Future of the Creative Economy

 
 

Where we are headed...

Whether it’s launching your own digital series, creating apps that change how the world interacts, or cultivating the human resources to help sustain an entertainment empire - this is all part of the Creative Economy. It’s time we redefine who gains access to sustainable careers within this groundswell of opportunity. Join us for an engaging discussion with leaders in entertainment, social impact, digital media and tech on the role of diversity and inclusion in shaping the future of the creative economy.

Speakers:

James Bland, Giants , Jeffrey Wallace, LeadersUp, Chika Chukudebelu, NBC Universal, Besidone Amoruwa Instagram

Moderator:

Ashley Whitaker, Harpo Films

Location:

Vision Theatre

 

 
 

Digital Disruption in Film & TV

 
 

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Program…

Hollywood has been hacked. Disruption of film and television by new digital platforms has turned Hollywood’s traditional business model on its head. Engage in a spirited discussion around the changing landscape in entertainment due to new innovative ways to make content, distribution shifts due to content availability on devices like Roku and Apple TV, and newly formed viewing habits by consumers due to digital disruption.

Speakers:

Rebecca Agbe-Davies, Crackle, Bryan Smiley, Sony Pictures, Mel Jones, Homegrown Pictures, Corey Griffin, Rotten Tomatoes, Zennen Clifton, Industry Insider, No Label Productions

Moderator:

Adia Matthews, Disney

Location:

Vision Theatre

 
 

Fashion Tech

 
 

Is black Mirror Just a fictional Show?

Hear from today’s innovators about the trends you’ll be sporting tomorrow. From web connected glasses to smart fabric designs, fashion is becoming much more than just what we put on.

Speakers:

Iddris Sandu, Digital Architect, Corey Mack, LaForge Optical, Janett Liriano CEO, Loomia

Moderator:

Ugo Mozie, Creative Executive

Location:

California Jazz and Blues Museum

 
 

Glydezone

 

 
 

It all started when…

LA's funk maven DāM-FunK invites you to enter the Glydezone, a mythical space for boogie, soul, cosmic constructions and beyond. Every third Friday, of the month on Red  Bull Radio, the man otherwise known as Damon Riddick thumbs through his deep crates to present the past, present, and future of the funkmosphere, alongside exclusive track debuts, guest mixes and in-depth conversations with true music icons from a multiplicity of areas. As a part of TEC Leimert, Dam-Funk will record a special Saturday Edition of Glydezone that celebrates the sounds of Los Angeles, with a special array of Musical influencers. Expect plenty of chat and some of the dopest records ever.

Guests:

Casey Veggies,  J.Lbs, Trakmatik, Garren

Location:

Hot & Cool Cafe

Host:

DāM-FunK

 
 

Digital Branding

 
 

Can anyone hear what your brand is saying?

 Can anyone hear what your brand is saying? Success in the future is rapidly being determined by how well a business can reach and engage the consumer in the digital marketplace. Learn how to communicate with your target market by taking advantage of digital platforms from successful entrepreneurs who can show you how to boost your company visibility and improve your reputation.

Speakers:

Rachel D. Wilson- Lady Rebranded, James Andrews - Authentic Ventures, Grace Segundo -Roc Nation, Nai Howze, Freelance Photographer

Moderator:

Nekeda Newell-Hall

Location:

Vision Theatre

 
 

Monetizing Music

 
 

How do I turn my music into profit?

The technological revolution has provided more avenues than ever before to get compensated for your original music. Explore music within the digital age with insiders at the forefront of the industry, and discover how to leverage digital distribution to increase your bottom line.

Speakers:

Mark Cheatham, CAA, Barry Benson, Stratus Digital Music Marketing, Chayce Cheatham, Live Nation, Tyra Elder, Extreme Music, Matthew Moses, Shalimar Media Group

Moderator:

Chris Ayears, Universal Music Group

Location:

Hot & Cool

 
 

Crypto Currency

 
 

WhatCoin?                                                                                   

Is the new Crypto Currency madness a good investment? Companies like BitCoin, Ethereum, and LiteCoin are taking the financial world by storm.  

This panel will discuss the pros and cons of Crypto Currency in the Digital Age and its implications for our urban communities.

Speakers:

PJ Braham, Blockhain Advisor, Shaun Newsome, ICO Watchdog, Airron Roy, Media Revenue Stream

Moderator:

TBA

Location:

Fernando Pullum

 
 

Breaking into Gaming

 
 

I'm a gamer, now how can i get paid?

Have a desire to get behind the scenes of those video games you love to play? Come hear from industry insiders as they uncover avenues that can lead you to the job you want in this $100 billion a year industry.

Panelists:

Larry Charles, Pound Sand Studios, Veronica Flint, Conversive Travis Williams, Lightstorm Entertainment Archie Prakash, Professor USC/UCLA, Kevin Brown, Microsoft 

Moderator:

Eric Elder, OW! Entertainment

Location:

Regency West

 
 

Full STEAM Ahead

 
 

Science Tech Engineering Art Mathematics…

The future waits for no one, and the foundation for success in the future needs to be built in the classrooms of today. Participate in a timely discussion among those leading the way with narrowing the STEAM skills gap for communities of color.  Hear how current and emerging technologies are affecting the K-12 classroom, the latest in STEAM curriculum, and the steps being taken to remove barriers and provide access to all.

Panelists:

Dr. KiMi Wilson, TedxCrenshaw, Angeles Echols-Brown Educating Young Minds, Darin Gray, USC Viterbi School of Engineering's STEM EOP , Travis Dumas, UCLA Ph.D Student

Moderator:

Tyree Boyd-Pates, CAAM

Location:

Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

 
 

Afrofuturism

 
 

Looking ahead…

“Black Panther” is a defining historical moment because it is challenging us to reconsider the future of Africa and our relationship to both- the future and Africa. Join Reynaldo Anderson and Lonny Brooks they discuss the state of AfroFuturism and how it is reinventing pathways to learning, teaching, inventing, and communicating in the future. 

Moderators:

Renaldo Anderson Ph D, AfroFuturist, Lonny Brooks Ph.D- Associate Professor CSUEB

Location:

California Jazz and Blues Museum

 
 

Future of Mixed Reality

 
 

Closing Panel

Augmented and virtual reality creates immersive experiences that exemplify technology and entertainment convergence at its peak. Hear from innovators and entrepreneurs how this new technology is evolving, why it’s important, and how it will shape the way we tell stories in the future.

Speakers:

 Alexis Macklin - Greenlight Insights, Clifton Dawson Greenlight Insights, Kimberlee Archer- Samsung, Alton Glass - Glassrock Media, Ben Caldwell - KAOS Network

Moderator:

Charles Babb- Fairchild Consortium

Location:

Regency West