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2019 Pave the Way: Request for Session Proposals


Thank you for your interest in presenting at Pave the Way 2019! We welcome session content highlighting policies, best practices, and partnerships designed to increase educational attainment among underrepresented and historically marginalized populations in Washington. We encourage session proposals for dynamic presentations that engage attendees through an equity lens in one or more of the key areas of focus below:
  • Affordability: Creating affordable, high-quality pathways toward completion of certificates and degrees, including apprenticeships and other career-connected learning opportunities.
  • Enrollment: Improving readiness, transitions, and college-going culture among traditional-aged students, in addition to the recruitment of stopped out adults with some college credit and no degree.
  • Completion: Bolstering institutional policies, resources, and services to support student success and completion in K-12 and college.
  • Student Supports:  Ensuring access to, and coordination of non-academic supports (e.g. institution support services, public benefits, and community-based resources) for students in need.


  1. Share effective equity-focused policies and strategies for educational success among Washington's marginalized and underrepresented student populations.
  2. Mobilize, inspire, and engage P-20 educational partners in the state through meaningful professional development.
  3. Engage P-20 educators and advocates in the intersect of policy, practice, and partnerships to increase progress toward the state’s educational attainment goals.


Conference Date: December 11, 2019

Location: Seattle, WA

Deadline to submit proposal: October 25, 2019

Notification of selections: November 8, 2019

Breakout session length: 75 minutes

Please note: At any point in the application process, you may save progress and continue at a later time. You will receive a confirmation email upon successful completion. 
You may also preview the questions in PDF prior to submitting. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office via email at

Thank you!

-Pave the Way Conference Planning Committee