Apply to present at NPEA's 11th Annual Conference:
April 3-5, 2019 in Chicago, IL
National Partnership for Educational Access
Now Accepting 
Workshop Proposals!

Raising Our Voices: Bold Innovations That Empower Students
Present at the 2019 NPEA Conference
We invite you to submit a workshop proposal for NPEA's 11th annual conference, taking place on April 3-5, 2019 in Chicago, IL. Over 100 professionals support the work of NPEA each year by presenting at the national conference, and more than 400 conference attendees gather from across the nation to share best practices and learn from each other.

Presenting at the NPEA conference is a great way to:
  • Support and engage in active learning with attendees
  • Share your ideas and expertise with a diverse audience on a national platform
  • Enrich your own professional growth
  • Stand together with a group of like-minded educators committed to improving outcomes for underserved students
Submission Instructions
  1. Review a PDF of the Workshop Proposal Application
  2. Review the Cheat Sheet for suggested topics, presenter FAQs, and presenter expectations prior to submitting your application
  3. Apply Now through the online application form
Deadline for Submissions:
Friday, September 28, 2018
Additional Information
The NPEA conference offers sessions on a range of topics addressing the needs and interests of our diverse audience. We encourage proposals that are focused on best practices, lessons learned, and current research on supporting underserved students, while remaining relevant to the conference theme of standing stronger together and advocating for equity, education access, and student success during a time of many changes, challenges, and transitions.

This year, we are accepting proposals for Workshop Sessions (75 minutes each) to take place on Thursday, April 4 and  Friday, April 5.

Learn More
To learn more about our conference theme, sponsors, committee, and speakers, as well as view examples of past workshop proposal submissions, please visit our website.
About Our Keynote Speakers

  • Donnell Butler, Senior Associate Dean for Planning and Analysis of Student Outcomes, Franklin & Marshall College (F&M)
  • Eve L. Ewing, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago; and Author, Electric Arches (2017) and Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and Schools Closings on Chicago's South Side (2018)
  • Na'ilah Suad Nasir, President, Spencer Foundation; and Author, Racialized Identities: Race and Achievement for African-American Youth (2011)
Reduced Conference Registration Rates
Learn more about NPEA and how to become a member. NPEA members and workshop presenters receive reduced registration rates for the NPEA conference.
Please contact Karin Elliott, Executive Director of NPEA.