Crafting Inquiry 2024

Inspiring mathematics success for all students!

Early bird registration opens June 18
Regular registration opens September 1

Audience: K-6 educators and leaders of mathematics
Dates: Friday, October 18, 2024
Location: The Nines Hotel, Portland, OR

Join us in the beautiful Nines Hotel in downtown Portland for the 3rd annual Crafting Inquiry conference! We are thrilled to be welcoming Jo Boaler and Cathy Williams to lead us in an exploration of inquiry-based mathematics!


Thursday, October 17, 2024 – Pre-conference reception and meet and greet
5:00-8:00 pm, Departure Lounge rooftop restaurant and bar

This is an optional ticket add-on and will be limited to the first 40 people to sign up. Choose this option at registration.

Join us for a memorable pre-conference reception at Departure Lounge, an exquisite rooftop bar and restaurant offering breathtaking views of the city, mountains, and river. This exclusive event will provide participants with a unique opportunity to meet Jo Boaler and Cathy Williams, co-founders of, and engage in meaningful discussions about the future of mathematics education. Connect with fellow educators from around the country and beyond, exchanging ideas and insights in a relaxed and inspiring setting.

Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and refreshments as you network with like-minded professionals who share your passion for innovative teaching practices. Whether you’re looking to discuss the latest research in math education or simply unwind after a day of travel, the Departure Lounge reception promises to be an evening of camaraderie and inspiration. Don’t miss this chance to kick off the conference with stimulating conversations and panoramic views that will set the stage for a transformative learning experience.

Friday, October 18, 2024 – Conference with Jo Boaler and Cathy Williams
8:00 am – 4:00 pm, The Nines Hotel, downtown Portland
Breakfast and lunch will be provided

Hear a keynote address from Jo Boaler, followed by interactive sessions with both of our amazing speakers and ending with a Q&A session.

How can we ignite a love for mathematics in every elementary student? Join Jo Boaler and Cathy Williams, cofounders of, for an inspiring one-day conference designed for K-6 educators and leaders seeking to revolutionize their math classrooms. This workshop will delve into research-backed strategies that promote a growth mindset, deepen conceptual understanding, and foster collaborative problem-solving skills among students. Participants will explore the power of rich mathematical tasks and learn effective methods to turn mistakes into learning opportunities. Discover how to create an inclusive learning environment where all students, regardless of background, can excel and find joy in mathematics.

Throughout the day, we will address key questions such as: How can educators cultivate a growth mindset in themselves and their students? What are the best practices for promoting conceptual understanding over rote memorization? How can we leverage mistakes as opportunities for deeper learning? This workshop promises practical insights, collaborative discussions, and hands-on activities that will empower educators to transform their approach to teaching mathematics.


All registrations include breakfast and lunch.
Group registrations apply to 5 or more participants from the same school or organization.



  • Once registered, participants may transfer their registration to another person by contacting


  • Up to 21 days preceding the event, participants may cancel their registration and receive a refund of the registration fee, less a $50 administrative fee.
  • No refunds will be given within 21 days of the event. However, participants may elect to transfer their registration to another person by contacting