2020 Conference Workshops
Boston – April 15-17, 2020
The 12th annual NPEA Conference has been cancelled.
The health and safety of the NPEA community and all who we come in contact with is our biggest concern and top priority. In addition, we are committed to following the local, state, and CDC’s guidance, including the Massachusetts Governor’s recent mandate banning all gatherings of more than 250 people through the end of April.
We know many of you are working around the clock to make equally difficult decisions in your day-to-day work as we all navigate next steps during this unprecedented time, and we stand in partnership with you.
What Happens Next?
If you already registered, please complete this form. You will be asked to choose from one of the following options:
- Request a full refund – 100% of your registration fees will be returned to you.*
- Request a partial refund – we’ll ask you to specify the dollar amount/percentage you would like to be returned to you.
- Defer your registration to the 2021 conference – you choose not to receive a refund this year in exchange for a free registration to the 2021 conference.
- Donate 100% of your registration fees – in appreciation of this gesture, we will offer you 15% off of your registration fee for the 2021 Conference.
*If you do elect for a full or partial refund, we ask for your patience. All refunds will be in the form of a check payment. We will make every attempt to process this as quickly as we can.
NPEA Hotel Room Block:
All hotel reservations made under the NPEA Conference room block will be cancelled directly by the Royal Sonesta Boston Hotel. You will receive a cancellation email from the hotel.
Financial Impact on NPEA:
The NPEA conference is the largest source of revenue for NPEA and cancelling the conference has enormous financial implications for the health of NPEA. We hope that each of you might consider, if you are in a position to do so, donating your registration fee to NPEA.
Great News: 2021 Conference in Boston:
We have negotiated a contract to hold the conference at the same hotel (Royal Sonesta Boston Hotel) in Cambridge next spring. We will be in touch to share the dates as soon as we have confirmed them.
View the full conference agenda here.
Conference Agenda At-A-Glance:
The majority of conference activities will take place on Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17. The conference will conclude on Friday, April 17 at 3:45pm, with an optional book signing to follow.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
- 1:00-4:00pm: Community/Site Visit Experience (Tufts University) (additional fee)
- 1:00-4:00pm: Pre-Conference Institute: How Well-Intentioned Educators & Administrators Perpetuate, Widen, and Deepen the Achievement, Opportunity, and Access Gaps (featuring the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Equity & Access) (additional fee)
- 2:00-4:00pm: Pre-Conference Institute: Giving WISE Support: Introducing a Framework to Support Student Identity and Wellness (featuring presenters from the College Mental Health Program at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School) (additional fee)
- 4:30-7:30pm: Conference Registration/Check-In Opens
- 5:00-6:30pm: Reach Out and Rise Up: Conference Welcome Reception
Thursday, April 16, 2020
- 7:00-8:15am: Breakfast, Networking, First-Time Attendee/New Member Roundtable, Coffee Conversations, Registration
- 7:30-8:15am: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Partner Breakfast
- 8:15-9:45am: Opening General Session: Young Visionaries and Emerging Leaders Panel
- 10:00-11:15am: Concurrent Workshop Sessions
- 11:30am-12:45pm: Concurrent Workshop Sessions
- 12:45-1:45pm: Networking Lunch and Award for Excellence Presentation
- 1:45-2:45pm: Keynote General Session: Howard C. Stevenson
- 3:00-4:15pm: Concurrent Workshop Sessions
- 4:30-5:30pm: Resource-Sharing Fair: Exhibit Tables and Demos
- 5:30-7:00pm: Celebrating Our Commitment to Student Success: Networking Reception
Friday, April 17, 2020
- 7:30-9:00am: Breakfast, Networking, Coffee Conversations, First-Time Attendee/New Member Roundtable, Registration
- 9:00-10:15am: Keynote General Session: Angel B. Pérez
- 10:30-11:45am: Concurrent Workshop Sessions
- 12:00-1:00pm: Networking Lunch
- 1:15-2:15pm: Concurrent Spark Sessions
- 2:30-3:45pm: Closing Keynote Session: Marcia Chatelain
- 3:45-4:30pm: Optional Book Signing: Marcia Chatelain
WEDNESDAY, April 15
Pre-Conference Sessions (1:00-4:00pm)
- How Well-Intentioned Educators & Administrators Perpetuate, Widen, and Deepen the Achievement, Opportunity and Access Gaps (New York City Department of Education, Office of Equity and Access)
- Giving WISE Support: Introducing a Framework to Support Student Identity and Wellness (McLean Hospital)
Community/Site Visit Experience (1:00-4:00pm)
- Tufts University (Tufts University)
Conference Registration (4:30-7:30pm)
Reach Out and Rise Up:
Welcome Reception (5:00-6:30pm)
THURSDAY, April 16
Breakfast, Networking, First-Time Attendee/New Member Roundtable, Coffee Conversations, Registration (7:00-8:15am)
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Partner Breakfast (7:30-8:15am)
Opening General Session: Young Visionaries and Emerging Leaders Panel (8:15-9:45am)
Concurrent Workshop Sessions (10:00-11:15am)
- A Clearer Path to College for All Students: Scholarships and Free Digital Tools For College Planning (The College Board)
- Meet The Funders (Cabot Family Charitable Foundation, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, Essex County Community Foundation, Prep@Pingree)
- Building a Values-Aligned Culture: Introduction to Restorative Practices (The Steppingstone Foundation)
- Privileged Poor, Doubly Disadvantaged: Centering the Lens of Equity and Inclusion in Your Work (Phillips Academy, Wellesley College)
- Benchmarking for Student Success: Measuring Strategic Outcomes Using Public Data Sources (American Student Assistance)
- Initiate, Implement, Improve: Multidimensional College Access and Admissions Partnership Frameworks to Improve Impact and Student Success (College Greenlight, The Academy Group, University of Michigan, Uplift Education)
- Readiness from the Inside Out: Reinforcing Self-Reflection, Relevancy, and Relationships (Arizona State University)
- Reach Out and Rise Up for Talent: Building an Equitable and Inclusive Talent Acquisition Strategy (Koya Leadership Partners)
Concurrent Workshop Sessions (11:30am-12:45pm)
- Start Early, Stress Less: Effective Early Engagement Strategies to Empower Students in the College Planning Process (Coalition for College, Governor’s Institutes of Vermont,
- IDEA Public Schools, Rutgers Future Scholars)
- High-Impact Strategies for Improving College Student Outcomes (Together Education)
- Advocacy and Responsibility Beyond the Classroom: The Power of Providing Holistic Support for Systematically Marginalized Students (Breakthrough New York, Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM))
- Using Strategic Data to Promote Campus Equity and Inclusion (Enquiry Evaluation LLC, St. Mark’s School)
- Challenging the Status Quo: Financial Aid’s Role in Student Access and Success (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
- Fostering Student Resilience: Creating an Emotionally Healthy School (Beacon Academy)
- Putting Mission Back into Admission (Bell Curves, CollegeThoughts, Sidwell Friends)
- Managing for Diverse Productivity Styles (Yully Cha Consulting)
Networking Lunch and Award for Excellence Presentation (12:45-1:45pm)
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 fifth 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.
2019 Award for Excellence Winner:
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)
Keynote General Session (1:45-2:45pm)
Keynote Speaker Introduction
- Shawna Young, Executive Director, Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP)
- Howard C. Stevenson, Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education, Professor of Africana Studies, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania; Executive Director, Racial Empowerment Collaborative; and Director, Forward Promise
Concurrent Workshop Sessions (3:00-4:15pm)
- If Elephants Could Talk: Racial Literacy for Healing School Conflicts (Howard C. Stevenson)
- Case Studies and a Conversation with Students on Overcoming Hidden Barriers to College Success (Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA))
- Transformative Summer Programs: Leveraging Summer Opportunities for College Access (Excel Academy Charter High School, Northeastern University)
- Fixing the Bike While Riding It: Incorporating Data into a Program as it Runs (Breakthrough New York)
- Blended Counseling Families: Collaborative Support for CBO Scholars from All Sides of the Desk (The Lawrenceville School, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation)
- Addressing Educator Shortage and Teacher Diversity in Times of Change in the Education Sector (Professional Educator Standards Board, Westat)
- Planning for the Future: College Savings and the Positive Impact on Students (Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office, MEFA, Private College 529)
- Boston University’s Partnership Mentoring Model: A Promising Case Study (Boston University)
Resource-Sharing Fair: Exhibit Tables & Demos (4:30-5:30pm)
Celebrating Our Commitment to Student Success:
Networking Reception (5:30-7:00pm)
FRIDAY, April 17
Breakfast, Networking, Coffee Conversations, First-Time Attendee/New Member Roundtable, Registration (7:30-8:45am)
Morning Keynote General Session (9:00-10:15am)
Keynote Speaker Introduction
- Jason Patenaude, Executive Director, Schuler Scholar Program
- Angel B. Pérez, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success, Trinity College
Concurrent Workshop Sessions (10:30-11:45am)
- Opening College Doors for Disadvantaged Youth by Elevating Character Criteria in College Admissions: The Way Forward (Angel B. Pérez, Character Collaborative)
- Liberating School Climate: A Three-Pronged Approach for Supporting Undocumented Students and Their Families on the Post-Secondary Journey (Excel Academy Charter High School)
- Removing Barriers and Building Trust with Families from Diverse Backgrounds: An Admissions Lens (The TEAK Fellowship, Breakthrough New York)
- Painting a Compelling Picture of Your Results with Testing Data (A Better Chance, Independent School Alliance, New Jersey SEEDS, Test Innovators, The Achieve Program, The Steppingstone Foundation)
- Addressing Critical Needs and Highlighting Hidden Costs: Assessing the Emergency Needs of Underrepresented Students (Williams College)
- The Emotions of College Access (Elon Academy/Elon University)
- Expanding Opportunity in Our Own Backyard: Building Professional Development and Leadership Pathways for our Near-Peer Advisers (College Advising Corps)
- Building an Effective Career Development Program: Leveraging Curriculum, Mentors, and Partners (America Needs You)
Networking Lunch (12:00-1:00pm)
Concurrent Spark Sessions (1:15-2:15pm)
Please join us for one-hour Spark Sessions highlighting innovative ideas, unique challenges, and/or inspiring stories that speak to this year’s theme of reaching out, rising up, and forging ahead for student success. Each Spark Session will have brief 7-10 minute presentations followed by audience discussion.
Closing Keynote General Session (2:30-3:45pm)
- Kimberly Stezala, Senior Partner, Design Group International
- Marcia Chatelain, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor, Georgetown University; and Author, South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration (2015) and Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America (2020)
Book Sales and Signing with Marcia Chatelain (3:45-4:30pm)
- Mid-December: Conference Registration Opens
- January: Deadline for Presenters to Register for Conference
- March: Presenter Slidedecks Due (optional), Pre-Conference Teaser Webinar
- April 15-17: NPEA Annual Conference
- April/May: Post-Conference Webinars for Select Workshops
If you have any questions, please email Carrie Tate, NPEA Associate Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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