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Friday, March 13
 

12:45pm PDT

Early Registration
Friday March 13, 2015 12:45pm - 1:15pm PDT
Auditorium

1:15pm PDT

OpenApply Introduction & Demonstration
Learn how OpenApply supports international schools in their transition to the paperless admissions office of the future! Our fully integrated system was designed to track applicants from inquiry to enrollment and beyond.

This demonstration will provide an overview of OpenApply's key features, including how to:
  • Review and edit submitted applications, or export them to PDF.
  • Write personal notes for families or internal notes visible to only you and your colleagues.
  • Accept, decline, and enroll applicants.
  • Review and analyze your applicant pool under the Analytics tab.
  • Bulk invoice applicants and process payments.
We will also demonstrate how online application forms are personally designed for each of our schools and based on existing paper forms. 

Speakers
avatar for Angelica Nierras

Angelica Nierras

Managing Director, Faria Education Group


Friday March 13, 2015 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
A301 (Primary School)

1:15pm PDT

ManageBac Company Update
Speakers
avatar for RVenus Lai

RVenus Lai

Regional Director, Asia-Pacific, Faria Education Group
Faria Education Group provides integrated systems to enhance efficiency in international education.Faria Education Group is the world's leading provider of software to IB world schools, and offers a fully integrated school management suite: ManageBac for planning, assessment and reporting... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 1:15pm - 2:00pm PDT
D208 (Secondary School)

1:45pm PDT

Presentation from an OpenApply School
See behind the scenes at KIS international school currently using OpenApply to manage their admissions process and how the system is used day-to-day.

A link to Linda's presentation:
http://prezi.com/ktmxalybnbks/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy 

Speakers
avatar for Linda Belonje

Linda Belonje

KIS International School, Director of Marketing and Development
As a third-culture child, Linda grew up in several countries around the world, and attended international schools. She went back to her home country, the Netherlands, to obtain her Master’s degree in Communications, then in 1995 moved to Thailand to work in the field of Marketing... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
A301 (Primary School)

2:00pm PDT

Coffee Break
2:00-2:15PM ManageBac Coffee Break
2:15-2:30PM OpenApply Coffee Break
 

Friday March 13, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Secondary School Atrium

2:15pm PDT

ManageBac Workshop - DP
Speakers
avatar for RVenus Lai

RVenus Lai

Regional Director, Asia-Pacific, Faria Education Group
Faria Education Group provides integrated systems to enhance efficiency in international education.Faria Education Group is the world's leading provider of software to IB world schools, and offers a fully integrated school management suite: ManageBac for planning, assessment and reporting... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 2:15pm - 4:00pm PDT
TBC

2:15pm PDT

ManageBac Workshop - MYP
Speakers
avatar for RVenus Lai

RVenus Lai

Regional Director, Asia-Pacific, Faria Education Group
Faria Education Group provides integrated systems to enhance efficiency in international education.Faria Education Group is the world's leading provider of software to IB world schools, and offers a fully integrated school management suite: ManageBac for planning, assessment and reporting... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 2:15pm - 4:00pm PDT
TBC

2:15pm PDT

ManageBac Workshop - PYP
Speakers
avatar for RVenus Lai

RVenus Lai

Regional Director, Asia-Pacific, Faria Education Group
Faria Education Group provides integrated systems to enhance efficiency in international education.Faria Education Group is the world's leading provider of software to IB world schools, and offers a fully integrated school management suite: ManageBac for planning, assessment and reporting... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 2:15pm - 4:00pm PDT
D318 (Secondary School)

2:30pm PDT

OpenApply Workshop
A hands-on workshop with OpenApply staff, who will personally guide you through an OpenApply account customized for your school, and address questions or concerns.

We will have laptops and displays on hand.

Speakers
avatar for Angelica Nierras

Angelica Nierras

Managing Director, Faria Education Group


Friday March 13, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
A301 (Primary School)
 
Saturday, March 14
 

8:00am PDT

Morning Tea & Registration
Saturday March 14, 2015 8:00am - 8:45am PDT
Auditorium

8:45am PDT

Welcome Address
Speakers
avatar for Angelica Nierras

Angelica Nierras

Managing Director, Faria Education Group


Saturday March 14, 2015 8:45am - 9:00am PDT
Auditorium

9:00am PDT

Keynote: Imagining the Future of School Admissions
The international school admissions office performs a critical, connected function in the life of any international school. But, David Willows asks, are we prepared to re-imagine the future of school admissions? Based on current trends and conversations with practitioners around the world, this session will explore ten ideas that may change the way we think about school admissions forever.

Speakers
avatar for David Willows

David Willows

Director of Admissions and Advancement, International School of Brussels
Dr. David Willows is Director of Admissions and Advancement at the International School of Brussels. David is also a regular presenter at international conferences, blogger, and author of several books and articles in the field of international school branding, admissions, marketing... Read More →



Saturday March 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Auditorium

10:00am PDT

Beyond Enrolment and the Differing Admissions Models
Many college and university Admissions Offices have been at the forefront of new models of 'Enrollment Management'. Independent schools in the US are looking to learn from this. Just how does this concept relate to the job we do in an International School setting? This presentation will look at some of the defined models of 'Enrollment Management' and discuss their link to International School Admissions, considering the challenges and the impact on the Admissions Team.

Speakers
avatar for Bronwyn Thorburn

Bronwyn Thorburn

Director of Admissions and Marketing (M.Sc., B.Sc. Dip. RSA), IGB International School, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bronwyn’s career in international education has spanned over 20 years at schools in theUnited Kingdom, Switzerland, New Zealand, and now Malaysia. In 2014, she joined the founding team at IGBIS in her current role. For seven years, she was the Director of Admissions at TASIS England... Read More →



Saturday March 14, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Auditorium

11:00am PDT

Coffee Break
Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Auditorium

11:30am PDT

Our Biggest Admissions Challenges
Working in admissions is exciting! We get to meet many different people, share with them the story of our school and help them to settle in. But it certainly isn’t always easy! Let’s discuss the biggest challenges you face in admissions. Managing waitlists, declining admissions, re-enrollment… what is your biggest challenge?

The final GDoc from the session:
http://bit.ly/1AnD3FI
 

Speakers
avatar for Linda Belonje

Linda Belonje

KIS International School, Director of Marketing and Development
As a third-culture child, Linda grew up in several countries around the world, and attended international schools. She went back to her home country, the Netherlands, to obtain her Master’s degree in Communications, then in 1995 moved to Thailand to work in the field of Marketing... Read More →



Saturday March 14, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Auditorium

12:30pm PDT

Lunch
Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Primary School Atrium

2:00pm PDT

Mission Possible: 2
  • Impossible! Won’t Ever Work here!
  • Two distinct schools: SMITIS (Papua New Guinea); and King Faisal School (Saudi 
  • Arabia)
  • Enough hurdles in each location to think it is an athletic event.
  • A presentation on the OpenApply advantage to schools, including insights from the KFS Admissions Manager.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Darvall

Ken Darvall

Primary School Principal, King Faisal School
Dr Ken Darvall has enjoyed 41 years educational leadership experience covering all educational sectors in Australia and overseas, including primary, secondary and international schools, as well as training organisations, international business colleges, school quality assurance... Read More →
avatar for Ameen Jamal

Ameen Jamal

IT Registrar, King Faisal School
Ameen Jamal commenced working at King Faisal School in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2010 as the IT Registrar. He was appointed the Admissions Manager at KFS in 2013.


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Auditorium

3:00pm PDT

Setting Standards in International School Admissions
An interactive workshop where participants are encouraged to reflect on their experience of school admissions and consider key competencies and standards that can bring greater clarity and definition to this importance administrative role.  Participants will leave with a personal action plan for future professional development in the field.

Speakers
avatar for David Willows

David Willows

Director of Admissions and Advancement, International School of Brussels
Dr. David Willows is Director of Admissions and Advancement at the International School of Brussels. David is also a regular presenter at international conferences, blogger, and author of several books and articles in the field of international school branding, admissions, marketing... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Auditorium

4:00pm PDT

Closing Remarks & Final Best Practices Sharing
An opportunity to share final best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Angelica Nierras

Angelica Nierras

Managing Director, Faria Education Group


Saturday March 14, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Auditorium

6:30pm PDT

Sponsored Dinner & Drinks!
Join us for a sponsored dinner and networking at amBar, located at Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15.

Saturday March 14, 2015 6:30pm - 9:30pm PDT
amBar 4 Sukhumvit 15, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey-Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand