2020 NGLA Annual Conference Evening Programming

Last Updated January 20, 2020. Subject to change.

NGLA is excited about our Evening Programming for the 2020 NGLA Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD from February 27 - March 1, 2020 .

Get ready - register , reserve your hotel room , and view the Schedule of Events .


Thursday Evening Programming


Dinner for Delegations (6:30pm - 8:00pm)

* New for 2020 * After traveling, enjoy a meal while attending the CAMPUSPEAK Speaker Showcase. NGLA is offering an all-you-can-eat pasta station with water for the convenient cost of $15 per person. Sign-up and pay for your meal during registrationMeal tickets may be purchased up until February 20 @ 11:59pm EST. Meal tickets will not be available on-site.


CAMPUSPEAK Speaker Showcase (7:00pm - 8:00pm)

Sponsored by CAMPUSPEAK


Come to the CAMPUSPEAK Speaker Showcase and engage with 4 powerful and dynamic speakers as they each take the stage for 10 minutes and present a high-energy program that will inspire and empower you to kick off the conference right. Stick around afterward for a meet and greet with each of the speakers and have meaningful conversations. This is a unique event that you won't want to miss!

Hosted by Dan Faill
Speaker 1 - Nisan Trotter
Speaker 2 - Rafael Matos
Speaker 3 - Travis Apgar
Speaker 4 - Stacey Pearson Wharton


NPC, NIC, and NALFO Town Halls (8:00pm - 9:00pm)

Council presidents and their respective advisers are advised to attend.


Welcome & Conference Team Building (9:00pm - 10:00pm)

Shaking Hands and Kissing Babies: Network like a BOSS

Networking…AAH! The mere mention of the word creates polarizing emotions for many. One of the biggest selling points for joining a fraternity/sorority is the networking opportunities you’ll have when you graduate. While this is very true, we never actually talk about how to engage in those conversations. Like it or not, face-to-face networking isn’t going away because today’s world is more about who you know than what you know. So, introverts & extroverts, let’s chat about it, shall we? Come spend some time this evening meeting other leaders, laughing, and starting out your NGLA conference like a BOSS!



Council and Conference Networking (10:00pm - 11:00pm)

Please visit your corresponding council. This is an excellent opportunity to continue connections with members of your councils and organizations from other institutions!



Jinahie, Spoken Word Artist/TEDx Presenter/Social Justice Activist
(10:00pm - 10:30pm)

Sponsored by Metropolis Management

Jinahie (“my wings” in Arabic) is an Egyptian-American spoken word artist, activist, and psychologist. Now in the seventh year of her national tour, Jinahie performs at colleges and universities across the country. In the process, she has collected hundreds of Potluck Poems, a collaboration among strangers, in which a poem is completed during live performances by the contribution of a line from each audience member. Jinahie has performed at TEDx, Sundance Film Festival, the U.S. Department of Education, United Nations, a recent Delta Airlines commercial, and was a featured performer during a showing of the Pulitzer Prize winning play, Ruined, during which she had the honor of performing for Michelle Obama. Jinahie has shared the stage with the likes of Lupe Fiasco, The Roots, Smokey Robinson, Russell Simmons, and Angela Davis. In her spare time, she enjoys learning useless facts, feeding her carnivorous plants, and people-watching people who people-watch other people.



Sailesh, Award-Winning Hypnotist (10:30pm - 12:00am)

Sponsored by Metropolis Management

An experienced performer with more than 20 years under his belt, SAILESH , The Hypnotist has performed a staggering 5000+ shows at Colleges, Universities and clubs, many with repeated bookings. Dubbed "The World’s Best Hypnotist," MTV Europe, his live show has been described as a cross between a concert and the best party ever! Sailesh makes audience members the stars of the show, taking the entire audience on a journey using hypnosis, improv, music and interactivity to create a whole lot of laughter and a ton of fun!

Awarded Entertainer of the Year multiple times in the same year, Sailesh has won APCA's Hypnotist of the Year AND Entertainer of the Year. He is Campus Activities Magazine’s Entertainer of the Year, he has also been nominated and Runner - Up for Best Male Entertainer of the Year and Best Novelty Act in the last 2 years, and Hypnotist of the Year. This is one show your audience MUST SEE!



Friday Evening Programming


T-Shirt Swap (8:00pm - 9:00pm)

Sponsored by CAMPUSPEAK

Bring any shirt (preferably a shirt from your university, your chapter or a Greek community event) to donate, and you will get to swap it for a shirt from another university.

For more information, please email [email protected] .

* Please make sure that your t-shirt is themed appropriately *


Step, Stroll, Salute (9:00pm - 12:00am)

Sponsored by CAMPUSPEAK

This event is an opportunity for a sorority, fraternity or a campus to showcase their traditions and heritage while displaying their talents. All are welcome to participate and show off their signature moves!

Come see this amazing competition as sororities, fraternities and campuses compete to be the best stepper - stroller - saluter. Winning team will get a grand prize.

For more information or to sign up, please email [email protected] .





Saturday Evening Programming

Awards Banquet (6:30pm - 7:30pm)

Each year, NGLA recognizes the outstanding programming, creative problem solving and excellent contributions of chapters, councils and individuals in the Northeast Greek Community. 




Closing Keynote (7:30pm - 9:00pm)

Sponsored by JustinInspires.com


The lessons BD Wong has learned in order to survive and excel in a vocation fraught with rejection, stereotyping and racism have given him a keen perspective on the subject of diversity and forced him to empower himself. In this presentation, infused with humor, storytelling and the passion of a world class artist, BD addresses the issues of racial self-image, race-based rejection, Asian-American parental pressure and the “model minority myth,” and he describes his journey as a gay man in the entertainment industry. Retracing his path from adolescent racial self-hatred to eventual self-acceptance, from struggling with inequity to breaking down barriers in his personal and professional lives and embracing his multiple identities, including fatherhood, BD reveals the man behind the roles.


Entertainment (9:00pm - 12:00am)

To Be Announced