Sunday, November 7 and Monday, November 8 
Christ Presbyterian Academy


Keynote Speakers:
Sunday, November 7

Pete Dunlap completed his undergraduate work in Physics and earned a Masters in Science in Education before beginning his teaching career. Pete taught in public and independent schools in the Virgin Islands, Ecuador, and the United Kingdom. He returned to the United States to begin a career as a software engineer during which time he worked on apps for education, healthcare, and gig economy. Pete noticed that he and his coworkers were working in an environment full of distractions. Pete’s concern about distraction, inefficient multitasking, and a mindless approach to work led to his creation of the Digital Detangler, a book, blog, course, and approach to confronting distraction and bringing wellness to our use of technology. As an expert in both technology and wellness, he is employed by schools, large universities, and companies such as United Way to train employees and bring efficiency and sanity to the workplace. In addition to founding Digital Detangler, he has created ScrollStopper, a Chrome extension, and is a meditation teacher on Insight Timer.

Monday, November 8

Jada Monica Drew is passionate about working with leaders and serving as a catalyst for growth. When people think of Jada, they think results, impact, innovation, and community. Her work in the independent school sector includes serving as a recurring NCAIS keynote speaker, keynote for The Heads' Network, workshop facilitator at the Global Forum on Girls' Education, and a consultant for several schools in North Carolina and Virginia. Jada is the CEO of Social Designs, a leadership and diversity firm, and the visionary of the Bloom Innovative Solutions for Inclusion conference. Social Design provides training, consulting, and curriculum for organizations in the public and private sector. The Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for Educators 101 Virtual Academy and the Sharpen Your Inclusion Edge Virtual Academy have been instrumental in supporting the growth and transformation of leaders during the pandemic. When she's taking a break from speaking and training, Jada enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, working out, and traveling. Connect with Jada at


Pricing for the 2021 Biennial Conference
Pricing updates include group and early registration discounts as well as an option for a one-day only attendance pass. Conference registration will open this summer. Group discounts are not available to schools that are not TAIS members. 





Discounted Room Rates starting at $149/night (there are a limited number of rooms at this rate, so book early)
Discounted Parking: $35/night
Rates apply: Nov. 3-10
About the Omni:: Located on Fifth Avenue between Demonbreun and Korean Veterans Boulevard. Experience the charm of Music City. The Omni Nashville Hotel is near the Ryman Auditorium (0.5 mile from Omni) and Music City Center (0.2 mile from Omni), so you can experience all the excitement downtown Nashville has to offer.

 Attendees are also able to call 1-888-444-OMNI (6664) anytime to book a reservation. Mention the TAIS Conference.


Coming Soon: 
  • Information about featured speakers, vendors, and door prizes
In the meantime, please check out our exciting upcoming events for 2021-2022!