REVOLT Summit x AT&T Announce 2020 Programming Designed To Empower And Inspire Next Generation Of Black Leaders
Flagship REVOLT Summit x AT&T on October 23-25 to include the Be Heard music competition, notable talent hosts, masterclasses, interactive workshops, the return of AT&T Office Hours, attendee spotlights and closing performances Teyana "Spike Tey" Taylor & the Aunties to co-produce ROAD TO SUMMIT - THE WORLD IS YOURS Digital Content Series, launching September 19 Registration opens TODAY on the REVOLT Summit app and REVOLTSummit.com.
This years summit is going entirely virtual and free of cost for a 3-day summit from October 23-25. Leading up to the flagship event, starting September 19, REVOLT and AT&T will premiere a digital content series ROAD TO SUMMIT - THE WORLD IS YOURS, co-produced by Teyana "Spike Tey" Taylor & the Aunties.
In response to the pandemic, the virtual event and content series will continue the REVOLT Summit x AT&T tradition of creating viral, cultural moments with the young, Black, and vocal audience at the center of history-making events, instilling the idea that "the world is yours."
The ROAD TO SUMMIT - THE WORLD IS YOURS is an original series that highlights emerging artists, entrepreneurs and creators sharing the trials and triumphs of chasing success. Offerings will include five (5) digital episodes on important narratives surrounding Hip Hop and the current cultural climate. ROAD TO SUMMIT episodes will be available to stream at no cost on the REVOLT Summit app and will be released weekly, leading to the 3-day summit in October. This accompanies the return of one-on-one mentoring with AT&T's Office Hours sessions and all new Executive Chats, virtual group conversations with leading industry executives, including Ghazi Shami, CEO and Founder of EMPIRE.
"The goal of the REVOLT SUMMIT is to empower and inspire the next generation of leaders," said REVOLT Chairman Sean Combs. "Last year, we had huge success in Atlanta and Los Angeles, and this year we are opening up the REVOLT SUMMIT to the world. This is a pivotal moment in history and we are bringing together the best minds in entertainment, political activism and business to share their experiences, educate and motivate our community."
"As we face a critical moment in our history, it's more important than ever that we create an experience anchored in empowering the next generation of cultural leaders and elevating the Black community globally," said Detavio Samuels, REVOLT Media & TV COO.
"AT&T is thrilled to be back with REVOLT this year for the first-ever virtual Summit. We recognize the value of Black-owned businesses and continue to put resources towards initiatives that focus on fostering economic growth and innovations within the communities we serve," said Corey Anthony, Chief Diversity Officer, AT&T. "Now more than ever before, it's imperative for communities of color to bring our voices together and lead our future generations to success."
Empowering and Energetic Programming Designed to bring the uplifting spirit and energy of past REVOLT Summits to life in a virtual format, each Summit day, along with in-app content, will provide valuable engagement and connectivity for attendees through the following:
Notable Hosts, Culture Curators, Masterclasses and Interactive Workshops: Culturally relevant and renowned talent will introduce upcoming segments, participate in one-on-one conversations, and provide hands-on group demos with a focus on sharing tactics & tips.
AT&T Office Hours: Launching today, the Summit will provide direct access to some of the most successful and inspiring leaders of our time with AT&T Office Hours. This offering is back by popular demand and will offer 10-minute one-on-one mentoring sessions that Summit attendees can sign up for at no cost with top leaders of today. Interested attendees can register via the REVOLT Summit app.
Be Heard: Virtual music competition hosted by a panel of notable celebrity and industry judges, to be announced. Coming soon, interested participants can submit a 3-minute audition video. Selected finalists will compete in front of a virtual panel of judges and live virtual audience during the October summit.