Sept. 29-30, 2017 | The University of Akron

Join us for the 10th anniversary of the Black Male Summit — two days of leadership and inspiration from leading national experts in African American Male educational achievement. We together will discuss how to build better pathways to how we recruit, retain and graduate African American Males in higher education.


  • High school and college students
  • Educators
  • Counselors
  • Administrators
  • Community leaders


Participants may choose between two tracks.

TRACK I: General Conference Track: Participants will be provided with tools, practical training, and best practices through addresses and breakout presentations that address educational achievement among African American students.

TRACK II: Black Male Summit Academy and High School Track. Participating middle and high school students can attend addresses and breakout sessions that specifically focus on best practices for academic achievement.


DAY ONE: Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DAY TWO: Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at The University of Akron Student Union, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Includes lunch both days and parking on the second date. There will be a special parking discount for summit participants on lots near the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron.

UA family:

UA students, free but you need to register.

UA faculty, staff and BMS Committee members, $40 | Register now

UA alumni, $50 | Register now

General registration:

Early-bird fee: Now through June 14, $75 | Register now

General conference fee: June 15-Aug. 14, $100 

Late registration fee: Aug. 15-Sept. 15, $125 

Group rate fee (10 or more):

Early bird fee: Today Now June 14, $75 per person | Register now

General conference fee: June 15 to Aug. 14, $100 per person

Late Registration Fee: Aug. 15 to Sept. 15, $125 per person


General questions: Antoinette East-Jenkins | 330-972-6700 |

Registration questions: John Alvarez Turner | 330-972-7008 |


You are cordially invited to submit a proposal to present at the 2017 Black Male Summit, celebrating its 10th year. The BMS is your opportunity to share your scholarship, knowledge, academic research, experience as activist, and community engagement.

Submit a proposal

Deadline is June 19.


We offer a variety of prestigious sponsorship packages. Learn how you or your organization can be associated with the 10th anniversary of this national event.

Black Male Summit 2017, our 10th anniversary