The 38th Annual DuSable Conference ~ Black Ingenuity: Lifting Our Community as We Climb

by African American MBA Association (FT)

Conference Allies Welcome BLM Booth Alumni Career Community Economic Development

Sat, Feb 18, 2023 10:00 AM –

Thu, Feb 23, 2023 3:00 PM CST (GMT-6)

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Gleacher Center

450 N Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, IL, United States

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The 38th Annual DuSable Forum is here! This event attracts participants from across the Chicagoland area and provides a platform for the African American community to glean insights from individuals who have had a profound impact in business and service nationally and globally. Started in 1985, the conference remains one of the longest-running conferences led by students at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Past conferences have featured prominent speakers such as the Honorable Harold Washington, Reverend Jesse Jackson, John Rogers, James Bell, Martin Nesbitt, MBA ‘89, and many more.

Time: Saturday, February 18th, 10:00 AM - 2:45 PM

Location: Chicago Booth Gleacher Center, 6th Floor, 450 Cityfront Plaza Dr, Chicago, IL 60611

Conference Timeline:

10 AM  Registration and Continental Breakfast 

10:30 AM  Opening Remarks

10:35 AM  Workshop 1

Option 1: Pivot for Success Workshop

  •  Amy Hilliard, Adjunct Associate Professor of Strategy, Chicago Booth

Option 2: Community Development Panel 

  • Ernst Valery, Co-Managing Member, SAA | EVI
  • Naomi Davis, Founder & CEO, Blacks In Green
  • Katrina Roddy, Boxville Director + Entrepreneur Coach, Build Bronzeville

11:35 AM  Networking Session

12:10 PM  Keynote Luncheon

  • Louis Carr, President of Media Sales, BET Networks
  • Diane Dinkins Carr, Founder & President, DDC Consulting
  • Moderator: LeeAnn Trotter, Feature Reporter, NBC5 Chicago

1:45 PM  Workshop 2
Venture Capital Panel

  • Tessa Flippin, Founder and Managing Partner, Capitalize VC
  • Taylor Williams, Senior Associate, Cleveland Avenue
2:30 PM  Closing Remarks
Dress Business Formal
Food Provided


Gleacher Center

450 N Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, IL, United States

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