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

Pennsylvania Convention Center
September 26-30, 2017

Power of Performance:
Leadership at the Next Level

Successful leaders are visionaries who motivate with charisma, exercise grit, ignite passion and take calculated risks to achieve results. Effective leadership requires continuous self-evaluation and professional development to remain a peak performer who can harvest creativity in ways that positively impact the bottom line. Do you have what it takes to be a great leader?

The 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition presented by NBMBAA® & Prospanica® will feature an array of programming designed to help attendees expand their leadership capabilities while learning valuable information to increase marketability in a highly-competitive landscape. Entrepreneurs, students and seasoned professionals will all be enriched by exclusive networking opportunities and invaluable industry knowledge.

Key Highlights This Year Include:

The introduction of highly targeted informative panels covering topics that include economic prosperity, technology and digital innovation, leadership development and more

A Career Exposition attended by more than 300 of the nation’s top companies

Premium entertainment and networking opportunities featuring nationally-recognized talent and seasoned executives

A renewed focus on fitness and ‘fun’draising with the introduction of daily fitness activities, a 5K Charity Run, Poker Tournament and the IMPACT Awards

Power of Performance:
Leadership at the Next Level

Successful leaders are visionaries who motivate with charisma, exercise grit, ignite passion and take calculated risks to achieve results. Effective leadership requires continuous self-evaluation and professional development to remain a peak performer who can harvest creativity in ways that positively impact the bottom line. Do you have what it takes to be a great leader?

Career Exposition

The Career Exposition is the largest diversity career fair in the country, attracting public and private corporations, non-profits, and government entities who are actively recruiting, diverse talent for various opportunities ranging from internships to executive-level positions.  Some of the 2017 Exhibitors include Marriott International, Coca-Cola, Nationwide, Johnson & Johnson and many others.  This two-day event includes on-site exhibits and interviewing facilities that allow our Corporate Partners to actively recruit and source premier talent while offering our attendees access to career opportunities.

Scale-Up Pitch Challenge

The Scale-up Business Challenge is the National Black MBA Association®’s business pitch competition that will award innovative entrepreneurs with $65,000 in cash prizes to fund their business ideas, with $50,000 going to the winning team. National Black MBA Association® members can submit entries from July 21 to August 23 via the website entry form and semi-finalists will be invited to pitch their business to a panel of judges at the 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition presented by NBMBAA® & Prospanica® in Philadelphia, PA. Learn more about the Scale-Up Pitch Challenge here.

Special Thanks to our Conference Sponsors

Conference Technology Partner

Conference Academic Partner

Career Exposition

The two-day Career Exposition is the largest diversity career fair in the country, attracting public and private corporations, non-profits, and government entities who are actively recruiting top-notch ethnic, diverse talent offering internships to executive-level positions.  Corporate Partners actively recruit and source premier talent, offering our attendees access to amazing career opportunities.

Featured Sessions

Higher Education Exposition

The inaugural NBMBAA® Higher Education Expo will give high school students the opportunity to explore higher education pathways with representatives from top colleges and universities who will answer questions about admittance, campus life, scholarships and financial aid, among other things.

Impact Awards Dinner

The 2017 NBMBAA® Impact Awards will recognize the members, Chapters, Partners and others who have demonstrated exceptional service and embody the spirit of the organization’s mission and goals. Attendees will join us in honoring recipients at this ticketed black-tie event which includes dinner and will be hosted by award-winning journalist Tamron Hall and appearances by Larenz Tate and D.J. Jazzy Jeff.

Featured Sessions

Higher
Education
Exposition

The inaugural NBMBAA® Higher Education Expo will give students the opportunity to explore higher education pathways with representatives from top colleges and universities who will answer questions about admittance, campus life, scholarships and financial aid, among other things. 

Impact
Awards
Dinner

The 2017 NBMBAA® Impact Awards will recognize the members, Chapters, Partners and others who have demonstrated exceptional service of the organization’s mission and goals. Attendees will join us in honoring recipients at this ticketed black-tie event which includes dinner.

Featured Speakers

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KEVIN BLACKISTONE
Sports Journalist, Philip Merrill College of Journalism

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TAMRON HALL
Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist

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CARLA HARRIS
Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley

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DEMETRIA D’OYLEY
Award-winning Writer & Journalist

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TIA MOWRY-HARDRICT
Actress and Author

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DAN PALLOTTA
Founder & President, Charity Defense Council

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ARNE SORENSON
CEO, Marriott International, Inc.

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SYMONE SANDERS
Democratic Strategist & CNN Political Commentator

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LARENZ TATE
Actor, Writer, Activist, Producer, and Director

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ERIC THOMAS

Ph.D., CEO, ETA LLC

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LISA WARDELL
President and Chief Executive Officer, Adtalem Global Education

Breakout Track Topics

Dynamic
Leadership

Technology &
Digital Innovation

International
Business

Financial
Prosperity

Education &
Workforce Policy

Entrepreneurship