The annual BBSF Conference, held on the Darden Grounds each spring, focuses on relevant topics in our community including, but not limited to: Emerging Domestic Markets, Social Venture Capital and Philanthropy, Urban Education and Healthcare.
The 2011 conference explored the theme "Education in the New Economy," outlined in the following position statement:
"Emerging from the 2008 recession, the role of the United
States as a leading economic power is at once challenged and undefined.
While the 20th century economy was built on manufacturing power and
scale, the economic powers of the 21st century will be defined by an
innovation economy anchored by an educated citizenry.
Simply, the future of the American economy depends on our
education system; a system that has prepared an insufficient few to be the next
generation of leaders. The gap in the education system that we have and
the education system we need affects all facets of our society. Re-thinking
this system is a collective responsibility.
The Black Business Student Forum’s annual conference,
“Education in the New Economy”, aims to spur a conversation about the scope and
potential solutions to our failing school system using a business
approach. The conference invites interested parties, educators, and
business-minded actors to tackle the largest issues surrounding our educational
system by applying the rigor and analytics of business."
The 2011 Conference was held on February 25. We extend sincere thanks to everyone who participated and contributed to its success.
Questions about the BBSF Conference? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Black MBA Association holds an annual conference and BBSF sends many members each year. The 2010 National Black MBA Association Conference took place this year September 2010 in Los Angeles.
BBSF is excitedly making arrangements to attend the 2011 33rd Annual Conference, which will be held in Atlanta, GA October 4-8, 2011.