NBC-LEO 2017 Summer Conference

Jul 20 - Jul 22, 2017
Birmingham, Alabama
Registration Rates and Information

NBC-LEO Member Registration Rates

  • Advance Registration:  $150.00 Until July 12
  • Onsite Registration:  $200.00 After July 12

NBC-LEO Non-Member Registration Rates

  • Advance Registration:  $250.00 Until July 12
  • Onsite Registration:  $350.00 After July 12


  • Advance Registration:  $100.00 Until July 12
  • Onsite Registration:  $150.00 After July 12

Youth Registration Rates*

  • Advance Registration:  $85.00 Until July 12
  • Onsite Registration:  $95.00 After July 12

*Spouse/Guest/Youth/Student Attendance
In order for individual spouses/guests/youth/students to attend any or all NBC-LEO Annual Summer Conference activities and meal functions, each individual must be officially registered for the conference and wear registration badges at all times for admittance to sessions/meals.

Event Cancellation Policy
Any registration cancellations occurring after June 30, 2017, will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Requests for cancellations must be made in writing and sent via email to constituencygroups@nlc.org.


Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, July 20  
8:30 am - 1:30 pm NBC-LEO Working Session
10:30 am - 5:30 pm Conference Registration
2:00 - 3:00 pm NBC-LEO Committee Meetings (Membership, Policy and Finance)
3:30 - 5:30 pm NLC University Seminar: Youth Master Planning: Achieving Collective Impact for Children and Youth
6:30 - 8:00 pm Opening Reception: Member Networking Opportunity
Uptown District in Birmingham, AL
10:00 pm - 12:00 am President's Hospitality Reception
Friday, July 21  
7:30 am - 2:00 pm Conference Registration
8:00 - 9:00 am General Membership Meeting (Breakfast served)
9:30 - 11:00 am Social Media Session
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Luncheon Plenary

Keynote: Bakari Sellers, CNN Contributor

2:00 - 6:00 pm Mobile Tour: Showcase Bessemer and Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Tour & Economic Development in Bessemer
8:00 - 11:00 pm Evening Event, Birmingham, AL
Saturday, July 22  
8:00 - 11:00 am Conference Registration
8:00 - 9:00 am Recap NBC-LEO Working Sessions (Breakfast served)
9:30 - 11:30 am Build Your Best Practices Toolkit
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Break - Hotel Checkout
12:00 - 2:00 pm

Closing Plenary Luncheon 

Speaker: Honorable Terri Sewell, U.S. House of Representatives, 7th District, AL (Invited)


Call for Submissions: Best Practice Session

The 2017 NBC-LEO Summer Conference Planning Committee is now accepting applications for the best practices session at the NBC-LEO Annual Summer Conference in Birmingham, AL from July 19-22, 2017. This session, taking place on Saturday, July 22, will showcase innovative and collaborative strategies that cities have adopted to address an array of relevant issues and social needs. 

Suggested topic areas include criminal justice, economic resiliency, health disparities, and education disparities. 

If you are interested in presenting, please fill out the application below by Thursday, May 25th, 2017.

The National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) summer conference is designed to help local leaders develop governance and leadership skills in the national legislative arena with a particular focus on interests of the African American community. The members of NLC and NBC-LEO take this opportunity to participate in a productive conference and engage in many training opportunities. The conference features seminars on policy issues and legislation, networking opportunities with local officials, presentations of “how to” models on community investment, tourism and economic development with notable national leaders as keynote speakers.

Attend this year’s Annual Summer Conference to:

  • Enhance your network with elected officials and statewide leaders
  • Learn about timely issues in special seminars that help to expand your skill sets
  • Strengthen your governance skills
  • Adapt community programs as best practices for your community
  • Attend the NBC-LEO General Membership Forum
  • Participate in NBC-LEO Committee Meetings
  • Find solutions to challenging problems in your hometown
  • Consider becoming a future leader in NBC-LEO and NLC


Information coming soon.

Learn about the NBC-LEO constituency group.