• 11th National Dominican Student Conference

    March 31st - April 2nd, 2017

    Babson College / Boston, MA​

    Thank you all who came and made it possible! - NDSC Babson Board

  • ¡​Saludos!

    NDSC is an annual event featuring the highest quality in academic workshops, inspirational speakers, and networking events — for and by the Dominican community.


    Attended by over 400 student leaders annually, we work with over 30+ Dominican student groups from around the world.


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  • 11th NDSC - Babson College

    Schedule, Speakers and Performers

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    Friday March 31 2017 - Babson College

    • Pre-Registration / 3:00 PM -  West Hall
    • Registration / 5:00 PM - West Hall
    • Pre-Conference Open Forums and Latin Dancing Class / 5:00PM -  West Hall
    • NDSC Tiene Talento Show / 7:00PM - Knight Auditorium 
    • Platano Power Party with DJ RBI / 10:00PM to 1:30AM - Knight Auditorium
    • NDSC Alumni, Professionals and Speakers Reception / 10:00PM - By Invite Only

    Saturday April 1 2017 - Babson College and La Fabrica

    • Breakfast / 7:30AM - Olin Hall Markey Commons 
    • Conference Opening Session / 9:00AM - Knight Auditorium 
    • Success Stories Panel / 9:20AM - Knight Auditorium 
    • NDSCTalks / 10:30AM - Knight Auditorium 
    • Breakout Groups /- 12:00PM - Olin Hall Classrooms
      • The Past, Present and Future of Dominican Immigration 
      • Getting a Top MBA and More!
    • Dominican Lunch / 12:00PM - Olin Hall Markey Commons 
    • Navigating Leadership in Complex Times Panel / 2:00PM - Knight Auditorium 
    • Special Guest Speaker Alejandra Castillo and Angel Taveras / 3:00PM - Knight Auditorium 
    • Special Guest Speaker Junot Díaz / 3:30PM - Knight Auditorium  
    • NDSC Gala / 5:00PM to 10:00PM - La Fabrica Cambridge (450 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge)

    Sunday April 2 2017 - Babson College

    • NDSC Mangu Breakfast / 10:00AM - Knight Auditorium 
    • Conference Closing Session and Reflection / 11:00AM - Knight Auditorium 
    • Special Screening of Los Fabulosos Ma' Mejores / 12:00PM to 2:00PM - Knight Auditorium


    Speakers and Performers

    Junot Díaz​




    Special Guest Speaker

    Alejandra Castillo


    National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency


    Special Guest Speaker

     Angel Taveras


    Lawyer, 37th mayor of Providence, Rhode Island from 2011 to 2015​


    Special Guest Speaker

    Ambassador James (Wally) Brewster


    Former United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic


    NDSC Gala

    Honorable Bob J.



    Executive, Political Consultant, Humanitarian


    NDSC Gala




    CEO at LaborX


    Success Stories Panel




    Director Strategy and Business Development


    Top MBA's Breakout

    Esmeralda Lambert


    CEO at Esmeralda Lambert LLC



    Vladimir Caamaño


    Renowned Comedian and soon on NBC!


    NDSC's Tiene Talento

    Elizabeth Acevedo


    Writer & Performer


    NDSC's Tiene Talento

    Edrizio De La Cruz


    CEO and Co-Founder at Regalii


    NDSCTalk and Top MBA's Breakout




    Founder and CEO of Dyckman Beer


    Success Stories Panel




    CEO and Founder at Mundo Lanugo


    Success Stories Panel




    Director of MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center


    Leadership Panel




    Co-Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of VIRTŪ






    Poet and Spoken Word Artist


    NDSC's Tiene Talento

    W. Gerald



    Director of Business Dev't & Social Impact, KAYA Energy

    Co-Founder, Yspaniola


    Sunday Mangu

    Angela Fernandez


    Executive Director at Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights


    Immigration Breakout

    Cid Wilson​


    President and CEO of HACR


    Leadership Panel

    Elias Alcantara


    Former Member of White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs - Barack Obama Administration


    Succes Stories Panel

    John Henry


    Managing Partner, Harlem Capital Partners



    Maria del Mar Gomez ​


    Co-Founder of MightyWell



    Joanna de Peña​


    Founder and Executive Director of Top Notch Scholars Inc.



    DJ RBI


    Renowned Latin DJ


    Friday Night Party

    Carlos Manuel Plasencia​


    Dominican Film Director, Los Fabulosos Ma Mejores


    Sunday Film Screening

    Sasha Urquidi


    Vice President at Goldman Sachs


    Leadership Panel

    Marcela Aldaz


    Partners Health / ALPFA Board of Directors


    NDSC Gala

    Dario Collado


    Director of Strategic Development for the Hispanic Heritage Foundation


    NDSC Gala

    Marcela Garcia


    Boston Globe


    Leadership Panel

    Radhames Nova


    CEO and President of JA Northern New England


    NDSC Gala

  • History


    yale university

    Dominican Student Association - QuisqueYalies


    Throwback: Saludos! Thank you for your interest in participating in the 1st National Dominican Student Conference hosted by the Dominican Student Association of Yale University. The first of its kind, this conference will bring together Dominicans from throughout the United States in order to organize ourselves more effectively against the social and academic issues that continue to afflict our community, as well as to collectively celebrate the rich Dominican heritage that we all share and continue to keep alive in our respective college communities.


    New york university

    Bella Quisqueya of New York University


    city college Of New York



    Throwback: Saludos! Thank you for your interest in participating in the 3rd National Dominican Student Conference hosted by DominiCUNY of City College of New York with the support of the Juan Pablo Duarte Foundation. Our conference's focus will be "Transitioning from a Student to a Professional.


    Cornell university

    Grupo Quisqueyano of Cornell University


    Throwback: Featuring Jacqueline Contreras, star of "Lo Mejor de Jackie" on el Super Canal and radio personality for the radio station AMOR 93.1 Carmen Mojica, widely known author of "Hija de Mi Madre" Griselda Rodriguez, researcher of body politics and labor in the Dominican Republic, Alicia Anabel Santos, a New York born Afro-Dominican with a passion for empowering women, Leopold Vasquez, artist (http://www.soundofart.net), Tony Peralta, artist and graphic designer (http://www.theperaltaproject.com/), Luis A. Inoa, photographer and poet


    Yale university

    Dominican Student Association - QuisqueYalies


    brown university

    Hosted by Brown University DSA


    Throwback: Keynote Speaker Junot Diaz


    wesleyan university



    Throwback: Reasons To Register (in no particular order): Get a chance to perform and or listen to your talented primos at our Open Mic! -Dominican Comedy Show: how often do you hear live Dominican-American comedy ?? Not often! This is your chance!! - Mala Fe will be at our Party Con Lo Pie aka This year's ending celebration will likely top all parties you've ever attended. - Dominican Art Exhibit - Dinner will feature Pernil, Moro de Habichuelas, Ensalda de Papa and networking conversations with your peers! - Networking at our rganization fair- learn about fellowships, internships, scholarships, and opportunities for you to make a difference! - Small breakout sessions + Less Panelists=More time for Q&A & deep discussion - Theme: PELEANDO INJUSTICIAS HACIENDO NOTICIAS, this conference is specifically about making change! You will be empowered! - Keynote- If you've ever written a paper on Dominican history or identity you must have quoted Dr. Silvio Torres-Saillant's work. He is THE expert on the matter. - We are giving out free souvenirs!! You will want to be here for it.


    harvard UNIVERSITY

    Harvard DSA


    Thorwback: The 8th NDSC will be hosted at Harvard University from March 28th-March 30th, 2014. This year's theme is Diáspora de la Tambora: Celebrando Arte y Cultura, which translates to "Diaspora of the Drum: Celebrating Art and Culture". Throughout the weekend, we will explore various aspects of the Dominican experience through expressive mediums such as painting, creative writing, and music among others. You can look forward to creating your own artwork, watching and participating in various performances, and interacting with talented artists in our community!



    Grupo Quisqueyano


    city college OF NEW YORK

    CUNY Dominican Student Alliance (CDSA)


    Thorwback: The CUNY Dominican Student Alliance (CDSA) and the CUNY University Student Senate (USS) are honored to host the 10th Annual National Dominican Student Conference (NDSC) in New York City. A central philosophy of the NDSC is that increased collaboration between Dominican student groups and community organizations helps create a more comfortable, familiar environment for Dominican students - and thus positively affecting the waning retention and graduation rates in the community. This year's conference theme is “Honrando el Pasado y Formando el Futuro” or "Honoring the Past and Forming the Future."


    Babson college

    HOLA Babson (Hispanic Organization of Latin Americans)


    Join us March 31st to April 2nd 2017 at Babson College to write our next chapter - together. Buy your tickets now!



  • Team

    Babson Organizing Board

    NDSC Board

    • Jamil Abreu 
    • Dorisol Inoa
    • Stephanie Rodriguez 
    • Jose Rodriguez

    Board Email: host@dominicanstudentconference.com