ACPA Executive Director Dr. Cindi Love, NASPA Senior Director of Educational Programs Tiki Ayiku, NADOHE President Dr. Ben Reese, Jr. and ABCC Founder/Executive Director Dr. Fred Hord participate in special plenary session during ABCC 25th anniversary conference in Boston.
2016 ABCC Conference
"Culture Centers: Campus and Community Organizing to Make Lives Matter"
October 27 - 30, 2016
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
Save the date for the 26th annual ABCC national conference co-sponsored by the Louisiana State University African American Cultural Center. The schedule features professional development sessions, keynote speakers and numerous networking opportunities. Plus, the ABCC conference is happening at the same time as the Multicultural Student Leadership Conference at LSU, so there will be plenty of networking opportunities with schools in the southeast region! ABCC institutional members receive a significant discount on conference registration.
Who Should Attend
Culture Center Directors
Culture Center Staff
Chief Diversity Officers
(Learn about the ABCC framework for center accreditation to strengthen your center or related office's effectiveness)
(Become an ABCC Member)
|Institutional Student Member
(Become an ABCC Member)
You will receive an email within 24 - 48 hours of registering for the conference.
In addition, you must book your hotel room separately by calling the Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU at (225) 383-2665 and mention the group code "ABCC" to get the discounted rate. Do not reserve your room online because the hotel's website shows the dates are blocked to the general public. Rooms start at $98 a night.
- Keynote Speakers
- Registration by Credit Card
- Registration by U.S. Mail
- Hotel Accommodations
- Conference Schedule
About the Annual ABCC Conference
As the only national organization dedicated to African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American, Multiculture centers and related offices, we’re proud to offer an annual conference. It's a tradition our association started in 1989 at Knox College. The three-day event co-hosted by one of our institutional members brings together faculty, staff and students from across the country to discuss diversity and identity issues on campus. Attendees benefit from a professional development institute, workshops, plenary sessions and networking opportunities. The conference also features sessions focused on students.
In 2015, the ABCC held its 25th anniversary conference in Boston co-hosted by the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute and Northeastern University. Keynote speakers included Schomburg Center for Black Culture Center Director Dr. Khalil Muhammad, Northeastern University Law Professor Judge Margaret Burnham, University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor Dr. J. Keith Motley, Third World Press Founder Dr. Haki Madhubuti, Harvard University Law Professor Dr. Lani Guinier and University of Chicago Political Science Professor Dr. Cathy Cohen. A special plenary session featured ACPA Executive Director Dr. Cindi Love, NASPA Senior Director of Educational Programs Tiki Ayiku, NADOHE President Dr. Ben Reese, Jr. and ABCC Founder/Executive Director Dr. Fred Hord.