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2015 National Urban League Conference

Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs & Justice

The conference will feature informative and inspiring sessions and workshops, the Women of Power Awards Luncheon, The N.U.L. Experience Expo Hall and Career Fair, The Young Professionals Summit, The National Council of Urban League Guilds Leadership Awards Luncheon receptions with former Essence Magazine Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Susan L. Taylor, The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Gala, Small Business Matters Entrepreneurship Summit, advanced screening of a Hollywood blockbuster, and much more!

2015 Conference Features:

Empowering Sessions and Workshops – Hear from political, business, and entertainment leaders and influencers on topics including education, business, the economy, health, and justice

Business Luncheon - Featuring keynote address by Facebook C.O.O. and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg. 

National Council of Urban League Guilds Leadership Luncheon - Susan L. Taylor, Essence Magazine Editor-in-Chief Emerita and founder/CEO of National CARES Mentoring Movement, will share remarks at the luncheon.

N.U.L. Experience Hall – Explore the Expo Hall featuring exhibits, entertainment, a Volunteer Zone, Health Zone, and chances to win exciting prizes

Career & Networking Fair - Find your next job or meet a new business connection

Women of Power Awards – This must attend event honors trailblazing women for their achievements in the arts, politics, journalism, and sports!

Young Professionals Summit – Network with driven business professionals and community leaders

Who Attends the Conference 

More than 13,000 national and local residents participate in our three and a half day conference. Below highlights the demographics for the 2014 Conference registered attendees.

  • 50% earn $60K plus annually
  • Almost 70% are degree holders
  • 60% female and 40% male
  • 25% under age 30
  • 4,200 Registered Attendees
  • 3,750 General Conference Attendees
  • 300 Small Business Matters Summit Registrants
  • 300 Young Professionals Summit Registrants
  • 350 Youth Leadership Summit Participants
  • 11,500 Visitors To N.U.L. Experience Expo

Although attendees are primarily African Americans, the conference attracts a diverse audience. Attendance by the leadership of Urban League affiliates is very strong and one of the fastest growing conference demographics is young professionals between ages 21 and 40. These are primarily members of Urban League Young Professionals Chapters across the country. Local community participation is highest in the Expo and the Career & Networking Fair.


Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 
Ph: 954.765.5900

Directions & Parking


Prices - A full list of registration prices and packages is available here.

To Register - You can register online 24/7 or call 800-263-9926, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.  


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