Empowering event full of Passion, Creation, and Collaboration

A conference for passionate educators who are looking to expand their teaching methods, learn new and innovative ways to build student engagement, collaborate with like-minded educators, and much more.

Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, MI
JULY 10th - JULY 12th, 2017

Lead the Way is not your typical conference! Yes, we will have round table discussions, keynote and main stage presenters, and constant collaboration, however, in a way you have never seen before or experienced.

This conference will emphasize integrating creative and artistic methods into the classroom across disciplines. All educators are welcome to join this empowering, professional development event that will be full of brainstorming and creativity.

Together, our main-stage facilitators and participants will dive into educational topics, tips, and strategies. Here are just a few of the topics we will be diving into:

  • 5-step formula to a diverse and effective classroom
  • How to overcome the national gap in education
  • Effective ways to uplift our students when they are faced with change and personal struggle.
  • Maintaining a motivational mindset as an educator and leader
  • Creating a school culture to maximize learning
  • Integration in the classroom between the arts and academics
  • Unique and artistic ways to create an engaging classroom

Would you like to be informed first when 2017 details are set?


  • Two full days of professional development
  • 5-star breakfast and lunch will be provided daily
  • Specialty vouchers for your night out in Harbor Springs
  • Two free drink tickets and complimentary appetizers for Tuesday night’s Social Mingle
  • One free ticket to the Gala • Boyne Dinner Theater
  • Gift bag full of fun surprises and useful tools
  • Not to mention all of the top quality tips and strategies from some of America’s top educators you will get to take back and implement in your classroom!


Boyne Highlands Resort
600 Highland Drive
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Room Rservations: Attendees may use this link to make online reservations for The Young Americans’ Lead the Way Conference event, 7/10/2017 – 7/13/2017 at Boyne Highlands Resort: Click here to reserve room