PoCC Hub

The PoCC Hub will serve as the central meeting place for attendees. In the Hub, you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programming and networking activities. You can also visit with representatives from various companies and nonprofit organizations that value equity and social justice, and offer cutting-edge products and services in the education space.

PoCC Hub Hours

Thursday, 9:30 AM-6:45 PM
Friday, 10:30 AM-5:15 PM


Visit the Member Resource Center to learn about Data and Analysis for School Leadership (DASL), Inspiration Lab, NAIS Connect online communities, the NAIS Career Center, and more. Get all your questions answered and participate in hands-on demonstrations.


Come see what’s cookin’ in the Innovation Kitchen! It fosters and incubates ideas to solve the most pressing challenges facing independent schools. Join us to reimagine schools as models of racial equity, justice, and inclusion; build the capacity of leaders and teams to make progress toward these goals; and celebrate the successes in many independent schools.


Take advantage of this great opportunity to pick up books by many of the outstanding conference speakers as well as publications related to social justice and equity in education.


Join us in the Hub on Friday for a complimentary lunch to celebrate you and how important you are to the mission and vision of NAIS!


Experience innovation and creativity in action in this vibrant space, which hosts discussions, demonstrations, workshops, and resources. Consider ways that makerspaces can help reduce the digital divide and nurture a vision of tech/STEM competence in children of color. Also find out how your school can use spaces like these to prototype solutions that address equity-related opportunities and challenges in your community and beyond.


Keep in mind that research confirms both the deleterious effects of discrimination on people of color and the benefits of sustained self-care. Take time to get a massage, try healthy snacks, and participate in important screenings. Share wellness practices that work for you. Then take home related resources and inspiration to reinforce selfcare. In the words of poet and civil rights activist Audre Lorde, it is “not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
NEW THIS YEAR: Stop by for educational “Minute Talks” about financial wellness, sponsored by TIAA.