TEDxHarlem is a one-day event that will feature speaker sessions. The best of Harlem will talk about professional development, money management, health and wellness, entrepreneurship, small business, social issues, and branding.
This event was organized by Kenneth L Johnson, CEO, East Coast Executives, an professional development and executive training company. Dr. Dan Young, who organizes the first-ever HBCU TEDTalk and has hosted over 11 events, and Partnerships and Sponsorship director Kimberly Gray, she is the CEO of Uvii a video commenting app for education and enterprise.
Clayton Banks, CEO of Silicon Harlem
Clayton Banks is the CEO and co-founder of Silicon Harlem whose goal is to combine technology and innovation with affordable connectivity that can enable a sustainable economic engine in emerging communities across the United States.
Curtis Archer, President & CEO, The Harlem Community Development Corporation
Curtis Archer is President and CEO of The Harlem Community Development Corporation created in 1995 as a subsidiary of ESD to plan for and promote the economic revitalization of the greater Harlem community from 96th Street to 178th Street, river to river. Its goal in this regard is to attract new businesses, retain and grow existing businesses, provide access to homeownership opportunities, create employment opportunities and improve the quality of life and the environment in partnership with Upper Manhattan residents, business and property owners and other agencies.
Michelle Hope, Sexologist
Michelle Hope is a Harlem resident and dedicated Sexologist, Educator and Activist with a Master’s degree in Human Development and extensive post-graduate training in sexuality. Michelle has over 15 years of experience delivering impactful informative lectures and training across the nation.
Ash Cash, Financial Motivator
Ash Cash Exantus is one of the nation’s top financial educators. Dubbed as the Financial Motivator, he uses a culturally responsive approach in teaching financial literacy. He is also a speaker, bestselling author of many books and the Founder & CEO of MindRight Money Management® a financial education company that blends psychology & personal finance. Ash is best known for helping people maximize their full potential by giving them the inspiration, tools, & resources needed to live their best lives.
Minda Harts, Founder of The Memo LLC
Minda Harts was named as one of the 25 Emerging Innovators by American Express. Minda is an assistant professor of public service of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the founder of The Memo LLC, a career development company for women of color. Secure The Seat is her weekly career podcast for women of color. Minda has been a featured speaker at Bloomberg, Google, SXSW, Universities, and Colleges, and various Corporations. Minda has a book coming out 8/20 with Hachette Book Group; Seal Press (Available on Pre-order).
Maria Solis Belizaire, Social Influencer/Activist
Maria Solis Belizaire, Founder and CEO of Latinos Run. Founded in Harlem, NY, Latinos Run is an International organization that brings together those in the Latino community through running, biking and other forms of exercise. Currently, Maria is traveling throughout the United States stopping off in all 50 States to meet other Runners and empower Latinos to lace up and get Running.
Arva R. Rice, President & CEO of the New York Urban League
President & CEO of the New York Urban League (NYUL) headquartered in Harlem is a passionate community leader who has more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit arena, ranging from working with New York City entrepreneurs in a micro-lending program to working with young people as a counselor, mentor, and tutor.
The Event will take place on August 21st from 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm (TedXHarlem event) at MIST Harlem, 46 West 116th Street, NYC
6:00pm- 8:00pm (Harlem Renaissance 2.0 Happy Hour)
The Renaissance 2.0 Happy Hour is an open bar affair is hosted by Power 105.1 and sponsored by Diageo, Moet, and McBride Sisters Wine.
Sponsors include: iHeart Radio, Power 105.1, Silicon Valley Bank, Blick Art Supplies, MISTHarlem, and MOS Printing, UVII, East Coast Executives, and Maverick Class.