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The 13th NAREA Winter Conference – Livestream – March 31-April 1, 2022

Affirming children’s rights in a changing world: Embracing responsibility, community, and creative thinking

Zoom Livestream • March 31-1, 2022


Alessandra Braglia
Alessandra Braglia

Alessandra Braglia is currently working as a pedagogical coordinator of one infant-toddler center and three preschools of the Preschools and Infant-toddler Centers – Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, Italy. From 2018 to 2019, she worked as special education rights coordinator for Accento, a social cooperative for the educational services in primary and middle schools. In addition, she coordinates and participates as a speaker in professional development initiatives promoted by Reggio Children on the Reggio Emilia educational experience. Alessandra graduated with a degree in design and management of cultural activities in 2009 and pedagogy in 2017 at the University of Modena and Reggio.

Chiara Ferrarini
Chiara Ferrarini

Chiara Ferrarini is currently working as a teacher for the Preschools and Infant-toddler centers – Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, Italy. In 2002, Chiara began with an intensive path in the field of the arts. Puppetry, improvisation, theater, and classical theater were her main focuses. For many years, she refined techniques related to puppetry and expressive languages with a personal and creative approach in the use of the body, voice, writing, storytelling, and representation techniques by attending the workshops and schools of nationally and internationally renowned artists. In 2008, she studied music education practices based on Music Learning Theory, developed by Edwin E. Gordon, and she continues in the study of music.

Together with Mirni Most and Payasos sin Fronteras associations, Chiara collaborates in conducting workshops and performances in schools, theaters, refugee camps, hospitals, and orphanages. She has experience volunteering in various fields, both nationally and internationally. In addition, she has been collaborating as an editor and illustrator with a small publishing house Edizioni San Lorenzo since 2010.

Alessandro Mainini
Alessandro Mainini

Alessandro Mainini has been working as an atelierista in the Preschools and Infant-toddler centers – Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, Italy, since 2005. After graduating in applied art from the P. Toschi school of art in Parma, in 2001, he graduated in education sciences at the University of Bologna. In addition, he has held workshops focusing on cinema and video in the field of education, learning and professional development, and film analysis for the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Every year, Alessandro curates the family and children section of the international short film contest of the Reggio Film Festival.



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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.

March 31, 2022 session will begin at 9:00 am and conclude around 3:00 pm. (Eastern Daylight Time)

April 1, 2022 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 1 day prior to the conference.

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

Registration Fee
$250 (paid member) or $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 MARCH 28, 2022 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 March 28, 2022.
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