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The Story

In September of 2022, 300 educators from across the United States and on the continent of Africa gathered in Cape Coast, Ghana at the University of Cape Coast for the first All-African Diaspora Education Summit (ADES).  This was an historic convening of educators who made the pilgrimage under the central aim to assert that African-centered education is the mechanism needed to lead to the freedom, sovereignty, and liberation of African people. With the central question of how can we most effectively implement an educational structure that centers the history, traditions, rituals, philosophy, contributions and lived experiences of Black people as the focal point of their education in both the US and the African continent?  The resounding words were "WE ARE HERE."

Mark Your Calendars

Registration Opens December 1, 2023


  • Registration for the ADES 2024 Summit will open December 1, 2023.  Space is limited and will be on a first-come first-served basis. 

  • Registration Fee:  $1,195/Delegate

  • IMPORTANTPlease note that registration fees must be paid within 45 days of the date registered.  Failure to submit payment by the deadline may result in registration being cancelled.  


The ADES 2024 Summit will begin in Accra, Ghana on September 27, 2024.  All delegates are asked to begin travel September 25 or 26, 2024 from the USA and arrive in Accra by September 27, 2024 for the opening reception at 6:00pm (DST). The summit will end October 6, 2024 with a planned departure from Accra October 7, 2024. Negotiations are in the works with airlines for flights at discounted rates based on the scheduled departure and return dates.  

The Planning Committee  is negotiating with a number of hotels for lodging in Accra and Cape Coast.   More detailed  information will be forthcoming.

Hotel Accommodations

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