2015 Conference

21st Century School Integration: Building the Movement for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Opening Reception – September 24th, 2015

Mayflower Hotel (our conference hotel)
1127 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

Main Conference – September 25, 2015
9am-5:30pm (registration will open at 8am)
Howard University School of Law*
2900 Van Ness Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

*Please note that Howard Law School is not on Howard University’s main campus. If you are traveling by Metro, the appropriate stop is Van Ness-UDC (red line).


Who Attends and Why…?

NCSD’s conferences consistently engage a diverse group of 250-300 key stakeholders—advocates, researchers/scholars, educators, integration program directors, parents, students, and activists—in dialogue with policymakers and one another. For practitioners seeking support and training to be more effective in their integration efforts, NCSD’s conferences are one of few spaces where integration-specific professional development is available.


About the Program

Our 21st Century School Integration conference will feature an array of engaging and dynamic plenary sessions, workshops, and multiple networking opportunities.

The voices of students, parents, and educators who aspire to create and sustain racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and linguistic integration in their schools will take center stage during NCSD’s 2015 conference. For the first time, we will convene and connect K-12 students participating in integration programs and/or doing racial justice organizing. We also aim to engage key leaders of complementary reform efforts to help identify shared values; strengthen our practice; recommit ourselves to effecting positive, systemic change; and forge paths to future collaboration and collective action.

Speaker bios can be found here.


Conference Sponsors

    • Ford Foundation
    • Nellie Mae Education Foundation
    • Hogan Lovells LLP
    • M&T Bank
    • Poverty & Race Research Action Council
    • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
    • Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley
    • National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado
    • Teaching Tolerance
    • University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights
    • American Civil Liberties Union, Racial Justice Project
    • Magnet Schools of America
    • Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity at the University of Minnesota Law School
    • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
    • Intercultural Development Research Association
    • New York Appleseed
    • ERASE Racism
    • Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University
    • Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation

To learn more about becoming a sponsor or advertising in our program, visit our registration page. You can also email Phil Tegeler at ptegeler@prrac.org.


Scholarship Contributors

  • Connecticut Education Association
  • New York Appleseed



Our room block at the Mayflower Renaissance expired on August 26, so you are no longer able to reserve rooms there for our group rate of $159 a night.  If you would like to attend the conference but are having trouble finding a hotel room, please contact Lonnie Thomas Robinson at ncsdconference2015@gmail.com. We’ll do our best to inform you before releasing extra/cancelled room reservations made prior to our room block’s expiration date.


More Information

Logistical Information (hotel, registration, etc.) – Please email our conference coordinator, Lonnie Thomas Robinson with questions at ncsdconference2015@gmail.com.

Substantive Information (agenda, featured speakers, etc.) – Please email NCSD’s outreach coordinator, Gina Chirichigno with questions at school-diversity@prrac.org.

Press Inquiries – Please direct all press inquiries to Philip Tegeler by emailing ptegeler@prrac.org.