New England Secondary School Consortium

2019 Conference Details


School Redesign in Action: Learn + Lead for Equity is the New England Secondary School Consortium’s tenth annual conference for educators and stakeholders from across the country to share success stories, exchange best practices, and continue to build momentum for innovations that will prepare all students for success in the colleges, careers, and communities of the 21st century. 

WHEN:  Monday, March 25th + Tuesday, March 26th

WHERE:  Four Points by Sheraton1125 Boston Providence Turnpike · Norwood, MA 02062

WHO:  Educators, students, community stakeholders, policy makers, and teams from secondary schools along with career and technical education centers and higher education from across the country engaged in school improvement.


Thank you! We received over 100 proposals for workshops for #NESSC19. Our conference team will be reviewing submitted proposals over the coming weeks, and primary contacts will be notified of their proposal’s status the week of November 19th. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to be notified when the call for proposals opens for 2020, please add your name to our mailing list here.  If you’d like to see our proposal process, click here to learn more.


Registration will open December 10, 2018. 

Sessions and Schedule TBD.
Information on Student, Family, and Community Engagement Strand HERE.


Registration Fee

Early Bird 
Dec.–Jan. 5 (or 500 registrations)
Jan. 6–March 20
$350$425General Registration
$275$425Nellie Mae Community Engagement District  
$275$425LIS Member School
$150$250Secondary School Student
ComplimentaryComplimentaryNESSC Council Member
$50$75Pre-Conference Registration 

*Click here to see if your school is a current member of the League of Innovative Schools.

→ Read about our Financial-Assistance Program for Family and Community Leaders 


MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2019

7:00 amRegistration + Coffee
8:00 amPre-Conference Sessions (pre-registration required)
11:00 amRegistration (lunch on your own)
1:00 pmConcurrent Session 1
2:15 pmBreak
2:45 pmConcurrent Session 2
4:00 pmBreak
4:15 pmConcurrent Session 3
5:30 pmNetworking, Hors d’oeuvres, + Cash Bar


7:00 amRegistration + Continental Breakfast
8:00 amPlenary
8:45 amBreak
9:00 amConcurrent Session 4
10:15 amBreak 
10:45 amConcurrent Session 5
12:00 pmLunch
1:15 pmConcurrent Session 6
2:30 pmAdjournment


Block: Four Points by Sheraton, 1125 Boston Providence Turnpike · Norwood, MA 02062
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Non-Emergency – If you cannot attend the conference you may transfer your registration to another attendee or request a refund. Refund requests for cancellations must be received via email by March 8, 2019. The full amount paid minus a 10% processing fee will be refunded. Transfers can be made, without penalty at any time, however we cannot guarantee name changes on materials after March 8, 2019. No refund will be issued for cancellations received after March 8, 2019, unless in accordance with the Emergency Policy below.

Emergency Refunds may be granted after March 8, 2019 if an attendee is unable to attend the conference due to the death of an immediate family member, hospitalization, or other extraordinary circumstance. Refunds will still be subject to the 10% processing fee. All emergency refund requests must be received no later than April 10, 2019. 

All cancellations and requests for transfer must be sent in writing via email.

FMI: For questions and additional information, email our conference team or call 207-773-0505.


As part of the New England Secondary School Consortium’s commitment to improving equity, access, and diversity, we are offering a limited number of reduced-price registrations to community-based nonprofit organizations and parent or community leaders who either support youth or work in partnership with their local schools*. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate financial need and articulate how they anticipate the conference will benefit their work, organization, schools, and/or community.

Additional Details will be released prior to the December 10th opening of registration.