I am not a Harvard alumni or a person of color (POC), can I still attend?

Absolutely!  AOCC encourages the participation of any and every ally committed to learning about and leveraging social justice efforts in order to create a welcoming home for all students.

I am not a Harvard alumni or a person of color (POC), can I still apply to present?

AOCC is centered around the work and leadership of POC in education, however, we invite allies committed to the work of social justice to submit proposals that are beneficial to the AOCC community. In the past, we have included submissions led by White allies on topics like “Combating White Supremacy, Starting in the White Community.” You do not have to be affiliated with the Harvard community to submit a proposal.

What will be the format of AOCC 2023?


This year’s AOCC will be a fully in person conference with partial livestreaming components.


Is there a charge to attend the conference?


No! Registration for AOCC 2023 is free!


How can I ensure my proposal is in line with the AOCC 2023 theme?


Please review the theme of this years AOCC and keep in mind the use of the progressive educational experiences that are thought provoking and engaging to the community. 


I submitted a proposal, when should I expect to hear back? 


Thank you for submitting a proposal for AOCC 2023! You should expect to hear back by mid-January of 2023.


Does HGSE provide personal accommodations (ie: lodging, transportation, etc)?


Unfortunately, as a student-led conference, HGSE does not provide funding for travel or lodging. We recommend you take a look at the following suggestions of accommodations:


When will conference registration open?


You can expect conference registration to open in February of 2023.

How can I stay up-to-date on AOCC developments?

Join the HGSE AOCC LinkedIn Group for conference information and updates!

I don't see my question answered here - who should I contact?

Feel free to reach out to osa@gse.harvard.edu.