Cancellation policy for all NYSAIS events **Updated for COVID-19 Digital Resources**

Attendance eligibility: Attendance during conference lectures, sessions, breakouts, and meetings is strictly limited to those attendees who are currently employed at schools. Consultants, companies, firms, etc. engaged by schools are not employees of schools and may attend conferences in the capacity of "Exhibitor" (details for exhibiting are here) at select events. Digital events are currently TBD.


Online Events:

Refunds are currently on a case-by-case review, but typically cannot be granted as the attendees will be sent Zoom links automatically. We are happy to substitute name(s) for the paid registration(s). If the attendee cannot participate in real time, most events are recorded and all attendees registered prior to each deadline (1 hour before the start of the event) will receive any recordings and presentation materials, barring confidentiality or quality issues. Please check on the recording status prior to registering, if there is any doubt of attendance.

Please send emailed requests to and  Telephone requests WILL NOT be honored

Refunds are at the discretion of NYSAIS staff. 

In-person Events:


  • NYSAIS: For all in-person events, NYSAIS will be requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon conference registration (at the name badge table).


  • Mohonk Mountain House: Mohonk Mountain House will refund any deposits made for rooms at conferences due to COVID-related reasons up to 24 hours before the start of the event.

  • NYSAIS: NYSAIS will refund conference fees to attendees who communicate with NYSAIS ( due to COVID-related reasons at least 48 hours before the start of the conference. We can switch a registration from in-person to remote, too.

Weather-related cancellations:

In the event of inclement weather affecting the venue for in-person events, NYSAIS will not cancel the event unless the venue closes. Unless the conference or workshop is officially canceled, refunds will not be granted.

Upon cancellation of any registration, do be sure to also cancel any hotel arrangements. Hotel, meals, and overnight reservations are not the responsibility of NYSAIS.

NYSAIS Events Registration
    • October 25, 2021 Enabling Their Best: Counteracting Stereotype Threat in Adolescents - A 2-Part series 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Julian McNeil, Salubrious Consulting
      A 2-Part event: October 25 & November 1, 2021
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Target Audience: Middle and Upper School Educators in all roles

      Details and registration here.
    • October 26, 2021 An Approach to Social, Emotional, Academic Development for Humanities Teachers, with Facing History and Ourselves 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Katie Leo, Facing History and Ourselves
      4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      Audience: Humanities teachers, grades 5-12
      Details and registration here.
    • November 2, 2021 Systemic Differentiation: Three Ways to Design Units that Foster Equity and Empowerment (3-part series) 4:00 PM to 5:30 PMeSeminar
      This is a 3-part series: Tuesdays, November 2,9,16, 2021; 4-5:30 p.m.

      Discover three different approaches to designing meaningful units of study that provide multiple ways for diverse groups of students to achieve the learning goal.

      Please note that the three sessions build on each other for a cumulative experience. Participants are encouraged to attend all three, and sessions will be recorded and provided to all registrants.

      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Lauren Porosoff, Empower Forwards
      Target Audience: Classroom teachers in all subjects and grade levels, department chairs, and academic administrators

      Details and registration here.
    • November 4, 2021 How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America 4:00 PM to 5:00 PMeSeminar
      A Community Conversation
      Online via zoom
      Presenter: Dr. Clint Smith, Author, Journalist, Poet
      4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Target Audience: All educators, K-12
      Details and registration here.
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