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2024 NAIS People of Color Conference

Meeting the Moment: Anchoring and Enriching our Education Futures

December 4-7 in Denver, Colorado


Welcome to the abstract submission site for the 2024 NAIS People of Color Conference (PoCC). 

PoCC is the flagship of NAIS’s commitment to equity and justice in teaching, learning, and sustainability for independent schools. This year’s theme—Meeting the Moment: Anchoring and Enriching Our Education Futures—is a call to action for the unique time we’re experiencing. With this year’s theme, we evoke the presence and strength of our ancestors and the vibrant imagination of the young and young at heart—both are necessary to eradicate injustice and create the conditions for individuals, and our communities, to thrive..

PoCC’s preconference experiences will take place Wednesday, December 4. Workshops and all other conference events will occur Thursday to Saturday, December 5-7

Through workshops, institutes, keynotes, wellness activities, and other programming, the conference equips and fortifies educators of color and their allies with knowledge, skills, practices, and mindsets to lead in their chosen disciplines and roles. PoCC attendees benefit from a unique context that centers people of color and their research, expertise, and diverse lived experiences. This context seeks to provide BIPOC immunity from the marginalization and stress that can flow from the daily burdens of occupying a minority status in schools and society. It also expands participants' capacity to advance racial equity, social justice, and belonging in independent schools and the communities that support them. 

You will find descriptions of session types, instructions, terms and conditions, and other information in this portal to support your successful submission of a proposal. Please read this information carefully. If you have questions about the 2024 Call for Proposal process or wish to contact us, please visit our help page.

We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Caroline G. Blackwell
Vice President, Equity and Justice