Support the Conference

Support the Conference!

This conference provides a unique opportunity for educators from Illinois and other parts of the country to learn from local, state, and nationally recognized experts on some of the most critical and timely topics for paraeducators, including the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), instructional strategies, behavior management strategies, teaming and collaboration, autism and other disabilities, and more. It is anticipated that over 400 people will attend this year’s conference including paraeducators, teachers, administrators, policy makers, parents, and representatives of unions, colleges, universities, and professional organizations

There are a number of ways that you or your organization can support the conference. All levels of support will be listed in the conference program.

  • Financial contributions of any amount will go towards food and beverage costs, printing, supplies, key note speaker honorariums, and other related conference costs. If you choose to support a specific event such as a reception, breakfast, or break, signage will be displayed at the event recognizing your contribution. All financial contributions will receive a letter acknowledging receipt of the donation.
  • Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Sponsorship: Donations of $500 or more, will qualify you for special recognition as a bronze, silver, gold, or platinum sponsor. These levels of sponsorship come with a variety of advertisement opportunities such as conference program ad space, social media promotion, complimentary registration fee and exhibitor space, and more.
  • Raffle prizes such as gift baskets, gift cards, t-shirts or other items can also be donated. These prizes will be raffled off throughout the conference to thank attendees for their participation!
  • Sponsor a Paraeducator or Paraeducator/Teacher Team! You may also want to consider sponsoring a paraeducator(s) or paraeducator/teacher team to attend the conference. You can make a donation to cover the registration fee and/or hotel costs for a paraeducator or paraeducator/teacher team. If you would like more information, please contact Anthony Brisson at abrisson@nea.org.

If you are interested in supporting the conference contact us at para@nrcpara.org or (435)-797-7272. Donations can be paid by check and made payable to the National Resource Center for Paraeducators. Checks should be mailed to: National Resource Center for Paraeducators (NRCP), Marilyn Likins, 2865 Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah 84322-2865. You will receive a letter acknowledging receipt of the donation.

Thank you in advance for your support.

The Local Arrangements Committee

Members: Jennie Young, Kathi Griffin, Anthony Brisson, Arlene Cigar, Ava Harston, Kathy Jesuit, Marilyn Likins, Cathy Peach, Emily Phillips, Tina Pizzitola, Mary Ann Rivera, Darlene Ruscitti, Cathy Wyzykowski, Diana Zaleski