Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D., Confirmed as Keynote!

Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D., is confirmed to speak as the conference closing keynote on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Dr. Kendi is an award-winning scholar and a New York Times best-selling author. He is Professor of History and International Relations and the Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. His second book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, won the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction. At 34 years old, he was the youngest ever winner of the NBA for Nonfiction. Stamped was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and it was nominated for a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and a NAACP Image Award. Stamped was named to several Best Books of 2016 lists, including by the Boston Globe, The Root, The Washington Post, and Buzzfeed. He was named to The Root 100 2017, and recognized as the 29th most influential African American between the ages of 25 and 45. His next book, which will be published by One World/Random House, is tentatively titled, How to Be an Antiracist: A Memoir of My Journey

Conference Hotel Information:

Renaissance Washington, DC 
Downtown Hotel 
999 9th Street NW 
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 898-9000

Click HERE to reserve your room at the discounted room rate: $289.00 or call the reservations line directly at (800) 468-3571. Reserve your room by February 13, 2018 in order to receive this special discounted rate!


Thank you to our conference sponsors for their generous support!



2018 NADOHE Annual Conference Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration: September 11, 2017 - November 16, 2017
Advanced Registration: November 17, 2017 - February 14, 2018
Final Registration: February 15, 2018 - Onsite

NADOHE Registration ONLY

NADOHE/ACE Registration

Register for the ACE Annual Meeting, Saturday, March 10 – Tuesday, March 13, 2018,  at  www.aceannualmeeting.org  ACE Annual Meeting Attendees who also register for the NADOHE Annual Conference receive a 20% discount.


New This Year! Special Focused Workshops - $175 each

New Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Workshop, Wednesday, March 7, 1:00 - 5:00 pm, EST
Transitioning to a new Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) position can be exciting and challenging.  Forging a path of transformational organizational change with increasing demands from multiple underrepresented groups and limited resources is no easy task. In addition to content expertise, your ability to succeed is dependent on continually increasing your capacity to navigate complexities and maintain an authentic sense of self and an unwavering focus on mission.  This workshop will tackle these realities and provide practical solutions for navigating your early years as a CDO. Hear from seasoned CDOs and NADOHE CDO fellows still relatively early in their careers who can provide valuable insights. During this workshop, you will also have the opportunity to share with other new CDOs in attendance. You will also learn more about how NADOHE can be a partner on your CDO journey.

So, You Want to be a Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) - Saturday, March 10, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, EST
To become a Chief Diversity Officer in higher education is a far less linear progression than other executive positions in the academy.  CDOs come from all sectors of the university, and sometimes from outside of the university.  They emanate from the faculty ranks, student affairs offices, and equity and human resources positions.  Developing the next generation of CDOs is critically important as more inaugural Chief Diversity Officer positions are created across the county.  The purpose of this workshop is to learn from those who have hailed from such higher education backgrounds.  The goal is to offer insights on what it means to participate in the C-Suite and working at the 30,000-foot level. 


Leading Higher Education Towards Inclusive Excellence