April 17–18, 2018 | Los Angeles, Calif.

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2017 A Dream Deferred Committee

Name Title Institution
Amina Anderson Pringle Member Services Manager National College Access Network 
Anita Berger Principal Benjamin Banneker Academic High School
Ramon Goings Professor Loyola University Maryland
Dionne Grayman Staff Developer The Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Reggie  Gustave Founder SWAG BK NYC, Inc.
Edrika Hall Instructional Specialist Prince George's County Public Schools
Onaje Harper Dean Uplift Hampton Preparatory
Adrian Haugabrook Vice President for Student Success and Engagement Wheelock College
Mavis Jackson Director of College Readiness Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy
*Camille Jacobs Assistant Principal Queens Collegiate
Quinton Lampkin Founder/CEO Scholar Navigator
*Adrian Mims Calculus Project Director Boston University
**Michael Sorrell President Paul Quinn College
Tenesha Villanueva Director of College Advising High Tech High Media Arts

* 2017 Co-Chairs
** Trustee Liaison

For Attendees

The Asa G. Hilliard Model of Excellence Award

The Dr. Asa G. Hilliard Model of Excellence Award will be presented at the A Dream Deferred conference. The award acknowledges individuals or organizations that have encouraged African American students to strive for academic success. These individuals and organizations will have developed successful methodologies that have positively impacted countless African American students. Each should represent a model that can be replicated by others trying to make a difference in the lives of our youth.

The College Board has recognized these individuals and organizations for their commitment to African American students and families, and honors each as a Dr. Asa G. Hilliard Model of Excellence Award winner.

2017—Johnnetta Betsch Cole, National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution

2016—Dr. Michael L. Lomax, United Negro College Fund

2015—Dr. Calvin Mackie, STEM NOLA

2014—Mary Brown, Life Pieces to Masterpieces, and Dr. Joseph Johnson, Jr., National Center for Urban School Transformation and San Diego State University

2013—Dr. Adrian Mims, Brookline High School and The IMANI (Improving Montclair Achievement Network Initiative)

For Presenters

Before the Conference

When will I be notified about the status of my proposal?

You will hear from us regarding the status of your proposal in mid-December.

If my proposal is accepted, will I be able to review my session details?

Once your session is posted to the conference Program page, you should review all presenter information including spelling and accuracy of title and institution. The title and description of your session may have been edited to fit College Board editorial style guidelines.

Will I need to make my own travel arrangements?

Yes. You will need to make your own travel arrangements. Please book your hotel in advance of the deadline. Group blocks tend to fill quickly

Will I need to make my own hotel reservations?

Yes. Be sure to reserve your hotel room early to ensure lodging at the conference rate.

Do I need to register for the conference?

Yes. The College Board offers a discounted conference registration rate to all educators presenting at its events. All presenters and copresenters must register and pay for the conference in order to present. An early bird registration discount will also be available to you in addition to your presenter registration discount if you register before the early bird deadline.

During the Conference

What audiovisual equipment do you provide for a standard session or workshop?

Presenters will have access to an LCD or digital projector, screen, speakers, and standard VGA cables for a PC laptop. You must bring your own laptop, as well as your own connectors if you plan to use a Mac computer. If you have additional AV needs, let your College Board liaison know. Remember, internet access is not a standard provision at our events and requests for access will be considered but are not guaranteed approval.

Will you post my presentation on the event website after the event?

Unfortunately, we are unable to post session presentations to our event websites. In the event that presenters would like to share presentations with attendees, the College Board will provide a sign-up sheet. It is suggested that you remove any proprietary information before distributing any presentations.