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Since 2018, we have hosted four Black Girl Magic Conferences, both in-person and virtually, serving more than a thousand girls. At the 2019 Black Girl Magic Conference, 94.7% of the girls who responded to our exit survey gave the conference a rating of 4 or 5 out of 5.

BLACK GIRL MAGIC CONFERENCE FAQs

  • When and where will the Black Girl Magic Conference be held?
    The Black Girl Magic Conference will be held on May 25, 2023 at Madison College, Truax Campus. There will be two arrival/departure tracks to accommodate different school start times: Early Arrival (8:00-8:45 a.m. arrival/1:30 p.m. departure) and Late Arrival (9:00-9:30 a.m. arrival/2:30p.m. departure).
  • Who can attend the conference?
    Girls in 4th - 8th grade who identify as Black, African American, or Multiracial (with aspect of their identity being Black).
  • What will the day look like?
    Please see the tentative schedule for the day!
  • What is expected from my school/district?
    The Black Girl Magic Conference is free to schools because of our generous sponsors! That also includes lunch for all attendees. Your school/district is responsible for transportation to and from the conference, providing chaperones who can actively supervise your students at a 1:15 ratio, and communicating with families (although the communication template will be provided to registered schools).
  • How will I be able to register?
    Click this link to register on Eventbrite. The registration will be live on March 6, 2023 at 10am. You can also click the link today and sign up to be reminded when the registration opens. You will need to have the girls name, grade, and t-shirt size ready when you register. You will be able to make edits until March 24th.
  • When will registration open?
    Registration will open on Eventbrite on March 6th at 10:00 a.m. and will close whenever our capacity of 600 girls is met or on April 4th at 11:59 p.m.
  • What is the registration process like?
    Registration will be through Eventbrite. You will have 4 hours to register before Eventbrite logs you out, so be prepared to register all of your girls and chaperones at once. You can always edit your attendees up until April 12th. Once your school’s registration is confirmed, a Google Doc with more information will be sent to your school coordinator.
  • What information is needed to register?
    You will need each attendees' first and last name, school, grade, and t-shirt size.
  • How many people can each school bring?
    Each school is allowed to register up to 30 girls and 2 chaperones from each school.
  • Who should chaperone?
    Please prioritize using Black women as chaperones within your school building. Allyship looks like: Getting creative with solutions in order to ensure that Black women can support this conference (coverage support, sub support, etc.) Ensuring that a woman of color can chaperone if you have no Black women staff Collaborating with a Black parent or community member to support chaperoning (please ensure that a school-based person is the main chaperone)
  • Can Black Girl Magic Educational Services hold spots for the conference?
    No, we are unable to hold spots, so if you are planning to come to the Black Girl Magic Conference, register as soon as possible on March 6th.
  • What are your COVID-19 protocols for the conference?
    We will be following Dane County COVID protocols at the conference. Please see this link for up to date information. We will continue to monitor COVID levels and will update our policies, as appropriate to the COVID levels in Dane County. Please make sure that students who are feeling unwell or have tested positive for COVID-19 and are symptomatic stay home from the conference.
  • Are family members and younger siblings of attendees allowed to be at the conference?
    No, family members and younger siblings of attendees may not attend the conference. We need to reserve all of the space for the girls in our target audience (4th-8th grade Black girls).

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