July 22-23, 2024

Leaders

The 2024 National Urban League virtual conference will feature business panels, an expo, and a career fair with over 100 global companies and small businesses. Corporate executives, influencers, celebrities, and entrepreneurs will present solution-driven content during this interactive experience to help you advance your career, connect with peers, and ultimately unlock your potential. Whether you want to gain new skills, explore job opportunities, or expand your professional network, this conference aims to provide the necessary resources to succeed.

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Confirmed Speakers

Pinky Cole, Founder & CEO, Slutty Vegan

Ash Cash Exantus, Financial Advisor, Budget Like A Boss

Symone Beez, Founder, GovTech Academy

Destin Mizelle, The Traveling Psychologist, Dream Big

Why Attend?

Your Career
Meet and engage virtually with recruiters and top corporate executives.
Your Business
Connect with top National & Local Vendors
Your Skills
Learn how to improve your personal and professional development skills.
Your Network
Connect with like-minded professionals at our evening networking and entertainment events featuring the best artists in R&B and Hip Hop.

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Virtual Conference Schedule

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ALL

PREVIEW DAY Saturday and Sunday

July 20-21, 2024 | 10:00 AM CDT

Urban League Now Experience & Expo opens

Our Expo is bigger and more exciting than ever. Meet our corporate partners and explore the latest products and services from our exhibitors. And experience these Urban League Now exclusives: the Health & Wellness Space, Tech Space, H.E.R. Space, Screening Room, and Black Brilliance Marketplace.

July 22, 2024 | 9:00 AM CDT

Career

From Setback to Success: A Motivational Moment with Pinky Cole, Founder of Slutty Vegan

Join Pinky Cole as she recounts her inspiring journey from facing job termination to seizing an extraordinary opportunity to cook for a renowned celebrity. Learn how Pinky's resilience and determination transformed her challenges into a springboard for remarkable success.

July 23, 2024 | 11:35 - 11:45 AM CDT

Energy Equity: Jobs and Advancement Opportunities in the Energy Sector

Join us for a virtual panel exploring opportunities, jobs, and more in the energy sector. Learn about the latest trends and advancements in this dynamic field. Get your questions answered and discover how to take the next step in your career.

Moderator: Marie Hunter (KRG Oil Company, President)

Panelists: Salem Habte (Workforce & Entrepreneurship Manager) and Cornell Johnson (Director, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD))

July 23, 2024 | 11:55 AM - 12:30 PM CDT

Virtual Career & Networking Fair

As part of our 2024 National Urban League Conference, we will host a Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, July 23rd. This event is open to diverse candidates from across the nation. Employers can now target educated and experienced candidates while supporting diversity in their communities. Additionally, during this event, we are pleased to highlight an Energy, Oil, and Gas Pavilion, in line with our commitment to this essential industry.

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July 23, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT

Career Coaching (sponsored by Edward Jones)

Career Coaching can help you with all aspects of your career advancement including helping you to identify opportunities for improvement in your personal and professional life. During your 30-minute session, your career coach will learn more about your needs and help you with your career development strategy. Sessions may cover interview preparation, networking strategies, LinkedIn reviews, and more. Our goal is to help you get closer to achieving your career goals

Register Now for the Virtual career fair to book your Résumés Critique with one of the following advisors: Hazel Estwick-Hurley, Queen S. Ofori, Brianna Watts, or Alberta Blum.

July 23, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT

Resume Critiques (sponsored by Edward Jones)

Résumés are still an essential part of the job hunt process, however, the way companies view résumés has changed. Our résumé critique advisors will help you update your résumé to increase your chances of being selected for an interview. Our advisors will learn more about your career goals, and use that information to help you clarify your skills gaps, and target your content to speak to the specific role you wish to apply for. Although the sessions are primarily focused on résumé reviews, our advisors are equipped to cover interview preparation, networking strategies, LinkedIn reviews, and more. Our goal is to help you get closer to achieving your career goals.

Register Now for the Virtual career fair to book your Résumés Critique with one of the following advisors: Hazel Estwick-Hurley, Queen S. Ofori, Brianna Watts, or Alberta Blum.

July 23, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT

Mock Interview Prep!

Register Now for the Virtual career fair to participate in the Virtual Course for Free!

July 23, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT


In-person Career Fair

Resume critiques

LinkedIn profile critiques

Free professional headshots

Mock interviews

Individualized career coaching

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July 24, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT

Tech

Why You NEED To Be Forecasting For Your Business In 2024

July 22, 2024 | 12:00 PM CDT

Editing 101- How To Create Engaging Content

Learn the hottest tips on editing your content!

July 23, 2024 | 1:00 PM CDT

GovTech Breaking the Code to Freedom w/ Symone Beez

Workforce development organizations are focused on helping black and brown, underrepresented individuals and veterans reach success in their GovTech career through upskilling, mentorship, and career development. The average black networth is estimated to be zero dollars by year 2053. We can utilize Tech to increase our income, build wealth by investing in traditional retirement plans, and leverage our knowledge to become tech entrepreneurs, CTOs, or early startup technical engineers. Join Symone Beez as she discusses the need to shift the mindset of black tech professionals (combatting constant impostor syndrome) and teaches how to up-level your tech career to increase your salary.

July 23, 2024 | 2:00 PM CDT

Finance

The Debt Avalanche: Improving your credit score while taking down personal debt!

It’s amazing how quickly personal debt can spiral out of control. And the resulting hits to your credit score can cripple your financial freedom. Capital Corner presents an aggressive strategy to help you tackle that credit card debt while putting the glow back in your credit score, starting now!

July 22, 2024 | 10:00 AM CDT

Automated Income: Make Passive Income on Social Media

It is nearly always true that the most you can expect from a venture depends on the effort you put into it. However, social media platforms provide opportunities to drive earnings from content “automatically” with very little maintenance. Capital Corner presents a quick guide to generating passive income with social media.

July 22, 2024 | 2:00 PM CDT

Experian’s B.A.L.L. For Life (Be A Legacy Leader) Financial Empowerment Experience

Experian’s B.A.L.L. For LifeTM (Be A Legacy Leader) is a financial empowerment experience created for young people in the U.S. that tackles core financial topics – banking, credit and investing – to help them build their financial legacy. Through gamified credit trivia, self-paced modules, just-in-time tools and resources and live, interactive experiences across the U.S., B.A.L.L. For Life is your tip off to your financial journey.

GAME ON! Get in the game, define your legacy and B.A.L.L. For Life!

Learn more at www.experian.com/legacy

July 22, 2024 | 4:00 PM CDT

Budget Like A Boss: Your Path To Financial Freedom

The key to economic security isn’t what you earn but how you budget. Ash Cash presents fundamental strategies for how to “power budget” – discover can’t-miss tips for balancing your monthly expenses and income to build wealth and reach your financial goals. Budget like a boss and build your path to financial freedom.

July 23, 2024 | 10:00 AM CDT

Health

Get Up & Get Lifted: Jiggaerobics Gospel Workout

Get up and get lifted with this inspirational fitness workout, energized by the joyful noise of your favorite gospel artists. The award-winning Jiggaerobics crew has crafted a fast-paced hour of dance, movement, and fitness instruction designed to put mind and body in sync and spiritually motivated to maximize the day to come. Join in and get lifted!

July 22, 2024 | 9:00 AM CDT

Men’s Health: Emotional Wellness Check

Old stigma's have been shattered. Black men are talking about mental health and how to achieve and maintain emotional wellness. The conversation led Destin Mizelle will unpack the everyday struggles that impact Black mental and spiritual health. Learn the signs of depression, anxiety, and stress and plug into a powerful resource.

July 22, 2024 | 3:00 PM CDT

Yoga Session: Magnolia Yoga Studio

Step into the realm of wellness and empowerment with Magnolia Yoga Studio, the pioneering Black-owned Yoga sanctuary in Louisiana. We invite you to embark on a transformative journey led by the radiant Adrianne “Ajax” Jackson, founder of Magnolia Yoga.

In this exclusive session, Ajax will guide you through a soul-nourishing experience of Yoga and meditation, specially curated to uplift and rejuvenate individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Discover the profound benefits of breathwork, gentle Yoga movements, and guided meditation as we come together in unity and harmony. Join us for a 30-minute session tailored for beginners, open to adults, youth, expecting mothers, and elders, fostering inclusivity and connection within our diverse community. Embrace the opportunity to nurture your mind, body, and spirit in a space of love and support.

July 23, 2024 | 9:00 AM CDT

Male Grooming: Too Much or Not Enough?

Men are painting their nails, wearing weaves and getting pedicures in 2024. This shift is welcome by many but for others, this new emphasis on grooming has gone too far. This session will examine men’s grooming through the years and center the question: too far or not far enough? Join the discussion as we discuss how this shift challenges notions of masculinity, cultural conformity and where these intersect with health and wellness.

July 23, 2024 | 11:00 AM CDT

Lifestyle

GOOD SKIN IS IN: Executive Skin Care Routines

A healthy, natural skin routine is a must to ward off the effects of hyperpigmentation, acne, excessive dryness, and more serious conditions. A leading dermatologist and expert in Black skin care demonstrates a simple routine that promotes healing and protects against damage and premature aging. Skincare is more than a cosmetic ritual; it’s essential to good health.

July 22, 2024 | 11:00 AM CDT

Advanced Manscaping: A Grooming Workshop for the Fellas With

Gents and Squires, it’s time to elevate your grooming game. KINGS CORNER presents an A-Z man’s guide to grooming essentials covering skincare, manscaping, scents, styling hacks, and more. Present your best self with these grooming tips.

July 23, 2024 | 11:00 AM CDT

The C-Suite Glam Guide

An exclusive makeup tutorial that will help you apply the C Suite glam like a pro in no time. Pick up expert tips on mixing color and shadow to showcase your natural beauty for every occasion and board room.

July 23, 2024 | 12:00 PM CDT

Entertainment

Urban League Live!: The Virtual Dance Party

The party’s live wherever you are. From bounce to dirty south hip hop, get ready for an exuberant Bayou Bash that celebrates the culture and spirit of NOLA. DJ Suave will set the pace and provide the energy for an evening of music, dancing, and virtual vibes. Embrace the essence of NOLA and the flavor of the Bayou!

July 22, 2024 | 7:00 PM CDT

FILM FESTIVAL

The Black Cinema Renaissance is in full swing. From Hollywood blockbusters to bold new visions among America’s independents, we’re witnessing an unprecedented emergence of Black creativity in moviemaking on the big screen and across streaming platforms. Join the Urban League in The Screening Room, where we celebrate the next wave of Black cinema artists with a dazzling lineup of entertaining and provocative film shorts. And don’t miss an exclusive look at the year’s highly anticipated major releases from our most acclaimed Black filmmakers.

July 23, 2024 | 4:00 PM CDT