2024  Conference


game changers and trailblazers save the date for the 2023 DNPs of Color Annual Conference Oct 19 - 22 2023

SAVE THE DATE! 4TH Annual Conference 2024!

October 17-20, 2024

The Power Playbook:
Leadership, Advocacy, & the Arts

Join us for the 4th Annual Conference & Allen-Mahoney Scholarship and Award Gala, taking place from October 17th to 20th in the historic “City of Brotherly Love.”

This premier educational and networking event will unite nursing’s leading scholars, innovators, thought leaders, educators, researchers, and practice leaders from across the nation. Expect the presence of numerous vendors, advocates, and allies who share our commitment to advancing diversity in doctoral studies, clinical practice, and leadership.

Please help us advance health equity!

By donating to the DNPs of Color organization, you can make a positive impact on the world we live in and help support causes that you care about.

Available for Pre-order! Get them in time for the conference!

In a groundbreaking fusion of fashion and empowerment, DNPs of Color is not merely showcasing sneakers; we’re crafting a narrative of inspiration and transformation.

Conference Information

Agenda at a Glance
  • Thursday: Mix and Mingle Networking event
  • Friday: Conference & Museum Tours
  • Saturday: Conference & Gala
  • Sunday: Closing webinar & Community service event

    Be part of this transformative experience, where education, networking, and celebration converge to empower nurses of color in leadership, advocacy, and the arts. Apply for your conference registration or gala scholarship now!

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Topics and Themes
  • Engage with an exceptional plenary lineup featuring presentations from eminent leaders in research, clinical practice, academia, community, and advocacy.
  • Stay tuned for an inspiring keynote speaker (TBD) who will address critical issues in nursing.
  • Participate in cross-cutting, interdisciplinary sessions showcasing advancements in promoting diversity and transforming nursing practice.
  • Explore poster presentations and impactful pitches on a diverse array of topics submitted by nursing professionals.
  • Take advantage of affordable registration fees designed to ensure accessibility, with conference registration scholarships available.
  • Immerse yourself in the best-of-the-best advocacy, education, healthcare, and nursing professional discussions, offering something for everyone.
  • Network with a diverse audience, fostering meaningful connections and collaborations.
  • Don’t miss out on conference giveaways and limited-quantity conference swag!

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Conference Scholarships

Apply for conference registration or gala scholarships here.

Exhibit Opportunities

Secure your exhibit space by contacting info@dnpsofcolor.org for customized sponsorships.

3rd Annual Virginia Allen & Mary Eliza Mahoney Scholarship & Awards Gala
October 19, 2023

6:30PM EST

Theme: Sneaker Gala

This upscale gala is a black-tie affair infused with the dynamic energy of sneaker culture, intertwined with the vibrancy and spirit of the Metro Philadelphia community. The event features live entertainment, both a live and silent auction, delectable gourmet hors d’oeuvres, celebratory cocktails, and engaging interactive activities.

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Abstract Submissions

Panel Discussions are allotted 60-minute time slots: Presenters are expected to create their groups of 4 -5 members and submit the names of all panelists with the abstract

Mini Podium presentations are allotted 20-minute time slots: 15 minutes to present and 5 minutes for questions and answers

Poster Presentation: All posters should be oriented in portrait format and no larger than 48″ H x 48″ W. Presenters are allotted 7-minute time slots for a Quick Pitch presentation

For each abstract, summarize content into a brief, well-organized, and engaging paragraph. Submissions must include the abstract title, not exceeding a 250-word description. Provide two to three learning objectives for each abstract. Start the learning objective with an action verb such as apply, demonstrate, identify and analyze

Include background, methods, and other pertinent headings. Submissions should reflect conference title or abstract themes. Include summary recommendations for others who may be considering a similar approach.

Abstracts may highlight original research, quality improvement projects, evidence-based practice, or programmatic innovations. Formatting of the abstract should be consistent with the type of project being presented. Provide a minimum of 2 references using 7th Edition APA format. References must be within the last 5 years.

Deadline May 31, 2024


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Community Service Event

To be Announced

DOCs Awards Nominations

Nominate your peers that are deserving of this recognition!

Submit Award nominations HERE​

CE Credit
This educational activity approved by ONE Accord Health for pending contact hours of accredited education.​

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Hotel Info


Hotel: The Logan Philadelphia

Distance: 0.2 miles, approx 5 minute walk or 2 minute drive to the Franklin Institute

Price: $359/night




Hotel: Motto By Hilton Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square

Distance: 0.6 miles, approx 11 minute walk or 5 minute drive to the The Franklin Institute

Price: $199/night

If you have special requests for the rooms, or are not seeing a preferred room type available, please email cavelar@modushotels.com

The link will take you directly to the discount rate for our group.

Booking Link

Group Code 90Z 

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