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2020 Annual National Alumni Council Leadership Conference and Alumni Summit – Charlotte

If you want to connect with more than 500 students, faculty, leaders in the HBCU community, funding experts, sponsors, alumni and member institutions of the country’s largest and most effective African American education organization—UNCF, this is your chance. The UNCF Leadership Conference, a combination of the 74th National Alumni Council and the 62nd National Pre-alumni Council, is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with key decision makers and engage students who are on the path to leadership. Your involvement in this conference is an opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to education now and in the future.

Just added: Tickets are available for the Legacy Award Gala!

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This exciting three-day leadership conference provides interactive and energizing workshops and industry speakers exploring the best and most promising practices relevant to students, alumni and UNCF-member HBCUs.



  • Opening Reception (Wednesday)
  • Leadership Breakfast (Thursday)
  • Empower Me Tour (Thursday)
  • Career Zone and Job Fair (Thursday)
  • Alumni Summit Luncheon (Friday)
  • UNCF Legacy Gala (Friday)
  • Miss National UNCF Coronation (Saturday)
  • Adult Prom Party (Saturday)
  • Relevant Workshops
  • National Presenters and Speakers


Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020
Wear your school t-shirt and/or paraphernalia

Click “All Registration Forms” below for your correct application.

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Awards are presented during the annual National Alumni Council Leadership Conference and Alumni Summit. Submit your nominations here.

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Outstanding Alumni Award

The conference is always looking for volunteers. Fill out the volunteer application, and help make the event a success.

Presented by the UNCF National Alumni Council.

Room Reservations

. The hotel requires that you secure your reservation for arrival after 4 p.m. with a major credit card. Cancellations can be made up to 72 hours prior to arrival. Reservations by attendees must be received on or before 5 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2020.

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
555 South McDowell Street
Charlotte, NC 28204

Reservations should be made directly with the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel by calling and requesting the Reservations Department at 877.822.3224, or by using the link below. The Sheraton Charlotte Hotel is offering special group rates from $149 per night.

Book your group rate for UNCF Leadership Conference


Sponsorship, advertising and vendor opportunities are available for the event. This is an opportunity to show support for higher education and introduce your brand to student leaders in attendance. As a leadership conference sponsor or vendor, there will be opportunities to meet students and key college decision-makers, and attend executive leadership sessions and student workshops.

For details, contact kristina.broughton@uncf.org or call her at 404.302.8623.

To register to attend the event as a sponsor, please fill out the sponsor registration form.

To purchase advertising in the souvenir journal for The Legacy Gala, click here.

Registration of Delegates
All attendees must be registered in order to participate in the activities of the conference. Badges and/or tickets will be required for admittance to all activities.

Each organization must be registered for the conference in order for a member of that organization to serve as a delegate. Registered delegates must complete and sign the credential form at the registration desk in order to receive delegate credentials. Registered members representing an organization will not be allowed to vote at the conference if the organization has not paid its annual membership dues.


Registration fee payments must be received by the designated deadlines:

Early Bird: through October 31, 2019
Regular: November 1 – December 15, 2019
Late: December 16 – February 1, 2020
On Site: February 2-9, 2020