*Use the Conference Schedule link provided above to see the current conference agenda. The conference program schedule is tentative and subject to change. We will provide updates on this page speakers and activities are confirmed. Anyone interested in participating in a panel, a workshop or as a speaker can contact our conference coordinator Al Washington at 626.243.3614 or 

Confirmed Speakers
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Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao
Permanent Representative of the African Union Representational Mission to the
United States of America 

Steve Perez
Vice President & Provost
California State University Sacramento
Professor Dr. Chris Eze, Director
Center for Entrepreneurship
Federal University of Technology
Owerri, Nigeria

Fikrte Zion Arkoh, Founder
Sheba Farms LLC 

James Holmes Armstead
Professor of Strategy & International Law

Dr. David Horne
Professor Emeritus of 
Africans Studies
Cal State University Northridge

Savanna L. Karmue 
Happy Heart Advices Inc. 

Jennifer White, M.Ed, M.P.P.
Founder, SISTERScircle

Ernest E Uwazie, PhD
Professor & Chair
Division of Criminal Justice 
Director, Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution
California State University, Sacramento

Gary May, Chancellor
University of California Davis

Emily Desai, Special Advisor for International Affairs and Investment, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. 

Chariton Namuwoza
Co-Founder & CEO
Blue Nile (U) LTD, Uganda

Samantha Wall-Laidler, CEO
Unlimited Fashions

Quanaquaneia Karmue
Executive Director/Co-Founder
Save More Kids Inc

Edward Lombard
President & CEO
California Black Chamber 
of Commerce 

Christine Wachira, CEO 
The Wachira Group
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