Save The Dates: President Obama Is Coming To Nola!

How many times have you been in the same room with President Obama? How many times have you heard any president of the United States speak in person? Me either.

Well here’s your chance to hear the POTUS speak and network with industry leaders, game changers, and power brokers at the 2012 National Urban League Conference!

This 4-day empowerment conference is being held at the Ernest Morial Convention Center July 25-28th, and it is packed with exciting events designed to help you build relationships and increase your profitability.

President Obama will address Urban League conference attendees on July 25th at 9:00 a.m.  The election year press coverage means even more chances for you to connect and build influence. You don’t want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Come network with 80s babies movers and shakers at the Urban League Young Professionals Summer Soiree at Mannings New Orleans (519 Fulton Street) on Saturday, July 28th from 12-4 pm.

The Urban League of Greater New Orleans YPs has partnered with the Young Leadership Council, Young Asian Professional Network, GNO, Inc., and 60+ chapters of Urban League Young Professionals in town for the National Urban League Conference to ensure that a variety of spices is in your networking gumbo!

And don’t miss the ultimate photo opp at 2pm: Summer Soiree attendees will gather for group photos for Urban De Lis, the new magazine launching during the national conference!

Your participation is also needed to increase diversity. Our local technology and minority professional communities tend to network separate and apart from each other. This is the perfect chance to bring these two sets of brilliant minds together to form relationships, share ideas, and open new windows of opportunity.

Life has taught me that success is not always about who you know; who knows you is equally important.  So save the date, click here to register, and join the movement to Empower the Nation.


Will aspiring and/or new entrepreneurs benefit from attending this conference? Absolutely! An entrepreneurship summit is being held July 28th. Business leaders will be in the building looking to connect with savvy entrepreneurs, so bring best elevator pitch & business cards!

Are job resources available at the conference? Yes! In fact, there are career fairs being held throughout the conference.

Will there be entertainment? Excuse me, but this is New Orleans. Entertainment comes with the territory!

Where do I find more information about the conference? For more information, visit the 2012 National Urban League Conference Official website. You can also connect with Urban League of Greater New Orleans Young professionals on Twitter @ULGNOYP.

Dates to remember:

-Conference: July 25-28 at Ernest Morial Convention Center

-President Obama Speaking July 25th

-Urban League Young Professionals Summer Soiree Saturday, July 28th from 12-4 at Mannings

-Photos for Urban De Lis Magazine launch Saturday, July 28th at 2:00 at Mannings

I am live tweeting during the entire conference-party-supernetworking-soiree-receptions-after parties—everything! So be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChristianGumbo for updates on the 2012 National Urban League Conference. I hope to see you at one or all of the events!