BDN Recruitment and Resource Fair - Exhibitor Registration

  • October 19, 2023
  • 9:30 AM
  • October 20, 2023
  • 4:30 PM
  • Atlanta Marriott Marquis | 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • This registration allows you to register 3 exhibitors together.
  • This registration allows you to register exhibitors individually.
  • This registration allows you to register 3 exhibitors together.
  • This registration allows you to register exhibitors individually.
  • This registration allows you to register 3 exhibitors together.
  • This registration allows you to register exhibitors individually.
  • This registration allows you to register 3 exhibitors together.
  • This registration allows you to register exhibitors individually.
  • This registration allows you to register 3 exhibitors together.
  • This registration allows you to register exhibitors individually.


Why Exhibit?

The BDN Recruitment and Resource Fair provides top-tier resource, employment and academic opportunities exclusively to 400+ diverse talent and prospective clients. The fair takes place (October 19-20, 2023) synchronously with our 11th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference which will convene at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.

The BDN Recruitment and Resource Fair is the ideal event to share the latest developments and innovative solutions with a fast-growing group of professionals. Our audience is ready to learn and engage with your programs, products, and services.

Looking for undergraduate scholars or recent graduates for internships or graduate and professional programs? They are here! We expect to have over 100 undergraduate scholars from local universities as well as many traveling from across the country in attendance. Thirty-eight percent of our attendees fit within this demographic.

Looking for early-, mid- or senior-level professionals? We have them here. Our scholars are looking for opportunities in academia, government and corporations. Sixty-two percent of our attendees are scholars and professionals looking for something new. Scholars in academia are looking to translate their skills into the corporate environment and business leaders are looking to share their expertise within academia.

Join us and showcase your services to the key leaders and decision makers in business, education, energy and environment, engineering, finance, health science, marketing, psychology, technology, research, and public services. 

The Black Doctoral Network is also a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your support will be tax-deductible. 

About the Conference

The Black Doctoral Network is leading the next generation of Black scholars to reach new heights. Encouraging intellectual curiosity and transformative research, the Black Doctoral Network is a bridge leader, creating paths between scholars, disciplines, and academic universities all while its serves as an invaluable connection between higher education and the community at large.

BDN2023 brings together both world renowned and emergent scholars and professionals from the social sciences, STEM and humanities to function as a resource, a support system, as a space of intellectual exchange, and a place to create connections and develop collaborations. Click here for the agenda.

Networking and Reception

Networking opportunities will be held throughout the conference during breakfast, breaks, our welcome reception on Thursday evening, and at our Networking Social on Friday night.

BDN Networking Social - Friday, October 20 @ 8PM

Enjoy our business-casual networking social while you listen to soft music, indulge in delicious food and drinks, and toast to your success. Come engage and connect with students, business leaders, academicians, and more. Tickets are tiered at $80 , $120 and $250. Guests are welcome. To learn more click here.

Registration & Membership Information

  • Discounts are provided to BDN Institutional and Corporate Members.
  • Registration includes breakfast on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and lunch on Thursday and Friday.
  • Each exhibitor will gain access to all conference sessions for the full three days of the conference.
  • Booth Bundle Packages include three exhibitor registrations bundled together.
  • To add additional exhibitors click "Add Guest" at the bottom of the registration page after entering the first exhibitor's information.
  • Registration deadline is Friday, September 29, 2023.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable starting September 22, 2023.

 Individual Exhibitor  Price
 Corporate and Industry   $700 
 Colleges, Government Agencies and Non-Profits   $500
 Small Business   $450 
 Unit Member   $450 
 University Partner   $400 

 Booth Bundle Packages (3 registrations) Price
 Corporate and Industry   $1,800 
 Colleges, Government Agencies and Non-Profits   $1,300
 Small Business    $1,150 
 Unit Member    $1,150 
 University Partner    $1,000 

Booth Information

  • Booth size is 8’ x 8’
  • 6 feet long table
  • 1-3 chairs
  • Table skirt provided
  • Wireless internet provided
  • If exhibitor needs additional services, they must contact the hotel directly.
  • Set-up & Tear Down: up to +/- 2 hours prior to and following the fair
  • Thursday Hours: 9:30am - 11:00am & 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Friday Hours: 9:30am - 11:00am & 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Hotel Accommodations

To ensure that you receive accommodations at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, please secure your reservation as soon as possible. The Black Doctoral Network Inc. has negotiated a sleeping room rate of $219/night (doubles & singles) for all BDN Conference guests at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (surrounding dates are also available). The limited discounted hotel rooms are first come first serve. We have no control over availability beyond our initial agreement. Reservations can be made online at or by calling the central reservations team at 1-888-236-2427. To receive the discounted rate of $219, you must tell the hotel that you are part of the Black Doctoral Network Conference. Reservations must be made by or before October 5, 2023.

Travel Accommodations

Book your travel plans in advance! To learn more about the city of Atlanta and how to get around visit:

Parking Information

There is a negotiated discount for valet parking of $32 for overnight parking and $25 for the commuter drivers for the day parking at the hotel.

Packages & Deliveries

All packages may be sent to the FedEx Business Center Office & Shipping Center. The business center is staffed Monday – Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm, and Saturday/Sunday from 9:00am –5:00pm. More information can be found here. Handling fees apply to all packages shipped in and out, in addition to the carrier’s assessed cost.

BDN Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships for BDN2023 are available. Whether you are looking to exclusively sponsor or co-sponsor, we have a package for you. All packages are customizable and include exhibit booths. Be a part of the leading organization that brings you Black and Latino professional from a wide array of disciplines and industries. Click here to learn more. Contact us for more details.

Questions: Dr. Deandra Taylor | | 830-255-7437 x506

© The Black Doctoral Network Inc.    300 Delaware Avenue     Suite 210      Wilmington      DE 19801

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software