Dear NBCDI Community,
I am delighted to announce new dates for the National Black Child Development Institute’s 50th Annual Conference and 50th Anniversary Gala. The extraordinary circumstance of the COVID-19 pandemic prompted us to reschedule our original plans for this year, but we are ready to move forward in 2021 with three days of 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.
Please mark your calendars and be prepared to join us for these spectacular events, commemorating NBCDI’s five-decade commitment to addressing critical and timely issues that directly impact Black children and families.
The New 50th Annual Conference and 50th Anniversary Gala Dates are:
- 50th Annual Conference at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Washington, DC – August 1-3, 2021
- 50th Anniversary Gala at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC – July 31, 2021
Please see the registration information at the end of this message.
Our theme is 50 Forward, signaling our commitment to reaching back to the wealth of knowledge we’ve gained over the past 50 years and bringing it into the present to make positive progress as we move forward. As we promote and share insights from NBCDI on social media channels, be sure to follow and engage us at #50Forward.
Virtual Learning Series
During the period leading up to our conference and gala, we will host a monthly virtual learning series focused on education, advocacy, innovation, and community building. These curated virtual sessions are designed to support and equip Black parents, caregivers, educators, stakeholders, and practitioners with vital resources and thought leadership as we navigate this unprecedented period of uncertainty. Additionally, the learning series will provide the opportunity for our larger community to stay meaningfully connected while sharing best practices and wisdom from which we can all benefit.
As Black children and families across the country prepare for a new school year, our first three virtual learning sessions will focus on these education and advocacy topics:
The 2020 School Year Checklist
We will support parents and caregivers in ensuring that children receive all the support they (and parents) need for full or partial virtual learning
As we continue to move forward into the uncharted territory of full or partial virtual learning during National School Success month, we will help parents and caregivers redefine success for themselves and their children
The State of—and Opportunities for—Black Families
Sharing insights and wisdom on the current state of the Black Family; we will not only provide statistics and reports, but also solution-based tactics and methods for our communities
Thank you for supporting us over the past half century. We look forward to celebrating this tremendous milestone with you as we usher in the next 50 years of improving and advancing the lives of Black children and families through education and advocacy.
Tobeka G. Green
Tobeka G. Green
President and CEO
We will provide updated conference and gala registration information on our website.
TRANSFER AND REFUND OPTIONS
Each person who previously registered for the conference or purchased a ticket for the gala will receive a separate email explaining how to transfer your conference registration and/or gala ticket, make a donation, or request a refund for either, or both. You will be offered the options listed below. We estimate that it will take 6-8 weeks for your request to be processed after we receive it.
If you previously registered for the 50th Annual Conference, you may:
- Transfer. Transfer your registration for the 50th Anniversary Conference to the new conference date (August 1-3, 2020); or
- Donate. Cancel your registration for the 50th Anniversary Conference and donate all or a portion of your conference registration fee to the National Black Child Development Institute, Inc. (if you make a partial donation, you will receive the balance as refund); or
- Receive a Full Refund. Cancel your registration for the 50th Anniversary Conference and receive a refund.
If you previously purchased a ticket for the 50th Anniversary Gala, you may:
- Transfer. Transfer your ticket for the 50th Anniversary Gala to the new gala date (July 31, 2020); or
- Donate. Cancel your ticket for the 50th Anniversary Gala and donate all or a portion of your ticket purchase price to the National Black Child Development Institute, Inc. (if you make a partial donation, you will receive the balance as refund); or
- Receive a Full Refund. Cancel your ticket for the 50th Anniversary Conference and receive a full refund.