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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE This word document was downloaded from the website: http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, please remain this link information when you reproduce , copy, or use it. <a href='http://www.wordwendang.com/en'>word documents</a> The White House Initiative Office is coordinating a national conference celebrating National Historically B lack Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week. President Barack Obama is scheduled to issue a proclamation honoring America's HBCUs, designating August 30 – September 5, 2009 as National HBCU Week. In addition, the Congress will recognize the celebration of HBCU Week by issuing a resolution honoring the significant contributions made by these institutions to our nation’s growth. The theme for this year’s conference is HBCUs: Yes We Can! What We Do for America’s HBCUs The mission of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities staff is to execute the federal government’s goal of enhancing the academic mission of our nation’s HBCUs. The staff of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities has five primary objectives: • Strengthen the capacity of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to expedite their mission of teaching, research and public service. • Serve as an effective advocate for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. • Identify HBCUs’ contributions to American society and enhance opportunities to attract funding from federal and private sources. • Encourage collaborations and partnerships among HBCUs and other organizations to increase the effectiveness of federal and private funding. • Encourage corporations, not-for-profits and individuals to form or strengthen partnerships to improve “overall financial stability and academic program development” at America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. GENERAL INFORMATION Location Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th Street, N.W., Washington, DC. Attire The dress for the 2009 National HBCU Week Conference is business attire. 105 Voices of History Please go to www.hbcuchoirs-105voh.com for ticketing information for this event. Concurrent Sessions You are free to attend the concurrent sessions of your choice. Seating will be available on a first- come, first-served basis. Please be prompt to ensure seating. Breakfast Meetings Two special sessions will be designed for presidents, chancellors, members of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs and sponsors (Tuesday, Sept. 1 and Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009). General Sessions Seats have been reserved for HBCU presidents, chancellors, President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs, HBCU boards of trustees, speakers and sponsors. General Information Desk Conference registration staff will be happy to assist you at the main registration area, located in the Regency foyer (lower level). HBCU Partner Pavilion Our Partner Pavilion has been designed to provide our conference partners with a forum for disseminating information to expand the capacity of HBCUs to excel and compete academically. 2009 Conference Honorees Awards will be presented to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to our institutions and society as a whole. Various organizations will also be recognized for their support of the nation’s HBCUs. TARGET AUDIENCES HBCU Presidents and Chancellors HBCU Board of Trustees HBCU Sponsored Research Administrators HBCU Student Leaders Corporation and Foundation Officials Federal Agency Representatives HBCU Title III/Title IV Representatives HBCU Alumni Associations HBCU Organizational Affiliates HOTEL INFORMATION: A block of rooms for the event has been reserved at the Renaissance Hotels & Resort, 999 9th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. at the rate of $165.00 per night (August 29, 2009 – September 1, 2009) for single and double occupancy, plus 14.50% state and local taxes and $233.00 per night (September 1, 2009 – September 4, 2009) for single and double occupancy, plus 14.50% state and local taxes. Please make your hotel reservations directly with the Renaissance Hotel & Resorts by calling 1- 800-266-9432 or you may cut and paste the address to gain access to the passkey online system to expedite the process: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/DOEDHBCUSEPTEMBER2009 To receive the preferred government rate, you must identify your affiliation with the HBCU Conference. *Important: THE CUT OFF DATE FOR MAKING HOTEL RESERVATIONS IS Friday, July 31, 2009. Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rates. Registration information will be available in June through the White House Initiative website. Please go to www.ed.gov/whhbcu for additional conference details. It is our hope you will attend the conference and schedule an activity in celebration of this special occasion. We deeply appreciate your consideration of this request and your continued support in implementing this important expression of the executive order. 2009 PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Sunday, August 30, 2009 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. HBCU Partner Pavilion Set-up Pre-Conference Activities: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Important Interest Group Meetings 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 105 Voices of History The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Center Monday, August 31, 2009 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Office 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. HBCU Partner Pavilion 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. HBCU Advisory Board Meeting 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Important Interest Group Meetings 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The Great Debaters: Featuring Two HBCUs Tuesday, September 1, 2009 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Office 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Opening Plenary Session 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Partner Pavilion 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshops 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Workshops 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Second Plenary Session 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Meeting: Sponsored Programs Administrators Wednesday, September 2, 2009 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Office 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. HBCU Partner Pavilion 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Third Plenary Session 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshop 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Workshop 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fourth Plenary Session 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Commemorative Dinner 2009 National HBCU Week Conference Conference Theme: HBCUs: Yes We Can! Invited Speakers: (Additional speakers will be published later) The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States The Honorable Arne Duncan Congressman James E. Clyburn Secretary, U.S. Department of Education United States Congressman Representing 6th District of South Carolina The Honorable Eric Holder Attorney General General William E. Ward U.S. Department of Justice Commander of HQ U.S. Africa Command U.S. Army The Honorable Timothy F. Geithner Secretary Mr. Earl Graves U.S. Department of the Treasury Founder, Black Enterprise, Publisher and Philanthropist The Honorable Shaun Donovan Secretary Dr. Joseph Lowery U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Minister and Civil Rights Leader Development Dr. Ruth J. Simmons The Honorable Lisa Jackson President, Brown University Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Chairman John Hope Bryant Administration Vice Chairman for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council for Financial Literacy The Honorable Susan E. Rice United States Ambassador to the United Nations The Honorable Johnnetta B. Cole National Museum of African Art Senator Edward M. Kennedy United States Senator for Massachusetts TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED: Introduction of the new Executive Order Introduction, new members of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Federal Funding Opportunities Community and Economic Development Teaching and Teacher Education Public and Private Sector Partnerships Enhancing financial accountability Faith based initiative Access, Retention and Recruitment Going Green (Environmental Affairs) Health care disparity issues Issues Impacting Alumni Associations Legislative policy briefing National economy Homeland Security and Emergency Management International Programs Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM) Student faculty support programs (internships/faculty exchange) Title IV Policy Updates Federal TRIO Programs HBCU Community Colleges 1102 Procurement Opportunities CAMPUS OUTREACH ACTIVITIES: This year, we would like to continue with the tradition of encouraging the HBCU community, federal agencies, organizations, corporations and foundations to schedule activities in celebration of this important occasion. This activity can take the form of a symposium, a community service project, or other events designed to highlight the success of these institutions. The theme for this year’s conference is HBCUs: Yes We Can! White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities U.S. Department of Education 1990 K Street, N.W., Suite 6131 Washington, D.C. 20006 Phone: 202-502-7900 Fax: 202-502-7879/7852 e-mail: OSWHI-HBCU@ed.gov This word document was downloaded from the website: http://www.wordwendang.com/en/, please remain this link information when you reproduce , copy, or use it. <a href='http://www.wordwendang.com/en'>word documents</a>
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