On behalf of the African American Student Union at Harvard Business School, we invite you to the 41st Annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference. This year’s theme is New Ideas for New Success – Exploring Innovation as a Means to Impact. This year’s conference will focus mostly on innovation and the African-American entrepreneur and will feature keynote addresses by esteemed entrepreneurs Carlton Guthrie and Don Coleman. This year’s conference will also feature a series of dynamic panel discussions and workshops that will explore resources for African American led startups, design thinking and innovation, social impact as a consultant, and marketing to African American consumers. Our goal is to inspire conference attendees to embrace and support innovation as a means to impact. This topic is relevant to corporate, social sector and entrepreneurial leaders.
The annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference, hosted by the African-American Student Union at the Harvard Business School, provides a significant forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas critical to the success of African-American business and community leaders. Historically, more than 400 people attend the conference annually, including current HBS students, alumni, faculty, prospective students, prominent business leaders, corporate sponsors, and Boston residents. The conference features panels, networking opportunities, and keynote speakers. Past keynote speakers have included Quincy Jones, Earl G. Graves, Les Brown, Harold E. Ford, Jr., Ann Fudge, Russell Simmons and Candace S. Matthews to name a few.
We hope that you join us for a weekend of inspiration and fun!
Stacie Smith and Janee Wilson-Key
2013 H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference Co-Chairs