Check-In and Onsite Registration begins early Thursday morning. Vendor exhibits may provide browsing and purchasing.
The Prerequisite Course begins at 9am and usually last until about 7pm, in time for participants to attend the Opening Night Ceremony.
From its humble beginnings of congregating after dinner around the Marriott Hotel piano bar, at the Annual Summit Event in Highland Park Michigan in 1992, Thursday night has evolved into the gala it is today. It provides a beginning opportunity for introductions, in an easy and relaxed atmosphere, which translates to a sense of relatedness that continues on into the conversations of Friday morning and the 3-day Summit conversations.
Depending upon our host city, there may be a Reception, usually showcasing music, song, dance and other talent from the area.
Immediately following may be an Opening Night Ceremony, which is a general orientation and introduction to The International Black Summit, and all the behind-the-scenes teams, such as Host, Events, Enfoldment, Registration, Virtual and the Facilitator Body. At times there may be a Keynote Address.