[Full] [Tues] [Wed] [Thurs] [Fri]

Sunday 9/24

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
CertifiNOW™ PMP/CAPM Course
Project management training course for the PMP® and CAPM® exams for professionals and consultants in virtually every major industry.

Monday 9/25

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
CertifiNOW™ PMP/CAPM Course
Project management training course for the PMP® and CAPM® exams for professionals and consultants in virtually every major industry.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Workshop: Kickstart Your Business (Pre-registration required.)
This course explores the fundamentals of creating a small business – from scratch – the right way, in order to set a course for long-term success and sustainability. Experience a one-day intensive with practical, hands-on instruction for converting an idea, an invention or a concept into an actual, fully incorporated legal entity that is positioned to do business and generate revenue immediately.

Tuesday 9/26

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
CertifiNOW™ PMP/CAPM Course
Project Management training course for the PMP® and CAPM® exams for professionals and consultants in virtually every major industry.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Workshop: Kickstart Your Business (Pre-registration required.)
This course explores the fundamentals of creating a small business – from scratch – the right way, in order to set a course for long-term success and sustainability. Experience a one-day intensive with practical, hands-on instruction for converting an idea, an invention or a concept into an actual, fully incorporated legal entity that is positioned to do business and generate revenue immediately.

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Workshop: Creating Presentations That Deliver Results (Pre-registration required.)
This interactive workshop focuses on helping participants learn the building blocks of creating effective presentations that get results.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CEO Reception (Invitation-only reception.)

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Welcome Reception
Join us for a Welcome Reception to network with your fellow attendees before the Conference begins on Wednesday.

Wednesday 9/27

6:30 am - 7:30 am
Fitting in Fitness: Yoga Class
TYPE: Interactive

Start your day off right with a guided yoga class.
Join us in this interactive session that will help you learn how to make time for fitness in the busy world of professionals.

8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Case Competitions (Pre-registration required.)
Undergraduate and Graduate teams of students analyze a complex business case to showcase their problem-solving skills. Teams present their findings before a panel of executives from leading corporations and academic institutions from across the country.

TYPE: Competition
The National Black MBA Association® Business Case Competitions – for undergraduate and graduate students – asks teams of students to analyze a complex business case to showcase their problem-solving skills. Teams present their findings before a panel of executives from leading corporations and academic institutions from across the country. The team that presents the most comprehensive solution will advance to the next round.
Participating teams must pre-register.

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Opening Session
Join us for a kick-off keynote to start the 2017 Conference.
Speaker: TBA

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Black Think: Increasing Diversity in Executive Leadership
This session will explore why Blacks continue to be underrepresented in the C-Suite, given the proven economic benefits of diversity and clarify underlying issues while creating a space for understanding and implementing the most effective solutions.

10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Breakout Sessions
•    Presentation Matters: Effective Visuals to Convey Data
•    Female Leadership & Breaking the Glass Ceiling
•    Tapping into Your 401k for your Next Business Venture
•    Community Impact: Leveraging Foundations
•    Government Money Isn't What it Used to Be
•    The Key to Building a Real Estate Empire

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Higher Ed Expo
Representatives from colleges, universities and graduate schools will join us to answer your questions, provide insight into their unique offering, and share scholarship opportunities. Visit the Higher Ed Expo booths to explore your education opportunities.

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Crisis Management Session
Participants will be presented with a crisis scenario and will have a limited amount of time to develop a management strategy. This interactive session is designed to challenge participants to think quickly, prioritize and weigh risks vs. rewards to reach desirable outcomes. Participants will present their solution to a panel of judges who will critique the handling of the case and provide feedback.

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Breakout Sessions
•    Leading with Purpose
•    How to Get 250K Social Media Followers
•    Bitcoin & the Blockchain: The Future of Money
•    Beyond Out: Corporate Leadership and LGBT+
•    Coalition Building: The Power of Relationships
•    Overcoming Your Fear of Entrepreneurship

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Gold Key Executive Networking (Invitation-only.)
An exclusive networking event for highly-skilled and experienced members who are seeking director-level and above positions with Fortune 500 companies. Guests will network with corporate executives and share experiences.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Collegiate Partnership Receptions
Collegiate Partners are invited to attend a welcoming reception and celebrate with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Prospanica Brillante Gala
Prospanica’s annual Brillante Gala celebrates the year’s achievements and highlights the path ahead. During the Gala, Prospanica recognizes the recipients of the Brillante Awards, which honor the individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the educational, economic and social well-being of the Hispanic community.

Thursday 9/28

6:30 am - 7:30 am
Fitting in Fitness: Yoga Class
Join us in this interactive session that will help you learn how to make time for fitness in the busy world of professionals.

8:45 am - 9:00 am
Ribbon Cutting
Official opening of the 2017 Career Expo floor

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Career Expo: Members Only
Approximately 300 corporations will have representatives on the Career Expo floor. Gather information, schedule interviews and network with exhibitors. **To take full advantage of the Career Expo, please upload your resume to the website as soon as possible. Employers begin reviewing resumes over the summer to schedule interviews.**

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Case Competitions Continued
Undergrad Case Competitions and Graduate Case Competitions.

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Opening Keynote: Uncharitable
Dan Pallotta

11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Meet the Experts
Meet the Experts (MTE) is an intense and interactive session, which encourages mentoring and near peer-to-peer mentoring relationships to help you identify opportunities, interest, education and career paths. MTE highlights subject matter experts from various fields.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Career Expo - All Access
Approximately 300 corporations will have representatives on the Career Expo floor. Gather information, schedule interviews and network with exhibitors. **To take full advantage of the Career Expo, please upload your resume to the Prospanica Job Board as soon as possible. Employers begin reviewing resumes over the summer to book interviews.**

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Luncheon – The CEOs
“The CEOs” Luncheon Panel of Fortune 500 business leaders: Dynamic discussion on the Power of Performance and the necessity of Next Level Leadership to enable significant results. This session is designed to encourage and guide our conference attendees into taking the steps to increase their performance to move to the next level.
Panelists TBA | Moderator TBA

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Breakout Sessions
•    Risk vs. Reward: What Poker Can Teach You About High Stakes Decision Making
•    The Business Implications of Artificial Intelligence
•    Doing Business in Africa: Entrepreneurship Meets Social Investment
•    Private Equity 101
•    The Business Case for Racial Equity
•    Taking the Franchise Route

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
$250K Scale Up Finals
Finalists in this entrepreneurship contest will pitch their "big idea" to a panel of qualified judges. Judges are looking for scalable, disruptive ideas that are supported with product-market fit a solid business foundation. The winner will receive $100,000 to help make their idea a reality.

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hospitality Receptions and Networking Event

Friday 9/29

6:30 am - 7:30 am
Fitting in Fitness: Yoga Class
Join us in this interactive session that will help you learn how to make time for fitness in the busy world of professionals.

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Career Expo
Approximately 300 corporations will have representatives on the Career Expo floor. Gather information, book interviews and network with exhibitors. **To take full advantage of the Career Expo, please upload your resume to the Prospanica Job Board as soon as possible. Employers begin reviewing resumes over the summer to book interviews.**

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Membership Meetings
Prospanica® and NBMBAA® will each host their own members-only annual meetings.

10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Breakout Sessions
•    Keep the Torch Lit: Leading with Relevance and Cultural Authenticity
•    Success in a Sharing Economy
•    How to Become an Ex-Pat
•    How to Retire by 40
•    Getting a Job Offer through Non-Traditional Means
•    How to Make Your Side Hustle Your Main Hustle

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sports & Entertainment Experience Luncheon
Identifying the Qualities to Excel in the Business of Sports & Entertainment—moderated by an Emcee, panelists will include a professional athlete, sports business executive, entertainer and business entertainment executive as they discuss the behind-the-scenes world of sports and entertainment.
Panelists: TBA | Moderator: TBA

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Breakout Sessions
•    Leadership in a Difficult Climate
•    Latinos Using Technology to Address Wealth Gaps
•    BRIC: Capitalizing on Burgeoning Markets
•    The Art of Negotiating
•    Mastering the Career Pivot
•    Embracing Intrapreneurship

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sports & Entertainment Experience Pavilion
Attendees will interact with industry professionals like talent agents, talent, league/team officials, studio executives and other industry executives to understand the personal and professional skills needed to enter the business-side of sports and entertainment.
Panelists: TBA | Moderator: TBA

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Case Competition Finals
Competition teams that have progressed to the finals will present their case solutions to a panel of judges for final decisions.  

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
2017 Impact Awards
The NBMBAA® Impact Awards recognize the members, Chapters, Partners and others who have demonstrated exceptional service of the organization's mission and goals.

10:00 pm - 2:00 am
MBA Live
Tickets required. MBA Live includes a Friday night concert and Saturday day party. This lifestyle event allows attendees to unwind and balance their focused and aligned week of exploration and innovation with fun and excitement.

Saturday 9/30

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Leaders of Tomorrow® 5k Charity Walk (Pre-registration required.)
Join your fellow attendees in this 5k Charity Walk through downtown Philadelphia to raise fitness awareness and donations for the organization.

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Leaders of Tomorrow® Charity Poker Tournament
Put your risk vs. reward skills to the test in this charity poker tournament to support the organization.


 

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Wednesday 9/27

Thursday 9/28

Friday 9/29