2024 MS-CC Annual Meeting

Register today and join us in Washington, D.C., May 29-31, 2024.

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The Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our second Annual Meeting. It will take place in Washington, D.C., May 29-31, 2024, at The Mayflower Hotel located at 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036. 

The MS-CC Annual Meeting is a gathering of your peers, practitioners, community- builders, advocates, and leaders from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), and the broader community of minority-serving institutions (MSIs). 

It is a once-a-year opportunity to come together and create a space where HBCUs and TCUs lead the conversation around sustainable campus-level IT capabilities for data-intensive education and research programs. Register now!

The MS-CC Annual Meetings are made possible thanks to support and funding from the National Science Foundation under awards #2137123 and #2234326.

Call for Proposals

To ensure that our program is informed by areas of interest to the HBCU and TCU communities, we encourage presentation submissions across three tracks: climate science, research and campus technology, and leadership. 

If you are interested in presenting at the MS-CC Annual Meeting, please complete this call for proposals form by March 15, 2024.

We encourage presentation proposals from faculty, staff, and leadership at HBCUs and TCUs, and welcome proposals demonstrating cross-collaboration among researchers and IT departments. 

For organizations that work closely with HBCUs and TCUs, preference will be given to proposals that include co-presenters from HBCUs and/or TCUs and demonstrate how the collaboration is solving campus IT challenges for an enhanced student, faculty, and staff experience at HBCUs and TCUs. 

Registration

Registration is free, and travel support is available for students, staff, faculty, and leadership from HBCUs and TCUs. Register today! 

We are accepting registration requests from supporters, practitioners, advocates, and community builders who share in MS-CC’s commitment to improving cyberinfrastructure capabilities at HBCUs and TCUs. 

Registration requests from individuals who are not employees or students of HBCUs or TCUs will be added to a waitlist and individuals will be notified of their registration status. If approved for registration, a fee of $150 will be required. Preference will be given to individuals whose presentation proposals have been accepted, and to organizations and institutions that have actively participated in MS-CC activities.

Travel Support

The MS-CC is able to provide travel support to registrants from HBCUs and TCUs thanks to our NSF funding. Travel support covers the registration fee, roundtrip travel to Washington, D.C. (air/train/mileage), May 29 and May 30 lodging at the Mayflower Hotel, and more. During registration, an MS-CC Travel Support Acceptance Form detailing what is covered will be provided.

General Schedule

Wed., May 29, 2024  | 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET

  • Networking Reception
  • MS-CC Overview Presentation

Thurs., May 30, 2024  | 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET

  • Breakfast
  • Opening Plenary
  • Lunch and Networking
  • Presentations
  • Breakout tracks

Fri., May 31, 2024  | 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET

  • Breakfast
  • Presentations
  • Closing Keynote Luncheon
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