2021 HBCU Week Tentative Schedule

This Schedule is subject to change without notice.


Tuesday, September 7, 2021•SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE


HBCU Week Conference Pre-Conference

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                                 Registration Check-In

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                                 Federal Agency Meet & Greet

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                                White House Initiative on HBCUs Scholars Orientation*                                                                  

*INVITATION ONLY Events for 2021- 2022 HBCU Scholars


Wednesday, September 8, 2021 • SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE- DAY 1

7:30 a.m.                                         Registration Check- In / Exhibit Hall

8:30 a.m.                                        Opening Ceremony

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                   Networking and Transition to Breakouts

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                Concurrent Workshops

Human Capital Generations in the Workplace
Infrastructure “The Reimagined FSA/ Institutional Partnership” A Pathway for Presidents/Senior Level Administrators that leads to increased levels of engagement, collaboration, and student success
Healthcare Healthcare Session
Teaching & Education Adding VALUE: Creating an Authentic Approach to Assessment that Honors Teaching
STEAM STEM Education
Financial Equity The Future of HBCUs: Equity and Excellence
Scholars Programming* Mastering your Elevator Pitch & Networking


10:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                Networking and Transition to Breakouts

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.                             Concurrent Workshops

Human Capital Closing the Opportunity Gap by Connecting HBCU Talent to Opportunities through Community Partners
Infrastructure HBCU Resiliency: Better, Stronger, and Prepared
Healthcare Rural Health & Community Resources
Teaching & Education Teaching at and Managing an Online Course/Program During Crisis: Issues, Trends and Challenges
STEAM Career Pathways in Tech, Esports & Gaming
Financial Equity Cultivating Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as a Catalyst for Economic Development Success
Scholars Programming* NASA Activity with HBCU Scholars


12 p.m.                                             Networking and Transition to Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.         HBCUs & the Biden Administration Luncheon

2:30 p.m.                                        Transition to Breakouts

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.                              Concurrent Workshops

Human Capital Flying High: Aerospace Opportunities at FAA
Infrastructure BroadbandUSA’s HBCU College Partnership & Technical Assistance Program
Healthcare Developing Trust in Healthcare
Teaching & Education Creating Summer Programs for Humanities Teachers
STEAM Building Infrastructure and Capacity for R&D and Commercialization at HBCUs
Financial Equity Banking on Innovation: Leveraging Technology for Financial Inclusion and Access
Scholars Programming* Scholar Off Site Activity


4 p.m.                                              Networking and Transition to Breakouts

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                  Concurrent Workshops

Human Capital International Engagement Post COVID
Infrastructure Renovating and Sustaining Your Cultural Assets: NEH Funding Opportunities for Infrastructure Projects
Healthcare It’s Mental Health Awareness Month
Teaching & Education The First HBCU Law Enforcement Training Academy. How HBCU’s can help make the change in Law Enforcement.
STEAM Startup and Tech Entrepreneurship
Financial Equity Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA); A New Model for a New Day

5 p.m.                                              Scholar Reconnect*

6 p.m.                                              White House Initiative Excellence in Innovation Awards Dinner


Thursday, September 9, 2021 SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE- DAY 2


8:30 a.m.                                        Registration Check- In / Exhibit Hall

9 a.m.                                              Student Innovation Presentations

9:45 a.m.                                        Transition to Breakouts

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.                           Concurrent Workshops

Human Capital Exploring Career and Professional Development Opportunities in the Arts, Humanities, Museums, Libraries, and History Sectors
Infrastructure Research Partnerships and Opportunities with the DoD (HBCU/MI) Program and University Affiliated Research Centers
Healthcare Healthcare Session
Teaching & Education Embracing a Culture of Data (UDC)
STEAM Technology Megatrends and how they’ll drive YOUR future (HP)– Virtual
Financial Equity Launching Well: Coaching Young Professionals to Build their Financial Capability
Scholars Programming* Pathways to Federal Employment


11 a.m.                                               Networking and Transition to Breakouts

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                 Concurrent Workshops

Human Capital Federal Resume Writing and USAJobs
Infrastructure Building HBCU Research and Contract Capacity Through Partnerships
Healthcare Howard University’s Community Oriented COVID 19 Response
Teaching & Education Activating HBCU Youth Leadership in International Community Development
STEAM Full STEAM Ahead: Begin Your Own Industry Badge and Hear HBCU Leaders Share Their Students Story
Financial Equity NSF HBCU “STEM-YOU-US”: Funding Opportunities at the National Science Foundation


12:30 p.m.                                        Networking and Transition to Lunch

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.                          Education & Business Luncheon

2:30 p.m.                                         Networking and Transition to Breakouts

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.                               Concurrent Workshops

Human Capital Veteran’s Roundtable
Infrastructure Building and Supporting the Future Workforce
Healthcare U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS)
Teaching & Education Listening Session: How Can the Institute of Education Sciences Support HBCU Applicants to its Research Grants Programs?
STEAM Knowing is Half the Battle:  Using Machine Learning to Position HBCU Students and Faculty Ahead of Trends
Financial Equity Arts and Community Change: Role of Higher Ed in Creative Economy and Placemaking Initiatives
Scholars Programming* Fireside Chat with FDIC


4 p.m.                                                     Transition to Breakouts

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                        Concurrent Workshops

Human Capital Bringing the World to Your Campus: Education, Service, and Career Pathways with the Peace Corps
Infrastructure Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE)
Healthcare U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS)
Teaching & Education Centering on Equity: Levering Research Practice Partnerships and “What Works” for Impact and Scale
STEAM Technology Innovation at the Department of Energy’s Federal Power Marketing Administrations
Financial Equity Reimagining STEM Communities – On the Ground and Beyond

5:30 p.m. – 7:30pm                       Career and Recruitment Fair




Friday, September 10, 2019 • SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE- DAY 3


9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                  HBCU Scholars Service Project*

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.                                Federal HBCU Industry Day

100% Virtual

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                  Virtual Workshops

Infrastructure Demystifying the Process: Best Practices for Applying for Federal Arts, Humanities and Culture Grants
Healthcare Increasing Black Youth Representation in the Emergency Response and Management Workforce


10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                 Virtual Workshops

Teaching & Education  Benefits of Attending an HBCUs for Black students in STEM
STEAM National Endowment for the Humanities Support for STEAM Projects
Healthcare Health, Mortality, and Social Inequalities among African Americans 


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                   Virtual Workshop

Financial Equity The Unlit Corridors of History: HBCU Libraries, Archives and Humanities Funding



*INVITATION ONLY Events for 2021- 2022 HBCU Scholars