GENERAL INFORMATION ♦ October 16-19, 2016 ♦ Boise, Idaho ♦ The Grove Hotel

Join us at the Grove Hotel located in Boise, Idaho. As supporters of first-generation, low-income, and students with disabilities we come together annually for professional development to hear from awe-inspiring speakers, attend stimulating breakout sessions, have exciting networking opportunities, and share best practices. All designed to help you deliver quality program services to your program participants.

President’s Invitation
Tentative Agenda
♦ 2016 Conference Program
♦ 2016 Conference Excursions

If you have general questions about the 2016 NAEOP Conference, please contact Julie Bu.

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Taking place Sunday, October 16, 2015

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Orientation and Prof. Development for New ProfessionalsHIT THE GROUND RUNNING

COE’s Orientation and Professional Development for New College Access and Success Professionals is designed to training for practitioners beginning in a position with a college access and success program. This orientation provides a one-on-one conversation with supervisor to discuss pressing professional development needs, an in-person workshop and follow-up modules that will enable practitioners to get the history, resources, regulations and effective strategies to do their job.

Phone Consult, Onsite Training and three one-week online courses:
$800 Members/ $1500 Non-Members
Phone Consult, Onsite Training and five one-week online courses:
$1100 Members/ $1900 Non-Members

program is less than one month?s salary for a new professional and can often
be covered by monies unspent during a staff vacancy. This program is an allowable cost.

Cancellation Policy You may request an official cancellation of your scheduled training, there is a $150 cancellation fee.

Start Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016 End Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016 Coordinators: For payment questions contact COE Business and Finance Department at For meeting questions, please contact Angelica Vialpando at Address: The Grove Hotel in Downtown Boise
245 South Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702


Registration materials, if mailed, must be postmarked on or before deadlines listed on form. Online registration is strongly recommended and preferred. If not registering online, full payment or a purchase order must accompany paper registration. Registration fees paid in advance are refundable after the conference (less processing charge of $75) if written notice of cancellation is received on or before 9/4/2015. No request for refunds will be accepted after this date.

If you have registration questions, please contact Shiloh Penland or Julie Bu.

Online Registration

♦ Download the PDF Conference Registration Form

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NAEOP is comprised of educators from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington working in programs serving low-income, first-generation, and college-bound participants. Conference attendees include administrators, instructors, tutor coordinators, counselors, and other personnel who work with the targeted populations. The conference is a great opportunity to highlight how your product may enhance the program services of those attending! It is permissible for exhibitors to sell products. Exhibitor space assignments will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis upon receipt of completed exhibitor form and payment. Exhibitors are responsible for providing their own signage, setup, and breakdown.

Can’t exhibit? Consider advertising in the conference program. You also have an option to include your promotional items in our conference registration bags for free when you either exhibit or advertise in the program. Refunds are NOT available for exhibiting or advertising.

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If you have questions regarding exhibiting at the conference, please contact Petya Stoyanova-Johnson.

If you have questions, please contact Petya Stoyanova.

CONFERENCE PROPOSALS (Deadline 8/1/2016 )

This year’s theme “Promoting Educational Equity in Our Communities”.

Do you have a creative, yet enlightening, ways of sharing your best practices with your colleagues? Can you be engaging and innovative in sharing your “know-how” to involve educators who work with first-generation, low-income, and/or students with disabilities? If so, you are invited to share your knowledge, experience, and expertise with hundreds of colleagues that are also passionate about serving disadvantaged students in their path to succeed!

NAEOP is seeking quality proposals that provide professional development to administrators, counselors, and support staff who serve students from a range of 6th grade through graduate school. Proposals must also be relevant to this year’s conference theme.


All accommodations at The Grove Hotel offer unrivaled views of the Boise skyline. Surrounded by distinguished foothills, the views also include glimpses of the Grove Plaza, Boise Train Depot, Table Rock, and the Boise River. The Grove Hotel is the host of the 2016 NAEOP Conference.

Reservations can be made through The Grove Hotel by calling the hotel directly at 1-208-489-2222 or
1-888-961-5000. When calling, identify yourself as being with the Northwest Association of Educational Opportunity Programs to receive the special group room rate. Reservations can also be made online. Click the button below to be linked to the webpage.

Hotel reservations must be made by 9/16/16 to be guaranteed the special group room rate.

NAEOP Hotel Info

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Hampton Inn & Suites Boise/Downtown One Block or 10 minute walk to The Grove Hotel in the center of it all.

Hampton Inn & Suites Boise-Downtown Hotel, ID – Hotel Exterior
Hampton Inn & Suites Boise-Downtown
495 S Capitol Blvd.
Boise, Idaho 83702
Tel: +1-208-331-1900
Fax: +1-208-331-1903

Discover Boise, Idaho from our 11-story Hampton Inn & Suites Boise-Downtown hotel, near the State Capitol and Boise State University, known for its blue football field turf. The traveler’s choice of Boise hotels, our hotel is located off Interstate 184 and only three miles from Boise Air Terminal. Experience the BoDo district, offering easy access to shopping, entertainment and more than 80 restaurants.

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FON Scholarships

As a NAEOP Project Membership you have the opportunity to recognize your program participants through three different scholarship awards. Winners will be announced during the conference.

  • The Pearl M Hill Memorial Scholarship
  • Friends of NAEOP Scholastic Achievement Award
  • TRiO Achiever Award

Read About the Scholarships

Want to sponsor a table at the President’s Banquet & Live Auction on Tuesday, October 20th to help raise additional money for scholarship? More information coming soon.

Conference Speakers:

Keynote Presenter:

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David P. Rivera, Ph.D.
Department of Educational & Community Programs
Queens College, City University of New York
Queens, New York

Dr. David P. Rivera is an associate professor of counselor education at Queens College, City University of New York. He holds degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Wyoming where he was a McNair Scholar. A counseling psychologist by training, his professional experience includes managing college access and success programs, college counseling, and higher education administration. Dr. Rivera has worked at a variety of institutions including, the City University of New York, University of Pennsylvania, the New School University, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, and the Addiction Institute of New York. His practical work also includes consultations and trainings on a variety of cultural competency issues. His research focuses on cultural competency development and issues impacting the marginalization and wellbeing of low-income/first-generation college students, people of color, and oppressed sexual orientation and gender identity groups, with a focus on microaggressions. Dr. Rivera is faculty with the Council for Opportunity in Education, adviser to The Steve Fund, board co-chair of CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies, on the executive board of the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Psychological study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues, and a consulting editor of the journal Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. He has received multiple recognitions for his work, including national honors from the American Psychological Association, the American College Counseling Association, and the American College Personnel Association.

Other Invited

More information coming soon!

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