The Mentoring Institute at UNM is pleased to announce its 17th Annual Mentoring Conference, Mentoring Networks: The Impact of Developmental Relationships on the Future of Work. This five-day event will take place Monday, October 21st, 2024, through Friday, October 25th, 2024, tentatively (*) at the UNM Student Union Building in Albuquerque, NM, pending advisement from the University.

About the Conference

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

Who Attends the Conference?

The 2023 Mentoring Conference attracted 413 mentoring researchers and practitioners. 87% of attendees were faculty, staff, or students from higher education. The remaining 13% were professionals and practitioners from health care, government, non-profit, and business organizations.

Important Dates

Call for Proposals Release Feb 15, 2024
Abstract Proposal Submission Deadline March 30, 2024
Accepted Proposal Notification Apr 30, 2024
Last Date to Register as Presenter and/or Peer-Reviewer May 15, 2024
Early Registration Deadline May 15, 2024
Paper Submission Due May 30, 2024
Peer-Review Process May 1–30, 2024
Peer-Reviewed Papers Returned June 30, 2024
Final Paper Submission Due July 30, 2024
Standard Registration Deadline October 14, 2024

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 13th
Early Registration Deadline June 15th
Standard Registration $600
Early Registration $500
Presenter Registration $500
UNM Full-time Student Registration $350
Pre-conference Workshops (full day)   $600
Post-conference Workshops (full day)   $600

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