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NCORE programming continues into the evening hours with keynote sessions, receptions, book signings, film screenings, and more!



Tuesday Keynote panel

Keynote Session: Policy, Politics and Players: The Intersectionality of Race & Athletics

Exhibit Hall C-D

8:00-9:30 PM

A panel of national experts shares and reflects on the realities experienced by minorities who are student athletes, professional athletes, coaches, administrators and those who aspire to reach the highest level of leadership in athletics.  These industry leaders will discuss the intersectionality of race and athletics along with critically important topics such as the decreasing representation of leadership of color in athletics, current politics and policies that impact student and professional athletes and those that coach and lead them.  

Katrice Albert, PhD, Vice President of Inclusion and Human Resources, National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA)

Bakari Sellers – CNN Political Analyst & Former State Representative from South Carolina

Marques Colston, Partner, Executive Education Program for Professional Athletes, Columbia Business School – New York, NY

Richard Lapchick, PhD, Director, The Institute for Diversity in Sport, University of Central Florida


Reception Guests

All students attending NCORE are invited to attend the Student Reception. Meet new friends and begin engaging in the NCORE community. Light refreshments will be served.

Oregon Convention Center Portland Ballroom Room 253-254/257-258. 6:00-7:30 PM.

This event is co-sponsored with generous support from Hilton Worldwide



Documentary Film: SINCE I BEEN DOWN

Room C123-C124 | 8:00-10:00 PM





Welcoming Reception

Experience a selection of Portland's best hors d'oeuvres featuring locally-sourced ingredients. Join us in the Portland Ballroom at 7:00 PM.

Reception Guests

Connect with colleagues, make new friends, and enjoy a fun evening!


Talent Show participant

Talent Show 

NCORE participants take to the stage at this annual must-see event! 8:30 PM in Exhibit Hall C-D!




Shakti Butler

Keynote Session: Supremacy, Trauma and Radical Imagination with Shakti Butler

Exhibit Hall C-D | 8:00 PM


Books & Bites

Meet your favorite authors and have them sign copies of their books! Light refreshments will be served. Exhibit Hall E from 5:30-7:00 PM.


Portland Community College

Community College Reception sponsored by Portland Community College

Attendees from community colleges are invited to this networking event. Light refreshments will be served.

Portland Ballroom 257 & 258 | 6:30-8:00 PM


rose city speaks and beats

Rose City Speaks & Beats

Join us for an intimate spoken word event and engage in the power of poetry! Led by Toby Jenkins, Crystal Leigh Endsley, and Tony Keith, Jr.

Room C123-C124 | 7:30-10:00 PM




My People's Market

My People's Market

NCORE participants are invited to a private evening event at My People's Market by showing their name badge on Friday. The event continues Saturday and is open to the public. Support more than 100 local multicultural businesses, speak with vendors, and network with local business owners of color. Enjoy live music, art, performances, activities, and of course, plenty to eat and drink.

Bring your friends and family to explore the diverse entrepreneurial talent of Portland at this free event.

Location: NW 9th Ave & NW Lovejoy St 

Friday 1:00-6:00 PM and Saturday 12:00-7:00 PM



Film Screening: Healing Justice

Room F150-F151 | 7:30 PM



Room D135-D136 | 10:00 PM - Midnight