Conference 2010

“Learning From History and Building Legacies”


Brief Overview

The United Black Students at Ryerson invite you to join us for our Second Annual United Black Students Conference which will be taking place from November 19th- 21st, 2010 at Ryerson University.

This conference will feature over 150 black university students and 100 black high school students on Ryerson campus over the span of three days engaging in networkingconscious discussionworkshopspanels, and a gala; all while focusing on building capacity for ourselvesour families, and most importantly our collective.

The conference has reached capacity and official registrations are now closed. Henceforth, if you register you will be put on a waiting list.

Click here to register for the waiting listClick here for complete information.



Day 1:

The conference will happen throughout a series of three days. The first day, Friday, November 19, 2010, will be divided into two sections; the first being ‘Young Blackand Gifted’. This event will cater to high school students across the GTA and will focus on providing support to marginalized black students and encouraging them to pursue community involvement and post-secondary education. In this session we aim to lead high school students into a discussion about the value of education and how it can impact communities.The afternoon will feature the launch of the conference. The launch is a welcome for all delegates. We provide a catered dinner, speakers, performers, networking activities as well as a showcase of last year’s conference. This launch is crucial in setting the stage for the rest of the weekend.

Day 2:

On Saturday November 20th there will be a series of 8 workshops (delegates will attend 6) which will focus on the theme of “Learning from History and Building Legacies”. All delegates will have a variety of workshop choices. As mentioned above, the workshops will focus on particularly critical areas of struggle within the black community while drawing upon pre-colonial African principles to assist thisprocess.Finally, in the evening there will be a Black Ball Gala and catered dinner. There will be key performers to showcase artistry in our community. The keynote speaker will provide a thorough address of important aspects of our theme and overall message of the conference.

Day 3:

The third and final day is our wind down and Black Students Brunch. It is a closing session in which delegates can discuss goals and next steps with regards to what the group learned and built throughout the weekend. It is a space to reflect on the conference and network with those that they have not already connected with.


Package A: All access pass to the Conference. This includes the Conference Launch, Saturday Workshops, Black Ball Gala, and Black Students Brunch. [$50.00- Regularly $60.00 but on sale until November 1st]

Package B: Day Delegate Package. This includes access to the Saturday Workshops only. [$30.00]

Package C: Accommodation Package: This is an all access pass to the Conference and includes hotel accommodation. [$120.00]

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email the Conference Registrations Coordinator, Christopher Betty, at:

See you at the conference!