2024 Annual National HBCU Week Conference

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September 15-19, 2024

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

New Location

The Initiative will host the 2024 Annual National HBCU Week Conference September 15-19, 2024, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Aligning with the Department’s “Raise the Bar: Lead the World” call to action, the Initiative will continue to identify and target tangible opportunities that would connect federal and private resources to the HBCU community.  To that end, the conference will feature the sixth annual Career and Recruitment Fair, celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the HBCU Scholar Program, the always exciting Federal Agency Meet & Greet, and feature 50+ sessions and workshops grouped into the following paths of engagement:

Career Pathways and Economic Mobility: This track is designed to maximize programs, resources, and initiatives that support the recruitment of HBCU talent, human capital, and career advancement opportunities.

Research and Innovation: This track is designed to expand research capacity and opportunities within federal agencies, private and nonprofit organizations for HBCUs. It is an opportunity to showcase innovation through partnerships that involve HBCUs, its faculty and its students.

Economic Development: This track will provide information on how HBCUs can leverage partnerships that advance opportunities to promote the economic wealth of the HBCU and the communities they serve.

STEAM: Exploring evidence-based tools and innovative practices in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. 

Infrastructure: Broadening access to resources that provides equitable support to mitigate, enhance and sustain physical and technological infrastructure.

Executive Leadership: Invitation only engagements for Presidents and their executive leadership.

Emerging Leaders: Formulated for students and entry to mid-level professionals.

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