National Association of English Learner Program Administrators

NAELPA Annual National Conference

Registration for the NAELPA 2021 Annual National Conference is now open! Click the "Register for the Conference" button below to register.

For more information, check out the conference flyer 

NOTE: NAELPA Members - those that have paid membership dues - will be automatically registered for the conference. If you are not a member, membership for the 2020-2021 membership year is included as part of conference registration.

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NAELPA's 2021 Annual National Conference will be virtual this year!

Conference Theme: Defining the Role of EL Program Administrators in These Changing Times

This year has brought big changes for the 2021 NAELPA Annual Conference. The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in many conferences either being canceled or shifting to some form of virtual format or virtual plus limited in-person format. Due to the uncertainty of NAELPA’s ability to meet in-person and for the safety of the NAELPA membership, the NAELPA Executive Board has made the difficult decision to shift the 2021 NAELPA Annual Conference to a 100% virtual format. This is a significant shift for the organization, and we hope to once again meet in-person in 2022. We felt that this shift was necessary in order to facilitate planning and to ensure our members safely benefit from the professional learning opportunity the NAELPA Annual Conference offers.

Here are a few exciting plans underway for the 2020-2021 NAELPA Annual Conference:

  • NAELPA’s conference will take place over the course of a month or more and will include 3 to 5 virtual presentations, one per week, leading up to the day of the conference. Actual dates of each webinar are yet to be determined.
  • The final day of the conference will take place on April 27, 2021, and includes updates from the U.S. Department of Education, presentations, and breakout sessions. 
  • Virtual presentations prior to the day of the conference as well as the day of the conference keynote and breakout sessions will be recorded and made available to conference attendees.
  • Registration for the conference is free to NAELPA 'members in good standing' (2020-2021 membership dues paid).  To become a NAELPA member, visit the Membership page.

Registration and other conference information coming soon!


The Past Conferences page is now available, but you must sign-up or sign-in to access the Past Conferences page.


The National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) has partnered with NAELPA to assist NAELPA with its National Conference in many ways. Since NAELPA will not be meeting face-to-face this year, we will not be onsite in Houston for the NABE Conference. NAELPA and NABE will continue to partner in other ways this year and anticipate meeting face-to-face in the future.

For more information about the NABE conference, please visit the NABE Conference page.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available to entities and organizations interested in supporting NAELPA and the 2021 NAELPA Conference. The 2021 NAELPA Conference is being presented virtually, with three to five weekly virtual presentation leading up to the day of the conference, April 27, 2021. Because of the virtual nature of the 2021 NAELPA Conference, sponsorship opportunities have been adjusted to fit this venue. For more information, check out the sponsorship opportunities on the NAELPA website Sponsors page.

Thank You to our 2021 Conference Sponsors!

Conference Sponsorship is not only essential for helping to underwrite the costs of hosting a conference but are an important aspect of the operational budget of NAELPA.

NAELPA is greatly indebted to the following companies for their sponsorship of our conference!



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