Innovative Learning Conference - 2017
Registration FAQ

The below Frequently Asked Questions are primarily regarding registration; additional schedule information will be provided closer to the conference date. Join our mailing list to receive conference updates.

What is the cost to attend this conference?

For detailed pricing information for the conference, visit the Pricing page.

What type of payment options do you accept?

You can pay for the conference using a credit card.

If you are an educator you may also pay for the conference using a purchase order. If you would like to pay by purchase order, you will have 30 days from your registration date to complete your payment. After 30 days, your registration will be cancelled.

Which days should I attend?

Thursday, October 19, is for professional educators only. Friday, October 20, is open to the general public. Educators may attend both Thursday and Friday or register separately to attend only one of the days.

If there are multiple people from my organization coming to this conference, can we register as a group?

Yes, but only if you are educators. Non-educators must register individually.

Institutions that would like to send more than five (5) people to the Thursday portion of the conference should contact Sarah Hill at / (650) 235-7188.

A 10% discount is available to groups of six (6) or more educators attending the Friday portion of the conference. For a group registration code, please contact Sarah Hill at / (650) 235-7188.

Is it possible to get a scholarship for the conference?

Limited full and partial scholarships are available, and will be considered on a rolling basis. Application forms are available here. Preference will be given to educators from neighboring public school districts that qualify for Title I funding or have a significant free and reduced lunch student population.

The conference (especially Thursday) will fill up quickly, so we recommend you register now and we can reimburse you if you qualify for a scholarship.

Can educators receive continuing education credit for this conference?

CEUs for the conference are available from St. Mary's College of California for $25 per .5 unit (5 hours of attendance), up to 1.5 units (for those attending both full days of the conference). Paperwork will be provided at registration.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations may be made by e-mailing Sarah Hill at

  • Cancel by September 1, 2017 to receive a full refund
  • Cancel by October 10, 2017 to receive the amount paid, less $50
  • Cancellations after October 10, 2017 will not be refunded

Does the registration cost cover my meals?

Registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and parking, as well as a cocktail reception for Friday registrants.

Does the registration cost cover parking?

Parking for the conference is free but tight. We highly encourage carpooling. Parking is only available on the Nueva campus for speakers and attendees with disability placards. We will have offsite parking and valet arrangements. Free shuttles will be available from all offsite parking locations. More information about the location of parking will be distributed to attendees.

Are there any special hotel arrangements for this conference?

No. However, Nueva is located 15 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and there are hotels in all price ranges close to the airport.

I know that Nueva opened an Upper School — will there be sessions there?

Yes, sessions will be held at the Nueva Upper School campus located at Bay Meadows on Thursday only. Thursday Educators’ Day will be hosted at our two campuses, Hillsborough and Bay Meadow with:

  • Early Childhood & Elementary School sessions held at Nueva’s Hillsborough Campus
  • Middle School & High School and Education Administration / Leadership / Professional Development sessions held at Nueva’s Bay Meadows Campus


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

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.