Annual Conference The NAIS Annual Conference is the premier professional development and networking event for administrators, trustees, and teachers at independent schools. We attract more than 5,500 participants over the course of three days. NAIS represents more than 1,800 national and international member schools. People of Color Conference The People of Color Conference is the flagship of the National Association of Independent Schools' commitment to equity and justice in teaching and learning. The mission of the conference is to provide a safe space for leadership and professional development and networking for people of color and allies of all backgrounds in independent schools. PoCC equips educators at every level, from teachers to trustees, with knowledge, skills, and experiences to improve and enhance the interracial, interethnic, and intercultural climate in their schools, as well as the attending academic, social-emotional, and workplace performance outcomes for students and adults alike.