NDSG 2019 begins Thursday, February 14, 2019 (Pre-Meeting Institutes begin at 8:00AM CST and the General Welcome & Opening Program begin at 6:30PM CST) and concludes Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Noon CST. This year's meeting will take place at Tougaloo College and other sites near Jackson, Mississippi. Participant housing will be offered via the Hilton, Jackson, 1001 East County Line Road, Jackson, MS 39211, (601)957-2800.
View our Annual Meeting event website (ndsg2019.weebly.com) for specifics on the program, pre-readings, speakers, the Pre-Meeting Institutes, and more.
Registration Rates for NDSG 2019:
Registration fees include the Annual Meeting events, hotel accommodations where noted, and lunches, dinners and snacks, as well as breakfasts for those those staying at the hotel. Hotel accommodations also included, except as noted. Limit 2 person breakfasts per room, additional
occupants will be charged an extra cost for breakfast; fee does not
include breakfast restaurant gratuity.
Vendors in Jackson depend on payment 10 business days in advance. Our ability to provide this depends on your advance registration. The registration deadline is January 31, 2019. The meeting fills very quickly and registration is on a first come, first served basis. Rooms are available from Thursday evening through Sunday morning. If you plan to stay overnight, we ask that you register for the full weekend. Please note that we do not offer an option to register and attend only one day of the weekend. Hotel check-in time is 3pm and checkout time is 12:00pm (noon).
Scholarships: The NDSG values diversity, inclusion and equity. To increase access to our gatherings, a limited number of scholarships are available to those who need financial assistance to attend. We expect those who receive financial aid to contribute at least partially to the Annual Meeting costs. In your application, please include your background, what you are doing now, and why you would like to attend the NDSG Annual Meeting. Please be specific about the amount you need. Submit requests for aid in writing to Mary Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org. Preference will be given to requests received before December 20, 2018 as long as funding is available. Please note that requests made after January 23, 2019 cannot be honored. If awarded, you will receive a special code for registration.
Financial Aid Contributions: Please consider helping others, who without financial aid, could not attend the Annual Meeting. Your contributions are vital to sustaining this event. No contribution is too small. Please add your support for financial aid to your total payment.
Cancellation Policy: Full registration refund is given for cancellations through January 11, 2019; thereafter, refunds will be decided by the Finance Committee of the Planning Committee.
Meals: The conference fee includes lunches, dinners and breakfasts for those staying at the hotel (limit 2 person breakfasts per room, additional occupants will be charged an extra cost for breakfast; fee does not include breakfast restaurant gratuity). If you have a preference for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or other dietary needs, please indicate these with your registration.
Pre-Meeting Institute: The pre-meeting institute on Thursday, February 14, will focus on racial identity and how we come to interracial groups in ways that counter racism and encourage participants to engage deeply with their own racial identities and positions in power. There will be continuous reflection on the meaning of countering racism in our roles as educators and activists committed to racial justice. If you wish to participate in the institute, we encourage you to arrive to Jackson on Wednesday night. Lodging for Wednesday, February 13, is available at conference rates and includes Thursday morning breakfast (hotel guests only, meal gratuity not included). Transportation from the airport/or station and dinner Wednesday night are not included in the institute fee, but we will try to organize shared rides and meet-ups.
Pre-Meeting Institute Costs:
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