about
the event

Spker is an invitation only event with a carefully curated audience. You are more than welcome to submit your application.

At a time of exponential changes in digital technology, speed and distraction – leading to dramatic changes in society – the Conference offers profound guidance to you, your team and your company. From 19th to 20th September 2019 we will help shift your perspective on the future and prepare you for the big digital challenges ahead.

When

Tuesday - Friday
15 - 20 August, 2019

Where

Queenbay Mall
4217 Nickel Road, NYC

Who

John Smith
Founder / Author

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Media coverage

A workshop is embedded into a conference; it doesn’t take place on its own, but it takes place during the main conference.

New topics

The summit is an excellent opportunity to socialize and build lasting relationships with other members of the field

Coffee breaks

Completely synergize resource taxing relationships via premier niche markets. Professionally cultivate customer service.

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See the speakerslive on stage!

NEXT19 is an invitation only event with a carefully curated audience. You are more than welcome to submit your application.

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details

Conversations
July 31, 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Digital

A Conversation with Caiphus Semeya and Quincy Jones

Caiphus Semeya
Producer
Quincy Jones
Music producer
Sybil Wilkes
Radio host, journalist

Oscar-winning producers Caiphus Semeya and Quincy Jones—both of whom performed for Nelson Mandela when he was released from prison 30 years ago—talk about the role of music in the fight for freedom. Facilitated by Sybil Wilkes, part of the famed Tom Joyner Morning Show.

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Digital

The Gospel

Dr. Tumisang Makweya
Gospel artist
Fred Hammond
Gospel Artist

A conversation with Dr. Tumi (Tumisang Makweya), Africa’s leading gospel artist and global Gospel recording artist Fred Hammond perform.

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Digital

The Jazz

Kirk Whalum
Jazz saxonphonist
Jimmy Dludlu
Jazz guitarist

A conversation with legendary South Africa jazz guitarist Jimmy Dludlu, and American jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum.

The Young Mayors

Mayor Quintin Lucas
Mayor of Kansas City
Sybil Wilkes
Radio host, journalist
Mayor LaToya Cantrell
Mayor New Orleans
Mayor Steven Reed
Mayor of Montgomery
Mayor Eric Johnson
Mayor of Dallas

A conversation with “The Young Mayors” featuring African American Mayors Eric Johnson of Dallas, Texas, Steven Reed of Montgomery, Alabama, LaToya Cantrell of New Orleans and Quintin Lucas of Kansas City, Missouri. The Mayors will share their thoughts on freedom, and how Heroes such as Nelson Mandela, John Lewis and Barack Obama have shaped their development as they lead major cities in these troubling times. Facilitated by Sybil Wilkes.

Performances
July 31, 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Digital

Beyond Vocal

Beyond Vocal
Music group

Performances by Universal Music recording artists Beyond Vocal, from Soweto, Africa.

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pricing
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one day pass

$ 399
  • Entrance
  • Free Lunch & Snacks
  • Custom Badge
  • One Workshop

full pass

$ 599
  • Entrance
  • Free Lunch & Snacks
  • Posters Session
  • Talk to the Editors Session

vip seat

$ 799
  • Comfortable Seat
  • Access To Artists Meeting
  • Custom Badge
  • Certificate

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sponsors

Principal Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

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the
venue

New York Conference Center

54 Academy St.
Algonquin, IL 60102
The Center encompasses 43 meeting rooms and over 90,000 square feet of meeting space. The center has meeting space that can accommodate over 200 participants.

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