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Landmark College Winter Institute for Educators

February 8–10, 2019    |   San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate bridge, San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Yvonne Israel O'Hare


This year’s institute will be held in the Bay Area at the Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA on February 8–10, 2019.

The Winter Institute combines hands-on, multi-day training workshops (or “strands”), world-class research presentations, networking opportunities, and 30+ years of Landmark College expertise in teaching students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Who should attend?

Secondary school teachers, learning specialists, special educators, disability service providers, principals, superintendents, parents, administrators, curriculum and staff developers, tutors, advisors, college and university professors. Or anyone wanting to learn more about supporting diverse student learners!

Overview of Sessions

View the Schedule at a Glance

Keynote presentation:
Embodied Brains, Social Minds, Cultural Meaning: Why Emotions are Fundamental to Learning


Headshot of Keynote Presenter, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D.
Friday, February 8, 2019
10–11:30 a.m. 
by Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D.,
Professor of Education, Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of Southern California


Plenary presentation:
Next Generation Disability Services


Headshot of Plenary Presenter, Manju Banerjee, Ph.D.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
9–10:30 a.m.
by Manju Banerjee, Ph.D.
Vice President for Educational Research and Innovation, Landmark College

Three-Day Strands

Three-day intensive, hands-on workshops (or “strands”) form a core component of our Institute experience. Strands run each afternoon from 1:15–4 p.m. Participants choose one and stay in the same strand for all three days.

Strand A) Transition to College: 10+ Years of Change for Students and Parents

Strand B) Executive Function Support for Diverse Learners

Strand C) Spanning the Spectrum: Building Classrooms that Work for all Students with Autism

Strand D) Supporting Math Learners as a Non-Mathematician: Strategies and Tools

Single Sessions

Single sessions are short (~1.25 hour) presentations on a range of topics with relevance for educators working with students with LD, ADHD, and ASD. Single sessions focus on practical take-aways and/or cutting-edge research in the field of learning differences.

See full Single Session descriptions and schedule

Pricing and Registration

button for registering individuals               button for registering a group

  Early bird rate
  (ends 12/3)
  Regular rate
  (12/4- on)
  Group rate*
  $499 (per person)
  Single Day

*A group is three or more attendees. For groups of 4 or more please email us at: or call (802) 387-1662.

Please note:

The above prices and links are for registration to the Winter Institute only. Please see the Accommodations tab below for more information on discounted hotel reservations or a combined institute and Mercy Center accommodation option.

More Information

  • Meals

    Lunch at the Mercy Center is included in the registration price for all attendees (Fri.–Sun.)!

    Conference Discounted Group Rate Hotel Registration

    • A special rate is available for attendees of the Winter Institute at the Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport Hotel in Burlingame, CA. Please use this link to make reservations at the discounted group rate. Or call 1-877-252-1558 and refer to block code LCW or group name Landmark College Winter Institute.

      Please note the group rate is valid only for the nights of February 7, 8, and 9, 2019. The last day to make a reservation under the discounted group rate of $155.00/night is January 17, 2019.

      Note, you must register for the Institute separately if booking a room at the Crowne Plaza, use the links under Pricing and Registration above.


    • For participants looking for a highly affordable option, we have a limited number of “dorm style” rooms available at the Mercy Center.
      • NOTE: These are spartan, but affordable accommodations. Rooms are small and contain a single, twin-sized bed and have shared bathrooms. Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), lodging (Fri. and Sat. nights, 2/8 and 2/9), and Institute registration are included in the price for the Mercy Center accommodation option:
        • $799 Early Bird rate valid through November 30, 2018.
        • $899 Regular Rate in effect after November 30, 2018.
      • Register here for this combined Institute registration and Mercy Center accommodation option.

    2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010
    Telephone: 650-340-7405

    Located in quiet, residential Burlingame, 15 miles south of downtown San Francisco, 10 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and 5 minutes from the Millbrae BART/Caltrain station.

    Free, secure parking onsite

    From the San Francisco airport (SFO)

    From San Francisco city-center

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