2020 Summit at a Glance


MEN OF COLOR SUMMIT THEME/TRACK KEY
Career and professional development   Entrepreneurship   Masculinity/personal identity
Retention rates, graduation and student achievement   Social/community engagement

All attendees are welcome to attend any session regardless of designated audience.

For Students

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

7:30 A.M. – NOON REGISTRATION 
7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. EXHIBITORS 
7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. MERCHANDISE SALES 
8:30 – 9:45 A.M. OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ALBERTO GONZALES, J.D.  ROOM 202A-B-C

10 – 10:45 A.M. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 

SESSION TRACK ROOM

“2020 Vision Needed for Career Success: Self-Awareness in the Eye of the Tiger”

Career and professional development

101A-B

“Planning for Your Future: Career and Professional Development”

Career and professional development

102A

“Manhood in Media: Dismantling False Narratives and Promoting Emotionally and Mentally Healthy Males of Color”

Masculinity/personal identity 102C

HIGH SCHOOL KEYNOTE ADDRESS: C.J. SPILLER 
ROOM 202A-B-C

11 – 11:45 A.M. CONCURRENT SESSIONS

SESSION TRACK ROOM

“Untethering from Toxic Masculinity to Live Your Authentic Self”

Masculinity/personal identity

102A

“Building Dreams Through Stem”

Retention rates, graduation and student achievement

102B

“Goal-Planning and Strategic Thinking for Your Future”

Career and professional development

104A-B

“People See the Glory, but Don’t Know the Story!”

Career and professional development Retention rates, graduation and student achievement

202A-B-C

12:15 – 1:30 P.M. KEYNOTE LUNCHEON: JIM MURREN 
BALLROOM

2 – 2:45 P.M. CONCURRENT SESSIONS

SESSION TRACK ROOM

“Navigating the Workspace Young And Underrepresented”

Career and professional development

101A-B

“Open Says Me! The System That Can Open All Opportunities for Your Career”

Career and professional development

102B

“Accessing Internship, Fellowship and Career Opportunities at DOE National Laboratories”

Career and professional development

104A-B

“All About the Benjamins! Tips to Enhance Your Scholarship Applications to Acquire Funding for College”

Retention rates, graduation and student achievement

102C

“From Thought to Destiny”

Career and professional development

202A-B-C

“Five Steps to Building Connections and Relationships for Student Success”

Career and professional development

203

3 — 3:45 P.M. KEYNOTE ADDRESS: AKBAR GBAJA-BIAMILA 
202A-B-C


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4

7:30 A.M. – NOON REGISTRATION 
7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. EXHIBITORS 
7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. MERCHANDISE SALES 
8:30 – 9:45 A.M. OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: JONATHAN HOLIFIELD, J.D. ROOM 202A-B-C

10 – 10:45 A.M. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 

SESSION TRACK ROOM

“College to Career: Developing the Next Generation of Diverse Leaders”

Career and professional development

100A-B

“Being Mentally Healthy Is the Key to Success”

Masculinity/personal identity

104A-B

“Explore to Succeed! Empowerment Through Exposure”

Career and professional development

203

11:15 – NOON CONCURRENT SESSIONS

SESSION TRACK ROOM

“Building Bridges of Success Toward Health Care Professions”

Career and professional development 100A-B

“The Marathon Continues: Black and Brown Men in Graduate School”

Retention rates, graduation and student achievement 101A-B

“Finding the Money: Financing Your Education From Undergrad to Graduate Programs”

Retention rates, graduation and student achievement 102B

“Meditation and Mindfulness: How to Silence the Noise and Pursue Purpose”

Retention rates, graduation and student achievement 102C

“A Panel on Helping Rural Black Men Actualize Post-High School Goals”

Retention rates, graduation and student achievement Career and professional development 202A-B-C

12:30 – 1:45 P.M. KEYNOTE LUNCHEON: ROBERT E. JOHNSON, PH.D. 
BALLROOM

2 – 2:45 P.M. CONCURRENT SESSIONS

SESSION TRACK ROOM

“Five Things Technology Has Taught That Students Need to Unlearn”

Retention rates, graduation and student achievement 101A-B

“STEM-nificance”

Career and professional development 102A

“Rumba and Negro Spirituals: Transculturation Constructed in Music”

Retention rates, graduation and student achievement 102C

“Acing the Interview — What We Recruiters Want to See”

Career and professional development 202A-B-C

“Harnessing the Power of Networking”

Entrepreneurship 203

3 — 3:45 P.M. KEYNOTE CLOSING ADDRESS: PETER VILLEGAS 
ROOM202A-B-C

For Professionals

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

7:30 A.M. – NOON REGISTRATION 
7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. EXHIBITORS 
7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. MERCHANDISE SALES 
8:30 – 9:45 A.M. OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ALBERTO GONZALES, J.D.   ROOM 202A-B-C

10 – 10:45 A.M. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 

SESSION TRACK ROOM

“2020 Vision Needed for Career Success: Self-Awareness in the Eye of the Tiger”

Career and professional development 101A-B

“Building Youth Leaders That Impact Communities”

Career and professional development 102B

“School to College Pipeline: Changing the Narrative on Black Males and Their Achievement in Education Through Access to Postsecondary Education and Postsecondary Completion”

Retention rates, graduation and student achievement 104A-B

“Make C.A.R.E. Great Again: A Discussion of Self-Concept Enhancement Practices for Students of Color”

Retention rates, graduation and student achievement 203

11 – 11:45 A.M. CONCURRENT SESSIONS

SESSION TRACK ROOM

“Clemson Corporate Chief Diversity Officer Advisory Board”(SPONSORS ONLY)

Career and professional development Social/community engagementplus and circle

100A-B

“The Key Components to Developing a Mentoring Program for Multicultural Males”

Retention rates, graduation and student achievement 101A-B

“Pathways to Graduate Education: Supporting Underrepresented Students in Research”

Career and professional development 102C

“People See the Glory, but Don’t Know the Story!”

Career and professional development Retention rates, graduation and student achievement

202A-B-C

“Digital Identity for Minority Males: The Library and the Student Success Center Working to Bridge the Achievement Gap”

Masculinity/personal identity 203

12:15 – 1:30 P.M. KEYNOTE LUNCHEON: JIM MURREN 
BALLROOM

2 – 2:45 P.M. CONCURRENT SESSIONS

SESSION TRACK ROOM

“The Culture Code: How to Be an Effective Cross-Cultural Communicator”

Career and professional development 102A

“Accessing Internship, Fellowship and Career Opportunities at DOE National Laboratories”

Career and professional development 102C

3 — 3:45 P.M. KEYNOTE ADDRESS: AKBAR GBAJA-BIAMILA 
ROOM 202A-B-C


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4

7:30 A.M. – NOON REGISTRATION 
7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. EXHIBITORS 
7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. MERCHANDISE SALES 
8:30 – 9:45 A.M. OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: JONATHAN HOLIFIELD, J.D. ROOM 202A-B-C

10 – 10:45 A.M. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 

SESSION TRACK ROOM

“Science Is Civics: The Importance of Science to the African American and Hispanic Communities”

Career and professional development 101A-B

“The World-Changing Power of Men of Color Telling Their Story”

Masculinity/personal identity 102A

“A Journey Toward Self-Awareness”

Career and professional development 102B

“Wassup With All the Black Boys Sitting in the Principal’s Office”

Retention rates, graduation and student achievement 102C

“Recognizing and Interrupting Unconscious Bias in the Workplace”

Career and professional development 202A-B-C

11:15 – NOON CONCURRENT SESSIONS

SESSION TRACK ROOM

“Building Bridges of Success Toward Health Care Professions”

Career and professional development 100A-B

“Building Structured Support Programs for Men of Color”

Career and professional development Retention rates, graduation and student achievement 102A

“Meditation and Mindfulness: How to Silence the Noise and Pursue Purpose”

Retention rates, graduation and student achievement 102C

“Engaging Men and Youth of Color in Workforce Development Through Sustainable Practices”

Retention rates, graduation and student achievement Social/community engagement 203

12:30 – 1:45 P.M. KEYNOTE LUNCHEON: ROBERT E. JOHNSON, PH.D. 
BALLROOM

2 – 2:45 P.M. CONCURRENT SESSIONS

SESSION TRACK ROOM

“Fathers and Father Figures: Building Successful Communities Through Engaged Fatherhood”

Retention rates, graduation and student achievement 102B

“Restorative Practices and Race: Changing the Narrative One Circle at a Time”

Retention rates, graduation and student achievement 104A-B

3 — 3:45 P.M. KEYNOTE CLOSING ADDRESS: PETER VILLEGAS 
ROOM 202A-B-C