NECBAC Welcomes Proposals for CONFERENCE 2013

March 7, 2013

NECBAC Conference 2013

Creating Inclusion Through Empowerment
Sponsored by New England Counselors of Color Bridging Access to College (NECBAC) in collaboration with NASPA Region 1 Latina/o and Multiracial Knowledge Communities

August 7-9, 2013
Assumption College
Worcester, MA

For PDF file with below information, please download from this link.

PDF Update: The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2013.

Goals and Objectives
The conference organizers aim to develop an event that fosters information sharing, network/coalition building, and the development of resources for positive change in the field of diversity in higher education.

Call for Presenters
We seek higher education professionals, community based organization representatives, and students to submit proposals for this conference. We hope to provide a wide array of sessions and topics over a three-day long conference.
Co-presentations, panel discussions, and interactive sessions are welcome.

Attendee Demographics
We expect 100 participants for this event, including multicultural student affairs and diversity practitioners, admissions representatives, financial aid professionals, community service organizers, school administrators/educators/guidance counselors as well as community leaders and civic-minded individuals. Senior student affairs and enrollment officers are especially invited to attend and participate.

Workshop Format
Plenary and breakout sessions (75 minutes each) will be offered daily, with 3 to 4 workshop per session block. Breakout rooms will be available to run concurrent sessions, and attendance is expected to range between 15-35 participants per workshop.

We encourage proposals covering a wide array of topics, including, but not limited to:
Identity and Its Impact on Financial Aid – Political Climate and its Impact on Access – Serving Multiracial Students – Native American Recruitment and Support – Gender Disparities in Higher Education – Black, Brown, and College Bound -The Future of Multicultural Recruitment – Best Practices for Multicultural Recruitment and Retention – The Future of Affirmative Action – Serving Undocumented & DREAMer Students -The Intersection of Race and Gender Identity on College Campuses – Networking – Professional Development and Upward Mobility for Inclusive Work Environments
Interdisciplinary sessions that include art, performance, and/or music to complement an educational presentation will be considered. Research presentations and documentary screenings are welcome.

Submit a Proposal
To submit your workshop proposal, fill out this quick online form:
The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2013.
Presenters will be notified of selection by the end of March.

Contact Information
For more information, contact:
Diana Alvarez
Assistant Director of Admission/Coordinator of Diversity Outreach
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 538-2023