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2019 National Conference Call for Proposals

NCAN is pleased to announce the opening of the call for proposals for the 2019 NCAN National Conference: Racing Toward Postsecondary Success. 

Do you have best practices, data, or experiences that your peers in the college access and success field would benefit from learning about? We want to hear your ideas! The call for proposals is your opportunity to submit a pitch to present at this year’s conference. 

The 2019 conference will take place Sept. 16 -18 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, IN. 

Nearly 1,100 people attended the 2018 NCAN National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, where we presented over 70 workshop sessions. We anticipate similar numbers this year. 

The major topics of discussion at the 2019 NCAN National Conference will be: 

  • Equity and Opportunity
  • Postsecondary Access and Readiness
  • Student Success in Postsecondary Education 
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Connecting College and Career Success
  • Data Into Practice
  • Financial Aid and Literacy
  • Management, Leadership, and Organizational Strategy 

For a detailed description of each topic, as well as this year’s hot topics, click here. 

Conference workshops, or presentations, will have two formats: 

  • Effective practice sessions are traditional conference sessions with a panel and/or presentation and time for audience Q&A. Attendees will leave these sessions with a new idea or strategy to implement when they get home. Effective practices sessions are 60 minutes long.
  • World café sessions include several, intimate roundtable discussions that take place simultaneously. Each presenter leads a 15-minute segment consisting of a seven-minute presentation and discussion with a small group of attendees. After 15 minutes, attendees rotate to a different table/topic, and presenters lead another presentation/discussion cycle with the new group. World café sessions are also 60 minutes long, so attendees can participate in three small discussions.

Call for proposals overview webinar: Want the scoop on how to craft a standout proposal for the 2019 NCAN National Conference? Join us for a webinar to hear about what we want – and what we don't – in a conference proposal. After a brief presentation, webinar attendees will be able to get their questions answered. Register here for this webinar, which will take place on Wednesday, February 27 at 3 p.m. EST 

The call for proposals closes on Friday, March 15. We encourage you to submit a proposal to present at the 2019 NCAN National Conference!

A PDF of the Call for Proposals document can be found here

Registration for the 2019 NCAN National Conference will open in early May. Please check back for information on registration and the conference agenda soon!

We hope to see you in Indianapolis!