SOURCE: Black Enterprise

April 23, 2007 09:05 ET

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference Opens Registration to Undergraduate College Students

Three-Day Event Hosted by General Motors Begins May 9th at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 23, 2007 --BLACK ENTERPRISE today announced a discounted registration fee of $199 for currently enrolled undergraduate students to attend the 2007 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference hosted by General Motors. This year's conference will be held May 9-12 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. It is expected to draw approximately 1,500 of the nation's most noteworthy African American entrepreneurs, business leaders, and corporate executives.

The conference, now in its 12th year, will enable African American undergraduates to attend educational sessions designed to encourage entrepreneurship, get an essential understanding of innovative leadership, and establish long-term career goals. Critical sessions for undergraduates include How to Be Your Own Boss; Creative Ways to Finance Your Business; Tomorrow's Technology; Big Hype, Small Budget: Stretching Your Marketing Dollars; Are You Ready to Close a Big Deal?; The Elevator Pitch Competition; and a much-anticipated Town Hall Session titled Fade to Black: Are Blacks in Hollywood Getting Their Piece of the Action?

Executives and personalities speaking at the event include Robert L Johnson, Chairman & CEO of The RLJ Cos.; Earvin "Magic" Johnson, CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises; Tracey Edmonds, President & COO, Our Stories Films; R. Donahue Peebles, Founder, President & CEO of The Peebles Corp; Emmy Award-winning actress Lynn Whitfield; Nick Cannon, creator and producer of MTV's "Short Circuitz"; Gerry Garvin, Host of "Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin"; and Michael Eric Dyson, Ph. D., popular speaker, author, and social commentator.

The Entrepreneurs Conference also provides students with an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, and network with top corporate decision makers, including executives from conference sponsors Aetna, American Express, American Airlines, Ariel Mutual Funds, ExxonMobil, FedEx, Frito-Lay, General Motors, IBM, Kodak, Macy's, Pepsi, SAM'S CLUB, State Farm®, Verizon Wireless, Visit Florida, Walt Disney World, and Wendy's International.

Currently enrolled undergraduate students can register for the 2007 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference hosted by General Motors by going to or calling 800-209-7229. Refer to code STUEC7. All registered undergraduates will be required to show a current student ID and an original registrar-certified transcript upon event check-in.

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