Conferences

Memorable Experiences

A hub for global leaders, thinkers, policymakers and practitioners in primary and secondary education
Welcome to Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools Conference portal, the home of some of the most dynamic conferences and academic events in Eurasia. From this portal you can find information about upcoming events, submit abstracts or register for current conferences, or browse our archive of conference contributions from global leaders, thinkers, policymakers and practitioners in primary and secondary education. Scroll down for more…


18-19 August 2016

Intellectual Leadership as a Foundation for Sustainable Development

VI NIS August Conference will be held at NIS Astana, and is open to NIS employees and invited guests.


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23-24 October 2014

Education Policy, Practice and Research

VI NIS International Conference was held at NIS Astana PhM. Keynote speakers included Aslan Sarinzhipov, David Bridges, Shigeo Katsu, Aram Pakhchanyan, Katarzyna Kubacka, Serik Irsaliyev, Iveta Silova, Marten Roorda, and Gordon Stobart.


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13-15 November 2013

Excellence and Leadership in Education

V NIS International Conference was held at Duman Hotel, Astana. Keynote speakers included Alan Crawford, Noi Keng Koh, Tristian Stobie, Jane Denby, Fred Genesee and Jessica Bertolani.



4-5 December 2012

Professional Development of Teachers

IV NIS International Conference was held at Korme Exhibition Centre, Astana. Keynote speakers included Leena Kaikkonen, Ilana Levenberg, Toshiya Chichibu, Morag Morrison, J. Ana Donaldson and Elaine Wilson.


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15-16 November 2012

School Leadership and Excellence

III NIS International Conference was held at the Palace of Schoolchildren, Astana. Keynote speakers David Frost, Peeter Mehisto, Anne Catena, Peggy Stewart and Hugo Baetens Beardsmore



June 2012

Secondary Education Curriculum: Traditions and Changes

II NIS International Conference was held in Astana, Kazakhstan.


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5-6 December 2011

Teacher Professional Development: Traditions and Changes

I NIS International Conference was held at Korme Exhibition Centre, Astana. Keynote speakers included Colleen McLaughlin, Hiroyuki Kuno and Michael Johanek.