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The 11th NAREA Winter Conference – Greenville, South Carolina – March 19-21, 2020

Defending Thoughtful Learning, Human Competence, and Creative Dignity

First Baptist Day School • March 19-21, 2020

Featuring:

Massimo Ghirardi
Massimo Ghirardi

Born in Parma in 1968, Massimo received diplomas in Graphic Arts and Applied Arts from the Paolo Toschi State Art Institute in his native city.

An illustrator, graphic artist, and calligrapher, his works can be found in public and private collections in Italy, France, Spain, and Canada, and he is well-known as a heraldic designer specializing in civic heraldry.

Since 1992, he has worked as an atelierista for the Infant-toddler Centers and Preschools Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia. He currently works on professional development and research projects with the Reggio Children-Loris Malaguzzi Center Foundation, the Remida Creative Recycling Center of Reggio Emilia, and the Department of Education at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, as well as with other public and private institutions in Italy and abroad.

He contributes articles related to research and professional development in the area of art and creativity to art history and education journals, with particular reference to children’s drawing, art education, and the use of found and recycled materials. He has conducted training courses on these subjects in Italy and abroad.

After residing for forty years in Sala Baganza (province of Parma), Massimo has lived in Sesso, a village in the province of Reggio Emilia, since 2010.

Valentina Violi
Valentina Violi

Valentina Violi graduated from the University of Bologna in 2000 with a degree in Psychology.

From 2003 to 2010, she worked as a psychologist in a number of contexts, including the University Hospital of Modena, where she was involved in an international research project and also served on the pediatric unit.

In 2008 she began working as a pedagogical coordinator, first for the municipality of Montecchio (province of Reggio Emilia) and subsequently with the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, where she worked on a project on school integration for children with special rights.

Since 2016, she has been working for the Infant-toddler Centers and Preschools Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia as a pedagogista, coordinating the early childhood educational services and working on educational projects for children with special rights.

Location:

Conference:

First Baptist Day School
847 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Exhibit:

First Baptist Day School
847 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC 29601

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Schedule

The program varies from conference to conference. Typical features might include: presentations from Reggio Emilia and/or North America, school visits, small group discussions, participatory atelier sessions, encounters with “The Mosaic of Marks, Words, Material” atelier exhibit and local cultural experiences. Each day will begin at 9:00 am and conclude around 5:00 pm. A detailed schedule will be sent to participants in a logistics email two weeks prior to the conference.

Lunch will be provided.

Registrations must be completed online. All fees are in U.S. dollars. Written request for refunds must be submitted by March 1st to thresa@reggioalliance.org. There will be a $50 processing fee. Registration closes on March 1, 2020.

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

After January 14, 2020
$625 (member) or $725 (non-member)

Lodging

The Hyatt Regency Greenville
220 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
A courtesy block of rooms is available at the Hyatt Regency Greenville. Guests can make reservations by using the custom link at: Hyatt Regency NAREA Room Block or by calling 864-235-1234 and referencing the group code: G-NAREA. Rooms are currently available starting at the reduced rate of $159 (exclusive of tax).

SpringHill Suites Greenville Downtown
200 East Washington Street
Greenville, SC 29601
A courtesy block of rooms is available at the SpringHill Suites Downtown Greenville. Guests can make reservations by using the custom link at: SpringHill Suites NAREA Room Block or by calling 864-720-2901 and referencing the group code: NAREA. Rooms are currently available starting at the reduced rate of $159 (exclusive of tax).

About the City

Greenville, South Carolina is located in between the corridor of Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC and is nestled against the backdrop of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Greenville boasts a thriving arts scene, numerous historical sites and an emerging culinary scene. Experience the crown jewel of the city by strolling the 355-foot Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy overlooking the historic waterfall and unique downtown park. Greenville encompasses big-city amenities that include a 10-block stretch on Main Street that is lined with boutiques and restaurants welcoming a cultural mix of urban sophistication and traditional Southern charm. It is no wonder that Forbes Magazine has named Greenville one of America’s best downtowns.

Weather

Typical March weather patterns in Greenville receive an average high of 65 with a low of 44.

Due to Mother Nature’s unpredictability, please prepare accordingly.

Have Questions?

Review this document: NAREA Conference FAQs.

Cancelations?

Written request for refunds must be submitted by MARCH 1, 2020 to Thresa (contact information below). There will be a $50 processing fee to cancel your registration.

Need More Information?

Contact: Thresa Grove
NAREA Administrative & Membership Coordinator
thresa@reggioalliance.org
770.552.0179

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Registration will close when the capacity of the venue has been reached or by March 1, whichever comes first.
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