Responsible Innovation: A Collaborative Approach to Educational Freedom [June 24-27, Philadelphia]

Summer Conference 2019 of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, for AWSNA member schools and institutes; Keynote by Elan Leibner, Chair - Pedagogical Section Council

Conference Location

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia
6000 Wayne Avenue, 
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 248-1662

Surrounding Area

The Waldorf School of Philadelphia makes its home in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Germantown is located about 20 minutes from downtown Philadelphia in the northwest section of the city. Germantown includes many historic sites from the American Revolution, neighbors the Wissahickon Valley Park (a forest oasis in the city), and boasts unique shops and cafes intermixed with a diverse and vibrant neighborhood.

About the Waldorf School of Philadelphia

Two Waldorf teachers and their close friends brought Waldorf education to Philadelphia in 1995 and received an outpouring of interest from the Philadelphia community. Started in a church basement with two kindergarten classes, the Waldorf School of Philadelphia has expanded over the years to include a robust Early Childhood program comprised of a 2-year old nursery, parent-toddler program, five mixed-aged kindergarten classrooms, eight grades, and a full cadre of special subject offerings. In the fall of 2014, the school relocated to its current and permanent and award-winning campus, originally designed by world-renowned architects Frank Furness and George Hewitt in 1873.

Conference Fee: $450

Early Bird I:  $350 until March 1
Early Bird II:  $400 until May 1

Group Registration Discount fee available (30% discount for 3rd and additional participants from the same school).

Delegates Meeting
Sat - Mon, June 22-24

Main Conference
Mon, June 24 - Thurs, June 27

Pedagogical Section Meeting
Thurs - Fri, June 27-28

Pre-Conference Workshop

Finding Our Voice: Articulating Waldorf Education in the 21st Century

Interactive workshop with:
John Bloom, General Secretary, Anthroposophical Society of the United States and Vice President, Organizational Culture, RSF Social Finance
Beverly Amico, Executive Director, Advancement, AWSNA
Stephanie Rynas, Executive Director, Operations & Member Resources, AWSNA
Laura Scappaticci, Executive Director, Programs, Anthroposophical Society of America