top of page

Our Story


Share Your Expertise at BLACKtopia

a Student African American Conference

Are you a passionate trailblazer, a visionary thought leader, or a subject matter expert eager to make an impact?


We invite you to seize the spotlight and captivate our audience as a distinguished speaker at BLACKtopia – the ultimate platform for knowledge exchange and inspiration.

BLACKtopia is an eagerly anticipated gathering of African American high school students from all over the state of Illinois. Committing to fostering innovation and collaboration, our event aims to ignite fresh ideas, cultivate meaningful connections, and shape the future across various disciplines.

Why Speak at BLACKtopia?

  1. Empower the Youth: Enlighten and empower an enthusiastic audience hungry for insights, ideas, and actionable takeaways.

  2. Amplify Your Impact: Elevate your voice and share your groundbreaking concepts with a receptive audience, leaving a lasting impact on the community.

  3. Network with Influencers: Connect with influential professionals, potential partners, and collaborators who can help drive your vision forward.

  4. Position Yourself as a Leader: Showcase your expertise, elevate your personal brand, and solidify your position as a thought leader in your industry.

  5. Inspire Change: Ignite transformative conversations, challenge the status quo, and inspire others to make a difference.


We Invite Innovative Workshops on Various Topics Geared Towards High School African American Youth


  • What it means to be BLACK and PROUD

  • Mothering (Mommies & Muffins)

  • Fathering (Daddies & Donuts)

  • Being an Impactful Sponsor

  • Financial Literacy for Youth

  • The Importance of Voting

  • Building Leadership Skills for Youth

  • Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being for Youth

  • Social Justice...the Youth Perspective

  • Entrepreneurship for Youth


Submission Guidelines:

Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: Midnight on September 1, 2023

  • Speaker Selection Notification: by October 1, 2023

  • BLACKtopia: October 28, 2023, in Addison, Illinois, at the AMAZING Addison Trail High School

Don't miss this opportunity to share your vision, ideas, and expertise at BLACKtopia. Together, let's create a transformative experience that shapes the future.


Click HERE to apply.

Meet The Team

bottom of page