The 39th Annual DuSable Conference: Reinvesting in Our Community has been canceled for this winter quarter due to unforeseen circumstances.

by African American MBA Association (FT)

Conference AAMBAA Allies Welcome Black History Month BLM Booth Alumni Chicago Community Conference Economic Development

Sat, Feb 10, 2024

10 AM – 3 PM CST (GMT-6)

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The 39th Annual DuSable Conference 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 10th, 10:00 AM - 3:00 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: Culture as a Business Advantage Workshop

  •  Felicia Joy, Executive Vice President, Edelman and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Strategy, Chicago Booth
  • Elena Grotto, Executive Vice President, Edelman and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Strategy, Chicago Booth

Option 2: Real Estate Investment Panel 

  • Ernst Valery, Co-Managing Member, SAA | EVI
  • Naomi Davis, Founder & CEO, Blacks In Green
  • Ghian Foreman, President and DEO, Emerald South Economic Development Collaborative

11:35 AM  Networking Session

12:10 PM  Keynote Luncheon

  • Alfreda Bradley-Coar, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and People Officer, Obama Foundation

1:45 PM  Workshop 2
Technology Panel 

  • Antoine Jennings, Senior Manager, Salesforce
  • Kelly Henry, Product & Tools Operations, Google
  • Tunde Oshinowo, VP Portfolio Growth, Sandbox Industries

2:30 PM  Closing Remarks

Dress Business Formal
Food Provided

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