Navigating Global Trends of Education Within the Pacific Region…

Welcome to the home page for the 40th Annual Conference of the Pacific Circle Consortium, which is sponsored by the CNMI Public School System, Northern Marianas College, and RTI International!

As the theme “Navigating Global Trends of Education Within the Pacific Region” promises, the conference will bring together educators, researchers, policy makers, and other educational leaders from every corner of the Pacific to share ideas, research, and innovative programs and to help conference participants steer through rapidly progressing developments in:

  • Curriculum
  • Instruction (methods, model, and theories)
  • Learning and Outcome Standards
  • Assessment
  • Teacher Education
  • Indigenous Education
  • Workforce Development
  • College Readiness
  • Marginalized Students (for example, special education, ethnicity and language)

Conference & Registration

The conference will take place on July 5-7, 2016, on Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands and will feature keynote addresses from leading educators and scholars, breakout sessions, exhibits, and other presentations. Download the complete conference program here.

On July 8, 2016 there will also be a post-conference workshop on the improvement science framework with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


Full Registration (USD$210.00)
Includes annual membership fee of $75, access to all presentation sessions, admission to awards banquet, and conference package – this fee applies until May 31, 2016, afterward the late registration fee applies.

Late Registration (USD$260)
Full registration fee plus $50; Late registration fee applies beginning June 1, 2016 through July
1, 2016.

Student Registration (USD$75)
For undergraduate, postgraduate pre-service teachers.

Additional Dinner Guests
Sunset Welcome Dinner: $10 for additional guest
Awards Banquet Dinner: $25 for additional guest

Additional Information

PCC Conference Program PDF

See you in Saipan!

The lush tropical paradise islands of the Northern Marianas Islands are strung in the western Pacific and offer visitors a rich history, year round outdoor activities, world class diving and golfing, international shopping, a wide range of ethnic restaurants and a cacophony of international and indigenous cultures adding their unique flavors to this beach resort. Click here to view the Marianas Visitors Authority website for more information.

Several international airlines fly into Saipan, the capital island, including Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Asiana Airlines, and Jeju Airlines.

Conference organizers have been working on obtaining discounted airline, car rental, and hotel rates for conference participants. Please check this site often for frequent updates about these discounts!

View map of Saipan


Email if you have any question about the 40th Annual Conference of the Pacific Circle Consortium!