About the Program

PoCC offers a variety of programming that allows people of color and allies in independent schools to come together, reflect on their individual experiences, and learn from each other. 

Download a PDF of the conference program, which will be available on site in Nashville. 

PoCC at-a-glance

Subject to change. Not all events are listed.
7:00 AM–8:00 PM: Registration Open
8:00 AM–5:00 PM: Pre-Conference Equity Seminars (half-day morning, half-day afternoon, and full day)
8:30 AM–12:30 PM: School Visits
8:30 AM–12:30 PM: African-American History Walking Tour
8:30 AM–5:00 PM: Affinity Group Training
1:00–5:00 PM: African-American History Walking Tour
6:30–7:30 PM: First-Time Attendee Orientation and Welcome

7:00 AM–6:00 PM: Registration Open
8:15–9:30 AM: PoCC/SDLC Opening General Session with Lisa Ling
9:30 AM–5:15 PM: PoCC Hub Open
10:30–11:45 AM: Workshop Block A
10:30 AM–12:30 PM: Master Class with Luz Santana (pre-registration required)
10:30–11:30 AM: Featured Speaker Session with Maaza Mengiste
12:00–1:30 PM: PoCC Welcome Lunch in the PoCC Hub
1:30–3:15 PM: Affinity Group Session 1
3:45–4:45 PM: Featured Speaker Session with Savinay Chandrasekhar
3:45–5:00: Workshop Block B
5:15–6:30 PM: PoCC General Session with Luz Santana 
8:00–9:00 PM: In Concert with the Fisk Jubilee Singers (ticket required)
7:00 AM–1:00 PM: Registration Open
8:00–9:15 AM: Workshop Block C
9:30–10:45 AM: PoCC General Session with Marian Wright Edelman
10:45 AM–5:15 PM: PoCC Hub Open
11:15 AM–12:15PM: Featured Speaker Session with Shakil Choudhury
11:15 AM–12:30 PM: Workshop Block D
12:30–1:45 PM: Complimentary Lunch in the PoCC Hub
2:00–3:30 PM: Affinity Group Session 2
4:00–5:00 PM: State/Regional Meetings
5:15–6:30 PM: PoCC General Session with Julie Lythcott-Haims
8:30–9:45 AM: Affinity Group Session 3
10:00–11:15 AM: Workshop Block E
10:00–11:15 AM: Student-Led Adult/Student Dialogues (by State/Region)
11:30 AM–12:45 PM: PoCC/SDLC Closing Ceremonies with Marc Lamont Hill