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Downtown Norfolk Takeover!

Nov. 10, 2022 - Nov. 12, 2022

Virginia's Largest Black Business Conference
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DIAMOND UNIVERSITY:
MAKE BUSINESS AMAZING!

NOVEMBER 10-12

Entrepreneurs, Conference-Goers, Business Owners, Retirees, High School and College Students...

 

Get ready for three days of celebration, networking, and an unforgettable, diamond-level business conference. Learn from cutting-edge thinkers, develop new game-changing skills, and walk away with powerful contacts and a deeper connection to community.

Join us in celebrating seven years of bringing together thousands of businesses large and small across Virginia. With immersive tracks like “Women Who Lead”, “Black Forbes List”, “Commerce St.”, “Impactology” and “The Art of Possible”, you are in for an all-star lineup complete with Continuing Education Credits.

GET YOUR TICKET TO ATTEND BDW 2022 UNTIL NOVEMBER 4TH!

We are excited to offer attendees and vendors game-changing opportunities through valuable partnerships. 

This year, Ultimate VIP Pass holders and vendors get a Progress Innovator Badge to Mighty Dream Forum hosted in Norfolk from November 1-3, 2022. Mighty Dream Forum is is an annual gathering of global business leaders advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within their organizations. The multi-day forum of thought leadership, idea exchange, networking, progressive conversation and engaging food & entertainment experiences is designed to broker honest, direct dialogue and relationships that accelerate the progress many are already demonstrating. Learn more HERE!

We’ve packed in tons of surprises and even more opportunities for networking and getting more eyes on your business. All that's missing is YOU!

 
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The Tour

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THE TICKETS

Immerse yourself in Virginia’s largest black business conference complete with 3 days of courses, riveting keynotes, a black business marketplace, fresh experiences and activities, and staple events that celebrate black business and community leaders. Plan your weekend so you don't miss a beat!

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A LOOK BACK

Seven years ago, we met in person for our first ever Black Diamond Affair, with the purpose of celebrating black leaders and business owners in our area. Fast forward to 2022, we’ve expanded our mission and our event to help thousands of black business owners to scale, network, and sharpen their business skills. Take a look back at our journey!

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THE SCHEDULE

Part of what makes Black Diamond Weekend so great is our lineup! Soak up business gold from national, regional, and local speakers alike, gain Continuing Education Credits from TCC, and round off the weekend with next-level networking opportunities, celebration, and delight.

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FAQ's

We’ve infused a ton of planning and fun into making Black Diamond Weekend a spectacular production. Get all of your questions answered, and learn how you can sponsor or gain more exposure for your business this year!

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5

Explosive Conference Tracks

50

Sessions to include fireside chats, workshops, panels,
and Ted-Style talks

70

70+ Hours of Diamond University replays + Continuing Education Credits
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RESERVE YOUR ROOM

Just a short ferry ride across the river, plan your three-day stay at The Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel! Book today to receive our social discount.

2021 RECAP

 
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Veronica Meade,
Atty, V. Meade Law, PLLC

I made so many notes, prompting me to modify my goals. I can’t thank you and your team enough for this extremely informative conference.

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Arleigh Hatcher,
Owner, Heart to Heart Career Training Center;
Co-Owner, Peek of Joy 3D Ultrasound & Spa

This is solving so many problems for me, I’ve been wanting to get into real-estate investing for a while! 

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Keisha Branch,
Director, Office of Program and Project Excellence, Hampton Roads Transit

Black Diamond Weekend has been great! Thank you so much for having me as a speaker and allowing me access to all the other dynamic and talented speakers. I’ve enjoyed it. You looked beautiful opening night by the way! Your tech support has

been stellar!

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