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    • September 26, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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    We welcome all BDN members to join us for a virtual writing retreat. Come write with us and learn from others. 

    A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

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    • October 03, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • ONLINE
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    We welcome all BDN members to join us for a virtual writing retreat. Come write with us and learn from others. 

    A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

    Join us now for this FREE online event!

    • October 10, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • ONLINE
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    We welcome all BDN members to join us for a virtual writing retreat. Come write with us and learn from others. 

    A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

    Join us now for this FREE online event!

    • October 17, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • ONLINE
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    We welcome all BDN members to join us for a virtual writing retreat. Come write with us and learn from others. 

    A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

    Join us now for this FREE online event!

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



    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


    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. 

    • October 19, 2023
    • 9:30 AM
    • October 20, 2023
    • 4:30 PM
    • Atlanta Marriott Marquis | 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303
    Register


    Why Exhibit?

    The BDN Recruitment and Resource Fair provides top-tier resource, employment and academic opportunities exclusively to 400+ diverse talent and prospective clients. The fair takes place (October 19-20, 2023) synchronously with our 11th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference which will convene at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.

    The BDN Recruitment and Resource Fair is the ideal event to share the latest developments and innovative solutions with a fast-growing group of professionals. Our audience is ready to learn and engage with your programs, products, and services.

    Looking for undergraduate scholars or recent graduates for internships or graduate and professional programs? They are here! We expect to have over 100 undergraduate scholars from local universities as well as many traveling from across the country in attendance. Thirty-eight percent of our attendees fit within this demographic.

    Looking for early-, mid- or senior-level professionals? We have them here. Our scholars are looking for opportunities in academia, government and corporations. Sixty-two percent of our attendees are scholars and professionals looking for something new. Scholars in academia are looking to translate their skills into the corporate environment and business leaders are looking to share their expertise within academia.

    Join us and showcase your services to the key leaders and decision makers in business, education, energy and environment, engineering, finance, health science, marketing, psychology, technology, research, and public services. 

    The Black Doctoral Network is also a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your support will be tax-deductible. 

    About the Conference

    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 its serves as an invaluable connection between higher education and the community at large.

    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. Click here for the agenda.

    Networking and Reception

    Networking opportunities will be held throughout the conference during breakfast, breaks, our welcome reception on Thursday evening, and at our Networking Social on Friday night.

    BDN Networking Social - Friday, October 20 @ 8PM

    Enjoy our business-casual networking social while you listen to soft music, indulge in delicious food and drinks, and toast to your success. Come engage and connect with students, business leaders, academicians, and more. Tickets are tiered at $80 , $120 and $250. Guests are welcome. To learn more click here.

    Registration & Membership Information

    • Discounts are provided to BDN Institutional and Corporate Members.
    • Registration includes breakfast on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and lunch on Thursday and Friday.
    • Each exhibitor will gain access to all conference sessions for the full three days of the conference.
    • Booth Bundle Packages include three exhibitor registrations bundled together.
    • To add additional exhibitors click "Add Guest" at the bottom of the registration page after entering the first exhibitor's information.
    • Registration deadline is Friday, September 29, 2023.
    • Registration fees are non-refundable starting September 22, 2023.


     Individual Exhibitor  Price
     Corporate and Industry   $700 
     Colleges, Government Agencies and Non-Profits   $500
     Small Business   $450 
     Unit Member   $450 
     University Partner   $400 


     Booth Bundle Packages (3 registrations) Price
     Corporate and Industry   $1,800 
     Colleges, Government Agencies and Non-Profits   $1,300
     Small Business    $1,150 
     Unit Member    $1,150 
     University Partner    $1,000 
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    Booth Information

    • Booth size is 8’ x 8’
    • 6 feet long table
    • 1-3 chairs
    • Table skirt provided
    • Wireless internet provided
    • If exhibitor needs additional services, they must contact the hotel directly.
    • Set-up & Tear Down: up to +/- 2 hours prior to and following the fair
    • Thursday Hours: 9:30am - 11:00am & 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    • Friday Hours: 9:30am - 11:00am & 2:00pm - 4:30pm

    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.

    Packages & Deliveries

    All packages may be sent to the FedEx Business Center Office & Shipping Center. The business center is staffed Monday – Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm, and Saturday/Sunday from 9:00am –5:00pm. More information can be found here. Handling fees apply to all packages shipped in and out, in addition to the carrier’s assessed cost.

    BDN Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsorships for BDN2023 are available. Whether you are looking to exclusively sponsor or co-sponsor, we have a package for you. All packages are customizable and include exhibit booths. Be a part of the leading organization that brings you Black and Latino professional from a wide array of disciplines and industries. Click here to learn more. Contact us for more details.

    Questions: Dr. Deandra Taylor | dtaylor@blackphdnetwork.com | 830-255-7437 x506

    • October 19, 2023
    • 9:30 AM
    • October 20, 2023
    • 4:30 PM
    • Atlanta Marriott Marquis | 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303
    Register



    Why Attend?

    The BDN Recruitment and Resource Fair provides top-tier resource, employment and academic opportunities exclusively to 300+ diverse talent and prospective clients. The fair takes place (October 19-20, 2023) synchronously with our 11th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference which will convene at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Attending the Recruitment and Resource Fair is absolutely FREE! We welcome all individuals interested in personal or professional products and services, or academic, non-profit and corporate employment opportunities or graduate and professional studies to sign up for our fair. 

    Looking for information on graduate school programs? Come gain knowledge and access from graduate school recruiters from across the country. Master's, doctoral, and professional degree programs will be represented at this event.

    Looking for resources to help you in writing your dissertation, expanding your business, growing your family, management your wealth and more? You will get those answers here! We expect to have companies from several industries in attendance to answer your questions and give you the guidance you need to advance yourself to the next level.

    Looking for employment opportunities? Bring your resume, knowledge and experience with you to meet industry-leading companies but also premier academic institutions. Internship opportunities may also be available.

    Networking and Reception

    Networking opportunities will be held throughout the conference during breakfast, breaks, our welcome reception on Thursday evening, and at our Networking Social on Friday night.

    BDN Networking Social - Friday, October 20 @ 8PM

    Enjoy our business-casual networking social while you listen to soft music, indulge in delicious food and drinks, and toast to your success. Come engage and connect with students, business leaders, academicians, and more. Tickets are tiered at $80 , $120 and $250. Guests are welcome. To learn more click here.

    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.

    Questions: Dr. Deandra Taylor | dtaylor@blackphdnetwork.com | 830-255-7437 x506

    • October 20, 2023
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Atlanta Marriott Marquis (Skyline Level) | 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303
    Register

    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!

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

    Embrace the rich tradition of the Renaissance with The Voices of the Renaissance package. For the curious and inspired, this tier offers a small gift bag, one raffle ticket, and one hour open bar access to an enchanting evening that reflects the voices that shaped an era. Relish the chance to connect with fellow enthusiasts, enjoy delectable appetizers, and let the words of the past resonate with your soul.

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

    Elevate your experience with The Sound of the Renaissance tier. Immerse yourself in the magnetic rhythms and melodies that characterized a transformative period in music history. Along with everything included in Tier 1, this package elevates you to a medium gift bag and additional surprises.  Enjoy talented musicians who will take you on a musical journey through time. Savor delicious foods and delight in the sounds that set the world on fire.

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

    For those seeking the pinnacle of immersion, The Artistry of the Renaissance tier beckons. Experience the evening with a guest by your side. Revel in the offerings of the first two tiers with an large gift bag upgrade for you and your guest, plus access our exclusive VIP seating. Enjoy additional bites while taking in a live musical performance and a take-home souvenir that encapsulates the essence of the Renaissance. Celebrate creativity, connection, and culture at its finest with an experience that is, in itself, a work of art.

    RSVP Online by September 29, 2023!

    Looking for more networking opportunities?

    We offer a Recruitment and Resource Fair that is FREE to attend (sign up recommended) on Thursday and Friday, October 19-22.

    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 non-refundable starting September 22, 2023.
    • October 24, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • ONLINE
    Register


    We welcome all BDN members to join us for a virtual writing retreat. Come write with us and learn from others. 

    A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

    Join us now for this FREE online event!

    • October 31, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • ONLINE
    Register


    We welcome all BDN members to join us for a virtual writing retreat. Come write with us and learn from others. 

    A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

    Join us now for this FREE online event!

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