Regional Conference

"Since Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death, several persons, especially those seeking data for an article or book, have asked me whether I knew in what way I was influencing his life. The answer is an unqualified 'No.' There is no way one can know the degree of influence one has upon another.” ~ Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, in Born to Rebel

Regional Conference

Intersections of Identity: Commonalities and Distinction

Hosted by The University of New Mexico & Heritage University

When: October 27 & 28, 2017
Where: Sandia Resort Hotel in Albuquerque, NM

The hotel reservation will be made by the UNM MMUF coordinators ($199 for single or double). Please send the tentative number of attendees (students and professionals) to Kiyoko Simmons by August 15th. The registration will open on August 1st, and the registration deadline is September 25th. We will also need the attendees' flight information for hotel shuttle service and room assignments for your students and coordinators by September 22nd

Friday, October 27 at Sandia Resort Sandia Resort

  • 8:00-9:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:30-12:00 pm: Morning Workshops
  • 12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00-3:30 pm: Afternoon Workshops
  • 6:30-9:00 pm: Dinner (Coordinator's dinner off-site)

Saturday, October 28 at The University of New Mexico

  • 8:00-9:00 am: Breakfast at Sandia Resort
  • 9:00-9:30 am: Shuttle to UNM Campus
  • 10:00-11:10 am: Oral Presentation 1
  • 11:20-12:20 pm: Poster Presentation
  • 12:20-1:30 pm: Lunch (Identity Presentation)
  • 1:50-3:00 pm: Oral Presentation 2
  • 1:50-3:00 pm: Talking Circle
  • 3:30 pm: Shuttle back to Hotel
  • 6:30-9:00 pm: Banquet

Fellow's Presentation Options:

  • Oral presentation (6-8  minutes) and panel discussion – In the interest of time we must limit the number of presentations to 5 per institution.
  • Poster presentation
  • Talking Circles – where students in the early stages of their research project can present their research questions and ideas (3-5 minutes) and receive feedback from their peers and faculty participants.