The Center for Leadership, Equity and Research will present the sixth annual Leadership Mentoring Summit from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Fresno State. With the theme “Leadership Mentoring,” the event will feature education, business and community leaders focusing on developing the next generation of leaders through mentoring with information on how to inspire, mentor and network. Dr. Pedro Antonio Noguera, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University, will deliver the keynote talk. He is a sociologist whose scholarship and research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts. Proposals for the breakout sessions during the summit are currently being accepted and presentations must focus on the “Leadership Mentoring” theme from a best practices and strength-based perspective. Presentations must be 60 minutes per session and must also address how the theme is taking place in the education, business or community sectors. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25. Early bird registration is $125 per person through Sept.1 and $150 after that. INFO: Dr. Ken Magdaleno, executive director, at 559.346.8728 or