NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference


July 14-17, 2019 / SAN FRANCISCO, CA

The NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference is the national convening of professionals, parents, students, policymakers, and community partners supporting the GEAR UP programs and the students they serve nationwide. You will find new ideas, strategies, resources, and tools to effectively serve GEAR UP students through inspiring plenary sessions, over 100 concurrent sessions, and networking opportunities with peers. The conference also provides the opportunity to access special U.S. Department of Education led sessions, the Youth Leadership Summit, the Parent Leadership Institute, and post-conference Data, Research & Evaluation Institutes.

Registration will open in April, 2019. 

Hotel Reservations

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

The Hilton San Francisco Union Square is the site of the 2019 NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference. The San Francisco Hilton Union Square is in the heart of downtown San Francisco, this stylish and sophisticated hotel offers easy access to Nob Hill, Chinatown and fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities at Union Square. Enjoy proximity to local attractions and easy access to public transportation such as MUNI, BART and the famous cable cars from this central San Francisco hotel.

Please make your hotel reservation’s early — the meeting hotel has sold out in past years!

Booking Website:

Attendees may also call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) to make reservations by phone, referencing the NCCEP/GEAR UP room block and providing the room block code: NCC

Room Rates: Single $259/Double $279


GEAR UP Leadership Awards

Nominate A GEAR UP Hero!

At the 2019 NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference, we seek to recognize those within our community who have gone above and beyond in their service to students and communities. Please take a moment to nominate a professional, partner, family leader, and/or student who deserves this national accolade from the GEAR UP community. The deadline for nominations is May 10, 2019.