Some 450 students and educators from area colleges and universities are invited to UFUTURE to interact with congressional members, White House officials, state and local elected officials and business leaders. Participating institutions so far include Central Piedmont Community College, Johnson and Wales University, Winthrop University, Wingate University, Davidson College and UNC-Charlotte.

Hosting the interactive forum will be Alfre Woodard and Hill Harper with special guests Rep. Bennie Thompson, Rep. James E. Clyburn, Rep. Melvin Watt, Dr. Ronald L. Carter and Jurnee Smollett.