20th National Conference - Tentative Agenda
September 26 - September 29, 2019 | National Harbor, Maryland
|Thursday, September 26, 2019|
|9:00AM - 12:00PM||College and Career Showcase Exhibits
Institutions, agencies and organizations exhibit their educational and employment opportunities to increase area students' awareness of diverse choices in higher education and professional career paths.
|TBD||Pre-conference Session and Special Activity
Pre-conference workshops offer highly interactive, focused sessions for administrators, educators and collegiate policymakers. Additionally, the special activity is a festive gathering that promotes lively exchanges between conference participants and their supporters.
|Friday, September 27, 2019|
|9:00AM - 11:00AM||Breakfast and Conference Opening Sessions
Official opening of the conference features welcome address and keynote presentations.
|1:00PM - 4:00PM||Conference Workshops for Undergraduate Student Researchers
Seasoned researchers and other professionals offer sage advice to assist students in developing strategies for academic and career success in research disciplines.
|6:30PM - 9:30PM||Tribute to Dr. Samuel L. Myers, Sr.
In recognition of Dr. Myers' many contributions to higher education, including conceptualizing the first presidential executive order for minority-serving institutions, and his 100th birthday, Minority Access will host a benefit gala in honor of his life and career achievements. (Black Tie and Formal Attire)
|Saturday, September 28, 2019|
|7:00AM - 8:30AM||Breakfast and General Sessions
Empowering presentations during breakfast kick off a full day of conference sessions and special events.
|9:00AM - 12:00PM||General Sessions
Scholarly sessions focused on addressing and highlighting issues of diversity and disparities from leading authorities and practitioners representing various sectors of private and public entities.
|12:30PM - 2:30PM||Luncheon in Recognition of Colleges and Universities
Committed to Diversity
The significant role of institutions in providing equal access to quality higher education for all students is recognized with presentations to colleges and universities cited by Minority Access for their commitment to diversity.
|TBD||Student Researchers Seminars
Undergraduate students from colleges and universities nationwide vie for cash awards in presenting their research to audiences of seasoned researchers, faculty mentors, executives and their peers.
|TBD||Role Models Awards Gala Honoring
2019 Minority Access Role Models
The honor of National Role Model is bestowed on high-achieving alumni, faculty and students and exemplary administrators nominated by their campus at an elegant gala featuring award presentations and live entertainment.
(Cocktail or Semi-Formal Attire)
|Sunday, September 29, 2019|
|8:30AM - 11:00AM||Breakfast and Closing Session
Presentations of certificates and cash awards to student researchers highlight the closing session of the National Role Models Conference. Students are required to be present to receive cash awards.