Special Events

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NBOA Gives Back

Hands On Orlando

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Hands On Orlando

Each year, NBOA joins forces with a charitable organization to give back to a community in need. For this year's virtual meeting, NBOA is partnering with the same charity as last year, Hands On Orlando, a nonprofit group that plans, manages and leads volunteer projects to help at-risk groups. We chose this organization, as 2 weeks after leaving Orlando, COVID-19 caused school closings, quarantines, lockdowns, and food insecurities* to rise in the United States. This year we will be virtually “Packing a Snack” so Hands On Orlando, along with their affiliates in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles — all future sites of the NBOA Annual Meeting — can distribute food to students with food insecurities.

*The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. In 2018, an estimated 1 in 9 Americans were food insecure, equating to over 37 million Americans, including more than 11 million children.

Cohort Meet-ups

Monday, February 22
11:15 am - 11:45 am

Kick off your annual meeting experience with a unique opportunity to connect with fellow attendees who have similar job duties, school missions or communities. Enjoy a virtual chat with your colleagues and get to know each other prior to attending the virtual meeting. The Cohort Meet-ups take place before the Opening Keynote. Details to follow.

Please note: The Cohort Meet-ups are open to attendees from schools only.

Exhibit Hall

Monday - Wednesday

Take advantage of the chance to talk with industry experts in a virtual environment. During our Exhibit Hall each day — yes three full days! — exhibitors will be hosting events and providing specialized content in their booths. Dedicated times to speak directly to exhibitors will be available each day.

State of NBOA & Leadership Awards

Tuesday, February 23
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

NBOA President and CEO Jeff Shields and NBOA Board Chair Chuck McCullagh will update membership on NBOA’s latest offerings and the association’s vision for the future. Then a special presentation will highlight the work of distinguished colleagues. Hear from the winners of NBOA’s highest honors, the Ken White Distinguished Business Officer Award and the Sarah Daignault Outstanding Support of Independent Schools Award, as well as the new Jeffrey Shields Award for Innovation Excellence in School Business Operations.

Jeff Shields   Jeff Shields
Chuck McCullagh   Chuck McCullagh

Get Fit: Run/Walk

Anytime during the Annual Meeting

Join us for a virtual run during the week of the Annual Meeting. Run or walk on your own time, upload photos to social media and tag NBOA, and enter your results for a chance to win prizes.

Stay tuned for registration information.

Get Fit: Yoga

Wednesday, February 24
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us for a virtual yoga session during the Annual Meeting. Upload photos to social media and tag NBOA. Stay tuned for registration information.

Stay tuned for registration information.