April 17–18, 2018 | Los Angeles, Calif.

Key Information

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2017 Prepárate Committee​

Name Institution
* Richard Alvarez Queens College of The City University of New York
* Jesus Jara Orange County Public Schools
** Hector Garcia Plano District #88 Illinois
*** Al Mijares Orange County Department of Education California
Priscilla Alicea Bryant University
Mary Bridges Orange County Public Schools
Martha Chavez University of California, Berkeley
Francisco Colon, Jr Stony Brook University
Aramis Gutierrez Rutgers University
Magdalena Hinojosa The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Lazaro Rodriguez Trinity University
Ainsley Rudolfo New York City Department of Education
Enid Valdez Broward County Public Schools

* Prepárate Committee Co-Chair
** Emeritus – National Advisory Committee Member
*** Trustee Liaison

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For Attendees

Modelo de la Comunidad

The Modelo de la Comunidad is an award presented to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to the improvement of the Latino community and others. While not specifically limited to the field of education, the awardee should be involved in work that encourages an educated society. The recognition is designed to acknowledge and honor the awardees contributions and to highlight their good works. The presentation of the Modelo award at the annual Prepárate conference provides a forum for our community to thank and support these leaders for their tireless advocacy and work to improve lives within our community.

2017—Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade College

For Presenters

Before the Conference

When will I be notified about the status of my proposal?

You will hear from us regarding the status of your proposal in December.

If my proposal is accepted, will I be able to review my session details?

Once your session is posted to the conference Program page, you should review all presenter information including spelling and accuracy of title and institution. The title and description of your session may have been edited to fit College Board editorial style guidelines.

Will I need to make my own travel arrangements?

Yes. You will need to make your own travel arrangements. Please book your hotel in advance of the deadline. Group blocks tend to fill quickly.

Will I need to make my own hotel reservations?

Yes. Be sure to reserve your hotel room early to ensure lodging at the conference rate.

Do I need to register for the conference?

Yes. The College Board offers a discounted conference registration rate to all educators presenting at its events. All presenters and copresenters must register and pay for the conference in order to present. An early bird registration discount will also be available to you in addition to your presenter registration discount if you register before the early bird deadline.

During the Conference

What audiovisual equipment do you provide for a standard session or workshop?

Presenters will have access to an LCD or digital projector, screen, speakers, and standard VGA cables for a PC laptop. You must bring your own laptop, as well as your own connectors if you plan to use a Mac computer. If you have additional AV needs, let your College Board liaison know. Remember, internet access is not a standard provision at our events and requests for access will be considered but are not guaranteed approval.

Will you post my presentation on the event website after the event?

Unfortunately, we are unable to post session presentations to our event websites. In the event that presenters would like to share presentations with attendees, the College Board will provide a sign-up sheet. It is suggested that you remove any proprietary information before distributing any presentations.