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NEASC2019 - Dec 5-6, Designed for Learning

DESIGNED for Learning

NEASC Annual Conference and Showcase
December 5-6, 2019

Where: Marriott Hotel, One Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803 USA [map]

Who should attend: K-12 teachers and administrators, and individuals or organizations actively involved in the K-16 education continuum

With a new name, new location, and revised format for our 134th annual event, we are excited to bring you fresh and relevant content guided by this year's theme, "Designed for Learning." Inspired by the growing interest in and adoption of Design Thinking within the K-12 education community, this event will be a two-day exploration of how a design-based approach can increase engagement, enhance collaboration, and unlock meaningful solutions for improvement and problem-solving in your classroom, your school, and your learning community. 

The conference will be a unique opportunity to hear not only from the visionaries behind Design Thinking, but also from colleagues who have immersed themselves in the design process to reboot their mindsets and creatively address challenges in their schools. Their real-life stories will be showcased alongside a growing list of prominent speakers from the design and education worlds.

We look forward to seeing you in December!


Registration is scheduled to open in August.

Meet some of our speakers!

Our list of speakers is steadily growing. Make sure to check back soon for updates.

Michael Horn
Michael Horn: Keynote

Michael Horn is the Head of Strategy, the Entangled Group; Senior Partner, Entangled Solutions; Co-founder/distinguished fellow, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. He has author/coauthored multiple articles and books on education, including the award-winning book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. [online profile]

Tim Leet
Tim Leet: Foundations of the Student-Centered Classroom: Design to Motivate

Tim Leet is the Ethics and Character Coordinator at Columbus Academy (OH). Author of Ethics and Identity, Tim has spoken on topics such as academic integrity, school culture, ethics education, and the keys to internalizing motivation. Tim formerly served as the character development consultant to the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education, and is the Executive Director of Heart of Character. [online profile]

Earn graduate credits!

In partnership with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), NEASC has developed a 3-credit graduate-level course integrated with the conference program content: Introduction to Innovation and Design Thinking in Education. 

Syllabus and registration details will be available online soon.

ACE Learning Workshop

Wednesday, December 4th 
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
NEASC Offices, Burlington, MA, USA

In tandem with the Annual Meeting and Conference, NEASC International Education will be hosting an ACE Learning visitor training workshop. Please note that conference attendance is not required; registration for the workshop and conference are separate.

View details and register

Pre-conference Activities

In addition to the ACE Learning workshop, NEASC will offer several immersive, pre-conference activities to further explore design-thinking. Information will be posted as the schedule develops.