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The 14th NAREA Summer Conference – Boston, Massachusetts – June 28-30, 2018

Crossing Cultures, Contexts, and Communities


Tiziana Filippini
Tiziana Filippini

Tiziana Filippini, pedagogista, has a degree in Psychology from Padova University. Tiziana was a member of the Pedagogical Coordinating Team of the Istituzione - Preschools and Infant Toddler Centers of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia from 1978-2015. From 1994 to 2010, she coordinated the Documentation and Educational Research Center of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia. She was a referent for the exhibition, “The Hundred Languages of Children,” and she is one of the curators of the new version of the exhibit, "The Wonder of Learning – The Hundred Languages of Children." She also participated in the collaborative research project with Reggio Children and Harvard Graduate School of Education, Project Zero, titled, “Making Learning Visible,” which was published in a very well-known book in North America and around the world.

Barbara Quinti
Barbara Quinti

After earning her diploma in painting at the Fine Arts Academy of Bologna, Barbara Quinti participated in a number of art shows and various collaborative projects, and her passion for textiles and fashion enabled her to work with a number of dance companies. Barbara’s interest in creativity in all its forms found a perfect match in her work in the municipal preschools of Reggio Emilia, where she has been an atelierista since 1995. For several years, she has conducted professional development initiatives and seminars for teachers of all levels of school, both in Italy and abroad.



Boston University Law Auditorium
765 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215


Wheelock College
200 Riverway
Boston, MA 02215

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Pay-on-entry parking lots ($17/day):
Lot N (at corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Granby Street)
Warren Towers Garage (on Blandford Mall off Commonwealth Avenue)


The program varies from conference to conference. Typical features might include: presentations and reflections by noted representatives from Reggio Emilia and/or North America, participatory ateliers, school visits, small group discussions, encounters with “The Wonder of Learning – The Hundred Languages of Children” exhibit, and local cultural experiences. Each day will begin at 9:00 am and conclude around 5:00 pm. A detailed schedule will go out to participants in a logistics email two weeks before the conference begins.


10 Buick Street (4 minute walk from Boston University Law Auditorium)
Boston University
Boston, MA 02215
Located on the west end of the Boston University campus with views of the Charles River and downtown Boston, 10 Buick Street offers two options: a shared suite with a private bedroom and shared bathroom for $90/night or a shared suite with a private bedroom and private bathroom for $158/night. For more information and to make reservations, visit

Holiday Inn Boston Brookline (2 minute walk to Kent Street transit station)
1200 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA 02446
A courtesy block of rooms is available at the Holiday Inn Brookline. Guests can make reservations by using the custom link [NAREA Conference Courtesy Rate] or by calling the reservation department 617-277-1200 and reference the Booking Code: NAR. Rooms are currently available at the reduce rate of $199 (exclusive of tax).

Residence Inn (15 minute walk from Boston University)
125 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
A courtesy block of rooms is available at the Residence Inn Marriott-Boston Back Bay/Fenway. Guests can make reservations by using the custom link [Book your group rate for NAREA Room Block] or by calling: 800-331-3131 and referencing the NAREA group agreement.  Rooms are currently available at the reduced rate of $299 (exclusive of tax) for studio suites. This courtesy block expires on Monday, May 14, 2018.

About the City

Boston is a quintessential blend of colonial history and cutting-edge innovation. From the charming cobblestones of Beacon Hill and revolutionary landmarks of Freedom Trail, to the iconic grounds of Harvard University and Fenway Park, Boston is a treasure trove of Americana. Explore diverse neighborhoods, enjoy an eclectic array of performing arts and special events, shop in chic boutiques and high-end malls, and fall into a foodies’ paradise.

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For more information about the 2018 NAREA Winter Conference, please contact Judith Kaminsky.

Registration will close when the capacity of the Boston University Law Auditorium has been reached or by June 8, whichever comes first.

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