2017 Conference Schedule
Day
  • Sunday 09/24
    • 9:00 am
      -
      5:00 pm

      CertifiNOW™ PMP/CAPM Course

      Project management training course for the PMP® and CAPM® exams for professionals and consultants in virtually every major industry.

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

      CertifiNOW™ PMP/CAPM Course

      Project management training course for the PMP® and CAPM® exams for professionals and consultants in virtually every major industry.

    • 9:00 am
      -
      5:00 pm

      Workshop: 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.

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

      CertifiNOW™ PMP/CAPM Course

      Project management training course for the PMP® and CAPM® exams for professionals and consultants in virtually every major industry.

    • 9:00 am
      -
      5:00 pm

      Workshop: 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.

    • 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
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      10:00 pm

      Welcome Reception

      Join us for a Welcome Reception to network with your fellow attendees before the Conference begins on Wednesday.

  • 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

      Undergraduate and Graduate Case Competitions - pre-registration required. Teams of students to analyze a complex business case to showcase 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

      Join us for a kick-off keynote to start the 2017 Conference.
      Speaker: TBA

    • 9:00 am
      -
      12:00 pm

      Black Think: Increasing Diversity in Executive Leadership

      The 2017 NBMBAA® Black Think will explore why Blacks continue to be underrepresented in the C-Suite, given the proven economic benefits of diversity. 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 non-profit leaders, NBMBAA® will generate momentum to diversify America’s executive workforce.

    • 10:45 am
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      12:00 pm

      Breakout Sessions

      Presentation Matters: Effective Visuals to Convey Data

      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 Ed 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 Session

      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.

    • 2:30 pm
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      3:45 pm

      Breakout Sessions

      Leading with Purpose

      How to Get 250K Social Media Followers

      Bitcoin & the Blockchain: The Future of Money

      Beyond Out: Corporate Leadership and LGBT+

      Coalition Building: The Power of Relationships

      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 welcoming 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

      Dan Pallotta

    • 11:00 am
      -
      12:15 pm

      Meet the Experts

      Meet the Experts (MTE) is an intense and interactive session, which encourages mentoring and near peer-to-peer mentoring relationships to help you identify opportunities, interest, education and career paths. MTE highlights subject matter experts from various fields.

    • 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.**

    • 12:30 pm
      -
      2:30 pm

      Luncheon – The CEOs

      “The CEO’s” Luncheon Panel of Fortune 500 business leaders: 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 the steps to increase their performance to move to the next level.
      Panelists: TBA Moderator: TBA

    • 2:45 pm
      -
      4:00 pm

      Breakout Sessions

      Risk vs. Reward: What Poker Can Teach You About High Stakes Decision Making

      The Business Implications of Artificial Intelligence

      Doing Business in Africa: Entrepreneurship Meets Social Investment

      Private Equity 101

      The Business Case for Racial Equity

      Taking the Franchise Route

    • 4:15 pm
      -
      5:30 pm

      $100K Scale Up 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 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 TYPE: 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 TYPE: 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

      How to Become 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

    • 12:00 pm
      -
      2:00 pm

      Sports & Entertainment Experience Luncheon

      Part of the Sports & Entertainment Experience
      Identifying the Qualities to Excel in the Business of Sports & Entertainment Moderated by an Emcee, panelists will include a professional athlete, sports business executive, entertainer and business entertainment executive as they discuss the behind-the-scenes world of sports and entertainment.
      Panelists: TBA | Moderator: Carla Harris

    • 1:30 pm
      -
      2:45 pm

      Breakout Sessions

      Leadership in a Difficult Climate

      Latinos Using Technology to Address Wealth Gaps

      BRIC: Capitalizing on Burgeoning Markets

      The Art of Negotiating

      Mastering the Career Pivot

      Embracing Intraprenuership

    • 2:00 pm
      -
      5:00 pm

      Sports & Entertainment Experience Pavilion

      Part of the Sports & Entertainment Experience
      Current and former athletes, actors and entertainers will join Sports & Entertainment business professionals in an engaging array of interactive booths and speaker stations. Attendees will interact with industry professionals like talent agents, talent, league/team officials, studio executives and other industry executives to understand the personal and professional skills needed to enter the business-side of sports and entertainment.
      Panelists: TBA | Moderator: TBA

    • 2:30 pm
      -
      4:00 pm

      Case Competition Finals

      Case Competition Finals TYPE: Competition 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.

    • 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
    • 9:00 am
      -
      11:00 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.