LEAD Conference

The annual LEAD Conference gives school and district leaders a chance to share and discuss effective practices happening every day in Tennessee schools. With valuable first-person examples, educators from across the state share their best ideas for preparing Tennessee's students for college and careers.

LEAD 2015

The LEAD Conference will take place Oct. 26-28 at the Music City Center in Nashville. The theme of the LEAD conference this year is making sure students are "Promise Ready". This year we will share information that can help schools maximize student success with sessions themed around the five areas of our strategic plan: early foundations, support educators, bridge to postsecondary, empower districts, and all means all.

If you have any questions about the LEAD Conference, please email LEAD.Conference@tn.gov.

Hotels

Most of the hotel blocks listed below are currently full. We are in the process of securing more hotel blocks and will be posting more information in the coming weeks.

To reserve conference rates offered by one of the downtown hotels listed below, please visit their site with the link provided or call them directly. Remember, to receive the conference rate offered by each hotel, please use the group name 2015 LEAD.

Courtyard Nashville Downtown

170 4th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37219

Group Name: 2015 LEAD

Rates

The nightly rate is 229.00 USD. Rates are available October 25, 2015 to October 28, 2015. Deadline to book rooms at this rate is October 1, 2015.

For reservations, please visit the website or call

  • Tel: 800-321-2211
  • Tel: (615) 256-0900
  • Fax: (615) 701-2087
Amenities
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurants on Site

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown

315 4th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee
37219-1693

Group Name: 2015 LEAD

Rates

Single - 229.00 per room, per night for single or double occupancy

Rates are available October 25, 2015 to October 28, 2015. Deadline to book rooms at this rate is September 10, 2015.

For reservations, please visit the website or call  (615) 747-4806

Amenities
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Pet Friendly

Hilton Nashville Downtown

121 Fourth Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37201

Group Name: 2015 LEAD

Rates
  • Single - 239.00 per room, per night for single or double occupancy
  • Triple – 249.00 per room, per night for triple occupancy
  • Quad – 259.00 per room, per night for quadruple occupancy

Rates are available October 25, 2015 to October 28, 2015. Deadline to book rooms at this rate is September 25, 2015.

For reservations, please visit the website or call

  • Tel: (615) 620-1000
  • Fax: (615) 620-2050
Amenities
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Pet Friendly

Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown

301 3rd Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 37201

Group Name: 2015 LEAD

Rates
  • $209.00 per room, per night for single or double occupancy
  • $219.00 per room, per night for triple occupancy
  • $229.00 per room, per night for quadruple occupancy

Rates are available October 25, 2015 to October 28, 2015. Deadline to book rooms at this rate is September 25, 2015.

For reservations, please visit the website or call

  • Tel: (615) 687-9995
  • Fax: (615) 313-9968
Amenities
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Fitness Center

Omni Nashville Hotel

250 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Group Name: 2015 LEAD

Rates
  • $219.00 per room, per night for single occupancy
  • $239.00 per room, per night for double occupancy

Rates are available October 25, 2015 to October 28, 2015. Deadline to book rooms at this rate is September 25, 2015.

For reservations, please visit the website or call

  • Tel: 1 (615) 782-5300
  • Tel: 800-THE-OMNI
  • Tel: 888-444-OMNI
Amenities
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurants on Site
Attendee Registration

Online registration is now available. Prices for this year’s LEAD conference are listed below, and will be tiered based on the early, standard, and late registration windows:

  • Early Registration (July 15–Aug. 21)
  • Standard Registration (Aug. 22–Sept. 30)
  • Late & On-Site Registration (after Oct.1)

Full Conference (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)

  • $200.00 - Early Registration
  • $225.00 - Standard Registration
  • $250.00 - Late & On-site Registration

Monday only

  • $130.00 - Early Registration
  • $150.00 - Standard Registration
  • $175.00 - Late & On-site Registration

Tuesday only

  • $130.00 - Early Registration
  • $150.00 - Standard Registration
  • $175.00 - Late & On-site Registration

Wednesday only

  • $75.00 - Early Registration
  • $85.00 - Standard Registration
  • $100.00 - Late & On-site Registration

Co-presenters

Co-presenters will register at the applicable prevailing attendee rate.

Exhibitor  & Sponsor Registration

This year’s LEAD Conference will offer exhibitors and sponsors new and exciting opportunities to interact with over 2,000 of Tennessee’s district and school level administrators. Breakfast and lunch will be served in the exhibit hall, as well as afternoon snacks during the dedicated exhibit hall time. In addition to an opportunity to have exhibition space in the state-of-the-art facility, we are encouraging exhibitors to offer “classroom time” to conference attendees to better engage with and experience products offered by your team.

Also, available this year are a variety of sponsorship packages, as well as a la carte sponsor opportunities. These sponsorship opportunities give unprecedented visibility via advertising in our conference program, during special events, and on signs throughout the conference space. Finally, we hope your company will participate in the annual LEAD exhibitor prize game and giveaway. This is a free option that encourages visitation to booths, as well as a guaranteed face time with participants in the giveaway.

Please see the conference prospectus for more detailed information.

Online registration for exhibit space and sponsorships is now available.

Presenters

The call for presenter proposals for LEAD 2015 has closed. If you have additional questions about presenting at the LEAD Conference, please email Lisa Coons.