Summer Institute

Sunday, July 30 – Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Portland Regency Hotel
Portland, ME

This professional development event is the only one of its kind! Exclusively for state school boards association executive directors. Summer Institute provides an opportunity to network, inform, and inspire with programming and activities uniquely designed to address educational leadership and association management issues from a state school board association perspective. Registration for this event is online. You will be asked to log into to complete your registration. When completing your registration, be sure to register all guests, as well as registering yourself and guests for any events Register Now

Making Your Travel and Transportation Plans

The Portland International Jetport (PWM) is located 10 minutes from downtown Portland. The following air carriers service PWM: American Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines.

The Portland Regency Hotel does offer complimentary courtesy airport transportation 24-hours a day. It can be arranged by calling the hotel, 207-774-4200. If you rent a car, the hotel has extended a $12 per day valet rate for overnight parking to our group.


Reservations are to be made directly with the Portland Regency Hotel & Spa located at 20 Milk Street, Portland, ME 04101.  You will need to reference “NSBA Summer Institute Meeting” when you call the hotel at 1-800-727-3436.

Deluxe Rooms with One King Bed are $249.00 per night Sunday through Wednesday.  Please note, if you arrive on either Friday, July 28 or Saturday, July 29, the rates increase to $299.00 per night.  If you would like to stay at the hotel a few days following the conclusion of the event, the hotel will honor the $249.00 rate on Wednesday and Thursday evening, August 2 and 3, 2017. 

All rates are available until June 27, 2017.  Summer is the high peak time for Portland, so we strongly encourage you to make your reservations before the deadline.  After this date, reservations are subject to availability. 

The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa provide the following complimentary amenities to guests:

  • Ten percent (10%) discount at The Regency Day Spa
  • Complimentary usage of Regency Fitness Center
  • Complimentary Coffee – placed at your door at the time of your wake-up call.
  • Complimentary Daily Newspaper – USA Today and the Portland Press Herald
  • Complimentary High Speed Wireless Internet Access – available in every guest room

Program At-A-Glance

The scheduled sessions were planned by the Executive Directors’ Leadership Development Committee and range in topics: advocacy, state association management, good governance, board development, member engagement, and other relevant topics.  View Agenda

Things to do in Portland

Portland, Maine is a center or wonderful dining, cultural, natural beauty and more. For information on what awaits you in Portland and the surround area, please visit for information.

Registration Fee

The registration fee covers the following events associated with the Summer Institute, all food and beverage related events for state association attendees, onsite audio visual equipment provided by the hotel. Please note, NSBA does supplement the AV by providing its own LCD projectors and laptops. Participation by representatives from NSBA is not included in the cost of your registration fee. Also, the fee does not include the cost of optional events such as the Monday night lobster bake at DiMillo’s Restaurant or the Tuesday organized activities.

  • State Association Executive Directors and International Partner - $500
  • Additional State Association Staff (in addition to the executive director) - $250
  • State Association Staff (executive director not attending) - $500
  • Non-Partner International Attendees – $1000
Go to top