HBCU Community Development Action Coalition

“Opportunities in the Innovation Economy” Agenda-at-a-Glance

“Opportunities in the Innovation Economy” Agenda-at-a-Glance


We are pleased to invite you to the HBCU Community Development Action Coalition’s (CDAC) “Opportunities in the Innovation Economy” Conference. Our conference will be held in New Orleans, Wednesday, March 30 – Friday, April 1 2016, at Hilton New Orleans Riverside. You will be part of an experience that will allow you to share your thoughts around how HBCUs can connect with and become leaders in the innovation economy. Your participation will help us guide HBCUs in using technology to transform their campuses and communities.

Our conference themes will include the following:

  • HBCUs and Opportunities in the Technology Industry
  • HBCUs and Renewable Energy
  • Revitalizing Communities in the new economy
  • STEM Education and Entrepreneurship

Reservations can be made directly by the attendees by calling our
Reservations Department directly at (504) 584-3959.

Hotel Registration Link:  https://resweb.passkey.com/go/HBCU2016



Wednesday, March 30th 

(Day Theme: Welcome to the Conference)


6:00 pm-9:00 pm: Riverboat Ride on the Mississippi: Reception with food included

Join us for a very special experience.



Thursday, March 31st 2016

(Day Theme: (Technology and Community Economic Development Strategies)


  • 8:30 am-9:15 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast


  • 9:15 am -10:15 am: Keynote Speaker with Q & A( Invited: Charles Rice, CEO, Entergy New Orleans)


  • 10:15 am-11:45 am: Concurrent Sessions: Tech Labs/interactive workshops
  • 11:50 am-1:00 pm: Luncheon with Speaker (Invited: (Randal Pinkett, President & CEO, BCT Partners)


  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm: Concurrent Sessions: Financial Services /Interactive Tech workshops


  • 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm: Break


  • 2:45 pm –4:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions: CED models and National Initiatives


  • ( Open night )



Friday, April 1st 2016

(Day Theme: The New Economy and Community Transformation)



  • 8:10 am-9:00 am: Continental Breakfast


  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am: Keynote Speaker with Q &A (Invited: Brian Balasia, CEO Workfountain)


  • 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions: (Tech labs/ New Economy and Entrepreneurship )


  • 12:00 pm-1:15 pm: Lunch on your won


  • 1:15 pm-2:00 pm: (Panel (STEM Programs: Building a Tech Pipeline at HBCUs)


  • 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm: Break


  • 2:30 pm – 3:30: Concurrent sessions: (Community Health and Technology/Coding, Apps and Everyday Smart Technology)


  • 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm: A conversation with …. ( Invited: Wendell Pierce Actor/Activist) (Community Transformation and Renewable Energy)


  • 4:15 pm -4:30 pm: Conference Close


Wednesday, March 30– Friday, April 1, 2016

Wednesday, March 30 – Friday, April 1 2016
Hilton Riverside, New Orleans
2 Poydras Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Reservations can be made directly by the attendees by calling our
Reservations Department directly at (504) 584-3959.

Hotel Registration Link:  https://resweb.passkey.com/go/HBCU2016

Hosted By: The Community Development Action Coalition (CDAC)

Join us for the inaugural “Opportunities in the Innovation Economy” conference for colleges, universities, CDCs, economic development professionals and technology-related organizations. Experience how the “new economy” is changing the community economic development industry.

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in cutting-edge conversations, workshops and hands-on learning experiences from a variety of technology companies and public and private economic development entities.
CDAC: Improving Campuses and Communities
Contact: Ron Butler, Executive Director, @ 305 322 7555 or at HBCUCoalition@gmail.com
Website: HBCUcoalition.org


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