NEASC2023 - Dec 6-8

Conference Overview



Sustainable Innovation

Exciting changes and new ideas are constantly evolving in education, but how can we ensure that the innovations are sustainable and not just the next shiny object?

Join fellow educational leaders this December in Boston to exchange future-oriented best practices from public, private, and international schools across New England and around the world.  

Together, we will go beyond sharing new ideas and tackle the challenge of implementing innovative practices in a way that respects the capacity, resources, mission, and members of your school community. We will learn how to create cultures of sustainable innovation in our schools rather than those of fear, fads, or burnout. 

Conference at a glance

The main conference will be held on Thursday, December 7 and Friday, December 8. Keynote speakers, short talks from leaders highlighting innovative practice (TedTalk style), more than 25 concurrent sessions, and networking opportunities including meals and an evening reception will be included. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in one of four full-day pre-conference workshops to be held on Wednesday, December 6. 

Conference sessions will explore building cultures of sustainable innovation through best practices in: 

  • Leadership
  • Technology
  • Use of Time and Space
  • Inclusion and Belonging
  • Curriculum and Programming


Featured Speakers
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Kapono Ciotti

International School Leader and Executive Director, What School Could Be

"Reimagining What School Could Be: An Innovator's Guide to The Future of Education"
Thursday, December 7
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Priya Lakhani OBE

CEO and Founder of CENTURY Tech 

"AI and Education" 
Thursday, December 7
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General Information
Registration is open
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Early bird deadline September 22. Cancellations received after Sunday, November 19 will not receive a refund.


NEASC2023 icon location

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
606 Congress Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Group rate is available December 5-8


NEASC2023 icon schedule

Main Conference, December 7-8 
Pre-conference, December 6

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Please note schedule is subject to change. Details are updated regularly to reflect the latest information.


Pre-conference - Wednesday, December 6

10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

We are offering an engaging array of pre-conference workshops before the main conference activities begin on December 7. Lunch will be provided for participants. Please note that general conference registration is required in order to sign up for a pre-conference workshop.

Pre-conference Workshops
Leading DEI through Cognitive and Cultural Inclusion
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Kapono Ciotti
International School Leader and Executive Director, What School Could Be | view profile

Jennifer D. Klein
CEO, Principled Learning Strategies | view profile

This session will provide an overview of the three elements of the Landscape Model, developed by Jennifer Klein and Kapono Ciotti, which helps schools ensure the highest levels of personal success possible for all students. Participants will have an opportunity to experience inclusive strategies, and to start thinking about how they might use the model to build more inclusive prosperity in their classrooms and school communities. 

All Systems Go
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Diane Ullman, PhD
International Accreditation Leader, NEASC | view profile

Kelly Lyman
Commission Member, NEASC | view profile

In this interactive session, participants will define the future ready learners they seek to graduate from their schools and learn about the four lenses – Conceptual Understanding, Commitment, Capacity, and Competence – that support developing organizational strength.

Training for International School Visiting Teams
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Athena Gerochristodoulou, MEd
International Accreditation Leader, NEASC | view profile

"From compliance to improvement to transformation" - This one-day training to serve on visits for the Commission on International Education will include many activities to get participants thinking deeply about what makes learning effective in schools. The session is beneficial for those whose own schools are following NEASC accreditation process using the ACE or Standard pathway as well as those who wish to be considered to serve on accreditation teams. 

The Vision of a Graduate from Creation to Implementation
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Presented by NEASC staff and school leaders

Join NEASC staff and New England educators to discuss the creation and implementation of a vision of a graduate for your school or district. We will outline the Vision of a Graduate (or Portrait of the Graduate) creation process and then spend the majority of the day giving examples of performance assessment systems and concrete ways to integrate the vision to make it the driving force of your school or district. Suitable for school or district leaders and teachers.

Exhibitor opportunities

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Thank you to our 2023 Conference Partners!

View the directory of 2023 exhibitors. We appreciate your support!

Conference App

We are using as the conference app for "NEASC2023". The basic conference information - schedule, speakers, session descriptions, exhibitor gallery, etc. - is easily accessible via the Sched website or the app.

Registered attendees who wish to create a personal agenda, access session resources, network, and use other interactive features during the conference must create a Sched account, log in, and connect to the event to do so. If you do not yet have a Sched account, please set one up using the same email that you used to register for the conference. Confirmed registrants will receive a welcome email from Sched closer to the conference date [from notifications with the subject ‘You’re invited…’ or ‘Build your schedule…’].  Follow the included instructions to add yourself as an attendee and enable the event features.