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The National Urban League Annual Conference will be a hybrid event in 2022! After two years as an exclusively virtual happening, the organization is returning to an in-person program. The 2022 conference will be the nation's largest and most influential civil rights and urban advocacy event. Each year, leaders in business, government, and social advocacy gather to explore the issues and initiatives that profoundly affect the communities served by the Urban League network of 90 affiliates nationwide.


From policymakers and thought leaders to social media influencers and entrepreneurs, the National Urban League conference is the place to network, exchange ideas, gain insights, and strategize next steps toward justice.

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Attend. Connect. Grow.

Opening Night Reception

The Greater Washington Urban League will be hosting the opening reception – one of the most anticipated components of the NUL Conference. Attendees will enjoy the best that DC has to offer, including live music and culinary delights.


Sponsors will have an opportunity to exchange ideas with other corporate partners, gain insights from thought leaders, and network with like-minded executives, policy makers, and civil rights activists.

Black Brilliance
Marketplace Sponsor

Small business is the economic engine that could – and does! – create jobs, grow the economy, and provide stability to our communities. We will explore the uniquely challenging small business landscape for African Americans in the pandemic era. For veteran entrepreneurs, the side hustle masters, and those considering a deep dive into business ownership. Let us help those in our community soar.

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Community Day Fair

The Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) presents a comprehensive solution to the holistic health, wellness, and abundance of Black families: Community Day. Join us on Saturday July 23, 2022 – 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall A, Washington, DC. 


We know our community works tirelessly all year, and the GWUL is giving back with an exhaustive array of activities: fulfill physical and emotional health goals with free screenings at our wellness booths; enjoy healthy food that also supports Black farmers; ensure children are prepared for the upcoming school year with both a book fair and backpack giveaway; and explore financial opportunities including employment and homeownership.

Black Brilliance Marketplace Vendor Application
July 21 - 23


Your Black Brilliance Marketplace booth at the National Urban League Annual Conference offers your business a tremendous opportunity for chosen vendors to acquire loyal customers, earn revenue, network, and accelerate your brand visibility both locally and nationally. The Black Brilliance Marketplace will occur in a hybrid format including ten (10) premier in-person and forty (40) virtual booths.

Health and Wellness Booths July 23


The Greater Washington Urban League will host myriad booths designed to help Black families’ holistic health – with the goals of prevention, early detection, and education. All booth participants will provide their services free of charge, and will likely include: health screenings – diabetes, vision, blood pressure, cholesterol; maternal health; and emotional wellness.




Charity Garrett & Keeva Harmon


English Hudson

Marlisa Hudson



Angela Hollis, Mona Hudson & Stephie Young