Saturday, February 3, 2024
The Park School
171 Goddard Avenue
Brookline, MA 02445

AISNE’s Middle School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference lifts up the voices and experiences of student identities often marginalized in independent schools and serves to build community, knowledge, and skills through workshops, keynotes, and student-to-student learning, sharing, and socializing. Students of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to participate in the conference. The conference focuses on a range of issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Middle School programming places primary emphasis on conversations around racial equity and racial identity development.


Attendee AISNE Member Rate
Student $125*
Chaperone $125*


This conference is now sold out.
If you are interested in purchasing tickets, should any become available via cancellations, please join the waitlist below.


Please Note: If tickets become available, we will reach out to wait list requests on a first-come first-served basis. If contacted, you will have business days to purchase tickets. After 2 business days, the tickets will be forfeited and we will contact the next group on the wait list

We strive to create an inclusive learning environment for all. If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please contact us at

Agenda at a Glance

  • 8:30 – 8:50 AM | Arrival and Registration
  • 9:00 – 10:00 AM |  Opening Keynote
  • 10:15 – 11:15 AM | Workshops
  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Affinity Groups, Lunch and General Session
  • 1:15 – 2:15 PM | Workshops
  • 2:15 – 3:00 PM | Closing Keynote

Announcing our Keynote Speaker!

Mariana Atencio

Mariana Atencio took the world by storm in 2017 when her TEDx talk on authenticity “What makes YOU special?” went viral. To date, it has over 22 million views and has been translated into 13 languages.  Her book “Perfectly You: Embracing the Power of Being Real” was an Amazon Best Seller and selected by Audible and AppleBooks. 

In the last decade Mariana worked at Univision and NBC News as an anchor and reporter, and has since founded “GoLike” a media company named among the 100 most powerful Latina businesses in the U.S.  Mariana is featured in the award-winning HBO series “Habla Now” as one of the leaders defining the Latinx Experience in the U.S. Her work has been honored with a Peabody, a Gracie Award, Columbia University’s “First Decade Award” and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Presidential Award. She is a spokesperson for the American Latino Museum in Washington, D.C. and a 2020 fellow at the Aspen Institute.

Cancellation & Transfer Policy

Tickets to the AISNE Middle School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference are non-refundable. Transfers of tickets from one student to another are allowed until January 15, 2024. Transfers of tickets from students in one school to another are not permitted.


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