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Advancing and Advocating for Social Justice & Equity

The National Association of Multicultural Education invites scholars, educators, activists, and advocates to explore the enduring relevance and transformative power of multicultural education in the face of evolving societal challenges.

Weds. Nov. 13 – 17, 2024
Anaheim Hilton Conference Center

Under the theme, "Tested through the Tides of Time: Triumphs of Multicultural Education from Yesteryear to our Inevitable Futures," this conference seeks to celebrate the resilience and efficacy of multicultural education across generations and envision its role in shaping our collective destiny.

Anchored in Anaheim, California, a city with a rich history of social justice movements and grassroots activism, this conference provides a poignant backdrop for examining the intersections of diversity, equity, and inclusion in education. From the civil rights era to the present day, Anaheim has been a bastion of progress and change, where communities have mobilized to confront injustice and champion the rights of marginalized groups.

Against this backdrop, our conference theme underscores the imperative to reflect on the triumphs and challenges of multicultural education throughout history. By examining the lessons learned from the past, we can glean insights into the strategies and approaches that have propelled our movement forward, while also acknowledging the persistent barriers that continue to hinder progress.

Moreover, as we stand at the precipice of an uncertain future, marked by unprecedented global challenges and rapidly shifting demographics, the need for multicultural education has never been more urgent. In an increasingly interconnected world, where diversity is both a source of strength and a catalyst for conflict, educators and advocates must equip themselves with the tools and knowledge to navigate this complex landscape with empathy, understanding, and resilience.

Through a series of engaging keynote presentations, interactive workshops, scholarly panels, and networking opportunities, this conference will provide a platform for dialogue, collaboration, and action. Participants will have the opportunity to share best practices, exchange innovative ideas, and forge partnerships that transcend boundaries and foster meaningful change in their communities and beyond.

Join us in Anaheim as we embark on a journey through time, exploring the enduring legacy of multicultural education and charting a course towards a future where diversity is celebrated, equity is upheld, and inclusion is the cornerstone of our educational systems. Together, let us test the waters of time and emerge stronger, wiser, and more determined than ever to realize the promise of a truly multicultural society. 

The Call for Proposals is now open and will be accepting Proposals until July 15, 11:59 PM.


Early registration for the conference is OPEN! 


Early Bird Registration OPEN NOW until July 15, 2024
with a discounted rate!

  • If you register now, you will be able to ADD-ON special events that are being planned including Intensive Institutes (Weds. Nov 13) and School Visits (running through the conference.)
  • Regular Registration open from July 16-November 12, 2024
  • On-site Registration open from November 13-16, 2024

Conference Meal Options: 

PACKAGE A:   $399
Includes Dine & Dialog Luncheon/ Founders Luncheon /
President's Banquet

PACKAGE B:  $349
Does not include meal events


Conference Hotel Information: 

Hilton Anaheim
777 W. Convention Way
Anaheim CA 92802

ROOM RATE:  $189 in conference block Reservations in the NAME hotel block will be
available this summer.

NAME Conference Experiences Include: 

 Keynote Presentations
Intensive Institutes
interactive Sessions & Panels
Roundtable Discussions
Cultural Events
School VIsits
Annual Multicultural Film Festival
Founders Forum
Conversations with Authors & Filmmakers
Exhibitors, Publishers & Vendors

Networking Opportunities