Diversity Challenge Registration

October 19-20, 2018

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Making Race and Culture Work in the STEM Era:  Bringing All People to the Forefront

Each year the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (ISPRC) addresses a racial or cultural issue that could benefit from a pragmatic, scholarly, or grassroots focus through its Diversity Challenge conference.  The theme of Diversity Challenge 2018 is Making Race and Culture Work in the STEM Era: Bringing All People to the Forefront.  The two-day conference includes panel discussions, symposia, workshops, structured discussions, poster sessions and individual presentations by invited experts in education, administration, research, mental health, and community activism.

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Diversity Challenge Format

Our two-day program offers eight 90-minute blocks of various presentations plus two Poster/Networking Luncheon sessions.  The conference structure is as follows:

    Each Day - 

        Morning Concurrent Sessions

        Invited Speakers

        Poster Session / Networking Luncheon

        Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

        ISPRC-Facilitated Keynote Workshops

We invite you to be a part of this year's Diversity Challenge by registering for our October 19-20, 2018 conference.   This year's new conference format includes CE-credited end of day workshops facilitated by ISPRC Advisory Board members and our ISPRC Director, Dr. Janet E. Helms.  Each workshop includes specialized break out session activities.  

Friday Workshop:  Addressing Mental Health and Systemic Barriers: Accompanying Students of Color Along their Educational Journey

Saturday Workshop: How Race Matters in Organizations: What You Do Affects Recruitment, Retention, and Productivity

We encourage you to take a Sneak Peak at this year's presentation offerings.  

Registration Fee Schedule and Payment options below.


Diversity Challenge Fees: 




Registered On or Before 09/19/18


Registered On or After 9/20/18


Onsite Payment by Cash/Check Only*

 Regular  Attendee




 Current  Student





 Current BC  Student

        $65         $85       $105

 BC  Faculty





Registration begins late June, 2018:


 Registration                         Register Online

*Please note there is an additional $20 charge for onsite registration.  Onsite registration is Cash or Check only.


Continuing Education Credits / Professional Development Points

Continuing Education Credits (CE's) are offered for Psychologists through the Massachusetts Psychological Association.  They may be purchased as follows:  6 CE credits for $40 or 12 CE credits for $80.  They may be purchased in advance with your online registration or purchased onsite with cash or check payment.  *Note: You must complete and sign an evaluation for each CE-associated session in order to receive credit.  We also provide Certificates of Participation for teachers seeking Professional Development Points (PDPs).  Psychologists will receive their certificates by mail.  PDP certificates, which verify the number of hours of participation in the sessions marked with asterisks, can be requested at the Registration Information tables at the end of each day of Diversity Challenge.



Photographs may be taken of conference sessions and participants and these photographs may be used on the Institute’s website, in printed publications, and in marketing campaigns.  By registering for the conference, you agree to this usage.

I developed a more in depth understanding of the systemic programming offered to high school students that helps reduce the gap in achievement.
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