Call for Educational Program Proposals

AHEPPP: Family Engagement in Higher Education invites professional staff, faculty, community partners, and graduate students from all academic disciplines and departments to consider presenting a program at the 2023 Family Engagement in Higher Education National Conference November 6 - 8 in Baltimore, MD.

As family engagement professionals, we know it is important to capture and share the experiences we facilitate that bring value to our institutional communities. Now is your opportunity to share this knowledge with your colleagues across the country!

Important Dates

February 27 | Educational programs proposal submission process begins 

February 27 | Educational programs peer reviewer application process begins

April 4 | Deadline for peer reviewer applications

April 28 | Deadline for educational program proposals at 11:59 p.m. ET (8:59 p.m. PT)

Late June | Notification of selected educational programs




What to include in your program proposal:
Educational program proposals include a brief description that provides an accurate picture of what your presentation will cover and the purpose and learning outcomes of the presentation. Additionally, proposals must address how the information presented can be adapted to different types and sizes of institutions.
  • Presenter(s) Information
  • Proposed Program Title
  • Educational Program Description: Please include a brief description of your presentation that provides the reader with an accurate picture of:
                   1) what the presentation will cover;
                   2) the purpose of the presentation/learning outcomes;
                   3) practical application/how other institutions can apply your information.
  • AHEPPP values that your Program Represents

Topics should reflect the mission of AHEPPP, which works to support professionals in higher education who promote student success through informed parent and family engagement. You may view past programs on the AHEPPP website - 2022, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014.

Priority Topics
Last year’s conference assessment revealed that AHEPPP members are most interested in learning about these trends:

  • Crisis Management/Mental Health Support
  • Developing/Supporting councils and boards
  • Equity, Belonging, Inclusion
  • Family Philanthropy
  • Innovative Campus Partnerships
  • Lifecycle of Family Engagement- From Admission to Commencement
  • Professional Skill Development
  • Shifting Family Dynamics & Generational Trends
  • Using Technology to Engage Families
Special consideration will be given to proposals that:
Feature collaborations with other university departments outside of parent and family programs (i.e. Dean of Students, fundraising, counseling services, admissions, orientation, etc).

If you have questions, please contact the Conference Programming Co-Chairs:
Jennee Schansberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Annamarie Tellez, The University of Arizona