Call for Programs

The program committee invites faculty, professional staff and graduate students from all academic disciplines and departments to consider presenting a program at AHEPPP’s 2016 National Conference.


  • Topic of presentation must be related to serving the parents and family members of students in higher education and/or the student experience in higher education and its implications for serving students’ families.
  • Special consideration will be given to proposals that feature a co-presentation with other university departments outside of parent & family programs (i.e. Dean of Students, Fundraising, Orientation, etc). We invite AHEPPP members to collaborate on a presentation with areas on their campus or other campuses in order to broaden the scope of serving families in higher education.
  • Topics should reflect the mission of AHEPPP, which works to help colleges and universities constructively engage parents and families to support student success.
  • Proposals supporting the conference theme Elevating Engagement with Parents and Families are strongly encouraged, but not required. 
  • All presenters must register for the conference.

New for 2016!!! - Call for Facilitators:

This year’s conference will feature RoundTable Discussions and Lunch & Learn sessions. 

We invite volunteers to apply to moderate RoundTable Discussions that will cover a variety of topics such as parent/family weekend, family orientation, fundraising, etc. as well as volunteers to lead a casual lunch and learn conversation. Please complete the link provided at the bottom of this communication.


  • Conference registration available at
  • Early-Bird registration deadline is Monday, August 15, 2016. An additional $75 is added for registrations received after August 15.


  • Proposals are due no later than Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8pm. EST.  Wednesday, June 15 at 5pm. EST. All are encouraged to submit proposals before the deadline, as early proposals will receive priority consideration and notification will be issued on a rolling basis.  
  • Presenters will be notified about the status of their proposal in July 2016.
  • Proposals must be submitted electronically using this submission form link.
  • For questions contact Alexandra Price, [email protected] (310) 983-1293 or Aimee Frierson, [email protected] (225) 578-1173.