2018 National Conference

The 2018 National Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will explore the theme "How to Speak, How to Listen," espoused in Mortimer Adler's book of the same name. In this time of cultural divide and violent partisanship, we believe that these skills are now more important than ever.

  • October 25 - October 26

    Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Chattanooga
    • $600.00 excl. Tax


The theme for our 2018 Conference grew out of the many inquiries we have received regarding how educators can help their students—and themselves—listen better so as to engage in civil dialogue. Of equal importance, these ideas flow directly from the core of the Paideia philosophy.

The National Conference will feature several key speakers, a number of breakout sessions focusing on ideas related to the overall theme and, of course, a Conference seminar.

We are also excited to offer optional site visits to the Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts (CSLA) and the Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (CSAS), two schools that are exemplary models of how the Paideia philosophy transforms students, educators, and schools. Note that these site visits will take place on Wednesday, October 24, and are open only to those who have registered for the Conference. More information about these visits will be provided to Conference attendees.

Registration and Accommodations

The registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch each day. Lodging is not included. The NPC has blocks of rooms reserved at hotels near the Convention Center. For more information, click here

Groups of 5 or more will receive an additional $50 discount when all are registered on the same order. 

Similar courses