2021 National Conference on Higher Education in Prison


With the conclusion of the 11th NCHEP in-person events in Denver, CO and the Virtual Sessions the following week, the 11th NCHEP Planning Team wants to extend its deepest gratitude to all the presenters, in person and virtually: your scholarship has enriched our community immensely. We also would like to express thanks to all of the attendees who showed up day after day with enthusiasm and ready to learn and contribute your own ideas.

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COVID-19 Requirements

The 11th NCHEP will be hosted as an in-person event at the Denver Marriott Tech Center (Denver, CO). We will not ask for vaccination proof although we strongly recommend that only people who are fully vaccinated travel to the conference. Instead, we will rely on each other’s sense of community and responsibility, and ask all attendees to always wear a mask during NCHEP (except when eating or drinking). In addition to working in tandem with the hotel to support safe and physical distancing during sessions, the Alliance will provide masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes at the Registration Desk, Wellness Room and in all breakout rooms throughout the duration of the11th NCHEP (free of charge to all attendees). 

For more information and updates regarding the ways we will prioritize the safety of the conference attendees, please visit the COVID-19 Requirements and Precautions section of the NCHEP website.

Virtual Participation Opportunities

We are pleased to announce that the 11th NCHEP Keynote Address and all Plenary Sessions will be live-streamed on the NCHEP Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OfficialNCHEP/). If you are not able to attend the in-person gathering, you can still view the many special events planned throughout the conference in real time! 

Additionally, a Virtual Event that will take place on Zoom during the week following the conference (November 17-19). This virtual set of sessions will offer the entire community an opportunity to continue the conversations initiated in Denver while accommodating those who cannot travel during the pandemic. All sessions are free and open to the public.

View the Virtual Event Schedule and Register to Attend Sessions.

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timeline for the 11th NCHEP:

  • April 2021: Conference Announcement
  • June 2021: Conference Theme and Proposal Submission Process
  • July/August 2021: Proposals Due and Registration and Financial Aid Open
  • September 2021: Notification of Proposal Accept/Decline
  • November 11-14, 2021: 11th NCHEP in Denver, CO
  • November 17-19: Virtual Events (Zoom)

Overview of the 11th NCHEP 

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