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Our Mission/Our Purpose


The Mission of BESLA is to advance the excellence of professionals in the entertainment, sports and related industries.


BESLA empowers by providing access to key industry influencers and innovators through premiere programming and opportunities.

2019 Event Calendar

Westin Playa Bonita, Panama

November 6-10, 2019

The Westin Playa Bonita Hotel

Panama City, Panama 

Fordham University School of Law

New York, NY

April 15, 2019

GSU College of Law

Atlanta, GA

May 29, 2019

h Club Rooftop

Los Angeles, CA

June 19, 2019


Fairlie Venue

Chicago, IL

July 25, 2019


Garde East

Vineyard Haven, MA

August 12, 2019

Comcast Xfinity Store

Washington, DC

September 11, 2019

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Friday, May 1, 2020

In the News & Updates

Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard honored with the 2018 Corporate Counsel of the Year Award by the Muslim Bar Association of New York

August 17, 2018

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BESLA 35th Anniversary
Annual​ Conference Highlights

We Appreciate Our Sponsors

Thank you for supporting BESLA’s programming and student scholarship efforts!