$60 – $10,000

2017 HBCU Executive Media Training Institute and HBCU Awards

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The HBCU Executive Media Training Institute is presented by the HBCU Digest, the national news resource of record for historically black colleges and universities. Designed to engage the national HBCU community in media literacy and development strategies, the Institute provides best practices in media culture building for HBCU communities from around the nation. Through dialog with practicing journalists, administrators, PR professionals, and student media leaders, the Institute assists in providing the tools for HBCUs of all sizes and mission to develop a comprehensive campus media strategy. Takeaways will include:

  • Relationship building strategies with local and national media, and establishing mutual expectations between reporters and institutions

  • Steps to develop HBCU-operated and monetized media outlets in print, radio, television and Internet

  • Effective communications with alumni to engage in policy, fiscal and strategic direction of the university, to translate the common message of progress to outside communities through media

HBCU Awards

The HBCU Awards acknowledges and celebrates achievement at historically black colleges and universities throughout the United States. Crowning winners in the fields of leadership, arts, athletics, research, and community engagement, the HBCU Awards is the first and only event to recognize the influence and impact of HBCUs on American culture.


What is the location of the event?

We are finalizing negotiations with the host venue, but can now confirm that it will be held in Washington D.C.

What are the major airports nearest to the host city?

Washington National Airport (DCA) (Metro Rail Access)

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, commonly known as National Airport, is located in Arlington County, Virginia and is the closest airport to downtown Washington, DC. National Airport is the most convenient of the area airports for visitors staying in the heart of the city and residents who live in the downtown area.

The airport is accessible by Metro. Use the Yellow or Blue Lines to take you directly to the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Metrorail station. Use the covered walkway to take you into the terminal.

During rush hour, congested traffic can make National Airport difficult to get to, especially from the suburbs of Maryland and Virginia. When traveling to the airport, be sure to allow plenty of time to arrive at the terminal.

Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Dulles International Airport is located 26 miles from Washington, DC in Chantilly, Virginia. The airport is about a 40 minute drive from downtown Washington, DC in non-rush hour traffic. The Dulles Airport Access Road makes the airport easy to get to once you get off of I-495.

There are plenty of shuttles and taxis to transport visitors around the region. Since Washington, DC traffic is often congested, you should plan ahead and avoid flight times near rush hour.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, commonly known as BWI Airport, is located south of Baltimore and is convenient to the Maryland suburbs via I-95 and I-295.

Southwest Airlines has its own terminal here and offers lots of flights at lower prices than some of its competitors.

The MARC and Amtrak train station is nearby offering train service to Union Station in Washington, DC.

Is there a host hotel?

In order to accommodate most membership options, we do not offer a specific host hotel, but our preferred vendor and property is the Courtyard by Marriott - Washington Convention Center 900 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

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