Annual Dreamer Conference

The National Dreamer Conference, first held in 2002, is an annual gathering of middle and high school Dreamers from across the "I Have A Dream" Foundation affiliate network. This conference equips Dreamers with the skills needed to reach and succeed in college. Dreamers have the opportunity to interact with college professors, current college students, expert speakers, and Dreamer alumni who have achieved their college goals. Students must apply to participate in the conference and, once accepted, receive a reading list so they arrive prepared to participate in seminars on college selection, career options, leadership, decision making, and public speaking.

Dreamers leave the conference having experienced life on a college campus. The time spent immersed in a college environment helps students envision their own college success. They return home armed with the tools needed to be personally successful and eager to share these skills with their peers.

This conference is made possible by the generous support of our donors.
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Conference History

Year

Host School Logo

Location

2015

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Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)

2014

American University (Washington, DC)

2013

University of Colorado - Boulder (Boulder, CO)

2012

Drake University (Des Moines, IA)

2011

University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL )

2010

Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)

2009

University of North Texas (Denton, TX)

2008

University of Georgia (Athens, GA)

2007

Auraria Higher Education Center (Denver, CO)

2006

Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, MI)

2005

Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

2004

Hudson Valley Resort (Kerhonkson, NY)

2003

Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR)

2002

Hudson Valley Resort (Kerhonkson, NY)

 

2015

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

2014

Dreamer Conference 2014

American University
Washington, DC

2013

Dreamer Conference 2013

University of Colorado - Boulder
Boulder, CO

2012

Dreamer Conference 2012

Drake University
Des Moines, IA

2011

Dreamer Conference 2011

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

2010

Dreamer Conference 2010

Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

2009

Dreamer Conference 2009

University of North Texas
Denton, TX

2008

Dreamer Conference 2008

University of Georgia
Athens, GA

2007

Dreamer Conference 2007

Auraria Higher Education Center
Denver, CO

2006

Dreamer Conference 2006

Hillsdale College
Hillsdale, MI

2005

Dreamer Conference 2005

Stanford University
Stanford, CA

2004

Dreamer Conference 2004

Hudson Valley Resort
Kerhonkson, NY

2003

Dreamer Conference 2003

Lewis & Clark College
Portland, OR

2002

Dreamer Conference 2002

Lewis & Clark College
Kerhonkson, NY