White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference
2020: The Perfect Decade to Accelerate HBCU Competitiveness
September 20-24, 2020
(Please note: There will be programming on Sunday, September 20, Monday, September 21, Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 23, 2020, please plan your return travel on September 24, 2020. You don’t want to miss anything!)
All registered conference attendees are invited to participate in the first annual Federal Agency Meet and Greet. The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Initiative) will host this networking event to provide attendees with the opportunity to meet members of the Federal Interagency Working Group (IWG). The IWG consists of over 30 federal agencies that have formal partnerships with the Initiative.
This event will allow attendees to build a professional support network for their institution by connecting with federal agencies and their staff who can provide guidance, intra-agency connections, updates on agency activities and technical assistance support. This event will also provide attendees with the opportunity for increased visibility with agencies they are excited to learn more about and aspire to work with.
We encourage you to use this occasion as an opportunity to get to know the federal community and what is has to offer!
Do you want to learn more about applying for federal arts/cultural/humanities grants or other funding opportunities for your university or research?
Will you be in Washington D.C. for the 2019 HBCU annual conference? Do you want to know more about applying for federal arts/cultural/humanities grants or other funding opportunities for your university or college?
Get the inside scoop straight from three federal agencies that offer grants, on how YOU can increase successful applications for funding opportunities.
Attend Dream It – Achieve It: Federal Cultural Funding Opportunities for HBCUs, a day-and-a-half workshop hosted by Arts and Humanities agencies.
WHEN: September 10: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM & September 11: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM WHERE: Meeting Room 16, Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Workshop attendees are invited to attend an exclusive tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture – BEFORE the museum is open to the public!
At the workshop you will:
Learn about the various funding opportunities available within the arts/cultural/humanities sector at the federal, state, and local levels.
Learn how to address challenges in obtaining funding in these fields.
Hear success stories of recent grant awardees.
Find out about career opportunities for students in arts and humanities majors.
Learn how to prepare successful grant applications during one on one question and answer session.
Register for this workshop when you register for your sessions at the conference!
Are you an HBCU and want to know how to win Federal Government contracts?
National HBCU Week 2019 Industry Day
Event and Matchmaking Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
999 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National
Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of the Treasury for the
Inaugural HBCU Industry Day.
This is your opportunity to have in-person conversations with Federal and
industry leaders about potential contract opportunities!
All approved representatives of HBCU Sponsored Programs Offices,
Research, Title III, Grants Administration, or Governmental Affairs Divisions are encouraged to attend!
Join us for face-to-face conversations about procurement between HBCUs,
Federal Agencies, and Prime Contractors.
By participating in this event, you will obtain access to federal acquisition
and program officials as well as potential industry teaming partners.
Register to attend the 2019 HBCU Week Conference and Sign-up for HBCU Industry Day Event and Matchmaking when you select your sessions.
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If you require reasonable accommodations, please send an email to the point of contact listed above.
Cutoff date for group rate: August 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm EST or when the block is full.
Room nights remain available on Sunday, September 8 and Monday, September 9.
The room block for the night of September 10th is sold out at the conference rate.
Due to competing events in the DC Metro Area, it is likely that hotel rates will exceed that of the National HBCU Week Conference. Individuals wishing to stay will be quoted a higher rate for the additional day(s). We encourage you to take advantage of the government rate for September 8 and 9, while available.
You may call the reservations line at 1-800-393-2505, or just the main reservations line at 1-888-236-2427. Group Code: 2019 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities
The conference will take place on September 8-10, and a bonus day- September 11th has been added.
September 11th Activities:
HBCU Federal Industry Day
Current Student and Recent Alumni Career Fair
Day 2 of the Federal Cultural Workshop
Meeting of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs
On behalf of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, we wish to thank all the attendees, exhibitors, conference donors, presenters, guest speakers, volunteers, and many others for joining us at the 2018 HBCU Week Conference, HBCU Competitiveness: Aligning Institutional Missions with America’s Priorities.
HBCU COMPETITIVENESS: Aligning Institutional Missions with America’s Priorities
September 16-19, 2018
Washington Marriott Wardman Park | 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC
Seats will fill up fast, so those wishing to attend should register now.
The conference is open to all HBCU Presidents, Chancellors, senior administrators, HBCU students, sponsored programs professionals, student financial aid executives, higher education advocates, members of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs, trustees, alumni, corporate, foundation and government officials and other professionals.