The seminars that are available at the Hampton University Ministers' Conference varies from year to year, as the conference hosts new speakers each year. For the most up-to-date information about what seminars are available for this year, participants should visit the Hampton University Ministers' Conference & Choir Directors' & Organists' Guild Workshop webpage.
This site holds the information about registration, as well as brochures and outlines for planning a visit to the annual conference. The idea for the conference now is to talk about the role of the black church, as well as what can be done to offer spiritual guidance to the people of America through the church.
The conference has been going on since 1914 and is tasked with bringing together black clergy throughout the United States. It was originally started by the Negro Organizational Society, the Cooperative Education Board, the Southern Education Board and the Conference for Education Board in the South. The conference quickly grew and had a whopping 800 ministers there by 1928 who had come from 23 states. It was in 1934 that the choir directors and organists began attending the conference as well. In 2007, Senator Barack Obama came to the conference and gave a speech before becoming president.