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The conference is hosted by the Student Success Center’s Black Male Excellence Network at Virginia Tech each year to invite Virginia Tech students, faculty, staff, alumni to gather in community to share stories, uplifting seminars, and a keynote address.

Keynote Speakers

  • 2023: Dr. Bryan Hotchkins
  • 2022: Dr. Fred Bonner II
  • 2021: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
  • 2020: BK Fulton, Brandon Rule, and Tony Moorehead
  • 2019: Michael Vick
  • 2018: Dr. Marc Lamont Hill
  • 2017: Irving Peddrew
  • 2016: Kevin Jones, Justin Graves, and Terrell Strayhorn