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18th Annual Conference - Agenda

September 29 - October 1, 2017 | Washington, DC


Friday, September 29, 2017
7:00AM Registration
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.
12:30PM - 2:30PM 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.
12:30PM - 2:30PM Special Sessions
Special forums designed to address specific concerns of the multiple dimensions of diversity and disparity issues in education, employment and research.
3:00PM - 5:00PM Conference Opening
Official opening of the conference features welcome address and keynote presentations.
5:30PM - 9:00PM Reception(s)
Festive gathering that promotes lively exchanges between conference participants and their supporters.


Saturday, September 30, 2017
7:00AM Registration
7:00AM - 8:30AM Breakfast 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 - 3:00PM 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.
3:00PM - 5:00PM Authors in the Round
Authors of best-selling and newly released books are on-hand to autograph their books on various topics of diversity, health disparities, research, education and other issues.
3:15PM - 6:00PM 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.
7:00PM - 9:30PM Role Models Awards Gala Honoring
2017 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, October 1, 2017
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.
12:00PM Adjournment

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