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 
  • 2016 – A Day In The Life of Us
  • 2017 – Stand Together: A Summit to Unify Diversity in Higher Education