For The Culture: How Creatives of Color Are Leading the Renaissance of Black Media

August 02, 2018 - 3:15 PM - 4:10 PM
The N.U.L. Experience & Expo // Main Stage // Hall C


TechConnect is a 2-day summit that explores the intersection between technology, culture and entertainment.  A premier destination for innovators of color, TechConnect features:

  •  The Podcast Village, an interactive space elevating important voices for change.
  •  The Live, Love, Learn, Lifestyle Lounge, a robust space to engage with fashion + beauty brands.
  •  The Google Pop-Up Lab! An immersive experience that brings Black history to life. 

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TechConnect Demo Day is a confluence of tech + social change for innovators to pitch viable solutions to pressing issues facing communities of color.

Pitch your social innovation startup and win $10,000 in cash and prizes!  Space is limited. 

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With the surge of unapologetically black film and television projects starring, produced and/or directed by African-Americans, black media appears to be in the midst of a renaissance.  Our panel will discuss whether this resurgence is a paradigm shift or merely a heightened moment of black culture and the best way get exposure for your project.

DeShuna Spencer,
Bobby Ashley, Director/Creator, The Ave
Thembisa Mshaka, BET, Writer, Filmmaker
Lisa Cortes, Cortes Films

Moderator: Donna Dabbs, Greater Cleveland Film Festival