About the Conference

The purpose of this conference is to offer a forum for research and discussion of issues affecting the African-American culture. This conference features a nationally known keynote speaker; in addition to a diverse set of workshops and panel discussions led by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, administrators and members of the local, regional and national communities. The conference is open to all students and takes place at the University of Tennessee. The conference started in 2005, and now boasts an average of 300 participants. Pre-registration is required for participation in this event. This conference is a joint partnership between the NAACP-UT Chapter and the Office of Multicultural Student Life. Annually a host of diverse student organizations, university departments, and corporations help to sponsor this event.

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