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Hosted at The Harbour School (The Grove Campus)
332 Ap Lei Chau Bridge Road
Hong Kong

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Friday, November 9
 

8:00am

Day 1: Transportation from Ovolo Southside Hotel to THS
Friday November 9, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am
Ovolo Southside Hotel Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Hong Kong

8:30am

9:00am

Welcoming Remarks
Speakers
avatar for MacKenzie Hovermale

MacKenzie Hovermale

OpenApply Director, OpenApply
MacKenzie is the OpenApply Director at Faria Education Group, a leading provider of information systems for international schools, currently supporting over 10,000 schools worldwide. Since joining the OpenApply team, MacKenzie has helped over 300 schools take their admissions online... Read More →



Friday November 9, 2018 9:00am - 9:15am
The Harbour School (The Grove Campus)

9:15am

Progressive and Traditional Outcomes in Education at The Harbour School
Often times, progressive and traditional practices are pitted as polar opposites, a false dilemma. What happens when a school takes the best of both concepts and applies them to all areas of schooling, including admissions? Christine Greenberg, Prep and Primary Principal presents a keynote on the journey of The Harbour School in the last 11 years and its community learnings gleaned from student, faculty, administrative and admissions personnel.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Greenberg

Christine Greenberg

Principal, Prep & Primary, The Harbour School
J. Christine Greenberg is the Prep and Primary Principal of The Harbour School in Hong Kong. Before joining the faculty in THS in 2009, Christine worked in schools as a teacher and educational consultant. She completed the rank of Master Teacher in accordance with the Comprehensive... Read More →



Friday November 9, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am
The Harbour School (The Grove Campus)

10:00am

A Team Approach to Admissions
Beijing City International School strives to live its mission by showing compassion and inspiring perspective families.  We model these attributes through a collaborative team approach prior to, during and after our admissions season.  This session will explore how the Departments of Communications, Admissions and the Academic Divisions support each other in onboarding families to our school, including our summer transition program.

Speakers
avatar for Allen Lambert

Allen Lambert

Director of Communications, Beijing City International School
Allen received his Bachelor of Science in Management and Communication from Corbon University in Salem, Oregon and pursued a career in business before going into education. He served as director of two Non-Profit Community Organizations. While working as an assistant English teacher... Read More →



Friday November 9, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
The Harbour School (The Grove Campus)

10:50am

Coffee Break
Friday November 9, 2018 10:50am - 11:20am
The Harbour School (The Grove Campus)

11:20am

Enrolment - The Beginning of a Journey
Handled well, the enrolment process can be a highly important and informative first step in what may be a student’s entire journey through school education. In many, and perhaps most cases however, it is simply a checkbox process that aims to get students into school.

There are many enrolment systems that check whether a student is well suited to the school - do they have good enough academics, do they offer something extra to the school community, will they be a good fit? Far, far fewer aim to ensure that the school is well suited to the student.

In this session, Jonathan will look at the development of a more holistic and rounded enrolment process which involves a steadily increasing range of people and functions in the school, but which, as a result, is actually cutting down substantially on administrative, educational and behavioural issues further down the line - and is feeding essential market intelligence back into the front end of the process.



Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Cox

Jonathan Cox

Deputy Principal, GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
Jonathan is Deputy Principal (High School) and Academic Advisor for GEMS World Academy (Singapore), where he oversees admissions to Grades 6 - 12. He moved into education after a career in Corporate Training, setting up and running companies in the UK, France and Germany. Before moving... Read More →



Friday November 9, 2018 11:20am - 12:10pm
The Harbour School (The Grove Campus)

12:10pm

Lunch
Friday November 9, 2018 12:10pm - 1:10pm
The Harbour School (The Grove Campus)

1:10pm

Workshop 1.1: Introduction to OpenApply
If you are interested to learn more, please visit openapply.com and schedule a demo!

Speakers
avatar for Steven Born

Steven Born

Associate, OpenApply


Friday November 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Breakout Room 1

1:10pm

Workshop 1.2: Managing Re-Enrolment
Speakers
avatar for Tom Kirby

Tom Kirby

Senior Implementation Specialist, OpenApply
I am a Senior Implementation Specialist for OpenApply, responsible for OpenApply training and support, and for implementing OpenApply with our new schools in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Feel free to ask me anything about OpenApply!



Friday November 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Breakout Room 2

2:00pm

Short Break
Friday November 9, 2018 2:00pm - 2:10pm
The Harbour School (The Grove Campus)

2:10pm

Workshop 2.1: Forms & Checklists
Speakers
avatar for Steven Born

Steven Born

Associate, OpenApply



Friday November 9, 2018 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Breakout Room 1

2:10pm

Workshop 2.2: Integrations
Speakers
avatar for MacKenzie Hovermale

MacKenzie Hovermale

OpenApply Director, OpenApply
MacKenzie is the OpenApply Director at Faria Education Group, a leading provider of information systems for international schools, currently supporting over 10,000 schools worldwide. Since joining the OpenApply team, MacKenzie has helped over 300 schools take their admissions online... Read More →



Friday November 9, 2018 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Breakout Room 2

3:00pm

Short Break
Friday November 9, 2018 3:00pm - 3:10pm
The Harbour School (The Grove Campus)

3:10pm

Unconference
Speakers
avatar for Marcus Shaw

Marcus Shaw

Director of Admissions, Woodstock School
Marcus Shaw is currently the Director of Admissions at Woodstock School (established in 1854), located in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas. Marcus has an MBA from Regis University in Colorado. He is a successful business owner and has taught Business Strategy, Marketing, Finance... Read More →



Friday November 9, 2018 3:10pm - 4:10pm
The Harbour School (The Grove Campus)

4:10pm

5:30pm

Happy Hour + Conference Dinner
We welcome you to join the Happy Hour and Conference Dinner on the rooftop of Ovolo Southside Hotel starting at 5:30pm.

Friday November 9, 2018 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Ovolo Southside Hotel Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Hong Kong
 
Saturday, November 10
 

8:00am

Day 2: Transportation from Ovolo Southside Hotel to THS
Saturday November 10, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am
Ovolo Southside Hotel Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Hong Kong

8:30am

9:00am

Company Update, Product Roadmap & New Features
Speakers
avatar for MacKenzie Hovermale

MacKenzie Hovermale

OpenApply Director, OpenApply
MacKenzie is the OpenApply Director at Faria Education Group, a leading provider of information systems for international schools, currently supporting over 10,000 schools worldwide. Since joining the OpenApply team, MacKenzie has helped over 300 schools take their admissions online... Read More →



Saturday November 10, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
The Harbour School (The Grove Campus)

9:30am

THS & OpenApply
The Harbour School is a Prep-G12 international school in Hong Kong that aims to unlock the best in every student through progressive education and individual approaches to teaching. We are now on its third year of using OpenApply. This session will cover a brief history about how we used to run our admissions process, how we implemented OpenApply and how we use it today.

Speakers
avatar for Tisha Del Rosario

Tisha Del Rosario

Admissions Director, The Harbour School
Tisha was born in the Philippines, but has lived in Indonesia and Hong Kong before moving to the US to study Business Communications at Arizona State University. A year after completing her degree, she moved back to Hong Kong where her family was based, to start her career. After... Read More →



Saturday November 10, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
The Harbour School (The Grove Campus)

10:00am

Short Break
Saturday November 10, 2018 10:00am - 10:10am
The Harbour School (The Grove Campus)

10:10am

Make your Tech Director your best friend
Admissions is often the start of the data workflow that feeds into many other processes throughout the school, from academics to the cafeteria. Therefore, conducting things according to IT best practices — such as having a clean OpenApply database — is the first thing to get right. We'll discuss challenges that make keeping databases up-to-date and in-sync.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Morris

Adam Morris

Head of IT System & English Teacher, IGB International School
Adam is a developer with a broad range of experience helping schools with data management. In addition to private consultations, he also contributes to open source, especially in the Python and Javascript ecospheres. By day, he teaches IB English Language Acquisition at IGB International... Read More →



Saturday November 10, 2018 10:10am - 11:00am
The Harbour School (The Grove Campus)

11:00am

Coffee Break
Saturday November 10, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
The Harbour School (The Grove Campus)

11:30am

Story Telling - the Marketing Strategy that Wrote Itself
Green School Bali is wall-less School made entirely of bamboo set in the jungle in Bali, educating for sustainability through it’s unique curriculum based on student guided, experiential learning and entrepreneurship. No uniforms, no testing, no meat! Not your average sell…Join Helen O’Connor, Head of Admissions as she reveals how their unique marketing strategy initially wrote itself, developed into a storytelling machine, and has filled their school in just 10 years.

* Link to Green School Bali's Youtube channel for all their videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/greenschoolbali/

Speakers
avatar for Helen O'Connor

Helen O'Connor

Head of Admissions, Green School Bali
Helen is the Head of Admissions at Green School Bali, an International School located in the jungle of Bali, whose mission is to educate for sustainability. Originally a parent at the School (her twins Milo and Sofi graduated in 2017), Helen sat on the School Board as Chair of the... Read More →



Saturday November 10, 2018 11:30am - 12:20pm
The Harbour School (The Grove Campus)

12:20pm

1:30pm

Workshop 3.1: OpenApply Review Mode
Speakers
avatar for MacKenzie Hovermale

MacKenzie Hovermale

OpenApply Director, OpenApply
MacKenzie is the OpenApply Director at Faria Education Group, a leading provider of information systems for international schools, currently supporting over 10,000 schools worldwide. Since joining the OpenApply team, MacKenzie has helped over 300 schools take their admissions online... Read More →



Saturday November 10, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Breakout Room 1

1:30pm

Workshop 3.2: Analytics
Speakers
avatar for Tom Kirby

Tom Kirby

Senior Implementation Specialist, OpenApply
I am a Senior Implementation Specialist for OpenApply, responsible for OpenApply training and support, and for implementing OpenApply with our new schools in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Feel free to ask me anything about OpenApply!



Saturday November 10, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Breakout Room 2

2:20pm

Short Break
Saturday November 10, 2018 2:20pm - 2:30pm
The Harbour School (The Grove Campus)

2:30pm

Workshop 4.1: Parent Experience
Speakers
avatar for Tom Kirby

Tom Kirby

Senior Implementation Specialist, OpenApply
I am a Senior Implementation Specialist for OpenApply, responsible for OpenApply training and support, and for implementing OpenApply with our new schools in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Feel free to ask me anything about OpenApply!



Saturday November 10, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Breakout Room 1

2:30pm

Workshop 4.2: Events - Tours, Open Days, & Interviews
Speakers
avatar for MacKenzie Hovermale

MacKenzie Hovermale

OpenApply Director, OpenApply
MacKenzie is the OpenApply Director at Faria Education Group, a leading provider of information systems for international schools, currently supporting over 10,000 schools worldwide. Since joining the OpenApply team, MacKenzie has helped over 300 schools take their admissions online... Read More →



Saturday November 10, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Breakout Room 2

2:30pm

Workshop 4.3: OpenApply for Chinese Families
Speakers
avatar for Steven Born

Steven Born

Associate, OpenApply



Saturday November 10, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Breakout Room 3

3:20pm

4:00pm

4:00pm