Black Doctoral Network

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(Last Updated: September 2018)

Thursday, October 25, 2018

 Registration  12:00pm - 9:00pm 
 Opening Ceremony  3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Leading Without a Title: The Power of Influence
  • TLC for Suicide Prevention Workshop
  • Escape the Lab: A Simulated STEM Escape Room Investigation
  • Prewriting, Conquering Writer’s Block, & Planning to Write
 4:15pm - 5:15pm
  • Engaging and Empowering Local Businesses to Support the Needs of the Community
  • Pursuing Leadership Careers in Higher Education
  • Postdocs 2.0: A Premier Option to Chart an Academic Career
  • S.A.V.E Yourself From ABD Mental Burnout
 5:30pm - 6:30pm 
 Keynote Presentation   6:45pm - 8:00pm 
 BDN Networking Social (Dinner Buffet & Open Bar)   8:00pm - 10:30pm

Friday, October 26, 2018

 Conference Breakfast  6:30am - 10:30am  
 Registration   8:30am - 7:00pm 
 Keynote Presentation   9:00am - 10:00am 
 Panel Sessions (title only)
  • Current Issues in Higher Education and Student Success
  • Undergraduate Education and Campus Environments
  • Black Women: Success, Resistance, and Resilience
  • Teaching K-12: Teaching Practices and Challenges
  • Business Practices and Organizational Leadership
  • Current Issues and Lived Experience in the Workplace
 10:15am - 11:30am 
 AM Coffee Break   10:30am - 12:00pm  
 Panel Sessions (title only)
  • Health and Wellbeing: Risks, Factors, and Social Policy
  • Current Issues in K -12 Education
  • Black Women's Success and Educational Attainment
  • Black Boys in the Urban Public Education System
  • ​T​he Criminal Justice System and Its Social Impacts
  • ​U​rban Planning, Environmental Policy, and Climate Justice
 11:45am - 1:00pm 
 Lunch   12:45pm - 1:45pm 
 Roundtable Discussion   2:00pm - 3:00pm 
Graduate School Recruitment Fair   3:00pm - 6:00pm 
  • Counterspace Confidants: Creative Mentoring Strategies for Black Women Pursuing Doctorates
  • The Saga of Bill Cosby and Black Male Sexual Harassment Crisis
  • The Benefits of Undergraduate Research, Conference Presentations, and Journal Publications
  • Your Money Matters!
:45pm - 4:45pm
PM Snack Break  4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Why publishing is so important in academia and how to publish articles effectively
  • You are the 2%: Academic Marketability beyond the Ivory Tower
  • Networking and Sisterhood: Keys to Building a Supportive Community as Junior Female Faculty Members
  • Demystifying the Dissertation Process: From start to finish and beyond
 5:00pm - 6:00pm
 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition   6:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Conference Breakfast  6:30am - 10:30am  
 Registration   8:30am - 4:00pm 
 Keynote Presentation & Undergraduate Winner  9:00am - 10:15am 
 Career Recruitment Fair  10:00am - 1:00pm 
 AM Coffee Break   10:30am - 12:00pm  
 Panel Sessions (title only)
  • “I bet they white”: Race, Positionality, and the Research Process
  • Interrupting Mono-Deficit Theories Using Stories of Resistance among Young Black College Men
  • Exploring the Complex Relationships Between Neighborhood Perceptions and Cardiovascular Health
  • The Search Advocate Program:  Tips and Strategies for Diversifying Faculty and Staff at PWI Institutions
  • Current issues in STEM Research
  • ​​Initiatives Started by People of Color: Acquiring Support from all Members of the Community
 10:45am - 11:45am
 Panel Sessions (title only)
  • Linguistic and Cultural Code Switching: A Road to Academic and Career Success?
  • Voices: Stories from the lived the experiences of Black lives in urban education research
  • Theory to Praxis: Generating an Interdisciplinary Plan for Black Self-Determination
  • Women in Leadership
  • Broken Systems within STEM Education
  • Mediating Race: Representing and Learning Race on the Digital Screen
 12:00pm - 1:00pm 
 Lunch   12:45pm - 1:45pm 
 Panel Session (title only)
      • Health Disparities
      • Criminal Justice & Public Policy
      • Exploring Opportunities and Challenges for a Renaissance in Black Health
      • Cybersecurity & High Tech
 2:00pm - 3:15pm 
 Roundtable Discussion & Closing Ceremony  3:30pm - 4:30pm

NOTE: This schedule is subject to change

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