38th Annual Conference on the Black Family, March 16-18, 2016

Registration Information

The registration period for this event has ended.

Full Registration

Full registration includes admission to the Opening Ceremony, S.T.E.A.M. exposition, workshops, panels, research symposium, Thursday's reception, program booklet, abstract book, conference bag and free gift.

The full registration prior to March 12, 2016 is $45 for the general public; and $20 for military and seniors.

From March 12, 2016 to March 16, 2016 (5:00 pm), the full registration is $65 for the general public; and $40 for military and seniors.

NOTE: There will be no registration on site.

Additional Registration Options

Friday Closing Program and Luncheon Only - $25 per Person

The Opening Ceremony, all panels and roundtables are FREE for HU students, faculty, staff and preceptors.

For more information, please call (757) 727-5239.

Are you intimidated by the thought of pursuing a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.)? Can scientists and artists ever find common ground? How secure are we in cyberspace? To find answers to these questions and more, come join us at the 38th Annual Conference on the Black Family at Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia. Join us at our beautiful, waterfront campus as we engage experts from academia, federal government, health professions and advocacy organizations, purposed to address our theme, "Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead: Healthy Minds and Bodies, Securing Our Future." At this year’s Conference, we want to engage you in meaningful conversations and activities that will empower YOUR FAMILY! Our speakers and panelists will (1) help dispel myths that are culpable for underrepresentation of African Americans in S.T.E.M. fields, (2) show the connection between the Arts and the Sciences through music, and (3) discuss safety in cyberspace. We will even entertain our guests from local elementary schools with hands-on activities during our S.T.E.A. M. Expo and the “PHantastic (Physics) Voyage”. Last, but not least we will focus on health issues that are important to our families, such as stroke.

Since this year’s Conference will be held in conjunction with the School of Science’s 21st Annual Research Symposium, it promises to be exciting and informative. This is one Conference that will benefit ALL members of the family, and our community. You do not want to miss it!


Wednesday, March 16
Opening Ceremony 7:00pm Ogden Hall, Hampton University
Keynote: Dr. Luther Williams - Professor (Emeritus) Tuskegee University; Former Assistant Director of Education and Human Resources (EHR), the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Thursday, March 17
Panels & Roundtables 9am - 11:30am Hampton University Student Center
Luncheon (on your own) 11:30am - 1:30pm Hampton University Student Center
Panels & Roundtables 1:30pm - 4pm Hampton University Student Center
Research Symposium & Reception 5:30pm - 7:30pm Hampton University Student Center
Keynote (Symposium): Dr. James Hubbard, Jr. - Samuel P. Langley Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland, College Park; Director, Morpheus Laboratory; Director, Center for Adaptive Aerospace Vehicle Technology (National Institute of Aerospace).
Friday, March 18
Stroke Awareness Symposium 9am - 11:30am Hampton University Student Center
Research Poster Session 9am - 11:30am Hampton University Student Center
Closing Luncheon 11:45am - 1:45pm Hampton University Student Center Ballroom
Keynote: Saundra Yancy McGuire, Ph.D. - Author, Teach Students How to Learn; (Ret) Assistant Vice Chancellor & Professor of Chemistry & Director Emerita, Center for Academic Success Louisiana State University