Learn. Connect. Grow.


Welcome to the 4th Annual Rolling Out Innovation Digital Entertainment Conference (RIDE). Rolling Out’s RIDE is a two-day conference designed to provide access to practical tools, insights, information and resources to African American leaders and professionals. The conference was designed as a viable platform for skill set exchange with a focus on the areas of Business, Entertainment, Technology and Thought-Leadership.

Our Mission

To cultivate an environment that empowers the underserved community by creating hands-on educational content that is actionable, interactive, and can be applied immediately to capitalize on the wealth generating opportunities in technology.

HONOREES AT R.I.D.E. CON 2019

Essence Atkins

Actress & Model

Jazze Pha

Shonuff DIgital Media Super Producer

Datari Turner

Owner and Producer, Datari Turner Productions

SPEAKERS AT R.I.D.E. CON 2019

Safaree Samuels

Reality Star & Artist

Jessie Woo

Comedian & Host

Charles Jenkins

Artist & Entrepreneur

Nikita Lamar, J.D.

President/CEO, Femnitude, LLC

Damien Hooper-Campbell

VP, Chief Diversity Officer, eBay

Tie Cooper

Beauty Expert & Editor

Julie Wenah

Counsel, Community Operations at Airbnb

JuJu

Realtor & Actress

LeAna Alexander

Celebrity Hairstylist

Munson Steed

RIDE Founder

Dedre Brown

Business Services Recruiter, GDOL

Irvin Ashford Jr.

Sr. VP, External Affairs & National Director of Financial Education, Comerica

Tahirah Carter

Celebrity Hairstylist

Sabrina Peterson

Founder, Glam University

Nicole Lynn

Sports Agent, Young Money APAA Sports

Ray Daniels

Senior VP, Warner Music

Mychael Michelle

Owner, Hair Rock Cafe

CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD

Radio & TV Personality

REP. ERICA THOMAS

POLITICIAN

STEVE CANAL

Author / Brand Expert

DAME DASH

Business Mogul

RAY J

Entrepreneur & TV Personality

DAMIEN HOOPER-CAMPBELL

VP, Chief Diversity Officer, Ebay

MONA SCOTT-YOUNG

TV Executive Producer

YASSIN HALL

Author

SUMMERELLA

Influencer

SPEAKERS AT R.I.D.E. CON 2020

Munson Steed

RIDE Founder

Carl Weber

CEO/Publisher, Urban Books Media, NY Times Bestselling Author

Dame Dash

Founder/CEO, Dame Dash Studios

Trajan Langdon

General Manager of The New Orleans Pelicans

Ty Young

WNBA Veteran and CEO of TY1 Gear

Marc Spears

Senior NBA writer for ESPN’s The Undefeated

Josh Bryant / Emmanuel Sanders

Co-Founders, The Fangage

Ryan Leslie

CEO & Founder, Superphone

Phillip Fayne

Founder and Chief Social Impact Engineer at Highsy

Marco Hansell

Serial Entrepreneur, Multi-time Founder

Brittany Lanier

Senior Marketing Manager, Innovations, Molson Coors

Larry Reed

SVP Community Development and External Affairs Manager, Comerica Bank

John N. Pasmore

CEO of Yestime, Inc.

Danagog

Artist

Darryl Shore

VP, Inclusive Communities, Prudential Financial

ECool

Artist

Alan Ferguson

Senior Vice President, Community Development Invest Atlanta

Tyrone Poole

2X Super Bowl Champion, Author

Faith Morris

Chief Marketing & External Affairs Officer, National Civil Rights Museum

Tie Cooper

Rolling Out, Beauty Editor

Gregory Anderson

Writer/Partner, Tri Destined Studios

Charles Jenkins

CEO, Inspired People

Swin Cash-Canal

VP of Basketball Operations & Team Development, New Orleans Pelicans

Regan M. Yeldell

Senior Marketing Director, Demand Generation, Comcast Business

Spectacular Smith

CEO Adwizar, Inc.

Greg Cunningham

Senior Executive Vice President, U.S. Bank

Lyrica

Singer / Songwriter

Jesseca ‘Judy’ Dupart

Founder of Kaleidoscope Hair Products and Entrepreneur / Influencer

Jason Pratt

Director Beverage Innovation, North America, Molson Coors

Monique “Mo” Corker

External Affairs Market Manager, Comerica Bank

Jeff Colvin

SVP Commercial Banking, Comerica Entertainment Group

Jason “J” Carter

Founder, One Music Fest

Valarie Pettiford

Fosse Tony/Grammy Nominee, Actress

Trey Haley

Director/Partner, Tri Destined Studios

Brandee Evans

P-Valley Star, Host & Businesswoman

Adam Dettman

Director of Partnerships & Licensing, Molson Coors

Sukihana

Music Artist

Dr. Hasan Jeffries

Author & Associate Professor of African American History, Ohio State University

Irv Ashford

Chief Community Officer, Comerica Bank

Beatrice Dixon

Co-Founder/CEO, The Honey Pot Company

Keia Clarke

CEO, The New York Liberty

Dawn Dickson-Akpoghene

Serial Founder & Inventor

Kenneth Kelly

Chairman & CEO, First Independence Bank; Chairman, National Bankers Association

Cy Alexander

Coach Cy Alexander, Author, Broadcaster & Motivational Speaker

Steve Canal

Co-Founder, One Venture Group

Fran Hutchins

Deputy Director, Equality Federation

Dr. Harry Williams

President & CEO of The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)

CEO Matty J

Brand Developer & Consultant, CEO Matty J Enterprises

Marques Jackson

Senior Director Partnership Activation & Business Solutions, Miami Dolphins

Deon Taylor

Writer, Filmmaker, Director & Founder of Hidden Empire Film Group

Nick F. Nelson

Founder & CEO, Brandpreneur

Sean J

Lifestyle Specialist and Curator

Terra Wallace

Head of Education & Engagement

Yvette Nicole Brown

Actress, President/CEO, Little Brown Girl, Inc.

Pretty Vee

Comedian, Artist and Actor

James Bland

CEO James Bland Productions, Emmy Award-Winning Showrunner

AND SO MANY MORE...

REGISTER TODAY AND ATTEND R.I.D.E. CON 2018!

OUR TRACKS

ENTERTAINMENT

BUSINESS

TECHNOLOGY

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

The speakers


Tobias van Schneider
Independent Designer
USA

Mathias Høst Normark
Art Director & Designer
DENMARK

PANEL SESSIONS

Elevate your thought process, enhance your craft, and learn how to monetize your talents with your choice of more than 30 sessions including some of the brightest minds in various industries. RIDE will host the top subject matter experts to share with you best practices; taking you and your business to the next level.

INSPIRATIONAL KEYNOTES

In the past we’ve had names like Dame Dash, Mona Scott-Young, Ray J, and Charlamagne Tha God on the Keynote stage. This year is no different. We are inviting more great individuals, like in the past, to inspire you with their insight, vision, and experience.

INTERACTIVE CONNECTIVITY

Engage with some of the top brands leveraging the latest technology and developing the most innovative approach to leading their business and bettering our community and world. #RIDECon19 is here to give you access to the top thought-leaders and hottest technology.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

RIDE is not your average conference. We want to equip attendees with knowledge and the opportunity to gain practical experience on how to excel at any level. Come to network with your peers and executives. Listen to new perspectives, share and come together to change the world.

2018 AGENDA

DAY 1

DAY 2

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DON’T MISS OUT

Join us for a virtual experience to gain insight and inspiration from high-profile industry experts as they reveal the secrets on how to thrive in today’s tech-driven economy.

Where?


We are proud to host the 2020 RIDE Conference virtually. Please register today!

Learn more

NEW FOR RIDE 2020!

RIDE Conference 2020 will feature a Virtual Vendor Expo. Vendors can showcase their products and services, with either pre-recorded videos or a live video stream session in the virtual booth. Booths have a customizable lead generation feature built-in for capturing attendee interest. For more information, email [email protected].

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HOTEL PARTNER

Special discounted rates are available with our RIDE 2019 Conference partner hotel, Aloft Downtown Atlanta. These discounted rates are available during the RIDE 2019 registration process only. Call or go online to reserve today. Special rates are based upon room availability. Call (888) 627-8968 and ask to book the Steed Media Group rate or book online using the RIDE 2019 Conference Special Rate Code, S7530.

Lodging


We are excited to have our 2019 RIDE Conference Hotel partner minutes away from all of the action. Making it easier for our guests to enjoy the downtown views nonstop.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors