Past Conferences
NBMBAA® Conference

NBMBAA’s rich Conference history began in Detroit, Michigan in 1979. Since then the Conference has only grown in stature and attendance. Our members, sponsors and prospective employers come together once a year to support diversity in the American workplace and elevate the Black professional. Browse the timeline of Conferences to see how we’ve grown over the years, all the while staying true to our heritage.

  • 2016
    38th Annual – The Q Factor: The Quality Paradigm
    logo_2016_conference   October 11-15, 2016 New Orleans, Louisiana (Click logo for more information)
  • 2015
    37th – The Art of Leadership: Relevance. Drive. Effect
    September 22-26, 2015
    Orlando, Florida
  • 2014
    36th – The Building Blocks of Leadership: Inspiration. Innovation. Collaboration.
    September 16-20, 2014
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2013
    35th – Courageous Leadership: Owning Your Own Success!
    September 10-14, 2013
    Houston, Texas
  • 2012
    34th – Impacting Time, Technology & Tomorrow…. One Member at a Time
    September 24-28, 2012
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2011
    33rd – Power Up Your Profitability
    October 4-8, 2011
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2010
    32nd – Blink the Speed of Change
    September 21-25, 2010
    Los Angeles, California
    NBMBAA® 40th Anniversary
  • 2009
    31st – Connect / Reconnect
    2009
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2008
    30th – Catalyst for Change – Then. Today. Tomorrow
    2008
    Washington, DC
  • 2007
    29th – Relevance: Staying Current, Creative and Credible!
    2007
    Orlando, Florida
  • 2006
    28th – Winning with Intention! Winning with Innovation! Winning with Integrity!
    September 26 - October 1, 2006
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2005
    27th – Leading with Passion
    October 11-16, 2005
    San Diego, California
    NBMBAA® 35th Anniversary
  • 2004
    26th – RE-IMAGINE Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship: Creating Possibilities for the Future
    September 14-19, 2004
    Houston, Texas
  • 2003
    25th – Changing the Course of Your Future
    September 23-28, 2003
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2002
    24th – Bridging the Gap to the Untapped Frontier
    September 17-22, 2002
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2001
    23rd – The Power of Partnerships
    September 25-30, 2001
    Orlando, Florida
  • 2000
    22nd – Harvesting the Fruits of our Roots in the Diaspora
    October 3-8, 2000
    Chicago, Illinois
    NBMBAA® 30th Anniversary
  • 1999
    21st – New Millennium: The Power of Technology
    September 14-19, 1999
    Anaheim, California
  • 1998
    20th – Accentuate Performance to Drive Economic Power
    September 16-20, 1998
    Detroit, Michigan
  • 1997
    19th – Strategic Alliances: Change and the Road Ahead
    September 17-21, 1997
    Dallas, Texas
  • 1996
    18th – Living the Vision: Achieving Economic Independence
    September 25-29, 1996
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1995
    17th – The Silver Lining: Winning in the Global Marketplace
    September 27 - October 1, 1995
    Boston, Massachusetts
    NBMBAA® 25th Anniversary
  • 1994
    16th – The Dynamics of Leadership: Moving Principles to Action
    September 14-18, 1994
    San Francisco, California
  • 1993
    15th – Retooling Human Capital for Economic Leadership
    September 22-26, 1993
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1992
    14th – Leadership: The Catalyst for Success
    October 7-11, 1992
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1991
    13th – Empowerment through Unity, Education, and Equity
    September 18-22, 1991
    New York, New York
  • 1990
    12th – Competitive Strategies for a Changing Global Economy
    October 3-7, 1990
    Los Angeles, California
  • 1989
    11th – The 1990’s: Fulfillment of Vision
    October 4-8, 1989
    Chicago, Illinois
  • 1988
    10th – Exploring Opportunities: Master Possibilities
    October 26-30, 1988
    Houston, Texas
  • 1987
    9th – Changing Horizons: The Challenge of Leadership
    October 14-18, 1987
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1986
    8th – Winning Strategies: The Competitive Edge
    October 15-19, 1986
    Detroit, Michigan
  • 1985
    7th – Business and Government: The New Equation
    October 30 - November 3, 1985
    Washington, D.C.
  • 1984
    6th – American Business in Transition
    October 3-7, 1984
    San Francisco, California
  • 1983
    5th – Probing Visions of the 21 Century
    October 5-9, 1983
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1982
    4th – Crossroads: New Directions
    October 6-9, 1982
    New York, New York
  • 1981
    3rd – Challenge to Excel
    October 7-11, 1981
    Chicago, Illinois
  • 1980
    2nd – Energy for the 80s
    October 23-26, 1980
    Los Angeles, California
  • 1979
    1st – The Black MBA: Challenges, Opportunities, Problems, Expectations
    October 1979
    Detroit, Michigan