Maryland Black Mayors



BE INSPIRED TO LEAD WITH INNOVATION! Join elected officials, community activists, civic leaders and business professionals for an inspiring leadership conference that will sharpen your leadership skills in new and exciting ways. Enjoy dynamic networking, interactive workshops, and motivating plenary session speakers that will inspire you to go from great to GREATER!

Attendance at The Innovator Conference is completed by registration, and the attendees (we believe) are as extraordinary as the speakers! What happens when remarkable people join together in the same room? The result is unexpected connections, amazing insights, and powerful inspiration. Be sure to register today. Registration is completed once payment is received. 

The cost to attend The Innovator Conference is $130. EARLY BIRD PRICING is $99 and is available until February 28, 2020. The cost includes admission into the conference, lunch, and a swag bag. Payment can be made through the registration process. 

This year’s lineup features leaders with diverse backgrounds united around their ability to lead today in view of tomorrow. Whether an elected official, entrepreneur, author, or civil leader, each speaker and workshop presenter has been trusted to teach and inspire others to be innovative leaders in their community. 

APRIL 4, 2020  |  9 AM - 5 PM  |  Sheraton - College Park

Speaker One

Founder, CEO

Speaker Two

Founder, CEO

Speaker Three

Founder, CEO

Speaker Nine

Speaker Four

Founder, CEO

Speaker Five

Founder, CEO

Speaker Six

Speaker Eight

Founder, CEO

Speaker Seven

Founder, CEO

Founder, CEO

Founder, CEO

SpeaKERs WIll Be Announced

February 2020 


Maryland Black Mayors Inc.

Maldon Language Interpreters



SAturday Morning


8:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration at Main Hall. Continental Breakfast  available. Open Networking.



Breakout Session TWO

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Workshop Choice: Like Me, Follow, Tweet Me or Promise Keeper

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Workshop Choice: Iron Sharpens Iron or Passing The Baton

Open Plenary Session

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Opening Remarks. Keynote Speaker. 

BREAK 10:00 am - 10:15 am
Breakout Session ONE

10:15 am - 11:00 am
Workshop Choice: We Are One or Sloppy Meetings

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Workshop Choice: Buy Local or Say What?! Do What?!

LUNCH 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
BREAK 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Breakout Session THREE

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Workshop Choice: Make Room for Stupid Business or Kidprenuers

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop Choice: You Look Different or Shut Up and Listen

BREAK 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Closing Plenary Session

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Keynote Speaker. Closing Remarks.



Questions? Need More Info?

Conference Chair

MBM Leadership

Mayor Shawn Maldon, Capitol Heights

(301) 793-1074

Mayor Lillie Martin, President

Fairmount Heights, MD

Mayor James Cruddup, Vice President

Eagle Harbor, MD

Mayor Malinda Miles, Secretary

Mount Rainier, MD

Mayor Sadara Barrow, Treasurer

Colmar Manor, MD

Mayor Petrella Robinson, Boardmember​

North Brentwood, MD

​Mayor Shawn Maldon, Baordmember

Capitol Heights, MD

​Mayor Edward Estes, Baordmember

Glenarden, MD