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Events Overview

2014 National Urban League Conference welcomes you!

We encourage you to REGISTER TODAY for our 2014 Conference that will empower you with unmatched professional, civic engagement, business development, and networking opportunities.

But also don’t miss these FREE activities including entertainment, giveaways, and exciting exhibits all FREE and Open to the Public!

Wednesday July 23, 2014

Conference Kick-off! State of the Urban League Address

The Conference kicks off with a keynote address from president and C.E.O. of the National Urban League, Marc Morial.  Don’t miss what will be an inspiring address in the 50th anniversary year of the Civil Rights Act and War on Poverty as the Urban League continues the work of building bridges to jobs AND justice.   


July 24 –26, 2014

N.U.L. Experience Expo Hall / Career Fair

THURSDAY, JULY 24                          11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

FRIDAY, JULY 25                                10:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

SATURDAY, JULY 26                          10:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.


With something for everyone, the N.U.L. Experience Expo Hall is the place to be with exhibits, a Health Zone with free health screenings, three-on-three basketball with NBA players, and a Volunteer Zone.  You can also, check out celebrity filled panels and hot entertainment and giveaways on the Empowerment Stage.  Don’t miss the ribbon cutting on July 24th at 11:00 AMThe first 100 people to go to through the Expo Hall on Thursday, July 24th will receive a pass to attend a red carpet advance screening of a Hollywood Blockbuster.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Power Walk with Marc

Warm up, walk and get prepared for an empowering day!  Take part in a warm up with a celebrity trainer at the Duke Energy Convention Center and then head off on invigorating walk by the river and receive a free giveaways, t-shirts, and refreshments at the National Urban League’s, Power Walk With Marc.


Small Business Matters Entrepreneurship Summit
8 AM – 4 PM

Looking to launch or find investors for your entrepreneurial venture? Then, check out the Small Business Matters Entrepreneurship Summit and enter to win $10,000 for your small business. Registration for Small Business Matters is FREE but you must register at to attend. 


Fifth Annual Project Ready College Fair
10:45 AM – 2 PM

Access universities, colleges and organizations that can with assist registration and financial aid!

There’s something for everyone at the 2014 National Urban League Conference! You can also get unique and specialty items by artisans and vendors at the Marketplace and National Urban League Empowerment Store – all at the Duke Convention Center, July 23rd – 26th.  Don’t miss out on what will be a truly empowering experience!

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