2013 ELMLE Leadership Conference: Fostering Connections in the Middle  

Conference Organizer: Yolanda Barrena, ELMLE Leadership Group Coordinator

Hosted at Zurich International School: Baden CampusJi Han, principal at ZIS Baden, will be welcoming us to the newly opened ZIS Baden Campus for our 2nd Annual Fall ELMLE Leadership Conference!  Our weekend will start with a group dinner on Friday 25 October at 19:00 in Baden to provide time to reconnect with colleagues and meet some of the new members of our group!  Saturday, 26 October will be an all day conference from 9:00 – 17:00 at the beautiful Baden campus including a tour and various activities and discussions focusing on 'Fostering Connections in the Middle' through the lenses of school building design and other structures that support dynamic learning and collaboration for all members of the school community.  Visiting architects will discuss their ideas about designing schools for the future and participants will have the opportunity to meet in small groups with two different architects during the day for suggestions on their own school remodelling or design challenges.  Those staying for Saturday night are invited out in Zurich for the evening to enjoy the beautiful city and time with colleagues before traveling back home on Sunday at your leisure.  You are encouraged to finish the weekend with a relaxing Sunday in the famous Baden spas and historic old town.

Registration Details: Please email Yolanda Barrena to confirm your attendance at the conference and get on the email list for further information and updates.  This conference is FREE for all ELMLE membership school administrators, and sponsored by ELMLE!  **Please RSVP for your attendance at dinner on Friday and Saturday to Phil Keech (click here). Details are in the Conference Schedule regarding location and times.  Friday evening's gathering is sponsored by ELMLE and free to all conference attendees.

Dates: Friday, 25 October 2013: Starting at 19:00 in Baden 

Saturday, 26 October 2013: Ending at 17:00 at ZIS Baden Campus

Dinner out in Zurich will be arranged for those who are staying to enjoy the full weekend in Baden!

Conference Location:
 Zurich International School: Baden Campus

Mellingerstrasse 18, 5400 Baden

+41 (0) 58 750 2280

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Travel: ZIS Baden Campus is less than a 5 minute walk from the main Baden Train Station (Bahnhof).   Swiss public transit is very accessible whether you come by plane or train. It’s also very easy to chart out where to go through  the SBB website: http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html

Hotel Information: We recommend one of the following 3 hotels for your stay due to location and local faculty recommendations

Blue City Hotel

Haselstrasse 17, 5400 Baden

7 – 10 minute walk to ZIS Baden Campus

Very close to the Baden train station


Available rooms: 10 rooms

Limmathof Baden Hotel & Spa

Limmatpromenade 28, 5400 Baden

16 – 20 minute walk to ZIS Baden Campus


Available rooms: 17 rooms

** Let them know you are an ELMLE Conference Attendee when you book for a slightly bette rate!

Atrium Hotel Blume

Kurplatz 4, Baden 5400, Switzerland

15 – 20 minute walk to ZIS Baden Campus


Available rooms: 8 rooms