Deadline to Register: 
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 6:30pm



Join us for Umoja Conference XVI! This year's virtual Umoja Conference will feature:

  • Powerful workshops
  • Engaging speakers
  • Exciting Raffles
  • Conscious Entertainment
  • Virtual Fellowship
  • Much more!

Take advantage of our campus discount rates for Umoja Affiliated programs by registering a group! All names of participants (including their titles) must be submitted at the time of registration.

Early registration will close on February 5, 2021. Late registration will close on February 10, 2021. If you purchase your ticket during late registration, please note that conference swag and supplies may not be received until after the event.

All payments must be paid in full prior to the conference and refunds will not be issued after February 16, 2021.



Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

  • Your registration is transferable, please contact the Umoja Office in writing at
  • Please make sure to revisit the Eventbrite webpage to transfer your registration per the website instructions.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

  • Please remember that the last day to cancel your registration is 7 days prior (Feb. 16, 2021) to the event. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to on or before the posted date. Registration will not be canceled due to non-payment. 
  • Full Refunds will not be granted for cancellations after the posted cancellation deadline.
  • Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the event will be billed the full registration amount for the conference.
  • Colleges will still be billed for registrants that did not attend or open tickets purchased for unidentified registrants, and/or cancellations made after the deadline.
  • By registering, you are agreeing to submit payment and acknowledging this policy.
  • Unpaid balances must be paid prior to event registration.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

  • All attendee registrants must match the ticket.  If you would like to transfer your registration, cancel the first one, then register the second attendee online.  If a payment transfer needs to be made because a payment was made by check, you must contact the Umoja Office immediately with a written notification at



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