NEW YORK, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today announced that the 38th Annual Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) Conference will be held from June 13-15 at the Hilton Hotel located within the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. This year's three-day event, entitled "From Success to Significance," will be sponsored by JP Morgan Chase, UPS and Unilever. Confirmed conference speakers so far include Morial, former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman, JP Morgan Chase Foundation President Kimberly Davis and NAFEO President Lezlie Baskerville. "In its 38th year, BEEP brings together a unique and outstanding mix of African-American professionals to play an important role in the development of future leaders at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)," Morial said. "By giving students networking and mentoring opportunities with successful black professionals, we provide them the tools as well as the inspiration necessary to excel in the real world after they graduate." Developed in 1969 through a Ford Foundation grant, BEEP has brought thousands of visiting professors from over 1,000 corporations, government agencies and academia to advise and mentor over 750,000 students on 84 campuses all over the nation. This year's conference will focus more heavily on leadership training -- with Leadership BEEP, a four-day intensive program designed to give students the opportunity to evaluate their leadership styles through self-assessment tools, workshops and interactive sessions. A major conference highlight is the student-case competition, in which students analyze and argue cases before their peers. National Urban League (http://www.nul.org) Established in 1910, The Urban League is the nation's oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. Today, the National Urban League, headquartered in New York City, spearheads the non-partisan efforts of its local affiliates. There are over 100 local affiliates of the National Urban League located in 36 states and the District of Columbia providing direct services to more than 2 million people nationwide through programs, advocacy and research.
SOURCE National Urban League