Black Student Leadership Conference

2019 Conference

2019 Black Student Leadership Conference

Friday, March 8, 2019
10am - 4pm
West Village Ballrooms, West Village Commons


The 2019 Black Student Leadership Conference will be held on Friday, March 8 from 10 am to 4 pm. This year’s conference theme is Dream Chasers and will focus on highlighting community members who have followed a personal passion and/or realized a professional dream.  Attendees will learn how to acknowledge challenges, build resiliency, and empower themselves as current and aspiring student leaders of color to use their talents and abilities to serve their communities. Registration is free and open to all current and aspiring student leaders, but all participants must register online.

Online registration begins Monday, January 28 and ends Friday, March 1  Click here to register for the conference. The first 100 registered participants will receive a free gift. All registered participants will be entered into our closing session raffle for other prizes.

Presentation proposals are currently being accepted for breakout sessions. The submission deadline for proposals is Friday, February 15 and chosen presenters will be notified by Wednesday, February 20.

This year’s conference theme is Dream Chasers. We are asking applicants to submit proposals that critically examine the tools in which students who identify at Black/African American should use as they navigate their academic and professional career-specifically as it applies to chasing their own dreams. Again, the conference will focus on acknowledging challenges, building resiliency, and empowering current and aspiring student leaders of color to achieve success.  Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Following your passion while paying bills
  • Envisioning your future
  • Career Planning (resume writing, salary negotiation,etc.)
  • Overcoming (perceived) cultural bias
  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Activism
  • Developing a Personal Brand
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy
  • Leadership Development
  • Networking Outside of your Identity Group
  • Resiliency and Overcoming Adversity
  • Community Resources

The length of each breakout session will be 55 minutes and should be structured to be interactive. Click here to submit a proposal. For questions or more information, please contact  or 410-704-2051.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Krystal Garner, Entertainment Strategist learn more by visiting here


Check In, Registration & Vendor Fair
10:00 am —11:00 am
West Village Commons, 4th Floor Lobby

Welcome & Introduction of Keynote
11:00 —11:15 am
West Village Ballrooms A&B

Keynote Speaker
11:15 am —12:15 pm
West Village Ballrooms A&B

Lunch & Vendor Fair
12:15pm — 1:15 pm
West Village Ballrooms A&B; 4th Floor Lobby

Breakout Sessions, Round #1
1:15—2:10 pm

Breakout Sessions, Round #2
2:15 — 3:10 pm

Closing Session featuring: Guy Lockard, Media Maven learn more by visiting here.

3:15— 4:00 pm

**VIRTUAL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE: Please note, for students who are unable to attend the Black Student Leadership Conference 2019, we will be live streaming an abbreviated web version of the conference, follow TU Student Affairs on Vimeo  and stay tuned for the live link to be posted.**


The closest parking facility is West Village Parking Garage. Off campus visitors must park in a designated visitor area located on the Ground Level of this garage. Visitor permits can be purchased at a pay station and must be clearly displayed on the vehicle dashboard. Parking pay stations are located on the ground level of each of the garages. For additional parking locations, instructions on how to use pay stations, and rates please visit here

For directions and campus maps visit here.

The Black Student Leadership Conference is a collaboration between the Career Center and the African American Student Development Program in the Center for Student Diversity.

We have limited availability for folks interested in being a vendor at our event. Please email  if you are interested in being a vendor.  

For questions or additional information, contact  or 410-704-2051.

African American Student Development
University Union, Room 313 
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 410-704-2051
Fax: 410-704-4229