Sara, Michael, Jennifer and I were pleased to represent TIGed at the National Association for Independent Schools conference in Seattle last week! The theme of the conference this year was "Innovation: imagine, invent, inspire, dream". Speakers included Microsoft's famous co-founder, Bill Gates, the inspiring inventor of World Peace Game, John Hunter, and slam poet/educator, Sara Kay. It was really great to take time away from the every-day to attend NAIS and reflect on what we do at TIGed, take in a few great workshops, make new contacts, and to spread the word to educators and administrators about the great resources and offerings we have at TIGed. Michael co-led a presentation with Ioana Wheeler, Director of Global Initiatives with NAIS, and a number of educators on the Challenge 20/20 program, an Internet-based program that pairs classes at any grade level (K-12) from schools in the U.S. with their counterpart classes in schools in other countries. TIGed is a proud partner on this initiative, and is pleased to report a highly successful presentation. TIGed also co-hosted a fabulous networking event with World Leadership School and the Independent Schools Experiential Education Network at the Daily Grill. We hope that if you also attended NAIS, you had a great couple days, and that you've brought many reflections and new tools home with you to make your teaching practice more innovative!