50th Northeast Regional Conference for the Social Studies

NERC50, April 6-7 2020, Boston, MA

Preparing Students to Hold the Office of Citizen
April 6-7, 2020

EARLY REGISTRATION FOR NERC50 IS NOW OPEN!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!

This year, NERC50 will be a two-day event: Monday, April 6, 2020, and Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Members of Mass Council and the following social studies state councils (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York State, New Jersey) and National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) are able to register to NERC50 at regular individual rate.

Registration rates for NERC50
A program fee ($15-$25) for Tuesday’s off-site workshops will be added to the Tuesday’s 1-Day Conference initial fee to cover expenses such as visitor admission fee, van or bus transportation services, operational and preparation expenses, and reimbursements.

Preparing Students to Hold the Office of Citizen

The theme of NERC50 is “Preparing Students to Hold the Office of Citizen.” 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.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Monday, April 6, 2020 will be a day-long conference that will consist of a general session and concurrent 1-hour and 2-hour workshop sessions in the morning and afternoon, similar to our fall one-day conference schedule. We have added a fourth session in mid to late-afternoon. At this time, we are planning 7 concurrent workshops per session.

To view a listing of workshops that will be offered at NERC50, click here! A full listing of workshops and schedule will be coming out shortly!

Featured Keynote Speaker

Danielle Allen
Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
James Bryant Conant University Professor

Danielle Allen

Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
James Bryant Conant University Professor

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

For NERC50, we are trying something different. On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in addition to morning workshops at the Revere Hotel, Mass Council will offer some workshops at participating host sites in Boston and eastern Massachusetts:

  • Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord/Lexington.
  • Tsongas Industrial History Center in Lowell.
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.
  • Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate in Boston.
  • Commonwealth Museum in Boston.
  • Old State House in Boston.
  • Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
  • Bunker Hill Monument & Museum and U.S.S. Constitution in Charlestown.
  • Massachusetts Historical Society and Leventhal Map Center at Boston Public Library in Boston.
  • Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth.
  • Old North Church and Paul Revere House in North End, Boston.
  • Revolutionary Boston Under Siege Bus & Walking Tour will start at Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford, Longefellow House in Cambridge to Shirley-Eustis House in Roxbury,  to Dorchester Heights and then a walking tour along Boston Freedom Trail from North End to Boston Common.
  • African Meeting House and Black Heritage Trail on Beacon Hill, Boston
  • History Learning Lab at North Andover High School in North Andover. 

Tuesday off-site workshop descriptions: click here!
Tuesday Planner schedule: click here!
All workshops are tentative and are subject to change. Minimum number of participants required for workshop to run.


REVERE HOTEL BOSTON COMMON
200 Stuart Street, Boston, Massachusetts

Spend a night (or two) in Boston at the Revere Hotel Boston Common, the site of this year’s Northeast Regional Conference for the Social Studies! The Revere Hotel Boston Common is offering rooms at the conference rate of $299.00 per night (CODE: NE04052020). Single and double occupancy rooms available.
You must reserve room by March 15, 2020 to secure conference rate.
Check in: Sunday, April 5, or Monday, April 6.
Check out: Monday, April 6, or Tuesday, April 7.

Reserve your room by clicking on the link below:

http://tinyurl.com/Revere-NortheastRegionalConf50


NERC50 Planning Committee & Volunteers
Co-chairs: Kathy Babini (MA), Gorman Lee (MA)
Treasurer: Eileen Shacochis (MA)
Steven Armstrong (NEHTA/CT/NCSS), Hank Bitten (NJ), Martha Deiss (VT), Roger Desrosiers (MA), Jennifer DiFrancesca (MA), Shane Gower (ME), William McGarrigle (MA), Jay Peledge (MA), Elyse Poller (CT), Norman Shacochis (MA), Mary Skelly (CT), Todd Wallingford (MA)
Want to join the NERC50 planning committee? Email Gorman Lee at glee0524@gmail.com! You must be a member of your state council!


We are still accepting exhibitor applications for NERC50!

Exhibit at NERC50 – Monday, April 6, 2020

NERC50 is the largest regional Social Studies conference in the United States, providing professional development for Social Studies teachers in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. Becoming an exhibitor offers the opportunity to reach the hundreds of decision-makers expected to attend, including curriculum directors, supervisors, coordinators, principals, assistant superintendents and superintendents, among others. These leaders are seeking the latest products and services to help their schools better serve their students, families, and communities.

WHEN

Monday, April 6, 2020
SET UP:
7:00AM – 8:30AM
SHOW HOURS: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
TEAR DOWN: 3:30PM – 4:30PM
EXHIBITS OPEN: 8 hours

EXHIBITOR FEE

One (1) exhibit table – $500.00
Two (2) exhibit tables – $900.00
Non-profit organizations – $350.00 for one (1) table or $600 for two (2) tables

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Your exhibitor fee includes:

  • Conference registration for Monday (including meals provided) for exhibitor personnel
  • Listing in the conference website
  • 6′ x 30″ rectangular table and 2 chairs
  • ID sign at booth
  • Table host networking opportunity at the Monday lunch
  • Wifi & electricity
  • Contact information of all NERC50 attendees

CLICK HERE TO
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION


Conference Sponsorships

For companies, institutions, and organizations wishing to sponsor a specific day, materials, or social events during the NERC50, individual sponsorship provides an appealing option. This allows your company, institution, or organization to select your desired level of involvement and exposure to attendees at the conference, and to establish contacts and to network with educators and school administrators across the northeast region of the United States. Sponsorship of at least $500 includes general or exclusive recognition and exhibit table where you can showcase and demonstrate your products.

If you wish to sponsor NERC50 or make a contribution, please go to our online payment form or contact Eileen Shacochis, Treasurer, at treasurer@masscouncil.org.

Contribution of $100 to $499
  • Logo and link to website on the Mass Council’s NERC50 sponsors page.
  • Logo and link on Mass Council’s thank you page.6′ x 30″ rectangular table and 2 chairs
  • May provide literature at NERC50.
Contribution of $500 to $999
  • One exhibit table at NERC50, with prominent visibility.
  • Logo and link to website on the Mass Council’s NERC50 sponsors page.
  • Logo and link on Mass Council’s thank you page.6′ x 30″ rectangular table and 2 chairs
  • May provide literature at NERC50.
Contribution of $1,000 to $1,499: Co-sponsor morning breakfast table
  • A thank you signage at the NERC50 morning breakfast table on both days (April 6 and 7).
  • One exhibit table at NERC50, with prominent visibility.
  • Logo and link to website on the Mass Council’s NERC50 sponsors page.
  • Logo and link on Mass Council’s thank you page.6′ x 30″ rectangular table and 2 chairs
  • May provide literature at NERC50.
Contribution of $1,500 or more: Co-sponsor NERC50 Monday evening reception
  • A thank you signage and public appreciation at the NERC50 celebratory reception.
  • Opportunity to briefly speak or address to audience.
  • One exhibit table at NERC50, with prominent visibility.
  • Logo and link to website on the Mass Council’s NERC50 sponsors page.
  • Logo and link on Mass Council’s thank you page.6′ x 30″ rectangular table and 2 chairs
  • May provide literature at NERC50.