Annual Conference

NAAC’s Annual Conference provides members with tools to bring alternative certification programs into the next era through education that stimulates, interactive discussions and audience engagement.

We seek presentations ranging from rigorous research and case studies to policy discussions, technology reviews, and sharing of challenges and opportunities that inform practice. Our attendees will return to their organizations with a fresh perspective, the ability to implement cultural change and the strategic capacity to deliver and act on new knowledge.

Call for Proposals is OPEN!

NAAC invites proposal submissions for our 2020 Annual Conference designed to share the best examples of success from the field and spread awareness of effective programs, policies, reform efforts, and technology. The target audience includes policy makers, funders, researchers, instructors, and thought leaders from across the profession. Proposals from preparation programs, school districts, state agencies, partners or national organizations, and researchers are welcomed. Proposals are peer-reviewed and selected presenters must be NAAC members and register for the full conference.

Don’t miss the opportunity to share your knowledge with your peers and participate in the professional development event of the year for non-traditional certification pathway providers!

More Information can be found here, along with suggested topics and details.

Submit proposals online at:

Submission Deadline: November 4, 2019

2020 Conference Hotel:

The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 728-1000

Negotiated Rate: $209/night*
Block cut-off date: March 28, 2020

To make your reservation online at NAAC’s negotiated rate, click HERE.
*Book first at the site hotel and receive $100 off your conference registration!

Registration information: Conference registration opens soon; please check back mid-October.


For sponsorship opportunities, download the 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities Overview, then download and complete the Sponsor Form (it is a fillable PDF). Email completed form to [email protected].


Look for more information coming soon!