The African-American Knowledge Community (AAKC) of Region IV-East is hosting a day-long professional development experience to uplift, encourage and empower African-American professionals and attendees. We invite you to attend our inaugural drive-in conference and to learn more about our theme below. We hope to see you in October!
A drive-in conference is a day-long opportunity to engage in scholarship and fellowship related to the conference theme. Our chosen theme is P.U.L.S.E.: Preserving Us; Lifting and Sustaining [Black] Educators. It is a call to re-engage with who we are as a community and within higher education. It is a "pulse check" into the lives within the African diaspora to provide meaningful tools to balance personal and professional development in various areas of higher education. As the AAKC IV-E continues to create affirming spaces and community for African-American and Black practitioners and scholars through our professional development and social opportunities, we welcome all who value the lived experiences of our colleagues and are dedicated to creating more inclusive work environments for African-American and Black professionals. Join us on the evening of and the day of at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana for the Inaugural P.U.L.S.E Drive-In Conference.
When we developed our conference learning outcomes, we would like for attendees to be able to:
Pronounced TERR-ə HOHT, Terre Haute is a regional hub for commerce, healthcare, industry & education. It was once known as The Crossroads of America for its location at the intersection of the National Road and the north-south Dixie Bee Line. We are so excited to host our conference at Indiana State University, home of the Sycamores. See below in our "venue" section to learn more about The Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center where we will host our day.
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This event is most likely to influence these groups.
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We welcome all to submit program proposals for 50 minute educational sessions at the P.U.L.S.E. Conference. Please keep in mind our "pulse check" theme as your submit your programs. See below for more information on what each letter stands for as you think about your upcoming program submissions.
This conference will serve as an opportunity for real conversations about the intersections of our identities as educators. Please feel free to provide sessions that discuss any of the categories below (press the + sign for more information) or focus in on the amazing work that you are facilitating on your campus. We would love to hear from you and your colleagues at this one of a kind drive-in opportunity.
Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.
Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2018 NASPA AAKC Region IV-E P.U.L.S.E. Drive-In Conference.
Educational Programs Chair
NASPA Member Early Registration: $70
NASPA Member Regular Registration: $80
NASPA Student Member Early Registration: $40
NASPA Student Member Regular Registration: $50
Non-Member Early Registration: $80
Non-Member Regular Registration: $100
Student Non-Member Early Registration: $70
Student Non-Member Regular Registration: $90Register Online
The cancellation deadline is Friday, September 21, 2018. A $25 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund.
No refunds will be provided after Friday, September 21, 2018.
Substitutions are allowed between the same member type (member to member, non-member to non-member, etc) and registration date (early to early, regular to regular).
All requests for cancellations, refunds, or substitutions must be send to Konya Sledge at [email protected]
The Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center is responsible for developing and providing opportunities for African-American students to involve themselves in creating, innovating, designating, and deciding cultural programs relevant to them. It is further responsible for promoting positive identification, association, and relationship to African-American historical and contemporary culture. The Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center creates a learning environment conducive for students, administrators, faculty members, and citizens of the Terre Haute community to understand, recognize, and appreciate the contributions made by African-American people.
The Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center coordinates efforts with existing programs and departments; it provides an atmosphere conducive for relevant psychological and social needs of African American students; it provides educational experiences in the areas of African-American history and culture, problems of African-American development, and general issues of race relations; it provides the opportunities for the development of decision-making ability and potential talents of students who have been neglected. It provides direct services to personal and groups with the goal to make society aware of the need for racial justice.Book Your Hotel Now
For hotel questions, please contact:
Brice Yates, On-Site Liaison
Fairfield Inn & Suites
475 E Margaret Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47802
|Conference room block ended on Sept. 14th. Regular room rates now apply|
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