March 18-19, 2019*

49th Annual Northeast Regional
Conference for the Social Studies

Framingham State University
McCarthy Center, 93-100 State Street

Framingham, Massachusetts

* SNOW DATE: March 20, 2019

Early Registration & Exhibitor Application
are Now open (read on)!


E PLURIBUS UNUM. The Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies (Mass Council, or MCSS) is proud to be hosting the 49th annual Northeast Regional Conference for the Social Studies for K-12 teachers and college and university faculty in the New England states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and the states of New York and New Jersey!

Social Studies is a large academic field that includes history, geography, economics, civics and government, archaeology, and the behavioral sciences such as psychology and sociology. Collectively, Social Studies is intended to prepare students to hold the “Office of Citizen” and is essential for responsible citizenship in areas such as history and government, geography, economics, sociology, and communication. Social Studies creates opportunities for students to apply critical thinking and content knowledge to analyze information on complex issues and to seek solutions to real-world problems.

Workshop descriptions and program events

Workshop schedule for Monday and Tuesday can be seen here.
For most workshop descriptions, click here

If you have questions regarding this year’s NERC program, please contact Gorman Lee or Kathy Babini at


#NERC49 keynote speakers: Barbara Berenson (Monday, March 18) will focus on women’s long struggle for the right to vote and Retired MA Supreme Judicial Court Justice Robert J. Cordy (Tuesday, March 19) will discuss the importance and need for a free and independent press and judiciary.

Exhibitor Application Form (download PDF)

If you are an organization, institution, or company who wish to have a table to present your materials and services at NERC49, please download the exhibitor application form (PDF), complete and mail along with payment to Eileen Shacochis, MCSS Treasurer, 601 Main Street, Marshfield, Massachusetts 02050.

Application fee: $700.00 for a table at NERC49
SPECIAL OFFER: $1,200.00 for a table at NERC49 AND NERC50 in Spring 2020!!!

Online Registration for individuals and individual presenters (paying through Paypal/Credit Card (CLICK HERE).


Registration Form (download PDF) for individuals and presenters (1 or more).

See early registration rates below. Registration deadline is March 1, 2019. After March 1, on-site/same day registration rates apply.

Note: New teacher rates apply to teachers who have three (3) years or fewer.

There are no district passes for NERC49. A one-day pass is half the price of a two-day pass, and allows districts to send two teachers on the same day of NERC or send an odd number of teachers on any given day at NERC.

Currently, online registrations will only accept credit card or PayPal. Payment by check or purchase order must download the print form and mailed. Online form for individual registrations is now available through March 1.

Payments made with a purchase order must add a $25.00 processing fee. Download the PDF registration form and make sure to apply the same purchase order number to avoid paying multiple processing fees.

Send all early registration forms to Eileen Shacochis, MCSS Treasurer, Mass Council for the Social Studies, 601 Main Street, Marshfield, Massachusetts 02050.

Registration Rates for NERC49

Not sure if you are a member? Please sure to check with your
respective state/national council or sponsoring organization
Connecticut | Maine | Massachusetts | New Hampshire |
New Jersey | New York & NYS4A | Rhode Island | Vermont
New England History Teachers Association | National Council for the Social Studies

Traveling from afar?

There are several hotels near Framingham State University campus (short driving distance).

Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center (website) – 2.5 miles, 7 min. drive
1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 879-7200

Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick (website) – 3 miles, 10 min. drive along Rt 9
1360 Worcester Street, Natick, MA 01760
(508) 653-8800

Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Framingham (website) – 3.1 miles, 9 min. drive
400 Staples Drive, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 370-0001

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Boston Sudbury (website) – 6.2 miles, 16-20 min. drive
738 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776
(978) 443-2223