Hogan Campus Center, Holy Cross College 
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Driving Directions 


Carol A Hurney 
Colby College 
cahurney [at] colby.edu

Conference Rates

NEFDC conferences are one-day events held in the New England area.  A continental breakfast, hot buffet lunch, and wine and cheese poster session are included as part of the conference fee.

  • Non-member NEFDC -  
  • $195 regular, $165 Early Bird by October 15, 2019
  • Member and presenter rate NEFDC - 
  • $155 regular, $125 Early Bird by October 15, 2019
  • $50 students (early bird and regular)
  • Walk-ins $205


 This year there are two hotel options for NEFDC participants, depending on whether you prefer to stay in town or closer to I-290. In either case, please use the name of our hotel block: NED (3-letters)

  • Hampton Inn and Suites, 65 Prescott Street, Worcester, MA 01605, Phone: 508-886-9005. Group rate is $119 plus applicable taxes and parking is $10 per night. Please reserve before October 15, 2019.
  • Holiday Inn Express, 10-12 Johnson Street, Auburn, MA 01501. Phone: 508-832-2500. Group rate is $99 plus applicable taxes. Please reserve by October 22, 2019



New England Faculty Development Consortium

Fall 2019 Conference 

INTERACTIVE Keynote with Dr. Paul Handstedt: “The Architecture of Wickedness: Constructing Students Who Can Change the World”
November 8, 2019

What do we think of our students? How capable are they? How hardworking? How smart? How do our assumptions about our students enable or inhibit their potential? Whether you are teaching or supporting teaching, this keynote workshop will explore these questions as we consider pedagogical approaches that convey to students a powerful sense of their capabilities.


Paul Hanstedt is the John P. Fishwick Professor of English at Roanoke College and Director of The Roanoke College Teaching Collaborative. Beginning in July, he will be the Director of the Center for Academic Resources and Pedagogical Excellence and Professor of Education Studies at Washington and Lee University. He is the recipient of several teaching awards, including a 2013 State Council for Higher Education in Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award and the 2014 CASE-Carnegie Virginia Professor of the Year Award.

Dr. Handstedt has authored several books, including General Education Essentials: A Guide for College Faculty (2012), and Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses for a Complex World (2018).


3 Easy Steps!

1. Check to see if your school is a current member before registering. Faculty and staff at institutions with an NEFDC membership for 2018-19 receive a member's discount for both fall and spring conferences. (If you think your college or university is a member, and is not listed, you can confirm with the NEFDC Treasurer Kimberly Monk: k.monk@snhu.edu)

2. If you have haven't yet, Become a member for this year!

3. Click below to register for the conference.