Fall 2018 NEFDC Conference

Call for Proposals and Hold the Date

College of the Holy Cross,

Worcester, MA

Friday, November 9, 2018

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Charles FadelCharles Fadel,  co-author of 21st Century Skills and Four-Dimensional Education will deliver the keynote on “Four-Dimensional Education for the Age of Artificial Intelligence”. 
Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Big Data, Biotech, Nanotechnology etc. are redefining what it means to be human, and succeed in life and work. The world of the 21st century bears little resemblance to that of the 19th century, so educational curricula must be deeply redesigned for versatility and adaptability, employing all of the four dimensions of Knowledge, Skills, Character and Meta-Learning, and the interplay between them.

Dr. Fadel is a global education thought leader and author, futurist and inventor. He is the founder and chairman of the Center for Curriculum Redesign; visiting scholar at Harvard GSE; chair of the education committee at BIAC/OECD; founder and president of the Foundation Helvetica Education (Geneva, Switzerland. He has worked with education systems and institutions in more than thirty countries. He was formerly Global Education Lead at Cisco Systems, visiting scholar at MIT ESG, and angel investor with Beacon Angels.  He holds a BSEE, an MBA, and seven patents.  For his full bio, visit the website for the Center for Curriculum Redesign


Call for Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted for the Fall conference on the theme “Challenges of 21st Century Education.” Deadline Sept 9th, 2018.

Proposals that address a topic related to the conference theme are more likely to be accepted:
  • global education
  • big data
  • learning analytics
  • robotics
  • teaching (with) technology
  • adaptability
  • emphasizing the irreplaceable aspects of human interaction
Please review our conference presentation guidelines and descriptions before submitting a proposal

Ready? Submit Proposal! 

Questions? Email the conference chairs Marc Ebenfield or Peter Shea.

Conference Registration

Please register today! Yu will save time and money by registering online ahead of the conference. We do not accept cash or personal checks. Sorry.

Conference Rates

NEFDC conferences are one-day events held in the New England area.  A continental breakfast, hot buffet lunch, and wine and cheese poster session are included as part of the conference fee.

  • Non-member NEFDC - $165 early bird [Ends Oct 18th], $195 regular
  • Member and presenter rate NEFDC - $125 early bird, $155 regular,
  • $50 students (early bird and regular)
  • Walk-ins $205

Join NEFDC now and save on your conference fees.

Please check to see if your school is a current member before registering. Faculty and staff at institutions with an NEFDC membership for 2018-2019 receive a member's discount for both fall and spring conferences.

Conference Location

1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Directions to Holy Cross From Southbridge Street, turn up the hill onto College Street.  After you pass Linden Lane and academic buildings, turn left near the fieldhouse.  Hogan Center will be on your left and parking (free) is on your right.

NEFDC has reserved 20 singles and 10 doubles for 11/8/2018 at the
Hilton Garden Inn Worcester
35 Major Taylor Blvd.
Worcester MA 01608

Please use the grouop code NEFDC when registering. You must register by 10/18/2018 to receive the group rate of $119.