Conference History

The annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference, hosted by the African-American Student Union at the Harvard Business School, provides a significant forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas critical to the success of African-American business and community leaders. Last year, more than 450 people attended the conference, including current HBS students, alumni, faculty, prospective students, prominent business leaders, corporate sponsors, and Boston residents. In 2002, the conference was formally named after H. Naylor Fitzhugh to honor the rich and inspirational legacy he left after graduating from Harvard Business School in 1933.

The H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference Objectives Are:

  • To bring together AASU members, alumni, prospective students, and the broader African-American community for a weekend of inspiration, reinvigoration, education, networking and development.
  • To introduce and reconnect African-American alumni, business leaders and students to issues surrounding Black professionals and the impact these issues have on the community at-large.