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23rd Annual National Black Graduate Conference in Psychology
Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
June 8-11, 2017

Prairie View A&M University University of Michigan

Conference and Travel Logistics


Please plan to arrive in the Houston area by 4pm on Thursday June 8th and depart after 1pm on Sunday June 11th in order to participate in all conference activities, which is a requirement for attending the conference. A conference schedule will be posted on the website in May. Lodging and the opening ceremony for the Black Graduate Conference in Psychology will be at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston NW/Cypress Grand Parkway – 21410 Fairfield Place, Cypress, TX 77433, United States.

Conference Check-In

Conference check-in will occur at the opening ceremony at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston NW/Cypress Grand Parkway on Thursday June 8th as well as Friday June 9th at Prairie View A&M University at the Willie Tempton Memorial Student Center (site of conference activities).


Rooms will be reserved for all graduate students who have paid their registration fee and for visiting faculty who have requested a room. Graduate students will share a room with a pre-assigned roommate. Every effort will be made to honor the roommate preferences indicated on the roommate finder form. Please note that only the costs of the rooms will be covered by the conference. You will be responsible for any incidental expenses you incur. You will not be able to make any charges to the rooms.


Most Meals are included for conference participants except for dinner on Friday June 9th (dinner on your own).

Conference Transportation

To and From Airport: Houston has two airports: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is 37 miles and 40 minutes away and Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) is 42 miles and 50 minutes away. Taxi and shuttle services are available between the hotel and both of these airports. For example, Super Shuttle is $29 one way and a yellow cab is about $65. To make a reservation, go to http://www.supershuttle.com.

To and From Conference Activities and Hotel: Two charter busses will transport participants from the hotel in the morning to the Prairie View A&M University Memorial Student Center, and back from the University to the hotel in the early evening at the conclusion of daily conference activities. Please be aware that the shuttle will not operate on a continuous basis; it will run once in the morning and once at the end of the day. Therefore, participants must consult the schedule to catch the shuttle to and from PVAMU at the time indicated on the conference schedule.

Getting Around Houston: The Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel is conveniently located adjacent to the Houston Premium Outlet Mall and is surrounded by restaurants and other a host of other shopping and entertainment options.


Dress for the conference is business casual. You may wish to bring a light jacket or sweater, since we cannot control the temperature in some of the rooms we will be using, but note that the average temperature in Houston in June is estimated to be 91° and rain is likely, particularly in the afternoon.

Please note that similar to previous conferences, this year’s meeting is closed to the public. Also, since we have already contracted for a specific number of rooms and meals, we will not be able to accept on-site registrants, additional guests, or additional presenters other than the first author for each accepted submission. You should wear your conference badge at all conference-related events. You may not be permitted entry to events without your badge.

Contact Information

Conference organizers are available to answer any questions that you may have. If you need to speak to someone about the conference, please call 936-261-5206. You can also reach us by e-mail at bgcp1995@gmail.com.

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