New England Secondary School Consortium

2018 Conference Details

School Redesign in Action is the New England Secondary School Consortium’s ninth annual conference for educators and stakeholders from across the country to share success stories, exchange best practices, and continue to build momentum for innovations that will prepare all students for success in the colleges, careers, and communities of the 21st century. 

WHEN:  Monday, March 12th, 1:00-5:00pm + Tuesday, March 13th,  8:00am-2:30pm

WHERE:  Rhode Island Convention CenterOne Sabin Street · Providence, RI 02903

WHO:  Educators, students, community stakeholders, policy makers, and teams from secondary schools along with career and technical education centers and higher education from across the country engaged in school improvement


We are now accepting proposals for 75-minute workshops. Learn more here. 

The deadline for submitting proposals online is Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  Please contact Becky Vance directly if you have any questions.


Registration is scheduled to open Friday, December 15, 2017. 


Block: Omni Providence Hotel, 1 West Exchange Street · Providence, RI 02903
Room Rates:
 Run of House: $139 per night, plus taxes + fees
Booking Instructions:
To reserve your room, please call Reservations Toll Free: 800-525-9300 and reference NESSC School Redesign in Action Conference. Rates expire February 19, 2018 or when full.
Parking Rates: $20 per vehicle per night self-parking and $30 per vehicle per night for valet service.


Non-Emergency – If you cannot attend the conference you may transfer your registration to another attendee or request a refund. Refund requests for cancellations must be received via email by February 26, 2018. The full amount paid minus a 10% processing fee will be refunded. Transfers can be made, without penalty at any time, however we cannot guarantee name changes on materials after February 26, 2018. No refund will be issued for cancellations received after February 26, 2018, unless in accordance with the Emergency Policy below.

Emergency Refunds may be granted after February 26, 2018 if an attendee is unable to attend the conference due to the death of an immediate family member, hospitalization, or other extraordinary circumstance. Refunds will still be subject to the 10% processing fee. All emergency refund requests must be received no later than March 30, 2018. 

All cancellations and requests for transfer must be sent in writing via email to Becky Vance

FMI: For questions and additional information, email Becky Vance or call 207-773-0505.