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Historic Conference Held by the Black Ivy Alumni League Premier Black Ivy League Organization to Host Inaugural Conference in Miami

New York, NY, February 08, 2012 --( The Black Ivy Alumni League (BIAL) America’s premier organization bringing together black students and alumni from all eight Ivy League schools, is hosting its inaugural National Conference entitled “A 21st Century Re-education”

The conference will take place at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, Florida September 27- 30, 2012, and will feature seminars, business and employment fairs and keynote speeches from influential speakers.

The BIAL conference will focus on four pillars; scholarship, entrepreneurship leadership, and politics, and will discuss how these four elements shape what it means to be a black professional in the 21st century. Speakers at the conference will include world leaders and senior executives as well as the some of the countries best and brightest academic innovators. This unique combination of academic and professional knowledge sharing and discussion will provide a rich backdrop upon which to address issues surrounding identity, responsibility and progress.

“The Black Ivy Alumni League now has well over 5,000 members and hosts events in ten cities across the country so it made sense to make history now by bringing everyone together,” said Maisha Walker, President, The Black Ivy Alumni League. “Now is the time to view our opportunities through a productive new lens; to understand the black American past and present in business, politics, education and leadership in order to shape the future for ourselves and for subsequent generations of Americans.”

To commemorate this historic event, BIAL is inviting alumni to share video testimonials about their Ivy League alumni experiences which will be curated into a documentary and debuted on BIAL’s YouTube channel and at the conference. The videos will show a full range of Black Ivy League alumni – from the pioneering Black students who paved the way in the 1950s, 60s and 70s to young alumni and current students.

To kick-off the conference BIAL will be hosting a series of kickoff events in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, and D.C. starting in February. The conference is open to all Ivy League alumni, supporters and friends.

For more information on the 2012 National Conference, visit

For media enquiries contact: Maisha Walker T: 800-592-7056 x605 E:


The Black Ivy Alumni League, an umbrella organization of Black, Ivy League alumni, was established December 3, 1998 when representatives from several universities' alumni associations came together committed to developing the concept and community.

The Black Ivy Alumni League has established itself as the alumni network for Black Ivy Leaguers, hosting substantive programs, developing scholarship funds, promoting black businesses and leadership, all while fostering a community within and beyond our alumni base. Despite our short history, our potential has begun to be tapped through a series of successful events and newly established corporate relationships.

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