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What is the conference date?

Saturday, April 23rd 2016.

Where will the conference be held?

The conference will be held at Teachers College 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027. The conference begins in Milbank Chapel located in Zankel Hall.

When does the conference begin and end?

Registration for the conference begins at 8:00 am and conference presentations begin at 10am. The conference day ends with the Closing Ceremony at 5:30pm.


Will breakfast and lunch be provided?

Yes, both breakfast, lunch, and refreshments at the reception will be provided for registered attendees.

What is the dress code?

The dress code is business casual.


What is the format of a paper presentation?

Oral presentations of research papers, aided by PowerPoint, which may involve one or more presenters.

What kinds of content are you seeking?

The 7th Annual Diversity in Research and Practice Conference calls for research papers and multi-modal presentations that examine representation and the factors that perpetuate invisibility of people of color in all experiences of education and human development.

Will there be PowerPoint capabilities or an overhead projector?

There will be PowerPoint capabilities in each breakout room.

How long should my presentation be?

Your will have 15 minutes to present your work and then expect 10 minutes for Q&A discussion.


What is the format of a roundtable discussion?

Roundtable discussions are very flexible sessions and may vary in format from one session to another. All of these sessions offer the opportunity for extended discussion in a small group setting. Typically these sessions will last 60 minutes and will feature 15 minutes of presentation per presenter and 30 to 45 minutes of discussion in the small group.

Will presentation equipment and visual aids be available?

Roundtable discussions will have access to presentation equipment. However, roundtable presenters often bring handouts that serve as visual aids for their discussion. These sessions are designed for in-depth conversation, discussion among colleagues with similar interests and receiving targeted feedback.


What is the format for a poster presentation?

Participant's work will be presented on a visual display and participant will engage attendees about their work and answer questions.


What should I expect during the Poster Session?

During the luncheon, you should remain at your poster, prepared to discuss your work. Attendees browse among posters throughout the luncheon and may stop to speak to those presenting work of interest to them. If you engage in conversation with someone, please also welcome others who approach your poster and may have questions for you. This is also a great opportunity to distribute your business cards.

What should I bring for set-up?

Your content should be mounted on a standard sized poster board. In addition to the poster, we strongly recommend that you bring at least 50 copies of a one-page handout describing your work so that attendees interested in your work have access to more information.



What is the format of a paper presentation?
Presenters may propose work that examines and addresses the theme of the conference through mediums such as music, video, art, or spoken word.


How do I change my title, abstract or other information from my submission?

You can send an email to bsnacademic@gmail.com with any title or abstract changes.


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