Thank you for your interest in attending the Black Muslim Psychology Conference! Please see below a list of frequently asked questions. If you have a question or concern, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food, Childcare & Parking
Vending & Sponsorships
Photography & Live-Streaming
Conference Agenda & Format
I'm not a Black Muslim? Can I attend? Will I take up space?
BMPC is open to ALL, including nonBlack Muslims and nonMuslim allies. Please note, this is the only gathering which intentionally and unapologetically centers the concerns, strengths, histories and narratives of Black Muslims, especially regarding the impact of white supremacy, racial trauma, wellness and collective healing. This is a conference in which the voices of those marginalized in other spaces are celebrated, supported, nurtured and validated. You are invited to learn and appreciate the significant struggles and resilience of the Black Muslim community. As a nonBlack Muslim or nonMuslim ally, this is an opportunity to witness this celebration and journey of self-love and self determination. As an ally, we ask that you attend and witness in a spirit of curiosity, humility and respect.
Do all attendees need to register for the conference?
Yes, registration is required.
Do I have to register online? Or can I register on the day of the conference?
We strongly recommend that you register online as soon as possible. We have a conference limit of 400 attendees so we cannot guarantee space will be available on the day of the event. Early bird registration fee is $250.00 (deadline 6/15/18) and will be available online. Regular registration fee is $275.00. Onsite ticket prices (if any are available) will be $300.00. Register today!
I can only attend one day? Do I have to pay the full registration fee?
We do not offer partial or one day registration options.
What is included in my registration fee?
Full conference registration for BMPC 2018 includes:
All Friday & Saturday workshop sessions
Jumuah prayer on-site
Breakfast, Lunch, all day snacks on Friday 7/20
Breakfast, Lunch, all day snacks on Saturday 7/21
Breakfast, Lunch, all day snacks on Sunday 7/22
Mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks and coffee/tea break on all three days
*The Love & Liberation Ball is sponsored by Muslim Wellness Foundation on Saturday evening 7/21/18. This event is NOT included in registration and a ticket must be purchased separately. Stay tuned for additional details!!
Are discounts available for students, seniors or family members?
We are looking forward to a wonderful program of speakers and experts from across the country as well as an opportunity to build community at this year's wonderful venue The registration fee includes the cost of breakfast and lunch for Friday and Saturday as well as workshop materials. We are a small non-profit organization relying on volunteer labor, donations and sponsorship in order to provide insightful, innovative, and quality programming to our community. Given all of the above, we have done all we can to keep the registration fee as reasonable and inexpensive as possible. Therefore we are unable to offer discounts. We advise those who may be experiencing a financial hardship to seek assistance either from local communities, educational and/or religious institutions. We also encourage those who cannot attend to consider donating the cost of a ticket or sponsoring an individual who otherwise may not be able to attend due to financial constraints. Lastly, we have created a 'Budget-Friendly Payment Plan'. This budget option is designed to offer an option for those attendees who would prefer the convenience and flexibility of paying the cost of registration ($250) in two (2) installments.
Please note: this option will only be available from April 1, 2018 - June 15, 2018. In order to take advantage of this plan, you MUST read and agree to the following conditions:
The second installment must be paid within thirty (30) days of the first installment. For ex. If you purchase Payment #1 on April 1, 2018, Payment #2 must be submitted by April 30, 2018.
All payments made through the budget-friendly payment plan are NON-REFUNDABLE.
FOOD, CHILDCARE & PARKING
Will food be provided for conference participants? Is the food halal or zabihah? I'm vegan/vegetarian, will there be options available for me?
Graces Events is the exclusive caterer for our venue: Chubb Conference Center. The catered meals will not be zabihah but we are pursuing both halal and kosher options. Vegetarian options will be available.
Will babysitting/childcare be available at the conference?
Muslim Wellness Foundation is unable to provide childcare services for BMPC 2018. We also do not yet currently have specific programming appropriate for children and young adolescents (12-14years old). Given the sensitive nature of the topics that will be explored in workshops, we ask that parents of young children/adolescents make alternate arrangements for this weekend. We are willing to make exceptions for nursing babies under the age of 12 months (not yet walking). Please indicate on your registration if you will be attending with an infant. In the future, we are striving to include on-site childcare services as part of conference registration.
Is parking available at the conference venue?
There is on-site parking available. On the day of the event there will be a designated parking lot for attendees. There will also be volunteers to help with parking. There is limited handicapped-accessible parking. Please let us know in advance if you will need speci
VENDING & SPONSORSHIP
Will vending opportunities be available?
We expect 400+ attendees this year from all over the US & Canada, a great opportunity to showcase your amazing products! Our attendees have requested clothing, jewelry/accessories, books/educational literature, art, skin/hair/beauty products + MORE!
Vendor Space & Fee:
$375 per 8 foot table – Table and 2 chairs will be provided, as well as breakfast, lunch and snacks for ONE vendor for all THREE days of the conference. Space is limited, and will be issued on a 'First Come, First Served' basis!
To apply for a vending opportunity, please complete and sign the Vendor Application and submit payment in full HERE. Select "Vendor" option.
*PLEASE NOTE: If you plan to attend workshops/activities, you must purchase a regular registration via eventbrite ($250.00).
I'd like to support the Black Muslim Psychology Conference. Whom should I contact about sponsorship or donations?
BMPC is the only conference in the country to center the voices and experiences of Black Muslims with respect to race, religion, trauma and healing. The growth of the conference as a resource to the Black Muslim community and its allies has been extraordinary. We are small non-profit organization relying on volunteer labor, donations and sponsorship in order to provide insightful, innovative, and quality programming to the community. We have done all we can to keep the registration fee as reasonable and inexpensive as possible. We are seeking support at this time to help offset the costs of travel and lodging for our awardees and keynote speakers, reduce ticket prices for students, and provide scholarships for low income community members. Your tax-deductible contribution will also help advance scholarship and initiatives to support Black Muslim wellness, a largely underserved community. Learn more about sponsorship options here.
PHOTOGRAPHY & LIVE-STREAMING
Will my photo be taken during the conference?
BMPC takes photographs during its meetings and events for use in advertising, newsletters, and other promotional materials, whether in print, electronic, or other media, including the conference website. By participating in this conference you grant Muslim Wellness Foundation the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes.
Is live-streaming available for the conference?
Some sessions will be recorded, but Muslim Wellness Foundation does not plan to offer an official live-stream option.
CONFERENCE AGENDA & FORMAT
Will I be able to obtain Continuing Education Credit?
Continuing education credits are not available for BMPC2018 but we are working on ensuring attendees can receive credit for the 2019 conference!
Can I see a copy of the program or agenda ahead of time?
Yes, the agenda will be posted before the conference. Take a look at the 2016 PROGRAM BOOKLET to get a sense of the format and flow of the conference.