3 Days of furthering “forward”
More programming to be announced daily. Stay tuned.
Nov 1st - Tuesday
Nov 1st - 9:30am EST
Black Ambition Demo Day
Black Ambition's Demo Day
Nov 1st - 11:30am EST
Pharrell takes the stage with NSU’s Dr. Adams-Gaston to welcome attendees to the event and Norfolk, VA.
Nov 1st - 12:00pm EST
How Business Will Be Done in the Future
with Google Chief Diversity Officer Melonie Parker & Ryan Shadrick Wilson
Nov 1st - 12:20pm EST
What If the Way We Respond To The Crisis is Part of the Crisis?
Keynote Speaker: Bayo Akomolafe
Nov 1st - 1:15pm EST
Igniting growth: Bridging the opportunity gap for diverse entrepreneurs
Nov 1st - 1:25pm EST
Wide Awake: A Conversation about Health Equity
Conversation with Olajide Williams with Lisa Osborne Ross, CEO Edelman & Pharrell Williams
Nov 1st - 2:05pm EST
OTHERtone Podcast Live
Pharrell, Scott Vener & Fam-Lay will speak with Hannibal Buress about his experiences and insights as it relates to matters of money and opportunity.
Nov 1st - 2:15pm EST
Black Entrepreneurship: The New Face of Small Business
Presented by The Guardian U.S.
Nov 1st - 3:30pm EST
Equity & Advocacy in Women’s Healthcare
Presented by Publicis Health & Publicis Groupe
Nov 1st - 3:45pm EST
Black Ambition x UMG: New Era of Possibilities in the Music Industry - Web 3.0
Nov 1st - 5:00pm EST
"Hosted by Pharrell in conversation with Stephen Duval of Empowerment IP Capital, Felix Zhang of Ares Management, Shu Nyatta of Bicycle Capital, Dr, Adams Gaston, Derrick Weatherspoon of BlackRock and Pusha T. Moderator: Ryan Shadrick Wilson"
Nov 1st - 8:00pm EST
EITR Redux After Party
Badge Holder Invite Only Cocktail Party. Featuring JOE KAY
Nov 2nd - Wednesday
Nov 3rd - Thursday
Reserve your stay now
Norfolk offers a variety of accommodation options for every style and budget, from downtown high-rise hotels to quaint bed and breakfasts, and everywhere in between.
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
Refined luxury and stylish comfort come together brilliantly at Norfolk Waterside Marriott.
Courtyard by Marriott Norfolk Downtown
Within walking distance of all downtown attractions, restaurants, and entertainment venues.
Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Downtown
Food, shopping, and entertainment surround the Residence Inn.
Glass Light Hotel & Gallery, Autograph Collection
An intellectually curious boutique hotel and glass art gallery in the heart of Downtown Norfolk.