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Educational Innovations in Countries around the World

June 25-27, 2019 at Seattle Pacific University
10th Biennial Symposium
June 25-27, 2019

3307 Third Avenue West

Seattle, WA 98119

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Welcome to the Symposium! 
Here are a few details:
  • Location: Seattle Pacific University, Ames Library: Library Seminar Room. This is on the second floor on the right. If you need to use the elevator, please ask the librarian for assistance.

  • Accommodation: Check-in will be on June 24th between 2:00PM and 6:00PM. Check-out will be on June 27th between 8:00AM and 10:00AM. Need additional accommodation? This requires additional payment of $53, - per person per night, and needs to be paid upon arrival in US dollars. The dormitory is called Emerson Hall.

  • Dining: Meals will be provided from June 25th until the afternoon of June 27th. This includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All dining will take place in Gwinn Commons, the building next to the library. Coffee breaks are included as well.

  • Ferry to Whidbey Island: This is not included. Please make sure you bring enough cash for a return trip. Carpool will be provided.

  • Airport: There are taxis as well as Uber and Lyft. Ride-sharing through Uber and Lyft is the most affordable by downloading the apps.

  • Presentations: Each presentation will be 25 minutes plus an additional 10 minutes for questions/discussion. The room provides a screen, computer, audio, microphone, and cables to connect your own laptop to the screen.

  • Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi is included by accessing SPU-Guest. There is no password, but when asked just type in SPU-Guest.

  • Seattle is a very casual city. Lately, the weather forecast has been hot. We recommend to bring casual clothing, comfortable footwear, and layers just in case the weather changes. Our location will have AC. 

Guests are not included. If you are bringing a guest, please ensure that the organizers know this in advance so preparations can be made. There is limited space available. 

Please let the organizers know when you plan to arrive and depart and if you have any dietary restrictions. 

Please Register for the Symposium!
You can register for the symposium by clicking the above link or copy the link as follows:
If you haven't done so yet, please submit your final abstract as soon as possible to 
Thank you so much! We are looking forward to seeing you!
Join World-Changing Thinkers and Innovators in Education


We would like to invite you to participate in this academic gathering of scholars from around the world. We will meet in the beautiful Pacific Rim city of Seattle, with an afternoon spent on Whidbey Island, off the coast of Washington State. The Symposium is supported by SPU, the School of Education, the Center for Global Curriculum Studies, and grants from the Henry Jackson School of International Studies of the University of Washington.    


The theme of Educational Innovation resonates increasingly well in our rapidly changing technological age. Traditional assumptions are brought into question, and in some case swept aside. Change affects all levels from pre-school and kindergarten through post-graduate university. Age-old models of teaching and learning are challenged. Access to information moves quickly from centrally-located fixed sources we have taken for granted, including schools, libraries, and universities to web-based sources bound neither by time nor distance. The print medium, five centuries old, gives way to digital sources. Journals change from print to electronic form. These are exciting times to be involved in education. But some things do not change, for example, the need to come together as colleagues to share insights and vision. One of the great collateral outcomes of our many prior symposiums is the creation of lasting friendships among scholars across the globe. As we meet together and form a community over three days’ time, we build a lasting social/moral fabric of dedicated friends who share a common interest in the betterment of educational opportunity for the coming generations.


We welcome papers from all facets of educational innovation, including the following: higher education; public and private school education; digital education; distance learning; curriculum studies; teaching and learning; assessment and testing; educational administration; educational psychology, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology; special education; counselor education; comparative education; global education; economics of education; second language learning; history of education; student mobility; ethics and moral education; future studies; and more…


Abstract Submissions


Please submit your abstract to Stephanie Tichelaar, our Program Manager, at Your abstract should contain your name and position, paper title, key terms, and no more than 300 words. The deadline for abstracts is March 30th, 2019. Abstracts are reviewed for acceptance in the order in which they are submitted, and applicants will be notified of our decision within one week of our receipt of your submission.   

Warm regards,


Arthur K. Ellis

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