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Standing Together in a Changing Landscape:
A Call to Action

New Orleans – April 11-13, 2018

View the full conference agenda here.

Conference Agenda At-A-Glance:

The majority of conference activities will take place on Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13. The conference will conclude on Friday, April 13 at 3:30pm, with an optional book signing to follow.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

  • 1:00-4:00pm: Community/Site Visit Experience, location: TBD (additional fee)
  • 1:00-4:00pm: Pre-Conference Workshop (additional fee)
  • 4:30-6:30pm: Conference Registration/Check-In Opens
  • 5:00-6:30pm: Welcome Reception

Thursday, April 12, 2018

  • 7:00-8:15am: Breakfast, Networking, Roundtable Discussions, Registration
  • 8:15-9:45am: Opening General Session and Alumni Panel
  • 10:00-11:15am: Concurrent Workshop Sessions
  • 11:30am-12:45pm: Concurrent Workshop Sessions
  • 12:45-1:45pm: Networking Lunch
  • 1:45-3:15pm: Award for Excellence and Keynote General Session
  • 3:30-4:45pm: Concurrent Workshop Sessions
  • 4:45-5:30pm: Meet and Mingle (Exhibit Tables, Demos, and Networking)
  • 5:30-7:00pm: NPEA Networking Reception: Celebrating a Decade of Learning

Friday, April 13, 2018

  • 7:30-8:45am: Breakfast, Networking, Roundtable Discussions
  • 8:45-10:00am: Keynote General Session
  • 10:15-11:30am: Concurrent Workshop Sessions
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: Networking Lunch
  • 12:45-2:00pm: Concurrent Workshop Sessions
  • 2:15-3:30pm: Closing Final Keynote
  • 3:30-4:00pm: Optional Book Signing: Vijay Pendakur

WEDNESDAY, April 11

Pre-Conference Sessions (1:00-4:00)

Site Visits (1:00-4:00)

Conference Registration (4:30-6:30)

Welcome Reception (5:00-6:30)

THURSDAY, April 12

Breakfast, Networking, Roundtable Discussions, and Registration (7:00-8:15)

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Partner Breakfast (7:30-8:15)

Opening General Session: Alumni Panel (8:15-9:45)

Welcome: Karin Elliott, Executive Director, National Partnership for Educational Access

Welcoming Remarks: Patrick Dobard, Chief Executive Officer, New Schools for New Orleans

Concurrent Workshop Sessions (10:00-11:15)

Concurrent Workshop Sessions (11:30-12:45)

Networking Lunch (12:45-1:45)

Keynote General Session (1:45-3:15)

National Partnership for Educational Access and Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Award for Excellence in Educational Access

A very special thanks to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for generously sponsoring the Award for Excellence in Educational Access for the third year in a row. The Award for Excellence will recognize an NPEA member organization, program, or school for excellence in supporting underrepresented students on the path to and through college and beyond.

2017 Award for Excellence Winner:

  • TBD

2018 Award for Excellence Presenter:

  • Alan Royal, Senior Program Manager, Outreach and Partnerships, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Keynote:

  • Dorinda Carter Andrews, Assistant Dean of Equity Outreach Initiatives, College of Education, and Associate Professor of Race, Culture, and Equity, Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University

Concurrent Workshop Sessions (3:30-4:45)

Meet and Mingle (4:45-5:30)

NPEA Reception: Celebrating a Decade of Learning (5:30-7:00)

FRIDAY, April 13

Breakfast, Networking, Roundtable Discussions, and Registration (7:30-8:45)

Morning General Session and Keynote (8:45-10:00)

Keynote:

  • Anthony Abraham Jack, Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Educationand Shutzer Assistant Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Concurrent Workshop Sessions (10:15-11:30)

Networking Lunch (11:30-12:30)

Concurrent Workshop Sessions (12:45-2:00)

Closing Keynote General Session (2:15-3:30)

Keynote:

  • Vijay Pendakur, Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students, Cornell University; and Editor, Closing the Opportunity Gap: Identity-Conscious Strategies for Retention and Student Success

Closing Conference Remarks and Small Group Debrief:

  • Karin Elliott, Executive Director, National Partnership for Educational Access

Book Signing with Vijay Pendakur (3:30-4:00)


Important Dates:

  • Mid-December: Conference Registration Opens
  • February 6: Deadline for Presenters to Register for Conference
  • March: Presenter Slidedecks Due (optional)
  • April 11-13: NPEA Annual Conference

If you have any questions, please email Carrie Tate, NPEA Associate Director, at ctate@tsf.org. Thank you!


View the 2017 conference workshops and presentations.
View the 2016 conference workshops and presentations.

View the 2015 conference workshops and presentations.
View the 2015 conference agenda.
View the 2014 conference agenda.

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