New England Secondary School Consortium

2020 Conference Details

School Redesign in Action Conference, March 23-24, 2020

School Redesign in Action: Equity in our classrooms, schools, and communities is the New England Secondary School Consortium’s eleventh annual education conference for educators and stakeholders from across the country. Coordinated by the Great Schools Partnership, attendees will share success stories, exchange best practices, and continue to build momentum for innovations that lead to educational equity and prepare all students for success in the colleges, careers, and communities of the 21st century.

WHEN: Monday, March 23rd & Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

WHERE: Four Points by Sheraton · 1125 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 institutions of higher education from across the country.

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

 


PRICING

Registration Type

Early Bird Pricing
by January 15, 2020

Standard Pricing
by March 13, 2020

General$395$450
LIS Member School*$295$425
Nellie Mae Community Engagement District$295$425
Secondary/Undergraduate Student$150$250
Pre-Conference Registration (must be registered for full conference)$50$50

*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

AGENDA - AT A GLANCE

AGENDA – AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020

7:00 a.m.Registration & Coffee
8:00 a.m.Pre-Conference Sessions (pre-registration required)
11:00 a.m.Registration (lunch on your own)
1:00 p.m.Concurrent Session 1
2:15 p.m.Break
2:45 p.m.Concurrent Session 2
4:00 p.m.Break
4:15 p.m.Concurrent Session 3
5:30 p.m.Networking, Hors d’oeuvres, & Cash Bar

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020

7:00 a.m.Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.Keynote Speaker: Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz
9:00 a.m.Break
9:15 a.m.Concurrent Session 4
10:30 a.m.Break 
10:45 a.m.Concurrent Session 5
12:00 p.m.Lunch
1:15 p.m.Concurrent Session 6
2:30 p.m.Adjournment

WORKSHOPS

Detailed workshop information can be viewed HERE

LODGING

LODGING

Block #1: Four Points by Sheraton, 1125 Boston Providence Turnpike · Norwood, MA 02062

Room Rates: Standard: $125 single occupancy, per night++; Deluxe: $145 single occupancy, per night++; Pure: $165 single occupancy, per night++
Booking Instructions: To reserve your room, please call the Four Points in-house reservations directly: 781-769-7900 and reference “NESSC” Rates expire February 22, 2020 or when the block is full.
Additional Notes: The person physically staying needs to be listed on the reservation (names need to be updated 48 hours before arrival). The credit card used at booking is only to hold the reservation and cannot be charged upon arrival unless a credit card authorization form is filled out and on file. Please speak to in house reservations if an authorization form is required.

Block #2: Courtyard Boston Norwood Canton, 300 River Ridge Drive · Norwood, MA 02062

Room Rates: $105 per night
Booking Instructions: To reserve your room, please call the Courtyard directly: 781-762-4700 and reference “Great Schools Partnership” group. You can also book online using this link. Rates expire March 2, 2020 or when the block is full.


CANCELLATION POLICY

CANCELLATION POLICY

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 at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference. 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. No refund will be issued for cancellations received within two weeks of the event, unless in accordance with the emergency policy below.

Emergency: Refunds will be granted any time before and up to two weeks after the conference if an attendee is unable to attend due to the death of an immediate family member, hospitalization, or other extraordinary circumstance. The full amount paid minus a 10% processing fee will be refunded.

All cancellations and requests for transfer must be submitted via email.

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

SPONSORS

SPONSORS

Is your organization interested in sponsorship opportunities? Email Becky Vance

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR FAMILY & COMMUNITY LEADERS

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR FAMILY & COMMUNITY LEADERS

As part of the New England Secondary School Consortium’s commitment to 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, school, and/or community.

Please email our conference team for additional information and to submit your request.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Thank you! Our Call for Proposals is now officially closed. We received over 80 proposals from across 16 states. Proposals are being read by team members now, and will be reviewed the second week of November as a full team; primary contacts will be notified of their status by November 25, 2019.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Barr Foundation