WRCBAA Conference 2024

Unapologetically Black & Educated

The inaugural Unapologetically Black and Educated Conference (UBE) sponsored by the Western Region Council on Black American Affairs (WRCBAA) will bring together senior-level administrators and academic leaders, faculty, classified staff, students, from colleges and universities across the nation.  Topics related to the conference’s mission of boldly and courageously supporting  black student success and representation in higher education are sought. The conference explores the various facets and means by which this goal can be accomplished through the roles black educators have on campuses both within and outside the classroom.   
The UBE Conference will be held at Mesa Community College (MCC), in Mesa Arizona. MCC is the largest of 10 institutions in the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), is a current member institution of WRCBAA, and is led by one of the most prominent College Presidents in the nation, Dr. Tammy Robinson.  WRCBAA is excited to host the conference in this location as it serves as an opportunity to continue to build a relationship with the institution and its leadership.  The Mesa, AZ area is home to a variety of curated hotels, shops and hotel accommodations and is easily accessed via major freeways and home to an international commuter airport.  
Non - Member Member Student

Non – Member  


  • Continental Breakfast (2 days)  
  • Lunch (1 day)  
  • Access to Plenary & Breakout Sessions  
  • All Conference Mixer and Reception  



  • Continental Breakfast (2 days)  
  • Lunch (1 day)  
  • Access to Plenary & Breakout Sessions  
  • Mock Interview and Mentoring Sessions   
  • All Conference Mixer and Reception 
  • WRCBAA Member Dinner Event  



  • Special Student Track Webinar  

Call for Submissions

Thank you for your interest in speaking at the Unapologetically Black and Educated Conference.

Presentation submissions open August 3, 2023 and must be received by February 23, 2024

Individuals selected as part of the slate of conference presenters will be notified by email on or before 

March 8, 2024.

Click Here for Submission Guide and Presenter Submission Proposal Form