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2016 GACIS Fall Conference



GACIS 2016 Fall Conference

Leading for Coherence

An outstanding program is planned at our new location, the Classic Center, and our goal is to have another record number of attendees. Register early for another year of professional learning, sharing and networking with other GACIS members, sponsors, and exhibitors.

Keynote Speakers 

Michael Fullan

Michael Fullan is a worldwide authority on educational reform and award-winning author of over 30 books, including the best sellers Leading in a Culture of Change, The Six Secrets of Change, Change Leader, All Systems Go, Motion Leadership, and The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact. His latest books are Evaluating and Assessing Tools in the Digital Swamp; Freedom to Change and Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action


  Melissa Fincher, Ph.D.


Dr. Melissa Fincher, GaDOE Deputy Superintendent for Assessment and Accountability oversees all Georgia assessment and accountability programs.  The 2016 GA Milestones assessments, computer glitches during EOG testing, waiver of the retention and promotion policy, student growth measures for TKES and LKES and measures to prevent technology-related interruptions in 2017 will be discussed. Also, Melissa will share the steps being taken to implement assessment and accountability requirements in SB364, online vs paper-pencil results, and other assessment updates.

Hotels in Athens with GACIS Conference Rates

Hilton Garden Inn

Graduate Athens

Hotel Indigo

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Express

UGA Hotel and Conference Center

Download the GACIS Conference Agenda 

The New Curriculum Leaders Program, for leaders with less than 3 years experience, 

will be held on September 20. 

 You can add this event to your online registration.

Download the New Curriculum Leaders Agenda

If you need to register for the DOE Curriculum Directors Conference, please go here.

For questions, please contact Deborah White at dwhite@gael.org or 706-250-4804.

* Please note our cancellation policy: Due to commitments to our facilities and partners, cancellations are subject to a $50.00 fee up to one week before the event. After that, the full fee will be charged. No-shows at the event will be charged the full fee.  Cancellations must be in writing. Please email gsmith@gael.org to cancel. For registration problems, email pmyers@gael.org.

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