Registration &


8 - 9 a.m.

Menu: eggs, potatoes, bacon, fruit, croissants, coffee, orange juice

Registration &


8 - 9 a.m.

Menu: eggs, potatoes, bacon, fruit, croissants, coffee, orange juice

9 a.m.

Welcome &


Adrian N. Carter

Author, Speaker, Conflict Coach

9 a.m.

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Adrian N. Carter has been impacting organizations and institutions of higher education for over 18 years with his dynamic and progressive ability to lead, resolve conflict, and create solutions. As an Author, International Poet, Speaker, and Leadership Development Trainer, with a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Leadership, Adrian is committed to influencing people through his training, publications, and poetry into becoming more caring, sharing, and loving individuals who understand the importance of inclusive community building. Adrian empowers every individual to be the right person in the right place at the right time via The Ellison Model, developed by world-class sociologist and professor Dr. Deryl G. Hunt. Adrian travels the world teaching leaders “It’s not the problem that counts, it’s the solution.”

9:30 a.m.

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Empowerment Through Ancestral Wisdom

Matthew A. Pigatt

Mayor of the City of Opa-Locka

Keynote Presentation

 For thousands of years our ancestors have established empires, created marvels of engineering, and laid the political, scientific and social foundations of our modern world. Through the teachings of Africana history, the story of these great accomplishments are unveiled to empower a new generation of leaders.  

10:15 a.m.

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When Who I Am Meets What I Am 

Radar Jones

Conflict Resolution Practitioner

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Which Superhero Are You? Understanding the Fight For Balance and Using Your Powers for Good 

Adejare McMillan

Mental Health Therapist

11:15 a.m.

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Drip Too Hard and You Might Cause A Slip-and-Fall: Knowing the Impact of Your Leadership Style 

Curtis Sweet

Life Strategist

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I Left My Dignity At Home:  Understanding Intra & Spatial Intelligence in Resolving Conflict

Peren Sabuncu

Conflict Resolution Practitioner


12:15 p.m.

Menu: Chicken Alfredo pasta, brown stew chicken with white rice, garden salad, rolls, fruit punch, lemonade

12:45 p.m.

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Rashad D. Thomas

VP Community Connect & Business Outreach

Business Connect & Community Outreach 

Miami Superbowl 2020


1:00 p.m.

The State of Men

The State of Men

Panel Discussion

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Lincoln Bain

Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur​

Richard Garrick

K-12 Principal

Dr. Devon Wright


Davica Williams


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2:00 p.m.

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Government & 

Politics in Action

Dwight Bullard

Political Director of the New Florida Majority 

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Business &

Legal Affairs

Nichole T. Compton

Author, Attorney, Business Expert

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3:00 p.m.

I'm Not a Businessman

I'm a Business, Man

Panel Discussion

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Dudley Carter


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Jerris Evans

CEO, FLO'etry

(Flo4Me) Entertainment

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Dejean Junior

Business Consultant 

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Moderated by 

Dexter Hunt

General Manger, ICB Productions Inc. 

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ASCENSION Rhyme & Reason

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

8 p.m.(d/o 7 p.m.)


Saturday Night | February 9, 2019

8 – 10 p.m.

NSU Art Museum

1 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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