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Connect the Dots: Curriculum, Culture, and Community

Get ready for an unforgettable summit experience that goes beyond the conventional, bringing together the brightest minds in academia, finance, and leadership. The second annual Chief Academic Officer Summit on February 9, 2024, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, promises not only insightful discussions but also an infusion of innovation and camaraderie. Come be part of an experience that addresses equity, best practice, and "just in time" learning. Leave with new contacts, additional tools to use immediately in your district, and information that will help do your job more effectively.
Summit Schedule
Thursday, February 8
7:15 p.m.  
Networking Reception & Movie Night
Don’t miss this reception of networking, music, fun and good food along with a premiere of the Right to Read. Join your KASA team and partners.

Friday, February 9

7:50 a.m.
Doors Open
8:30 a.m.
General Session
Keynote - Horatio Sanchez
Horacio Sanchez, an influential education consultant, applies neuroscience to improve outcomes. Specializing in resiliency and applied brain science, he addresses issues like overcoming poverty's impact and enhancing school climate. Author of "The Education Revolution," Sanchez explores education's role in countering poverty's effects on brain development in "The Poverty Problem." READ MORE

10:15 a.m.
Comfort Break
10:25 a.m.
Networking Activity
10:55 a.m.
Transition Break

11:05 a.m.
Concurrent Education Sessions
Sessions will includes topics on homelessness, Senate Bill 9, AI and more.
See Complete List Here

11:45 a.m.
Transition Break
12:00 a.m.
Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m.
Concurrent Education Sessions
Sessions will includes topics on homelessness, Senate Bill 9, AI and more.
See Complete List Here

1:45 p.m.
Transition Break
2:00 p.m.
General Session & Wrap-Up
Keynote - Rodney Jackson
Rodney O'Neal Jackson, an MBA holder from the University of Kentucky, leads Financial Accounting at Fayette County Public Schools with a $1.1B budget. Recognized for leadership, he has received several school finance and business Awards and is a past President of the Kentucky Association of School Business Officials, he contributes to education on multiple fronts locally and nationally. READ MORE

3:00 p.m.
Summit Concludes

Register Here

February 9, 2024

Registration Includes: Summit Sessions, meals, materials & networking reception held Thursday, February 8 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Louisville.


$399 - Member
$499 - Nonmember

Lodging: Book your lodging at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville call (844) 203-1276

Parking: Complimentary - Blue Horse and Main Entrance are closed due to construction.

Thank you to our sponsors!



Cancellation Policy
Cancellations will be accepted through January 20, 2024, but must be submitted in writing via email (, fax (502) 875-4631, or mail to 87 C. Michael Davenport Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601.
Refunds will be issued less an administrative fee of $49 to offset the cost of materials purchased on your behalf.
Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations or no-shows after January 20, 2024, due to commitments KASA made to the hotel and other suppliers on your behalf.
You are welcome to substitute a school leader in your place, member/nonmember rate will apply.
*Written cancellation or substitution is required to protect both KASA members and staff from the uncertainty and misunderstandings that may occur because of cancellations made by phone during a hectic work period.