Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen, III thought-leader and Amazon.com best-selling author of Master Your Emotions, is assembling both national and global leaders and entrepreneurs for the 2019 iElevate Conference. The conference will be held June 18th-23rd at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel and The Vision Cathedral of Atlanta, where he serves as Senior Pastor. Hundreds are expected to hear from prominent leaders and influencers on topics of social relevance. This year’s conference theme is “Image It. Risk It. Do It. It’s Worth It.”
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Originated in 2018, the iElevate Conference was designed to be a collection for ALL people to connect in a BOLD space to experience some of the country’s top thought-provoking thinkers, leaders and voices of our time to participate and address some of the most sensitive and salient subjects from a faith point of view. The conference is of the first and only inclusive conferences with a mission to transform, empower and equip people of faith with the resources and tools necessary to impact their immediate community, region and nation.
At this year’s iElevate, attendees can expect a diverse and dynamic set of programing designed for all conference goers, including well-recognized events from O.C. Allen such as: entrepreneurship, brand development, spirituality, health & wellness, empowerment, beauty, fashion, mental health and a continuation of the initiative and HIV awareness campaign, Prevention From The Pulpit. Attendees of iElevate 2019 will gain unprecedented access to workshops, worship experiences, fine dining, marketplaces and more.
“No matter who you are or where you’re going, there’s elevation for you,” says Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen, III, founder of iElevate National Conference.
A partial list of this year’s iElevate speakers, influencers, panelists, musical guests and Vision Community Foundation Black Tie Gala honorees include:
- Oliver Clyde Allen, III – Senior Pastor, “The Vision Cathedral of Atlanta” & Executive
- Director of The Vision Community Foundation and Founder of iElevate
- Rev. Al Sharpton – Civil Rights Activist and Radio/TV personality
- Cast of TV One’s “Sister Circle Live”
- Bevy Smith – TV/Radio Personality
- TS Madison – TV Personality
- Venny Etienne– Fashion Designer/Lifetime’s Project Runway
- Antonio Brown– Atlanta City Councilman
- Amiyah Scott– Actress & Author/Transgender Activist
- Sheri Jones-Moffett– National Recording Gospel Music Artist
The complete roster of speakers, entertainers, seminars and other events will be announced soon in keeping with iElevate’s core program tracks:
- iElevate Pastors and Leadership
- iElevate Men
- iElevate Women
- iElevate Code Red Youth
- iElevate Millennial
- iElevate Trans
- iElevate Music and Arts
- iElevate Creative Suite (includes: Film, Beauty, Fashion, Entrepreneurship)
- Vision Community Foundation Annual BLACK TIE GALA
The week of iElevate will conclude with the 8th annual Vision Community BLACK TIE GALA at the prestigious Atlanta City Hall Atrium. The annual celebration honors a select group of individuals and organizations that have made outstanding achievements in the arts, media, ministry, community service and government arenas throughout their lifetime. The 2019 gala theme is “Royal Imagination: The Revolution of Fashion & Style.” 2019 honorees include: Venny Etienne (Lifetime’s Project Runway), Cast of TV One’s Sister Circle Live, Bevy Smith (Sirius XM “Bevelations”), TS Madison (Influencer/ Host of “Queens Supreme Court”), Anthony Henderson-Strong (Celebrity Fashion Stylist), Kent Christian (Celebrity MUA/Recording Artist), Vaughn Alvarez (Publicist/LGBTQI+ Activist), August Fulton (Fashion Designer), Antonio Brown (Atlanta City Councilman), Terrell Smith (Celebrity Fashion Stylist), Nikki Watkins (Professional Stage Entertainer), JP Moore(CEO of JP Designs Art), and Tim Arrington (Celebrity Fashion Designer). Immediately following the gala will be an after party, at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North (7 Concourse Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia) with sounds and dancing to the live soundtracks by legendary disc jockey, DJ Sedrick. For more information on the Black Tie Gala visit: blacktiegala.org.
This summer’s conference is one of the most highly anticipated conferences that the city of Atlanta has ever experienced. As the architect and visionary for iElevate, Bishop O.C. Allen continues to elevate the value of diversity and inclusion as the key focus of the conference. Everyone can experience iElevate regardless of disability, creed, gender, sexuality, nationality, or ethnicity.
Registration for all iElevate activities is available at iElevate.org. Registration starts at $49 and includes breakfast, lunch and access to day sessions.
Photo credit: Rev. Al Sharpton