About Us

Learning & the Brain® connects educators with the latest scientific research and evidence-based practices to improve instruction and interventions in schools. Through conferences, one-day seminars, summer institutes, and on-site PD, Learning & the Brain® provide professional development to educators including teachers, school administrators, clinicians, counselors, and speech-language pathologists.

Learning & the Brain® does not endorse specific scientific or political perspectives. Instead, Learning & the Brain® endeavors to present cutting-edge research and ideas from a diverse faculty of leading brain, cognitive, and social science researchers, child development experts, and innovative educators.

The conference series was created in 1999 by Anne Rosenfeld and Kelly Williams at Public Information Resources, Inc. to serve an unmet need in the educational community. Research centers and labs at Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, NYU, and other leading institutions have joined forces with us to provide the latest findings and co-sponsor our efforts. Today, Learning & the Brain® produces three multi-day conferences a year in Boston, San Francisco, and New York City; summer institutes in the Boston area and Santa Barbara; several one-day seminars in the NY and Boston areas; and on-site PD through in-service in schools and districts around the world.

In addition, through funding from the Learning & the Brain® Foundation, Educator Resources, Inc. supports upcoming and senior researchers in the field of the science of learning with the "Transforming Education Through the Science of Learning" Award.

Learning & the Brain® is produced by Educator Resources, Inc.