2019 NCAN National Conference

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2019 conference, Racing Toward Postsecondary Success, is now open! The conference will take place Sept. 16 -18 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, IN. The NCAN conference is the premiere professional development event in the field of postsecondary access and success for underrepresented students. Join 1,200 of your closest colleagues and friends at this year’s event to learn strategies for serving students more efficiently and effectively. 

This year’s conference will feature nearly 100 presentations on topics such as equity and opportunity, social and emotional skills, building cross-sector partnerships to increase access and attainment, and policies at the federal, state, and local levels to facilitate postsecondary success. Click here for a complete list of all the topics and sessions that will be offered at this year’s conference. 

Registration Fees
NCAN members: $625 through August 16; $725 August 17 through September 6; $825 starting September 7

Non-members: $725 through August 16; $825 August 17 through September 6; $925 starting September 7

Group Registration Policy: $25 off per person for groups of 5 or more from the same organization. Click here for a group reservation form. Please contact Tong Lee to complete your group registration. 

Click here to register for this year’s conference.*

Indianapolis isn’t just about fast cars and sports. The city is widely known for its foodie scene and cultural attractions too. Check out the Visit Indy website for information on all the happenings in this lively city. 


The newly renovated Marriott, located right in the heart of downtown, has a spacious lobby area with many places for networking and catching up with your NCAN colleagues, a rye bar and casual dining options, and a 24-hour fitness center. We’re sure the accommodations, networking, and learning opportunities will exceed your expectations! 

Hotel Reservations and Travel

We’ve negotiated a special low rate of $208/night at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. Click here to reserve your room take advantage of this opportunity. You must book by August 16 get this rate. Please note that there is a large convention in town concurrent with the NCAN conference, so reserve your room at the Marriott now before hotels are booked. You can find more information about the hotel and travel to Indianapolis on this page.

We hope to see you in Indianapolis!

*Please note that registration for this year's conference will be through NCAN's new online member community and information system. Your username and password are the same as with the previous system. If you haven’t already updated your profile, please do so here and if you have any questions about your account or registering for the conference, contact Tong Lee at

Cancellation and Refund Policies for the NCAN 2019 NCAN Conference The cancellation and refund policies have been revised to minimize potential conference and hotel room liability for which NCAN commits well in advance of conference dates. Such expenses include, but are not limited to, hotel rooms, catering, and attendee supplies, i.e. badges, programs, etc. All conference cancellations must be in writing and submitted by mail or email on or before August 16 to receive a refund less a $100 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. No refunds will be granted after August 16. No telephone cancellations will be honored. No refunds will be granted for no-shows. Please send cancellation requests to Tong Lee at