The 17th Annual Mentoring Conference

The Mentoring Institute at UNM is pleased to announce the 17th Annual Mentoring Conference, Inclusive Developmental Networks: Building Transformative Communities Through Effective Mentoring. This five-day event will take place Monday, October 21st, 2024, through Friday, October 25th, 2024, at the UNM Student Union Building in Albuquerque, NM.

In 2023, The Mentoring Conference attracted 413 mentoring researchers and practitioners, with 87% of attendees being faculty, staff, or students from higher education and the remaining 13% consisting of professionals and practitioners from health care, government, non-profit, and business organizations. This year, due to an exciting new partnership, we are expecting a larger conference than ever before!

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 for remarkable networking and educational opportunities through facilitated learning sessions, individual and panel presentations, hands-on experiential workshops, and daily plenary sessions.

Looking to present? We need your proposals!

The 2024 Call for Proposals is now live and open to the public, and we welcome proposals from any interested professionals, students, and academics. Click here to read the call for proposals and instructions to apply.

Testimonial From the Mentoring Conference:

“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

Important Dates

Abstracts and Papers     Registration and Conference  
Abstract Submission Feb 15 - April 22   Early Registration Feb 15 - May 30
Proposal Acceptance Notice April 30   Presenter Registration Feb 15 - May 17
Paper Submission Due May 30   Reviewer Registration Feb 15 - May 30
Peer-Review Process June 1 - 30   Participant Registration May 30 - Oct 14
Peer-Reviewed Papers Returned July 1     Program Publication Aug 19
Final Paper Submission Due July 30   Conference Oct 21 - 25








Click here to register for the conference. To submit an abstract, view the 2024 Call for Proposals for more information. An account activation link will be sent to your email address with your login credentials.

Once you log in you can see all your features under the Conference tab.

Standard registration includes admittance to all concurrent and plenary sessions, facilitated learning sessions, posting sessions, and networking events for the duration of the conference.

Workshop registration fees are paid in addition to standard registration and will provide access to one of our six certificate-granting pre and post-workshops.

Registration and Fees

Standard Registration   $600
UNM Student Registration   $350
Early Registration   $500
Presenter Registration   $500
UNM Full-time Student Registration   $350
Pre-Conference Workshops   $600
Post-Conference Workshops       $600

Registration Fees can be paid online using a Visa or Mastercard. Sorry, no checks or purchase orders will be accepted.

Tuition Remission for UNM Staff and Faculty

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:

  • Tuition Remission Form
  • Copy of Lobo ID

Refund Policy

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

Full Refund   Before June 30
50% Refund   Before July 30
No Refund   After Aug 15