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2018 Annual Conference

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NBMBAA's 40th Annual Conference & Exposition
Gives Attendees Valuable Access & Resources

The 40th Annual Conference & Exposition presented by NBMBAA® convenes our members, corporate and university partners, and some of the world’s most sought after thought leaders for a week of exploration in the areas of education, leadership, career opportunities, and networking connections that enable professional development. More than 10,000 professionals will travel to Detroit in September to gain access to opportunities that only our National Conference can offer.

 

10,000+

ATTENDEES

300

EXHIBITORS

1,000

JOB PLACEMENTS

$100K

SCHOLARSHIPS

One Voice – One Mission:
Determined…Empowered…Tenacious…Respected…Objective...Inspirational…Trusted

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®) conference which started in the “Motor City”. Since inception of the NBMBAA®, our “one mission” rings true, to promote educational and economic empowerment for black Americans. Our commitment to exploring best practices in leadership and career focused programming has been the inspirational catalyst that has guided members and conference attendees to reach their full potential. Bringing our conference back to Detroit is symbolic of our shared resilience and determination. Our conference agenda resonates the input from the “one voice” of our members where we leverage the resources and talents of our trusted business partners to achieve our main objective of educating and developing determined, empowered, tenacious, respected, objective, trusted and inspirational leaders!  You can trust that the NBMBAA® 40th Annual Conference & Exposition in the “Come Back City” will be the most memorable one yet.  See you in Detroit!

Key Highlights This Year Include:

Highly targeted informative tracks covering topics that include Dynamic Leadership, Tech & Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Professional Development, Education & Workforce Policy 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 with daily fitness activities including a Fitting In Fitness Silent Party and the Impact Awards

Reserve Your Spot Now

What to Expect at the Conference

THOUGHT
LEADERS

Our Conference features a variety of speakers who offer content that is relevant to a number of different industries, but always timely and closely connected to national trends in business and technology.. Past speakers have included John Maxwell, Stephen M. R. Covey, Magic Johnson, Robert L. Johnson, Tia Mowry and Laila Ali.

VALUABLE
CONTENT

Featuring expert knowledge from the business world’s most prestigious and forward-thinking professionals, along with tried-and-true methods of successful business operations under the same roof is what you can expect from this amazing conference.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our Career Expo offers attendees access to premier employment and internship opportunities from hundreds of Fortune 1000 corporations with on-site interviews, as well as other resources and coaching opportunities designed to increase preparedness for job opportunities

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

The various lifestyle events and receptions create opportunities to establish and cultivate relationships with like-minded individuals, to tap hard-to-access employment opportunities, to develop leadership skills, and to connect with prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Why People Love Coming

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NIASHA WILLIAMS BROWN
HR Generalist

I attended my first NBMBAA® Conference as soon as I completed my MBA with the hopes of landing my dream job. I was exposed to so many great companies that I would have never imagined. The networking was great and when Coca-Cola called, I was more than prepared to accept my dream job!! Thanks, NBMBAA® !

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DONNIE ADKINS
NBMBAA® Kentucky Chapter

I’ve been a part of NBMBAA® since 2006. Being a part of this program has widened my horizons and has been critical to my professional growth. My first NBMBAA® conference helped launch my career in the area of Supply-Chain and Procurement. This opportunity provided me with new business skills and exposure to real-world problems and solutions.

How Will It Benefit You?

Gain a New Perspective

Are you interested in improving your personal brand and stature within your current organization? Do you want to have a stronger, more connected network? Would you like to learn from creative entrepreneurs and thought leaders in all fields of business? If the answer to any of these is yes, then the 40th Annual Conference & Exposition presented by NBMBAA® is the place you want to be. You will benefit from participating in sessions that cover a plethora of subjects such as Dynamic Leadership, Tech & Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Professional Development and Education & Workforce Policy. Secure your spot at one of the most highly anticipated networking and learning opportunities of the year by registering today!

Create Lasting Relationships

The Conference is an opportunity to connect with peers and mentors who will help open new career opportunities for you, and who can also assist as you continue to refine your leadership capabilities.

Develop Your Professional Skills

Programming and sessions introduced at Conference are developed in partnership with our corporate partners to ensure that the skills, knowledge and information provided is transferrable and consistent with their needs. Our sessions will provide information that is immediately applicable to your job search or current work environment. .

How Will It Benefit You?

Gain a New Perspective

Are you interested in improving your personal brand and stature within your current organization? Do you want to have a stronger, more connected network? Would you like to learn from creative entrepreneurs and thought leaders in all fields of business? If the answer to any of these is yes, then the 40th Annual Conference & Exposition presented by NBMBAA® is the place you want to be. You will benefit from participating in sessions that cover a plethora of subjects such as Dynamic Leadership, Tech and Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Professional Development and Education & Workforce.

Secure your spot at one of the most highly anticipated networking and learning opportunities of the year by registering today!

Create Lasting Relationships

The Conference is an opportunity to connect with peers and mentors who will help open new career opportunities for you, and who can also assist as you continue to refine your leadership capabilities.

Develop Your Professional Skills

The Conference provides members with opportunities for professional growth. By working with corporate partners, we understand the skill requirements for leadership positions. We use this knowledge to create sessions and secure thought leaders that will help build these skills. Come to the conference ready to learn and grow.

Convince Your Boss

Communicate with your boss early about attending the conference. Use the letter template as a starting place for convincing your boss to allow you to attend, or provide financial support (make sure the fill in the blanks)!

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Annual membership contract, paid in monthly installments with automatic renewal Service begins as soon as your initial payment is processed. You will be charged 1/12 of the annual membership fee at the time of purchase, every month for the duration of your annual contract. Your membership contract will renew automatically, on your annual renewal date, until you cancel your membership in writing no later than 30 days prior to your annual renewal by contacting membership support. Renewal rates are subject to change, but you will be notified at least 30 days prior to your annual renewal date if your renewal rate will change. Should you cancel before your one-year term has expired, you will be charged 100% of your remaining contract obligation and your service will continue until the end of until the end of your contracted term. Cancellations can be made any time by contacting membership support in writing. Annual prepaid membership contract, with automatic renewal Service begins as soon as your payment is processed. You will be charged, immediately in full, the annual membership fee at the time of purchase. Your contract will renew automatically, on your annual renewal date, unless you cancel your membership in writing by no later than 30 days prior to your annual renewal date by contacting membership support. Renewal rates are subject to change, but you will be notified at least 30 days prior to your annual renewal date if your renewal rate will change. Should you cancel before your one-year term has expired, your payment is non-refundable, and your service will continue until the end of your contracted term. Cancellations can be made any time by contacting membership support in writing. Activation of Membership Memberships will become active upon processing of all materials at National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) headquarters. Existing Lifetime and Associate Lifetime Members The Lifetime or Associate Lifetime membership is no longer offered. Existing Lifetime or Associate Lifetime members who have paid in full are active for the duration of his or her lifetime, from their membership activation (see activation of membership). Lifetime or Associate Lifetime members are no longer eligible for any other membership type. Student Members Student memberships are active for 12 consecutive months, beginning at activation (see activation of membership). You will be considered a student member as long as you are actively enrolled in a recognized undergraduate or graduate degree program. Your membership should be upgraded to a Professional or Associate membership upon the expiration of your current membership, subsequent to graduation. You are required to submit proof of your current enrollment. The following items will be accepted as proof of current enrollment: • Letter from the registrar acknowledging your current enrollment status • Copy of your tuition bill • Class schedule reflecting your current enrollment. Should you fail to submit proof of current enrollment within 60 days, your membership may be terminated, and your payment will not be refunded. You will then need to reapply for membership. Refund Policy The NBMBAA will only provide refunds for the following reasons: • Verified duplication of billing • Verified overcharges • Submission of incorrect member type resulting in one of the above Refunds will be provided as follows: • Credit card payments will be credited to that same credit card. • Cash and check payments will be credited by NBMBAA check after 30 days, and only after initial payment has cleared our financial institution. * Refunds will be issued only upon request of the individual. The NBMBAA will vigorously defend itself against credit card charge backs. In the event that your credit card company requests a credit for charges, we will comply only to the extent that the request meets the requirements of the refund policy. (See above). Recurring Payments If you choose a recurring payments option to automatically renew your membership, you are responsible for canceling it prior to annual recurrence to avoid charges. Once charged, your membership will not be refunded. Notice of Photography and/or Videography As a condition of membership, individuals grant the National Black MBA Association an irrevocable nonexclusive license to use their name, image, voice and likeness for the purpose of advertising and promoting NBMBAA events, activities and products without any further approval from you or payment to you. It is the NBMBAA’s right to make visual and audio recordings, and still images of its members (collectively “Photography”) and to use the Photography and member’s name. However, none of the above shall be deemed as an endorsement for any NBMBAA product or service. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, members agree that the rights granted hereunder shall include the perpetual, worldwide right of NBMBAA to edit, telecast, rerun, record, publish, reproduce, use, license, print, distribute or otherwise exploit, in any manner and in any medium or forum, whether now known or hereafter devised. Terms and Conditions are subject to change without prior notification. Revised: April 5, 2017. NBMBAA®