Join our community of educators, advocates, clergy, policymakers, parents, caregivers and practitioners for the National Black Child Development Institute's 49th Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, September 28 - October 1, 2019. Our four-day conference features dynamic keynote speakers, global leaders and presenters spanning a range of topics, including early care and education, K-12 education, higher education, social justice, brain development, family engagement, child welfare, educational equity, advocacy, literacy, health and wellness, workforce development, and public policy.
For 49 years, the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) has been at the forefront of engaging leaders, policymakers, professionals, and parents around critical and timely issues that directly impact Black children and families. We are a trusted partner in delivering culturally relevant, culturally responsive, and trauma-sensitive resources that respond to the unique strengths and needs of Black children around issues, including early childhood education, health, child welfare, literacy, and family engagement. With the support of our National Affiliate Network in communities across the country, we are committed to our mission "to improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and families through education and advocacy."
NBCDI's national conference is the only convening of its kind in the United Sates. Annually, the conference brings together more than 1,000 educators, school district leaders, policymakers, elected officials, parents, healthcare professionals, and corporate leaders to focus not only on the unique challenges facing Black children and communities, but also to highlight their success, resilience, assets, and strength.