TEC Leimert is leading the way for technology and entertainment convergence in South Los Angeles bringing together industry experts, thought leaders and influencers from across a spectrum of top Fortune 500 companies. The conference focuses on the exchanging of ideas around tech and highlighting new pathways to monetize in an environment of constant change brought on by technological innovation. If you are an entrepreneur, urban professional, student, creative, tech enthusiast or simply interested in navigating the digital economy this is where YOU want to be!
You will have the opportunity to be front and center for a number of engaging topics addressed by experts in their respective fields. Black Hollywood brings industry experts like CAA and Paramount Pictures to discuss a new wave of content in Film & TV. In E-Sports, hear how this burgeoning industry is more than just a game and how companies like Riot Games and influencers/teams like FaZe Clan are leading the way.
Come hear influencers from Apple Music, Roc Nation, and Universal share how artist can monetize in the digital era inThe Business of Music. Learn about a new and expanding economy in our Hacking CannaBiz panel and the innovation driving it. And sit with technologist from Amazon and 360 Data on our Black Genius panel, to discuss the future of tech and what it means to our communities.
This year, the main stage sees a special Fireside Chat, hosted by Kibi Anderson, President of Red Table Talk who will chat with Oscar Award Winning Director of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse's Peter Ramsey!!
Admission Fee: $25 - $75
Location: Leimert Park Village, registration table located in Community Build Gardens
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Registration and Networking, where you will be joined by like-minded individuals who want to connect.
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm - THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC - DEFINING POP CULTURE in Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center
Speakers: Chace Infinite (AWGE), Chris Loos (Apple Music), Summer Watson (HEIR), Trakmatik (Roc Nation), Moderator: Chris Ayears (Universal Music)
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm - BLACK GENIUS: FUTURE OF TECH in California Jazz and Blues Museum
Speakers: Maceo Paisley (Citizens of Culture), Marie Smith(Data 360), Royce Rollins (Software Engineer), Shyam Kumar (Amazon), Moderator: Zaneta Smith (Kolor Society)
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm - ESPORTS: GET PAID OR PLAYED in Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center
Speakers: Imari Oliver (Bond & Play), Erik Anderson (FaZe Clan), Christian Bishop (ESP Gaming), Joshua Parker (Riot Games), Moderator: Eric Elder (OW! Entertainment)
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm - HACKING CANNABIZ in California Jazz and Blues Museum
Speakers: Jamal Weathers (Kush Boys), Dr. Stuart Silverman (UCLA), DeJanae Evins (GGG), Moderator: Sherri Franklin (Think & Grow Labs)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - BLACK HOLLYWOOD on Degnan Main Stage
Speakers: Khleo Thomas (Actor), Syrinthia Studer (Paramount Pictures), Talitha Watkins (CAA), Montrel McKay (Issa Rae Productions), Moderator: Shawn Smith (Warner Bros)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Just Added FIRESIDE CHAT w/ Oscar Award Winning Director of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse's Peter Ramsey and hosted by Red Table Talks Kibi Anderson