2021 Annual Leadership ConferenceAnnual Leadership Conference

In Person: Nov. 11 – 14, 2021
Amway Grand Hotel and The DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

Virtual: Nov. 12 – 13, 2021

Join us for our first hybrid annual conference with in-person and virtual options!

Register Online Here

Early Registration Rate (before Sept. 24, 2021): $349

Conference Price (after Sept. 24, 2021): $383

The weekend includes:

  • Preconference Sessions on Thursday*
  • ALC on Friday and Saturday
  • Board Member Certification Classes (CBAs) all Weekend*
  • Exhibit Show
  • Delegate Assembly*
  • Networking Opportunities

. . .and so much more!

*Separate registration required; in person only.

View the Schedule at-a-Glance here.

Available CBAs can be found on the Calendar.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are here.

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Holmes.

Thursday Preconference Workshop Options

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Expanding our World View Preconference Workshop*
Wherever you and your school district may be in terms of its work on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, this workshop will assist participants in gaining a greater understanding of the essential components and the impact that DEI has on their districts. What are you and your district doing to promote DEI? Has the work on DEI had an impact on your district policies and procedures? How is your school district strengthening its culture of diversity, equity and inclusion? Participants will enhance their DEI knowledge and skills to support a school district culture that engages all stakeholders in their collective work.

Speakers: Catherine Ashe, Ed.D., Retired Superintendent, Okemos Public Schools; Yvonne Caamal Canul, Consultant and Retired Superintendent, Lansing Public Schools; and Sara MagaƱa Shubel, Ph.D., Retired Superintendent, East Grand Rapids Public Schools

Michigan Council of School Attorneys Fall Conference*
The 2021 edition of the Michigan Council of School Attorneys School Law Fall Conference includes two preconference sessions that focus on trending legal issues impacting school districts. The MCSA Board of Directors invites you to attend this one-of-kind opportunity to learn from the school law experts about the latest updates and details on complying with school-related laws and court decisions.

*Separate registration required; in person only.

Hotel Accommodations

Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton
187 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Room Rate: $167 (before applicable taxes and fees; proof of sales tax exemption must be received by hotel)

Make reservations online or call 800.253.3590 and mention MASB Annual Leadership Conference.

Cut-off Date: Oct. 8, 2021

Michigan’s sales tax-exempt form can be found here.

Arriving Wednesday
An additional conference registration time for early arrivals is added for your convenience. On Wednesday from 5 – 7 p.m., MASB registration will be located on the Center Concourse of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel on the concourse level.

About Grand Rapids
Get ready to be wowed—Grand Rapids never fails to surprise visitors with the huge variety of things to see and do here: 

  • World-renowned art, museums, and historic sites for cultural vacationers. 
  • World-class golf, recreation, and beaches for nature lovers. 
  • Incredible farm-to-table restaurants for foodies.
  • Wholesome "playcation" fun for families.

It's all topped off by the most vibrant downtown between Chicago and Cleveland—all the benefits of a big city with none of the hassle.

Explore what makes Grand Rapids a Cool City!

2020 Followup

Thank you for joining us for the first virtual, free Annual Leadership Conference, Nov. 5 – 7, 2020!

Recordings are available for free to all member districts through our learning management system.

Handouts can be found at the links listed below:

Friday AM

Friday PM

Saturday AM

Saturday PM