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HBCU Futures Conference

In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity – it is a pre-requisite.
–President Barack Obama

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For more than 150 years, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have served as pillars in the Black community. They have produced the best scholars, doctors, educators, engineers, thespians, journalists, and more.  To ensure this continued success, being proactive and forward-thinking about the future of HBCUs is essential. Engage with HBCU students, alumni, faculty and staff, while we collectively plan for the future of our HBCUs.

Some of the invited speakers include U.S. Representative Alma Adams, Dr. Harold Martin, Dr. William R. Harvey, Dr. Glenda Glover, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Dr. Everett Ward, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Tarik Cohen,  and entrepreneur Lonnie Johnson.

Registration will be made available beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2020. This conference will virtually engage attendees through workshops, panel discussions, speakers, a pitch contest, networking events, a career fair, an awards ceremony and more.

Examples of workshop/panel subjects include The State of HBCUs, Fundraising for Universities, Successful Entrepreneurship Under Any Conditions, Getting Rid of Student Loan Debt, Healthcare Advocacy, Funding for College, Obtaining Research Grants, Achieving Virtual Learning Success, A Financial Literacy Legacy and Career Readiness.

For more information on entering the HBCUFC Technology Pitch Contest, email pitch@thehbcuadvocate.com. To receive Sponsor or Vendor information for the HBCU Futures Conference, email sponsorships@thehbcuadvocate.com. This site will be updated regularly with more details.