SAS Institute 2024

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 Mark your calendars for December 8, 9, 10, and 11, 2024. Registration opens September 16 for SAS Institute 2024, Purposeful Leadership: Support. Empower. Partner. 


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This year’s SAS Institute, offers keynote sessions, seminar and series sessions, various breakout sessions, an Act 45 course, informational tables, and special evening events!

  • Keynote Speakers:

    • Chase Mielke, nationally recognized author, speaker, and expert on applying research-based, teacher-tested practices to improve educator well-being
    • Orion Jean, 2021 TIME Kid of the Year, changemaker, author, and a passionate and engaging speaker
    • Michael Bonner, educator, disruptive innovator, entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker
    • Mark Perna, acclaimed speaker, generational expert, bestselling author, and national thought leader
  • Targeted seminar and series sessions designed to understand, investigate, and explore critical topics in today’s educational landscape

  • Breakout sessions examining strategies to encourage purposeful leadership and strategies to tackle the tough topics in the present educational climate

  • An Act 45 course focusing on and applying purposeful leadership strategies to meet the known challenges of today and prepare for the unexpected challenges of tomorrow

  • An opportunity to visit informational tables and participate in a raffle - with exciting prizes for the winners

  • Sponsored events each evening to provide fun, food, and relaxation

Keynote Speakers


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Chase Mielke

Chase Mielke is an award-winning educator, writer, and speaker focusing on preventing teacher burnout and increasing student engagement. His most recent book, Illuminate the Way: The School Leader’s Guide to Addressing and Preventing Teacher Burnout, outlines three dimensions of burnout and provides methods to foster agency relatedness, and competence in staff. Chase hosts the Educator Happy Hour podcast with Ming Shelby. His most recent venture has been creating professional growth for busy educators. As an engaging speaker, he speaks with students and educators on topics of resilience, mindset, applied neuroscience, and positive psychology.

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Orion Jean

Orion Jean is a 13-year-old from Texas. After winning a national kindness speech contest, he used his prize money to start the “Race to Kindness” campaign. His initiatives include the “Race to 500 Toys,” Race to 100,000 Meals,” and “Race to 500,000 Books.” His pursuit of kindness is fueled by this simple mantra- “If you see a problem, fix it.” He is the author of A Kids Book About Leadership, a book focused on inspiring the young (and young-at-heart) to develop the leader inside of them. Orion was also selected as the 2021 TIME “Kid of the Year.” He has been featured on numerous local, national, and international media outlets.


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Michael Bonner

Michael Bonner is a renowned leader, innovator, and performance booster, who is a trailblazer in leadership development and organizational culture. He is a dynamic keynote speaker and a recent recipient of Atlanta's 40 under 40 awards . He is the CEO of Bonnerville, a business that promotes the value of self-care and a highly respected team member at the famed Ron Clark Academy. He empowers leaders to build genuine relationships and establish a positive organizational culture, vision, and team development. His presentations challenge leaders to reflect, strategize, and execute in order to increase efficiency in the workplace. He empowers leaders to build genuine relationships with their teams and colleagues.


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Mark Perna

Mark C. Perna is the founder and CEO of TFS Results, a full-service strategic consulting firm at the forefront of the national paradigm shift in education and workforce development. As an international generational expert, Mark has devoted his career to empowering educators and employers to unleash the tremendous potential of today's young people. Mark founded the Education with Purpose & Employment with Passion movement to help communities connect the pipelines between education, business, and economic development. His work has helped countless parents, educators, employers, and national organizations across North America to engage with the younger generations more effectively.

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