Conference

25th Annual ABCC Conference

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"

2016 ABCC Conference

26th ABCC National Conference
October 27 - 30, 2016
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

It’s time to save the date for the 26th annual ABCC national conference co-sponsored by the Louisiana State University African American Cultural Center. Register for our list serve and be the first to know about speakers and registration deadlines. ABCC institutional members receive a significant discount on conference registration.

Who Should Attend

Culture Center Directors
Culture Center Staff
Administrators
Professors
Chief Diversity Officers
Students

Register

Call for Proposals Suggested Topics

  • Retrieving Black Core Culture
  • Synergy of Centers and Community
  • Centering of Women in Leadership
  • All Lives Matter
  • Synergy Among Ethnic Specific Centers
  • Making First Generation Students Matter
  • Community as Source of Centers
  • Centers Making Gay Lives Matter
  • Centers Making Culture Matter
  • Opposing the Racist Past in the Present
  • Community Making Centers Better
  • Afro Latino Centers' Fit with Black Centers
  • Asian American Centers' Connection with Blacks
  • Academic Work to Make Lives Matter
  • Centers Fixing Ethnic Splits
  • Understanding Class Matters

Proposals Due: Monday, August 1

Submit Your Proposal

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.