NDPC offers a wide range of national, regional, and special topic conferences addressing all facets of the dropout prevention issue. View a full list of all past conferences.

Upcoming Conferences

Diploma Planning Institute – Ohio

February 23 - 24, 2017
ESC of Central Ohio
Columbus, Ohio

The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) at Clemson University and the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, Columbus, OH, are pleased to offer an effective and affordable graduation rate improvement... Read More »

2017 National Forum on Dropout Prevention for Native and Tribal Communities

April 9 - 12, 2017
We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center
Scottsdale, AZ

The 2017 National Forum on Dropout Prevention: Serving Native Students and Tribal Communities, “Building Engaging Educational Communities for Native Students,” is a professional learning activity sponsored by The National Dropout Prevention Center,... Read More »

The Freshman Success Conference

June 25 - 28, 2017
Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, Florida

“If you want to reduce dropouts and increase the number of on-time graduates, focusing your work on ninth grade students is consistently an effective strategy.” ~ Dr. Sandy Addis, Director,... Read More »


Past Conferences

Diploma Planning Institute

October 26 - 27, 2016
Robert Mollohan Research Center
Fairmont, WV

The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) and RESA 7 are pleased to offer an effective and affordable dropout prevention planning event for districts and schools. The Diploma Planning Institute (DPI)... Read More »

Diploma Planning Institute

July 21 - 22, 2016
Jonesboro, Georgia

The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) and the Clayton County School System are pleased to offer an effective and affordable graduation rate improvement opportunity to districts and schools. The 2016... Read More »

2016 Reaching the Wounded Student Conference

June 26 - 29, 2016
Embassy Suites Orlando-Lake Buena Vista South
Kissimmee, Florida

  Conference Strands School Safety • Emotional Literacy • Counseling/Therapeutic Insights • Creating Community • Learning/Academic Achievement • Practitioner Health and Well-Being

2015 Diploma Planning Institute

September 20 - 23, 2015
IP Casino Resort & Spa
Biloxi, Mississippi

The Diploma Planning Institute is an opportunity for teams of school and/or district administrators to consult field experts to develop customized, practical, and local plans to prevent dropouts and increase... Read More »