Subject to Change

Friday August 5, 2016

Vendor Load In Friday 5:00pm to 7:00pm

3pm - 9pm Check In and Onsite Registration (registration booth)

Health & Wellness Expo

Senior Activities Open Friday August 5th 11am - 3pm

8pm - 10:30pm Back To School Teen Dance
You Can Do It Put Your Heart Into It Back To School Weekend Youth Summit

We celebrate our youth! The "I Can Do It" Back To School Youth Summit is the culmination of our 6-week after-school and summertime programming that equips youth with transferable life and occupational skills via the performing arts. Attendance is free and all festival participants are encouraged to participate in this wonderful celebration from 1 to 3pm with face painting, dancing and entertainment presented by top agencies that specialize in youth mentoring programs. Youth program participants will also receive "Swag Bags", with complimentary back to school themed gifts when they are registered attend.

Registration allows all participants access to all unpaid festival activities.

Community Stage Open / Artist Showcasing
7pm - 11pm

10pm – 1pm “ Grown & Sexy Kick Off Concert / Live Entertainment & Special Guest appearances (Georgia Ballroom) This is a good time gathering kick off Party featuring some Atlanta's top DJ's , Comedians & Live Entertainment. Dance Dance Dance laugh and meet lots of good people make new friends and it's only for grown folks who want to have a little fun. Business owners, Entrepreneurs, Ladies let your hair down and guys can just chill and relax in a grand atmosphere There will be complimentary food & cocktail while they last

Saturday Events August 6, 2016

Vendor Load In 7:30am - 9am

9am All Vendors Open

9am OnSite Registration (registration booth)

10am Health & Wellness Pavilion Open

9am FIFTH THIRD BANK presents Empower U a financial Empowerment program easy to understand, with highly impactful information for all economical, social and education levels custom built to help you to become more financially fit. Look to walk away with a Personal Empowerment Plan to help them reach your own financial goal. Keep checking back more details to come.

9am - 10am - Financial Education

10am – 11:30am The Workplace to the Marketplace
Strategies for excelling in the workplace or the marketplace for female executives and entrepreneurs. Receive the right tips from the right people. Hosted by Top Female Executives and Entrepreneurs

10am - 11am Mental Health Community & Leadership. Passion for Families Leading the Way through Community Wellness Hosted by Premiere Transitional Services CEO Sonji Willingham

10:30 – 12:00 The Glass Ceiling Part 2 The Process The Journey, The Solution As of December 2015, only 4.2% (21) of S&P500 CEOs are Female. How can this be when women are 50.8% of the population and 58.6% of the entire workforce? The solution must lie with WOMEN! This conversation will explore ways that female executives can help to even the playing field for women in the marketplace to achieve workplace equity across the board. Hosted By

11am Be Well Be Fit when Professional Fitness Coach’s and trainers teaching you exercise moves to keep your going strong and steady on your feet. Health & Wellness Pavilion.

11am – 12:30pm "Be The Captain of Your Success: Failure is Not an Option, Just A Change of Course Part 2 – A Discussion to Empower Men" With a panel that includes retired NBA legends the likes of Reginald Johnson Legendary 76ers , NBA Hall of Fame AllStar Dale Ellis Dallas Mavericks, Seattle Supersonics) , Lavon Mercer of the SanAntonio Spurs Moderated by Tarsheen Peters Veteran of Foreign Wars, Minister & Ceo of Gangbreakers Inc. ( Saving Lives Saving Souls ) and others, this "no excuses, only results" panel will challenge men to continue to move the needle in their homes and communities through cooperative leadership, building on what works, and turning threats into opportunities

11:30am A Conversation About Finances: Inclusion. Access. Dignity - Information Did you know that Money has a job? It's true! Money is your obedient servant and is simply waiting for you to tell it what to do! In this panel discussion guests, panelists and participants will explore proven strategies, tips and techniques to demystify the processes necessary to attain financial inclusion, access to capital and financial dignity through improved personal credit scores, creative and easily accessible savings and investment vehicles and a basic understanding of HOW MONEY WORKS! Hosted by Leaders of Financial Institutions

10am - Noon Community Stage Opens until 5 pm until tbd

Empowerment Luncheon Awards Concert ( Exclusive)
1pm – 3pm Mid Day “Don’t Quit Heal The World” Empowerment Luncheon Guest Keynote Speaker Darnisha Harrison CEO Ennaid Pharmaceuticals This is a moving heartfelt afternoon when Darnisha Harrison delivers a message of hope inspiration and strength while sharing a testimony “Don’t Quit” to those in attendance all designed to touch your heart and move your soul Also expected is Derreck Kayaongo the Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Civil and Human Rights and founder of the Global Soap Project, a program which takes partially used soap from hotels, recycles them into new bars of soap, and redistributes the new bars to vulnerable populations around the world. To welcome your attendance at this lovely occasion Doors open at 12:30pm

1pm Miming with A Purpose Atlanta Ballroom This is a two day weekend workshops for dancers and those who want to move and minister facilitated by Atlanta own Minister Andre Strickland. Your workshops will include dialogue and engagement from some of the top Gospel Mime Directors and Ministers in Ministry. Attendees will learn movement , white face , costume and drama interpreting technique 1pm When Singers Meet Choir Festival Atlanta Ballroom
•What it is: •This is a workshops and social gathering for singers and those who like to sing. Get involved by Atlanta Music Ministers and Choir Directors. Your workshops will include dialogue and engagement from some of the top Gospel Music Directors and Choral Ministers in Ministry. Attendees will learn recipes for singing while receiving choral techniques, discussions for Ensemble Setting through Problem Solving. Choir Etiquette: The Do's and don’ts of Choral Participation, Do we move or do we not ? What you’ll eat: a complimentary food served to all attendees Meet top directors, producer, songwriters, musicians who can get you to the next level of your career.

2pm - 3:30pm Producers, Leader, Artist or Entertainers where do I fit in? The Business of Music (A music Industry workshop designed to guide you through the ins and outs of the business of entertainment. Things you need to know Designed for inspiring singers , rappers entertainers writers , producers and more. Facilitated by a panel of seasoned experts)

5pm Red Carpet Experience

5:30pm Door Open for A Night of Excellence Black Tie Dinner & Awards Gala

6pm - 6:45pm Dinner is served Preshow Entertainment

7pm - 8pm Awards / Honors / Recognition

8pm - 9pm Closing Remarks

FOLLOWED BY Closing Concerts with music honorees & Special Guest

Vendor Load Out 11pm