4th Annual Seattle Hip-Hop Leadership Conference – Full Schedule & Registration Info

Seattle Hip Hop Leadership Conference 2013 Flyer
4th Annual Seattle Hip-Hop Leadership Conference, Sat. Feb. 23rd at Seattle Central Community College will bring together leading figures in Seattle’s Hip Hop, digital media and marketing communities.

REGISTER NOW: http://seahiphopconference2013.bpt.me

This years event themed “Back 2 The Future” will explore the historical, present and future context, dynamics, impacts, and potential of hip-hop music and culture. The conference will address a range of topics from making a living in music to the international cross-cultural impact to the intersection of hip hop and digital technology.

4th Annual Hip-Hop Leadership Conference
“Back 2 The Future”

Schedule At A Glance:

10:30-10:50a: Opening Cipher

11:00a-12:00p Session 1 Breakout Ciphers

 Making A Living in Today’s Music Industry” presented by Seattle Music Commission

  • James Bertram, Amanda Graham, Merchandising, Sub Pop Records and Luckyhorse Industries
  • Ricardo Fraser, CEO/Principal, ZakiRose Media
  • Ali HedrickAgent, Billions
  • Juga Hill, Artist
  • Tony Kiewel, VP of A& R, Sub Pop Records
  • Jonathan Moore, Cultural Ambassador, Goodrich & Gold Creative Agency
  • Ed Pierson, Entertainment Lawyer/Co-Editor Law & Business of the Entertainment Industries
  • Jonathan Poneman – President & CEO, Sub Pop Records

12:00-12:50 Lunch On Your Own

1:00-2:00p Session 2 Breakout Ciphers

How Digital has Changed the Music Industry

  • Arif Gursel – Chief Technologist & Software Innovator VibeHeavy/former Microsoft Tech Evangelist
  • Jeff Osborn – Production Manager, Fin Records
  • Fleeta Partee-Artist/President, Animal Houze Recordz,Fleetapartee.com
  • Brian Rauscenbach – Co-Founder, Seattle Interactive Conference
  • Lucca Sachetti – Founder, RockstarMotel.com
  • Yirim Seck – MC/Entrepreneur, YirimSeck.com

Hip-Hop & Community: Local to Global

  • Jace Ecaj” – MC/Teaching Artist, Black Stax
  • Jamil Suleman, MC/Teaching Artist/Co-Founder , Bruce Lee Peace Garden
  • Michael “Mikeskee” Huang. B-Boy, Digital marketing professional/Social Entrepreneur & —Associate Director, Extraordinary Futures
  • Frayzee – Hip Hop Artist, Tanzania
  • Zithri Salim – Non-profit Executive/Social Entrepreneur, Technology Access Foundation
  • Cristina Innovoung – Coordinator, Freshest Roots
  • Redskin – MC/Media Producer, Northwest Coastal/Idle No More
  • Gyasi Ross, Esq. – Attorney/Spokesman, Idle No More

2:10-3:10p Session 3 Breakout Ciphers

Creative Commerce: “Storytelling and brand development across multiple platforms”

  • Brian Marr, SmashingIdeas.com
  • Zach Huntting, Founder/CEO, Crown Social
  • Sermons Domain – Blogger/Founder – The Sermons Domain
  • Georgio Brown – Video Producer/Founder, Coolout Network

3:20 – 4:20 Session 4Breakout Ciphers

Women In Hip-Hop

  • Timmie “Lady Tasz” Foster, MC/Hip-Hop Artist/Social Entrepreneur, Foster Enterprises
  • Gift Uh Gab – MC, Moore Gang Collective
  • Naybesa – Entertainment and Music Blogger/Gossip Maven
  • Nikkitta Oliver, Spoken Word Artist/Law Student/Coordinator Logos Open Mic
  • Sharmaine “Purple” Tramble – Filmmaker/Founder & CEO, Purple Reels Productions

206 4 PEACE: Urban Nightlife Stakeholders Roundtable
Moderated by Rob Jones, Sterling World Entertainment
Beyond the dress code, practical strategies to increase peace and safety in our clubs, shows and community

4:30 – 5:30: Closing Cipher: Where do we go from here? (Rm. 1110)
About the Seattle Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council
Seattle Hip Hop Summit Action Network Youth Council (SHSANYC) was established in August 2002 as a vehicle for youth empowerment and leadership development in the greater Seattle area. SHANYC is the Seattle affiliate of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) founded in 2001 by entertainment mogul Russell Simmons and civil rights veteran Dr. Benjamin Chavis. HSAN is the largest non-profit, national coalition of hip-hop artists, entertainment industry leaders, education advocates, civil rights proponents, and youth leaders united in the belief that Hip-Hop is an enormously influential agent for positive social change which must be responsibly and proactively utilized to fight the war on poverty and injustice. For more information on the Seattle Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council visit http://www.seattlehiphopsummit.org.

About UmojaFest Peace Center & The United For Youth Coalition
The UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center is a community based, youth focused cultural center in the heart of Seattle’s historic Central District. The center features and audio recording and video production facilities, library/reading room, Organic P.E.A.C.E. Garden and outdoor stage. For more information visit http://www.umojafestpeacecenter.com. The United For Youth Coalition is a growing network of community-based organizations, businesses and individuals committed to creating safer communities by recognizing and engaging youth as assets rather than liabilities.


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