Proposal Guidelines: Overview, Description, and Expectations

 Reaching Out and Rising Up: Forging Ahead for Student Success
The National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) is seeking exceptional workshop submissions and Spark Session ideas for our 12th annual NPEA Conference. Featuring more than 30 workshops, 8 Spark Session presentations (new in 2020!), three keynotes, two receptions, and ample time for networking, the conference is a valuable opportunity for those in the field of educational access to come together and share best practices for supporting underserved students on the path to and through college. The conference will be held April 15-17, 2020 at the Royal Sonesta Boston Hotel in Cambridge, MA.
Presenting at the NPEA Conference is a unique opportunity to showcase your best practices and expertise to a national audience of educators, including nonprofits, schools, and colleges, all committed to increasing access and success for underserved students across the country. It's also an opportunity to pose challenges, share ideas, and seek valuable input from others who are deeply involved in and committed to the education access field. Each year, we receive more proposals than we have space available in our agenda. Each proposal is carefully considered and discussed with a committee of reviewers; sessions are then selected according to several criteria and with an eye towards creating a robust, diverse conference agenda that will appeal to the range of participants who attend.
PLEASE NOTE: We are pleased to offer all accepted presenters a reduced registration fee of $495 for NPEA member presenters and $680 for non-member presenters to attend the full conference. Unfortunately, NPEA is unable to reimburse for travel, provide speaker honorariums, or offer complimentary or further discounted conference registrations for presenters. Please submit your session proposal with the understanding that you and any co-presenters will be required to pay the appropriate presenter fee(s), and discuss this with all presenters included in your proposal. Thank you!

Resources for this Application:

To view a PDF of the full session proposal form prior to submitting your application, please click here.

Please review a Cheat Sheet/FAQ that outlines suggested topics and categories, as well as frequently asked questions from former presenters, prior to completing this application.

To learn more about the Spark Session opportunity, new to the agenda this year, please click here.

 EXTENDED to Thursday, October 10.

Please note: All proposals MUST be submitted online via the SurveyMonkey form. Mailed, hard-copy, or emailed versions of the PDF will NOT be accepted.
Questions? Please contact Carrie Tate, Associate Director of NPEA, at or (617) 423-6300 x228.

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