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NBCDI 2022 Call for Proposals

The National Black Child Development Institute invites you to submit a session proposal for our 51st Annual Conference, October 7-10, 2022, in Washington DC. Our theme this year is “Creating an Equitable and JUST Future for Black Children and Families." This is an urgent call for strengths-based, culturally relevant, and action-oriented solutions that will move us closer to ensuring that Black children have equitable opportunities for healthy development, nurturing learning experiences, and life success.

Please review the following information and guidelines below prior to submitting your proposal online.

Know Your Audience
NBCDI’s Annual Conference brings together educators, policymakers, advocates, funders and other stakeholders that are committed to our mission to improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and families through education and advocacy. This has included early childhood educators, K-12 teachers, administrators, social workers, health professionals, elected officials, researchers, and representatives from universities, community and faith-based organizations, businesses, and government officials.

Prepare Your Submission
All proposals will be submitted through our online portal. You will be able to save and return to your work. However, we recommend that you prepare your responses prior to logging onto the system. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, July 11, 2022.

Bring Your Solutions, Strategies & Ideas
In October 2021, NBCDI co-authored the Black Child National Agenda with The Equity Research Action Coalition and POINTS of ACCESS, LLC. This ambitious agenda for Black children calls for actions to dismantle structural racism and systemic inequities that get in the way of Black children’s success in school and life. For our conference this year, NBCDI is seeking proposals that present strengths-based, culturally relevant, and action-oriented solutions that will address:

  • Protecting Black children and their families from residential, economic, social, and psychological segregation, racism, discrimination, oppression, and exclusion;

  • Promoting Black children and their families’ economic security and upward mobility; wealth generation; physical, mental, and psychosocial health; and high-quality educational opportunities; and

  • Preserving Black children and their families’ functioning and well-being; positive racial and cultural identity, heritage, and language; and safe and supportive communities.

Review Process
All completed submissions successfully submitted by the deadline will be evaluated by the NBCDI Annual Conference Review Committee. Each submission will be reviewed and assessed based on its efficacy, relevance, and extent to which it provides strengths-based, culturally relevant, and action-oriented solutions and information that will help participants achieve the identified outcomes. NBCDI reserves the right to recommend modifications to final selections and proposal titles in order to ensure a balanced program.

Please note the following:

  • The submission of a presentation proposal for NBCDI’s Annual Conference indicates the presenter(s)’ availability to present during any presentation time block throughout the conference.

  • All accepted presentations will be scheduled for a two-hour session.

Notifications and Registration
NBCDI will inform the lead presenter of the proposal status by Monday, August 1, 2022. Updates on the status of a proposal will not be provided until this official notification.
All individuals presenting during the Annual Conference are required to 1) accept, 2) register, and 3) pay the workshop presenter registration fee of $325. These requirements apply to co-presenters as well.
Upon notification of acceptance, the lead presenter will be emailed an acceptance letter that includes the following:

  • Details about registration processes, including the presenter discount code;

  • Login for the Speaker Service Center; and

  • Information about future deadlines.

Please email questions to