HipHopEd Conference 2023

HipHopEd Conference 2023

Reflect, Respond, Reimagine: Celebrating 50 Years of Hip-Hop and Beyond

Conference Description

The annual HipHopEd Conference is a unique event that brings together educators, school leaders, students, and community members to explore the intersection between hip-hop and education. This conference is the premier event in the field of hip-hop and education, and it is dedicated to advancing innovation, scholarship, and practice.

At the HipHopEd Conference, participants engage in workshops and keynote sessions that showcase the latest research, practices, and trends in hip-hop education. The conference is designed to create a space and community where hip-hop educators can gather, connect, and collaborate to reimagine education. Practitioners and scholars present workshop presentations and peer-reviewed papers that exemplify the conference theme. The HipHopEd Conference is not your traditional education conference; it includes student performers and highlights the creative elements of hip-hop culture. 

The HipHopEd Conference is an exciting and dynamic event that is essential for anyone who wants to explore the potential of hip-hop in education. Whether you are a teacher, student, school leader, or community member, you will find something valuable at this conference. It is an excellent opportunity to learn, connect, and collaborate with like-minded individuals who share your passion for hip-hop and education.

Conference Theme

This year’s conference theme is “Reflect, Respond, Reimagine: Incorporating Hip-Hop Culture in Education.” The theme is focused on exploring the history and culture of hip-hop and its relevance in education today. Reflecting on the culture of hip-hop means examining its history and identifying lessons that can be applied to current educational practices. It also means looking within ourselves to question our readiness for the authentic incorporation of hip-hop across educational spaces. Responding to the needs of youth and communities requires an understanding of their experiences and offering strategies that are anchored in youth culture to support academic achievement, social-emotional wellness, and post-secondary pursuits. It also means centering their experiences in our practice as hip-hop educators. Reimagining the future of education with the incorporation of hip-hop involves exploring innovative approaches and practices to ensure that hip-hop remains a relevant and effective tool for education. This includes leveraging the creative elements and sensibilities of hip-hop, such as MC, DJ, Breakdance, Graffiti, and Knowledge of Self, across educational and community spaces.

HipHopEd Conference 2023 Registration is Open!

Call for Conference Proposals [CLOSED]

We are pleased to invite proposals for the HipHopEd Conference 2023, the premier conference in the field of hip-hop and education. 

We welcome proposals for the following presentation formats:

Paper presentations: These sessions will consist of 20-minute presentations followed by a brief Q&A session.

Interactive Workshops: These 50-minute sessions will be interactive and hands-on, allowing participants to learn a new idea, skill, practice, or technique that can be incorporated into practice.

All proposals must be submitted by Friday, April 21st, 11:59 pm EST. Proposals will be evaluated based on their relevance to the conference theme, their originality and quality, and their potential to contribute to the field of hip-hop and education.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is HipHopEd Conference 2023?

The HipHopEd Conference will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, and the HipHopEd Conference at Bronx Legacy High School, 730 Concourse Village West, Bronx, NY 10451, in the South Bronx.

How do I register?

Only registered participants can attend the conference. Participants can register for the conference here. NYC Department of Education and other schools can register groups of teachers via purchase order. Email for more information. 

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

Unfortunately, as a non-profit organization, HipHopEd does not provide funding for travel or lodging. 

What can I expect at the HipHopEd Conference 2023?

With a variety of workshops, presentations, student performances, keynotes, and networking, The HipHopEd Conference is designed to be a meaningful and affirming experience!  

Is it too late to submit a proposal?

All proposals must be submitted by Friday, April 21st, 11:59 pm EST. Proposals will be evaluated based on their relevance to the conference theme, their originality and quality, and their potential to contribute to the field of hip-hop and education.

Accepted presenters will be notified by Monday, April 24th. We look forward to receiving your proposals and seeing you at the HipHopEd Conference 2023! 

I don’t see my question answered here – who should I contact?

Feel free to reach out to us at if you have any questions.