Innovative Learning Conference

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Overview of the Innovative Learning Conference

Every two years, educators and innovators from around the world convene at the Nueva School for the
Innovative Learning Conference (ILC) to discuss and share ideas about many of the most challenging, critical issues facing education.

The conference is organized by The Nueva School and features lively discussion among preeminent speakers, scholars, educators, parents, community members, and students. Past topic strands have included:
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: Common Core and 21st Century Learning
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Design Thinking, Design Engineering, and Entrepreneurship
  • Equity in Education
  • Globalization and Cultural Understanding
  • Integrated Technology
  • Teaching Critical Thinking and Reasoning
  • Meeting the Needs of Gifted and Talented Learners
  • Neuroscience
  • Social-Emotional Learning, Empathy, and Mindfulness
  • Sustainability and Wellness for Our Shared Future


Location and Directions

Directions to Nueva are available on the transportation page of The Nueva School website.

Hillsborough Campus
6565 Skyline Boulevard Hillsborough, CA 94010
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San Mateo Campus
131 E. 28th Avenue San Mateo, CA 94403
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On Thursday, educators will have the option to attend sessions at either the Hillsborough or San Mateo campuses. If you are interested in attending sessions about high school education or administration and leadership, please check the San Mateo box on the agenda page when you register.

Attendees may only attend one campus on Thursday, so please make sure you have considered both options.

All All Friday sessions will be held at Nueva’s Hillsborough campus. The Hillsborough campus is hilly and can be quite cool. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately.


The bookstore will be open on both days of the conference and will offer books by presenters as well as other related materials.

Photography and Videography

There is no photography or videography allowed during the presentations.

For More Information 
We hope you will find the information above helpful. If you have any questions, please contact us at or (650) 350-4560.

We look forward to welcoming you to Nueva!