The Mentoring Institute at UNM is pleased to announce its 10th Annual Mentoring Conference (A Decade of Cultivating an Inclusive Mentoring Community: Developmental Networks for Innovation, Achievement, and Transformation). This five-day event will be held on Monday October, 23 2017 through Friday October, 27 2017  in the Student Union Building, on UNM’s Main campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

About the Conference

Each year, the Mentoring Institute hosts its Annual Mentoring Conference. Featuring four keynote/plenary sessions and over 300 presentations total, the 2015 conference attracted 800 people to New Mexico.  We aim to host a broad constituency, which includes divisions of higher education, academic researchers, educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals.

Who Attends the Conference?

At the 2015 Mentoring Conference, 86% of attendees were faculty, staff or students from higher education. The remaining 14% are from the areas of health care, government, non-profit, and corporate/business.  


Call for Proposals Release


March 15, 2017

Abstract Proposal Submission Deadline


May 15, 2017

Notification of Submission Acceptance


May 31, 2017

Paper Submission Due (First Draft)


June 30, 2017

Peer-reviewed Papers Returned


August 3, 2017

Final Paper Submission Due


August 30, 2017

Registration Deadline


October 12, 2017

We invite faculty, staff, and students of higher education, researchers, K-12 educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals to join us in a rich mix of conversation, networking opportunities, hands-on workshops, and engagement among scholars and professionals in the fields of mentoring, coaching, and leadership.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

Standard Registration Deadline October 12th
Early Registration Deadline June 15th
Standard Registration $500
Early Registration $400
Presenter Registration $400
Full-time Student Registration $400
Pre-conference Workshops (full day)   $600

Registration fees can be paid online using a VISA or MasterCard. Sorry, no checks or purchase orders please.



In order to Register or Submit an Abstract, you have to first create an account. You can create your free account by clicking here. An account activation link will be sent to your email address with your login credentials. After logging into your account you can submit/manage your abstract submission and also register for the conference.

Once you log in you can see all your features under the Conference tab -> My Conference 

Tuition Remission

UNM staff can also use tuition remission to cover the conference fees. Please download the form below and return it to the Mentoring Institute by fax: (505) 277-5494 or scan the form and send it to To complete your tuition remission, please ensure that the following two documents are included:

Refund Policy

If you require a refund of your conference registration, please make note of the following deadlines. To request a refund, please contact

Full Refund Before  July 15th
50% Refund Before  August 15th
No Refund After August 15th

Need Technical Assistance ?

If you have problems related to activating your account, submitting an abstract or registering for the conference please contact our web developer Brennen Berkley.   

Conference Testimonials

“I am writing to express my comments regarding the conference. It was absolutely outstanding! This year was my first time attending and I really learned a lot and was able to communicate with colleagues throughout the country. Every aspect of the conference was very professional, organized, thorough, and effective. [...] You provided a perfect conference, perfect organization, and perfect location! I really appreciated being able to interact with, communicate, and learn from professionals from different disciplines. Thank you!” 


     -  Lisa D. Hobson, Prairie View A&M University 

Last Modified: Feb 17, 2017