Location & Dates

Applications accepted through March 1, 2021


The 2021 Institute on Project-Based Learning will be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), a private university in the heart of New England. WPI was founded in 1865 with the mission of providing an education that balances theory and practice. WPI’s signature project-based educational model provides students with experiential experiences that extends traditional classroom learning through hands-on projects with real-world impact. With over 50 project centers across the globe, students have the opportunity to a make a difference through project work in communities throughout the world.

WPI’s 80-acre campus is centrally located in Worcester, Mass., New England’s second-largest city. Worcester is at the crossroads of several major routes, making it accessible from several surrounding airports including Logan International Airport in Boston; T.F. Green Airport in Providence, RI; Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT; and Manchester Airport in Manchester, NH. There is also an airport in Worcester with flights to and from a limited number of cities.

Dates and Times

The Institute runs from Tuesday, June 15, through Friday, June 18, 2021. Attendees should plan to arrive on Tuesday, June 15, in time for a Welcome and Reception beginning at 6:00 pm. The Institute program will officially start with the opening plenary at 8:30 am on Wednesday and will conclude at noon on Friday, June 18, with team presentations.

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