CultureCon New York 2023 runs Oct. 7–8 at the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard
CultureCon is making its way back to New York City next month — and bringing a bunch of major stars with it!
Founded by The Creative Collective NYC, the event — which will be held at the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Saturday, Oct. 7, and Sunday, Oct. 8 — aims to empower diverse creators, young professionals and disruptors through a variety of skill-building workshops and interactive activations. Attendees will also have the opportunity to shop with Black-owned small businesses and participate in networking opportunities with other creatives.
Major partners for this year's event include Max, American Express, SheaMoisture, Prime Video and Freevee, Clinique, Google, CÎROC, Bulleit, Seedlip, Patreon, Paramount, Kickstarter, NBCUniversal, Spotify, Walmart, Tubi, Adidas, Ben & Jerry’s, Coca-Cola, Smart Water, LTK, Visible, Dotdash Meredith, Foot Locker, TikTok, Getty Images, Nielsen, #CultureTags, Raedio, NPR, When We All Vote, Tillary and Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Teyana Taylor, Tinashe, Marsai Martin, Jharrel Jerome and Tamika D. Mallory are among the big names taking center stage throughout the weekend-long event. Other featured talent includes Candiace Dillard Bassett, Kollin Carter, Imani Ellis, De’Arra Taylor, Jayda Cheaves, Terrell Grice, Aaliyah Jay, Shan Boodram, Jessica Rich, Jana Fleishman, Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche and Faith Jenkins.
Deandre Brown (a.k.a. The Corporate Baddie) and Hot 97's Miabelle have been tapped to host the stacked event, which is presented by Max.
Aside from the dazzling names in attendance, there are several can't-miss activations and conversations to look forward to. In the SheaMoisture Networking Lounge, for example, The Creators Circle will serve as a space designed to inspire and support content creators, influencers and artists' creative journeys.
Prime Video's Culture Rated is an initiative that champions Black creatives, perspectives and community by amplifying the voices and entertainment that speak to the Black experience. This year, Culture Rated will highlight their upcoming film slate, including Jamie Foxx and Jurnee Smollett's The Burial as well as Eddie Murphy and Tracee Ellis Ross's Candy Cane Lane. Attendees can also stop by the Culture Rated Activation Alley experience to see how it honors Black entertainment.
Other major companies like Spotify, Clinique, NBCUniversal, Paramount, Walmart, Patreon and Getty Images will be hosting unique activation opportunities and conversations throughout the weekend. Additionally, this year will feature the first-ever Creative Career Job Fair, where attendees can meet with recruiters and learn about career opportunities at companies like Max, Google, Shea Moisture and Kickstarter. COCA-COLA® and Smart Water will serve as official beverage partners.
On both days, CÎROC will host a Golden Hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., where ticketholders can enjoy signature beverages from the company and its Diageo family brands Bulleit Frontier Whiskey and Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Spirits. The two-day event will then conclude with the first-ever Creative Block Party hosted by American Express.
Leading up to this year's conference, attendees can register for a chance to attend CultureCon Week. This offering will allow guests to partake in exclusive events and experiences ahead of the big weekend.
As part of its dedication to creative collaboration, CultureCon is partnering with Foot Locker for a limited edition capsule collection entitled "Big Things Start Small." The new collection pays homage to CultureCon's origin story as the conference has evolved over the years.
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CultureCon New York 2023 runs Oct. 7–8 at the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. More information can be found here.
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