Annual Member Meeting

Conference Overview

Amplify Your Reach

Comprised of secondary, postsecondary, and adult education innovators, the NROC membership community annually gathers to share NROC implementation experiences and learn from one another. The 2020 theme, Amplify Your Reach, centers planning, outreach, and storytelling strategies that improve student success.

Join us for this energizing user conference, March 22–25, 2020 in Monterey, CA, and take home replicable and effective implementation and awareness-building strategies.

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Featured Keynote Speaker

Dawn J. Fraser is a storyteller, a public speaker, and a nationally Dawn Fraseracclaimed communications coach. She is the creator and host of the show Barbershop Stories, which features storytellers performing true tales in New York City barbershops and salons. Additionally, she is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Fraser’s Edge, LLC, which offers programs designed to develop leadership potential through storytelling. 

Fraser has worked with Google, Spotify, Chanel, Peace Corps, and Harvard University and serves as a lead instructor at The Moth and The Story Studio. She received her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, where she was awarded the Barbara Jordan Award for Women’s Leadership. She loves being a twin, a Trinidadian, and tweetable @dawnjfraser.

Workshop Description

Persuasive communication is a must-have skill, whether your goal is to articulate the merit of an initiative or program, to motivate team members to get on board with a new strategy, or to persuade stakeholders to support an ambitious project. In this keynote workshop, you will learn how to develop engaging personal stories, reorient the use of data to articulate human values, nurture leadership potential, recognize the science of compelling content, and implement techniques that lead to breakthrough communication.

2020 Agenda

Why You Should Attend

Why You Should Attend

2020 NROC Member Meeting // Monterey, California // March 22 – 25

Do you need to communicate the value of the 2020 NROC Member Meeting? Download our Why You Should Attend flyer.

If your institution is leveraging NROC courses and tools, do not miss this opportunity to learn from national
changemakers who are customizing these technologies to boost student outcomes.

The NROC Project’s annual Member Meeting convenes secondary, postsecondary, and adult education
innovators to share NROC implementation strategies, administrative and classroom best practices, and partnerships and technologies that are improving educational equity and access.


Both administrators and digital learning practitioners will find relevant take-aways in interactive sessions
offered across five tracks:

● Academic Readiness for College or Career,
● Student Success, Retention, and Completion,
● Reaching Underserved Learners,
● Leadership Strategies for Scale and Impact,
● and Getting Started with NROC.

The intimate, 3-day event empowers attendees to:

● explore proven and replicable implementation strategies and lessons learned;
● network with groundbreaking peers;
● showcase their work and institutional initiatives;
● access face-to-face technical support;
● and shape NROC development priorities.

Cost-saving Registration Benefits

Registration includes a full breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday, and a continental breakfast will be available to working group participants, Wednesday, March 25. Additional networking opportunities will be offered at the Monday evening hospitality event and in daily morning and afternoon breaks. Attendees are responsible for their dinners.

A limited number of hotel rooms are available at $188 per night (plus taxes and fees). Use this link to book lodging.

Early Bird Registration discounts are available through January 2020.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the 2020 NROC Member Meeting, please contact Nancy Cook, NROC Managing Director.

Hotel and Logistics

Hotel Information

Reserve your hotel room.

Room rate: $188.00 / per night

Reservations must be made by February 28, 2020.

Travel and Attractions


Parking at the hotel is valet only and is $24 / day but there is parking nearby in a public lot.

East Downtown Garage (Recommended)

Located on Washington and Tyler Street between Franklin Street and Del Monte Avenue (340 Tyler St). Best parking for Monterey Marriott. Gate-operated entrances, $7 flat entry fee per day, accepts coin, bills and Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards.


Directions from the Airport

Monterey Regional Airport – MRY
Distance from hotel: 5 miles

Driving Directions

Take Hwy 68 West to Hwy 1. Take Hwy 1 South to first Monterey exit. Take the first right onto Camino Aguajito Road. Follow Camino Aguajito Road until it ends at Del Monte. Turn left on Del Monte (stay in left lane). Turn left on Calle Principal until Monterey Marriott.

Hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Transportation: Yellow Cab (available outside terminal)
Estimated taxi fare: $15 USD (one way)

Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport – SJC
Distance from hotel: 70 miles

Driving Directions

Take Hwy 101S to 156W Monterey Peninsula Exit to 1S. Exit Del Monte Ave / Pacific Grove exit (stay in left lane). Turn left onto Calle Principal. Hotel is on the right.

Transportation: Monterey Airbus
Estimated taxi fare: $175 USD (one way)

Monterey Airbus Shuttle

The Monterey / Salinas Airbus travels from the San Francisco and San Jose Airports to Monterey frequently throughout the day. There is a drop-off / pick-up location one block from the hotel.

Rates (one-Way): San Francisco – $45 USD; San Jose – $35 USD

To make a reservation, visit the Monterey Airbus Shuttle site.


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