Executive Office


Creative Innovation is the theme for the NEASC 129th Annual Meeting and Conference, December 10-12, 2014, at the Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA.

Yong Zhao, internationally known scholar, author, and speaker will give the plenary address on Thursday, December 11; Sara Kay, poet, founder of Project VOICE and witty banter enthusiast, will be the banquet speaker, Thursday evening. Christopher Murphy, United State Senator for Connecticut, has been invited to address the conference on Friday and Ioannis Miaoulis, President and Director of the Boston Museum of Science will deliver the closing luncheon address. (See bios of listed speakers and all conference presenters on the Annual Meeting Featured Speaker web page.)

On-line Registration for the 129th Annual Meeting and Conference, December 10-12, is open. Hotel accommodations at reduced rates are available at the Marriott Copley Place.


Founded in 1885, the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), is the nation’s oldest regional accrediting association whose mission is the establishment and maintenance of high standards for all levels of education, from pre-K to the doctoral level.

NEASC serves more than 2,000 public and independent schools, colleges and universities in the six states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and American/international schools in more than 67 nations worldwide.

“Accreditation has been a longstanding stimulus for educational improvement throughout New England,” says Cameron C. Staples, President and CEO of NEASC. “NEASC prides itself on its enduring commitment to self-regulation and peer-review.  The peer-review process brings educators from all over New England together and allows for honest, objective and comprehensive evaluations carried out with the utmost integrity and commitment to research-driven standards.”