Charlotte, NC | June 2024

& collaboration:

The Future of HBCUs | #iic2024







The HBCU Sector Today

There are over 100 Historically Black Colleges & Universities in operation and educating scholars, each as its own unique institution with their own mission, vision, and goals. While HBCUs account for only 3% of all higher education institutions, they enroll 10% of all African American undergraduates and have the highest success rates in educating and graduating Black scholars.

What’s the purpose?

We’re inviting dreamers, critical thinkers, and thought leaders in the public and private sector, to grapple with the imminent question…

What does sustainability and self-agency look like for all HBCUs?

What to Expect


Ideation spaces for scholars, practitioners, private industry leaders and administrators can marry dreams to revolutionize the HBCU educational context.

Collaborative Connections

Intentionally designed sessions centered around innovative solutions with scholars, practitioners, private industry leaders, and administrators from across the network of HBCUs.

Personal Recalibration

Interactive seminars designed to reinvigorate professionals by encouraging a focus on socio-emotional wellness.

Conference Tickets

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Individual Rate


per Attendee

All Ideation tickets include conference materials, conference app access, access to all educational tracks, keynotes, meal functions, and events each day.

Institutional Rate


per Attendee of 3 or more

Traveling with your colleagues? We’re offering a reduced rate for 3 or more attendees from the same institution. You get the same full access to the conference.

*Lodging is not included in the ticket price. Refer to the hotel section for lodging information.

The Host Location

Charlotte Convention

501 S College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Ph: (704) 339-6000

Preferred Airport
Charlotte Douglas International (CLT)