Creating Opportunity Conference 2016

October 20th 2016 Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Georgia

Converting Opportunity to Wealth

Where The Business World Meets

This year’s theme for the 17th Annual Creating Opportunity Conference is “Converting Opportunity to Wealth In Our Community”. The conference will focus on Technology, Digital Entertainment, Transportation Infrastructure, Energy, and the Keep Alive Gala! We will be honoring and recognizing Powerful Women in Leadership Positions.

Speakers

Paul F. Morris

FASLA, President & CEO at Atlanta Beltline, Inc.

Gwen Marshall

Chair, Westside Atlanta Land Trust Program

Dan Immergluck

Professor, Georgia State Institute of Urban Studies

Attorney Sherman E. Golden

Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP

Cardell Davis

VP Municipal and Governmental Affairs, EDS America

CURLEY DOSSMAN

PRESIDENT, GEORGIA PACIFIC

Frantz Tiffeau

Director of Supplier Diversity, Nationwide

TERRY DEAS

DIRECTOR DIVERSITY OUTREACH, CRACKER BARREL

GERMAINE REESE

MANAGER SUPPLIER DIVERSITY, HOME DEPOT

DR. JOHN TERRY, PHD

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER, ESPRE TECH

Mike Ray

Mike Ray

Director, Writer

Frank Patterson

Frank Patterson

President, Pinewood Studios

Djuan Coleon

CEO, Project Urban Renewal Energy

KAVEN SWAN

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, HOK

Event Schedules

Thursday , 20 October 2016

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1CONFERENCE REGISTRATION8:00 AM - 5:00 PMCLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY SCIENCE CENTER
2MANDATE FOR AN INCLUSIVE TECH ECOSYSTEM “ MYTH OR REALITY, WHERE IS THE MONEY”Private: Dr. Baratunde Cola, Ph.D. , Dar’shun Kendrick , Tyler Scriven , Amber Morse , Dr. Fallon Wilson, Moderator 9:00 AM - 10:30 AMCLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY SCIENCE CENTER
3FILM, TV, AND DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT- “OPPORTUNITIES FOR INCLUSION”Mike Ray , Frank Patterson , Shaun Mathis , Andre Lamont , Shay Bennett , Charles West , Jovita Moore, Moderator 10:30 AM - 12:15 AMCLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY SCIENCE CENTER
4LUNCHEON PANEL DISCUSSION ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS “HOW THE NEXT WAVE WILL AFFECT YOU”DR. JOHN TERRY, PHD , Winston Johnson , Al White , Mr. Anthony M. Cooper 12:30 PM - 1:45 PMCLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY SCIENCE CENTER
5PUSHTECH 2020 THINK TANK PITCH COMPETITIONMaurice Coleman , Neisha Butler 2:00 PM - 4:30 PMCLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY SCIENCE CENTER
6Opening Reception- Presented by National Center for Civil and Human Rights5:00 PM - 6:00 PMCLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY SCIENCE CENTER
7VOTER ENGAGEMENT FORUMRashid Richey 6:00 PM - 7:15 PMCLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY SCIENCE CENTER
8Conversation with Reverend Jackson and the Legacy Legends7:15 PM - 8:30 PMCLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY SCIENCE CENTER
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1CONFERENCE REGISTRATION7:00 AM - 5:00 PMHYATT REGENCY ATLANTA
2WOMEN IN LEADERSHIPKeyra Lynn Johnson , RYSHONDA HARPER-BEECHAM , LYNNEICE OLIVE-WASHINGTON 8:30 AM - 10:00 AMHYATT REGENCY ATLANTA
3SUPPLIER DIVERSITYFrantz Tiffeau , TERRY DEAS , GERMAINE REESE 10:15 AM - 12:00 PMHYATT REGENCY ATLANTA
4PUBLIC POLICY ROUNDTABLE10:15 AM - 12:00 PMHYATT REGENCY ATLANTA
5BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ROUNDTABLECURLEY DOSSMAN 10:15 AM - 12:00 PMHYATT REGENCY ATLANTA
6MINISTER’S LUNCHEON12:30 PM - 2:30 PMHYATT REGENCY ATLANTA
7GENTRIFICATION, DISPLACEMENT, AND URBAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT “WHO BENEFITS, WHO SUFFERS, AND WHO PAYS FOR IT”Paul F. Morris , Gwen Marshall , Dan Immergluck , Attorney Sherman E. Golden , Cardell Davis , Djuan Coleon 2:30 PM - 4:30 PMHYATT REGENCY ATLANTA
8CLERGY WORKSHOP: HOMEOWNERSHIP, STABILIZING OUR COMMUNITIES, CHURCH FINANCING, AND EXPANDING THE VISION OF THE 21 ST CENTURYAXEL ADAMS 2:30 PM - 4:30 PMHYATT REGENCY ATLANTA
9HOPE IS ALIVE GALARev. Jesse Jackson Sr. 7:00 PM - 10:00 PMHYATT REGENCY ATLANTA

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