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FLC2013 - Archive

Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration (until September 15, 2013)

NESA 'Member' School: $835
NESA 'Affiliate': $890
Non-member: $1,175
Codelegate : $335

Exhibitor Affiliate+1 table:$1,070*
Exhibitor Non-Affiliate+1table: $1,910
Additional Exhibitor: $330

Late Registration

NESA 'Member' School: $885
NESA Affiliate: $940
Non-member: $1,225
Codelegate : $335

Exhibitor Affiliate+1 table:$1,120*
Exhibitor Non-Affiliate+1table: $1,960
Additional Exhibitor: $330

Extra Exhibit Tables:
*one additional table is free for Exhibitor Affiliates

Hotel Rates

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Hotel
  • Hyatt Guest Room: $145 (single), $160 (double)
  • Stupa View Room: $165 (single), $180 (double)
  • Regency Club Room: $205 (single), $220 (double)


  • Carolyn McKanders: A Day of Reflection & Renewal for Educational Leaders-"Being Coached & Coaching Others"
  • Fran Prolman, Kathy Stetson & John Wood: Using MAP Data and Instructional Strategies to Improve Student Achievement (invitation only)
  • Jackie Gilbert & Kelly Christian: Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools (MSA) Workshop
  • Peter Mott: New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC) Workshop
  • Kelby Zenor: Rubicon Atlas Workshop - "Set Up for Success: Communications, Curriculum Analytics & Growth"
Specialist Speakers
  • Doug Reeves (keynoter): B3 Leadership - Learning from the Arts; Getting Feedback Right; Defeating Initiative Fatigue
  • Mary Ehrenworth (keynoter): Raising Instructional Expectations
  • Ian Jukes (keynoter): 21st Century Fluencies
  • James Stronge (keynoter): Principal Evaluation; Hiring the Best Teachers
  • Ainsley B. Rose: Creating Impact as Leaders / The Collaborative Leader
  • Fran Prolman: Strategies for the Experienced Leader
  • David Gleason: Challenging the Way We Do Things Around Here - Facing Immunity to Change
  • Carolyn McKanders: Polarity Management; Balancing Inquiry and Advocacy
  • Rick Detwiler: Board Trustees
  • Sarah Daignault, Marc Levinson: Business Managers
  • Jennifer Rous: IT Security

Certificates of Participation

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Conference Report

October 24-27, 2013 - Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, Nepal

NESA returned to enchanting Kathmandu for four days of high quality professional development and personal renewal. With a breathtaking view of the Bodhnath Stupa (a five-minute walk), the Hyatt Regency was an oasis of serenity in the midst of the lively street life outside.

US Ambassador Peter Bodde welcomed delegates to Nepal, and Bea Cameron - Regional Education Officer from the Office of Overseas Schools, Lincoln School Director Harold Fleetham, Gail Seay (AS-Doha) - Chair of NESA’s Professional Development Advisory Committee (PDAC) and NESA Executive Director David Chojnacki set the tone of professional learning.

Douglas Reeves opened the conference on Thursday with his keynote, “Creativity: How to Value, Nurture, and Encourage Creativity by Leaders, Teachers and Student Leaders”. On Saturday, James Stronge from the College of William and Mary outlined how school leaders impact student achievement in “What Makes Great School Leaders Great”. Sunday morning’s keynoter Mary Ehrenworth, from the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, spoke on “Harnessing the Best of the Common Core to Raise the Level of Achievement, Agency, and Independence in Multiple Literacies”. Ian Jukes closed the conference with his keynote, “Education in the Age of Disruptive Innovation”, proposing strategies for students to learn 21st century skills while still excelling on exams.

Delegates had the opportunity for in-depth training during four three-hour specialist workshops, choosing from among more than 20 topics. Multi-day strands for business managers, the ‘experienced leader’ and board trustees also took place, and NESA members presented more than 15 General Interest Workshops. The following awards were given: MSA Accreditation Awards, NESA Virtual Science Fair Awards, and NESA’s Finis Engleman Award, which was bestowed on Teresa Arpin, President of Transformation Systems, who has worked with the NESA Board for more than ten years guiding the organization’s transformational growth.

NESA administrators reconnected at Thursday evening’s Welcome Reception in the Hyatt Regency’s lovely poolside garden. Saturday’s excursion to Bhaktapur (“City of Devotees”), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was a spectacular cultural experience, as delegates walked through the medieval town to the central Durbar Square for a folkloric music and dance performance followed by a splendid buffet dinner.