Conference Information

2023 NAEOP Conference: Not Me, But We

October 8th – 11th, 2023

The Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce our annual conference will be on Sunday, October 8th, through Wednesday, October 11th at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, ID. Pre-Conference sessions will begin on Sunday, October 8th. Pre-Conference workshops include: Alumni Programming, Team-Based Strengthfinders Training, & SSS Grant-Writing Workshop hosted by Amy Verlanic & Sari Byerly. Our Post-Conference Session on FAFSA updates will be in the afternoon on the 11th once the main conference activities wrap up.  Lastly, we want to highlight our President’s Dinner & Karaoke (Nuerolux, Downtown Boise) on the evening of the 10th.  We look forward to seeing everyone and having an excellent conference!

All the best,

NAEOP Conference Planning Committee

President’s Message

NAEOP President: Geof Garner

Greetings NAEOP Members!

I am really looking forward to seeing everyone this October in beautiful Boise, Idaho for our 2023 NAEOP Annual Conference! This year’s theme is “Not Me, But We,” Boise 23! Our intention for our time together is designed to inspire our teamwork to make the dream work, give us the tools we need to meet the needs of our student population, and sustain our growth as professionals in an increasingly unpredictable environment. For college access professionals, attending the annual conference is an investment in staff development that will provide more impactful teamwork strategies for programs and participants. The conference features discussions on new trends in college access and retention and connects TRIO leaders to best practices. Please come with your teams to hear new ideas, bond with each other, and have a great time together.

Our Pre-Conference Workshops highlight the importance of this theme as we cover topics like: SSS Grant-Writing for those who will be writing for a grant in the next year, Alumni programming best practices, and a team-based Strengths Finders training for your whole staff. Our conference planning committee has been hard at work planning a conference that will be as inspiring and informational as it will be restorative and provide opportunities to meet with some legends of NAEOP in our brand-new mentoring programming. If this is your first NAEOP conference, I can’t wait to meet you! If you’ve been more times than you can count, please consider writing a proposal for a concurrent session so that we can learn from your experience. Finally, we will be offering a post-conference event with a FAFSA expert from Idaho educational department to provide a comprehensive update on all the FAFSA changes for the coming cycle.

Thank you for considering coming with your team to our annual NAEOP Conference in Boise this October. TRIO Works! and ¡TRIO funciona!


Geof Garner

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