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We are pleased to make this event available to you for free! Join us!

2020 marks the 135th anniversary of our annual conference, and we are excited to re-envision this long-standing tradition using a virtual platform. Our 2020 Annual Conference and Showcase, Engaged by Learning, will be a virtual event this year and is scheduled for December 1-3.

To show our appreciation to teachers and administrators who have gone above and beyond to support their students and educational programs during the pandemic, we have decided to offer registration for the conference free of charge.* We have had such a positive global community-building experience over the past eight months — with our ongoing Virtual Global Forum webinar series, our transition to virtual accreditation visits, and other adaptations to the new "virtual reality" that we all now live in — that we do not want that momentum to be hindered by costs that may impede some of our members and new associates from joining us for the conference, especially as COVID-19 cases and related stresses are rising around the world.

We have a dynamic lineup of keynote speakers including Tony Wagner, Chris Emdin, Chris Jernstedt, and Katie Novak and will offer 30 sessions focusing: Engaged by Learning, Social and Emotional Learning, Assessment of Learner Impacts, Learning Beyond School, Professional Learning, and Social Justice. View the schedule and speaker directory*. 

We are using a cutting edge online event platform, Hopin, to host the conference. This platform, like our theme, is founded on engagement. Through multi-tiered networking and unique live video interactions between all participants — presenters and peers — you will have access not just to current and relevant content - but to each other. We are very excited to bring you the interactive and community-building aspects that make events so memorable.

*If you have previously registered and/or paid for the conference your registration will be complimentary as well. We will reach out to you individually to process any refunds that are due. Please contact Misha Larson at mlarson@neasc.org if you have questions related to your registration.
*Registered attendees who miss live presentations will be able to view on-demand recordings of most sessions while the conference is open. Recordings will be accessible until 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 3rd.

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