A Dream Deferred - The Future of African American Education


Join us at the 11th annual A Dream Deferred conference to discuss new solutions, share best practices, and collaborate with colleagues to make a difference for African American students.

College Board Diversity Conferences like A Dream Deferred are a key part of our mission to connect students to college success and opportunity. We depend on you, our members and partners, to help us achieve excellence and equity in education.


A Dream Deferred is being held in conjunction with Prepárate™ and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) conference. Learn more about these additional professional development opportunities.


Why Should You Attend A Dream Deferred?

  • Form new connections and collaborate with colleagues across the country and across disciplines who focus on the unique academic needs and challenges of African American students
  • Turn commitment into action
  • Get firsthand insights from successful programs and learn innovative approaches to get results that positively impact African American students
  • Inform and engage in the work of the College Board to increase access and opportunity for African American students

Who Will Be at A Dream Deferred?

  • School counselors
  • College admission and outreach coordinators
  • K–12 and higher education administrators
  • Community leaders
  • Legislators and policymakers
  • Financial aid administrators
  • Parent engagement coordinators
  • Teachers


Arrive early for Prepárate


Prepárate is being held before and in conjunction with A Dream Deferred, on March 9 and 10. The joint Prepárate/A Dream Deferred day, March 10, will feature shared sessions and networking opportunities. Attend both events and expand your knowledge base so you can contribute even more to your students and community.


Visit the Prepárate website for more information.


Stay an extra day for the HBCU Conference

HBCU is being held after and in conjunction with A Dream Deferred, on March 11 and 12. The two events will overlap on March 11, and that day will feature shared sessions and networking opportunities geared toward professionals at historically black colleges and universities. This conference is specifically designed for chief academic officers, deans or directors of admission, recruitment or enrollment management, and directors of financial aid.


Visit the HBCU website for more information.