Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule

Tuesday, July 11 – Opening Night

6:30pm – Doors Open

7:30pm – Evening Session

 


 

Wednesday, July 12 – Morning Service

8:30am – Doors open

9:15am – Praise and Worship

9:30am – Session 1

11:00am – Session 2

1:00pm – Break

1:30pm – Session 3

3:00pm – EXPO

3:00pm – 5:00pm The Merge Summit Breakout Sessions (Rooms 339-342)

THE MERGE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

3:00p –  Casting Experience/Cold Read – Robi Reed – VP Talent and Casting, Original Programming, BET
“Life Rocks” – LisaRaye McCoy – Actress  (ROOM 339)
3:00p – 3:45p Scripted Unscripted – Television discussion – Traci Blackwell, Endyia Kinney-Sterns  (ROOM 340-341)
4:00p – 5:00p Woman Code – Sophia Nelson, Holly Carter, Dorinda Walker  (ROOM 340-341)

 


 

Wednesday, July 12 – Evening Service

6:30pm – Doors Open

7:30pm – Evening Session

 


 

Thursday, July 13 – Morning Service

8:30am – Doors Open

9:15am – Praise and Worship

9:30am – Session 1

11:15am – Session 2

12:45pm – EXPO

1:00pm – 5:00pm – The Merge Summit Master Classes (Main Hall)

MASTER CLASS #1 – Are You Ready for This  (Main Hall)
1:15p – 2:15p
Sheri Riley – Author, Empowerment speaker and life strategist 
Endyia Kinney-Sterns – Executive, Producer and Creator
Leah Daniels-Butler – Casting Director
Kierra Sheard – Artist
MASTER CLASS #2 – Girl Boss  (Main Hall)
2:30p – 3:30p
Cameka Smith – Speaker, Influencer and Founder (BOSS)
Michelle Thornton – Sr. VP at BET
Marilyn Booker – Managing Director and the Head of Morgan Stanley’s Urban Markets Group
Dr. Condessa Curley – AHF
Kim Kimble- Celebrity Hair Stylist – Hair Care Expert
 
MASTER CLASS #3 –  Bold, Beautiful and On Purpose  (Main Hall)
3:45p – 4:45p
Mikki Taylor – Essence Chief Editor 
McLyte –  ENTERTAINER – DJ – SPEAKER – ACTRESS- VOICEOVER TALENT- PHILANTROPHIST
Eva Marcille – Actress – Model

 


 

Thursday, July 13 – Evening Service

6:30pm – Doors Open

7:30pm – Evening Session