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 Youth Summit” We celebrate our youth! The "I Can Do It" Back To School Youth Summit is the culmination of our 6-week after- Weekend 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.
7pm - 11pm Community Stage Open / Artist Showcasing
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
7:30am - 9am Vendor Load In
9am All Vendors Open
9am On Site Registration (registration booth)
9am FIFTH THIRD BANK presents Empower U a financial Empowerment program that is easy to understand, with highly impactful information workshop for all economic, 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.
10am - Financial Education
10am - Health & Wellness Pavilion Open
10am – 1pm Youth Summit The "I Can Do It" Back To School Youth Summit is the culmination of our closing summer programs that empower youth with tools to enhance their ability to identify (gangs, cliques and crews) and domestic violence. Facilitated by Gang Breaker Organization and PADV (Partnerships Against Teen Domestic Violence) and other agencies that specialize in youth development. Participants of the program will also receive a Back to School Back with complimentary back to school themed gifts, dental kits and health and wellness items.
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 Facilitate by Kathy Hood CEO Women’s University
10am - 11am Mental Health Community & Leadership. Passion for Families Leading the Way through Community Wellness Workshop. Hosted by Premiere Transitional Services CEO Sonji Willingham. Panelist: Lisa Flagg CEO Fulton Dekalb Hospital Authority, Landers Thomas CEO Boys & Girls Clubs North Central Georgia, Melinda Pruitt Devision Manager Fulton County Children & Youth Services, Dr. Nicholas DeFlumeri
10:30pm – 12pm 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. This conversation will explore ways that female executives can help women in the marketplace to achieve workplace equity Hosted By Lorra Brown LBE Consultants
Panelist: Rose Rock (Mother of Chris Rock), Laura Brown LBE Consultants, Mary Elllis, Deborah Bazemore, Katerina Taylor
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 , Bishop Daryl Anderson, Steve Bailey , 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 - In this panel discussion guests, panelists and participants will explore proven strategies, tips and techniques to demystify the processes necessary to attain financial inclusion, Interview with local business owners who think outside the box and tap into available services, excess or aging inventory and under utilized assets earning Spending power in a global barter marketplace. Hosted by Leaders of Financial Institutions Hosted by Laurie Soussa
10am - Noon Community Stage Opens until 5 pm until tbd
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 Entertainment Bridgewater Music & Jacquie Green
1pm Miming with A Purpose Atlanta Ballroom 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
Ceasar C Mitchell
Special Salute to Retired NBA
8pm - 9pm Closing Remarks
FOLLOWED BY Closing Concerts with music honorees & Special Guest
Vendor Load Out 11pm 3pm - 9pm Check In and Onsite Registration (registration booth)