The NCRE 2023 Conference will be held Thursday and Friday, September 14-15, 2023, with an opening reception Wednesday evening September 13th on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center Campus in Aurora, CO in the Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building.
This year’s theme is “Reflecting on Indigenous Methodologies in Native Child Development and Substance Use Research to Guide Current Practices and Lead the Way Forward.” Thanks to support provided by grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R13DA051122) and the Administration for Children and Families (90PH0030), there is no registration fee for this year’s conference.
Conference participants are encouraged to share their work in the spirit of open exchange, dialogue, learning, and building new connections. In addition to new work, works in progress and work that has been presented previously elsewhere are welcome. Any research, evaluation, or practice with implications for research that relates to Native children’s development prenatally through emerging adulthood are welcome – particularly, but not exclusively, those that relate to this year’s conference theme. Upon registration (see above), participants can indicate their interest to present their work in a poster, paper, or other format.
If you are interested in presenting, please complete the registration form by August 18th provided by Michelle Sarche (firstname.lastname@example.org, per above). Submissions will be notified of acceptance by August 22nd.
This year’s conference will be held at the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health in the Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus at 13055 East 17th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045.
Air travelers should book tickets to Denver International Airport (airport code: DEN), which is located 16 miles (~20-25 minutes by car) from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Transportation between the airport and campus is best by a ride share service like Lyft or Uber.
Lodging will be available for a discounted rate at the Springhill Suites at 13400 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80011, within walking distance of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center campus.
Once registered, participants will be provided information on booking rooms at the conference rate.
NCRE stars – Students Thinking About Research careerS – provides travel support to masters and doctoral students, undergraduates, and advanced high schools students considering research careers focused on substance abuse prevention and Native child development. Recipients of NCRE stars travel support will be paired with a conference research mentor who will help connect stars to the NCRE network of research leaders and help stars navigate the conference. After the conference, mentors will be available to meet with NCRE stars virtually for up to 6 months to provide additional research career guidance and mentorship.
If you would like to be considered for NCRE stars travel support, please complete the registration survey (email email@example.com to request the survey) and request travel support and select the student (high school, undergraduate, or graduate) option.
The TRC Student, Early Career, and Community Scholars Program is for undergraduate or graduate students interested in research careers focused on early childhood development in tribal communities and tribal early childhood practitioners interested to learn more about research and its application in tribal early childhood practice.
If you would like to be considered for NCRE stars travel support, please complete the registration survey (email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the survey) and request travel support and select the “I work in the field of early childhood” option.
Limited travel support is available to assist any participant with the cost of attending the conference. Upon registration (please contact Michelle Sarche for registration information – email@example.com), participants may request early career or general travel support. Requests will be evaluated based on need and availability of funds.