Boston, MA

Monday, April 22, 2024


10:00 am - Registration 

10:15 am - Welcome 

10:20 am  - Keynote Speaker - Brian B. Garrett, Director, Litigation Department and Chair, Education Law Practice Group, McLane Middleton

Title:  Legal Challenges in Admissions:  From Supreme Court Cases to Confidential Conversations

This keynote will focus on the evolving legal landscape impacting independent school admissions offices.  Brian will touch on the continuing effect of the Supreme Court’s affirmative action case on higher education and K-12 admissions, as well as other recent cases and legal issues involving independent schools’ duties and obligations to applicants.

11:00 am - Keynote Speaker - Keith Wright, VP of Psychometrics and Assessments, EMA

Topic: Is Standardized Testing Back?
We've all seen the headlines of notable higher education institutions—Dartmouth, M.I.T., Georgetown, Yale—announcing a return to required admissions testing. Are we amidst a substantial shift back to standardized admissions testing? And what does it mean for K–12 enrollment leaders? Four years after COVID-19, Dr. Keith Wright will discuss why many are rethinking standardized testing policies and what it means for the post-pandemic educational landscape.

12:15 pm -  EMA Update, Jim Daughdrill, National Director of Membership & Business Development, EMA

12:45 pm - Lunch

1:30 pm - End of Meeting  - an optional tour of campus for those interested



  • Parking is limited, please carpool if possible. Use this link for additional parking details and a campus map.
  • The meeting will take place in the Performing Arts Center


Concord Academy
166 Main St
Concord, MA 01742
United States

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