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John Legend, Charlamagne Tha God, Remy Ma & More Shine at CULTURECON

The second annual CultureCon 2018 featured a plethora of thought-leaders in arts, politics, culture and creativity on Saturday, October 13. Powered by The Creative Collective NYC, a platform dedicated to curating brave spaces for creatives of color, CultureCon hosted over 700 young creatives for a one day creative conference celebrating the influential shifts on society and the culture that fuels it. CultureCon is a one-of-it’s kind experience catering to curious and ambitious multicultural entrepreneurs, artisans, content creators and young professionals.


Highlights from the conference included conversations with EGOT winner John Legend, executive producer, actor and host Nick Cannon, the first black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover, Tyler Mitchell  and New York Times Bestselling author and radio host, Charlamagne Tha God.

“CultureCon exceeded our wildest dreams. The immense amount of collaboration and creative connectivity that went into the day was truly something special and I am in awe of every single individual that made the conference a tremendous success.” says The Creative Collective founder Imani Ellis.


Sponsors for CultureCon 2018 included HBO, Facebook, Squarespace, BET, Netflix, Foot Locker, Dove, Vaseline, Tequila Avión,  Lyft, Tidal.


Media sponsors included Refinery29, Essence, OkayAfrica and Cassius.


Additional sponsors included The Meatball Shop, KIND Healthy Snacks, SkinnyPop Popcorn,  Body Armour Sports Drink, Red Bull Energy Drink, Base Butter, Essentia Water, The Little Beet, Rise Brewing Company, Scotch Porter and Pressed Juicery.

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