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The Belonging Conference (BeCon 2020): Claiming & Creating

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Join the inaugural, virtual Belonging Conference (BeCon2020): Claiming & Creating on Saturday, October 24th!

BeCon2020 Mission: Elevate the concepts and practice of Belonging to support Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and, Social Justice (IDEAS)-valuing professionals and communities.

Through fireside chats, panel discussions, and engaging activities, we will define and explore Belonging. BeCon will establish the importance of building upon the foundation of Belonging to foster IDEAS. The BeCon experience is curated to inspire co-created connectedness. BeCon facilitators are entrepreneurs, tech start-up founders, podcasters, thought leaders, social media influencers, community, and corporate leaders. VIP Attendees will also receive The Belonging Box delivered to their doorstep prior to the conference which includes, a signed copy of The Memo by Minda Harts, special edition "I Belong Here" t-shirt, "I Belong Here" Journal, cooking demonstration and mixology recipes, and sponsor promotional items and resources. VIP ticket sales will close on October 1st to allow time for timely shipment.

This event is hosted by Dawn Christian, CEO of Belong by Dawn Christian, LLC, a consultancy educating and advising on Belonging and IDEAS, and creator of the I Belong Here brand. 

FULL SCHEDULE


Friday, October 23rd 
5:30 - 7:00 pm  |  Networking Happy Hour with Speakers [VIP ACCESS ONLY]
 
Saturday, October 24th 
10:30 - 11:15 am | Welcome Address & Virtual Belonging Brunch with Chef Tommi Vincent
11:15 - 12:00 pm | The Journey to Belonging: A Workshop & Discussion to Define, Create, and Claim It
12:00 - 1:00 pm  | Keynote Fireside Chat with Minda Harts, Author of The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure the Seat
1:00 - 1:30 pm  | BREAK: Quick Fitness or On-The-Go Mindfulness Session
1:30 - 2:15 pm  | Panel Discussion: Creating Spaces to Belong: Spending Privilege
2:15 - 3:00 pm | Break Outs:
Session A) Claiming Spaces: They Said I Didn’t Belong
Session B) Creating Spaces: Mental Health, Wellness, and Belonging
3:00 - 4:00 pm | BREAK: The Happi(est) Hour with DJ & mixology session
4:00 - 5:30 pm | Live Podcast Party: Creating Spaces to Claim & Create Belonging

SPEAKERS

In order of conference appearance.

Tommi Vincent, Chef, Founder of Vincent Country
Crystle Johnson, Founder of Meaningful
Krysta Galeano, Inclusive Recruiter, Cohost of Meaningful Podcast
Star Carter, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Kanarys Inc.
Minda Harts, CEO of My Weekly Memo, Author of The Memo
Charles Christian, Fitness Professional
Tami Jackson, Instructional Designer & DEI Lead
Michelle Howell, Chief Culture Officer, The Outrage
Elizabeth Speck, Ph.D, Founder of MindOpen Learning Strategies
Jim Massey, Global Sustainability Executive
Ashley Hobbs, Producer, ESSENCE Podcast Network
Alissa Carpenter, Speaker, Author, Humanize Your Workplace podcast
Erik Requidan, CEO & Founder of Media Tradecraft, Co-Founder of Minority Report Podcast
Kerel Cooper, SVP Global Marketing of Live Intent, Co-Founder of Minority Report Podcast
Jacqueline Twillie, CEO of ZeroGap, Coach, Author
Michelle Howell, Chief Culture Officer, The Outrage
Dan Egol, Executive Director Inclusion NextWork
Stephanie LeBlac- Godfrey, I am SLG, Thought Leader- Inclusive Workplace Practices
Felicia C. Perez, Registered Mental Health and Wellness Counselor


For questions or inquiries, please email [email protected] 

Schedule

· Stage
Welcome Address & Virtual Belonging Brunch
Dawn E. Christian Tommi Vincent
· Stage
The Journey to Belonging: A Workshop & Discussion to Define, Create, and Claim It
Krysta Galeano (she/her) Crystle Johnson (she/her)
· Stage
Keynote Fireside Chat with Minda Harts
Dawn E. Christian
· Sessions
BREAK: On-The-Go Wellness Session
· Sessions
BREAK: Quick Fitness Session
Charles Ray Christian
· Stage
Panel | Creating Spaces to Belong: Spending Privilege
Jacqueline  Twillie Elizabeth Speck
· Sessions
Break Out A | Claiming Spaces: They Said I Don't Belong
Tami Jackson
· Sessions
Break Out B | Creating Spaces: Mental Health, Wellness, and Belonging
Dan Egol
· Sessions
BREAK | Jamming with BEATS&BEAUTIFULMUSIC & Happiest Hour Break
· Stage
Live Podcast Party! Creating Space to Claim & Create Belonging
Kerel Cooper Crystle Johnson (she/her) Alissa Carpenter Ashley Hobbs

Speakers

Dan Egol

Executive Director and Co-Founder, Inclusion NextWork

Jazmin M

Founder, Eco-Lit Candles

Kerel Cooper

SVP Global Marketing of Live Intent, Co-Founder of Minority Report Podcast

Charles Ray Christian

Fitness Professional

Tami Jackson

Instructional Designer & Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Lead

Dawn E. Christian

CEO, Belong by Dawn Christian LLC

Jacqueline Twillie

CEO of ZeroGap, Coach, Author

Tommi Vincent

Chef & Founder, Vincent Country

Crystle Johnson (she/her)

Co-Host of We Are Meaningful Podcast

Krysta Galeano (she/her)

Recruiter & Co-Host of We Are Meaningful Podcast

Ashley Hobbs

Storybuilder & ESSENCE Podcast Producer

Elizabeth Speck

Principal, MindOpen Learning Strategies

Alissa Carpenter

Owner and Principal Consultant, Not Ok And That's Ok

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