Black Doctoral Network

"The wise person has an obligation"

The Black Doctoral Network welcomes undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars to participate in our Western Regional Online Conference, themed “Breakthrough to Excellence." If you have a research project, thesis or dissertation work you would like to present as a poster at a professional virtual conference, the poster session is a good opportunity for you to showcase your academic work and receive constructive feedback from scholars in a friendly and engaging environment.

Why Should You Participate?
  • Gain experience in presenting scientific papers

  • Gain exposure and feedback for your work

  • Develop skills in effective communication for an academic audience 

  • Meet students and faculty from graduate programs across the country


Abstracts may be submitted by current undergraduate, master's and doctoral students, and post-doc scholars from all racial backgrounds and on any topic. Previous accepted abstracts came from the fields of education, environmental sciences, biology, business, sociology, and health to name a few.  The abstract must be no more than 300 words in length. Include the title of the poster, issues you address in your work, your methods and theories, and results/conclusions of your research (if available).


We will send decision notifications starting February 15 and on a weekly basis thereafter. Only one poster may be presented per presenter and one presenter per poster. All presenters must be 18 years or older.

Priority Submission Deadline: February 7, 2021 at 11:59PM EST.
Final Submission Deadline: March 7, 2021 at 11:59PM EST.
Registration Deadline: March 19, 2021

We will send decision notifications on a weekly basis starting February 3. Only one poster may be submitted to the poser session per presenter and one presenter per poster. All presenters must be 18 years or older.


Registration Information
Conference registration is $30 for undergraduate students, $60 for graduate/doctoral students, post-docs will pay the member ($90) or non-member ($120) rate. All accepted poster presenters must register by March 19, 2021. No refunds will be granted starting March 8, 2021.

Presentation Format

All accepted poster presenters will be required to submit their photo, a PDF version of their poster, and a pre-recorded video or audio recording of their presentation. Presentations must not exceed 5 minutes in duration. In addition, once the final deadline has passed, the selection committee will select and invite a few top ranked presenters to make a live presentation during the conference. The live presentation will consist of a 5 minute presentation and a 5-10 minute live Q&A session for each selected presentation.

Poster Details

Presenters must include, but are not limited to, these sections on their poster.

  • Title: project title
  • Authors: your name, faculty advisor's name, university name
  • Purpose (or Objectives or Introduction)
  • Theories & Methods
  • Results or Findings
  • Summary/conclusions

For questions regarding the Poster Session please contact:
Deandra Taylor     

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