The “Exemplary Practices in Educational Leadership Conference – Shaping 21st Century Learning” presented this fall by Fresno State’s Central Valley Educational Leadership Institute will feature Dr. Eric Mazur, renowned scientist and researcher from Harvard University, and Dr. Mariale Hardiman, co-founder and director of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s Neuro-Education Initiative. The conference, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the Holiday Inn and the Fresno Downtown Convention Center (1055 Van Ness Ave.), is open to early childhood, elementary, secondary and higher education leaders. Early bird registration begins Aug. 1 and is $175. INFO: Marcy Masumoto, conference co-coordinator, at 559.304.2190, or go to Event Details. Full release to come.