join us for LEADING FOR DEEPER LEARNING: july 16-17, 2024

Deeper Learning begins with reimagining traditional schooling through immersive experiences like Deep Dives and Den Talks.  Our conference theme, 'Leading for Deeper Learning' acknowledges the exceptional moment we find ourselves in, where we have the opportunity to craft educational experiences that can truly transform lives.  We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with  Ulster BOCES and Deeper Learning Global as we host the inaugural Deeper Learning New York conference in the beautiful Hudson Valley region. The DLNY Experience promises to be an unforgettable event.

Leaders: Join us to explore avenues that push the boundaries of our conventional thinking around topics like DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging), PBLA (project based learning and assessment), community building that can lead to entirely new horizons for the benefit of students and their families.


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2024 speakers

Hannah Gallivan

Featured Student Voice

Hannah Gallivan, an 18-year-old disability advocate from Bristol, Vermont, will be starting college this fall. Throughout her public school years, she focused on self-advocacy and championing the needs of others. Passionate about disability representation,
Hannah aims to major in film to create inclusive media. She shares her life with her service dog, Gabby, and is grateful for the opportunities ahead. Hannah is poised to make a lasting impact in her pursuit of disability rights and representation.
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Dr. Chris Emdin

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Christopher Emdin is the Maxine Greene Chair for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Professor of Science Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is also the Director of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship At the STEAM DREAM and Ideal Lab. He previously served as Robert Naslund Endowed Chair in Curriculum Theory at the University of Southern California, where he was Director of Youth and Community Partnerships at the USC Race and Equity Center. Dr. Emdin is an alumni fellow at the Hip-hop Archive and Hutchins Center at Harvard University, Scholar in Residence at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and was STEAM Ambassador for the U.S. Department of State and Minorities in Energy Ambassador for the U.S. Department of Energy.
Dr. Emdin holds a Ph.D in Urban Education with a concentration in Mathematics, Science, and Technology; Masters degrees in both Natural Sciences and Education and Bachelors degrees in Physical Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry. He is the creator of the HipHopEd social media movement, Science Genius BATTLES and the CREATE Accelerator – an initiative that funds non-profits focused on culture and education. He has been named one of the 27 people bridging divides in the United States by Time magazine and the Root 100 lis of most influential African Americans.
He is the author of numerous award winning works; including the Strage Prize awardee, Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation and the New York Times bestseller, For White Folks Who Teach In the Hood and the Rest of Ya’ll too. His latest books are STEM STEAM Make Dream and Ratchetdemic: Reimagining Academic Success.


Meet the impact leaders!

Amanda Stokes

Ulster BOCES, Assistant Superintendent for Administration

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Dr. Andrew A. Taylor

Chappaqua Central School District, Director of Technology and Innovation

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Dr. Gwendolyn Roraback

Saugerties Central School District, Deputy Superintendent

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Dr. Pedro Roman

Hyde Park Central School District,  Superintendent

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Maria Sommer

Sullivan BOCES, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services

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Matt Sheehan

Broome-Tioga BOCES, Director for the Center for Career and Technical Excellence

DR. Jillaine Berardi

Ulster BOCES, Assistant Superintendent Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services

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Peter Harris

Ulster BOCES, Assistant Superintendent Career & Technical Education and Alternative Education 

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Dr. Jonah Schenker

Ulster BOCES, District Superintendent

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Kingston City School District,  Superintendent

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Join us for immersive and interactive Deep Dives, a dynamic closing keynote experience, and den talks, featuring education innovators and leaders. Enjoy stylish DL swag and delicious food! 

The inaugural gathering of DL New York will be brought to you as an in-person event in Kingston, NY. 

Early Bird Special Extended until April 15, 2024: $550

Components (MHLI) Rate: $550

General Registration (after April 15, 2024): $650


Register today!


We recognize that life happens. If you need to cancel your DLNY24 registration for any reason, you can receive a full refund prior to April 15, 2024. If you need to cancel your registration after April 15th, you may transfer your ticket to another attendee. A refund may be granted after the deadline due to extenuating circumstances. If you need to cancel after April 15th and do not want to transfer your ticket to another attendee, you may receive a 50% refund if you notify the registration team in writing prior to June 1, 2024. After June 2nd no refunds will be provided. Please contact our registration team to request a registration cancellation by e-mail: DLNY24 is not responsible for refunding airfare, lodging, or other travel costs associated with attending the in-person event.