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Mid-Level Managers’ Symposium

Mid-Level Managers’ Symposium (MLMS) is a comprehensive two-day professional development conference designed to amplify the successes of Black professionals and empower them to create meaningful careers. We are excited to see you there and anticipate a transformative week of growth and networking opportunities.

Registration is coming soon for MLMS 2024!

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Held during The ELC’s Gala Week, this annual Symposium is a two-day, professional development experience delivered to over 1,500 in-person and 4,000 virtual high-potential, high-performing corporate managers and leaders. Participants learn from and network with ELC members who represent the most senior global executives in Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies.

Event Info

Date: October 2 – October 3

Location: Washington, DC and Virtual

Time: October 2: 12:00 pm – 11:59 pm | October 3: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm ET

Audience: Mid-Level Managers’ and Senior Leaders

Cost: $2000 In-Person | $1000 Virtual

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What to Expect

As an MLMS attendee, you can expect to:

  • Prime yourself for new levels of success-oriented thinking by attending keynote addresses from Black thought leaders
  • Accelerate your progress towards your professional goals with battle-tested strategies and tactics presented in more than 15 concurrent sessions
  • Avoid career derailers by integrating lessons learned from fireside chats with successful Black professionals
  • Expand your professional network by connecting with peer Black professionals through our interactive, virtual networking experience

For more information, contact Trisha Saint-Aude at

Program Agenda

Wednesday, October 2, 2024 

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Opening Ceremony 

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Mainstage Session 

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mainstage Session 

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Mainstage Session 

8:00 pm – 11:59 pm Elevate & Connect: A Night at the Museum with The Executive Leadership Council

Thursday, October 3, 2024 

8:30 am – 9:30 am Breakout Sessions

10:00 am – 11:00 am Breakout Sessions 

11:00 am – 12:30 am Lunch 

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Mainstage Session 

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Closing Ceremony


The ELC applauds the commitment and support of the 2024 Mid-level Managers’ Symposium sponsors.

Platinum Sponsors

UnitedHealth Group 


Founder Sponsors



Silver Sponsors

Capital One


American Airlines

Bank of America




Bronze Sponsors 









Swag Bag Sponsor

Museum Sponsor

Other Sponsor

JP Morgan Chase

Liberty Mutual 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the Mid-Level Managers’ Symposium?

MLMS is a two-day professional development conference, and the goal of the conference is to amplify the successes of Black professionals and increase their capacity for designing meaningful careers.

Who should attend the MLMS?

Professionals in middle management or higher.

When and where will MLMS take place?

The Mid-Level Managers’ Symposium is designed to be a hybrid event, combining both virtual and in-person components. The virtual MLMS will be a live stream of the in-person MLMS, allowing participants who are unable to attend in person to still actively participate in the program. The in-person event will be held on October 4th and 5th at the Marriott Marquis, located at 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Is there parking?

The parking at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC is valet only with a rate of $65/daily. 

Are there any prerequisites or qualifications required to attend?


What is the registration fee?

Registration costs $2,000 for in-person participation and $1,000 for virtual participation.

Is A Night at the Museum included in the registration fee?

Yes, if you are registered for any Gala Week program, you can attend the museum reception.

Can I attend the Recognition Gala if I am attending MLMS?

Individual tickets are available to the Gala Networking Lounge with streaming access to the Recognition Gala only and provide access to the Post-Gala Reception. Tickets are sold at $500 each. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please email

Will there be transportation to the museum?

Yes, you can board the shuttle at the back of the Marriott Marquis on L Street NW.

What is the dress code for MLMS?

Business professional.

Are meals included in the registration fee?

Lunch will be provided both days.

When is the latest I can reserve a hotel room?

The ELC room block group rate will be available through September 9th, 2024, or while inventory lasts. We encourage you to book your room(s) as soon as possible.

What is the cancellation policy if I am unable to attend?

All cancellations, regardless of timeframe, must be received in writing, including a brief explanation for the cancellation and submitted via email to Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to the event are entitled to a full refund. No refunds, credits or rollovers will be granted for cancellations received less 30 days prior to or after an event.

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?

Your registration is for you only.

Become a Member

To be extended an application for membership, a candidate must receive a nomination for membership consideration from an ELC member in good standing and meet one of the preliminary membership criteria.