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The 19th NAREA Summer Conference

Crossing Borders: Affirming Rights

Atlanta, Georgia • July 13-15, 2023


Marco Spaggiari
Marco Spaggiari

Marco is currently one of the Reggio Children atelieristas working inside the ateliers at the Loris Malaguzzi International Center in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The ateliers daily welcome children and their teachers from different kinds of schools, as well as visitors and participants coming from different countries of the world in study groups and professional development initiatives organized by Reggio Children. He also follows the design, organization, and development of ateliers for Reggio Children in Reggio Emilia and nationally and internationally.

Moira Nicolosi
Moira Nicolosi

Moira Nicolosi has been a pedagogista in the Pedagogical Coordinating Team of the Preschools and Infant-toddler Centers – Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia since 2014. She worked for Reggio Children from 2005–2014 on coordinating professional development courses and Masters courses for pedagogistas and on designing and conducting research in the field of education with national and international partners on the themes of new technology and childhood, multi-culturalism and bilingualism, and documentation and evaluation in learning processes. From 2012–2014, she was the reference for the Scientific Committee of the Reggio Children – Loris Malaguzzi Center Foundation.



Georgia State University College of Law
85 Park Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30303


Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30305

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The program varies from conference to conference. Typical features may include presentations and reflections by noted representatives from Reggio Emilia and/or North America, visits to the Bordercrossings: Encounters with Living Things / Digital Landscapes or Mosaic of Marks, Words, Material exhibition and atelier, school visits, interactive ateliers, small group discussions, and local cultural experiences.

Thursday and Friday will begin at 9:00 am and conclude at 5:00 pm. Saturday will begin at 9:30 am and conclude at 5:00 pm when buses depart from Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool, returning to the Georgia State University College of Law.

A detailed schedule will go out to participants in a logistics email one week before the conference begins.

Saturday afternoon will include encounters with the Bordercrossings exhibit/atelier, a school tour, and participatory ateliers at Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool. The school is an approximately 30-minute drive from the conference venue. Buses will provide transportation for those who would like it.


Thursday, July 13

8:00 | Check In
9:00 | Welcome, Plenary Sessions, and Mid-Morning Break
1:00 | Announcements and Lunch
3:00 | The National Center for Civic and Human Rights Tour
5:00 | End of Day

Friday, July 14

8:00 | Check In
9:00 | Welcome, Plenary Sessions, and Mid-Morning Break
1:00 | Announcements and Lunch
2:30 | Group Work, Plenary Session, and Mid-Morning Break
5:00 | End of Day

Saturday, July 15

9:15 | Check In
9:30 | Welcome, Plenary Sessions, and Mid-Morning Break
1:00 | Announcements, Lunch, and Bus Transportation to Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool
2:00 | Bordercrossings Exhibition/Atelier and Self-Guided School Tour
3:00 | Ateliers
4:45 | Bus Transportation Back to Georgia State College of Law
5:30 | End of Day

Cost Info


Early Bird Rate (By June 26)

$525 Member | $625 Non-Member


Regular Rate (After June 26)

$625 Member | $725 Non-Member


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Hotel accommodations are NOT included in the registration fee.
Participants will find many hotels near the conference venue in downtown Atlanta on various travel websites.

About the City

Atlanta was recently rated the best city for art, music, and creativity by Workamajig. The city boasts a full calendar of festivals (art, crafts, music and food) and concerts. Atlanta is known as the heart of the American civil rights movement, and the city remains supportive of its large Black and LGBTQ+ populations and visitors. In fact, Atlanta recently received a perfect score on the Municipal Equality Index for the 10th year in a row.

The venue for the conference, Georgia State University College of Law, is located within walking distance or a short streetcar ride to several cultural landmarks, in or near Atlanta’s Centennial Park District:

For more information on things to do in Atlanta, visit Discover Atlanta.

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