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  

  • 38th Annual – The Q Factor: The Quality Paradigm

    logo_2016_conference   October 11-15, 2016 New Orleans, Louisiana (Click logo for more information)

  • 37th – The Art of Leadership: Relevance. Drive. Effect

    September 22-26, 2015
    Orlando, Florida

  • 36th – The Building Blocks of Leadership: Inspiration. Innovation. Collaboration.

    September 16-20, 2014
    Atlanta, Georgia

  • 35th – Courageous Leadership: Owning Your Own Success!

    September 10-14, 2013
    Houston, Texas

  • 34th – Impacting Time, Technology & Tomorrow…. One Member at a Time

    September 24-28, 2012
    Indianapolis, Indiana

  • 33rd – Power Up Your Profitability

    October 4-8, 2011
    Atlanta, Georgia

  • 32nd – Blink the Speed of Change

    September 21-25, 2010
    Los Angeles, California
    NBMBAA® 40th Anniversary

  • 31st – Connect / Reconnect

    2009
    New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 30th – Catalyst for Change – Then. Today. Tomorrow.

    2008 Washington, DC

  • 29th – Relevance: Staying Current, Creative and Credible!

    2007
    Orlando, Florida

  • 28th – Winning with Intention! Winning with Innovation! Winning with Integrity!

    September 26 - October 1, 2006
    Atlanta, Georgia

  • 27th – Leading with Passion

    October 11-16, 2005
    San Diego, California
    NBMBAA® 35th Anniversary

  • 26th – RE-IMAGINE Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship: Creating Possibilities for the Future

    September 14-19, 2004
    Houston, Texas

  • 25th – Changing the Course of Your Future

    September 23-28, 2003
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 24th – Bridging the Gap to the Untapped Frontier

    September 17-22, 2002
    Nashville, Tennessee

  • 23rd – The Power of Partnerships

    September 25-30, 2001
    Orlando, Florida

  • 22nd – Harvesting the Fruits of our Roots in the Diaspora

    October 3-8, 2000
    Chicago, Illinois
    NBMBAA® 30th Anniversary

  • 21st – New Millennium: The Power of Technology

    September 14-19, 1999
    Anaheim, California

  • 20th – Accentuate Performance to Drive Economic Power

    September 16-20, 1998
    Detroit, Michigan

  • 19th – Strategic Alliances: Change and the Road Ahead

    September 17-21, 1997
    Dallas, Texas

  • 18th – Living the Vision: Achieving Economic Independence

    September 25-29, 1996
    New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 17th – The Silver Lining: Winning in the Global Marketplace

    September 27 - October 1, 1995
    Boston, Massachusetts
    NBMBAA® 25th Anniversary

  • 16th – The Dynamics of Leadership: Moving Principles to Action

    September 14-18, 1994
    San Francisco, California

  • 15th – Retooling Human Capital for Economic Leadership

    September 22-26, 1993
    Atlanta, Georgia

  • 14th – Leadership: The Catalyst for Success

    October 7-11, 1992
    St. Louis, Missouri

  • 13th – Empowerment through Unity, Education, and Equity

    September 18-22, 1991
    New York, New York

  • 12th – Competitive Strategies for a Changing Global Economy

    October 3-7, 1990
    Los Angeles, California

  • 11th – The 1990’s: Fulfillment of Vision

    October 4-8, 1989
    Chicago, Illinois

  • 10th – Exploring Opportunities: Master Possibilities

    October 26-30, 1988
    Houston, Texas

  • 9th – Changing Horizons: The Challenge of Leadership

    October 14-18, 1987
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 8th – Winning Strategies: The Competitive Edge

    October 15-19, 1986
    Detroit, Michigan

  • 7th – Business and Government: The New Equation

    October 30 - November 3, 1985
    Washington, D.C.

  • 6th – American Business in Transition

    October 3-7, 1984
    San Francisco, California

  • 5th – Probing Visions of the 21 Century

    October 5-9, 1983
    Atlanta, Georgia

  • 4th – Crossroads: New Directions

    October 6-9, 1982
    New York, New York

  • 3rd – Challenge to Excel

    October 7-11, 1981
    Chicago, Illinois

  • 2nd – Energy for the 80s

    October 23-26, 1980
    Los Angeles, California

  • 1st – The Black MBA: Challenges, Opportunities, Problems, Expectations

    October 1979
    Detroit, Michigan