Since 1924, The Greater Baltimore Urban League has been helping disadvantaged Marylanders gain access to equal opportunity in employment, education, health care, housing and the civic arena. We encourage you to join the GBUL and take advantage of the many opportunities available to improve the quality of life for you and your community.

The Greater Baltimore Urban League seeks to make quality of life improvements for African Americans and other under-served minorities through its programs and services. These direct services solutions allow us to be a premier provider of empowerment services in Maryland.

The Greater Baltimore Urban League is committed to including people of all abilities in our programs. We provide reasonable accommodations for people of all abilities and we work with families and the community to create an programs where everyone can succeed.

Each year, the National Urban League convenes its leadership, members and partners to participate in discussions around the state of the organization and urban America. In 2015, we were selected as the affiliate host of the 2016 National Urban League Conference.

More than 13,000 national and local residents participate in our three and a half day conference. The Audience Snap Shot on the right highlights the demographics for our 2015 Conference attendees.

Our central location at the crossroads of the Mid-Atlantic region makes it easy to get here by air, rail and highway. During your visit, renowned performing arts, great restaurants, a long list of unforgettable museums and attractions, varied nightlife and shopping will entertain.



Wednesday, August 3 to Saturday, August 6.



Baltimore Convention Center 
1 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21201


Save Our Cities

The agenda will be filled with powerful sessions featuring world-class speakers combined with interesting discussions of compelling issues facing urban communities, exciting entertainment and the best networking opportunities.


About the Conference350

Audience Snap Shot

13,000 Total attendaes
3,820 General Conference Attendees
400 Young Professionals Summit Registrants
354 Small Business Matters Summit Registrants
2,000 Career Fair Job Seekers
506 Youth Leadership Summit Participants


Conference Features

Conference highlights include empowering sessions and workshops where attendees will hear from political, business, and entertainment leaders on topics such as education, health, and justice. Announced Presidential candidates are also expected to attend.

The Conference also features FREE events for the community including the N.U.L. Experience Expo Hall with live entertainment and hundreds of exhibitors and giveaways, a Small Business Marketplace, a Career & Networking Fair, and the Small Business Matters Entrepreneurship Summit where participants can qualify for a chance to win $10,000 for their business idea.

– 2015 Conference Registrants Data