Stanford Black Alumni Summit

Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Stanford Black Alumni Summit?

Led by alumni, the Summit is a “can’t miss” gathering for all Stanford Black Alumni (undergraduates and graduates). The program features fun sessions, high-profile and game-changing alumni, inspirational keynote speakers, entertainment, meaningful networking and more.

When and where is the event?

The event has taken place on a biennial basis and was last in Los Angeles in 2019. Wanting to host the most successful and effective event possible, we have decided to postpone the next Summit until April 28 - May 1, 2022. It will be hosted in Washington, D. C.

Why should I attend?  What's in it for me?

This is going to be an event like no other! Imagine a getaway that combines all the things you loved about Stanford, takes it to the next level and facilitates an opportunity for Black alumni to connect across classes, eras, schools, undergraduate and graduate experiences. We will laugh, learn, make meaningful new connections and energize existing ones, draw inspiration, share information, and impact our community. As members of the Stanford Black Alumni network, we possess specialized resources and connections that we SHOULD leverage. SNBAA is focused on helping you get involved in making that happen!

When does registration open?

We plan to open up registration in the early Fall of 2021. If you are a member of SNBAA, you will receive notification in email once registration opens. If you are not yet a member, send an email to snbaa.messages [at] to join. It is free and open to all alumni of Stanford University.

Why did you postpone the Summit?

After careful consideration and consultation with the Summit Advisory Board (which includes black former University Trustees, past Summit Chairs, SNBAA Co-Chairs, and distinguished alums), Summit Leadership, and University Staff, we decided it was in the best interest of conducting a successful event to move it from 2021 to 2022. With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) impacting alums, the University, the host City, and the Country, we are hopeful to be on the other side of this pandemic.

How much does registration cost?

Pricing has not yet been set for the Summit to be held in 2022. Our goal is to make the event as accessible as possible to SNBAA members while covering our costs of the event. Look for pricing to be sent out in Fall of 2021 when registration opens.

May I bring an adult guest to the Summit?

More information will be forthcoming at a later time concerning our guest policy. It is currently our intention to allow related adult guests of alumni.

Who is organizing the Summit?

This alumni-led event is hosted by the Stanford National Black Alumni Association (SNBAA). The SNBAA Board provides oversight for and works in conjunction with the Summit Leadership Team. This year the Summit Leadership Team is chaired by ​DeLise Bernard, AB '98, AM '99, Jonathan Carter, MS '96, and Cecil Talbott, BS '91. They spearhead a talented group of alumni of the University.

What is the University's involvement with the Summit?

The Summit is an alumni-led event, conceived, planned, and hosted by the Stanford National Black Alumni Association (SNBAA). SNBAA is an official chartered club of the University. The Summit has the support of, but is not hosted by, the University.

What if I have additional questions?

If you have additional unanswered questions, please send an email to snbaasummit [at]

What if I am interested in sponsoring the Summit?

If you or your company has interest in Sponsorship opportunities for the Summit, please contact us at snbaasummit [at]

Do you plan to host a virtual event?

There are discussions within the SNBAA Board to potentially host virtual functions prior to the next Summit. Should those plans come together, information will be sent out to the membership.