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2023 National Alumni and Pre-Alumni Councils & Leadership Conference – Birmingham

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 76th National Alumni Council and the 64th 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.

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 (Thursday)
  • Leadership Breakfast (Friday)
  • Empower Me Tour (Friday and Saturday)
  • Career Zone and Job Fair (Friday)
  • Alumni Summit Luncheon (Friday)
  • UNCF Legacy Gala (Friday)
  • Miss National UNCF Coronation (Saturday)
  • Adult Prom Party (Saturday)
  • Gospel Music Extravaganza and Memorial Service (Sunday)
  • Relevant Workshops
  • National Presenters and Speakers


Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023
Wear your school t-shirt and/or paraphernalia

Get your tickets for the UNCF Legacy Awards Gala!

Friday, February 17, 2023; 7:30 PM – midnight

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

Questions about parts of the event? Contact:

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

2023 NAC Conference: Outstanding Young Alumnus Form

2023 NAC Conference: Outstanding Alumnus Form

Cecelia Washington Award (page 10)

Stevens Fair Female Scholarship (page 9)

William “Bill” McGill Black Male Scholarship  (page 8)

Presented by the UNCF National Alumni Council.

Sheraton Birmingham Hotel

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., Wednesday, January 23, 2023.

Sheraton Birmingham
2101 Richard Arrington Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35203

Visit the hotel website for directions and details.

Reservations should be made directly with the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel by calling and requesting the Reservations Department at 205.324.5000, or by using the link below. The Sheraton Birmingham Hotel is offering special group rates from $175 per night.

Click here to 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 as a vendor, fill out the 2023 Vendors Market Exhibit Form.

To register to attend the event as a sponsor, please fill out the 2023 NAC Conference: Sponsor Registration Form.

Registration of Delegates
All attendees must be registered in order to participate in the activities of the conference. Only electronic payments will be accepted. We will no longer accept paper checks. 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.


Only electronic payments will be accepted. We will no longer accept paper checks. Registration fee payments must be received by the designated deadlines:

Early Bird: through December 15, 2022
Regular: December 16 through January 13, 2023
Late Registration; January 14, 2023 through February 10, 2023 (Online Registration closes February 10, 2023)
On Site Registration: February 16, 2023

Electronic payments only! No paper checks accepted.