Personally connect with incoming superintendents across the state, meet WASA staff, and learn from experienced superintendents.

Sunday, July 23 | 1–8 p.m.
Monday, July 24 | 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

New and incoming superintendents for the 2023–24 school year. 


Marriott Tacoma Downtown
1538 Commerce St.
Tacoma, WA 98402

The discounted room block rate of $179 plus taxes and fees, is available until July 10, 2023 or until the room block is full. Please use this link or call 1(888)236-2427 to reserve a room. A credit card will be required to complete the reservation.

The discounted parking rate for those staying in the room block is $16.
Parking rates for those attending the conference who are not be staying overnight will be charged for parking at the following rates:

  • 0–4 hours — $6
  • 4–8 hours — $12
  • 8+ hours — $22 

Conference Registration

Clock Hours
11.5 hours will be available to attendees. The clock-hours from will be distributed on July 24, 2023. 

Registration Rate: $350


A $50 administrative fee applies to all cancellations submitted by July 7, 2023.
No refunds after July 7.
No Show = No Refund.

If you need assistance with your login/access, contact Lisa Gehman at 360.943.5717 or by email at lgehman@wasa-oly.org.  


Sunday, July 23
 1–4:30 p.m.  Program 
 5–6 p.m.          Reception
 6–6:45 p.m.  Dinner
 6:45–8 p.m.  Program

Monday, July 24
 8 a.m.  Breakfast
 8:30 a.m.  Program
 12 p.m.  Lunch
 12:45 p.m.  Program
 3 p.m.  End

View the full schedule here.

Conference Topics

  • Preparing for a Successful Superintendency
  • Being an Equity Focused Leader in a Divided Community
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Sophomore Superintendent Panel
  • Increasing Confidence in Public Education
  • Superintendent Support


Please bring a laptop or other device with wi-fi capability for use during the conference activities. 


Contact Lisa Gehman at lgehman@wasa-oly.org with conference registration questions. 
Contact Kim Fry at kfry@wasa-oly.org with questions about the conference. 

Upcoming Conferences

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