Connecting for Change: Focused on Engaging Students
After 106 years of responding to the prevention of student dropout, truancy, and other forms of student disengagement, it is now time to focus on research and assessment. What have we done and how do we plan to amplify the informed practices of our work? This forms the background of the 107th IATDP Conference. The conference slated for Indianapolis aims to gather input from educators, researchers, students, public health, and all those engaged in education to come together for change with a keen focus on engaging students. Who should attend: Educators, Social Workers, Policy Makers, Students, Legislators, Attendance Officers, Probation Officers, Parents, and any person interested in fostering change for students.
107th Annual IATDP Conference Registration Form
If you would prefer to email your registration or send your registration through postal mail, please fill out the following form: 2017 IATDP Conference Paper Registration Form
Please note – Early Bird Registration closed September 1, 2017
Vendor Registration and Payment Form
Please complete the vendor registration form to showcase your work, services, or products at the 107th IATDP Conference. There is a $200 charge, which covers attendance for all three conference days.
Hotel and Shuttle Information
110 West Washington Street, Indianapolis,Indiana, 46204, USA
TEL: +1-317-236-1800 ~ FAX: +1-317-236-1816
- Suite includes living room and bedroom, microwave and fridge in every suite.
- Rates include Breakfast Buffet and Cooked to Order Breakfast (3 hours daily) and complimentary cocktails, beer and wine and snacks (2 hours daily)
- Connected to mall food court – endless reasonably priced options less than five minutes from the lobby
- No need to go to the front desk for a key if you use the Hilton Honors app from your phone. Sign up for Hilton Honors for free, download the app, and check-in through your phone and use your phone as your room key. You may also select the room you prefer using a map of the hotel.
Go Express Travel (Airport Shuttle)
Call for Papers
If you are interested in presenting, please complete the Presentation Form to express your interest.
Of Special Note for Indiana Students:
The committee is interested in helping people to author their own ending, by way of students leading the first day of this conference.
Indiana Department of Education officials will participate in a panel discussion, based on concerns such as truancy, dropout, student engagement, and academics.
We welcome presentations by students, for students and faculty in the areas of research, STEM education, and are searching for a variety of concepts to develop student engagement. We are looking for student researchers working alongside faculty to present as well.
This conference will provide a wonderful opportunity to see colleges and universities within the state of Indiana.
We look forward to student panels hosting on Friday, allowing us a unique perspective on what it is like in education today.
This conference is of the International level, and has been active for 100 plus years, with attendees not only from the U.S., but around the world. We welcome and encourage all types of creative engagement including, but not limited to poetry, stand up, singing, spoken word performances, and any other creative engagement.
Proposals are open to all Indiana-based High Schools, Vocational Programs, and Universities. If you meet these criteria and are interested in presenting, please complete the following form: Student Presentation Proposal
2017 Award Nomination Forms
At each annual conference, IATDP presents a Person of the Year and Program of the Year award. The person of the year award is named after our long time Executive Director, Jimmie Thacker, Jr., who passed a few years ago. More information regarding each award, and instructions as to how nominate, can be found via the links below.