New England Secondary School Consortium

2020 Conference Details

School Redesign in Action: Equity in our classrooms, schools, and communities is the New England Secondary School Consortium’s eleventh annual conference for educators and stakeholders from across the country. 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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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.


Registration will open in December 2019. Please email with any questions.


Registration Type

Early Bird Pricing
by January 15, 2020

Standard Pricing
by March 21, 2020

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


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


7:00 a.m.Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.Keynote Speaker
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


Is your organization interested in sponsorship opportunities? Email Becky Vance


Block: Four Points by Sheraton, 1125 Boston Providence Turnpike · Norwood, MA 02062
Room Rates: TBD


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.


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.