#BMEC2024 SAVE THE DATE

NOVEMBER 21-23, 2024
LOEWS PHILADELPHIA HOTEL | PHILADELPHIA

 

Dear Friends,

We’re immensely grateful for all who came to learn, network and celebrate with us at #BMEC2023.

We were honored to be able to curate a safe, brave learning space for over 1,000 remarkable attendees, engaging with them in thought-provoking programming and celebratory, soul-sustaining experiences.

Rebuilding the Black teacher pipeline takes all of us. We must work as a collective, to not only recruit Black teachers, but to support and retain current Black teachers. 

We can’t wait to see everyone again at #BMEC2024. Sign up for our mailing list to receive updates.

2023 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

#BMEC2023 featured a long list of distinguished speakers, lively panels and focused workshops to inform, inspire and energize our commitment to serve as Black educator activists and improve outcomes for our students.

The convening focused on: STEM; Curriculum, Instruction and Student Support; Leadership and Policy Making; Physical, Mental and Social Emotional Health and Wellness; Parent and Community Engagement; and Professional Learning and Development.

2023 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  

2023 MAIN STAGE SPEAKERS

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#BMEC2023 ATTENDEES

WE WERE PROUD TO WELCOME BLACK MALE EDUCATORS 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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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.”