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Conference Registration

Cultivating Community & Reshaping the Future of Education Research.

Join Us!

The RESHAPE Conference will be held July 26-28, featuring panels with early-career and senior scholars, networking and relationship-building structures and activities, and opportunities to engage with other early career scholars engaged in or interested in doing partnership and collaborative work. 

We welcome those who identify as early career scholars, care deeply about issues of equity, justice, and anti-racism, and are interested or engaged in research-practice partnerships (RPPs). We define RPPs broadly, and thus, examples of RPP approaches include (but not limited to) participatory and youth participatory action research, community-engaged research, improvement science and networked improvement communities, research alliances, design-based and design-based implementation research, participatory design, formative interventions, and social design experiments.


1) Self-funded: $0

2) Institution- or grant-funded*: $100

3) Discounted rate: $45

*We are committed to ensuring cost is not a barrier to participate in the RESHAPE conference. However, if you have access to conference funds, grant funds, or other source of funding, we would greatly appreciate the contribution. 

Just Confirmed: Panel on Building Community In & Through Partnerships


Paula Arce-Trigatti, Director of the National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships (NNERPP) at Rice University


Dana Arviso, Director of Unite:Ed at University of Washington


Kingsley Botchway, Chief of Human Resources & Equity, Waterloo Community School District


Naomi Thompson, Postdoctoral Researcher, Northwestern University

Featuring: Panel on Advancing Equity in Partnerships


Louis Gomez

Professor, UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies


Suraj Uttamchandani

Research Scientist, Indiana University School of Education


Adriana Villavicencio

Assistant Professor, UC Irvine School of Education


Shirin Vossoughi

Associate Professor, Learning Sciences at Northwestern

We are excited to welcome a group of scholars engaged in and leading a wide range of collaborative projects oriented towards justice, equity, and anti-racism. To attend the panel, register for the conference!

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Writing Workshops

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We are also offering the opportunity to take part in a mentored collaborative writing workshop, which runs concurrently with the conference. This is optional. We welcome researchers, practitioners, and community partners to apply together. 

  • Structure: Small pods of 4-5 facilitated by an early career mentor. 

  • Activity: At the end of the workshop, participants will produce a 1-page proposal for a special issue of The Assembly: a journal for public scholarship on education. This special issue will be on cultivating community and reshaping the future of research-practice partnerships.

  • Mentoring: You will be mentored! The mentor will help you to draft a proposal, learn structures that support collaborative writing, and take you through the process of article submission and revision. 

Why join this: 

  • Building relationships 

  • Sharing ideas/collaboration

  • Mentoring through the writing and publishing process


Is this right for you?

  • Having been involved in a partnership either as a researcher or practitioner. 

  • An interest in pushing forward/reimagining partnerships

  • A desire to learn about and participate in collaborative writing projects


A deep experience in research or a history of publications is not required (that’s the point!).


If you are interested in participating, the registration form will ask you to respond, in less than 250 words, to the question:


What’s your idea or critique, related to cultivating community and reshaping research practice partnerships, that you want to continue to develop with a group of peers?


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