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NSEE17_banner_get-inspiredThe National Summit for Educational Equity will be held April 21 – April 23, 2020, in Arlington, VA.

The Summit brings together the researchers and practitioners in educational equity to build capacity, knowledge, and skills to transform education, enrich classrooms, and improve student success as well as share best practices and build a learning community of professionals. The conference offers workshops and sessions that engage participants in learning about new research, tools, and strategies for improving policies and practices to close achievement, participation, and interest gaps.

Looking for more?  Review the top benefits for why you should attend the Summit. The Summit (formerly the Professional Development Institute) is hosted by the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity, or NAPE.


We know how critical it is to get opportunities like the Summit squared away in the budget as early as possible. Here are some tips for how to budget for the next conference, and a justification letter to share with your team:

  • Conference Registration
    • Full conference registration ranges from ~$570 to $780, depending on your NAPE membership status, and whether you register before the early bird deadline.
    • Day rates range from ~$150 to $350
  • Pre-conference Workshop Registration
    • NAPE offers a variety of professional development opportunities prior to the conference.
    • Prices range from ~$154 for a half day, to ~$309 for a full day.
  • Hotel and Travel
    • The block hotel rate at the Hilton Crystal City is usually ~$250. You’ll want to make arrangements to get your room reserved early, because the block always fills, and normal hotel rates in the area, range from $300-$500 per night.
    • Flight: This can vary depending on your origin, though we recommend budgeting at least $500.
    • Transportation: The hotel is just a couple minutes away from Reagan National Airport, and the hotel has a shuttle. Once you arrive at the conference, you can walk to lots of restaurants, limiting the need for extra transportation.



Highlights from Previous Conferences

  • The 2018 NSEE took place April 15-19, 2018, in Arlington, VA. Review the 2018 sessions here.
  • The 2017 NSEE took place April 24-27, 2017, in Arlington, VA. Review the 2017 sessions here.
  • The 2016 NSEE took place April 11-14, 2016, in Alexandria, VA. Review the 2016 sessions here.
  • The 2015 Professional Development Institute took place April 21-23, 2015, in Alexandria, VA. The highlights were captured in our Twitter Storify and our Picture Slideshow. See Program Book for agenda and Workshop Webpage for PDFs of workshop presentations.

About NAPE

The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) is a consortium of state and local agencies, corporations, and national organizations, and though chartered in 1990, the history dates back to 1979. NAPE strives to achieve its mission of building educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity, and workforce diversity.

The NAPE Education Foundation, Inc. was established in 2002 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in response to requests for assistance by education and workforce agencies across the nation. The Foundation shares NAPE’s commitment to the advancement of access, equity, and diversity in classrooms and workplaces. The Foundation’s work centers on providing professional development, tools and resources, and technical assistance and conducting research to enhance students’ career options.  Its primary customers are public education (middle school, high school, and community college) professionals and policymakers.

Learn more about NAPE.

2015 PDI Luncheon