Black Male Summit 2016

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

BLACK MALE SUMMIT

Join us April 8-9, 2016, for the Black Male Summit, a national platform for best practices and innovative strategies focusing on cradle-to-career success for African-American males.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Travis Smiley

Tavis Smiley, political commentator and talk show personality [bio]

Stephen A. Smith

Stephen A. Smith, sports journalist [bio]

Roland Martin, host and managing editor of TV One's "News One Now" [bio]

Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe, SAAB founder and CEO [bio]

Khalilah A. Shabazz, Ph.D., SAAS founder [bio]

Marc H. Morial, president & CEO, National Urban League [bio]

Tom JoynerLIVE FROM THE SUMMIT: THE TOM JOYNER SHOW

The nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show will broadcast live from the Summit this year.

Brian HeatBRIAN HEAT AT HIGH SCHOOL SESSION

Career educator and trainer Brian Heat (bio) will speak to high school students at a special session April 8.

Four reasons you should attend the summit

  1. Empowerment – The summit annually demonstrates the importance of Black Male success in the classroom, the community and the world. Through dynamic speakers, attendees feel inspired to achieve their goals and empowered to write their own narrative of success.
  2. Enrichment – The summit boasts numerous breakout sessions geared to educating and developing the future leaders of tomorrow. The sessions represent the perfect opportunity for attendees to immerse themselves in the evolving conversations.
  3. Engagement – The summit has achieved national recognition and a yearly gathering of the nation’s best and brightest minority students and professionals. The networking opportunities for attendees represent an overwhelming draw to the conference and fosters continued generational relationships.
  4. Encouragement – At the summit, attendees meet other students and professionals with similar stories, successes, shared interests and common challenges. The bond that is created moves beyond the weekend of the summit, building brotherhood and lasting connections.

DATE AND LOCATION

Friday, April 8 events held at the John S. Knight Center 77 E. Mill Street Akron, OH 44308 Tel: (330) 374-8900.
Saturday, April 9
 events held at The University of Akron Student Union 303 Carroll Street Akron, OH 44325 Tel: (330) 972-4636.

LEGACY AWARD HONOREES

Learn about these remarkable men and make a contribution to the scholarship fund. [BMS Legacy site]

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

All are invited. In recent years, the summit has drawn educators, policy makers, community leaders and others from across the United States.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Walmart

AT&T

CO-CHAIRS

Lee Gill, JD

Lee A. Gill, J.D.

Larry Burns

Lawrence J. Burns

Social media

We're also on Facebook!

Contacts

Debbie McKinney, 330-338-3893

John Turner, 330-972-6917