Executive Function Conference

The 37th Annual Executive Function Conference

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION & SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING: Promoting Resilience, Stress Management, and Academic Success

November 3-4, 2022 – Online!

While the live conference already took place, it is still possible to purchase access to all the recorded sessions, materials, and digital binder until January 15, 2023.

Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D., Founder and Conference Chair

Current Price: $565

Special Price for SMARTS Users: $499

This 37th Annual Executive Function Conference will address the close connections between executive function and social-emotional learning and the importance of examining these processes for students from K-12 to college. Presentations will highlight the themes of Executive Function, Emotion, Anxiety, and Stress in the context of research, clinical practice, and teaching. We will focus on the following issues:

  • How do executive function and social-emotional processes interact to affect classroom learning?
  • How can we create schools and classrooms that promote executive function and social-emotional learning in all students?
  • How do we promote flexible thinking and resilience so that we reduce students’ stress in school?
  • How can executive function and social-emotional strategies prepare students for academic and lifelong success?

This conference will include a combination of plenary sessions and pre-recorded concurrent sessions to provide opportunities for in-depth learning. The program will emphasize the application of theory and research to educational practice.

Who should attend?
This conference is designed for professionals in education, psychology, child development, speech and language pathology, school psychology, home-school education, and other related fields. This includes general and special-education teachers and principals across elementary and secondary grades, superintendents, curriculum directors, college-level administrators, and specialists in the field of social-emotional learning.

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Plenary Presentations

Thursday, November 3, 2022 – Please note that all live presentations will be recorded. If you do not want to be in the recording, you may choose to turn off your camera.


Friday, November 4, 2022


Panel Presentations

Thursday, November 3, 2022


Friday, November 4, 2022


Concurrent Presentations

The following pre-recorded concurrent presentations will be available by October 24th, 2022 and all sessions recordings will be available through January 15, 2023.



About the Conference Founder and Chair


Dr. Lynn Meltzer is the President and Director of the Institutes for Learning and Development (ResearchILD and ILD) in Lexington, MA. She is a Fellow and Past-President of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities. She is the Founder and Program Chair of this Executive Function Conference, (formerly the Learning Differences Conference) which she has chaired for the past 36 years. For 30 years, she was an Associate in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Child Development at Tufts University. Her 40 years of clinical work, research, publications, and presentations have focused on understanding the complexity of learning and attention problems. Her extensive publications include articles, chapters, and books, most recently, Executive Function in Education: From Theory to Practice (2018), Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom (2010) and The Power of Peers in the Classroom: Enhancing Learning and Social Skills (2015), co-edited with Karen Harris. Together with her ResearchILD staff, she has developed SMARTS, an evidence-based executive function and peer mentoring/coaching curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students (www.smarts-ef.org).

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