Sponsor & Exhibit

Set Yourself Apart from the Competition

NAIS offers a wide range of opportunities to help you build your business relationships and reach independent schools leaders. No matter how large or small your marketing budget, you'll benefit from significant sources of visibility by aligning your company with the these powerful, memorable experiences.

What Are PoCC and SDLC?

The People of Color Conference (PoCC) and Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) are NAIS's flagship equity and justice events. PoCC and SDLC provide intensive professional and leadership development for attendees, in addition to energizing, life-affirming experiences. When you align your company with these events, you are becoming part of this meaningful experience. 

PoCC is the flagship event for leadership in educational equity and cultural inclusion in private, independent schools. The conference equips teachers and administrators of color and allies of all backgrounds with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to improve and enhance the interracial, interethnic, and intercultural climate in their schools.

SDLC provides a space for students, from grades 9-12, to gather and focus on building community and developing cross-cultural communication skills, as well as effective strategies for social justice and networking in their schools and communities.

PoCC and SDLC take place at the same time and place, but students and adults experience separate programming, with the exception of the opening and closing sessions. 

Who attends PoCC and SDLC?

2,800+ adult educators and 1,600 student leaders from independent schools throughout the country who are committed to advancing social justice in their schools. Below is a chart showing the breakdown of 2016 NAIS People of Color Conference Attendees by Role.

Role
Percent of Attendees
Teacher 45%
Department Leader 10%
Diversity 9%
Admissions/Business/PR/Development 7%
Head of School 3%
Assistant/Associate Head 3%
Technology Coordinator 1%
Board Leader 1%
Other 21%

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Questions?

Contact us at sponsorship@nais.org or 202-973-9700 for more information.