9th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference
October 11 - 15, 2023
​​​​​​​JW Marriott – 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA



The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice in collaboration with the Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice at Texas Southern University will host the IN-PERSON Ninth Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference October 11 - 15, 2023.  The purpose of the conference is to bring together HBCU faculty and students, researchers, climate professionals and environmental justice and community residents impacted by toxic facilities and severe weather events related to climate change in order to bridge the gap between theory and the experiential realities of climate change. The conference will address issues related to climate justice, adaptation, community resilience, global climate issues, and other major climate change topics (i.e. transportation, energy sources, carbon emissions, green jobs/green economy, just transition, and community economic development).
Another goal of the conference is to engage high school students in the activities of the conference. High school students will be introduced to climate science, within the context of how their daily life activities affect climate. The sessions will be interactive, including computer-simulated games.  COVID19 VACCINATION IS PREFERED FOR ALL CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS. 

  • Excellent Student Panels and Poster Session
  • Empowering National Environmental Justice and Climate Science Experts
  • Engaging EJ Community Leaders
  • Informative Exhibits
  • Enlightening EJ Community Tour



JW Marriott 

614 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-6500
​​​​​​​Hotel Website


Mary I. Williams



JW Marriott 

614 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-6500


HBCU Conference Discount Group Rate: $265

Click here for HBCU Climate Conference Discount Rate:
​​​​​​​Rate Discount Deadline: September 20, 2023 

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Become A Sponsor

​​​​​​​Sponsorship deadline is September 22, 2023.

Sponsorship Levels:

  • Convener Sponsor - $10,000 - organization logo in program booklet, table exhibit, conference registration for two (4) organization employees and recognition at event.
  • Partner Sponsor - $5,000 - organization logo in program booklet, table exhibit, conference registration for two (2) organization employees. 
  • Advocate Sponsor - $2,500 - organization logo in program booklet, table exhibit, conference registration for one (1) organization employee.
  • ​​​​​​​Other - Donation to support conference student scholarships.


HBCU students attending the conference are required to have a faculty mentor.
  • The conference registration cost is $275 general registration and $150 for students.
  • EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION:  General Registration $225 and $100 for students (Ends September 1, 2023).
  • Student travel scholarships are available to students whose abstract has been accepted for oral/poster presentations. Travel scholarships include lodging and transportation (per diem is not included).​​​​​​​


POSTER SESSION GUIDELINES (for Students who have been chosen to present abstracts)

  • Use  36 X 48  Foldable Fabric Poster ( 
  • Posters may be developed by teams of 2 – 3 students representing a single school.
  • The names of each student on the team and the name of the school should be displayed on the poster and on any handouts.
  • Each team should bring their final printed poster to the conference.
  • Posters can be set up Saturday morning between 8:00 am and 8:45 am. During the poster session reception, students must stand by their posters to discuss their research with conference participants.
  • Posters not removed by the end of the conference will be discarded.


  • Posters should include the title of the presentation and the list of authors. Letters in the title should be at least 1 inch high. Include visuals – text, figures, tables, color photographs, maps, and/or charts.
  • The material should be well labeled and legible from a distance of 2 yards. Lettering should be bold. If you will be posting typed material, use a large font size (20 to 24 point font) on white, pale yellow or cream-colored, non-glossy paper. Use 1-inch margins. Avoid the use of fancy fonts. Use upper and lowercase letters. Simple serif fonts such as "Times New Roman" are easier to read than sans (without) serif fonts such as "Geneva".


There will be a six-foot table available for each school to display your school materials and swag. Please bring your University table skirt and items to decorate your table.


New Orleans Airport Shuttle – Rates $24 per person one way/ $44 round trip.
To make reservations call 504-522-3500.
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