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46th Annual Conference Media Advisory

Hundreds of early education teachers, experts, advocates, policymakers, and caregivers from across the country will gather in Orlando, FL, from October 1-4 for the 46th Annual Conference of the National Black Child Development Institute.  The four-day event will feature keynote addresses, presentations, and panel discussions from global and national leaders, spanning a range of timely topics relating to education and advocacy, including: early childhood development, racial equity and criminal justice, fatherhood, and faith-community engagement. In addition to nearly 100 workshops, speakers include Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Nikki Giovanni, Marc Lamont Hill, Wade Henderson, David Johns, Janaye Ingram, Thabiti Boone, and Benjamin Crump. 

WHO: National Black Child Development Institute

WHAT: 46th Annual Conference, themed “‘Til Victory Is Won” 

WHEN: October 1 - 4, 2016

WHERE: Orlando, FL; Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

ONLINE: Follow commentary from the conference using - #TilVictoryIsWon and #NBCDI46 


ABOUT NBCDI: For 46 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. NBCDI delivers high-quality resources that respond to the unique strengths and needs of Black children, focusing on early childhood education, health and wellness, child welfare, literacy, and family engagement. Our volunteer-driven National Affiliate Network operates in communities across the country, partnering with children, families, and other organizations to implement culturally-relevant, culturally-responsive, trauma-informed, and evidence-based programs. With the support of the organization’s National Affiliate Network, NBCDI is committed to its mission “to improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and families through education and advocacy.”