at Tennessee Tech University

June 7, 2023

An Exhilarating Experience for Student-Athletes, Coaches, Administrators, and Professors

The Qrack the CODE Conference is the only student-athlete led conference of its kind that caters to diversity, inclusion, and empowerment of the student-athlete. Our action-packed conference is filled with content designed to empower the student-athlete to diversify their own narrative. The goal of the QTC Conference is to exemplify diversity, but also Challenge student-athletes to maximize their resources in order to "Redefine the Defined" and "Change the Narrative" of what a student-athlete is "supposed" to be. Professionals, students, and administrators who attend the conference are empowered to go back to their respective campuses and implement the knowledge gained at the conference to better their respective institutions!

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Early bird registration by May 1, 2023 at 11:59 pm

  • Early Bird Student Registration $50
  • Early Bird Professional Registration $100

Regular registration After May 1, 2023

  • regular Student REGISTRATION $100
  • regular Professional Registration $200
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Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Marcus King

Experienced college basketball coach with 20 years of proficiency in leading holistic student-athlete development. Believes in cultivating a growth mindset in student-athletes correlates with developing their individual identity, learning to maximize their personal abilities in and out of competition, and overcoming life's challenges for long term success. Excellent reputation as a relationship builder, talent evaluator, global recruiter, program developer, and resource for success.

*A robust agenda with additional speakers, information, and programming will be released in early April.*

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Keynote Speaker

*A robust agenda with additional speakers, information, and programming will be released in early April.*

Dr. Dianne Murphy

Prior to becoming an athletics administrator in 1987, she was the head women’s basketball coach at Shorter College (1973-76), The Florida State University (1976-79), Eastern Kentucky University (1979-86) and Kentucky State University (1986-87). Murphy holds a Ph.D. in administration and curriculum from The Florida State University (1980), and master’s (1973) and bachelor’s (1972) degrees from Tennessee Technological University. The Tennessee Tech Alumni Association honored her with its 2005 Distinguished Alumni Award. Florida State presented her with its “Grad Made Good” award at its 2005 Homecoming and in 2019 she was honored as Tennessee Tech’s Athletics Alumni Award. Dr. M. Dianne Murphy presided over one of the most successful periods in Columbia University Athletics history during her 11-year tenure (2004-2015). She also served as the University Advisor on Athletics Issues. She currently serves as a Vice President with The PICTOR Group and is an adjunct professor in Sports Management at Tennessee Technological University.

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Hotel information

1161 South Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38506

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1091 South Willow Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501

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1200 Sams St, Cookeville, TN 38506

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About Center of diversity educAtion (C.o.d.e)

Center of Diversity Education (CODE) was founded in 2020 following the murdering of George floyd. The 8 founding members sought to create an organization, and they ended up creating a family. CODE is an advocate for student-athletes, and it is an entity for student-athletes, by student-athletes. The mission of CODE is to promote unity through diversity. on any college campus, the student-athletes are among the most diverse group on campus; however, there is rarely any communication across sports. code sought to create an ENVIRONMENT where regardless of an individual's background, code would serve as an advocate for student-athletes seeking to redefine the defined.


  • Unity March on October 15, 2020 promoting unity, equality, and love where 200+ people attended

  • Created a class/Partnership in Cookeville, Tennessee with local Law enforcement granting students 3 credits

  • Created a Podcast

  • Established and sustained a mentorship program with local Elementary and Middle schools in the putnam county area

  • created partnership with middle tennessee National association for the advancement of colored people (NAACp)

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For More Information contact Jamaal Thompson Executive Director, Qrack the CODE Conference



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