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NAPE envisions a world where every person is able to fulfill their potential through equal access to and equity in educational options that lead to the entire spectrum of career choices.

To get there requires leaders, thinkers, doers — each who are challenging the status quo, transforming culture, influencing people and initiating change.

Are you doing work that aims to increase student access, educational equity and workforce diversity? 

The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) is accepting proposals until December 14, 2018, for its annual National Summit for Educational Equity, and you are invited to submit to present. The Summit takes place April 28-May 2, 2019, at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, VA. This year’s theme is Innovation, Inspiration, and Influence.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get your message in front of hundreds of thought-leaders, change-makers, and practitioners.


We are seeking proposals that align to any of five strands.

  • Best practices for equitable learning environments: Topics may include racial equity, gender equity, cultural competence, disability services, support services for students with disabilities or other populations with high needs, transition to postsecondary services, open-education resources, or financial supports for low- income students.
  • Increasing access and equity in CTE and STEM: Topics may include innovative programs, increasing student access and success, engaging underrepresented populations, or dual/concurrent enrollment.
  • Building a diverse workforce: Topics may include employer engagement, work-based learning, apprenticeship, badging, certifications, internships, competency-based education, credit for prior learning, or transition to employment services for students with disabilities.
  • Equitable leadership practices: Topics may include leading with equity in mind, leading institutional change, or leading equitable environments.
  • Public Policy—Supporting equity and education: Topics may include- local policies proven to close equity gaps; local, state, and/or national collaborations impacting educational equity policy; advocacy strategies; or understanding equity policies in ESSA, IDEA, WIOA, Perkins, TANF, or civil rights laws.


This conference is designed for educators, workforce development professionals, and advocates dedicated to removing barriers to equitable opportunity in education and the workforce. Proposals should be drafted to address the following audiences: secondary/postsecondary educators, career and technical education and workforce development professionals, researchers, administrators, counselors, data specialists, business representatives, and/or nonprofit staff.

To Apply

All submissions must include the following information. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. The submission deadline is December 14, 2018. Notification letters will be sent to the primary presenter via email before the end January of 2019. Selected presenters will have two weeks to accept the invitation.

Presenter Information:
Name, job title, organization, address, city, state, zip, phone, email, brief biography, headshot and social media links.

Description of Presentation:
Title of Presentation

– Conference strand

– Type of presentation: research/evaluation, tools, implementation/practice, outreach, other

– Population(s) that your presentation will focus on: Single Parents, Individuals with Disabilities, Older Workers, Displaced Homemakers, Youth, Individuals Pursuing Nontraditional Careers, Individuals with Limited English Proficiency, Underrepresented Groups in STEM, Economically Disadvantaged, Veterans or Military Personnel, Adult Learners, Specific Ethnic/Racial Population, Other

Intended audience for your presentation and your expectations about their level of experience with your topic.

Abstract (max. 500 characters including spaces) that describes your presentation. The abstract will be used for the program guide. NAPE reserves the right to edit the abstract.

Full description (max. 10,000 characters including spaces) of the proposed presentation. Because successful presenters will meet the criteria noted in the ‘proposal tips and guidelines’ section, please include explanations to each in your description.

Identify the day(s) you are available to present (Tuesday, April 30, 2019 and/or Thursday, May 2, 2019)

Proposal Tips and Guidelines
Workshops are 60 minutes in length. Successful presenters:

  • have firsthand experience with their topic and understand their audience;
  • provide practical-application-focused information;
  • engage participants in an activity or hands-on learning;
  • provide useful handouts for workshop attendees; and
  • present effective strategies focused on one or more special populations or other underrepresented groups.
  • align with the theme of the conference.

Audiovisual Needs and Handouts
NAPE will provide a projector and screen for the presentation. All other audiovisual needs must be provided by the presenter— including laptop, internet access (via a personal hotspot), adapters, speakers, etc. An electronic copy of presentations must be uploaded to a digital folder prior to the conference.

Registration Information
Presenters must register for the Summit and must cover all expenses associated with travel to and from the conference, lodging, and meals (other than those provided during the conference). The hotel room rate for the 2019 NSEE is $227 + tax. Presenters who choose to attend the conference only for their session will not be required to pay a registration fee. Full conference registration includes breakfast, lunch, and reception on Tuesday, breakfast on Wednesday, and breakfast and lunch on Thursday. For daily rates and more information, visit Selected presenters will be allowed to register at the Early Bird rate.


DEADLINE: Please submit your proposal prior to December 14, 2018.

Let’s increase our capacity to influence change by sharing and learning from one another!