2017 Conference Schedule

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Be a part of the 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition presented by NBMBAA® & Prospanica®

Day
  • Sunday 09/24
    • 9:00 am
      -
      5:00 pm

      CertifiNOWTM PMP®/CAPM® Prep (Day 1)

      Project management training course for the PMP® and CAPM® exams for professionals and consultants in virtually every major industry.
      Speaker: Floyd Trotman III

  • Monday 09/25
    • 9:00 am
      -
      5:00 pm

      CertifiNOWTM PMP®/CAPM® Prep (Day 2)

      Project management training course for the PMP® and CAPM® exams for professionals and consultants in virtually every major industry.
      Speaker: Floyd Trotman III

    • 9:00 am
      -
      5:00 pm

      Continuing Education Session: Kickstart Your Business

      Pre-registration required.
      This course explores the fundamentals of creating a small business – from scratch – the right way, in order to set a course for long-term success and sustainability. Experience a one-day intensive with practical, hands-on instruction for converting an idea, an invention or a concept into an actual, fully incorporated legal entity that is positioned to do business and generate revenue immediately.
      Instructors: Vic Bolton and Karen Swain

  • Tuesday 09/26
    • 9:00 am
      -
      5:00 pm

      CertifiNOWTM PMP®/CAPM® Prep (Day 3)

      Project management training course for the PMP® and CAPM® exams for professionals and consultants in virtually every major industry.
      Speaker: Floyd Trotman III

    • 9:00 am
      -
      5:00 pm

      Continuing Education Session: Kickstart Your Business

      Pre-registration required.
      This course explores the fundamentals of creating a small business – from scratch – the right way, in order to set a course for long-term success and sustainability. Experience a one-day intensive with practical, hands-on instruction for converting an idea, an invention or a concept into an actual, fully incorporated legal entity that is positioned to do business and generate revenue immediately.
      Instructors: Vic Bolton and Karen Swain

    • 9:00 am
      -
      3:00 pm

      Workshop: Creating Presentations That Deliver Results

      Pre-registration required.
      This interactive workshop focuses on helping participants learn the building blocks of creating effective presentations that get results. At some point in our lives, we all have to deliver a presentation - whether it's to a crowd of a 1,000 or just to our boss. We often have a lot weighing on the outcome of these presentations - from startup funding to career advancement - yet most of us don't know how to create presentations that really deliver. It can take years of trial and error to get it right, or simply learning a few best practices that even non-designers can use to create powerful, impactful decks.

    • 8:00 pm
      -
      10:00 pm

      Welcome Reception

      Join us for a Welcome Reception to network with your fellow attendees before the Conference begins on Wednesday.
      Rep your school by wearing a shirt from your alma mater.

  • Wednesday 09/27
    • 6:30 am
      -
      7:30 am

      Fitting in Fitness: Yoga Class

      Join us in this interactive session that will help you learn how to make time for fitness in the busy world of professionals.

    • 8:00 am
      -
      5:30 pm

      Case Competitions

      Pre-registration required. Teams of students analyze a complex business case to demonstrate their problem-solving skills. Teams present their findings before a panel of executives from leading corporations and academic institutions from across the country.

    • 9:00 am
      -
      10:00 am

      Opening Session: The Power of Leadership

      Join us for a kick-off keynote to start the 2017 Conference.
      Speaker: Jesse Tyson, Thomas Savino, Eric Thomas, Raymond Bennett, John Lewis

    • 10:45 am
      -
      12:00 pm

      Breakout Sessions

      Presenting Data Effectively

      Female Leadership & Breaking the Glass Ceiling

      Tapping into Your 401k for your Next Business Venture

      Community Impact: Leveraging Foundations

      Government Money Isn't What it Used to Be

      The Key to Building a Real Estate Empire

    • 11:00 am
      -
      3:00 pm

      Higher Education Expo

      Representatives from colleges, universities and graduate schools will join us to answer your questions, provide insight into their unique offering, and share scholarship opportunities. Visit the Higher Ed Expo booths to explore your education opportunities.

    • 12:00 pm
      -
      5:00 pm

      Crisis Management Interactive Workshop

      Participants will be presented with a crisis scenario and will have a limited amount of time to develop a management strategy. This interactive session is designed to challenge participants to think quickly, prioritize and weigh risks vs. rewards to reach desirable outcomes. Participants will present their solution to a panel of judges who will critique the handling of the case and provide feedback.

      Facilitator: Vanessa S. Vaughn

    • 12:15 pm
      -
      2:15 pm

      Luncheon: Racial Equity by Design

      Racial inequality has been embedded within our nation since its beginning, and it survives within our complex social structures.  This luncheon talk will investigate these contemporary realities and how to effect change within the systems that govern our businesses, institutions, and communities.

      Panelists: TBA | Moderator: TBA

    • 2:30 pm
      -
      3:45 pm

      Breakout Sessions

      Leading with Purpose

      How to Boost Your Social Media Followers

      Bitcoin & the Blockchain: The Future of Money

      Beyond Out: Corporate Leadership and LGBTQ+

      Multicultural Marketing: Refining the Message

      Overcoming Your Fear of Entrepreneurship

    • 4:00 pm
      -
      5:15 pm

      Gold Key Executive Networking

      Invitation-only.
      An exclusive networking event for highly-skilled and experienced members who are seeking director-level and above positions with Fortune 500 companies. Guests will network with corporate executives and share experiences.

    • 5:30 pm
      -
      7:00 pm

      Collegiate Partnership Receptions

      NBMBAA® Collegiate Partners are invited to attend a welcome reception. Please join us in celebrating our 39th Annual Conference with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

    • 7:00 pm
      -
      10:00 pm

      Prospanica Brillante Gala

      Ticketed event.
      Prospanica’s annual Brillante Gala celebrates the year’s achievements and highlights the path ahead. During the Gala, Prospanica recognizes the recipients of the Brillante Awards, which honor the individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the educational, economic and social well-being of the Hispanic community.

  • Thursday 09/28
    • 6:30 am
      -
      7:30 am

      Fitting in Fitness: Yoga Class

      Join us in this interactive session that will help you learn how to make time for fitness in the busy world of professionals.

    • 8:45 am
      -
      9:00 am

      Ribbon Cutting

      The official opening of the 2017 Career Expo floor.

    • 9:00 am
      -
      11:00 am

      Career Expo: Members Only

      Approximately 300 corporations will have representatives on the Career Expo floor. Gather information, book interviews and network with exhibitors. **To take full advantage of the Career Expo, please upload your resume to the website as soon as possible. Employers begin reviewing resumes over the summer to book interviews.**

    • 9:00 am
      -
      4:00 pm

      Case Competitions Continued

      Undergrad Case Competitions & Graduate Case Competitions

    • 10:00 am
      -
      11:00 am

      Opening Keynote: Uncharitable

      Speaker: Dan Pallotta, Valerie Love, Kelly Tolbert

    • 11:00 am
      -
      12:15 pm

      Meet the Experts

      Navigating the New Way of Working
      Sponsored by Pitney Bowes

    • 11:00 am
      -
      5:00 pm

      Career Expo: All Access

      Approximately 300 corporations will have representatives on the Career Expo floor. Gather information, book interviews and network with exhibitors. **To take full advantage of the Career Expo, please upload your resume to the website as soon as possible. Employers begin reviewing resumes over the summer to book interviews.**

    • 11:00 am
      -
      12:15 pm

      Meet the Experts: Passion, Pivot, Perform: Break Out and Break In

      What if you start out in one successful arena – and an unforeseen change causes you to pivot and start a new journey? Be inspired by a story of how you can break out of a rut – and break into a new career.

      Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual

    • 11:00 am
      -
      12:15 pm

      Meet the Experts: Chick-fil-A: Work Full of Life – Where Innovation and Service Intersect

      Join Chick-fil-A’s session: Work Full of Life- Where Innovation and Service Intersect! Hear a panel of representatives from Chick-fil-A who represent both Corporate Staff and Franchisees, discuss their decision to join Chick-fil-A, and how they are able to enjoy life by fulfilling their business goals and their passion to serve their community.

      Sponsored by Chick-fil-A

    • 11:00 am
      -
      12:15 pm

      Meet the Experts: The Elephant in the Room: The Courageous Yet Uncomfortable Conversation

      It’s not easy or comfortable for most of us to talk about our differences but it’s something we should not avoid. If we are to make any progress on this national issue, we must talk about it openly. As “the keeper of the conscience” for diversity & inclusion, we have a particular responsibility and a unique opportunity to be courageous in leading the conversation. Join us for a frank open conversation.

      Sponsored by Bank of America

    • 11:00 am
      -
      12:15 pm

      Meet the Experts: Leading with Heart: Delivering Innovation that Improves Lives

      CVS Health is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health. A commitment to digital innovation is one way we’re putting our purpose into action. Another is by attending the NBMBAA conference to recruit talented, creative and driven professionals with a passion for improving lives. Bring your ingenuity to CVS Health and help us change the face of health care.

      Sponsored by CVS Health

    • 12:30 pm
      -
      2:30 pm

      Luncheon – The CEOs

      “The CEO’s” Luncheon Panel of Fortune 500 business leaders is a dynamic discussion on the Power of Performance and the necessity of Next-Level Leadership to enable significant results. This session is designed to encourage and guide our conference attendees into taking steps to increase their performance to move to the next level.

      Panelists: Arne Sorenson, Lisa Wardell, Bill Lacey, Anthony Lopez, Charmaine Ward, Mel Parker, Verdun Perry
      Moderator: Carla Harris

    • 2:45 pm
      -
      4:00 pm

      Breakout Sessions

      Risk vs. Reward: High Stakes Decision Making

      The Business Implications of Artificial Intelligence

      Doing Business in Africa: Entrepreneurship Meets Social Investment

      Private Equity 101

      Coalition Building: The Power of Partnerships

      Taking the Franchise Route

    • 4:00 pm
      -
      5:00 pm

      Build a Better LinkedIn Profile

      TBA

    • 4:15 pm
      -
      5:30 pm

      Scale Up Pitch Challenge Finals

      Finalists in this entrepreneurship contest will pitch their "big idea" to a panel of qualified judges. Judges are looking for scalable, disruptive ideas that are supported with product-market fit and a solid business foundation. The winner will receive $50,000 to help make their idea a reality.

    • 6:00 pm
      -
      9:00 pm

      Hospitality Receptions

      Hospitality Receptions
      Networking Event
       

  • Friday 09/29
    • 6:30 am
      -
      7:30 am

      Fitting in Fitness: Yoga Class

      Join us in this interactive session that will help you learn how to make time for fitness in the busy world of professionals.

    • 9:00 am
      -
      3:00 pm

      Career Expo

      Approximately 300 corporations will have representatives on the Career Expo floor. Gather information, book interviews and network with exhibitors. **To take full advantage of the Career Expo, please upload your resume to the website as soon as possible. Employers begin reviewing resumes over the summer to book interviews.**

    • 9:00 am
      -
      10:30 am

      Membership Meetings

      Membership Meetings
      Members-only Annual Meetings
       
      NBMBAA® and Prospanica® will each host their own members-only annual meetings.

    • 10:45 am
      -
      12:00 pm

      Breakout Sessions

      Keep the Torch Lit: Leading with Relevance and Cultural Authenticity

      Success in a Sharing Economy

      So You Want to Be an Ex-Pat

      How to Retire by 40

      Getting a Job Offer through Non-Traditional Means

      How to Make Your Side Hustle Your Main Hustle

    • 1:30 pm
      -
      2:45 pm

      Breakout Sessions

      Leadership in a Difficult Climate

      How Your Start-Up Can Close the Wealth Gap

      BRIC: Capitalizing on Burgeoning Markets

      The Art of Negotiation

      Mastering the Career Pivot

      Embracing Intraprenuership

    • 2:30 pm
      -
      4:00 pm

      Case Competition Finals

      Teams that have progressed to the finals will present their case solutions to a panel of judges for final decisions.

    • 7:00 pm
      -
      9:00 pm

      2017 Impact Awards

      The NBMBAA® Impact Awards recognize the members, Chapters, Partners and others who have demonstrated exceptional service of the organization's mission and goals.

      MC: Tamron Hall

    • 10:00 pm
      -
      2:00 am

      MBA Live®

      Tickets required. MBA Live® includes a Friday night concert and Saturday day party. This lifestyle event allows attendees to unwind and balance their focused and aligned week of exploration and innovation with fun and excitement.

  • Saturday 09/30
    • 7:30 am
      -
      10:00 am

      Leaders of Tomorrow® 5k Charity Walk

      Pre-registration required.
      Join your fellow attendees in this 5k Charity Walk through downtown Philadelphia to raise fitness awareness and donations for the organization.

    • 12:00 pm
      -
      4:00 pm

      Leaders of Tomorrow® Charity Poker Tournament

      Put your risk vs. reward skills to the test in this charity poker tournament to support the organization.

Day
  • Sunday 09/24
    • 9:00 am
      -
      5:00 pm

      CertifiNOWTM PMP®/CAPM® Prep (Day 1)

      Project management training course for the PMP® and CAPM® exams for professionals and consultants in virtually every major industry.
      Speaker: Floyd Trotman III

  • Monday 09/25
    • 9:00 am
      -
      5:00 pm

      CertifiNOWTM PMP®/CAPM® Prep (Day 2)

      Project management training course for the PMP® and CAPM® exams for professionals and consultants in virtually every major industry.
      Speaker: Floyd Trotman III

    • 9:00 am
      -
      5:00 pm

      Continuing Education Session: Kickstart Your Business

      Pre-registration required.
      This course explores the fundamentals of creating a small business – from scratch – the right way, in order to set a course for long-term success and sustainability. Experience a one-day intensive with practical, hands-on instruction for converting an idea, an invention or a concept into an actual, fully incorporated legal entity that is positioned to do business and generate revenue immediately.
      Instructors: Vic Bolton and Karen Swain

  • Tuesday 09/26
    • 9:00 am
      -
      5:00 pm

      CertifiNOWTM PMP®/CAPM® Prep (Day 3)

      Project management training course for the PMP® and CAPM® exams for professionals and consultants in virtually every major industry.
      Speaker: Floyd Trotman III

    • 9:00 am
      -
      5:00 pm

      Continuing Education Session: Kickstart Your Business

      Pre-registration required.
      This course explores the fundamentals of creating a small business – from scratch – the right way, in order to set a course for long-term success and sustainability. Experience a one-day intensive with practical, hands-on instruction for converting an idea, an invention or a concept into an actual, fully incorporated legal entity that is positioned to do business and generate revenue immediately.
      Instructors: Vic Bolton and Karen Swain

    • 9:00 am
      -
      3:00 pm

      Workshop: Creating Presentations That Deliver Results

      Pre-registration required.
      This interactive workshop focuses on helping participants learn the building blocks of creating effective presentations that get results. At some point in our lives, we all have to deliver a presentation - whether it's to a crowd of a 1,000 or just to our boss. We often have a lot weighing on the outcome of these presentations - from startup funding to career advancement - yet most of us don't know how to create presentations that really deliver. It can take years of trial and error to get it right, or simply learning a few best practices that even non-designers can use to create powerful, impactful decks.

    • 6:00 pm
      -
      8:00 pm

      CEO Reception

      Invitation-only reception.

    • 8:00 pm
      -
      10:00 pm

      Welcome Reception

      Join us for a Welcome Reception to network with your fellow attendees before the Conference begins on Wednesday.
      Rep your school by wearing a shirt from your alma mater.

  • Wednesday 09/27
    • 6:30 am
      -
      7:30 am

      Fitting in Fitness: Yoga Class

      Join us in this interactive session that will help you learn how to make time for fitness in the busy world of professionals.

    • 8:00 am
      -
      5:30 pm

      Case Competitions

      Pre-registration required. Teams of students analyze a complex business case to demonstrate their problem-solving skills. Teams present their findings before a panel of executives from leading corporations and academic institutions from across the country.

    • 9:00 am
      -
      10:00 am

      Opening Session: The Power of Leadership

      Join us for a kick-off keynote to start the 2017 Conference.
      Speaker: Jesse Tyson, Thomas Savino, Eric Thomas, Raymond Bennett, John Lewis

    • 10:30 am
      -
      12:30 pm

      Black Think: Increasing the Number of Black Professionals in the Executive Suite

      The 2017 NBMBAA® Black Think will explore why Blacks continue to be underrepresented in the E-Suite, given the proven economic benefits of diversity. In a roundtable format, we will clarify the underlying issues while creating a space for understanding and implementing the most effective solutions. In collaboration with key thought partners representing business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders, NBMBAA® will generate momentum to diversify America’s executive workforce.

      Keynote Speaker: Dr. Damon Williams
      Lead Facilitator: Crystal Brown

    • 10:45 am
      -
      12:00 pm

      Breakout Sessions

      Presenting Data Effectively

      Female Leadership & Breaking the Glass Ceiling

      Tapping into Your 401k for your Next Business Venture

      Community Impact: Leveraging Foundations

      Government Money Isn't What it Used to Be

      The Key to Building a Real Estate Empire

    • 11:00 am
      -
      3:00 pm

      Higher Education Expo

      Representatives from colleges, universities and graduate schools will join us to answer your questions, provide insight into their unique offering, and share scholarship opportunities. Visit the Higher Ed Expo booths to explore your education opportunities.

    • 12:00 pm
      -
      5:00 pm

      Crisis Management Interactive Workshop

      Participants will be presented with a crisis scenario and will have a limited amount of time to develop a management strategy. This interactive session is designed to challenge participants to think quickly, prioritize and weigh risks vs. rewards to reach desirable outcomes. Participants will present their solution to a panel of judges who will critique the handling of the case and provide feedback.

      Facilitator: Vanessa S. Vaughn

    • 12:15 pm
      -
      2:15 pm

      Luncheon: Racial Equity by Design

      Racial inequality has been embedded within our nation since its beginning, and it survives within our complex social structures.  This luncheon talk will investigate these contemporary realities and how to effect change within the systems that govern our businesses, institutions, and communities.

      Panelists: TBA | Moderator: TBA

    • 2:30 pm
      -
      3:45 pm

      Breakout Sessions

      Leading with Purpose

      How to Boost Your Social Media Followers

      Bitcoin & the Blockchain: The Future of Money

      Beyond Out: Corporate Leadership and LGBTQ+

      Multicultural Marketing: Refining the Message

      Overcoming Your Fear of Entrepreneurship

    • 4:00 pm
      -
      5:15 pm

      Gold Key Executive Networking

      Invitation-only.
      An exclusive networking event for highly-skilled and experienced members who are seeking director-level and above positions with Fortune 500 companies. Guests will network with corporate executives and share experiences.

    • 5:30 pm
      -
      7:00 pm

      Collegiate Partnership Receptions

      NBMBAA® Collegiate Partners are invited to attend a welcome reception. Please join us in celebrating our 39th Annual Conference with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

    • 7:00 pm
      -
      10:00 pm

      Prospanica Brillante Gala

      Ticketed event.
      Prospanica’s annual Brillante Gala celebrates the year’s achievements and highlights the path ahead. During the Gala, Prospanica recognizes the recipients of the Brillante Awards, which honor the individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the educational, economic and social well-being of the Hispanic community.

  • Thursday 09/28
    • 6:30 am
      -
      7:30 am

      Fitting in Fitness: Yoga Class

      Join us in this interactive session that will help you learn how to make time for fitness in the busy world of professionals.

    • 8:45 am
      -
      9:00 am

      Ribbon Cutting

      The official opening of the 2017 Career Expo floor.

    • 9:00 am
      -
      11:00 am

      Career Expo: Members Only

      Approximately 300 corporations will have representatives on the Career Expo floor. Gather information, book interviews and network with exhibitors. **To take full advantage of the Career Expo, please upload your resume to the website as soon as possible. Employers begin reviewing resumes over the summer to book interviews.**

    • 9:00 am
      -
      4:00 pm

      Case Competitions Continued

      Undergrad Case Competitions & Graduate Case Competitions

    • 10:00 am
      -
      11:00 am

      Opening Keynote: Uncharitable

      Speaker: Dan Pallotta, Valerie Love, Kelly Tolbert

    • 11:00 am
      -
      12:15 pm

      Meet the Experts

      Navigating the New Way of Working
      Sponsored by Pitney Bowes

    • 11:00 am
      -
      5:00 pm

      Career Expo: All Access

      Approximately 300 corporations will have representatives on the Career Expo floor. Gather information, book interviews and network with exhibitors. **To take full advantage of the Career Expo, please upload your resume to the website as soon as possible. Employers begin reviewing resumes over the summer to book interviews.**

    • 11:00 am
      -
      12:15 pm

      Meet the Experts: Passion, Pivot, Perform: Break Out and Break In

      What if you start out in one successful arena – and an unforeseen change causes you to pivot and start a new journey? Be inspired by a story of how you can break out of a rut – and break into a new career.

      Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual

    • 11:00 am
      -
      12:15 pm

      Meet the Experts: Chick-fil-A: Work Full of Life – Where Innovation and Service Intersect

      Join Chick-fil-A’s session: Work Full of Life- Where Innovation and Service Intersect! Hear a panel of representatives from Chick-fil-A who represent both Corporate Staff and Franchisees, discuss their decision to join Chick-fil-A, and how they are able to enjoy life by fulfilling their business goals and their passion to serve their community.

      Sponsored by Chick-fil-A

    • 11:00 am
      -
      12:15 pm

      Meet the Experts: The Elephant in the Room: The Courageous Yet Uncomfortable Conversation

      It’s not easy or comfortable for most of us to talk about our differences but it’s something we should not avoid. If we are to make any progress on this national issue, we must talk about it openly. As “the keeper of the conscience” for diversity & inclusion, we have a particular responsibility and a unique opportunity to be courageous in leading the conversation. Join us for a frank open conversation.

      Sponsored by Bank of America

    • 11:00 am
      -
      12:15 pm

      Meet the Experts: Leading with Heart: Delivering Innovation that Improves Lives

      CVS Health is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health. A commitment to digital innovation is one way we’re putting our purpose into action. Another is by attending the NBMBAA conference to recruit talented, creative and driven professionals with a passion for improving lives. Bring your ingenuity to CVS Health and help us change the face of health care.

      Sponsored by CVS Health

    • 12:30 pm
      -
      2:30 pm

      Luncheon – The CEOs

      “The CEO’s” Luncheon Panel of Fortune 500 business leaders is a dynamic discussion on the Power of Performance and the necessity of Next-Level Leadership to enable significant results. This session is designed to encourage and guide our conference attendees into taking steps to increase their performance to move to the next level.

      Panelists: Arne Sorenson, Lisa Wardell, Bill Lacey, Anthony Lopez, Charmaine Ward, Mel Parker, Verdun Perry
      Moderator: Carla Harris

    • 2:45 pm
      -
      4:00 pm

      Breakout Sessions

      Risk vs. Reward: High Stakes Decision Making

      The Business Implications of Artificial Intelligence

      Doing Business in Africa: Entrepreneurship Meets Social Investment

      Private Equity 101

      Coalition Building: The Power of Partnerships

      Taking the Franchise Route

    • 4:00 pm
      -
      5:00 pm

      Build a Better LinkedIn Profile

      TBA

    • 4:15 pm
      -
      5:30 pm

      Scale Up Pitch Challenge Finals

      Finalists in this entrepreneurship contest will pitch their "big idea" to a panel of qualified judges. Judges are looking for scalable, disruptive ideas that are supported with product-market fit and a solid business foundation. The winner will receive $50,000 to help make their idea a reality.

    • 6:00 pm
      -
      9:00 pm

      Hospitality Receptions

      Hospitality Receptions
      Networking Event
       

  • Friday 09/29
    • 6:30 am
      -
      7:30 am

      Fitting in Fitness: Yoga Class

      Join us in this interactive session that will help you learn how to make time for fitness in the busy world of professionals.

    • 9:00 am
      -
      3:00 pm

      Career Expo

      Approximately 300 corporations will have representatives on the Career Expo floor. Gather information, book interviews and network with exhibitors. **To take full advantage of the Career Expo, please upload your resume to the website as soon as possible. Employers begin reviewing resumes over the summer to book interviews.**

    • 9:00 am
      -
      10:30 am

      Membership Meetings

      Membership Meetings
      Members-only Annual Meetings
       
      NBMBAA® and Prospanica® will each host their own members-only annual meetings.

    • 10:45 am
      -
      12:00 pm

      Breakout Sessions

      Keep the Torch Lit: Leading with Relevance and Cultural Authenticity

      Success in a Sharing Economy

      So You Want to Be an Ex-Pat

      How to Retire by 40

      Getting a Job Offer through Non-Traditional Means

      How to Make Your Side Hustle Your Main Hustle

    • 1:30 pm
      -
      2:45 pm

      Breakout Sessions

      Leadership in a Difficult Climate

      How Your Start-Up Can Close the Wealth Gap

      BRIC: Capitalizing on Burgeoning Markets

      The Art of Negotiation

      Mastering the Career Pivot

      Embracing Intraprenuership

    • 2:30 pm
      -
      4:00 pm

      Case Competition Finals

      Teams that have progressed to the finals will present their case solutions to a panel of judges for final decisions.

    • 7:00 pm
      -
      9:00 pm

      2017 Impact Awards

      The NBMBAA® Impact Awards recognize the members, Chapters, Partners and others who have demonstrated exceptional service of the organization's mission and goals.

      MC: Tamron Hall

    • 10:00 pm
      -
      2:00 am

      MBA Live®

      Tickets required. MBA Live® includes a Friday night concert and Saturday day party. This lifestyle event allows attendees to unwind and balance their focused and aligned week of exploration and innovation with fun and excitement.

  • Saturday 09/30
    • 7:30 am
      -
      10:00 am

      Leaders of Tomorrow® 5k Charity Walk

      Pre-registration required.
      Join your fellow attendees in this 5k Charity Walk through downtown Philadelphia to raise fitness awareness and donations for the organization.

    • 12:00 pm
      -
      4:00 pm

      Leaders of Tomorrow® Charity Poker Tournament

      Put your risk vs. reward skills to the test in this charity poker tournament to support the organization.