IX NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference

Values, Wellbeing and Innovation for the Future of Education

26-27 October 2017
Welcome to the IX NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference! The conference will take place on 26-27 October 2017, in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools is leading educational change in secondary education in Kazakhstan. Since 2008, we have developed innovative educational programmes, assessment systems, teacher education programmes and educational resources, which are in the process of being disseminated throughout the system of education in Kazakhstan in general.
Our international research-to-practice conference has become a key focus point for educational reformers interested in the future of secondary education in Kazakhstan and through Eurasia. Held annually in October, the Conference brings together a global audience of leaders, thinkers, policymakers and practitioners to discuss policy and practice in secondary education, and plays a crucial role in driving forward educational reform in Kazakhstan.

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Speakers

This year, NIS will host a gallery of some of the most highly-respected educationalists from across the world.
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Yuri Belfali

Yuri

Belfali

Head of Early Childhood and Schools, Education Division, OECD

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TBC


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Carolyn Adams

Carolyn

Adams

Director of Strategic Development and Execution, International Baccalaureate

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Phil Lambert

Phil

Lambert

Adjunct Professor, University of Sydney, Australia

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Gordon Neufeld

Gordon

Neufeld

formerly of University of British Columbia, Canada

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Tim Oates

Tim

Oates

Group Director for Assessment Research & Development, Cambridge Assessment, United Kingdom


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Harry Patrinos

Harry

Patrinos

Manager, World Bank Education

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Wang Yan

Yan

Wang

Director, Department for International Exchange, National Institute of Education Sciences, China

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TBC

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Submissions

This year, contributions to the Conference will be handled by our online submission system. Conference submissions will be handled by two peer reviewers, whose decisions on submissions is final. Submissions are for papers and posters. Abstracts should be between 400 and 600 words in length.
The deadline for submitting papers is 31 July 2017.

Registration

If you would like to attend the IX NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference as a participant, you will need to register separately online, even if your abstract has been accepted.
The deadline for early bird registration 30 June 2017. Late bird registration will run until 30 September 2017.
Registration costs 5000 tenge for participants from Kazakhstan, 8000 tenge for participants from low GDP countries, and 20000 tenge for participants from high GDP countries. The rates for students are 2500 tenge, 4000 tenge, and 10000 tenge respectively.
Here is the list of countries with medium and low GDP: all African countries; all Latin American countries; Asian countries (excluding Brunei, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Qatar, Singapore and UAE); and, the following European countries: Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, and Ukraine. For the full list of countries, please consult the website of the European Educational Research Association.

Location

The Conference will take place in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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Places to Stay

Accommodation options within easy reach of the conference venue.
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Grand Park Esil Hotel, Astana

Grand Park Esil
Historic 4-star hotel on Astana’s right bank

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Hilton Garden Inn, Astana

Hilton Garden Inn
Centrally-located international hotel with modern amenities

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Radisson Hotel, Astana

Radisson Park Inn
Two hotels – one luxury, one budget – on the bank of Ishim River


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Duman Hotel, Astana

Duman Hotel
Contemporary 4-star hotel in Astana’s Central Park

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IBIS Hotel, Astana

IBIS Hotel
Three-star Accor Group hotel on Astana’s Right Bank

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Tengri Hotel, Astana

Tengri Hotel
Affordable hotel on Astana’s Right Bank

Corporate Participation

Over 1500 participants are expected at the conference: this is a great opportunity to boost your organisation’s profile!
If you would like to exhibit at the NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference, please contact us at conference (at) nis.edu.kz.