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The 15th NAREA Summer Conference – Atlanta, Georgia – June 27-29, 2019

Defending Spaces for Creative Freedom: Spaces of Joy, Trust, and Solidarity


Claudia Giudici
Claudia Giudici

Claudia Giudici is currently president of Reggio Children. In her role, Claudia participates in a variety of research projects regarding the planning and design of educational spaces and collaborates in publishing projects. She has, in particular, collaborated in the publishing of: Children as Individual and Group Learners; Children, Art, Artists: The Expressive Languages of Children; The Artistic Language of Alberto Burri; and Dialogues with Places.

Previously, she was a pedagogical coordinator in the municipal infant-toddler centers and preschools, and a psycho-pedagogical coordinator at the Documentation and Research Center in the Loris Malaguzzi International Center. Immediately prior to her current role, she served as president of the Infant-toddler Centers and Preschools--Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia.

Marina Mori
Marina Mori

Marina Mori taught in the Diana preschool, where she had the privilege to work next to Loris Malaguzzi. She worked as a tutor teacher with teachers in all the preschools and some infant-toddlers centers of the municipality of Reggio Emilia.

Marina is one of the teacher protagonists of the video Everyday Utopias: A Day in a Preschool, video documentation from the exhibition "The Wonder of Learning." Since 2010, she has been collaborating in the construction, development, maintenance, and organization of permanent citizen ateliers at the Loris Malaguzzi International Center.



Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool
3434 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30305


SunTrust Plaza Garden Offices
303 Peachtree Center Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Once you are parked, take parking elevators to BL, then take one of two shuttle
elevators near the Food Court fountain to the Garden Offices Atrium Level (AL).

Downloadable Links:


Southbound 75/85
Courtland Street Exit #249A
Right at the 1st light onto Baker Street
Right at the 1st light onto Peachtree Center Avenue
Right at the 1st garage entrance just beyond the building monument sign
Visitor Parking is located straight ahead once you enter the garage

Northbound 75/85
Andrew Young International Blvd Exit #248C
Left at the 2nd light onto Andrew Young International Blvd
Cross Piedmont Avenue and turn right at 1st light onto Peachtree Center Avenue
Cross John Portman Blvd and Baker Street, then right at the 1st garage entrance just beyond the building monument sign
Visitor Parking is located straight ahead once you enter the garage

Walking Directions to SunTrust Plaza from MARTA
Peachtree Center MARTA Station
Follow signs from MARTA to Harris Street and Peachtree Center Food Court
Take escalators up to Peachtree Street and travel north 2 blocks
Cross John Portman Boulevard and Baker Street to 303 Peachtree Street – SunTrust Plaza


The program varies from conference to conference. Typical features might include: presentations and reflections by noted representatives from Reggio Emilia and/or North America, 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.

Lunch will be provided.

Registrations must be completed online. All fees are in U.S. dollars. Written request for refunds must be submitted by June 1st to There will be a $50 processing fee. Registration will close on June 7, 2019.

Early Bird Rate
$525 (member) or $625 (non-member)

After April 15, 2019:
$625 (member) or $725 (non-member)


There are a limited number of rooms available, please secure lodging as soon as possible.


The Burgess Hotel (Formerly known as The Wingate by Wyndham) (1 mile from venue)
3600 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
A courtesy block of rooms is available at the Burgess Hotel. Guests can make reservations by using the custom link at: Burgess Hotel NAREA Room Block or by calling 800-337-0077 and referencing the group name: NAREA. Rooms are currently available starting at the reduced rate of $149 (exclusive of tax).

The Courtyard Marriott – Buckhead 
(1.5 miles from venue)
3332 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
A courtesy block of rooms is available at the Courtyard Marriott. Guests can make reservations by using the custom link at: Courtyard Marriott NAREA Room Block or by calling 800-604-5954 and referencing the group name: NAREA. Rooms are currently available starting at the reduced rate of $189 (exclusive of tax).

About the City

Atlanta is situated in the northwest part of Georgia between the southernmost base of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chattahoochee River underneath a canopy of beautiful and richly colored trees. The National Forest service has recognized Atlanta as “the most heavily forested urban area in the country” and is often referred to as the “city in a forest. Atlanta is a city rich in history and southern culture. From its role in the Civil War and Sherman’s destructive march through the streets of Atlanta, Georgia’s capital has been a place where history was transformed. Later, as Martin Luther King, Jr., declared Atlanta the home of the Civil Rights Movement, this area of the Southeast once again took center stage in events that would shape the course of history. Atlanta has recently become a major film mecca and is beginning to rival Hollywood in film production. The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, Black Panther, and The Hunger Games, have all been filmed in and around Atlanta. While in Atlanta, you can visit Centennial Olympic Park- home of the 1996 Summer Olympics, The Center for Civil and Human Rights, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, The Georgia Aquarium, The World of Coca-Cola and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park.

Have questions?

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For more information about the 2019 NAREA Winter Conference, please contact:

Thresa Grove
NAREA Administrative & Membership Coordinator

Registration will close when the capacity of the venue has been reached or by June 7th, whichever comes first.
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