As thought leaders in the field, HHEC curates convenings for a deeper dive into Hip-Hop Education’s most pertinent topics.

  • Hip-Hop Education Lecture Series: Through a three-campus partnership that included theUniversity of Wisconsin­-Madison, Teachers College; Columbia University, and New York University, the HHEC initiative launched the first of its kind video-conference as a Hip-Hop Education public lecture series. More than 1,000 students participated, 2012
  • Documenting History In Your Own Backyard: HHEC partnered with The Schomburg Center, Cornell University’s Hip Hop Collection, and the Smithsonian’s Archive Center to present the first symposium exploring the process of documenting and preserving Hip-Hop culture and history. Over fifty leaders and experts in the field convened at The Schomburg Center to continue to shape the field and develop innovative preservation, educational and community outreach projects with the goal of ensuring the survival of Hip-Hop’s collections and archives, 2014
  • Documenting History In Your Own Backyard II: HHEC, The Schomburg Center, Cornell University’s Hip Hop Collection, and the Universal Hip Hop Museum partnered for this symposium to continue the conversation around development and preservation in the field. Over 200 people attended representing nearly a dozen countries, 2020
  • Hip-Hop Studies Symposium: Virginia Union University (VUU) and Virginia State University (VSU) in collaboration with the HHEC, presents an annual symposium to interrogate, critique, and explore the development of Hip-Hop Studies through the intersectionality of the academy, sports, entertainment industry, social justice, and entrepreneurship.
    • “Hey Young World: Hip-Hop Celebrates 50 Years!”, 2023
    • “My” Philosophy: The Rise of Hip Hop Studies In The Academy, 2022