National Partnership for Educational Access

Standing Together in a Changing Landscape: A Call to Action

Posted on January 22, 2018

Conference Agenda At-A-Glance:

Most conference activities will take place on Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13, with an optional pre-conference workshop, site visit, and welcome reception taking place on Wednesday, April 11.

About the 2018 Conference:

As our country navigates increasingly challenging times, NPEA’s 10th annual conference will focus on the importance of coming together as a field to best support underserved students on their paths towards college and career success. Each day, we witness the impact of a changing landscape on key issues in educational access, ranging from education policy to politics to immigration reform to social-emotional well-being. We must stand together to confront the challenges our students and communities face, promote a culture of resiliency and progress, address barriers to equity and inclusion in education, and seek meaningful ways to support our students and each other. This year’s conference is a call to action to share our best and brightest ideas in the face of uncertain times. Our united efforts to respond and adapt to adversity, work towards positive change, and create a landscape where students can thrive will prepare all of us for the possibilities and promise of tomorrow.

This year marks NPEA’s 10th annual conference and a true milestone in our work supporting the educational access field through sharing best practices and critical resources. As we celebrate this achievement, we are more focused than ever on the concrete learning and takeaways that benefit the field. For the 2018 conference we will provide ample opportunities for active learning leading up to, throughout, and following the conference. Participants will arrive actively engaged with the content and involved in conversations that will help them utilize the conference in the most effective ways possible. As an attendee, you should be ready to learn, willing to roll up your sleeves, prepared to network, and eager to grapple with critical topics to promote positive change. Our goal is for all participants to leave with as much actionable information as possible, and to create a culture and community of continuous learning that starts before and extends well beyond the conference.

Learn more about the conference:

  • Hotel and Area Information
  • Conference Speakers
  • Workshops
  • Sponsors
  • Planning Committee
  • Registration

Sticking around after the conference? Be sure to check out the French Quarter Festival!

2018 Conference Registration


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