−Blerd City Conference (all-day) @ VariousJul 30+Blerd City Conference @ Various (all-day)
−Design+Her+Life Day Retreat: Empowerment and Self Care @ Teach for America2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
On Sunday July 30th, Nicole Sallis, founder of Design+Her+Life will be hosting a day retreat. Get ready for a rejuvenating day of empowerment filled with custom self-care stations, complimentary massages, treats, powerful experts, vendors, exclusive giveaways and so much more. This event is sure to be a retreat that will help you close out July with an unbelievable bang.
As an added bonus, Meet Me Series Founder Ayanna Dutton will be speaking on the panel during the Authenticity + Style Panel. For those of you who are supporters of the Meet Me Community we encourage you to attend this event to continue building your network and expanding on your brand, personally and professionally.
Event Run of Show:
2:00 – 2:20 Grounding + Welcome
2:20 – 3:25 Self-Care Stations
3:30 – 4:10 Wellness Panel
Think of Wellness in the context of Mind, Body + Spirit. We will have a beneficial conversation about Women’s health, healthy self-care, uplifting emotions, reducing stress levels, improving sleep, managing weight + increasing your vitality.
Special Guest Panelist:
Dr. Venis Wilder (Creator of City Doc)
Brian Hibbler (Trainer + Massage Therapist)
Emi Valerio (CEO of She Commands, LLC)
Miss Be (Coach + Founder of the H.E.R Heart Foundation)
4:20 – 5:00 Authenticity + Style Panel
Design+Her+Life focuses on the Ultimate Inside Out Make-Over. This powerful discussion will explore, how our Authenticity, Confidence + Self-Love is connected to how we show up in the world even as it pertains to beauty + all around personal style.
Special Guest Panelist:
Thoko Spoon (Beauty Expert + Author)
Hana Heshimu (Hairstylist + Makeup Artist)
Stephanie Fleary (Founder of Empowered Stilettos)
Ayanna Dutton (Brand Architect + Experience Innovator)
Delaila Catalino (Chief Creator + Connector)
Click here to purchase tickets NOW+2:00 pmDesign+Her+Life Day Retreat: Empowerment and Self Care @ Teach for America
−Blerd City Conference (all-day) @ VariousJul 31+Blerd City Conference @ Various (all-day)
−Flourish, Don’t Flounder, at Your First Journalism Job or Internship2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
You’ve taken some classes, aced a test or two and maybe even have a fresh journalism degree in hand. Now comes the hard part. In a field where networking and clips are the gold standards, you have to make a big impact in your jobs and internships to move your career forward.
We know it’s daunting. But Mary Shedden, news director at WUSF Public Media, has hired many employees and interns and is here to help.
This webinar will share all the information you need to know to make your resume shine, impress potential bosses and — after you’ve gotten the gig — how to make the most of it. This course will tackle the questions you’re too embarrassed to ask your teachers and your friends don’t know.+2:00 pmFlourish, Don’t Flounder, at Your First Journalism Job or Internship
−STEP Film Screening in Brooklyn7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Join 135 Street Agency for the screenings of the film “STEP” on two special dates:Brooklyn Screening Hosted byCongresswoman Yvette ClarkeWednesday, August 27:30PM - Doors Open8:30PM - Screening BeginsQ&A with the cast immediately following the screening
Location given upon confirmation of reservation.STEP documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city.Directed by: Amanda LipitzProduced by: Amanda Lipitz, Steven CantorFeaturing: Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon, Gari McIntyre,Paula Dofat
For more info, visit the official site.+7:30 pmSTEP Film Screening in Brooklyn
−Personal Networking Workshop: Part Two of Business Bootcamp @ Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn to apply the classic story formula to networking situations, to engage potential prospects’ interest and position yourself in their minds as a rescuer and problem-solver.
In a brainstorming session with your peers, analyze other participants’ stories and share your immediate reactions from the standpoint of a prospective client.A professional narrative development consultant will lead the group discussion and help you craft the feedback into conversational explanation of your business creatively phrased to pique interest and set you apart from the competition.At the end of this workshop, you will have learned how to:
- Recount a classic story formula and your role in it
- Explain what you do/sell in one sentence, a short paragraph, and a full sales pitch
- Convince prospect that your product/service will enable them to prevail over adversity
Join us for a fun, dynamic interactive session and schedule a free follow-up meeting with a SCORE NYC mentor at your earliest convenience.Please Note:
This is a creative, full-participation boot camp, similar to writing or acting boot camps. You must be an active-business owner ready to share your experience and receptive to the experiences of other participants. Here, “active business” means
(1) you’ve worked with at least 1-2 paying clients;
(2) you have a live website that can be accessed online during the session. Participation is limited to 15 attendees.
Walk-ins will be turned away.+12:00 pmPersonal Networking Workshop: Part Two of Business Bootcamp @ Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)
−Wine Tasting With Her Agenda and Highly Recommended @ Alley5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Her Agenda and Highly Recommended, the ultimate wine connoisseurs, at Alley on August 3rd for an evening of wine tasting and fun!
We’ll be chatting, tasting some fine wine and having a good time.+5:00 pmWine Tasting With Her Agenda and Highly Recommended @ Alley
−STEP Film Screening in Queens! @ Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Queens Screening Hosted by Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)Thursday, August 3 6:30PM - Doors Open 7:30PM - Screening Begins Q&A with the cast immediately following the screening RSVP: STEPJCAL.eventbrite.comSTEP documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city.Directed by: Amanda LipitzProduced by: Amanda Lipitz, Steven CantorFeaturing: Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon, Gari McIntyre,Paula Dofat
For more info, visit the official site.+6:30 pmSTEP Film Screening in Queens! @ Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
−Fiverr Washington Networking Party @ WeWork Apollo6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fiverr is always asking themselves: what makes their community of doers do? They want to know what drives and inspires you; what makes you hustle hardest? What makes you wake up in the morning and keep on grinding?
In an effort to answer these questions, they’re taking it to the streets and on the road; on their #DoersAcrossAmerica tour! They’re traveling to key cities to meet with Fiverr community members, celebrate local entrepreneurs, and have a blast along the way!
On the evening of August 4th at 6PM, Fiverr is having a celebration at the WeWork Apollo (810 7th St NE). Join them to socialize, network, and build stronger relationships with your local community of doers and entrepreneurs. They’ll be there to chat, talk business and strategy, and mix and mingle.
Food and drink will be provided, and Fiverr will be giving away some awesome Fiverr swag.+6:00 pmFiverr Washington Networking Party @ WeWork Apollo
−STF SUMMIT 2017 – She’s the First @ NYU School of Law9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ready to ignite your inner activist?
She’s the First is saving a seat for you at their 6th annual #STFSummit. This is the place to be if you’re looking to:
1. Swap ideas with new brains
2. Level up your activism skills
3. Learn how to create measurable impact
Space is limited. RSVP here.+9:00 amSTF SUMMIT 2017 – She’s the First @ NYU School of Law
−NAACP Free 12 Month Health Program4:15 pm – 5:15 pmREGISTER FORNAACP’S FREE 12 MONTH HEALTH PROGRAMRegister today for the NAACP DC Branch 12 Month Health Program titled, “Health Is the New Wealth,” which features free fitness classes and activities, including Juicing, Farm Tours, Gardening, Cooking, Meditation, Yoga and more. Registration is free and open to all residents in District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.The purpose of this 12-month Health Program is to empower African-American women to adopt healthy lifestyles through gardening, cooking, healthy eating and physical activity. This program is free and open to all residents in District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. This program is sponsored by the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Beverage Association and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America.This program is hosted in partnership with the NAACP DC Branch, NAACP Prince Georges County Branch, NAACP Alexandria Branch, NAACP Maryland State Conference, NAACP Virginia State Conference, National Congress of Black Women, Inc., National Pan Hellenic Council, DC Chapter and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Zeta Omega Chapter, Washington, DC.Registration is free and open to all residents in District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/mI9JpS0jHBZpTKr63+4:15 pmNAACP Free 12 Month Health Program
−Create Your Business Advantage Online With Google And Her Agenda @ Google NYC6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Google Digital Coach and CEO of C-Suite Coach Angelina Darrisaw will share key trends in the small business ecosystem, and how business owners, freelancers, bloggers and infopreneurs can create compelling ads by leveraging analytics. Valeisha Butterfield, Head of Black Community Engagement for Google and Veronica Webb, founder of WebbOnTheFly.com will also share their insight with attendees as business owners and entrepreneurs.
Space is limited. To register, visit bit.ly/nyccoach today.+6:00 pmCreate Your Business Advantage Online With Google And Her Agenda @ Google NYC
−SEO and SEM for Creatives @ Made in NY Media Center by IFP6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Want in depth insights about marketing and business growth?
Made in NY Media Center by IFP is hosting a marketing and business three part class on August 8, 15, 22 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. This workshop arms filmmakers, artists, and entrepreneurs with the basic vocabulary and skills to garner more traffic to their personal or professional website.
Instructed by Grace Mangum, Director of International Digital Media at A+E Networks. Grace E. Mangum is a Webby and MIN award-winning digital strategist with 17 years’ experience in content strategy, web analytics and developing, executing and monetizing integrated marketing programs and new products.+6:30 pmSEO and SEM for Creatives @ Made in NY Media Center by IFP
−How to Build and Engage Your Audience: Taking a New Approach with Analytics2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In an ideal media ecosystem, the relationship between newsrooms and audiences is dynamic. Building trust requires listening, engaging and constantly re-evaluating — but this is easier said than done. How can newsrooms support journalists when it comes to audience engagement? What can they do to help communities feel like they’re a part of the story?
Data literacy is the key to this positive feedback loop.
While 87 percent of publishing professionals have access to analytics, only 53 percent say they completely understand the analytics for the content they create. And there’s a disconnect between the metrics publishers find the most useful and what they’re asked to report on.
Newsrooms can and should shift in their approach to analytics, starting with rethinking engagement metrics. In this webinar, you will learn how to empower teams to align on metrics, apply insights and strengthen relationships with readers.
You will learn how to use metrics data to understand your audience better and change habits and workflows accordingly. This webinar will use examples and charts from Parse.ly, but it will not be solely about Parse.ly.+2:00 pmHow to Build and Engage Your Audience: Taking a New Approach with Analytics
−#PowerHour with Mattie James – The Four Seasons of Success3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Have you ever felt like everyone in your circle or on your timeline is winning except for you? Do you feel like you’ve accomplished something incredible, only to feel like you’re still not doing enough? Well, you’re not alone.
Infropreneur and influencer Mattie James will join us on August 10th in #theAgenda to share “The Four Seasons of Success”, and how we can navigate them without feeling pressure from the constant updates on our timelines to speed up our own unique journeys.
There will be a lot of gems shared in this chat that you don’t want to miss, so make sure you join #theAgenda today!+3:00 pm#PowerHour with Mattie James – The Four Seasons of Success
−BSC Dinner: A Jeffersonian Discussion on “Side Hustles” @ Centre for Social Innovation6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Inspired by President Thomas Jefferson’s dedication to fostering thought-provoking dinner conversation, a Jeffersonian Dinner brings individuals together to have an engaging and thought-provoking discussion around a common theme.
This month’s theme is “Side Hustles” (passion projects, side-businesses, or a gig you work on in addition to your day job). The discussion will provide an opportunity to share your own thoughts and experiences as well as learn from fellow attendees about their side project or hustle – whether income generating or not. In today’s competitive career landscape, it can be intimidating or feel like a big leap to try something new. Let’s talk about how a side hustle can be the change – or challenge – you might be looking for more of!
Come join us for good food, great company, and an opportunity to grow your network with new connections!
Be Social Change is New York’s largest social impact community with a mission to educate and connect the next generation of purpose-driven professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives.
Hosted by Be Social Change.+6:30 pmBSC Dinner: A Jeffersonian Discussion on “Side Hustles” @ Centre for Social Innovation
−Galvanize- Columbus (all-day)Aug 12 – Aug 13
The Galvanize program will bring mini United State of Women Summits to states across the country, to discuss national and local issues on gender equality in partnership with groups working on the ground in communities. The program will also have a training component, where we will help to build skills of women on several tracks from community organizing, to running for office, to entrepreneurship, to leadership.+Galvanize- Columbus (all-day)
−Workshops, Panels and Networking! – Blogger Week 2017 @ Trinity Washington University9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Blogger week 2017 is a multicultural festival of bloggers, journalists and social media mavens hosted by black bloggers connect. Coming august 5th – 12th, blogger week™ features six days of festivities across the country including: workshops, panels, and networking events and one day of the official blogger week unconference held in Washington D.C.
TO BE A SPONSOR OR PARTNER EMAIL BLOGGERWEEK@GMAIL.COM.+9:00 amWorkshops, Panels and Networking! – Blogger Week 2017 @ Trinity Washington University
−First annual Black Moms Connection Conference @ 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education9:00 am – 5:00 pm
BLACK MOMS CONNECTION LAUNCHES 1ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Online village and Toronto non-profit hosts will its 1st annual Black Moms Connection Conference in Toronto on August 13th, 2017. Black Moms Connection Conference is a one-day empowerment conference that will focus on equipping black mothers to increase their social, emotional and financial well-being. Black Moms Connection is a community of black mothers who share, network and connect. BMC started with 20 mothers in the Greater Toronto Area in 2015 and has grown to almost 7,000 members worldwide. The majority of members are in Canada, with the rest residing in the United States, Africa, Asia , UK and the Caribbean.
From navigating the education system to mental and physical wellness, Black mothers from across the city and country will unite and have the opportunity to engage with one another and learn from dynamic speakers. There will be over 200 women in person and thousands online via social media live streaming. The effects are far-reaching because to empower black mothers means to positively impact the community and the world.
Featured guests and speakers include MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, award-winning author and activist Feminista Jones , TDSB Trustee Tiffany Ford, CEO of Alabaster Wellness Clinic Dr. Nadine Wong. The second fireside chat will be with Bunmi Latidan, NYT-bestselling author and voice behind the widely popular ‘Honest Toddler’.
About Hayles Creative Elements
Hayles Creative Elements is a boutique company with a focus on conveying your vision through originality, imagination and artistry. Whether it be through writing, event planning or public speaking – we are your unique one-stop shop and are available to assist with your creative needs. From logistics to expression, Hayles Creative Elements has you covered for all your event and digital creation needs. For more information, please visit www.haylescreative.com+9:00 amFirst annual Black Moms Connection Conference @ 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education
−WE Connect Event: Is Gig a Go for Women Entrepreneurs? @ BKLYN Commons6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Women Entrepreneurs New York City (WE NYC) for expert advice from women entrepreneurs making major moves within the Gig Economy!
The gig economy is growing rapidly. By 2020 the sector will grow to more than $63 billion globally. The Gig Economy could be the future of entrepreneurship as we know it as the increase of project-based work contributes to the growth of solopreneurs.
Women, in particular, are turning to the Gig Economy in an effort to gain more flexibility, work-life balance, and equal pay. On the flip side most women who consider themselves freelancers are taking up projects to supplement their income rather than as a pathway to owning a business. Where is the disconnect?
Join our dynamic panel who have used project-based work to launch their own companies and have grown their businesses on gig work platforms. These innovators will share their entrepreneurial journeys—their motivations, the lessons they have learned along the way, and the advice that they wish someone gave them. Join us to hear stories, and learn from their stories.
-Christie Chirinos, Co-Founder, Caldera Labs
-Ivy Newman, President, The Viney Group
-Deepti Sharma, Founder, FoodtoEat
-Joanne Roberts, Co-Founder, What Now What Next
Panelists will be in conversation with Beth Wiesendanger, Community Organizer at Fiverr, the world’s largest freelance services marketplace for lean entrepreneurs.
It is open to business owners, community leaders, and aspiring entrepreneurs. It will be an opportunity to network, and learn valuable inside information from inspiring women actively living their dreams! Following the panel, guests will have the opportunity to receive coaching sessions from WE NYC Mentors.Light bites will be served!
Women entrepreneurs are key economic actors in New York City — building businesses that support families, uplift communities and generate jobs.
Hosted by Women Entrepreneurs NYC.
Free+6:00 pmWE Connect Event: Is Gig a Go for Women Entrepreneurs? @ BKLYN Commons
−DIY Podcasting: Storytelling in Sound @ Made in NY Media Center by IFP6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Interested in starting a podcast?
Made in NY Media Center by IFP is hosting a marketing and business three part class on August 15, 22, 29 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. This workshop will teach the best ways to make your podcast stand out from the rest of the pack, from concept through post-production and distribution.
What they will teach:
- Focus your ability as a storyteller.
- Work to gain a stronger understanding of yourself as a performer, interviewer, or public speaker.
- Come away with the ability to produce your own podcast pilot using your phone and a quiet room.
- Learn better ways to self-promote your show or brand, along with skills to help expand your audience.
- Become a collaborative artist, one capable of working alongside a co-writer or co-host/producer on a podcast.
Instructed by Elisheba Ittoop, Podcast Producer; NPR’s StoryCorps + PBS’ Masterpiece Studio. Her designs and original music have been heard at theaters such as The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Women’s Project, National Gallery of Art, Soho Rep, Triad Stage, Woolly Mammoth, Arena Stage, Alliance Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Trinity Repertory, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte.+6:30 pmDIY Podcasting: Storytelling in Sound @ Made in NY Media Center by IFP
−DIY PODCASTING: STORYTELLING IN SOUND6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Workshop the best ways to make your podcast stand out from the rest of the pack starting with conception to post-production.
STARTS AUGUST 15 | 3 CONSECUTIVE TUESDAYS
Are you thinking about starting a podcast? Ever wonder how you can take your podcast to “the next level”? What are you doing that’s unique in order to give people a reason to want to listen to your podcast?
Podcasting is rapidly becoming a massive outlet for creative and brand storytelling. The DIY podcast scene is saturated with thousands of fully developed and unique shows, and that number continues to grow each year.
Bring your ideas or projects and join Elisheba Ittoop, Podcast Producer for NPR’s StoryCorps and PBS’ Masterpiece Studio, as you workshop the best ways to make your podcast stand out from the rest of the pack starting with conception to post-production.
What You Will Learn
This course will focus your ability as a storyteller.
Work to gain a stronger understanding of yourself as a performer, interviewer, or public speaker.
Come away with the ability to produce your own podcast pilot using your phone and a quiet room.
Learn better ways to self-promote your show or brand, along with skills to help expand your audience.
Become a collaborative artist, one capable of working alongside a co-writer or co-host/producer on a podcast.
Prerequisites & Preparation
Students should have a basic knowledge of what a podcast is. Students should also be familiar with at least two to three different podcasts. While not entirely necessary, a basic understanding of Apple’s Garageband and some basic audio production technology devices would be helpful.
About the instructor
www.elishebaittoop.com+6:30 pmDIY PODCASTING: STORYTELLING IN SOUND
−Power Breakfast: Moving to the Digital @ MediaMath8:00 am – 10:00 am
Spend the morning with special guest Marta Martinez, chief revenue officer, Intersection. Marta will open up about the value of mentorship in her life, her journey to her current position and the revolution of information sharing in the digital age.
About Marta: Marta is the Chief Revenue Officer at Intersection, where she is responsible for the company’s new and existing media revenue streams, sales strategy, and global go-to-marketing plannng, management, and execution. Drawing on over 15 years of leadership in digital advertising and media, Marta leverages her expertise to drive growth across the organization as it scales its portfolio including LinkNYC, LinkUK, and MTA On the Go, to new solutions, products, and markets globally.
Prior to Intersection, Marta served as Senior Vice President of AOL Advertising, where she led a top performing sales team to simplify marketing for AOL’s clients and bring together programmatic advertising and premium video-first content experiences. She was also Global Head of Video Sales before her dual role, where she oversaw all sales and strategy for AOL’s video offerings. Additionally, Marta has previously served in dual roles as SVP of Business Development & Operations adn CMO of the industry-leading programmatic marketing company MediaMath, where she led business development, marketing and strategic partnership initiatives, representing Fortune 500 brands and more than 900 advertising and media agencies globally. Prior to MediaMath, she served as SVP, Global Coporate Development at Havas Digital.
Marta holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and an MS in Business Administration from ESADE in Barcelona.+8:00 amPower Breakfast: Moving to the Digital @ MediaMath
−Black Girls Gather: DC @ Busboys and Poets 5th & K7:00 pm – 9:00 pm+7:00 pmBlack Girls Gather: DC @ Busboys and Poets 5th & K
−“We Gonna Be Allright” – A Self-Care Festival1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A Self-Care Festival for people of color to escape, engage, indulge, and receive care, tips with opportunities to participate in conversations around how to best care for themselves.
STAGE A & STAGE B
1pm – Yoga
2pm – Afrobeat Dance Workshop
3pm – Hair
4pm – African Dance Workshop
5pm – Nutrition
6pm - Caribbean Dance Workshop
7pm – Beauty
8pm – Comedy
- Vendor/Market Place
- Readings – Hair Salon
- Nail Salon
- Make up Salon – Henna
- Poetry Reading
- Dj/ Music
- Traditional Dance Group
- Red Carpet
- Photobooth – Hair Wrap tutorials
THE MESSAGE: For far too long you’ve been told to tone down, conform and tame the frizzy mess of your rebel Afro locks and be damn presentable. I say go ahead, kink it out and take up all the space your stubborn crown was meant to occupy and then take up some more.
For the years you’ve been fed a stream of eurocentric beauty standards flaunted as pure!! and ended up constipated, gasping for a touch of affirmation telling you that every shade of black ever existed is truly beautiful. I say you need not to alter an iota of you, black is pure. Today you’re rewriting the script while smashing some long drawn borders set by a society aiming hard to shrink you down to acceptable bite-sized persona, to fit a predefined box that keeps you immobile and harmless. You are your hair, every kink and curl defying gravity, you are your skin and every shade that reflects back the sun rays like a golden stream of endless blessings, big or thin lipped, wide hipped or narrow, kinky-stubborn afro or silky-luscious strands.
There is no standard formula of blackness so unapologetic: be, bend not and feel free to choose however you want to look and come as the glorious beauty manefistation that you are. You get to brag and rub your awesomeness in other’s faces cause guess what? You are so Envylicious.
* Schedule subject to change
* All tickets get participants into main event and market only
* Speicific tickets required for each demo/panel session
* All tickets sold are final and not returnable
Please send questions and all enquiries to email@example.com+1:00 pm“We Gonna Be Allright” – A Self-Care Festival
−Maker’s Row Made in NYC Mixer @ Maker's Row5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Maker’s Row team and a curated group of Maker’s Row factories in celebrating Made in NYC in our Brooklyn office! At the event you can:
Network with industry leaders, factory owners, and entrepreneurs
Participate in roundtables discussing industry trends
Enjoy small bites, beer, and wine
Meet your next factory or client through this exclusive Maker’s Row event while enjoying drinks, music, and the best skyline in Brooklyn!
Hosted by Maker’s Row.+5:30 pmMaker’s Row Made in NYC Mixer @ Maker's Row
−TV Power Reporting Academy2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
In the online seminar, Poynter’s Al Tompkins will guide you through weekly live discussions and feedback on your work. You’ll also come to Poynter on Sept. 8-10 for three days of in-person coaching from Poynter faculty and your colleagues.Travel to and from St. Petersburg and your hotel is on your own, but we have arranged for discounted hotel accommodations.
When you’re done, you’ll have a toolkit full of new skills and a road map to move your career ahead.
Week One: (Live online class on Aug. 22 at noon)
- Finding the lead and focus of your story
- Story shapes; What goes first, and why
- Building to the big surprises
- How breaking news writing is different
Week Two: (Live online class on Aug. 29 at noon)
- The eight BIG motivators to make every story more interesting
- Building memorable characters
- How to write in active voice every time (and why it matters to your journalism)
- How to avoid clichés and muddy modifiers
- Capturing soundbites that sing
- The importance of natural sound
Week Three: (At Poynter Sept. 8-10)
- What every MMJ/VJ reporter needs to know about photojournalism, lighting, motion, sequences, action/reaction and your camera
- How to be a Story Idea Machine (never be without a pitch)
- How to “Think Critically” and get beyond announcements, fake claims and spins
- The Tough Calls Toolbox: practical ethics when you are tight on time
- How to use FOIA laws and public databases to find stories others miss
- How to be a mobile and social media superstar and drive viewers to your stories
- How to talk with kids, crime victims and other vulnerable people
- 30 Minutes of Fame – In person focused feedback on your work including on-camera performance as well as journalism and storytelling content
- Amazingly cool online tools and apps (learn to capture 360-degree interactive photos, build edited videos on your phone, produce animated gifs on your phone and more. Every tool is free and takes less than two minutes to use.)
- How to be a social media superstar
- How to effectively move your TV reporting to online
NOTE: (You are responsible for the travel arrangements and costs. the tuition does not cover those costs)
Week Four: (Live online class on Sept. 19 at noon)
- In this TWO-hour session, we will focus on stand-ups and teases. You will submit examples of stand-ups and teases and the seminar group will offer feedback on your work.
Week Five: (Live online class on Sept. 26 at noon)
+2:15 pmTV Power Reporting Academy
- Your road ahead: you will interview your bosses to get insight on how you can grow in your newsroom and organization.
- You will draft a plan of action to move your career ahead. We will be right there with you.
−Non-Engineering Careers at Bay Area Tech Companies @ 100 Black Men of Bay Area6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Have you ever considered a career at a local tech company but aren’t interested in coding?
On Tuesday, August 22nd, The 100 Black Men of the Bay Area in collaboration with the Berkeley-Haas School of Business are hosting a panel discussion on “Non-Engineering Careers at Bay Area Tech Companies”.
This event will be a discussion comprised of top recruiters, diversity professionals and directors from cutting edge technology companies. The panel will be focused on non-engineering positions that need to be filled, what makes an ideal candidate for those positions, interview pitfalls to avoid, trends, as well as taking questions from the audience.
Doors will open promptly at 6:30 pm at The Oakland Impact Hub, so please be on time.
This is the final panel of a 3 part series that is focused on increasing access and improving economies in Black and Brown Bay Area communities.
Admission is free–to register or for more details, visit here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/non-engineering-careers-at-bay-area-tech-companies-tickets-35544170571+6:45 pmNon-Engineering Careers at Bay Area Tech Companies @ 100 Black Men of Bay Area
−Music Writing in a Digital World2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Music journalism has been immortalized in pop culture for decades as a profession in which writers hobnob with rock stars in glamorous settings. The reality is far different: Music writing is one of the most complex and knowledge-based types of journalism, and requires constant practice, research and trial-and-error to get right.
This webinar will start with insights into what kinds of research goes into music writing — and why comprehensive research is so important — and delve into the nuts and bolts of how to describe sounds. It will also cover how to determine context and audience for articles; how to write fairly and respectfully about non-cis-male musicians; and how to find the line between objectivity and subjectivity, even in reviews.
With so many albums released in a given year, music writing remains a powerful way to illuminate hidden gems and go deeper into the motivations of musicians making captivating, life-changing art.+2:00 pmMusic Writing in a Digital World
−#PowerHour With Tracy Ashley – Loving The Skin You’re In3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
When it comes to self-care, many people immediately think of cutting back on coffee, sleeping in on the weekend, or getting a manicure or pedicure. And while all of those things are great, the one thing that they all have in common is the health of your skin.
On August 24th, owner and chemist for TraChic Bodywear will join members of #theAgenda to discuss how to truly “Love The Skin You’re In.” In addition, she will share the science behind healthy skin, what a good skincare regimen looks like, and how to love yourself more – regardless of the season of life you may be facing.
You don’t want to miss this, so RSVP by joining #theAgenda today!+3:00 pm#PowerHour With Tracy Ashley – Loving The Skin You’re In
−Encounter Mountain Retreat @ Pali Retreat Center9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Yoga in the high mountains, s’mores night by the campfire, dance parties at random, inspiring mastermind sessions, fresh-made tea, treats and more! Want to unplug? Want to get away from your day-to-day grind? Want to form powerful friendships? You want Encounter, a southern California summer mountain retreat for the creative community.
Whether you work for a big corporate giant, own a small business, freelance or work on cool things – you’re invited. This is a retreat for people who want to grow professionally and personally. Sessions are curated with trusted speakers and teachers.
We’re working with great brands who help to make it all happen! They include Health-Ade Kombucha, General Assembly, The Tea Spot, Scout Books and Kind Snacks, with more to be announced closer to the event.+9:00 amEncounter Mountain Retreat @ Pali Retreat Center