The Annual Indiana University Education Conference

Thursday, July 18th, 2019, 7:00 am – 4:30 pm

Our Keynote Speakers

The 2019 Indiana University Education Conference presented by ICRC will be held on Thursday, July 18 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis as part of our Annual Summer Celebration.

The conference keynote speakers include Dr. Shaun Harper, founding executive director of the USC Race & Equity Center and Regina Louise Kerr-Taylor, author, child advocate, and subject of the Lifetime Network’s movie I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story. Dr. Harper was recognized in Education Week as one of the 10 most influential professors in the field of education. He is an expert on race, campus climates, and student success in higher education. He is also the founding executive director of the USC Race & Equity Center at University of Southern California.

Regina Louise is the author of the memoir Somebody’s Someone. Regina’s story has been featured on The BBC World Service, Narratively Literary Magazine and the Epoch Times; NPR’s All Things Considered, The CBS Early Show, PBS’s Tavis Smiley Show and NBC11. Ms. Louise’s story has received nationwide attention in newspapers and magazines including The San Francisco Chronicle, Shanghai Times, Los Angeles Times, Hallmark Magazine, Philadelphia Tribune, and The Chicago Tribune. A biopic of Regina’s memoir is the subject of the Lifetime Network film called I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story.

In efforts to improve the overall academic well-being of African American youth in Indiana, IBE will provide resources, best practices, and professional development training in cultural competence to pre-k through post-secondary education instructors, administrators, and higher education personnel. The purpose of the conference is to:

  1. Increase cultural competency among educators, administrators, and policymakers,
  2. Raise awareness about relevant issues around K-12 and higher education, and or
  3. Provide best practice models for student academic success from cradle to career.

You may register using either a purchase order or credit card. Registration is $45 per person before June 28th, after that date it is $75.00 

Indiana Black Expo has partnered with The Westin Hotel to offer special hotel rates in Indianapolis during the 49th Annual Summer Celebration. Just click on "special hotel rates" above to lock in your reduced rates today! Professional Growth Plan (PGP) points will be provided to conference attendees.

Time: 7:00 AM- 4:30 PM

Check-in and Continental Breakfast: 7:00 AM

Conference Program: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM; Indiana Wesleyan University Meet & Greet Reception Immediately Following

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom 1-5