The 2017 Black Alumni Summit: Overview

April 20-23
Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile
Chicago, Illinois


The Stanford National Black Alumni Association is excited to invite you to the 3rd Stanford Black Alumni Summit ― planned for alumni, by alumni. Black alumni from across the globe, classes, schools, eras, professions and walks of life will convene in Chicago to network and celebrate like we did in Atlanta in 2015.

The theme for 2017 is The Fire Next Time: A Call to Action inspired by James Baldwin’s book The Fire Next Time. The Summit will center our ACTive participation around a few key themes, including an exploration of ​how we can potentially impact social and racial injustice inside and out of our personal spheres. Join us as we continue the legacy of learning, sharing, serving, fellowship, and fun! Relish in unique cross-generational interactions, riveting discussion topics, community building initiatives and exciting social events.


Our agenda will highlight the professional and life experiences of our diverse and accomplished Black alumni community. We have an all-star line-up of speakers and panelists. We will round out the weekend with social events and exclusive exhibits.

Visit here for more info!

Event Registration

Register NOW for the 2017 Stanford Black Alumni Summit. A limited number of spots remain, so don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this enriching experience with your fellow alums. Guest registration is also open.

Social Event Registration

GET YOUR TICKETS and don’t miss out on our signature social events. ALL must register separately for these events.  Social events include:

  • Club Ujamaa: Chicago Style
  • Historic Bronzeville Cultural Tour
  • Sunday Brunch


This year’s Summit will be held at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile in Downtown Chicago from April 20- April 23. Be sure to book your travel arrangements early so that you can be present for the opening event on Thursday April 20.

Hotel Reservations

Nestled in the heart of Michigan Avenue, the recently renovated Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel is an oasis of style and comfort. Click here to reserve your hotel room and to receive SNBAA discounted rates.

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in lending your time and/or talent(s) in support of the Summit? It’s not too late to get involved. Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Sponsors & Partners

None of this would be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and partners. We would like to say “Thank You” for their efforts in helping to bring the Summit experience to life.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, click here for more information.



2017 Summit Co Chairs Angel Davis, ’06

Jamilah Jefferson ‘98

Programming Chairs D’Neisha Simmons Jendayi ‘99

Tanya Leake ‘92

Sponsorship Chairs Mia Jackson ‘89
Project Managers Latisha Chisholm ‘07
Marketing Chairs Lexi Butler ‘11

Cam Henry ‘12

Communication/Registration Chairs Jonathan Carter ‘96 MSCS

Raquel Rall ‘04

Volunteers Chair Renee Remy ‘85, M.Ed ‘91

Meltin Bell ‘88

Social Event Chairs Pamela Ellis ‘88, PhD ‘06

Damon Jones ‘03

SNBAA Co-Presidents
Sophia Ford-Glanton ‘98, MD ’02
Justin Turner ‘07

SBAA-Chicago Co-Presidents
David Diggs ‘91
Donald King ‘86

SNBAA Co-Presidents
James Ambroise ‘92
Miklos Raibon ‘06

For more information, please email