X NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference
Next Generation Schools
25-26 October 2018
Welcome to the X NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference! The conference will take place on 25-26 October 2018.
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.
In 2018, the NIS International Conference will feature some of the leading educational thinkers from around the world.
Chair Professor of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Emeritus Professor, UCL Institute of Education, London, United Kingdom
Professor, Moscow City Pedagogical University, Russia/Rector, Academy of Pedagogical Art and Socialisation, Georgia
Professor of Practice, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Director of Innovation and Outreach, EduCluster, Finland
In 2018, contributions to the Conference will be handled by our online submission system. Conference submissions are reviewed by two members of the Academic Review Committee, whose decisions on submissions were final. Submissions are for papers and poster sessions. Abstracts should be between 600 and 1000 words in length.
The deadline for submitting papers is 29 June 2018.
The Conference will take place at Nazarbayev University and in Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools.
Places to Stay
Accommodation options within easy reach of the conference venue.
Grand Park Esil Hotel, Astana
Grand Park Esil
Historic 4-star hotel on Astana’s right bank
Hilton Garden Inn, Astana
Hilton Garden Inn
Centrally-located international hotel with modern amenities
Radisson Hotel, Astana
Radisson Park Inn
Two hotels – one luxury, one budget – on the bank of Ishim River
Duman Hotel, Astana
Contemporary 4-star hotel in Astana’s Central Park
IBIS Hotel, Astana
Three-star Accor Group hotel on Astana’s Right Bank
Tengri Hotel, Astana
Affordable hotel on Astana’s Right Bank
Around 1500 participants will take part in this year’s conference: this is a great opportunity for educational organisations to raise their profile! You can support the work of the conference either by providing corporate sponsorship, or by exhibiting at our conference exhibition. Exhibition space costs 200,000 tenge.
If you have any questions about either sponsoring us or exhibiting at the NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference, please contact us at conference (at) nis.edu.kz.