Upcoming events

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


    Book Your Room

    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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Thursday, February 22, 2024 Student Test
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Saturday, March 18, 2023 MNTRIO | Adult Student Leadership Symposium
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