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Conference 2020: Southbury, CT April 1-3, 2020

New England Educational Opportunity Association

Preserving the Past, Motivating the Present, Empowering the Future

Date and Location

  • The 2020 NEOA annual conference will be held April 1-3, 2020 at the Heritage Hotel, Golf, Spa, & Conference Center in Southbury, Connecticut.

Hotel Information

  • Hotel Location: 522 Heritage Road, Southbury, Connecticut 06488
  • Price: $135/night, plus $7.00/night resort fee
  • Reservations by phone - Reservation Specialist: 203-264-8200 (use prompt #5).
  • Reservations online: (Please edit the dates on top when making reservations)
  • Guests are also welcome to book directly with Nancy at

Conference Schedule

  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. CHRIS KUKK is the HarperCollins author of The Compassionate Achiever, co-host of The Compassionate Achiever Podcast, founding Director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation, Professor of Political Science/Social Science at Western Connecticut State University, a Fulbright Scholar, Director of the Kathwari Honors Program, and member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Boston College and his B.A. from Boston University. He was also an international security fellow at Harvard University‚Äôs Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. His research and publications combine neuroscience with the social sciences and focus on understanding how weaving values such as compassion into our learning, civic, and business communities affect levels of financial, intellectual, and social capital. Dr. Kukk was also a counter-intelligence agent for the United States Army, a research associate for Cambridge Energy Research Associates, and has provided the A.P., NPR, The Economist magazine, and other media outlets with analysis on a wide range of topics and issues.
  • Click here to download the conference schedule (PDF)

Workshop Proposals

Conference Registration

Registration Cancellation Refund Policy

2020 Alumni Reception

  • Details about the alumni reception will be posted at a later date.

Conference Advertisements

Online Vendor Payment


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Conference Booklets in PDF Format

2019 Conference Booklet

2018 Conference Booklet

2017 Conference Booklet

2016 Conference Booklet

2015 Conference Booklet

2014 Conference Booklet

2013 Conference Booklet

2012 Conference Booklet

2009 Conference Booklet


Conference Rotation

Below is the schedule for the location of TRIO Day and the Annual Conference for the next several years.

Annual Conference TRIO Day
April 2019 - Rhode IslandFebruary 2019 - New Hampshire
April 2020 - ConnecticutFebruary 2020 - Massachusetts
April 2021 - New HampshireFebruary 2021 - Maine
April 2022 - MassachusettsFebruary 2022 - Vermont
April 2023 - MaineFebruary 2023 - Rhode Island
April 2024 - VermontFebruary 2024 - Connecticut
April 2025 - Rhode IslandFebruary 2025 - New Hampshire
April 2026 - ConnecticutFebruary 2026 - Massachusetts


*** Schedule subject to change.


Questions, comments, and willing volunteers should be directed to:

Rob Pote
Conference Chair

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