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Q: When and where will the 13th NCHEP be hosted?

A: The next NCHEP is scheduled for November 9-11, 2022 in Atlanta, GA. The conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead.

Q: What if I cannot afford to attend the conference?

A: The Alliance is pleased to offer financial aid packages are available for anyone without institutional support to attend the 13th NCHEP. People who are formerly incarcerated will be prioritized.

Financial aid awards will be provided for travel, lodging, and registration. Award notification will occur on August 15, 2023. Please direct any questions to The Alliance for Higher Education in Prison covers many costs associated with NCHEP attendance for financial aid recipients. This can include flights, hotel stays, conference registration, transportation to/from the airport, and/or incidentals during the conference. Financial aid packages are available for anyone without institutional support to attend the 13th NCHEP. The financial aid deadline has passed.

Learn more about the financial aid process.

Q. Can I volunteer at NCHEP?

A. Yes. Volunteers support the Alliance team in ensuring attendees have an informative and enjoyable experience. This year we may have increased volunteer needs because of the number of presentations from currently incarcerated folks. Those who apply to volunteer will be contacted in the coming months with more information about assignments and conference needs.

Apply to be a NCHEP Volunteer.

Q: Where will the conference be held and what are the room costs?

A: The conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead. In the coming weeks, the Alliance will post information about booking your stay at the Hyatt using a group discount. With the discount, hotel rooms will cost $195 per night plus tax and a $5.00 Georgia Hotel Fee. If you would like to receive this discounted rate, you must make your reservation in the NCHEP room block.

More details on how to book your room will be forthcoming.

Q: Will the 13th NCHEP be a hybrid conference?

A: Yes and no. The 13th NCHEP will be an in-person conference for everyone except those who are currently incarcerated. Currently incarcerated participants will join selected events via Zoom.

Q. Can you tell me more about registration to the 13th NCHEP?

A. Registration opens August 1 and closes November 1. There is no registration fee for currently incarcerated individuals. For all other participants, the registration fee is $350. To lessen the burden for those in need, the Alliance can provide some financial assistance. We aim to support as many attendees possible and will prioritize the applications of formerly incarcerated people. Applications for financial aid will open July 1 and close July 31. We anticipate that financial aid decisions will be made early August.

Q: What services are available for accommodation requests?

A: NCHEP will make every effort to support accommodation requests and the full participation of all attendees. Please contact no later than September 1, 2023 to request any needed accommodations or include your accommodation request(s) during the registration process. If you have dietary preferences, please be sure to mark those on the space provided on the registration form when you complete it.

Q: How can I ask more questions? 

A: There are three ways to receive more information: 

  1. Send us an email:; or 
  2. Use the Comments/Suggestions link on our website (and we will add answers to this FAQ).
  3. Submit your responses anonymously on our Planning Questionnaire.

Q. When should I arrive in Atlanta?

A. The conference will begin on the morning of Thursday, November 9 and end in the afternoon of Saturday November 11.  Therefore, we advise that you plan to arrive on Wednesday and leave Saturday evening or later.

Submissions FAQs

Q: What kinds of proposals are being accepted at this year's conference?

A: We are excited to support a wide range of presentations, conversations, and activities at this year's NCHEP. Therefore, we are offering five broad categories for your proposal to fit into: teach-in, guided conversation, open-format presentation, community meeting, and community activity. To learn more visit our Invitation for Submissions.

Q: What are the submission deadlines for the 13th NCHEP? 

A: For all the 13th NCHEP formats, the deadline for submissions is June 15, 2022 at midnight PT. 

Q. Can currently incarcerated folks submit a proposal and present at this year's NCHEP?

A. Absolutely.

‍Submissions from scholars who are currently incarcerated can be sent a few different ways:

  1. Directly or by a proxy through the the submission portal; or
  2. Filling out a hard copy of the Proposal Form that is submitted by email to with the subject “NCHEP Submission” or through regular mail:

                       Alliance for Higher Education in Prison

                        Attn: NCHEP Submission

                        1801 N. Broadway, Room 417

                        Denver, CO 80202

‍If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at or via the mailing address above.

Q: Who will review my presentation?

A: Each year a team of external reviewers apply and are selected to review submissions. All proposal reviewers have experience and/or expertise related to the topic for which they have been selected as a reviewer, and reviewers represent the dynamic makeup of the field.

Q: How and when will I know if my submission was accepted or declined?

A: The Alliance for Higher Education in Prison will represent the decision of the external reviewers by sending an email or letter to the person who submitted the proposal with an accept/decline decision message included. Presenters who have identified co-presenters in their proposals should also notify their co-authors/presenters at this stage. All notices of accept or decline were sent July 24, 2023.


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