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The 2nd NAREA Fall Conference | Livestream | October 28-29, 2021

Shaping Environments that Foster Interaction, Research, Curiosity, and Communication

Zoom Livestream • October 28-29, 2021


Elena Maccaferri
Elena Maccaferri

Elena Maccaferri has been a pedagogista in the Pedagogical Co-ordinating Team of the Istituzione of Preschools and Infant-toddler Centres of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia since 2007, and co-ordinates infant-toddler centres and preschools. For Reggio Children she collaborates on the realisation of publishing projects, and of professional learning journeys, through participating in seminars and workshops in Italy and abroad.

She began working with the municipal preschools in 2000 in the role of atelierista.

Since 2018 she has been pedagogical co-ordinator of the Remida Creative Recycling Centre.

Among other responsibilities, for the Istituzione of Preschools and Infant-toddler Centres, Maccaferri particularly follows research into the languages of dance and music, and has co-ordinated the projects “Between sound and music,” “Resonances,” and “Constructing the future. The aesthetic dimension and the language of dance.”

 Filippo Chieli
Filippo Chieli

Filippo Chieli has been atelierista at the “Ernesto Balducci” municipal preschool, Istituzione of Preschools and Infant-toddler Centres of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, since 2009, and also collaborated with preschools in the province of Reggio Emilia for 10 years as an atelierista.

Chieli works as a consultant, and for Reggio Children he collaborates on professional learning journeys, and participates as a speaker in seminars and conferences, in particular on projects in the area of music and sound, in Italy and abroad.

He received his Diploma in Musical Studies from Reggio Emilia’s Conservatory of Music, specialising in viola, and his educational activities are accompanied by equally significant work as a concert player in classical music groups (camera and orchestra), and groups playing folk-rock and popular traditional music.

He has participated in the recording of several albums.



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The program varies from conference to conference. Typical features might include presentations and reflections by noted representatives from Reggio Emilia, Italy and North America, live chat features, opportunity for questions and answers, and follow up opportunities.

October 28, 2021 session will begin at 9:00 am and conclude around 3:00 pm. (Eastern Daylight Time)

October 29, 2021 session will begin at 9:00 am and conclude around 1:00 pm. (Eastern Daylight Time)

Final details will be sent to participants in a logistics email 2-3 days prior to the conference.

Registrations must be completed online. All fees are in U.S. dollars.

Registration Fee:
$250 (member)
$350 (non-member)


Not necessary for this event.

About the City

Speakers coming to you live from Reggio Emilia, Italy.


Written request for refunds must be submitted by OCTOBER 25, 2021 to Thresa (contact information below). There will be a $50 processing fee to cancel your registration. Cancellations after this date will not be refunded, but may be transferred to the person of your choosing. Please notify Thresa of the name change.

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Contact: Thresa Grove
NAREA Administrative & Membership Coordinator


Registration will close October 25, 2021.
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