2018 Annual National Alumni Council Leadership Conference and Alumni Summit - Atlanta

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 72nd National Alumni Council and the 60th 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.


  • Alumni Summit Friday
  • UNCF Empower Me Tour
  • Student Career Readiness and Alumni Job Fair Day
  • Mock and Early Career Interviews for Students and Alumni
  • Hall of Honor
  • Legacy Award Gala
  • Prominent Speakers
  • Engaging Workshops
  • Miss National UNCF Coronation

Plus, don't miss UNCF School Spirit Day, Saturday, February 10. Wear your school t-shirt or paraphernalia with pride!

These awards are presented during the annual National Alumni Council Leadership Conference and Alumni Summit.

NAC Awards

NPAC Awards

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

Presented by the UNCF National Alumni Council.

2018 Conference Tentative Schedule
Thursday, February 08
8 a.m.


9:30 a.m.

Miss UNCF Queens Breakfast

9 a.m.

NAC/NPAC Executive Board Meeting

10 a.m.

NPAC and NAC Board Meetings

11:30 a.m.

Opening Session Luncheon

1 p.m.

Conference Orientation

1:45 p.m.

NAC/NPAC Town Hall Meeting

1:45 p.m.

NPAC Workshops

3 p.m.

NAC President Roundtable: NAA & IAC Presidents

3 p.m.

NPAC Workshops

4 p.m.

NPAC Advisors Roundtable “The Network"

4:15 p.m.

Miss UNCF Rehearsal

4:15 p.m.

NPAC Regional Meetings

Southwestern, Eastern and Central regions

5:15 p.m.

NAC and NPAC Business Meeting I

6:30 p.m.

NAC & NPAC Credentialing

7 p.m.

Black Market

9 p.m.

NAC/NPAC Wild ‘N Out

Friday, February 09
7 a.m.


8 a.m.

NAC/NPAC Combined Business Meeting

Roll Call; NPAC president address; EMT details; Project Stay Induction

9 a.m.

Alumni Friday

Alumni Career Fair; Exploring Graduate Schools & Career Opportunities

9:30 a.m.

NAC and NPAC Business Session II

10 a.m.

EMT Registration

11 a.m.


11 a.m.

Alumni Friday Forum

12:30 p.m.

Alumni Friday Luncheon

2:15 p.m.

NAC Workshop Governmental Relations and NAC Focus Group

3:45 p.m.

Honoree Rehearsal

4 p.m.

NAC and NPAC Credentialing

4 p.m.

Miss UNCF Rehearsal

6 p.m.

VIP Legacy Award Reception

7:30 p.m.

Legacy Awards Gala

9:30 p.m.

NPAC Hospitality Party

Saturday, February 10
6:30 a.m.

Wake Up and Work Out

7 a.m.


7 a.m.


8:30 a.m.

Breakfast of Champions

10:15 a.m.

Leadership Forum

Topic: The nuts and bolts of effective and productive leadership

10:15 a.m.

Alumni Forum II

10:15 a.m.

Recruitment and Retention

10:15 a.m.

NPAC Workshop

11:30 a.m.

Memorial Service

12 p.m.

Black Market

1 p.m.

NAA Meeting

2 p.m.

Miss UNCF Rehearsal

7 p.m.

Miss National UNCF Grand Coronation

10 p.m.

NAC and NPAC Hospitality Events

Sunday, February 11
8 a.m.

Worship Service

9:15 a.m.

NAC/NPAC Board Meeting

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Room Reservations

Reservations should be made directly with the Atlanta Marriott Marquis by calling and requesting the Reservations Department at 866.469.5475. 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., Tuesday, January 17, 2018.


Visit the venue website for directions and details.


Sponsor and Vendor Information

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 (Kristina.Broughton@uncf.org), 404.302.8623

To register for the event, download this sponsor registration form.

For vendor opportunities, download the vendor market exhibit form.

To purchase advertising in the souvenir journal for the event, download the booklet form.

General Registration and Payment Info

Download full information here.

Registration of Delegates 

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.

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


Early-bird registrations will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2017. Registrations received after Dec. 31, 2017, must pay the general registration fee. Registrations received after the Dec. 31, 2017, deadline unaccompanied by the general registration fee, will be returned to the sender.

Cancellation Policy 

UNCF understands that situations may arise that require cancellation of registration. Cancellations are due in writing by Jan. 13, 2018, in order to be eligible for a refund. The conference will process a refund, minus a cancellation fee of $50, if received by the Jan. 13, 2018, deadline. NO REFUNDS WILL BE PROCESSED AFTER JAN. 13, 2018.

No-Show Policy

Because of the administrative costs of registration and preparation of materials for each participant, no refunds will be given to persons not attending the conference or those who fail to properly cancel their registration prior to Jan. 13, 2018.

Returned Check Policy

Checks that are returned due to insufficient funds or closure of the bank account will be subject to the amount of the check, the bank fees charged by the payee bank and an additional $25 processing fee. One notice and a copy of the returned check will be sent with a request for a replacement payment by bank cashier’s check or money order. Registrations related to the returned check will be cancelled if the replacement payment is not received within 15 business days from the date of the notice. The original check will be returned after the replacement payment is received and processed.

Credit Card Payment

Payments made by credit cards will be processed by UNCF. Refunds for credit card payments will be processed as a credit reversal to the credit card number charged. Checks will not be issued for credit card payment refunds.

Credentials for Delegates

Registered delegates and qualified officers must complete a voting credential form to be counted as an eligible voter at the conference. Alternate delegates will not be accepted from the conference floor. Delegates must be cleared at the credentials table prior to roll call for each day of the conference.

Inclement Weather Policy 

No refunds will be issued to participants who are unable to attend the conference due to inclement weather unless the entire conference is cancelled. If the entire conference is cancelled, UNCF shall issue a credit to the next year’s conference.