A few weeks ago, an Atlanta venue sold out for the fourth annual REVOLT Summit x AT&T. The event featured networking and educational opportunities for young Black creators as well as increased global brand presence.
Over 10,000 young Black creatives and rising professionals attended the two-day experience, which was packed chock-full with sponsors-presented panels, live entertainment, and other activations around the summit's three pillars: Community, Commerce, and Connectivity. From merchandise drops to VIP celebrity guests, the summit left all attendees feeling celebrated and empowered to reimagine the future, now.
The theme of the event, “The Future is Now,” anchored the content of the event, which included performances and discussions led by today's changemakers. Among the A-list speakers were Pretty Vee, Fly Guy DC, Gucci Mane, Tamika D. Mallory, Nardo, Iddris Sandu, Bobby Shmurda, Dennis Rodman, and other cultural leaders.
The Summit featured interactive keynotes and insightful panels such as Beyond the Rim, a one-on-one conversation with Dennis Rodman moderated by Brandon Marshall; The Future of Cannabis, where moderator Mouse Jones sat down with Bobby Shmurda, Al Harrington, Berner, and Tammy The Cannabis Cutie; as well as Cancel Culture, where Amber Rose, Ray J and Nene Leakes discussed the dynamic world of social media with moderator Jason Lee.
"This year's Summit was completely sold-out, which showcases our community's growing demand for our movement to create a platform for the culture, by the culture, which will enable us to reclaim our narrative globally," said Detavio Samuels, CEO of REVOLT. "We are both humbled and thrilled to have touched so many lives with yet another inspiring weekend full of opportunities.”
Attendees also participated in one-on-one mentoring sessions with a variety of today's most successful leaders. This special activation was thoughtfully curated to offer once-in-a-lifetime career and growth sessions where emerging professionals worked with established leaders to discuss how to achieve their goals and take charge of their future.
The Summit was hosted in partnership with brand activation company Superfly. Sponsors of this year's summit included AT&T, State Farm, Ally, McDonald's, Walmart, Puma, Empower Global, Doritos, Pepsi, Ciroc/Deleon, and Microsoft. REVOLT is the leading Black-owned and operated multimedia platform servicing content 24/7 across digital, linear and live media channels. The platform produces rich content and original material with the biggest names in Hip-Hop, along with reports of breaking news, current events, trends and announcements within the Black cultural movement and Hip-Hop world.