Join us for this two-day virtual conference where you can explore the most pressing issues of our time through multiple tracks organized and sponsored by expert partners including WesBanco, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, and the UK Rosenburg College of Law.

This conference is hosted by the Education and Civil Rights Initiative at the University of Kentucky’s College of Education. The initiative focuses on making sure that every child in America experiences equitable access to education.

Conference tracks will include:

  • Law & Justice*
  • K-12 Educator*
  • Community Organization
  • Post-Secondary
  • Financial Literacy

*Continuing education credit is available upon request.

Featured keynote speakers will include President of the American Association of Community Colleges, Dr. Walter Bumphus, President of the NAACP, Derrick Johnson, President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Dr. Belle Wheelan, and many others.

This conference will be hosted virtually via WHOVA and Zoom. Thanks to our WesBanco sponsors, registration for the conference this year is free.

Register for Conference

We will provide ongoing updates to this page with the conference agenda and speakers as we get closer to the date. In the meantime, if you have questions or wish to sponsor the event, please email