


Kevin Glass, President

Jeff Paulson, President-Elect

Ron Marino, Tresurer

Barry DeQuanne

Greg Hedger

Robin Heslip

Fran Prolman

Beverly Shaklee

Kathy Stetson

Oli Tooher-Hancock

Mailing Address: AAIE PO Box 3496 Princeton, NJ 08543-3496
Physical Address: AAIE 15 Roszel Road Princeton NJ 08540
Phone: +1 609-716-7441
or +1 609-452-0990
Cell: +1 970 488 9416

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