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DC, Washington -   BEYA STEM Conference  -  Professionals will find training, networking, role models, mentors, and inspiring awards events. Students can attend the career fair and meet top employers, take advantage of onsite resources designed to enhance job search, to enhance their academic career, as well as to get tools for a successful STEM career.

Florida, Tampa -   BBCB Annual Summit -  BBCB Annual national summit/conference to discuss issues, strategies and methods affecting acquiring, retaining and matriculation of African American and Hispanic males in higher education.



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Florida, Orlando -   Primerica’s Annual African American Leadership Council  -  The three-day event will focus on the African American market and include a variety of workshops focused on leadership and training as well as a variety of financial and marketing topics that are designed to enhance and grow their Primerica businesses.

Maryland, Oxon Hill -   National Bar Mid-Year Conference & Gertrude E. Rush Awards  -   The award is named after the sole female founder of the National Bar Association, and recognizes leadership excellence in human and civil rights, legal education, public policy and social activism.

Tennessee, Nashville -   National Society of Black Engineers  -   Engineering and leadership in harmony. Inviting you to reunite with your extended family for the Annual Conventions.



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D.C., Washington -   NABJ Media Institute on Health  -   The Annual Media Institute on Health is the only conference of its kind to focus exclusively on health disparities in communities of color and provide print, broadcast and digital journalists with tools to effectively report on the effects of the Affordable Care Act on underserved consumers.

Georgia, Atlanta -   A Dream Deferred -   A Dream Deferred continues to inspire powerful thinking around key issues that affect African American students.

Indiana, Merrillville -   African American Travel Conference -   This Conference is about building travel relationships and we kick-off this event with a Social Mixer that is guaranteed to jump-start your networking opportunities.

New York, New York -   MLB Diversity Business Summit  -   The premier sports employment conference and supplier diversity trade fair. The MLB Diversity Business Summit uniquely and directly connects attendees with decision-makers for employment and business opportunities from all 30 MLB Clubs, MLB Network, MLB Advanced Media, Minor League Baseball Clubs and MLB’s Central Office in New York City.

New York, New York -   National Action Network  -   National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.



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Georgia, Atlanta -   The International Convention of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists  -   “Working Together – It Shall Come to Pass.” Working closely with new allies and organizations focused on educating, empowering and engaging trade unionists on the pressing issues facing working families and communities.

Virginia, Leesburg -   Global Women's Summit  -   The Women’s Information Network (The WIN) is an online educational and social network and an on land global community of women in 152 countries. The WIN is the fastest-growing global women’s network in the world. The WIN is currently presenting 1,000 Global Women’s Summits worldwide in an effort to educate and inspire women across the globe, and to ask them all the same 3 questions. In 2011, The WIN presented the largest gathering of women in the history of the world to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day: 377 live events in 152 countries.



Global Women's Summit


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Georgia, Atlanta -   National Bar Association -   Founded in 1925, the National Bar Association (NBA) is the nation's oldest and largest association of African American lawyers and judges and holds an annual convention each year.

Maryland, Baltimore -   National Association of Real Estate Brokers, (NAREB) Convention  -   It's all about home ownership. Training classes, conferences. Baltimore, MD 21202 Phone: (410) 547-1200

Massachusetts, Boston -   National Association of Black Journalists  -   The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. NABJ holds an annual convention and career fair each summer with dozens of plenary sessions and workshops for professional development.

Ohio, Cincinnati -   National Urban League Conference  -   Four power packed days, political, business, and community leaders will convene for the Annual National Urban League Conference, One Nation Underemployed: Bridges to Jobs and Justice. An Inspiring and empowering conference that will provide you with unmatched professional, civic engagement, business development, and networking opportunities.

Annual Conferences in Various Cities & States -   The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives  -   The goal of NOBLE is to be recognized as a highly competent, public service organization that is at the forefront of providing solutions to law enforcement issues and concerns, as well as to the ever-changing needs of our communities.



NATION’S TOP ENTREPRENEURS OF COLOR TO CONVENE IN NEW ORLEANS JULY 1-3 FOR 2ND ANNUAL POWERMOVES.NOLA CONFERENCE

New Platform Connects High-Growth Minority-Owned Startups with Leading Investors


NEW ORLEANS (June 3, 2015) — PowerMoves.NOLA is convening the country’s premier entrepreneurs of color for its second annual national conference in New Orleans on July 1-3, 2015 to coincide with ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola®. The three-day event is designed to connect nationally-sourced entrepreneurs with a preeminent network of advisors, experts, and investors. The conference advances PowerMoves.NOLA’s mission to increase the number of America’s venture-backed, minority-founded companies in high-tech and high-growth sectors. It is made possible through the generous support of Chevron as Founding Sponsor and Morgan Stanley as Presenting Sponsor.

“Entrepreneurs of color do not typically have access to deep pools of capital, and this event is about identifying the very best of this historically overlooked talent pool and connecting them to experienced investors. The entrepreneurs get unparalleled access, and the investors are exposed to attractive prospective investment opportunities at reasonable valuations,” said Earl Robinson, the president of PowerMoves.NOLA.

More than 50 highly-regarded investors and advisors and some 40 entrepreneurs will be in attendance. In addition to hand-selecting the nation’s most promising entrepreneurs of color, several invitation-only events ensure top-quality deal flow.

The conference will also include the culmination of the PowerUp Boot Camp for early-stage entrepreneurs of color. The intense program helps them develop viable brands, produce effective business models, and prepare for the Demo Day presentation to potential investors held at the conference on July 3.

For descriptions of all participating entrepreneurs, visit http://www.powermovesnola.org/2015-conference/.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Entergy Angel Pitch
This pitch will feature five early-stage entrepreneurs competing for a $25,000 cash prize.
July 2, 9AM - 10:30AM, Club XLIV in Champions Square (LaSalle St)

Morgan Stanley Series A Pitch
This pitch will feature five later-stage entrepreneurs competing for a $25,000 cash prize.
July 2, 11AM - 12:30PM, Club XLIV in Champions Square (LaSalle St)

PowerMoves Alumni Panel

This panel will feature former PowerMoves.NOLA Pitch and Demo Day participants as they discuss their experiences scaling their startups and raising capital as entrepreneurs of colors.
July 2, 2PM - 3:30PM, Club XLIV in Champions Square (LaSalle St)

Morgan Stanley FinTech Showcase
This showcase will feature five entrepreneurs representing the financial technology field present their business models to a select group of investors and industry business leaders.

July 3, 8:30AM - 10AM, Freeport-MacMoRan Building, 1615 Poydras Str, 23rd Floor

PowerUp Demo Day presented by IBERIABANK
Twenty early-stage tech entrepreneurs of color will culminate their 6-week boot camp at the PowerUp Demo Day where they will pitch for the chance to win a $15,000 cash prize.

July 3, 10AM - 11:30AM, Pan American Life Building, 601 Poydras St. -20th Floor - IBERIABANK Atrium

Big Break Power Pitch
Four consumer-focused startups founded by entrepreneurs of color will compete at the 2015 ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola® for the chance to get their “Big Break.” The winner will receive a $25,000 cash prize and exposure to investors and business leaders. The Big Break Power Pitch will be moderated by Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisory at Morgan Stanley.
July 3, 1:30PM – 2:15PM, Center stage in the Ernst M. Morial Convention Center

More about the conference at http://www.powermovesnola.org/2015-conference/

ABOUT POWERMOVES.NOLA

PowerMoves.NOLA is a national initiative to deploy innovative ideas, fresh approaches, and an overall commitment to equity and diversity as a growth strategy to address the generational obstacles that prevent minority entrepreneurship. Leveraging the thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, resources, and culture of New Orleans, PowerMoves.NOLA’s mission is to increase the number of venture-backed minority-founded companies locally and nationally.

PowerMoves.NOLA is made possible through the generous support of its sponsors including Chevron as Founding Sponsor and Morgan Stanley as the Presenting Sponsor. Other major sponsors include Entergy, IBERIABANK, Liberty Bank, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola®.

In addition to the national conference, programs include City Ventures, PowerUp Boot Camps, and a fellowship.

City Ventures

City Ventures introduce regional and national startup talent to partner cities, highlight existing local entrepreneurial resources and ecosystems, and aid in the strategic positioning of those cities as regional hubs for high-growth and high-tech entrepreneurs of color. City Ventures kicked off with the activation of PowerMoves@Detroit sponsored by Morgan Stanley in April. Co-hosted by Invest Detroit, PowerMoves@Detroit was a three-day event in which local and nationally recruited entrepreneurs of color participated in venture capital pitch competitions, vying for $120,000 in direct prizes and a chance to raise their visibility to other investors.

A short video on PowerMoves@Detroit can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/candlelightfilms/review/127048836/2ec6140b5b

PowerUp Boot Camp

PowerUp is an intense boot camp training for early-stage entrepreneurs of color to develop viable and fundable business models with advice from successful entrepreneur and investor mentors. The boot camp begins with a 6-week virtual program where companies attend interactive sessions covering specific entrepreneurship-related topics and pitch coaching. Participants are then brought together for 2-days of mentor-led workshops, peer learning and networking.

The Fellowship

The Fellowship, sponsored by Chevron, helps high-growth minority-led startups succeed by individually connecting them to executive, capital and technical assistance through a national network of advisors, mentors, experts and investors. Selected Fellow received $25,000 in investment capital and free office space during their fellowship year the PowerMoves headquarters. Eligible startups commit to have a C-Level executive and be at 25% or more of their FTE employees living in the New Orleans for at least a year.

More at powermovesnola.org.



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Alabama, Birmingham -   The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) -  The Association of African American Museums (AAAM) is a non-profit member organization established to support African and African American focus museums nationally and internationally, as well as the professionals who protect, preserve and interpret African and African American art, history and culture.

California, Los Angeles -   NBPA National Education & Training Conference  -  The NBPA serves as an advocate forum for minority police officers and establishes a national network of professional development and training for all police officers and those parties interested in law enforcement.




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Tennessee, Memphis -   Annual ASALH Convention  -  Association for the Study of African American Life and History. The mission of ASALH is to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community.

 



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Indiana, Fort Wayne -   National Black Genealogy Summit  -   The theme of the summit is African Diaspora: Awakening Our Legacy. Experts in African American genealogy will demonstrate research strategies, provide useful tips, and explore new resources. Extended research hours in the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center will be available exclusively to conference attendees.

New York, New York -   FOCUS100  -   FOCUS100 is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year. This digitalundivided brings together diverse startups, innovative companies like Facebook, Google, AMEX and Microsoft, and top investors from firms like Andreessen Horowitz, Comcast Ventures, Box Group, Gen Y Capital, Techstars, and more for the most diverse tech conference on the planet. Over 80% of FOCUS100 speakers are women and/or people of color.

FOCUS100
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Florida, Fort Lauderdale -   The National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS) Conference -  The foremost organization for African-American professional image makers and strategists. With the Conference theme - "PowerPR: Equip! Adapt! Conquer!" our goal is to provide solutions for the practice of public relations with a focus on strategies for effectively competing in today's technology-driven market.

Annual Conferences in Various Cities, States & Months -   The National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP),   founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization dedicated primarily to the training needs of African American meeting planners. The organization is committed to the improvement of the meetings, conferences, exhibitions, and convocations they manage. Members of NCBMP include meeting planners from numerous business, civil rights, church and fraternal organizations. Associate membership is available to individuals who represent hotels, convention bureaus, city government officers, airlines and other suppliers who offer services to the meeting and convention community.

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Annual Conferences in Various Cities, States & Months -   The National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP),   founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization dedicated primarily to the training needs of African American meeting planners. The organization is committed to the improvement of the meetings, conferences, exhibitions, and convocations they manage. Members of NCBMP include meeting planners from numerous business, civil rights, church and fraternal organizations. Associate membership is available to individuals who represent hotels, convention bureaus, city government officers, airlines and other suppliers who offer services to the meeting and convention community.




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Bermuda, Southampton - -  The largest gathering of Mayors and local officials from around the world. Mayors from cities, towns and villages from all over the U.S. will be joined by high level officials from China, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.




(BPRW) BERMUDA'S CITY OF HAMILTON TO HOST THE 40TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF BLACK MAYORS - Event will convene the largest gathering of Black Mayors and elected officials from around the world - (BLACK PR WIRE) – Hamilton, Bermuda, (June 27, 2014) - Bermuda's Corporation of Hamilton has announced it will host the 40th annual Conference of Black Mayors Convention later this year. The event, which will take place on November 12 - 16, 2014, at The Fairmont Southampton, will convene the largest gathering of Mayors and local officials from around the world. Mayors from cities, towns and villages from all over the U.S. will be joined by high level officials from China, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

In making the announcement, the Chairman of the local Organizing Committee, the City of Hamilton's Deputy Mayor Donal Smith, said the Conference of Black Mayors had grown from modest beginnings into an event of considerable political and economic importance that now includes more than 2,000 African/American Mayors and municipal staff and has attracted the participation of politicians, business and financial leaders not only from the U.S. but increasingly from around the world.

"Today the CBM also includes 39,000 political leaders and elected officials of color from around the world. Currently we estimate that the City of Hamilton, Bermuda, will be greeting 400 - 500 plus delegates from as far away as Brazil, Colombia, China, Ghana, Cote D'Ivoire, Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Jamaica and the Caribbean Islands and we should note that the aim of this great gathering has always been to improve the quality of life in the cities, townships and villages these Mayors and these officials represent. "

The Mayor of Hamilton, The Rt. Worshipful Graeme Outerbridge, JP, said, the CBM represents one of the most influential political and financial groups in the U.S. and in many other countries around the world. "They represent a powerful voting block in the U.S. and beyond and preside over millions of dollars of municipal funds and new development. As such, they represent enormous opportunities for our international business sector to pursue. We are delighted that the CBM has chosen to come to Bermuda."

Mr. Smith noted that many U.S. politicians and their advisors who are already looking ahead to the 2016 elections will doubtless be planning to attend the Convention." We shall, as well, be inviting business leaders from the U.S., Europe and beyond to join us as featured speakers," he said.

"This year's convention theme will be '40 FORWARD' and we shall be looking ahead to determine what the future holds for the U.S. and world economies. A very full program will include panel discussions on important global issues including immigration, education, healthcare and the ways in which the spread of information technology will affect global trade and urban growth in the coming years," he said.

What: The Convention of Black Mayors 40th Annual Convention

Who: CBM, the international association representing 39,000 black elected and appointed mayors and local officials from throughout the African diaspora.

When: November 12-16, 2014

Where: The Fairmont Southampton
101 South Shore Rd
Southampton, Bermuda SN02

For information about the conference, registration and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Vanessa Williams
National Conference of Black Mayors
T: (404) 931-2059 C: (404) 964-9201
e-mail: vwilliams@ncbm.org

Danilee Trott
Corporation of Hamilton
T: (441) 292: 1234 Ext. 219 C: (441) 300-1335
e-mail: dtrott@cityhall.bm







































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