RSVP to the 2017 MPES Conference!!

Northwestern’s Multidisciplinary Program in Education Sciences (MPES) invites you to a Conference and Workshop on Community-based Participatory Research and Community-Academic Partnerships! 

May 18-19, 2017
Annenberg Hall (Room 303)
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

MPES is pleased to announce that our 2017 conference will focus on the important and growing role of community-based participatory research and community-academic partnerships in our fields. The conference will offer opportunities to hear from leading scholars in the field (from Northwestern and beyond), learn about current MPES Fellows’ research, and discuss conference participants’ contributions and challenges in these areas.


May 18th

12:30 PM – Welcome Lunch and Opening Remarks

1:30 PM – Presentation by Darius Tandon (Northwestern University), “Future Directions for Community-Engaged Research”

2:30 PM – Presentation by Simone Ispa-Landa (Northwestern University), “The Principal-Parent Relationship in High-Poverty Schools: Does Racial Similarity Matter for Trust?”

May 19th

8:00 AM – Opening Remarks by David Figlio (Northwestern University) and Breakfast

9:00 AM – Presentation by Dilafruz Williams (Portland State University), “Pathways to Successful Community-University-School Partnerships”

10:30 AM – MPES Fellow Poster Presentations, “The Role of Teachers, Peers, and Students”

11:30 AM – Presentation by Angela Booker (University of California-San Diego), TBA

1:00 PM – Lunch

2:00 PM – MPES Fellow Poster Presentations, “Schools, Policies, and Networks”

3:00 PM – Presentation by Meredith Minkler (University of California-Berkeley), “Community-based Participatory Research as a Strategy for Policy Change to Reduce Health and Social Inequities”

4:30 PM – Light Appetizers and Closing Remarks

Please RSVP* here:

*Please note, participation in the conference will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis until the event is at capacity. Upon registering, you will receive a follow-up email confirming your participation or your spot on the waiting list. For more information, please contact Elora Ditton (, MPES Program Coordinator.