Attention: People of Black African Descent from Around the World!
An EXPERIENCE of the International Black Summit!
March 30, 2019 on ZOOM
10am - 7pm EST
The International Black Summit is a conversation being given by Life, to the world, through people of Black African Descent. 

The Conversation finds its expression in the Declaration of The International Black Summit.
If You Already Know You Want To Attend
The Prerequisite . . .
What's In It For You?
A One-Day, intimate environment 

the basics of what the Summit is, its history, how its organized, its teams, bodies, etc.

the distinction, Authentic Listening, a tool which when used in your life may improve your relationships, enhance or improve your ability to communicate and reduce the amount of time in upset 

and possibly, some sense and/or a renewed sense of, your VISION for yourself, the black community and the world.

In short, an experience of participating in the Annual Summit Event.

participants are provided an experience of being introduced to and immersed in, the conversation of the International Black Summit, its distinctions, inquiries/declarations and the current year's conversation.
What Is The Prerequisite Course?
  • During the ONE DAY, participants are provided an experience of being introduced to and immersed in, the conversation of the International Black Summit, its distinctions, inquiries/declarations and the current year's conversation.
  • (What is AVAILABLE through the Prerequisite?) what is it we want people to come away with once they have participated in the Prerequisite
  • A One-Day preparation to allow participants to fully participate in the conversation of the international black summit as if they have been participating in the conversation for years.
  • we want people to be prepared to jump into the conversation when they join in the ASE on Friday
  • people to come away with the basics of what the Summit is, whether they participate in the ASE or not
  • want them to have the distinction of Authentic Listening, and others that show up to be distinguished in the conversation.
  • some sense of their vision for themselves, the black community and the world
  • better understanding about what the IBS is, its history, how we're organized, the teams, bodies, etc.

  • breakthroughs in the areas of relationship, communication, sometimes money and finance
  • they get to see their part, role or accountability in how their life is going
  • they begin to get access to ownership of what's happening with and to them
  • being heard
  • being able to 
  • when they get clear about any distinction, i.e. clearing, not, trigger, noticing; gives them another tool to use in their life that can improve their relationship, enhance or improve their ability to communicate, reduce the amount of time they get upset about things

Prerequisite Course

If you have not ever attended an Annual Summit Event or the Prerequisite Course, then the Prerequisite Course is mandatory prior to attending your 1st Annual Summit Event.
Onsite Registration and Check-in begins early Thursday morning. (early Thursday morning, usually 7-9am if at the ASE. If another date, usually 9am.)

Stand-alone Registration and Check-in begins before the course, 30 mins prior.

The Prerequisite Course begins at 10am and usually last until about 7pm, and if onsite, in time for participants to attend the Opening Night Ceremony Thursday evening

Its PURPOSE is to prepare you "to create the space of listening to people authentically" - a powerful tool for your life - and to also prepare you to fully participate in the Summit, whenever you choose to participate in it.

This course provides you the Summit Distinctions, the Summit Questions/Declarations, and today's Summit Conversation.

The experience is one you can use to become present to your vision and who you are being in relationship to it.
Listen to the Declaration of the International Black Summit!

Listen to the Declaration of the International Black Summit!

Now that you see what's in it for you AND you want to attend . . .
Who Are We?
The International Black Summit, Inc. is a 501c3, 100% volunteer lead organization. Founded by, attended by and delivered to people of black African descent committed to empowering and transforming the lives of people of black African descent around the world.
Since 1991, we have held annual events on 4 continents, in 11 countries and 27 cities.
  • 1991 - Atlanta, GA USA
  •  1992 - Highland Park, MI
  •  1993 - Oakland, CA
  • 1994 - New Orleans, LA
  • 1995 - New York, NY
  • 1996 - Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1997 - Johannesburg, SA
  • 1998 - Atlanta, GA
  • 1999 - Jamaica, West Indies
  • 2000 - Philadelphia, PA
  •  2001 - Memphis, TN
  • 2002 - Toronto, Ontario CA 
  •  2003 - Salvador de Bahia SA 
  •  2004 - Elmina Beach, Ghana 
  •  2005 - Miama, Florida USA 
  •          - Chicago, IL
  •          - Top Hill, Jamaica
  •  2006 - Highland Park, MI USA 
  •  2007 - New Orleans, LA 
  •  2008 - Anguilla, BWI
  • 2009 - London, England UK
  •  2010 - Baltimore, MD
  •  2011 - Chicago, IL
  • 2012 - Birmingham, AL
  • 2013 - Ottawa, Ontario, CA
  • 2014 - Belize City, Belize, CA
  • 2015 - Atlanta, GA
  • 2016 - St. Louis/Ferguson, MI
  •  2017 - Georgetown, Guyana WI
  •  2018 - Washington, DC
Over the years, as the lives of families transformed, The International Black Summit has expanded to be an inter-generational gathering, bringing together adults, youth, young adults and elders to be in relationship with each other. 

At the same time, there are safe spaces that provide each age group the opportunity to be fully expressed while they share and nurture their vision.
The purpose of the International Black Summit is to provide an opportunity for participants to bring into being their vision for the black community and the world.
The International Black Youth Summit exists to facilitate the connection, self-expression and empowerment of young people of African Descent around the world. Youth participants, age 8-17, are young people making their visions real in their communities and exemplifying the principals of youth, transformation, love and possibility as a powerful approach to the universe.
The purpose of the International Black Young Adult Summit is to provide an opportunity for participants' ages 18 to 35 a space for reflection, communication, mentorship and growth, through vision creation and implementation. This conversation empowers young adults to powerfully transition to adulthood equipped for global success.
What are you waiting for?
Here's What Some of Our Participants Have to Say....
"I think the Summit is a great place for people to experience being themselves and being loved for it."

Bill D., Raleigh, NC
"Through my work at the Summit, I have been able to dream BIG and accomplish even bigger things. I have also gained a balance in my life that has brought peace and fulfillment in a way that I could never have imagined."

Jan C. Toronto, ON
"It is a conversation that is so spiritual that it always brings me back to myself, and through it, I see my Divinity."
Adora D., Nashville, TN
"It is a conversation that keeps me grounded in life.  It is a conversation that empowers me and in turn is a resource for others to empower themselves!!!"
Conrad N., Asbury Park, NJ
“The International Black Summit has touched me very deeply. Whatever it is that Slavery has taken from me and from all people of Black African descent. I say that the Summit  puts it back. I’m talking about religion (spirit) dignity and self-esteem. I’m talking about  love and appreciation for who you are and what you provide. I’m talking about you matter and so do all of us.”   
Nancy S., New York, NY
 Some of the visions which have come to fruition from participation in The International Black Summit

Summit Elder, participant, Leadership Body Member
Nathalie "Koumba" Johnson

What does it cost to attend?
On-site registration accepts Cash, Credit Cards and Debit Cards, USD only. NO CHECKS are accepted at the Annual Summit Event.  DONATIONS ENCOURAGED. 
While transformational events like ours may cost between $300 to $1,000, our commitment is to make participating as affordable as possible.

The following rates reflect our commitment to honoring two (2) of the statements in our Declaration . . . "establishing nurturing relationships" and "building economies responsible for funding our community." In other words, our intention is to take care of ourselves while taking care of you - win/win.
Prerequisite Registration Rates
If you have a financial and/or other consideration which may prevent your intended participation in the Annual Summit Event, please request a conversation with a Leadership Body member to explore other possibilities via our Online Contact Form.
Join Us Today for Our Upcoming Annual Event in Detroit, MI
"This is an historical event, equivalent to the convening of the United States Constitutional Convention. We are about to shift the direction the world is taking . . . for ALL PEOPLE."  Excerpt from original letter of invitation to participants to the First International Black Summit 1991.
*Unable to attend in person?
Join us via video conferencing by completing the Virtual Participation section on the Registration Form.
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