2011 National Urban League Conference, Boston: Jobs: Rebuilding America

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FREE EVENTS

These events located at the Morial Convention Center are free and open to the public!

Opening Keynote “State of the Urban League” Address 

National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial kicks off the 2012 Conference in New Orleans. Not since 1996 has the Conference been held here, so you don’t want to miss this historic keynote address and call to action! 

Thursday, July 26
Starts at 9:30 AM
(doors open at 8:30 am)

Expo Hall

Explore our Expo Hall featuring exhibits, a Volunteer Zone, the I Am Empowered Photo Booth, and the NEW Empowerment Stage with local entertainment and celebrity-filled Empowerment Seminars.

Expo Hall hours are:

Thursday, July 26
12:00pm–5:00pm

Friday, July 27
11:00am–5:00pm

Saturday, July 28
11:00am–4:30pm

Career & Networking Fair, featuring the "Brand U Studio"

You’re employed, but what’s next? Jumpstart your job search at our Career & Networking Fair. Meet representatives from Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Join experts in the Brand U Studio and get help perfecting your resume, sharpening your interview skill and dressing for success! Our workshops will help you discover how to improve your social media profile and access the latest digital tools and Meetups will connect you to industry professionals. We’ve got everything to make you stand out in an overcrowded talent pool!

Calling all Veterans! Thursday, July 27th is Veterans Day at the Career & Networking Fair. Our consultants in the Brand U Studio will be poised for 1:1 counseling to get help get veterans back to work and our workshops will focus on career strategies specially designed for veterans.

Can’t make it to New Orleans? Join us for the National Urban League Virtual Career & Networking Fair July 26th and 27th from 11:00AM to 3:00PM. The event will feature live chats with recruiters and nationwide job postings. It’s the best way to make a virtual career connection!

Career & Networking Fair hours:

Thursday, July 26
12:00pm–5:00pm

Friday, July 27
11:00am–5:00pm

Saturday, July 28
11:00am–4:30pm

Small Business Matters One-Day Entrepreneurship Summit

Join us for interactive workshops and get resources to help you launch or take your current business to the next level. Network with industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs who will give you the guidance needed to achieve success. Registration is free and can be completed online. 

Small Business Matters One-Day Entrepreneurship Summit hours are:

Saturday, July 28
9:00am–3:45pm

Plenary Session V: State of Urban Education

In the US, public education is seen as a means to socioeconomic advancement and success. However, for many urban schools and communities the complex challenges they face can seem insurmountable, leaving the promise of an excellent public education unrealized. Are public/private investments and public-school innovations robust and flexible enough to meet the needs of urban students? Join us to debate the current solutions and potential reforms that can bring about necessary and positive change for the future.

Saturday, July 28
9:00am–11:00am

National Urban League Project Ready College Fair

Saturday, July 28

11:00am–2:00pm

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, LA

Open to the Public. More than 600 youth will participate!

The National Urban League 3rd Annual Project Ready College Fair offers information on academic opportunities for parents and graduating high school students to assist in financial and academic preparedness. Discover more than 60 colleges, universities and college access organizations, as well as scholarship organizations that can assist in the college application process.

Previous participants included:

Barnard College, Columbia University, City Year, Cornell University, Educational Testing Service, Howard University, MIT, Navy ROTC, Princeton University, Spelman College, University of Rochester, Vassar College, Wesleyan University, and Stanford University.

Youth Leadership Summit Town Hall

The National Urban League is proud, once again, to host a Youth Leadership Town Hall. The event will engage youth and youth advocate voices in a dialogue about their lives—their opportunities, challenges and possibilities. It is an opportunity to gain their insight and commentary on the challenges and opportunities they see in being prepared for college, work and life. The event culminates with questions and reactions from the audience, which will primarily be comprised of our 2012 Youth Leadership Summit attendees. 2012 National Urban League Youth Leadership Summit Tulane University New Orleans, Louisiana

Friday, July 27

3:00pm–4:30pm

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, LA