Event Details & Registration


San Juan Capistrano, California 
July 9th - 12th

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The AISAP Annual Institute's mission is to provide all Admission and Enrollment Management Professionals the tools, resources, and networking opportunities that are essential to achieving success both in your professional and institutional journey towards growth.  We seek to equip the newest through the most seasoned admission and enrollment management, and marketing and communications professionals with the knowledge and skills that are essential to achieving success both in their professional and institutional journeys towards growth.   

Host Hotels

AISAP has secured two hotels with significant discounts ($199/night) and within walking distance of each other. AISAP will be providing bus shuttle service to and from the school from each hotel on Monday and Tuesday. As well there will be service between the hotels for meeting and all Institute-related activities at scheduled times. Remember... they are within walking distance, so a stroll along the beach walk is a great option as well!



$199.00 USD per night

Start Date: 7/9/17
End Date: 7/12/17
Last day to book with reduced rate: 6/16/17 or until room block is sold out. Rooms may be still available, yet please note you will not receive the AISAP reduced rate.
Please note that rooms are available with this rate until this date or until all rooms in this room block are reserved. Any nights before Sunday, July 9, 2017, or after Wednesday, July 12, 2017, need to be booked separately as the reduced rate is only for 7/9/17 - 7/12/17.

You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to contact Program Coordinator, Whitaker Willocks at programs@aisap.org. 

Book your group rate for AISAP Annual Institute



Double Tree Suites Doheny Beach - Dana Point

$199.00 USD per night


Book your group rate at the Double Tree for the AISAP Annual Institute  

Start Date: 7/9/17
End Date: 7/12/17
Please note that rooms are available with this rate until all rooms in this room block are reserved. Any nights before Sunday, July 9, 2017, or after Wednesday, July 12, 2017, need to be booked separately as the reduced rate is only for 7/9/17 - 7/12/17.

If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to contact Program Coordinator, Whitaker Willocks at programs@aisap.org. 

Host School


St. Margaret's Episcopal School
31641 La Novia Avenue
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

The Mission on OUR Mind is YOUR Success


2017 Pricing

Jan 1-May 5
May 6-June 16

June 17-July 7
AISAP Member - Single Registration $1,275.00 US $1,395.00 US $1,550.00 US Membership must be current at time of the Institute
AISAP Member - Additional Participants $1,150.00 US $1,270.00 US $1,425.00 US Must have one person from your school registered at the single rate (shown above)
Join AISAP & Register as a Member Rate(s) above plus membership fee By selecting this option; you will be able to view and add your school's membership rate to your registration. For more information on joining AISAP, please visit our Membership Rates & Benefits webpage.
Non-Member - Single Registration $1,900.00 US $2,100.00 US $2,300.00 US
Legacy Leader $1,895.00 US $1,995.00 US $1,995.00 US This is a special series for experienced Admission and Enrollment Management professionals. There will be a separate agenda just for this group. Coursework, teaching, and curriculum map supported by Vanderbilt University, Peabody Professional Institute and Vanderbilt faculty. Once registered you will be required to submit a statement of purpose for review by Vanderbilt University PPI and AISAP Legacy Leader Program Coordinators.  Please note, participants in the Legacy Leader program must be current members of AISAP at the time of the Institute
Sahadi Scholarship Registration Fee- for approved applicants $900.00 US $900.00 US $900.00 US The limited scholarship is intended to support individuals who are employed at independent schools with limited professional development funding. Submission of this application is not your registration for this event. APPLICATIONS CLOSED.
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

All Annual Institute meetings on Monday and Tuesday will be held at St. Margaret's Episcopal School. The Sunday and Wednesday events will be at The Marriott Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa. Institute attendees will be shuttled to and from the school and Marriott Laguna Cliffs hotel each day.

Registration includes all planned educational sessions, program materials, networking and light breakfast on Monday and Tuesday; lunch on Monday and Tuesday and, Tuesday dinner functions based on the agenda, transportation to and from The Marriott Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa to St. Margaret's Episcopal School, Cohort meeting materials, and virtual meetings throughout the 2017-2018 academic year.  All registrants will have access to the "Annual Institute" online community which will give you access to all session slides, group discussions and all other Institute materials

Registration fees do not include hotel fees or taxi/transportation to and from the airport.   See our Substitution and Cancellation Policy.


Breakout Sessions

2017 Agenda-at-a-Glance Take a look at our Schedule at a Glance and see our "as of" sessions so you can begin to map out your experience!

For Senior Enrollment Managers, the AISAP Legacy Leader program is centered on Vanderbilt University's Leadership and Organizational Program. The LOP program curriculum aligns leadership theory with contemporary leadership practices. In the program, students build knowledge and sharpen competencies that can be applied in educational organizations.

Annual Institute 2016 Fort Worth Video from AISAP on Vimeo.

Cornerstone Speakers

 Head_shot.jpg   Jason Dorland is an author, Olympian, coach, entrepreneur, and storyteller who has dedicated his life to the pursuit of excellence for himself and those he supports. He is a graduate of The Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, taught high school for 15 years and is the co-founder of Left Coast Naturals—an organic and natural food manufacturer and distributor in Vancouver. During his 10 years of coaching high-school rowing, Jason’s crews won 12 International Championship events, set a Canadian course record time and won back-to-back events with the same four athletes—a feat never before achieved at a National Championship. Jason is now sharing his experiences and life-lessons through his keynotes and workshops, he consults as a high-performance coach for athletes, artists, and executives while promoting his recent book: PULLING TOGETHER: A Coach's Journey to Uncover the Mindset of True Potential.

David Holmes, Co-Director of the Institute on Character and Admission

David Holmes served the University of Vermont for 13 years as a professor of education and founder of the university-wide center for teaching excellence. He led two independent schools, Suffield Academy and Community School (ID). He helped found College for Every Student (helps low-income youth on a path to college) and Escola SESC (a 520 student boarding school serving low-income youth throughout Brazil). He coordinated a $25 mil grants program at the U.S. Department of Education¹ s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. An author of articles, monographs and a book on the McCarthy era (Stalking the Academic Communist), David oversees studies of character development at Community School, including two projects in concert with Angela Duckworth and the Character Lab at UPenn. He received a B.A. from Middlebury College, an MA in International Relations from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver. He is co-director of the Institute on Character and Admission. 


Stay Connected

During the Institute is when you make friends and connections that last all year long. Stay connected with our 2017 Annual Institute Community.  Share what you learned or what you know-meet other attendees-inspire new ideas by collaborating--use it as a resource! 

Another way to stay connected is via our 2017 Participant Directory -- look up the new friends you made or the colleagues in your cohort group!  The 2017 Participant Directory is stored in the 2017 Annual Institute Community Library, exclusively for the use of our Institute attendees.


Our Contact Information

Still have questions that aren't answered on this page or on the Annual Institute FAQ's?  Here's how you can reach us:

Billing Questions 
Ron Crampton
Director of Finance & Operations 
(203) 421-7051

Program & Agenda Questions
Whitaker Willocks
Program Coordinator 
(203) 421-7051

Past Institute Locations:

2016 - Fort Worth Country Day School, Fort Worth, TX
2015 - Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore, MD
2014 - Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR
2013 - Harpeth Hall School Nashville, TN
2012 - LaJolla Country Day School, La Jolla, CA
2011 - University School of Nashville, Nashville, TN
2010 - The Perkiomen School, Pennsburg, PA
2009 - The Webb School, Claremont, CA
2008 - Cranbrook School, Detroit, MI
2007 - Alexander Dawson School, Longmont, CO
2006 - The Bolles School, Jacksonville, FL

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