Air hockey, pool tables, and electronic basketball machines line this ballroom for a lounge experience like no other. Stop by, play a game, get comfortable, and relax in between sessions at our XCEL Lounge! Open daily throughout the summit.
Do you need a lineup, fade, or high-top? Our barbers in the Grooming Lounge can shape you up however you’d like and help you stay on top of your game. Stop by and take advantage of some of our grooming services!
The Black Men XCEL Summit Awards will honor men who are the living embodiment of the purpose of the Black Men XCEL Summit: “Celebrating the best of who we are.” The XCEL Award recognizes outstanding trailblazers whose achievements, influence, impact, and leadership have helped to open doors of opportunity and present an inspiring example of success for others, especially men of color. The accomplishments of these honorees will continue to set the standard of success to which others aspire to match and exceed. Dress to impress in your chic and classy best for a night you will not forget!
Welcome Remarks: Earl “Butch” Graves Jr., President and CEO, BLACK ENTERPRISE
Host: Ed Gordon, Emmy Award-winning broadcaster
Inspiration: T.D. Jakes, Bishop, Potter’s House Ministries; CEO, TDJ Enterprises L.L.P. Social Activism: Tommie Smith, U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Earl G. Graves Sr., Award: Kenneth I. Chenault, Former Chairman & CEO, American Express Co.