Celebrating 30 Years of the BBSA Conference

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The Black Business Students Association’s Annual Conference is the longest running student-led event in Columbia Business School’s history.  This year BBSA is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this event.  To commemorate the great strides Blacks have made in business and industry, as well as the vast potential for future success, we have chosen the theme, “Looking Back, Moving Forward.” 

To represent this year’s theme we have chosen the Adinkra symbol “Sankofa,” which means “go back and fetch it”.  The Akan people  of Ghana have used “Sankofa” to symbolize the proverb “it is not wrong to go back for what you have forgotten.”  The symbol can be interpreted as taking all that is good from the past and bringing it to the present.  It is in this spirit that we celebrate all of the accomplishments Blacks in business have made over the past thirty years, and strategize ways to move forward into an even brighter future.


The BBSA Conference Team is excited to announce that we have increased the conference capacity which allows us to reduce the price of tickets for both the 30th BBSA Conference  and Gala. 

Conference + Gala for Students:  $75

Conference + Gala for Professionals:  $100

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Benefit Gala

 Friday, November 4th, 2011

Helmsley Park Lane Hotel

Seven O’Clock Cocktails

Eight O’Clock Dinner & Program

Cocktail attire suggested

Conference Agenda

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall

 09:30am – Breakfast and Registration

10:30am – Opening Address

11:00am – Panel 1: The Tech Sector and Entrepreneurship

12:15pm – Panel 2: Life Cycle of a Career

1:30pm – Lunch

2:00pm – Keynote Address

2:30pm – Panel 3: Black  Spending

3:45pm – Panel 4: Impact Investing and Corporate Social Responsibility

5:00pm – Networking Reception OR  Admissions Reception with Michael Robinson

9:00pm – After party

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