As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Sean “Diddy” Combs’ annual REVOLT Summit x AT&T is going virtual this year. Panel conversations, town hall discussions, workshops, performances, and more will be held over three days from October 23-25 on the REVOLT Summit app and at revoltsummit.com.
“Although this moment has caused a lot of uncertainty, it has also presented an opportunity for the next generation of young leaders to make notable shifts, develop smarter ideas and be proactive in designing the future,” said Detavio Samuels, COO REVOLT Media & TV. “With this year’s Summit being both free and virtual, we are inviting a global audience to engage in conversations that truly drive culture forward with some of the most respected names in Hip Hop.”
Featured panels and workshops include:
- NAVIGATING 2020: How artists and executives are adjusting to rapidly changing times
- Moderated by Jemele Hill and featuring Justin Laboy, Super Duper Kyle, and Bubba Wallace
- VOTE OR DIE: A town hall discussion examining the importance of being politically active and what’s on the line for the 2020 election
- Featuring Killer Mike, Van Lathan, DeRay Mckesson, Jeff Johnson, and Joe Collins III
- STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: The importance of economic empowerment, circulating Black dollars, and shifting from consumers to owners
- Featuring Master P and Steve Stoute
- MAKING A MILLIONAIRE: The teams behind today’s top artist share the mechanics of turning successful acts into global enterprises in the era of new media
- Featuring Tyga and Dre London
- REFORM: A town hall discussion that explores tangible solutions for transforming the criminal justice system
- Featuring Brittney Barnett, Corey Jacobs, Dascha Polanco, and Trae the Truth
“It was important for me to be a part of this conversation because brothers need to do more conversing with one another, in front of and behind the camera. This was an opportunity to display how Black men, who don’t all share the same philosophy or political ideology, can engage with one another for the betterment of our community,” stated activist/businessman/emcee Michael “Killer Mike” Render.
In addition, the 2020 REVOLT Summit x AT&T will feature the “Be Heard Grand Finale” hosted by Ne-Yo as well as the “Level Up Job Fair” with representatives from organizations such as WarnerMedia, McDonald’s, REVOLT Media & TV, AT&T, Combs Enterprises, and Faze Clan. “An ode to HBCU Homecomings” live concert, filmed at Atlanta’s Morris Brown College, will include performances by 2 Chainz, City Girls, Rick Ross, and more.
“Powering people-to-people connections is at the heart of what we do at AT&T. We are honored that the REVOLT Summit x AT&T has played a role in connecting up-and-coming Black leaders and talent to each other, industry experts and the world,” said Angela Burgin, AT&T’s Director, Marketing Management & Special Events. “At AT&T, we are proud to stand for equality and to put our resources towards supporting Black media, creatives, and professionals.”