Innovative Learning Conference - 2017
About Nueva's Innovative Learning Conference

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Innovative Learning Conference. We hope you will find the information below helpful. If you have any questions, please contact us at or (650) 350-4560.

We look forward to welcoming you to Nueva!

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 and 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


Please sign up for email notifications on our home page or continue to check back for information on when registration for our 2017 ILC will open!

Please visit our pricing page for more information.

Location and Directions

The Nueva School is located at 6565 Skyline Boulevard in Hillsborough, California. Directions to campus can be found on The Nueva School's website.

Nueva’s campus is hilly and can be quite cool. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately.

Please note: On Thursday, educators will have the opportunity to attend sessions at either the Hillsborough campus or the Upper School in San Mateo (about a 15-minute drive from the Hillsborough campus). If you are interested in attending sessions about high school education or administration and leadership, please check the appropriate box on the agenda page when you register. Attendees will only be able to choose to attend one campus, so please make sure you have considered the options.

All Friday sessions will be held at Nueva’s Hillsborough Campus.

Book Store

Conference attendees and presenters will be invited to come, browse, and make purchases at the book store on both days of the conference. The store includes books by presenters as well as other related materials.

Photography and Videography

There is no photography or videography allowed during the presentations.

Campus Tours

Tours of Nueva’s Bay Meadows and Hillsborough campuses will be offered on Thursday, October 19; there are limited spaces available. For further details, please e-mail with your contact information, the campus you are interested in touring, and the number of people in your party.

2015 Innovative Learning Conference Schedule

Click here for past conference schedules.