Promoting Social Skills, Interactions,
and Collaborations in a Digital Age
Learning & the Brain is a world leader in organizing education conferences and has been doing so consistently since 1999. Their conferences mainly focus on bringing educators and clinicians up to speed with the latest developments in the learning sciences and are held three times a year in Boston, San Francisco and New York City.
The Boston conference is held every fall and this year’s theme is "Reaching for Greatness: Unleash Potential, Passions, and Creative Talents in Students With Cognitive Science.” Educators and clinicians attending this conference will leave with a thorough understanding of the importance of creativity and passion in our day and age, while the tools and knowledge shared will enable them to bring out the inner genius of their students.
The San Francisco conference is held every winter, and will focus on the theme: "Educating With Empathy Using the Science of Human Goodness to Promote Child Compassion, Cooperation, and Collaboration.” The speakers at this event will equip educators with information on how to foster collaboration in young minds using the latest proven approaches.
Lastly, the New York conference will happen during the spring and is based on the theme: "Schooling Social Minds: Using Brain/Social Science to Teach Social Skills, Social Thinking, and Learning in the Digital Age.” This conference is especially relevant in this era where navigating social situations are important both offline and online.
This year’s Learning & the Brain conference will feature over 50 world-class speakers including the world-renowned speaker, best-selling author and education adviser Sir Ken Robinson. Also speaking will be researchers and practitioners from an intersectional mix of disciplines, counting education, psychology, and neuroscience.
Conference-goers will acquire a deeper understanding of the relationship between learning and the cognitive sciences; learn more about the latest research and development in learning disorder intervention; and discover the best practices to employ in cultivating the gifts and talents of their learners.
Over the course of two decades, Learning & the Brain has been facilitating collaboration and the sharing of ideas between education professionals and clinicians from the U.S., Canada and over 80 countries around the world.
The conferences are known for bringing together practitioners from Pre-K to the University level, with the aim to assist in the spread and application of the latest developments in the science of learning.