Register now for the 2024 Black Men in Education Convening!

NOVEMBER 21-23, 2024
LOEWS PHILADELPHIA HOTEL | PHILADELPHIA, PA

Dear Friends,

The Center for Black Educator Development is thrilled to host the 7th annual Black Men in Education Convening (#BMEC2024) on November 21 – 23, 2024 in Philadelphia, PA! We are looking to transform the education sector by recruiting, retaining, supporting, and activating more Black men to support and lead the work of revolutionizing the educational system.

Through #BMEC2024, we are continuing our tradition of educational activism, professional development, and organizing by convening Black men in education and those who support them to build community with each other through tactical thoughts, words, and actions that will help us to collectively change the lives of students and the school communities in which we serve. Our orientation is to lean and stand on the shoulders of our giants and heroes so that we may lift as we climb.

HELP US REACH ALL BLACK MEN IN EDUCATION!

Deadline to register: Friday, October 11, 2024. **Please be aware that the convening may sell out before the October 11th deadline.  If you would like to secure your spot, register today. 

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VENDING OPPORTUNITIES AT #BMEC2024

Are you interested in serving as a vendor at #BMEC2024? We would really appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to complete this intake form to help us better understand you/your work and how you can support our conference attendees. Once your form is submitted, we will follow up shortly. 

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

On this year’s agenda we will have distinguished speakers, lively panels and targeted workshops to inform, inspire and energize our commitment to serve as Black educator activists and improve outcomes for our students. 

The event will focus on the following critical strands:

1) STEM

2) Curriculum, Instruction and Student Support

3) Leadership and Policy Making

4) Physical, Mental and Social Emotional Health and Wellness

5) Parent and Community Engagement

6) Professional Learning and Development

 

The 2024 BMEC agenda will be available soon.

DOWNLOAD BMEC 2023 PREVIOUS AGENDA

BMEC 2024 Attendees

#BMEC2024 ATTENDEES

WE WELCOME BLACK MEN IN EDUCATION AND THOSE WHO SUPPORT THEM.

Classroom teachers, college and high school students, district and school administrators, university professors, nonprofit and foundation leaders, education advocates, policy leaders, researchers, community members and activists, parents, fathers, brothers, uncles, mentors and more.

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BECOME A 2024 SPONSOR

We offer several sponsorships, each with opportunities for high‐impact visibility. 

Showcase your brand and make meaningful connections with our attendees, including Black educators, future teachers, administrators, nonprofit leaders, legislators, funders and other stakeholders in education.

 

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SECURE EMPLOYER SUPPORT

You know why you should attend #BMEC2024, but does your employer? Use this letter template to tailor your request for support from your employer.  

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FROM 2023

  

MAIN STAGE SPEAKERS FROM 2023

2023 SPONSORS

OUR REACH & IMPACT

BMEC 2022 REPORT
870 ATTENDEES
31 STATES


Attendees reported increases in:

 

  • Culturally-responsive practices uplifting students’ racial identities
  • Understanding of historical contributions of Black people in education
  • Emotional well-being and self-care support

 

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WHAT BMEC ATTENDEES SAY

“Seeing so many brothers in education is uplifting.”

“I was forced to reflect on how my actions, both deliberate and unconscious, caused some of my students to be excluded and left out. I brought back more of a willingness to learn about my students—to reach them in a way that not only is inclusive but also genuine.”

“The vibe was the thing—a day where you just feel at home as a man of color in education.”

“Convening provided life-giving energy, fitting for uplifting and encouraging spiritual warriors. Wide variety of session topics and truly delightful interactions with everyone who crossed paths.”

“I was surrounded by people who didn’t look like me…There were jokes and references I didn’t get, times I felt excluded from the conversation…I was keenly aware of how every person interacted with me and constantly questioned what they were thinking about me and my presence. In other words…I got just the smallest window into the experience of many Black male educators and students in our schools.”