The Mentoring Institute at UNM is pleased to announce its 11th Annual Mentoring Conference, Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This five-day event will take place Monday, October 22, 2018 through Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Student Union Building on UNM's main campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

About the Conference

We aim to host a broad constituency, including divisions of higher education, academic researchers, educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals.

Who Attends the Conference?

The 2017 mentoring conference attracted more than 500 mentoring researchers and practitioners. 88% of attendees were faculty, staff or students from higher education. The remaining 12% were professionals and practitioners from health care, government, non-profit, and business organizations.

Important Dates

Call for Proposals Release


March 23, 2018

Abstract Proposal Submission Deadline (Extended)


May 28, 2018

Accepted Proposal Notification

Last Date to Register as Presenter and/or Peer-Reviewer

Early Registration Deadline


May 30, 2018

June 15, 2018

June 15, 2018

Paper Submission Due

Peer-Review Process


June 30, 2018

July 1-30, 2018

Peer-Reviewed Papers Returned


August 1, 2018

Final Paper Submission Due

Last Date to Register as Moderator/Volunteer


August 31, 2018

September 30, 2018

Standard Registration Deadline


October 14, 2018

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

Registration Fees & Deadlines

Standard Registration Deadline October 14th
Early Registration Deadline June 15th
Standard Registration $500
Early Registration $400
Presenter Registration $400
UNM Full-time Student Registration $350
Pre-conference Workshops (full day)   $500

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


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Tuition Remission

UNM staff can also use tuition remission to cover the conference fees. Please download the form below and submit it here or scan the form and ID and send it to To complete your tuition remission, please be sure to include the following documents:

Refund Policy

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

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

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: Nov 19, 2018