1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Event Check-in

Location: Canterbury

All registered attendees must check in to receive their event credentials.

5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Location: British Foyer

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

1st Annual XCEL Awards

Location: PGA Ballroom

Sponsored by AT&T

Evening Attire: Red Carpet Ready

The inaugural Black Men XCEL Summit Awards will honor men who are the living embodiment of the purpose of the Black Men XCEL Summit: “Celebrating the best of who we are.” The XCEL Award recognizes outstanding trailblazers whose achievements, influence, impact, and leadership have helped to open doors of opportunity and present an inspiring example of success for others, especially men of color. The accomplishments of these honorees will continue to set the standard of success to which others aspire to match and exceed. Dress to impress in your chic and classy best for a night you will not forget!

Welcome Remarks

Host

Award Recipients

  • Education
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Business
  • Earl G. Graves Sr., Award

7:00 a.m.       

Tournament Golf

Location: The Golf Course Staging Area

Sponsored by Genesis

All Tournament Golf package participants begin their weekend of competition bright and early with a 7:00 a.m. shotgun start.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Event Check-in

Location: Canterbury

All registered attendees must check in to receive their event credentials.

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

BMX Luncheon & Awards Fireside Chat

Sponsored by Genesis

Location: PGA Ballroom

Join us for a powerful conversation with a member of the historic inaugural class of XCEL Award honorees! You don’t want to miss this exclusive conversation with a gentleman whose achievements and contributions have shattered barriers, changed the world, and epitomized leadership and excellence. Learn his secrets of success and what you need to do to not only emulate them, but surpass them in pursuit of your dreams!

Speaker

Moderator

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

How to be a Mogul: Build Your Empire

Location: PGA Ballroom

Sponsored by Prudential

What does it take to go from virtually zero to building an empire? In this session, one of the nation’s most innovative, resilient, and accomplished entrepreneurs will share insights on exactly how to get it done and what you have to bring to the table not only to establish a world-class operation but to keep it going. Consider this your master class on entrepreneurial leadership.

Remarks

  • Delvin Joyce , Managing Director at The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Prudential Financial

Speaker

  • Louis Carr, Media Mogul, Motivational Speaker, Author, Philanthropist

Moderator

  • Earl “Butch” Graves, Jr., President and CEO, black enterprise

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

The Fatherhood Factor: The Master Key to Black Survival and Success

Location: PGA Ballroom

It may be the best-kept secret of the black male experience: Black fatherhood is not a lost cause but a precious and valuable resource. There are black men who are excelling as engaged fathers, whether in a traditional nuclear family structure, as a single parent, a co-parenting divorced father, or any number of alternative structures including foster care and adoption. Join us for an empowering and enlightening discussion on how we can elevate, celebrate, and duplicate these examples, as well as the organizations and resources necessary to transform the narrative of black fatherhood as not a problem, but a valuable opportunity, with incredible ROI for every stakeholder.

 

Speaker

Moderator

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Networking Break

Take a moment to unwind and socialize with your fellow attendees before the party gets started.  Our Networking Break gives event goers a chance to network and reflect about the events, thus far, and get excited about what is still to come. Join your peers in the XCEL Lounge.

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The BMX Good Life Social featuring DJ Nasty

Location: PGA Ballroom

Ladies and gentlemen, break out your chic and classy, sexy, sassy best for an evening of music, dancing, and a celebration of the Best of Who We Are! Reserved for the top-notch! Be ready to bring your ‘A–game’ to the dance floor, brothers, because the renowned DJ Nasty and the ladies will put you to the test!

10:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Brandies and Cigars*

Location: Bar 91

*Cigars available for purchase

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OTHER EXCITING ALL-DAY ACTIVATIONS

Thursday – Saturday

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Social Lounge: Sponsored by AT&T
  • Spa Treatments includes two (2) treatments for attendees who select spa option during registration. Other services available a la carte.

Wednesday

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

XCEL Lounge

Location: Masters Ballroom

Air hockey, pool tables, and electronic basketball machines line this ballroom for a lounge experience like no other. Stop by, play a game, get comfortable, and relax in between sessions at our XCEL Lounge! Open daily throughout the summit.

                                                                          

Grooming Lounge

Sponsored by Walmart

Do you need a lineup, fade, or high-top? Our barbers in the Grooming Lounge can shape you up however you’d like and help you stay on top of your game. Stop by and take advantage of some of our grooming services!

Grooming services available:

Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Styling Advice

Presented by Alex Ellis, ‘America’s Image Authority’

Are your pants a little too long? Is your shirt a little too short on your forearm? Do you actually know your size when you shop for business attire? Let Alex Ellis address all of your style concerns. Whether you simply need a great fitting suit, or you need a suit that is comfortable for the modern jet-setter, he is offering styling advice and selling men’s accessories!

Styling and Measurement Services available:

Wednesday- Saturday

1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

                                            See you next year!

For event questions on-site, feel free to stop by the Events Office during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

7:00 a.m.

Tournament Golf                                                                 

Location: The Golf Course Staging Area

Sponsored by Genesis

Scheduled tournament players should proceed to the golf staging area for the 7:00 a.m. shotgun start.

7:00 a.m.

Power Walk

Location: PGA Main Lobby

Calling all early risers for a blood-pumping power walk. Don’t forget to wear your walking shoes! Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early in the lobby.

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Social Golf

Location: The Golf Staging Area

Sponsored by Genesis                                                                       

Tee off for fun and business. The Social Golf participants will begin play with a 7:30 am shotgun start. All Social Golf participants must check in 30 minutes before play. Network, yes, but please be considerate and move play along so that everyone will have an enjoyable social experience on the fairways!

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Event Check-in

Location: Canterbury

All registered attendees must check in to receive their event credentials.

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Beginner Golf Academy

Location: The Fazio Driving Range

A little green for the greens? Don’t worry. PGA professionals will be on hand to help you craft your stroke and get you on your way.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Zionic Dance Fit

Location: Sports & Racquet Club

A fun way to exercise your mind, body, and soul incorporating a fusion of reggae, calypso, soca, and Latin vibes while focusing on cardio and strength training for a complete workout.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.              

Women Uncensored: Why We Love Black Men

Location: PGA Ballroom

Sponsored by Prudential

How do women really feel about black men? And do they really want to know black men’s true thoughts and feelings? This powerful, interactive session led by renowned coach and trainer Dee Marshall, with BLACK ENTERPRISE Executive Editor-at-Large Alfred Edmond Jr. will be a no-holds-barred exploration—with real-time, instant polling technology—of the differences between the genders, and more importantly, what we have in common that can serve as a foundation for stronger unity, growth, excellence, and love.

Remarks

  • Michele Myer Shipp, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Prudential Financial

Facilitators

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.                                                                          

BMX Luncheon: Black Men in Hollywood

Location: PGA Ballroom

Sponsored by AT&T

The portrayal and definition of black men in America has impacted the perceptions and actions of the nation—and the world—since the original Birth of a Nation. However, more people of color—and black men in particular—are helping to bring truth and authenticity to how we are portrayed than ever before. This session, featuring some of the most influential black men in TV and film on both sides of the camera, will be a can’t-miss conversation about the black male image in TV and film and its impact on how men of color are perceived and treated in America and beyond.

 Speakers

Moderator

          Derek Dingle, SVP/Chief Content Officer, BLACK ENTERPRISE

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Leading and Succeeding in Corporate America

Location: PGA Ballroom

Sponsored by Georgia-Pacific

C-suite and senior management executives at the nation’s largest corporations hold some of the most powerful positions and lead major business divisions—complete with global influence and eye-popping compensation packages. With responsibility for tens of thousands of people and billions of dollars, operating at the upper levels of corporate America requires organizational savvy, skilled relationship building, and laser-focused, results-driven leadership. Learn what it takes to cut it in high-pressure, highly paid corporate positions from men who are living that life.

Remarks

  • Terrence Reed, Vice President, Talent Selection, Georgia Pacific

Speakers

 

Moderator

 

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

BE Smart: How to Scale Models for Mentorship

Location: PGA Ballroom

Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Mentorship is universally recognized as a critical component of success in every profession and throughout society. The challenge is to create successful mentorship models to reach and impact larger numbers of boys and young men of color to be prepared to succeed and lead. This session will focus on The Fellowship Initiative as a model of mentorship success and how that can be replicated. Speakers will include a TFI mentor, his protégé/fellow and the leader of the program.

 

Speakers

  • Malcolm Johnson, Executive Director, Real Estate Banking, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Gerald Owusu, Fixed Income Sales Analyst, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Miles L. Warren III, Vice President, Global Philanthropy, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

 Moderator

  • Jonathan B. Simon, Executive Director, Head of Student Strategy Advancing Black Leaders, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Film Screening and Talk-Back: Humanity of Connection

Location: Congressional

Sponsored by AT&T

Premiering earlier this year at the National Museum of African American History and Culture during an annual Black History Month celebration, AT&T introduced its critically acclaimed short film—The Humanity of Connection. The Humanity of Connection illustrates the long history of AT&T’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and its core public affairs objectives that have a major impact in the African American community. To commemorate our partnership with the Black Man XCEL Summit, AT&T commissioned a special version of the Humanity of Connection specifically focused on the mission of black men, key goals of the Summit, along with our long history of partnership with black enterprise.

Speakers

  • Corey Anthony, SVP–Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer, AT&T Services, Inc.
  • Keith Clinkscales, Founder & CEO, The Shadow League
  • Sean Jones, Lead Event Manager, AT&T Business
  • Brandon V. Ray, Regional Director, External Affairs-Long Island, AT&T

 Moderator

  • Earl “Butch” Graves, Jr., President and CEO, black enterprise

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Taste of CityPlace Tour

Sponsored by Discover The Palm Beaches

We invite you to experience West Palm Beach’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment district. Enjoy the flavors and mix of over 80 participating restaurants, national stores, and specialty shops: I1 Bellagio, Blue Martini, Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, Burger and Beer Joint, Cabo Flats Cantina & Tequila Bar, City Tap House, and Copper Blues.

Buses will leave promptly at 5:30pm.

https://tasteofcityplaceblackmenxcelsummit.eventbrite.com

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The BMX Comedy Jam: Black Jokes Matter!

Location: PGA Ballroom

It’s time to get our laugh on! Join our host Chris Spencer, co-creator of BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood, and a gifted lineup of hilarious brothers led by Godfrey, for a night of gut-busting, house-rocking laughter. (They might be talking about you, so don’t get mad!) It’s all in good fun, in the tradition of black male comedians—from Redd Foxx and Richard Pryor to Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock—who have always dominated the comedy stage!

 

Comedians

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OTHER EXCITING ALL-DAY ACTIVATIONS

Thursday – Saturday

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Social Lounge: Sponsored by AT&T
  • Spa Treatments includes two (2) treatments for attendees who select spa option during registration. Other services available a la carte.

Wednesday

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

XCEL Lounge

Location: Masters Ballroom

Air hockey, pool tables, and electronic basketball machines line this ballroom for a lounge experience like no other. Stop by, play a game, get comfortable, and relax in between sessions at our XCEL Lounge! Open daily throughout the summit.

                                                                          

Grooming Lounge

Sponsored by Walmart

Do you need a lineup, fade, or high-top? Our barbers in the Grooming Lounge can shape you up however you’d like and help you stay on top of your game. Stop by and take advantage of some of our grooming services!

Grooming services available:

Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Styling Advice

Presented by Alex Ellis, ‘America’s Image Authority’

Are your pants a little too long? Is your shirt a little too short on your forearm? Do you actually know your size when you shop for business attire? Let Alex Ellis address all of your style concerns. Whether you simply need a great fitting suit, or you need a suit that is comfortable for the modern jet-setter, he is offering styling advice and selling men’s accessories!

Styling and Measurement Services available:

Wednesday- Saturday

1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

                                            See you next year!

For event questions on-site, feel free to stop by the Events Office during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

7:00 a.m.

Tournament Golf

Location: The Golf Course Staging Area

Sponsored by Genesis

Scheduled tournament players should proceed to the golf staging area for the 7:00 a.m. shotgun start.

7:00 a.m.                        

Power Walk

Location: PGA Main Lobby

Calling early risers for another power walk. Don’t forget to wear your walking shoes! Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early in the lobby.

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Social Golf

Location: The Golf Cart Staging Area

Sponsored by Genesis

It’s social, not stressful, so just enjoy the company and the play. Remember, however, to be considerate and move play along so that everyone will have an enjoyable experience networking on the fairways. Please be sure to check in at the PGA Golf Club Pro Shop 30 minutes before your assigned tee time.

8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. 

Pilates Barre

Location: Sports & Racquet Club

Don’t skip leg day! Try this hour of moves that will burn in all the right places.

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Golf Academy

Location: The Fazio Driving Range

The swing is not the only thing. This Academy session reviews on-course etiquette, rules, and basic course management skills. PGA professionals provide the knowledge.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

I-Cycle

Location: Sports & Racquet Club

Experience a spin class like no other. Monitor your RPM’s on large flat screens, and yourself on the bike and lose yourself in the music and point of view videos.

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

“The Cook-Off” Challenge

Location: British Ballroom

Calling all kitchen masters! Join our chef for this exciting cooking challenge as you and your team attempt to recreate his or her signature dish. Attendees may sign up on-site at check-in. Participation is limited and reservations will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.

Judges

  • Yolanda Cook, Chief of Staff, Black Enterprise

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Black Men in Sports: The Good, the Bad, and the Reality

Location: The Pavilion

Sponsored by Carnival

The sports industry, projected to become a $73 billion market in North America by 2019, is credited with providing hundreds of young black men with the opportunity to become highly paid millionaires, with superstars like LeBron James increasingly calling their own shots. But at what cost, especially for the thousands of young people who will reach for and fail to grasp these riches, falling to joblessness, poverty, crime, or worse? Don’t miss this discussion of the high-stakes obstacle course that is big-money sports, with experts who will talk about what has to happen to make the most of opportunity while keeping young black males from being exploited and destroyed by the machine.

 

 

Speaker

Moderator

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

BMX Barbershop Debate

Location: Masters Ballroom

Sponsored by Walmart

The barbershop has long been established as the universal forum for discussion and debate—in addition to getting a clean cut. We will replicate that environment for a free-wheeling discussion of favorite barbershop topics that are sure to be thought-provoking and laugh-inducing!

Facilitator

4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Mars vs. Venus Challenge

Location: Masters Ballroom

It’s time for a round of Mars vs. Venus, the ultimate trivia challenge. The guys are confident, but the ladies aren’t having it. See who is victorious in this justifiably popular, all-in-good-fun competition.

Host

  • Chris Spencer, Actor, Comedian

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Paint & Sip

Location: Bellagio                                                                            

Join us for an afternoon full of wonderful wine and artsy fun with old and new friends. Our local artist will give you step-by-step instructions to complete your masterpiece. Attendees may sign up on-site at check-in. Participation is limited and reservations will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.                                                                                              

Spa After Dark

Sponsored by Prudential

Location: PGA Spa

It’s time to relax, get a fresh mani or pedi, makeup, or henna tattoo before the night’s big event at the PGA Spa.

Remarks

  • Dorinda Walker, Vice President, Consumer Strategy and Key Initiatives, Multicultural Marketing, Prudential’s U.S. Businesses

Hosts

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.                                                                                            

New Jack Swing Concert and Dinner: Jam; Oh Jam!

Location: PGA Ballroom

Sponsored by FedEx

All-white attire

There is no better way to celebrate than with good tunes, smooth moves, and happy people. Join us as we close out an XCEL-lent event with one last jam!

Featuring

  • Guy

All-white attire

11:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.                                                                                       

“And We Don’t Stop” Party

Location: PGA Main Lobby

All good things must come to an end, but not before the final rendezvous. It’s time to dance into the early hours of the morning.

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OTHER EXCITING ALL-DAY ACTIVATIONS

Thursday – Saturday

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Social Lounge: Sponsored by AT&T
  • Spa Treatments includes two (2) treatments for attendees who select spa option during registration. Other services available a la carte.

Wednesday

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

XCEL Lounge

Location: Masters Ballroom

Air hockey, pool tables, and electronic basketball machines line this ballroom for a lounge experience like no other. Stop by, play a game, get comfortable, and relax in between sessions at our XCEL Lounge! Open daily throughout the summit.

                                                                          

Grooming Lounge

Sponsored by Walmart

Do you need a lineup, fade, or high-top? Our barbers in the Grooming Lounge can shape you up however you’d like and help you stay on top of your game. Stop by and take advantage of some of our grooming services!

Grooming services available:

Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Styling Advice

Presented by Alex Ellis, ‘America’s Image Authority’

Are your pants a little too long? Is your shirt a little too short on your forearm? Do you actually know your size when you shop for business attire? Let Alex Ellis address all of your style concerns. Whether you simply need a great fitting suit, or you need a suit that is comfortable for the modern jet-setter, he is offering styling advice and selling men’s accessories!

Styling and Measurement Services available:

Wednesday- Saturday

1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

                                            See you next year!

For event questions on-site, feel free to stop by the Events Office during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.