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This annual gathering of Lasallian educators of the Lasallian Region of North America focuses on innovative educational issues and is open to faculty and staff from all Lasallian ministries. It includes major addresses, breakout sessions, seminars, etc.
Location and theme change each year with a focus on innovative educational issues. All faculty and staff of Lasallian ministries are welcome to attend. Through a thoughtful blend of keynote addresses, pre-conference seminars, panel presentations, breakout sessions, and prayer services, we call upon scholars from within and outside the Lasallian tradition in matters pertaining to each year’s theme.
In 1973, the Regional Education Council of the Christian Brothers in the United States, under the leadership of Brother Francis Huether, organized a workshop to provide secondary school administrators a forum to address educational concerns. When Brother Francis retired from his position as the National Secretary of Education, the annual workshop was given his name. The rich diversity of Lasallian apostolic endeavors in the Region is more effectively represented, as increasing numbers of educators from our universities, elementary schools, middle schools, childcare agencies, and special ministries for the poor come together with teachers, campus ministers, counselors, and administrators from our secondary schools.
The Conference has provided an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of distinguished Lasallian educators from each District at its closing banquet, an important tradition begun in 1987 that continues to this day.