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NUBAA Summit and Salute to Excellence Gala

May 4 - May 6

$20 - $2750

Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable

Bursar Commemoration Registration

Commemorative Summit Schedule

All events at Swissotel unless otherwise indicated.

Friday, May 4th

3:00 pm Check-in at Swissotel Chicago
6:15 pm Depart for Opening Reception Dinner Cruise

Roundtrip transportation from the Swissotel to Navy Pier. Allow time to travel down boardwalk to ship.


7:00 pm Opening Reception

Watch the sun set against the Chicago skyline while enjoying dinner, drinks and dancing aboard the Mystic Blue. Departure promptly at 7 pm.

Saturday, May 5th
7:00 am – 3:00 pm Innovation Lounge

Connect with attendees, partner with corporate exhibitors, decompress or catch-up on the latest happenings.

7:00 am Breakfast Soiree
9:00 am Morning Motivation Speaker

Get inspired and gain valuable insights from an industry leader.

10:00 am Entrepreneurship Seminar

Take in advice and strategies from multi-company business owners and procurement professionals who are looking to help you help yourself on your quest for entrepreneurial success.

11:00 am Philanthropy Seminar

Learn how investing in others can pay off in personal, professional and financial dividends.

12:00 pm NUBAA President’s Next Level Luncheon

Learn what is on the NUBAA horizon and celebrate the Emerging Leader award.


Enjoy the debut screening of the documentary film “The Takeover: The Revolution of the Black Experience at Northwestern University”.

1:30 pm Documentary Panel Discussion

Discussion of the film and its impact on Northwestern then and now featuring stars of stage and screen and celebrity film makers.

5:30 pm Purple Carpet Cocktail Reception

Have your photo taken on the “purple carpet”, as you mingle and take in panoramic views of Chicago.

7:00 pm Salute to Excellence Gala Dinner & Awards

Join us we honor some NUBAA members that have distinguished themselves in their career and community service.

9:00 pm Dancing
Sunday, May 6th
10:00 am Celebrity Golf Outing

Team up with celebrities, media personalities and others for a round of golf, lunch and awards at Glencoe Country Club.

12:30 pm Fashion Show Luncheon

Private lunch and fashion show at Neiman Marcus.


*NUBAA reserves the right to make schedule adjustments.


NUBAA Hotels are


May 4
May 6
$20 - $2750


Sonia Waiters


323 E Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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