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The Executive Leadership Council is an independent non-profit founded in 1986 that opens channels of opportunity for the development of Black executives to positively impact business and our communities.


Frequently Asked Questions

Gala tables are currently sold out, and the waiting list is closed due to high demand. If the waiting list reopens, tables will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Note that submitting a waitlist request does not guarantee access.

You can select your pre-paid Gala table(s) starting on February 15. Access to the selection platform will be granted to companies that have submitted full payment. If you make your payment after February 15, you will receive access within five (5) business days after we verify your payment submission.

Individual tickets are sold out and no longer available.

We’ve adopted a paperless ticket system. Companies will invite their table guests to register via the Gala Table Portal.

Once guests register, guests will receive an email with an electronic ticket and QR code.

Allow sufficient time for entry on the day of the event. All guests must show their electronic QR code for admission.

No, ensure your guests are properly registered on our Gala platform, including full name, email, and guest profile.

Guests attending ELC’s Recognition Gala are seated at tables of 10 guests per table; additional seats cannot be added.

Black-tie attire is required for ELC’s Recognition Gala.

No, each program requires a separate registration for attendees participating throughout the week.

Private event space is subject to availability and requires a contract with the host hotel by August 1.

Availability is limited; contact elcgalaweek@thegrantaccess.com to request private event space for your company.

  • Pre-Gala Networking Reception: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Recognition Gala: 6:00 – 9:15 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Gala Networking Lounge*: 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Post-Gala Networking Reception: 9:30 p.m. – Midnight *Gala Networking Lounge requires a separate ticket purchase and does not include access to Recognition Gala

Yes, a limited number of individual tickets will be available for purchase to the Post-Gala Networking Reception at a cost of $500/ticket. Proof of purchase is required for entry and access to the Post-Gala Networking Reception. Tickets will be available closer to the event date.

The Gala Networking Lounge tickets are separate and do not grant access to the Recognition Gala dinner. Gala Networking Lounge guests will have access to ELC’s Post-Gala Networking Reception, affectionally known as the “afterparty”. This elevated reception featuring tantalizing heavy hors d’oeuvres, premium spirits, captivating music, and a sneak peek into the electrifying atmosphere of the Recognition Gala. For ticket purchases or more details, reach out to us at elcgala@elcinfo.com.

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