NASAI | June 12–13, 2017

Call for Proposals

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Deadline: February 27, 2017


Share Your Knowledge

The College Board's NASAI conference assembles education professionals from across the nation to discuss new solutions and approaches that will help Native students succeed. Share your experiences, creative solutions, and insights by submitting a session proposal that showcases programs and partnerships impacting student opportunity.


Session Topics

The strength of the conference stems from sessions developed and led by dedicated educators and professionals like you. Be sure to read the writing guidelines before you start writing. We are especially interested in sessions that address the topics listed below.

Applying to Four or More

Programming and activities that lead American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students to apply to four or more colleges or universities;


Raising Expectations

Changing what’s expected of students in order to improve academic achievement.


Overcoming Challenges

Overcoming challenges to student success, such as the lack of role models, persistent poverty concerns, community pressures, and the challenges faced by rural education systems.


Improving Recruitment and Retention

Improving multicultural recruitment and retention, both in rigorous courses that lead to college readiness and at higher education institutions.


Innovative Teaching

Developing, implementing, and assessing innovative teaching strategies and successful academic programs for K-12 and higher education.


Exploring Aspirations

Helping Native students explore career aspirations through careful planning and by assessing their abilities, interests, and goals.


Supporting First-Generation Students

Establishing a consistent student support and counseling services model to assist students who have potential as first-generation college students.


College Transitions

Supporting students in transition from high school to college and from community college to a four-year institution.


Explaining Financial Aid

Demystifying funding and financial aid so that education professionals can better serve their students.


Applying Technology

Using multimedia platforms and technology in the classroom.


Advocating for Students

Leading advocacy initiative and implementing policy changes.


Getting People Involved

Creating P–20 partnerships and involving parents, families, and tribal communities in advocating for and supporting their students on the path to college.


Building Bridges

Building relationships between public and tribal educators.



All sessions are scheduled for approximately 75 minutes. Plan your session to allow for 10–15 minutes of Q&A time. Submit a proposal only if you are able to secure funding to attend the conference and only if you are available to present at any time during the conference. We will contact you about your session proposal by March 30, 2017.


All rooms will be equipped with an LCD projector and screen, speakers, microphone, and a VGA connector. We are unable to provide a laptop, so if you plan to give a digital presentation please bring your own device. Requests for additional audiovisual support will be considered but we cannot guarantee availability. Let us know in advance if you are planning to stream videos so that an audiovisual technician can help you. NOTE: If you will be using a Mac, you must provide your own VGA adapter.

Costs and Discounts

Presenters are offered a discount on the main conference registration fee. Note that presenters must pay to attend the conference. Presenters are responsible for their own travel, hotel arrangements, and expenses.

Review Notification

The NASAI National Advisory Committee will review all proposals and notify you of its decision on your proposal in March 30, 2017.


Questions? Email us.

Writing Guidelines

Follow these guidelines when preparing your session proposal.

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