2023 PBIS Forum Thursday, November 9th

19th Annual New England Positive Behavioral Support Forum

Thursday, November 9, 2023, in Norwood, Mass.


Early Bird Registration Open Now!


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Nikole Y. Hollins-Sims, Ed.D - AM & Brandi Simonsen Ph.D - PM

Nikole Y. Hollins-Sims, Ed.D. 

Nikole is the senior educational consultant & strategist for Hollins-Sims Consultation. She formerly served as a technical assistance coordinator for the Midwest PBIS network and is a former Special Assistant to the Secretary of Education at the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). One of her career highlights is serving as the lead author of the book titled: Creating Equitable Practices in PBIS.

 Brandi Simonsen, Ph.D.

Dr. Simonsen is a professor of Special Education with tenure in the Department of Educational Psychology at the Neag School of Education and the Co-Director of the Center for Behavioral Education and Research at the University of Connecticut. She is also the Co-Director of the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Co-Principal Investigator of the National Multi-Tiered System of Supports Research Network a Senior Advisor to the National Center on Intensive Interventions (NCII), and an editorial board member for the Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Currently, Dr. Simonsen conducts research, publishes, teaches, and provides training/technical assistance in the areas of (a) school- and class-wide PBIS, (b) positive and proactive professional development supports for teachers, and (c) applications of PBIS in alternative education settings.


We offer a discounted price for groups of 10 or more. For discounted pricing, registration questions, or to pay by Purchase Order, please contact Heather Bombard at pbs@mayinstitute.org.

Information about Ticket Prices: You can register by clicking here.


Registration Type

Extended Early Bird Rate (9/25)

Rate (9/19)







*Group Rate (10+)





*PBIS has reserved special rates from the hotel, Four Points Sheraton - Please mention New England PBIS Forum when reserving your room.

Four Points by Sheraton
1125 Boston Providence Turnpike
Norwood, MA  02062
(781) 769-7900

Cancellation Policy: 

Cancellations received in writing via email (pbs@mayinstitute.org) or via mail to PBIS Forum/Heather Bombard at May Institute, 41 Pacella Park Drive, Randolph, MA 02368, by November 5, 2023, will be refunded minus a 5% registration service charge to cover non-refundable expenses to May Institute. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend, you are still responsible for full payment. Attendee substitutions may be made at any time. 

SPONSORED BY: May Institute, and the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports 


Download current schedule draft here.



We will add more information as details become available. Stay tuned!

For More Information:

Christine Downs, Director of PBIS

781.437.1244   cdowns@mayinstitute.org