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photo of Yong ZhaoCreative 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.
On-line Registration for the 129th Annual Meeting and Conference, December 10-12, is now 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.”