Frequently Asked Questions

Registration and Ticketing

We are so excited for you to join us! You may register for the conference here. Your registration includes entry to our fast-paced and informative conference with leading researchers; generous hospitality and some of the best Memphis cuisine and drinks (two dinners, one breakfast, and one lunch); the opportunity to connect with informed and engaged peers from across the country; and a copy of Primed to Perform, a custom notebook, a SchoolCEO magazine, and more.

Venue and Logistics

The conference and check-in will be held in the heart of downtown Memphis at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. The Halloran is within walking distance to most downtown hotels and restaurants, and our team will gladly accompany you on your walks to and from dinner! We suggest valeting your car at your hotel and joining us by foot for dinner. We will always share our meeting points and times for walking groups!

If you are driving in for the day, there is a parking garage right next to the Halloran, or if you prefer to park closer to the restaurants, there is a parking lot between the Halloran and restaurants.

Schedule and Sessions

You may find the conference schedule here. There is a welcome dinner and reception on Monday, September 25, breaks and lunch on Tuesday, September 26, as well as dinner, drinks, and karaoke on Tuesday! These meals are included in the price of your admission.

There are optional pre-conference Thrillshare training sessions on Monday during check-in if you’re interested in learning more about Apptegy’s product and services. Sign up for a pre-conference training session here. While these are designed for those already familiar with Thrillshare, you will still benefit from the concepts and SchoolCEO research presented during each session.

Payment and Refunds

Conference registration closes on September 21st or when tickets are sold out (whichever comes first). Rooms with our discounted block rate must be booked by August 28, 2023.

We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, and we offer a refund and credit policy. If you need to cancel your registration for the event, please notify us at least two weeks before the event start date for a refund of your registration fee. If you are unable to attend the event and notify us within two weeks of the event start date, we will offer you a full credit that can be applied towards your registration for our next conference that you are able to attend. You may also transfer your registration to another guest from the same district for the current event or future event.

To request a cancellation or credit, please contact our event team at with your registration details to facilitate the process.

You may pay for the conference via the Stripe link provided upon registration. There are no hidden fees or charges! We cover all processing fees for you.

Speakers and Presenters

We have three insightful keynote speakers discussing how to think differently about culture, branding, and recruitment; click here to read their bios. We will provide open Q&A sessions after each presentation and close Tuesday night with dinner, drinks, and live band karaoke!


WiFi: The Halloran has a WiFi network and we will provide the login and password information when you register.

Dress: While there is not a dress code, we do suggest that you join us in walking to the dinners from the Halloran—comfortable shoes are recommended! At past conferences most guests have worn business casual attire.

Food: All meals, including snacks and drinks, are provided from Monday dinner to Tuesday dinner.

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Barrett Goodwin at