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Save the Date!

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | Boston, MA

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, the Center for Artistry and Scholarship (CAS) will host Next Wave: What’s Next, What Works, a summit to showcase innovations developed by and for school communities that foster democratic practices, student growth, and creative approaches to racial and social justice. The Next Wave summit will gather students, educators, administrators, policymakers, funders, and families to highlight, celebrate, and advance our collective commitment to the belief that the people who are closest to and most immediately affected by opportunities and challenges in schools are those who must lead the way to develop responses, strategies, and solutions.

Call for Participation

The Next Wave call for participation will invite educators, school leaders, students, family members, and community groups to share their innovations in workshops and interactive exhibitions. We invite you to review our Call for Participation page. The Next Wave call for participation will open on April 2, 2019, with proposals accepted on a rolling basis through May 10, 2019.

Tell Me More about the Next Wave!

The Next Wave summit will feature school-based teams that have developed projects and initiatives focused on leveraging creativity, social justice, and community in the service of student learning and sustainable student-centered school design. Presenters will share their work in sessions that include students, families, and community members. An accompanying Next Wave publication will be a powerful document with the capacity to influence educators in the region and across the nation.

As a part of the Next Wave summit, CAS will also offer an interactive exhibition space open to schools, designers, and support organizations to share their work.  Additional engagement opportunities, including talks, Design Thinking seminars, casual networking, and visual arts, music, and theater experiences, will make this day a highlight for students, educators, community stakeholders, policymakers, and funders

We are planning for a mix of students, educators, community stakeholders, policymakers, and funders to attend the Next Wave. We invite everyone seeking a network that elevates democracy, creativity, and school-based leadership to join us as a participant, presenter, exhibitor, sponsor, or artist.

Important Dates

→ April 2: Call for Participation opens

→ May 10: Workshop and exhibition proposals due (call for participation here)

→ May 22: Workshop and exhibition participants selected

→ August 1: Event registration opens

Additional Information

For more information about the Next Wave: What’s Next, What Works summit, please contact Jill Davidson, Center for Artistry and Scholarship Program Director at