Vibe.com & the League of Young Voters Education Fund present IGNITE 2010: From the Blogs to the Blocks. Taking place on October 1, 2010, IGNITE 2010 is a first of its kind gathering of the leading minds in entertainment, new media and social organizing that will spark new ideas and initiate action.
Industry professionals, media outlets and influencers have all been hand-selected and personally invited to attend and participate in the panel discussion and workshops. Invitees include recording artist and actor Ludacris; MTV News Correspondent; Amalia Deloney, Center For Media Justice; Erica Williams, American Progress; Jycorri Robinson, Digital Marketing for Def Jam Records; Tarik Ross, Head of Community Relations for Stampede Management; Shamako Noble, Hip-Hop Congress; Davey D, Hip-Hop and political journalist; Billy Johnson, Jr., Yahoo! Music; Earl Johnson, Urban Music Manager for Myspace Music; Janee Bolden, Senior Editor for Bossip.com; Chuck Creekmur, Owner and Founder of AllHipHop.com; and many more. In addition, IGNITE 2010 will feature musical performances by some of rap’s most notable artists.
Outline of IGNITE 2010:
3PM – 6PM: Invite Only Workshops
1) The Role of New Media in Contemporary Life
2) Violence, Sex and Gender in Music
6PM – 8PM: V.I.P. Panel & Performances – open to the public
1) Civic Responsibility as it relates to your Community