The MSAN Institute is a two-day, intensive professional development opportunity dedicated to growing our understanding of how school districts develop equity-focused leadership and nurture cultural competence.

Join committed colleagues from across the United States as we:

  • Share current research and best practices with local & national experts.
  • Push our thinking in large and small group discussions with exceptional educators doing this work in real schools and districts.
  • Hear from students impacted by these issues.
  • Engage in focused district planning sessions and job-alike conversations.

Call for Proposals

The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, February 1, 2019.

Draft Agenda



Each MSAN district receives free registration for up to six participants at the MSAN Institute. A registration fee of $275/person will be charged if more than six individuals register.

A registration fee of $375/person will be charged for non-MSAN district participants.

Registration is transferable but not refundable.

The deadline to register is Friday, March 8, 2019.

Conference Location and Accommodations

The Madison Concourse Hotel
1 West Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53703
To make reservations, please call: 1-800-356-8293 and mention the MSAN Institute group.  Rooms at the Madison Concourse Hotel are $164/night + tax.  Reservations must be made by March 8, 2019.  Parking for overnight guests is $10/night.  There IS a complementary shuttle to and from the airport.

Transportation Information

Note: The Institute ends at 2pm on April 16.  Please make flight arrangements accordingly.

The Dane County Regional Airport code is MSN and is a short 20-minute drive to campus.  Another option is Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee.  It is 85 miles from Madison (about a 1.5-hour drive).

There IS a complementary shuttle to and from the Madison Concourse Hotel and the Dane County Regional airport.  There IS also a complementary shuttle to and from the DoubleTree and the airport based on availability.

Other transportation options include:

Green Cab of Madison
One-way transportation: shared ride (may pick up another person going in the same direction): $12 for 1 person, $13 for 2 people, $14 for 3 people, $15 for 4 people.  Direct ride: $18 for 1 person, $19 for 2 people, $20 for 3 people, $21 for 4 people.

Union Cab
One-way transportation: approximately $21 (metered rate).  There is no additional charge for more people.  Each cab can hold up to four people. 

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