February 25-28, 2024  |  Atlanta, GA  |  Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Rooted in Excellence, Growing Together

Embark on a transformative journey with NBOA this February in Atlanta, Georgia, a “city in a forest” renowned for its lush tree canopy. Hundreds of independent school leaders and service providers will come together at the 2024 NBOA Annual Meeting & Business Solutions Showcase, where excellence is not merely an aspiration but rather the bedrock of success.

Like the roots of a flourishing tree, independent school business and operations nurture the core mission of a school and ensure its growth in the community. Those roots need nourishment themselves to achieve their fullest potential. The NBOA Annual Meeting offers a dynamic convergence of expertise, innovation and collaboration that will fuel your school's progress in finance, human resources, risk management, capital management and many other areas of business operations.

Engage in thought-provoking sessions led by industry trailblazers, and take away insights into cutting-edge practices, strategies and solutions that will advance your school. Harness the power of collective knowledge and leave equipped to steer your institution toward a future that mirrors the vibrancy of the meeting’s host city.

Recommended Audience

The NBOA Annual Meeting is designed for PK-12 independent school decision-makers, including:

  • Business officers
  • Controllers
  • Human resources professionals
  • Heads of school
  • Business office staff
  • Advancement and development professionals
  • Admissions and enrollment professionals
  • Facilities and operations professionals
  • IT professionals
  • Providers of independent school business solutions

Live & On-Demand

All live sessions will be recorded and made available on-demand for in-person attendees and for those who register exclusively for the on-demand option. Learn more about on-demand access »

Program Schedule

The full program lineup will be announced in November and includes a wide array of sessions covering the issues most important to you: finance, business operations, leadership and governance, risk management, human resources, accounting and tax, facilities, technology and much more! View the program schedule »

Questions? Email programs@nboa.org or call 202-407-7140.

"The breadth of industry knowledge on offer, accompanied by a friendly atmosphere, makes the NBOA Annual Meeting the highlight of my professional year. I return to work invigorated and with special insight, new knowledge, and contacts."

Kaytria Stauffer, Chief Financial Officer, A Step Up Academy


Keynote Speakers

Shawn Kanungo

Shawn Kanungo

Disruption Strategist and Innovation Expert, Bestselling Author of “The Bold Ones”

Bertice Berry

Bertice Berry

Sociologist, Comedian and Bestselling Author

Brett Jacobsen

Brett Jacobsen

Chief Executive Officer, The Mount Vernon School, Mount Vernon Ventures and Mount Vernon Online

Continuing Education Credit

Most in-person sessions are eligible for NASBA CPE, SHRM and/or HRCI credit. Although subject to change, NBOA estimates an attendee may be able to claim 10-14 credit hours by attending the full program in person. Specific credit details for the three accrediting bodies will be available in the event’s mobile app.

Most on-demand sessions will be eligible for HRCI/SHRM continuing education credits.

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