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NCORE 2024 Registration

As we bring NCORE 2024 to Hawai‘i, we have been working with our Native Hawaiian partners on how to enter the space respectfully. The result of that effort is the Pledge To Our Keiki. We invite you to take and reflect on this pledge as you start your registration and preparation for NCORE 2024.

Pledge To Our Keiki

From our elders we have learned we are part of the environment, not above it. The life, lands, and waters are more than just our surroundings, they are our family.

From our children we will learn that Hawai‘i is not inherited from our ancestors but borrowed from our future generations.

So when you are welcomed here, you become part of this ‘ohana that is responsible for us and our island home too. Just as we, nā keiki o ka ‘āina, the children of Hawai‘i, pledge to care for these islands, we ask that you make this pledge to us:

For a rare and endangered place, where a destructive foreign species is introduced every day…I will bring only what is invited and be mindful of where I explore.
May my respect for the ʻāina of Hawai’i guide each step I take within this community.


For an island community that defines wealth not by what is kept, but what is shared…I will give my respect and leave what is not mine to take.
May sharing in the abundant gifts of community be the source of fulfillment during my time on the island, liberating me from the transactional and extractive practices of the dominant and colonial culture. 


For an indigenous culture that has evolved with these islands, both unique and intertwined in their existence…I will experience sacred places and practices with a bowed head and open heart.
May my reverence for sacred places open me to the experience of the sacred in this community, in our lives, and in the places we call home. 


For this birthplace of aloha that typically welcomes more visitors than has residents…I will live aloha, tread lightly amongst this beauty and make it cleaner than I found it.
May I encounter the profound environmental impact of our collective presence on the island and ground myself in ways of being that are inclusive of place and the protection of the natural world.


For a Hawaiian people whose ancestors sailed here using only the stars to guide them in search of islands to sustain them…I will learn from your legacy and support your ongoing voyage toward sustainability.
May I be a resource to the community, understanding that I am an ally and play a role in this venture!


The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education is coordinated by the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies at the University of Oklahoma Outreach / College of Continuing Education. As a non-profit, educational event, NCORE is open to all individuals; no membership is required. The conference is financed by registration fees and sponsorships. Review the NCORE 2024 Terms and Conditions including information on Covid-19 protocols, refund/substitution policies, and more. (Opens in new window.) Registration / Check-In will be at the Hawai‘i Convention Center; times and specific location to be announced. 


PLEASE NOTE: Once you enter the online registration site, payment is only by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express).


NCORE 2024 Registration Rates

   Early Bird (ends March 31st)   Regular (April 1st-June 1st) 
Students  $495.00* $495.00*
Professionals** $695.00 $795.00
Add an Optional Pre-Conference Institute $100.00 $100.00

* The student rate remains the same year-round and includes an optional Pre-Conference Institute. 

** NCORE offers a discount for groups of ten or more professionals. Visit the Group Discount registration page for details.

Onsite Registration & Check-In Open:

Monday, May 27: 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
Tuesday, May 28: 7:00 AM-4:00 PM
Wednesday, May 29: 7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thursday, May 30: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Friday, May 31: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday, June 1: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM


Indicate your needs when you register so NCORE staff can plan accordingly. Six weeks notice is required to schedule service. Visit our In-Person Accessibility page for more information. (Page opens in new window.)

At-A-Glance Schedule

Download an At-A-Glance Schedule. The full conference agenda with session titles, descriptions, presenters, and more will be released in late April to early May. Please check back. 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

All participants will earn 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) automatically from the University of Oklahoma Outreach. If you attend a Pre-Conference Institute, you will earn one additional CEU.

Counselors: you may opt in to receiving CEUs from the National Board for Certified Counselors during registration. 


Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7489. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

There is no charge for CEUs.

Food and Beverage Functions included with registration fee:

Wednesday: morning beverages, afternoon snacks and beverages, evening welcome reception with hors d'oeuvres
Thursday: grab-and-go breakfast, afternoon snacks and beverages
Friday: grab-and-go breakfast, afternoon snacks and beverages
Saturday: morning beverages

Need to convince your boss you should attend?

Download a Justification Letter template (opens in new window).

Events Safety and Inclusiveness Policy and Procedures

Familiarize yourself with the Events Safety and Inclusiveness Policy and Procedures for all Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies events. 

Need a W-9?

Click here to download our W-9. NCORE is coordinated by the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies at The University of Oklahoma.

Need assistance or have questions? Email or call (405) 325-3694 between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Central Time. 

Photo of Hawaiian green turtle at top of page provided by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. Used with permission. As NCORE takes place in Hawai‘i, we ask that everyone models responsible behavior for all native species. Do not feed, disrupt, disturb, or harass any native species. Give them ample space and refrain from tagging their locations.