30 Ben Lippen School Road, Suite 206, Asheville, NC 28806


Make plans now to join us in June at our in-person national conference!

During our time together, we will explore the following theme: The Most Important Moment: Reclaiming the Time to Teach & Learn. We hope that the dialogue around this topic will help educators better cope with the "new normal" that Covid-19 has created in our lives.

All conference sessions will be held on the campus of our nationally accredited Paideia School for Creative Thinking, Merrol Hyde Magnet School, in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with a welcome reception and awards ceremony tentatively planned to be held in downtown Nashville. We intend to recognize all our Paideia partner schools at that event.

Although our goal is to hold our conference in person, we are also offering a virtual streaming option for those unable to travel. If pandemic conditions should warrant, we will switch to a virtual streaming model for all participants. The fee for either option is $500; to register, click the button below. 

NEW THIS YEAR: In a revamped conference format, we are also offering one-day add-on courses on June 22. Please also see our Professional Development page to sign up for either of the following: Introduction to Paideia Seminar or Advanced Paideia Seminar Facilitation. NOTE: If you are the Paideia Coordinator for your school and will be signing up for either of these courses, please email our assistant director, Jeremy Spielman, as we would like to convene a short meeting of coordinators on the June 22 training day.

Please visit this page again soon as we add more details about the conference. Due to the continued uncertainty caused by the pandemic, we do not plan to reserve hotel room blocks for our participants, but we will provide a list of suggested hotels. We will offer options in both Hendersonville and Nashville proper, if you prefer to soak in the Music City atmosphere!

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