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Registration Opens for October's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week Conference

Posted on July 12, 2016 - 2:27 PM CDT

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The Annual National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week Conference is planned under the leadership of the White House Initiative on HBCUs and with input from the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs and its conference sponsors. It provides a forum to exchange information and share innovations among and between institutions. The 2016 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week Conference, is October 23-26 in Arlington, Virginia.  Approximately 600 representatives from black colleges and universities, federal agencies, corporations, and foundations are expected to participate.

The 2016 conference will focus on Excellence, Innovation and Sustainability. Breakout sessions include but are not limited to: building sustainable partnerships; framing new pathways to science, technology, engineering and mathematics; strengthening access and opportunity; removing gender barriers in STEM, responding to issues of diversity and inclusion, etc. Draft agenda at: