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NETWORK Conference


Over 500 teachers, community leaders, and program administrators came together for NETWORK 2018 on April 6 to exchange new ideas for instruction and engagement, to celebrate the passion and commitment of their colleagues and peers, and to underscore the importance of adult education to the Commonwealth’s shared future.

More than 50 workshops, ranging in substance from innovative approaches for incorporating technology into the classroom to guidance on building partnerships with local employers, were available for NETWORK 2018 attendees.

During the conference’s Awards Luncheon, MCAE recognized the persistence, dedication, and energy of three members of Massachusetts’ adult education community, naming Bester Terrero of the Abisi Adult Education Center in Lowell as its Outstanding Student of 2018 and posthumously honoring Zöe Rosenthal with its Outstanding Educator award. Ms. Rosenthal, who passed away in November of last year, had taught at The Literacy Project in Northampton. MCAE also presented its annual Ruth E. Derfler Memorial Scholarship to Lydia Hernandez, a graduate of the Holyoke Public Schools Success Program and the Holyoke Community College Transitions to College Program.






Friday, May 10, 2019

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel

Marlborough, MA


Join your colleagues from across Massachusetts for another inspiring edition of MCAE's NETWORK Conference, featuring high quality workshops that give you the tools you need to shine in the classroom, as a counselor, and as an administrator.



Call for Proposals - NETWORK 2019


MCAE welcomes workshop proposals on a wide range of topics, from administration and advising to workforce development and workplace education.  So, if you have an amazing new concept or practice you want to share with your peers, here’s your chance!  Simply click on the link below to download and complete the NETWORK 2019 Presentation Proposal Form.  The deadline for submission is February 20, 2019.


NETWORK 2019 Call for Proposals and Presentation Proposal Form (Word version)

NETWORK 2019 Call for Proposals and Presentation Proposal Form (PDF version)



Exhibitors - NETWORK 2019


NETWORK is the largest gathering of its kind in New England and is marked by an incredible level of engagement from start to finish.  Its exhibitor space is well situated and draws crowds throughout the day’s proceedings.


Demand for exhibitor space was exceptionally high at NETWORK 2018, so, please, reserve your spot for 2019 now!  Space is limited and will be allocated in the order in which reservations are received.  The deadline for reserving exhibitor tables is April 19, 2019.


To ensure you reach the hundreds of adult education professionals that attend NETWORK each year, click on the link below to download and complete your reservation form. Then, simply email it to network@mcae.net and submit your payment electronically via the “Add to Cart” button.  Alternatively, you can mail your completed form, along with payment, to MCAE’s offices at 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210.  If you should have any questions, please contact our Conference Coordinator at network@mcae.net.


NETWORK 2019 Exhibitor Reservation Form




Award Nominations and Scholarship Applications


MCAE is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Outstanding Student and Outstanding Educator Awards, as well as applications for the Ruth E. Derfler Memorial Scholarship. Each of these honors will be presented during NETWORK's Awards Luncheon.


For details, including how to apply, please visit our Awards page.


Nominations and applications are due March 15, 2019.


As in the past, MCAE will provide a gift of $200 in books to the program(s) the 2019 Outstanding Student attends or attended and to the program(s) at which the 2019 Outstanding Educator works.






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