CADE 2019 Call for Proposals

Deadline: March 22, 2019.

Notifications will be sent the week of April 7, 2019.


CADE 2019 will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Wednesday, June 5th – Friday June 7th.


The 2019 Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education is approaching. This year, as always, we are eager to see engaging proposals for 60-minute Breakout Sessions grounded in current research in the field of acceleration in developmental math, writing, integrated reading/writing, and ESOL. We welcome proposals from schools that have been engaged in this work for years, as well as schools new to acceleration. We are looking for data-rich proposals, proposals that focus on pedagogy, and proposals that are culturally relevant.

We are particularly interested in proposals that address the following topics in fresh, engaging, and forward looking ways:


  • AB 705 Implementation: Successes and Strategies
  • Placement Reform, including Multiple Measures and Directed Self-Placement
  • Culturally Responsive Assessment Practices and Pedagogy
  • Contextualization in English/Reading
  • Contextualized Pathways to Credit Mathematics
  • Online Instruction
  • Equity
  • Dual Enrollment and Acceleration
  • Instructional strategies and systemic changes aimed at addressing non-cognitive challenges


We will give priority to dynamic and thought-provoking presentations that actively involve participants. Examples may include successful units or lesson plans, strategies for teaching adult learners, and ways to address non-cognitive issues.


Please click here to submit your proposal.

Proposals (250 words), Abstract (50 words)

Thank you from CADE 2017!

Thank you to presenters and attendees for making CADE 2017 a success! We had two fantastic plenary speakers this year, and the energy was palpable. We can’t wait to do it all again next year – stay tuned for location and dates, coming soon!

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CADE 2015: Thank you!

This year’s Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education was a rousing success, thanks to the efforts of folks from California, to all the presenters, and to our fantastic plenary speakers, Mike Rose and John Hetts. We can’t thank people enough for being a part of this movement. We know that there’s still a lot of work to do, and we are energized to get back at it.

We look forward to seeing you next year at our next conference, in Baltimore. In the meantime, check out all the great presentations available on our site. Continue reading