Past Themes

  • 2000 - Graduate Education in the Next Millennium
  • 2001 - Reflecting on the Past, Preparing for the Future
  • 2002 - Making Progress:  Promoting Diversity in Higher Education
  • 2003 - Expanding Our Vision by Embracing Diversity
  • 2004 - Crossroads of Knowledge:  Bridging Disciplines, Building Connections
  • 2005 - Many minds, Many Voices, Shaping One Legacy
  • 2006 - Yesterday's Promise Tomorrow's Vision – Celebrating 10 years of Scholarship and Excellence
  • 2007 - Empowerment Through Knowledge, Impact Through Scholarship
  • 2008 - Extending our Sphere of Influence
  • 2009 - The Audacity of Excellence: Breaking Boundaries through Scholarship & Service
  • 2010 - Intellectual Embraces: Developing Multidimensional Scholarship
  • 2011 - Radical Ecology: Black Technologies of Innovation and Intervention
  • 2014 - Reimagining the Black Fantastic: Developing a Multidisciplinary Approach to Scholarship
  • 2015 – Diversifying Excellence: Change and Innovation in the Black Community and Beyond