The University of New Mexico's Mentoring Institute, in partnership with the International Mentoring Association, holds its 5th annual conference Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 24-26 in the Student Union Building ballroom on main campus.

This year's theme "Facilitating Developmental Relationships for Success" calls for proposals that critically analyze different types of developmental relationships and how they add to the long-term success and prosperity of an individual. The conference allows professionals from a multitude of disciplines to share valuable insights that contribute to the future of mentoring.

The keynote speaker is Belle Rose Ragins, who teaches, consults and conducts research on diversity, mentoring and gender issues. She has written over 100 papers for presentations at national and international conferences and for publication in leading academic journals.

The deadline to register for the conference is Friday, Oct. 5. For more information, visit the Mentoring Institute's website at