10th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference

October 27 - 29, 2022 | Atlanta, Georgia


The Black Doctoral Network Conference Committee invites workshop proposals for the 2022 conference themed, Black Excellence, Brilliant Minds: The Power of Diversity, on October 27-29, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. The annual meeting is an interdisciplinary event that brings together academics and professionals from the social sciences, STEM, and humanities fields.

Workshops provide opportunities for professional development through hands-on training and engage participants in focused discussions that offer new knowledge and resources. We welcome workshop proposals on any topic relevant to our conference attendees (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional students, faculty and other professionals in and outside of academia). Previously accepted workshops included sessions on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodology, academic publishing, grant proposal writing, financial literacy, and dissertation boot camp. We especially welcome workshops on the following topics: Student Homelessness and what schools and communities can do to provide solutions, the great resignation and the rise of hybrid and remote work, career progressions in government (federal, state and local), public and private sectors, the influence of physical and mental health programs on employee retention and performance, addressing health disparities in communities of color, closing the learning gap, latest developments in STEM, leveraging social media trends for business marketing and advertising, pathways to tenured faculty positions, gun reform, and the next steps after doctoral degree completion.

Workshops will be scheduled during the afternoons on Thursday, October 27, Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29. Each workshop is one hour in length. The workshop presenters can decide on the exact format of their session, but we encourage an interactive approach that engages participants in practical ways as much as possible.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 11:59PM EST.

Submissions must be from individuals with terminal or professional degrees or industry professionals. A CV/résumé is required as part of the application. Workshop proposals must be no more than 300 words. The deadline to submit a workshop proposal is July 17, 2022. Decisions regarding workshop proposals will be sent on August 1. Accepted workshop presenters have until August 26 to register for the conference.

Proposals must be in the form of abstracts, no more than 300 words in length. In your proposal include:

  • the workshop title
  • purpose of the workshop
  • workshop materials (including the kinds of educational technology you might use)
  • objectives and outcomes
  • the intended audience (faculty, industry professionals, undergraduate students, graduate and professional students, and others outside of academia)
  • the intended experience level of participants (beginner, intermediate, or advanced)
  • experience and qualifications in the subject area

Conference registration depends largely on membership or classification. Registration is available for graduate students, members, and non-members. By registering, you will secure full access to all conference events from Thursday, October 27 to Saturday, October 29, 2022. The deadline to register is August 26. To register, visit blackphdnetwork.org/2022conference

For questions regarding the Call For Workshops please contact:
Deandra Taylor              dtaylor@blackphdnetwork.com 

10th Annual Black Doctoral Network Virtual Conference

“Black Excellence, Brilliant Minds: The Power of Diversity”

October 27-29, 2022

Call For Papers

The Black Doctoral Network Conference Committee is inviting abstract submissions for the 2022 conference themed: Black Excellence, Brilliant Minds: The Power of Diversity. This year's conference showcases the collective impact of the amazing work being done by scholars and professionals, as we move toward creating a more inclusive workforce and showcasing educational institutions that value diversity and embrace our rich culture and contributions to academia. Scholars, researchers, practitioners, and activists are invited to showcase their individual and collective achievements in their respective disciplines. The theme of the annual meeting asks: What recent contributions or advancements have you made within your field of study? Have you completed an innovative research study that addresses a major issue or topic within your discipline? How has the national focus on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion enhanced the work being done across various sectors? How has the power of diversity made impactful changes? How does your contributions to your profession and/or scholarly work exemplify the theme of “Black excellence and brilliant minds”?

We invite broad engagement between activists, scholar-practitioners and academics that address the conference theme. Papers that will reflect on this theme are especially encouraged, but we accept submissions on any topic.

We accept abstract submissions from any discipline or topic, including:

African/Latino Diaspora, Art & Music, Business, Entrepreneurship, Community Development,  Racial Discrimination, Nutrition, Gender & Culture, Disparities & Inequalities, Mentorship, STEM, Leadership, Civic Engagement, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Health, Nutrition & Wellness, Counseling & Therapy, Youth Programming

Priority Deadline: June 1, 2022 at 11:59PM EST

Rolling Deadline: July 31, 2022 at 11:59PM EST

Submission Information

Submission of abstracts from graduate and doctoral students, recent Ph.D. graduates and academic professionals across disciplines are welcome. We accept abstracts from (1) individuals who wish to present on a panel and from (2) groups who want to create their own panel. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words typed, double spaced, using a 12pt font. Submissions should be anonymous – please do not include your name or the name of your institution on the document. Each abstract must include the title of your abstract and note whether it is an individual or a group submission. Individual submissions are limited to two presenters and group submissions require at least three presenters.

Priority Deadline Submissions

Submitting author will receive a confirmation message upon submitting the abstract. Acceptance announcements will be sent via email in late-June to the submitting author. Accepted presenters and co-presenters must register for the conference and confirm their acceptance by July 15, 2022. Failure to register and confirm acceptance by July 15thwill result in rescinding acceptance.

Rolling Deadline Submissions

Acceptance announcements will be sent via email starting early-July and continue until August, depending on space availability. Accepted presenters and co-presenters must register for the conference and confirm their acceptance within 21 days from their acceptance notification. Failure to register and confirm acceptance will result in rescinding acceptance.

Presentation Details

Your presentation should describe the purpose, methods, and conclusions of your research. Individual presenters will be assigned to a panel and will have 15 minutes to deliver their presentations. Group presentations will be given 45 minutes to deliver their presentations and require at least 3 presenters. You may not submit or take part in more than one panel presentation; presenters may give one and only one paper at the conference. However, you are welcome to make a workshop submission when the Call For Workshops opens in mid-June.

Conference Highlights

The BDN National Conference will celebrate its 10th anniversary this October. The conference will be an interdisciplinary event that brings together academics and professionals from the social sciences, STEM, and humanities to address how we can positively impact and inform each other’s work and engage with our communities. In addition to interdisciplinary panel presentations, this conference will offer keynote presentations, interactive workshops and small group forum discussions. Professors and corporate professionals from various fields will converse and give insight on the need for interconnectedness throughout the academy and community. To learn more about our conference visit: https://blackphdnetwork.org/conference

For questions regarding the Call for Papers please contact:
Deandra Taylor               DTaylor@blackphdnetwork.com 

Black Doctoral Network Inc.