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ON-DEMAND



Seize the Day  

Here’s your daily reminder of how to make the most of all that the Conference has to offer.


Fitting in Fitness 

Attendees start the day off right with fitness or fit it in as their schedule permits.  


Mentor Conversations 

Learn from the best!  Our community of mentors share their best advice, insights, and lessons learned.

WEDNESDAY 

SEPT. 23RD 

10:00am – 11:00am

Opening Kickoff: “Leading with Heart and Soul”

The past few months have reminded us that the best businesses take care of their people – employees, customers, shareholders, and the communities around them. The old stereotype of the heartless, business-only leaders doesn’t serve us anymore.  This speaker will share their journey with becoming comfortable leading with heart and soul.

11:15am – 12:15pm

Meet the Experts (1)

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

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Meet the Experts (2)

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

1:45pm – 2:30pm

Breakout Session – “Do You Have the Skills to Advance in the Next Normal?”

What knowledge, skills, and certifications will be most in demand as we all get back to work? How do you continue to grow and develop yourself so that you can get noticed when new opportunities open up? Our panel of experts will discuss how you can keep yourself ready and relevant.

1:45pm – 2:15pm

Ask Me #1 – Management Consulting

Join us on NBMBAA’s Instagram where a speaker will answer your pressing questions about Management Consulting LIVE.

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Empowerment Stage: “Money Talk: Success Secrets of Black Billionaires”

Renowned thought leader AND visionary, Dr. Dennis Kimbro discusses money, millions and momentum. How to build and maintain wealth should not be a secret. Kimbro has interviewed over a thousand Black millionaires. What were the things that shaped their success? How do they define wealth? What were their most valuable lessons learned on the way, and finally, what were the critical steps they took to keep moving forward in their journey?  Kimbro will not give “textbook answers” but instead will share candid examples of inspiration, innovation and collaboration.

Speaker:  Dr. Dennis Kimbro 

3:45pm – 4:45pm

Membership Meeting

Members only annual meeting to cover the Association's order of business for the current and upcoming year.

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Family Movie Night 

There’s nothing like watching a movie with your loudest and craziest friends. Tonight, we’re watching a movie TBD on Netflix and chatting about it on Twitter.  

THURSDAY 

SEPT. 24TH 

9:00am – 5:00pm 

Career Expo

Approximately 200 corporations will have representatives on the virtual Career Expo floor. Gather information, book interviews and network with exhibitors.

10:00am – 11:00am

Empowerment Stage: “Celebrating Visionaries” 

National Black MBA Association’s Empowerment Stage spotlights curated conversations with high-profile speakers. Designed to inspire, motivate and affect change, these power blocks bring visionary leaders to highlight the issues critical to the Black business community.  

Speaker:  Iylanla Vanzant

11:15am – 12:15pm

Meet the Experts (3)

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

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Meet the Experts (4)

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

1:45pm – 2:30pm

Breakout Session – “Can We Still Do Good While Doing Well? How Social Responsibility Survives a Crisis”

Social responsibility and social enterprises were hot topics before the global pandemic hit. What does it mean now that many organizations are facing their own internal crises? Ironically, this is the perfect time to learn from those companies that are truly committed to their values  Our panel will share the state of social responsibility and how they see it changing in the future.

1:45pm – 2:30pm

Breakout Session – “Executive Presence for the Online and IRL World”

While we have all spent the last few months learning how to do business in our pajamas, the reality is that how we show up in business environments still matters. Having a strong executive presence communicates to people that you are confident and capable. This session will help you polish your executive presence in both online and in person interactions.

Speaker:  Crystal Bailey 

1:45pm – 2:30pm

Ask Me #2 – Tech Industry

Join us on NBMBAA’s Instagram where a speaker will answer your pressing questions about a career in Technology LIVE.

2:45pm – 3:30pm

Empowerment Stage: “How Does Black America Recover?”  

Where do we go from here? There’s lots of talk about getting our country back to normal, but for Black America, status quo was never good enough.  Now is the time to address the systemic changes that are needed to fix the vast inequities that we always knew were lurking underneath surface.

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Leadership Studio 

These are exclusive sessions where we want to build strong and influential business leaders who attend Conference. These insightful and interactive 90-minute sessions give our partners the opportunity to send a team of subject matter experts to present business insights on a topic of the partner’s choosing, to inspire and enlighten NBMBAA® members. Corporate partners are front and center for these sessions to give conference attendees unique views into cutting-edge topics and business trends.

8:00pm – 10:00pm

MBA Live® on Instagram Live

Whether you’re an old head or a newbie, we’ve got you covered.  Find your MBA graduation year and join the hottest Instagram club to hang out with people you miss seeing at Conference. 

FRIDAY 

SEPT. 25TH 

9:00am – 5:00pm

Career Expo

Approximately 200 corporations will have representatives on the virtual Career Expo floor. Gather information, book interviews and network with exhibitors.

10:00am – 11:00am 

Empowerment Stage: “Advancing Black Entrepreneurs”

National Black MBA Association’s Empowerment Stage spotlights curated conversations with high-profile speakers. Designed to inspire, motivate and affect change, these power blocks bring visionary leaders to highlight the issues critical to the Black business community.  

11:15am – 12:15pm

Meet the Experts (5)

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

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Meet the Experts (6)

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

1:30pm – 2:45pm

Leadership Studio 

These are exclusive sessions where we want to build strong and influential business leaders who attend Conference. These insightful and interactive 90-minute sessions give our partners the opportunity to send a team of subject matter experts to present business insights on a topic of the partner’s choosing, to inspire and enlighten NBMBAA® members. Corporate partners are front and center for these sessions to give conference attendees unique views into cutting-edge topics and business trends.

3:00pm – 3:45pm

Ask Me #3 – Finance Industry

Join us on NBMBAA’s Instagram page where a speaker will answer your pressing questions about a career in Finance LIVE.

3:00pm – 3:45pm 

Breakout Session – “Is it Time for a Pivot?”

Every business has to be flexible to meet the changing needs of its customers and the broader economic environment. However, there are times when we must move beyond flexibility and reimagine our businesses.  Join our panel of accomplished entrepreneurs for a candid conversation about when and how to pivot successfully.

3:00pm – 3:45pm 

Breakout Session – “Turning Your Side Hustle Into Your Main Business”

With the recent wave of company lay-offs it is easy to understand why more people have been looking at ways to scale up smaller side businesses so that they can offer more financial stability.  This session will help you examine the viability of your idea and how to build a foundation for broader success.

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Closing Celebration: Scale-Up Pitch Challenge Finals

The 3 finalists will compete during the final round. The winning team will be awarded a $50,000 Grand Prize, with additional to prizes for 2nd place and 3rd place as well as a People’s Choice Award.

Host: Malinda Williams

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TIME

DESCRIPTION

ON-DEMAND



Seize the Day  

Here’s your daily reminder of how to make the most of all that the Conference has to offer.


Fitting in Fitness 

Attendees start the day off right with fitness or fit it in as their schedule permits.  


Mentor Conversations 

Learn from the best!  Our community of mentors share their best advice, insights, and lessons learned.

WEDNESDAY 

SEPT. 23RD 

10:00am – 11:00am

Opening Kickoff: “Leading with Heart and Soul”

The past few months have reminded us that the best businesses take care of their people – employees, customers, shareholders, and the communities around them. The old stereotype of the heartless, business-only leaders doesn’t serve us anymore.  This speaker will share their journey with becoming comfortable leading with heart and soul.

11:15am – 12:15pm

Meet the Experts (1)

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

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Meet the Experts (2)

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

1:45pm – 2:30pm

Breakout Session – “Do You Have the Skills to Advance in the Next Normal?”

What knowledge, skills, and certifications will be most in demand as we all get back to work? How do you continue to grow and develop yourself so that you can get noticed when new opportunities open up? Our panel of experts will discuss how you can keep yourself ready and relevant.

1:45pm – 2:15pm

Ask Me #1 – Management Consulting

Join us on NBMBAA’s Instagram where a speaker will answer your pressing questions about Management Consulting LIVE.

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Empowerment Stage: “Money Talk: Success Secrets of Black Billionaires”

Renowned thought leader AND visionary, Dr. Dennis Kimbro discusses money, millions and momentum. How to build and maintain wealth should not be a secret. Kimbro has interviewed over a thousand Black millionaires. What were the things that shaped their success? How do they define wealth? What were their most valuable lessons learned on the way, and finally, what were the critical steps they took to keep moving forward in their journey?  Kimbro will not give “textbook answers” but instead will share candid examples of inspiration, innovation and collaboration.

Speaker:  Dr. Dennis Kimbro 

3:45pm – 4:45pm

Membership Meeting

Members only annual meeting to cover the Association's order of business for the current and upcoming year.

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Family Movie Night 

There’s nothing like watching a movie with your loudest and craziest friends. Tonight, we’re watching a movie TBD on Netflix and chatting about it on Twitter.  

THURSDAY 

SEPT. 24TH 

9:00am – 5:00pm 

Career Expo

Approximately 200 corporations will have representatives on the virtual Career Expo floor. Gather information, book interviews and network with exhibitors.

10:00am – 11:00am

Empowerment Stage: “Celebrating Visionaries” 

National Black MBA Association’s Empowerment Stage spotlights curated conversations with high-profile speakers. Designed to inspire, motivate and affect change, these power blocks bring visionary leaders to highlight the issues critical to the Black business community.  

Speaker:  Iylanla Vanzant

11:15am – 12:15pm

Meet the Experts (3)

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

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Meet the Experts (4)

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

1:45pm – 2:30pm

Breakout Session – “Can We Still Do Good While Doing Well? How Social Responsibility Survives a Crisis”

Social responsibility and social enterprises were hot topics before the global pandemic hit. What does it mean now that many organizations are facing their own internal crises? Ironically, this is the perfect time to learn from those companies that are truly committed to their values  Our panel will share the state of social responsibility and how they see it changing in the future.

1:45pm – 2:30pm

Breakout Session – “Executive Presence for the Online and IRL World”

While we have all spent the last few months learning how to do business in our pajamas, the reality is that how we show up in business environments still matters. Having a strong executive presence communicates to people that you are confident and capable. This session will help you polish your executive presence in both online and in person interactions.

Speaker:  Crystal Bailey 

1:45pm – 2:30pm

Ask Me #2 – Tech Industry

Join us on NBMBAA’s Instagram where a speaker will answer your pressing questions about a career in Technology LIVE.

2:45pm – 3:30pm

Empowerment Stage: “How Does Black America Recover?”  

Where do we go from here? There’s lots of talk about getting our country back to normal, but for Black America, status quo was never good enough.  Now is the time to address the systemic changes that are needed to fix the vast inequities that we always knew were lurking underneath surface.

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Leadership Studio 

These are exclusive sessions where we want to build strong and influential business leaders who attend Conference. These insightful and interactive 90-minute sessions give our partners the opportunity to send a team of subject matter experts to present business insights on a topic of the partner’s choosing, to inspire and enlighten NBMBAA® members. Corporate partners are front and center for these sessions to give conference attendees unique views into cutting-edge topics and business trends.

8:00pm – 10:00pm

MBA Live® on Instagram Live

Whether you’re an old head or a newbie, we’ve got you covered.  Find your MBA graduation year and join the hottest Instagram club to hang out with people you miss seeing at Conference. 

FRIDAY 

SEPT. 25TH 

9:00am – 5:00pm

Career Expo

Approximately 200 corporations will have representatives on the virtual Career Expo floor. Gather information, book interviews and network with exhibitors.

10:00am – 11:00am 

Empowerment Stage: “Advancing Black Entrepreneurs”

National Black MBA Association’s Empowerment Stage spotlights curated conversations with high-profile speakers. Designed to inspire, motivate and affect change, these power blocks bring visionary leaders to highlight the issues critical to the Black business community.  

11:15am – 12:15pm

Meet the Experts (5)

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

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Meet the Experts (6)

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

1:30pm – 2:45pm

Leadership Studio 

These are exclusive sessions where we want to build strong and influential business leaders who attend Conference. These insightful and interactive 90-minute sessions give our partners the opportunity to send a team of subject matter experts to present business insights on a topic of the partner’s choosing, to inspire and enlighten NBMBAA® members. Corporate partners are front and center for these sessions to give conference attendees unique views into cutting-edge topics and business trends.

3:00pm – 3:45pm

Ask Me #3 – Finance Industry

Join us on NBMBAA’s Instagram page where a speaker will answer your pressing questions about a career in Finance LIVE.

3:00pm – 3:45pm 

Breakout Session – “Is it Time for a Pivot?”

Every business has to be flexible to meet the changing needs of its customers and the broader economic environment. However, there are times when we must move beyond flexibility and reimagine our businesses.  Join our panel of accomplished entrepreneurs for a candid conversation about when and how to pivot successfully.

3:00pm – 3:45pm 

Breakout Session – “Turning Your Side Hustle into Your Main Business”

With the recent wave of company lay-offs it is easy to understand why more people have been looking at ways to scale up smaller side businesses so that they can offer more financial stability.  This session will help you examine the viability of your idea and how to build a foundation for broader success.

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Closing Celebration: Scale-Up Pitch Challenge Finals

The 3 finalists will compete during the final round. The winning team will be awarded a $50,000 Grand Prize, with additional to prizes for 2nd place and 3rd place as well as a People’s Choice Award.

Host: Malinda Williams

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®