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Join us for our Annual PERSIST Summit,
October 27 - 29, 2024, in Austin, Texas!

We're excited to announce our third annual PERSIST Summit will be held in Austin, Texas! This will be an intimate, invite-only event for our current partners. 

You will have the opportunity to discuss the latest trends in student success, network, grow, and learn from passionate individuals who share our mission to create a student-centered higher education system. The event will consist of workshops, speaker sessions, and more. 

EdSights will cover the cost of your hotel stay for two nights and reimburse up to $200 in travel expenses (details below). Meals will also be provided throughout the summit. 

Audience Clapping

Welcome Reception!

Day 1: Sunday, Oct. 27

Welcome, everyone! Once guests have arrived, we'll kick off PERSIST with an evening welcome reception at the Thompson Austin Hotel, including a keynote presentation, networking activities, and more. 

*Check-in is at 4 pm. For guests who arrive early, the Thompson will hold your luggage and notify you when your room is ready. 


Full Day Summit

Day 2: Monday, Oct. 28 

A full day packed with fun, knowledge sharing, and partner testimonials. Together, we will discuss the latest trends in student success through workshops, networking, and speaker sessions. The day will conclude with an award ceremony and dinner in the Red River Ballroom.


Magical Rooftop Brunch! 

Day 3: Tuesday, Oct. 29

Join us for a lively farewell brunch from 9 - 11 am at Arriba Abajo on the rooftop of the Thompson Austin featuring a live band, an exciting lineup of entertainment, and the chance to leave PERSIST a "winner" from our rooftop raffle!

*Check-out is at 11 am. For guests who are departing later, the Thompson will hold your luggage until you depart Austin.


Where You'll Stay

Enjoy your stay at the Thompson Austin, located in the

heart of Downtown Austin. This upscale accommodation

will ensure a comfortable and convenient experience throughout the summit.


For more information on the Thompson Austin, click here

Costs Covered by EdSights: 

  • Hotel stay:

    • Sunday, Oct. 27 - Tuesday, Oct. 29

  • Travel:

    • Up to $200 in travel reimbursement

  • Meals:

    • Sunday: Dinner

    • Monday: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    • Tuesday: Rooftop brunch

Next Steps To Secure Attendance:  

  • Please RSVP here. 

  • Book your travel tickets and email the receipt (e.g., plane, train, car rental) to with the subject line "TRAVEL RECEIPT" so we can book your hotel reservation and coordinate how you'd like us to process your travel reimbursement up to $200. 

  • In September, we will email you the full summit agenda, speaker sessions, and detailed event guidelines.


Important Notice: 

  • Please note that this invitation is non-transferable, so only the recipient of this email will be eligible for the perks outlined above.

First time attending PERSIST? Experience last year's summit by clicking here. If you have questions about the event, please email


We hope to see you in Austin!​​


The EdSights Team

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