2016 Conference Registration is now closed.
We cannot take any late registrations due to space limitations. 
Please make plans to join us in 2017.

2016 National Conference

Join us in scenic Boulder, CO for the 2016 AHEPPP National Conference, Elevating Engagement with Parents and Families.  We return to The St. Julien Hotel and Spa to celebrate our fifth national conference. The St. Julien provides a wonderful venue for our time together to share educational programs, celebrate amazing awards, hear from engaging speakers and be a part of one of the fastest growing areas in higher education. We will explore best practices in our work with parents and families, discuss current challenges and trends, share our successes, (including tips that we all wish we had thought of) and rejuvenate through networking with friends and colleagues.  

Our national conference will inform and inspire with innovative educational sessions and programs, including a pre-conference workshop for anyone new parent/family programs.

Registration and details will be available beginning May 9. Please contact [email protected] with any questions or for more information.

Conference Schedule and Sessions

Please click here, for the updated schedule 
Educational Session abstracts can be found here.

Pre-Conference Workshop

The AHEPPP Pre-Conference will take place on Monday, November 14 from 9am-2pm, and will provide opportunities for professionals new to parent/family programs to engage and interact with colleagues, learn together, and enjoy a mentoring lunch with seasoned professionals. Participants will also receive a complimentary copy of the Parent and Family Programs CAS Standards and Guidelines. The Pre-conference registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Please click here for a complete outline of the 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop.


Registration Fees


Early Bird
(By August 15 
5pm EST)











Pre-Conference Workshop



We are pleased to include several meals within the registration cost. The opening reception, one breakfast, one lunch, and one dinner will be provided. The last day to register for the conference is Friday, October 28 at 5:00pm.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations for the 2016 conference must be received in writing on or before the date and time below:

On or before October 24, 2016, 5pm EST: Full refund
On or before October 31, 2016, 5pm EST: Refund, minus $150 late cancellation fee
On or after November 7, 2016, 5pm EST: No refunds will be issued

Conference organizers cannot accept refund requests that result from cancelled flights and/or natural disasters. The pre-conference fees are nonrefundable.

Hotel and Conference Location

The 2016 AHEPPP conference will be held in Boulder, Colorado at the St. Julien Hotel and Spa
(900 Walnut 
Str. Boulder, CO 80302). Located in the heart of Boulder's historic downtown, St. Julien Hotel & Spa is within walking distance of more than 200 shops and 80 restaurants, just steps from the historic Pearl Street Mall, the beautiful University of Colorado campus, miles of hiking and biking paths and numerous entertainment options.  


We've reserved a limited block of rooms and we encourage you to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible to ensure the group rate of $209/ night. Once our block of rooms is full, we cannot guarantee this rate. To contact the hotel for reservations, you may call 877-303-0900 or use the link. When you make this call, please share that you are with the AHEPPP Conference in November. If you need any additional information about the St. Julien, visit their website here.

Interested in Sharing a Room?

For the 2016 Conference, the Conference Hospitality Team has created a roommate matching program for those attendees looking to share the cost of a room at the conference hotel with another guest.  If you are looking for roommates for the 2016 AHEPPP Conference please complete this form. This form is open to anyone with the link—utilize the contact information on the document to contact potential roommates. If you are no longer seeking a roommate, please remove your information from the spreadsheet. 

St. Julien Spa 

As a participant of the AHEPPP Conference, the St. Julien Hotel and Spa invites you to enjoy a unique experience with a participant discount at the St Julien Spa.  Relax and enjoy some “down time” as you check in for your spa treatment and are escorted to our amenity appointed locker rooms. Your experience begins with a personal locker, luxurious robe, slippers, and includes use of our eucalyptus steam rooms, dry saunas, pool, and hot tub. Click here for the spa discount information.

Travel and Ground Transportation

The St. Julien Hotel and Spa is located in Boulder, CO, approximately 45 minutes from Denver International Airport (DIA).

Green Ride Boulder Shuttle

AHEPPP is partnering with Green Ride Boulder to provide affordable transportation to and from Denver International Airport for our annual conference.  Each one way ride will cost $24 ($48 round trip) per person.  This includes up to two bags per person (oversized bags incur additional costs).  As Boulder is approximately 43 miles from DIA, depending upon the number of passengers, the ride will take approximately 60-75 minutes.  To reserve a Green Ride Boulder shuttle ride, click here.

Taxi Service

Cabs are available for transit to and from the hotel for about $88 each way. Taxicabs pick-up and drop-off from Jeppesen Terminal, Level 5, Island 1, outside Doors 505, 507 and 511 (Terminal East), and Doors 506, 510 and 512 (Terminal West).   

Ride Sharing Services

Uber and Lyft both serve the Boulder, CO area and offer service to and from DIA as well as around Boulder.  Attendees can estimate a one-way cost of roughly $50-75 for an Uber or Lyft ride from DIA to the St. Julien.  Costs vary based upon demand and other factors.

Local Attractions 

While you are with us, we hope you are able to take time to explore the sights and sounds of Boulder.


Outdoor Activities




The location of the St. Julien Hotel and Spa makes it convenient to dozens of unique dining options, many of which are within a quick walk from the hotel.  Click here to download a comprehensive dining list.

Program Submission

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.

The submission process for the 2016 conference will begin May 9. Please click here for detailed program proposal information.

  • 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.