Ever since 1999, Learning & the Brain has been organizing and facilitating meaningful education conferences around the development of cognitive science and its relevance to learning.
Over the years, the conference has grown to become one of the most pivotal platforms for educators and clinicians from K-12 to the university level will come together and share ideas and hear insights from top researchers.
Learning & the Brain holds three conferences each year, including one in Boston during the fall, New York in the spring, and San Francisco in the winter.
This year’s theme for the San Francisco conference will be on "Educating Anxious Minds: Creating Calm, Connected, Mindful, and Trauma-Sensitive Schools where there will be over 50 speakers in attendance including Daniel Siegel, Bruce Perry, Christine Carter, and Nadine Burke Harris.
Some of the themes to be explored within this topic include roles of anxiety and trauma in education and the role mindfulness in helping students cope. Educators and clinicians will be empowered with the tools needed to cultivate these qualities in their students. Educators will also learn about how these qualities will help students thrive in life, both academically and socially.
This learning conference will take place at the Fairmont San Francisco, which is located at the top of Nob Hill, and in close proximity to most facilities in the area.
Also to be discussed at the conference will be the latest developments in the science of learning, as well as practical approaches on how to apply these developments in classrooms and clinical practices around the world. Professional development is available for K-12 educators and clinicians.
Attendees will also leave the conference with a better understanding of learning disorders and what practical interventions they can apply to alleviate them; the relationship between learning and the cognitive sciences; as well as the best approaches to take in cultivating a student’s innate gifts and talents.
Learning & the Brain has been organizing international conferences that bring together educators from over 80 countries, including the U.S. and Canada, for almost two decades.
At these conferences, educators and clinicians from Pre-K to University level are able to interact and share ideas on the latest developments in the science of learning, while getting access to practical approaches on how to apply those developments in their classrooms and schools. The conference has both lectures and workshops for the teachers, adminstrators, and clinicians.
Learning & the Brain conferences are also known for promoting interdisciplinary collaboration between different fields including education, psychology, and neuroscience.