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42nd Annual EOA Professional Conference

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           Conference Booklet
Call for Proposals (Closed)
PreConference Sessions: UBMcNair & COE Onboard
(For Onboard, register via COE)
Sunday, November 13, 2016 to Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Hyatt Regency - St. Louis at The Arch
Hyatt Regency - St. Louis at the Arch
315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO  63102
Additional Info:
Mattie Y Payne-Mallory
708-974-5657 (p)
Registration is required
When paying conference/event fees, please select ONE method: credit card, check or purchase order. Send a copy of your registration confirmation and check or purchase order (a P.O. Number is required on all purchase orders) to: MAEOPP/EOA, P.O. Box 3443, Lawrence, KS 66046, * Paying by credit card is an option and the event registration includes a processing fee. THE CREDIT CARD SYSTEM DOES NOT ALLOW PAYMENTS OVER $1,500.
Required Attendee Registration: All individuals attending the conference must pay a registration fee. All workshops and educational session presenters MUST be registered.
Meals: Meals are provided during the conference and indicated on the agenda.
Cancellation Policy:
Registration is refundable less a processing charge of 50% of the actual registration fee when received on or before October 31, 2016. Written notice, with signature, of cancellation must be mailed or faxed to:

c/o Mattie Y. Payne-Mallory
TRIO Student Support Services
9000 West College Parkway
Palos Hills, IL 60465-0937
Phone 708-974-5657
Fax 708-974-8657

No refund requests will be accepted after October 31, 2016. Any eligible refunds will be made following the conference and will be processed by December 31, 2016. To provide the conference committee with the most accurate planning numbers, all completed registration forms will be considered as conference attendees and will be responsible for registered payment. All other cancellations must follow the guidelines below prior to October 31, 2016 to avoid increased charges.

Information submitted in the registration will:
A. Provide required conference information for conference materials and name badge.
B. Assist with meal accountability.
C. Establish session and meeting room formats.
D. Identify volunteers who would like to help with the conference.
E. Assist to provide acknowledgement you are registered for the conference.
F. Assist to provide a receipt (via email) when payment has been verified. Receipt will be sent to email address listed on the registration form.

In order to allow time for the conference committee to process all information, online registration will terminate on October 31, 2016. After this date you may register on-site at the higher registration fee.
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Late Registration (Open from Nov. 1 - Nov. 13)
On-Site Registration (Open during conference)
Single Day Registration (Tues. Nov. 15)
(Nov. 13) PreConference - Upward Bound/UBMS Best Practices
(Nov. 13) PreConference - McNair Grant Best Practices
(Nov. 12 & 13) Institute For The Advancement Of Leadership & Program Management
Virtual Pass - Institute For The Advancement Of Leadership & Program Management

EOA Foundation

The EOA Foundation provides scholarships and awards to TRIO and educational opportunity program students in the ten-state region served by EOA.


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