First Ever Virtual National HBCU Week and Conference


Every year, the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative), Executive Office of the President and U.S. Department of Education look forward to hosting the nation’s premiere gathering of students, stakeholders, supporters and stewards of America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCU). Today, we are excited to announce the 2020 Virtual National HBCU Week and Conference, September 20-26. 

The 2020 Virtual National HBCU Week and Conference experience is necessary due to uncertainty caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and national emergency, which make hosting the in-person conference untenable. Moreover, the Initiative is committed to continuing to leverage our platform to provide meaningful experiences for the HBCU field. Over the next two months, the Initiative will partner with our Federal and non-Federal allies to develop a calendar of online offerings, exploring webinars, conference calls, and other supplementary means, to engage, inform and deliver value to the HBCU community during the 2020 Virtual National HBCU Week and Conference. Expect to hear from us again by mid-August.

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Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to working with you to ensure a spectacular 2020 Virtual National HBCU Week and Conference!