California Education Conferences and Summer Institutes

Learning & the Brain runs its Winter Educational Conference every February in the city of San Francisco and a series of summer institutes every July in Santa Barbara.

This year’s conference in San Francisco was on the topic of “Educating with Empathy: Using the Science of Human Goodness to Promote Child Compassion, Cooperation, and Collaboration.” This educational conference was held at the Fairmont San Francisco atop Nob Hill with Paul Bloom, Dacher Keltner, Michele Borba, and Kelly McGonigal and more than 50 other speakers. Over 1,500 educators and clinicians from around California, the United States, and the world attended.

Learning & the Brain also has an annual series of summer institutes for educators and clinicians in Santa Barbara. Located two hours north of Los Angeles, these summer institutes take place on the oceanside campus of UC Santa Barbara. These one-week institutes are limited to 40 people, involve active participation, and are designed to give participants in-depth information and strategies to bring back to their school, district, or practice.


Upcoming Summer Institutes in California

July 8-12, 2019, Santa Barbara, CA
Neuroscience and the Learning Brain: Developing the Pre-Frontal Cortex for Smart Thinking and Academic Success

July 8-12, 2019, Santa Barbara, CA
Neuroscience and Classroom Engagement: Strategies for Maximizing Students' Attention, Focus, and Potential

July 15-19, 2019, Santa Barbara, CA
Neuroscience and Executive Skills: Strategies for Executive Functions, Memory, and Classroom Learning

July 15-19, 2019, Santa Barbara, CA
The Emotional, Social Brain: Developmental Neuroscience and the New Science of Education




Upcoming Education Conferences in California

February 14-16, 2020, San Francisco, CA

Winter 2020 Learning & the Brain Conference



Recent Education Conferences and Summer Institutes in California

February 15-17, 2019

Educating with Empathy: Using the Science of Human Goodness to Promote Child Compassion, Cooperation, and Collaboration in San Francisco, CA