It’s almost that time! The 2020 REVOLT Summit x AT&T is going down on Friday, Oct. 23 to Sunday, Oct. 25 and it will be the perfect place for all aspiring young Black and brown entrepreneurs, bosses and moguls to catch dropped gems from some of today’s biggest music and entertainment heavy-hitters. Hosted by recording artists Saweetie and Danileigh, you definitely won’t want to miss out on the big weekend.
Unlike the inaugural networking event that took place last year, 2019, this year’s is going to be 100 percent virtual and live-streamed from REVOLT’s YouTube, Facebook, Twitch and the official REVOLT Summit app due to the pandemic. That’s right. The Rona can’t — and won’t — stop our mission to gift the youth with the knowledge they need to grow into tomorrow’s leaders and decision-makers.
Aside from the exciting panels and workshops REVOLT Summit x AT&T will feature, our “Level Up Job Fair” aims to assist the youth with entering the industry. Some companies that interested job applicants can submit their resumes to this year include the Emma Bowen Foundation, WarnerMedia, McDonald’s, REVOLT Media & TV, AT&T, Combs Enterprises, and Faze Clan. Resumes can be submitted here.
If you’re as excited as we are about this upcoming REVOLT Summit x AT&T weekend, we know that you’re probably wondering exactly what it will have in store. Our “Summit Saturdays” only gave you glimpses into some of the topics that will be discussed, but we know you want to learn more. So, we’ve taken the liberty of mapping out a schedule for the top moments that each of the three days will consist of. Check them out below and we’ll see you there!
Friday, Oct. 23
The Verzuz Effect (6:00 p.m. ET)
Learn how an authentic viral moment transformed into a cultural phenomenon. Panelists include Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, Fadia Kader, Larry Jackson, and Ingrid Best. This will be moderated by Heather Lowery.
Navigating 2020 (6:35 p.m. ET)
Jemele Hill sits down with NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, rapper Super Duper Kyle, and social media influencer Justin Laboy to discuss how they are adapting in these rapidly changing times.
Using Creativity to Shatter Tradition (7:15 p.m. ET)
In this masterclass, Busta Rhymes and T.I. discuss exploring creativity as a tool to shift paradigms, and give insight into how they’ve mastered career longevity and the art of staying relevant.
Be Heard Finale (8:00 p.m. ET)
Ne-Yo hosts the Be Heard music competition finale where the final six contestants battle it out to see who wins the $10,000 prize, a single deal with Dallas Austin’s label, Rowdy Records, and the chance to have their music video featured on REVOLT’s “Untapped” show.
Making A Millionaire (On Demand)
Dre London and Tyga discuss what success looks like and the strategies they’ve followed to not only keep Tyga a household name, but keep his pockets full.
Behind The Project: The Making of Money Maker (On Demand)
Saturday, Oct. 24
BLK Creative Braintrust (7:00 p.m. ET)
A conversation with multi-hyphenate Black creatives who are creating new pathways and disrupting the old guard creative across mediums. Panelists include Hebru Brentley, Kwasi Fordjour, and Gunner Stahl. This discussion will be moderated by Knowledge Bennett.
Hip Hop As A Platform To Design The Future (7:40 p.m. ET)
The tech scene is booming and hip hop will not be left out. Baron Davis leads a conversation with a diverse panel to discuss the growing convergence of music and technology, and how the genre is redefining how the world works. Panelists include T-Pain, The Game, Jewel Burks Solomon and Iddris Sadue.
Sky’s The Limit (8:20 p.m. ET)
DaBaby sits down with his manager Arnold Taylor to break down his rise to success, evolution, and what’s next for his career.
HBCU Performance (9:25 p.m. ET)
A performance paying homage to historically Black colleges and universities featuring 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, LightSkinKeisha, and more.
Strength In Numbers (On Demand)
The legend who is Master P and marketing genius Steve Stoute sit down for a one-on-one to talk the importance of economic empowerment, circulating the Black dollar and transitioning from consumers to owners.
The Cost Of High Fashion (On Demand)
Being a Black designer at couture labels is no small feat, but even harder is creating your own brand that can stand its own and be respected in the mainstream. Jason Bolden sits down with the trailblazing Dapper Dan and Black fashion’s future leader Laquan Smith to discuss the complexities and “cost” of high fashion.
Sunday, Oct. 25
Reform (7:00 p.m. ET)
A town hall discussion that explores tangible solutions for transforming the criminal justice system. Moderated by Van Lathan, panelists include Corey Jacobs, Brittnay Barnett, Dascha Polanco, and Trae The Truth.
Vote Or Die (7:45 p.m. ET)
A town hall discussion examining the importance of being politically active and what’s at stake in the 2020 presidential election. Moderated by Van Lathan, panelists include Killer Mike, Deray Mckesson and more.
Social Justice: The Intersection of Music and Sports (8:35 p.m. ET)
As the fight for freedom and equality intensifies, a panel of prominent athletes discuss the role sports plays in being a platform to combat social injustice. Moderated by Cari Champion, panelists include Jeezy, Malcom Jenkins, and Donovan Mitchell.
Political Prep: 101 (On Demand)
Most studies show that the youth are disengaged in this election. But, most of the time, the necessary information they need is not tailored to reach them. Political expert Tezlyn Figaro shares fundamental tips, tools and insight with Guapdad 4000 and Reason to help them vote confidently in the upcoming election.
Mind Games (On Demand)
Dr. Jess sits down for an intimate discussion with G Herbo and Mario to dispel the stigma of mental health in hip hop.