TROY—Registration for the Eighth Annual Leadership Conference Celebrating Black History Month has reached capacity, but those wishing to hear the speech Friday, Feb. 6, by popular TV Judge Greg Mathis will be able to do so.
Tickets for the opening-night session with Judge Mathis will be available for $40 each on a first-come, first-serve basis at the door. All remaining seats are concrete bleacher seats in the upper level of Sartain Hall on the Troy Campus. The event will begin at 6 p.m. For those individuals who pre-registered for the conference, please arrive at least one hour in advance for priority seating.
More than 680 persons have registered for this year’s conference, an attendance record, according to conference organizers. This means no further registrations will be accepted for the conference, including the Saturday, Feb. 7, plenary sessions and the closing luncheon with keynote speaker, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young.
“We are pleased with the community’s enthusiastic response to this year’s conference,” said Dr. Robin Bynum, chair of the Leadership Conference Steering Committee. “The fact that we are forced to cut off registration is a healthy sign of growth. We recognize, however, that some people want to hear Judge Mathis and we want to make that opportunity available.”
Co-sponsored by the University and the City of Troy, Wal-Mart and other local businesses, the Leadership Conference annually brings together civic and community leaders, clergymen and business leaders in a collaborative forum designed to discuss a central theme – this year’s being “Responsible Citizenship.”