Thank you to the experts, thought leaders, practitioners, and parents, who joined together for provocative discussions on innovative education – October 17 & 18, 2013

What will you take back from ILC?  What critical questions are you asking?
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Check back frequently for speaker interviews, the first of which features California Senator Jerry Hill below.

More than 75 speakers across 10 strands featured:
  • Neuroscience in Education
  • Design Thinking 102
  • Learning Beyond Textbooks
  • Literacies for the 21st Century
  • Innovations in STEAM
  • Assessments, Standards, and the Common Core
  • Re-imagining Secondary Education
  • Catalysts for Change
  • Giftedness Across the Population
  • Social Emotional Learning
National and international participation included:
  • PreK-12 Teachers, Parents, Homeschoolers
  • Superintendents, Principals, School Heads
  • Curriculum and Staff Developers
  • Educators of Gifted and Talented Students
  • Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Psychiatrists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists, Special Educators, Learning Specialists
  • Developmental Pediatricians and other Physicians
  • Researchers, Policy Makers

More than 55 scholarships were provided to professional educators.


MindShiftLogoKQED report on Visual Thinking & Writing from 2013 ILC Presentation

Click here to view Senator Jerry Hill's ILC thoughts about innovative education


"Congrats on turning this into such a 'must do' event!"

   2013 ILC Speaker
   Susie Wise, Ph.D., Director
   K12 Lab Network, Stanford


“Going to all the workshops helps remind us to think about things in new ways and lights a spark."

   Megan Terra
   2013 Conference Speaker


The quality of speakers, venues, food, reception, communication, participation, grounds, equipment, and general facilitation was really spectacular. I have been to many state conferences that could not compare. I learned so much.

   Jo Elsner, Teacher


Excellent speakers. Great variety of topics and multiple options so attendees get a big bang for their buck. I found this educational event (and The Nueva School, its students, faculty, and staff) among the most outstanding in my career.”

   Judy Willis, M.D., Neurologist,
   Teacher, Author, Consultant

2013 Registration Sold Out Early



PRESS RELEASE: Oct 18, 2013 — Nueva Hosts 2013 Innovative Learning Conference
About The Nueva School

The Nueva School, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a nationally recognized independent school serving high-ability students grades PreK-12 with a constructivist model emphasizing integrated studies, project-based experiential learning, creative arts, STEM, design engineering, and social-emotional learning. In addition to providing a unique educational experience for gifted students in the Bay Area, Nueva is a world leader in the development and dissemination of innovation in learning and pedagogy for students of all abilities. For more information about Nueva, click here.