Dates: Wednesday, September 20 - Friday, September 22, 2023

Times:   Wednesday: 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
                Thursday: 9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
                Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
                Saturday: 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. (Marketplace Exhibitors Only!)

An Opportunity You Do Not Want to Miss!

The CBCF Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is "the" premiere policy conference where top leaders and over 10,000 people discuss the biggest issues impacting African Americans in the U.S. and across the globe - this Conference is global in scope and nature.

We bring together leaders from the U.S. Congress and other federal entities to state, local, and stakeholder organizations on a platform of over 100 public policy forums and other events.


Why Participate in the Exhibit Showcase?

Popular Topics & Events Every Day in the Exhibit Hall... Featuring everything from entrepreneur business networking opportunities, empowerment sessions to include golf lessons, career coaching, promoting your business and career through social media, franchise opportunities, business card exchanges, vendor spotlight fashion show, hair & make-overs, massage & spa services, health screenings, a professional job fair, author book signings, culinary cooking demonstrations, emerging artists and a poetry blast, one-stop shop for the latest goods and products, celebrity panels and discussions, and professional photos.


  • FREE!!!!! Open to the Public
  • Over 200 exhibiting companies showcasing innovative new products and services.
  • Connect with suppliers and business partners from all over the U.S.
  • Product and service demonstrations for emerging trends in technology
  • Exhibit Hall Sessions & Networking Events
  • On-Site Job Interviews
  • Professional Head Shots
  • E-Commercial Branding
  • Culinary Demonstrations
  • Yoga & Zumba Sessions
  • Celebrity Author Book Signings
  • Free Health Screenings and Seminars
  • Wellness Stations (Massages)
  • Empowerment Fireside Chats
  • Fashion Shows Showcase Vendor Merchandise
  • One Stop Shopping (Apparel, Artistry and more)
  • Exhibitors and Attendees stay connected with ALC '23 up to date events using the Mobile App



The nation's premier African American literary and scholarly talent from all over the country converges at the ALC to greet conference attendees. Prominent authors share the spotlight with a diverse range of novelists, scholars, poets and self-published authors. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet many authors for book signings. An exciting and extensive schedule of over 100 authors and illustrators.

If you are an Author or publisher/publicist representing an author interested in participating in this year's showcase, please complete the application. Please be advised, submission of this application does not guarantee the requested Author participation in the Author Showcase. An ALC '23 representative will contact you 5-10 business days after receipt of your application.

Register Early - Seating is limited!!!! For additional information on the Author Showcase, please and send email to or complete the Author Registration Form:


Government agencies, non-profits, prime contractors, educational institutions, small, minority, service-disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women-owned businesses. This pavilion is designed to attract influential industry leaders from around the world to introduce new products, services or advanced technology. Giving you the latest lifestyle tips in millennial lifestyle, emerging innovations, consumer trends, entertainment, home décor pointers, and so much more. In addition, lenders, investment professionals, credit counselors, join-together to create one of the most informative pavilions for attendees who want to learn more about home-based businesses, real estate, franchise opportunities, retirement, investment, asset protection and credit/debt management.


Companies attending the fair are hiring full and part-time positions, internships, and students from all majors and degree types locally and nationwide. In addition, participate in mini workshops led by a career coach and get your resume reviewed.

The Career & Diversity Fair will provide a platform for individuals to learn about various job opportunities in the federal and private sectors, as well as give minority owned businesses an opportunity to engage with government agencies and private industry around the contracting process. Perfect for anyone looking to advance in a chosen field or even start a new career, attendees will meet with employers in an informal setting, and learn more about career and internship opportunities offered by companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.


Health & Wellness Way will offer important and potentially life-saving FREE health screenings to all exhibit hall visitors. Vital information on health issues and preventative measures will be provided to increase awareness of the negative impact of health disparities for African Americans. Prepare to be energized, excited, and empowered with information to help you create and sustain balanced health! Meet with experts and talk about living an active and healthy lifestyle and wellness trends, nutritional tips, and see demonstrations on cooking healthy, tasty meals and sample healthy foods, and practice new exercises to stay fit in our Yoga & Zumba sessions.


Let's Make A Deal!!!! ALC attracts high-end consumers seeking one-of-a-kind, high-quality artistry, jewelry and apparel. Exclusively for professional artisans, designers and unique craftsmen and businesses the Marketplace Pavilion is a source for one-stop shopping. Consumers shop in a thriving marketplace of 100+ vendors promoting handmade artistry at its best, relaxing spa wear, unique jewelry and original artwork, as well as the latest in health and well-being services and technology. Selling of Merchandise is ONLY permitted in the Marketplace!


The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) is committed to providing you with the 2023 Annual Legislative Conference information and tools you need to have a successful exhibiting experience.

Opportunities offered in an interactive exhibit area and a relaxed environment for meeting one-on-one with decision makers from the nation's leading organizations. To maximize exposure to our attendees, contributors are invited to participate as conference registrants in educational and social activities and to provide additional support to enrich the conference experience for attendees and your organization.

The prospectus will help you as you plan for the meeting includes complete information on opportunities available at the Annual Legislative Conference, offering a number of valuable participation levels and a variety of new ways to increase your visibility.

We encourage you to reserve your space early due to the fact that we limit the number of booths in order to increase your contact with attendees.