2017 Conference Registration

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 Journeys to Success: Equity and Access for All Students 
Boston, MA – April 5-7, 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended and sponsored this year’s conference! The 2018 conference will be in New Orleans on April 11-13, 2018.

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Registration rates covered all days of the conference, and were as follows:

Regular NPEA Member: $625**
Regular Non-Member: $800
Workshop Presenter: $475

**Group Discount: NPEA members who register 5 or more people of the same registration type will receive a discount of $75 off per registrant. Please note: Group members must all be of the same registration type and cannot include non-members or workshop presenters.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Carrie Tate at ctate@tsf.org or (617) 423 – 6300 ext. 228.

Conference Schedule:

Wednesday, April 5, 2017:
Optional Pre-Conference Activities
Pre-Conference Sessions* (1:00-4:00pm)
Site Visits* (1:00-4:00pm)
School and Program Networking Hour (4:00-5:00pm)
Evening Welcome Reception (5:00-7:00pm)

*= additional fee agenda items

Thursday, April 6, 2017:
Conference Day 1 (7:00am-7:00pm)

Friday, April 7, 2017:
Conference Day 2 (7:30am-3:30pm)

View the conference agenda.

Underrepresented students often navigate an educational path filled with opportunities and challenges, transitions and choices. From pre-K through middle school, to high school, college, and beyond, their journeys are not the same; instead, their varied experiences shed light on the many factors that shape a student’s story, illustrating how success looks different from one student to the next, and providing insights for how we, as professionals, can contribute to the lives and successes of the students with whom we work.

NPEA’s 9th annual conference will focus on the many experiences that merge to create a student’s educational journey and address best practices for meeting the individual and collective needs of underrepresented students and their families. We will explore and share effective strategies around academic preparation for middle- and high-achieving students, social-emotional learning, financial planning and college affordability, family and community engagement, career readiness, and more. Through discussions about current trends, policies, and research in the field, as well as innovative models and approaches, a range of experts will present tools and ideas to help us support and improve positive student outcomes for all students. We will also consider how to ensure organizational sustainability, position ourselves for growth, attract and retain high-quality staff, manage and use data effectively, and form strategic partnerships that will further our mission and goals. Finally, we will reflect on our own journeys as we support underrepresented students through theirs.


The 8th Annual Conference took place on April 27-29, 2016 in Baltimore, MD. View the 2016 conference agenda.

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