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50th EOA Annual Professional Conference

  • Sunday, November 17, 2024
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2024
  • Minneapolis, MN

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Open from June 5-September 6, 2024. Cost is $725/MEMBER & $850/NON MEMBER

    *MUST BE LOGGED IN AS A PAID MEMBER TO GET THE MEMBER RATE**
  • Open from Sat, June 1, 2024 - Fri, Sept 6,2024 Cost is $725/MEMBER & $850/NON-MEMBER

    *MUST BE LOGGED IN AS A PAID MEMBER TO GET THE MEMBER RATE**
  • Open from Sat, Nov 2, 2024 - Sat, Nov 16, 2024
    . Cost is $975/MEMBER & $1,100/NON-MEMBER

    *MUST BE LOGGED IN AS A PAID MEMBER TO GET THE MEMBER RATE**
  • Open from Sat, Nov 2, 2024 - Sat, Nov 16, 2024. Cost is $975/MEMBER & $1100/NON-MEMBER

    *MUST BE LOGGED IN AS A PAID MEMBER TO GET THE MEMBER RATE**
  • Open from Sat, Sept 7, 2024 - Fri, Nov 1. 2024 Cost is $875/MEMBER & $1000/NON-MEMBER

    *MUST BE LOGGED IN AS A PAID MEMBER TO GET THE MEMBER RATE**
  • Open from Sat, Sept 7, 2024 - Fri, Nov 1, 2024
    . Cost is $825/MEMBER & $1000/NON-MEMBER

    *MUST BE LOGGED IN AS A PAID MEMBER TO GET THE MEMBER RATE**

Register


The 50th Educational Opportunity Association Annual Professional Conference will be hosted in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sunday, November 17-20, 2024.

Registration now open!

Early Bird rates end September 7th, 2024. Register today at www.eoa.org

The first 250 registrants will recieve a free copy of keynote speaker, Alejandra Campoverdi's book, "First Gen: A Memoir"

Lodging Information

Hilton Minneapolis

1001 Marquette Avenue South

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-2440 USA

Room Block

Single/Double = $169.00 per night

Triple = $189.00 per night

Junior Suite = $219.00 per night

Each Additional Person = $20.00


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Opening Keynote Speaker

Alejandra Campoverdi


Alejandra Campoverdi is a nationally-recognized women’s health advocate, bestselling author, founder, producer, and former White House aide to President Obama. 

Alejandra's award-winning memoir, FIRST GEN, examines the emotional toll of social mobility on those she refers to as "First and Onlys." A national bestseller, FIRST GEN is the winner of the California Independent Booksellers Alliance's Martin Cruz Smith Award, and was longlisted for the Outstanding Works of Literature Award for the First Year Experience. FIRST GEN is also the 2024 Opportunity Matters Book Club selection for the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), a national book club for first-generation and low-income students at colleges and universities across the country. 

Previously, Alejandra served in the Obama White House as the first White House Deputy Director of Hispanic Media. She produced and appeared in the groundbreaking PBS documentary Inheritance, and founded the LATINOS & BRCA awareness initiative in partnership with Penn Medicine’s Basser Center for BRCA. Alejandra holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and graduated cum laude from USC. She currently serves on the boards of the California Community Foundation and Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, and is a Senior Fellow at the USC Center on Communication Leadership and Policy. 

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Pre-Conference Workshop Information

1. Kansas Leadership Center: When Everyone Leads Training

Participants will receive a, When Everyone Leads book, reflection guide & pre-assessment. Those who complete will receive a certificate of completion and option to move to Step 2, where graduate credit is available via WSU.


2. TRIO: Assemble! A Crash Course for New S.H.I.E.L.D. Members

Designed for new or newer professionals to TRIO. This fast-paced session condenses the essential and foundational knowledge of TRIO programs. Learn the history, mission, core services, and acronyms you'll need to hit the ground running as a TRIO professional. 


3. Prince’s Paisley Park Educational Tour

Private educational tour of Prince's Paisley Park.  


4. Mall of America STEAM Educational Tour

Private educational 'behind the scenes' tour of Mall of America's indoor theme park


5. Opportunity Program: Data-Driven Improvement Cycles

Enhance Your Educational Opportunity Program: Data-Driven Improvement Cycles


Join us as we explore the realm of program assessment and evaluation, focusing exclusively on Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) services. This session aims to help you improve your services, engagement, recruitment, and retention strategies. We will align our discussions with the allowable and required services for TRIO and GU programs, and implement improvement cycles designed by the National Science Foundation's STEM PUSH network.


All participants will delve deep into their current program management and services to define improvement cycles and develop implementation benchmarks. Our NEIU EOP programs have been engaged in these improvement cycles since 2019, and we have witnessed positive changes across all areas of our work.



Call for Proposals

Submit Proposal HERE!


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