11th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference

  • October 19, 2023
  • 8:00 AM
  • October 21, 2023
  • 5:00 PM
  • Atlanta Marriott Marquis | 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Access granted for all three days

Registration is closed

The Black Doctoral Network is leading the next generation of Black scholars to reach new heights. Encouraging intellectual curiosity and transformative research, the Black Doctoral Network is a bridge leader, creating paths between scholars, disciplines, and academic universities all while serving as an invaluable connection between higher education and the community at large.

Conference Information:
We invite you to join us in-person this October in the city of Atlanta for our the BDN national conference. The conference will be hosted at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis (265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303). 

BDN2023 brings together both world renowned and emergent scholars and professionals from the social sciences, STEM and humanities to function as a resource, a support system, as a space of intellectual exchange, and a place to create connections and develop collaborations.

Health and Safety Protocols:

The health and safety of our conference participants remains our highest priority. The Black Doctoral Network (BDN) is monitoring the on-going COVID-19 Pandemic and is prepared to manage our in-person events with the health, safety, and well-being of our attendees, presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, staff and guests in mind.

Registration & Membership Information: 

In order to receive the member discount, please log in or join before registering for the conference. 

All registration types include breakfast on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and lunch on Thursday and Friday.

Registration Types Price (per person)
 Undergraduate Student $200
 Graduate Student  $275
 Member $350
 Non-Member  $399


 Day Pass Registration Types Price (per person)
 Undergraduate Student  $70/day
 Graduate Student  $95/day
 Member $120/day
 Non-Member  $140/day

BDN Networking Social: Rhythms of Resilience

Step into a world that swings with style and soul at the Rhythms of Resilience – an electrifying networking social event that pays homage to the Harlem Renaissance's legacy of glamour, literature, music, and arts! Deck yourself out in themed attire (if you feel the rhythm) and join us for a night filled with the sparkle of a bygone era. Savory bites and spirited drinks await you, all to the tune of live entertainment that will have your feet tapping and heart soaring. Whether you're a lover of the arts or just looking to have a good time, this event promises a mesmerizing blend of culture and connection. Come dance, dine, and celebrate with us, and be a part of a night that truly resonates with the beat of resilience! Click here to learn more

Donation Tier 1: The Voices of the Renaissance - $80 per person

Donation Tier 2: The Sound of the Renaissance - $120 per person

Donation Tier 3: The Artistry of the Renaissance - $250 (Admission for two)

Hotel Accommodations: 

To ensure that you receive accommodations at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, please secure your reservation as soon as possible. The Black Doctoral Network Inc. has negotiated a sleeping room rate of $219/night (doubles & singles) for all BDN Conference guests at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (surrounding dates are also available). The limited discounted hotel rooms are first come first serve. We have no control over availability beyond our initial agreement. Reservations can be made online at https://book.passkey.com/e/50546928 or by calling the central reservations team at 1-888-236-2427. To receive the discounted rate of $219, you must tell the hotel that you are part of the Black Doctoral Network Conference. Reservations must be made by or before October 5, 2023.

Travel Accommodations: Book your travel plans in advance! To learn more about the city of Atlanta and how to get around visit: http://www.atlanta.net/explore/visitor-guides/

Parking Information:

There is a negotiated discount for valet parking of $32 for overnight parking and $25 for the commuter drivers for the day parking at the hotel. 

Refund Policy:

Registration fees are refundable up until September 22, 2023. No refunds will be granted starting September 22, 2023.

Presenter Information: 

Presenters may not take part in more than one panel presentation; presenters may give one and only one paper at the conference.  Presentations will be scheduled for Thursday, October 19, Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21. Specific details pertaining to your presentation are forthcoming later this summer (end of August). Fifteen minutes will be allotted for panel presentations that have up to two presenters. Forty-five minutes will be allotted for panel presentations that have three or more presenters. Sixty minutes will be allotted for all workshop presentations. 

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