39th Annual Conference on the Black Family, March 15 - 17, 2017

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Registration Information

Full Registration

Full registration includes admission to the Opening Ceremony, workshops, panels, research symposium, program booklet, and conference gift.

The Full registration deadline is March 11, 2017.

Note: Attendees must be registered for events and there will be no on-site registration

Friday Closing Program and Luncheon

The Friday Closing Program and Luncheon is optional and costs $20.


For more information, please call (757) 728-6970.

"Science, Engineering and Technology" (SET) are terms often heard, yet not always fully appreciated. From transportation, to the clothes we wear, even the foods we eat - advances in the fields of science, engineering and technology have allowed 21st century humans to live longer, work more efficiently and generally enjoy the little things in life that we now take for granted. Further, SET has made a profound impact on our family structure. This year's 39th Annual Conference on the Black Family seeks to explore such developments and increase public recognition of how technology affects us all in the theme, "Design 101: Black Families Rising Up!". We will highlight the resilient successful family structures and attributes through a combination of powerful keynote speakers, life changing workshops, and a family/technology awareness fair.

Join us at our beautiful "Home by the Sea", as we celebrate and equip resilient families through renowned keynote speakers, workshops, and fun entertainment and music. The opening keynote speaker will be Cato Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., a leading expert in limb regeneration research and Presidential Ward for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring award recipient. The closing keynote speaker will be Isiah Warner, Ph.D., the 2016 South Eastern Conference Professor of the Year. Workshop topics will include drones, 3D printing, fashion/entrepreneurship, minorities in STEM, life skills (financial planning/stress management), minorities in science, a town hall forum, and exhibits from local vendors. HU SET students will amaze you as they present their research at our research symposium. Come and have fun and be entertained/inspired by the choir and student talent show!

This is one conference that will benefit ALL members of the family and our community.

Sign up NOW and be sure not to miss this insightful and influential event!