As boarding and day schools have internationalized, teachers and administrators have encountered new complexities in nearly every aspect of schooling— from admission, parent communications, and classroom pedagogy, to college advising, constituency relations, and development. At the same time, a pioneering spirit has taken hold in a number of schools, with many educators seeking to enlarge the vision of “preparatory” schools to include preparation for global citizenship in a world increasingly interconnected economically, environmentally, culturally, and politically.

The Global Symposium will bring together school leaders, educators, and experts to learn from each other and to explore current practice and promising ways forward.



Register by April 8, 2019 to get the discounted Early Bird Rate

Early Bird Rate
Through 4/8
Standard Rate
After 4/8
TABS / NAIS Members
Member Group Rate
(3+ simultaneously registered)
Presenter & Sponsor Rate
     Pre-Symposium Sessions


To cancel your 2019 Global Symposium registration, please submit your written refund request to Sam Bailey by March 28, 2019. A $100 processing fee will be applied. No refunds will be made for cancellation requests received after March 28, 2019; however, we are able to transfer your registration to a staff member from your school or other organization upon request. Weather related refunds will not be granted.

Hotel & Transportation

Newport Marriott

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the reduced rate of $179 USD a night at the Newport Marriott, which is located in the historic downtown district of Newport.

The reduced room rate will be available until April 8, 2019. We suggest booking early to ensure your reservation.


Newport Marriott
25 America’s Cup Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 02840 USA

Electric car charging stations: 2, For a fee
Off-site parking, fee: 26 USD daily
On-site parking, fee: 35 USD daily
Valet parking, fee: 35 USD daily
Valet parking per day USD 35 May-October, USD 20 November-April. Garage height clearance 6 feet 2 inches

Nearby Airports

T F Green Airport (PVD)

Hotel direction: 27 miles SE
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
Hotel direction: 74 miles SW
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Bradley International Airport (BDL)
Hotel direction: 101 miles SE
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Hotel direction: 180 miles NE
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.


Bus Station

Gateway Visitor Center/Bonaza Bus Lines  0.1 miles NW from Hotel

Rhode Island Public Transit 0.1 miles NW from Hotel



Train Station

Kingston Amtrak Station  19 miles NW from Hotel