Participant Information & Registration

Structures for Advancing Scholarship, Practice, and Policy Convening

Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, California
Thursday, August 1st, 2024

We can't wait to see you in San Francisco, California!

We are so excited to have you join us for this convening of early and mid-career scholars  whose research contributes to improving the experiences, opportunities, and outcomes of racially-minoritized and structurally- disadvantaged groups in higher education and workforce contexts. Together, we aim to build relationships and share insights across disciplines to identify opportunities and structures necessary to effectively bridge research, practice, and policy that increase equity in postsecondary and workforce representation, retention, and achievement.

Event Agenda

Thursday, August 1, 2024

Breakfast: 8:30-9:30 AM
Programming: 9:30-4:00 PM
(includes lunch and breaks)
Reception: 4:15-5:15 PM

Detailed agenda to follow. 

Planning Your Travel

The convening will take place at the Marriott Marquis, located in Downtown San Francisco.
Please plan to arrive by the evening of July 31 since the program begins 8:30 AM on August 1.

Arriving in San Francisco

Downtown San Francisco is served by two major airports. Either airport is a fine choice for travel to San Francisco, as both are on average a 35-minute drive away by car, or a 35-40 minute ride on BART (the San Francisco Bay Area’s metro system).


San Francisco International Airport


San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport
(formerly named Oakland International Airport)


EA will provide reimbursement for the cost of roundtrip economy class airfare to/from San Francisco. Please book your flights directly at your earliest convenience and use the form linked below to receive your reimbursement.

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Deadline: June 30

Reserving Your Stay at the Marriott Marquis

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA


EA is pleased to provide participants with a two-night stay at the convening hotel — we have reserved a special block for our guests for the evenings of July 31 and August 1.


All participants must confirm their hotel stay by June 30 — please use the link below to reserve your room.¬†


Note that the Marriott Marquis does require a credit card for reserving your room, but since EA is covering the cost of your stay, your card will not be charged.

Please help us shape our program agenda!

We value your perspectives in helping us to create an engaging and impactful meeting. EA is holding three virtual discussion sessions (on June 19, 20, 25) to gather participant feedback on our agenda. Participation is optional and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis for each date/time.

Please sign up by Friday, June 15th!

Register to Confirm Your Attendance


Please complete this brief form to confirm attendance and provide us with a few details to help make your stay more comfortable.

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