21st Annual Creating Opportunity Virtual Conference

Conquering Corona: "Rebuilding Our Health, Creating Justice, and Protecting the Vote"

October 8 - Day One

9:00 am | OPENING PRESS CONFERENCE

 

10:00 am – 11:15 am | 2020 CENSUS, VOTER SUPPRESSION, GOTV “PALS TO THE POLLS”

Theme: Why The Power Of The Vote Matters?

Discussion regarding best strategies to stop voter suppression, tactics for mobilizing the community to vote, encouraging everyone to take another person to the polls with them, and an update on the 2020 Census.

 

11:30 am – 12:15 pm | PUBLIC HEALTH TOWN HALL

Theme: Help Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19

Discussion with African American experts, community leaders, the nation’s leading epidemiologist, and policy experts on ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM FORUM

Theme: Police Reform In The Wake Of George Floyd

Nationwide protests have put new pressure on states and cities to scale back the force that officers can use on civilians.

 

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm | BLACK FARMERS FORUM

Theme: African Americans Farming Crisis

African American farmers are vastly underrepresented concerning both individual laborers and land ownership.

October 9 - Day Two

9:00 am | OPENING PRESS CONFERENCE

 

10:00 am – 11:15 am | BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE

Theme: Entrepreneurship And Diversity 

Exploring options and opportunities for Entrepreneurs as we recover from COVID.

 

11:30 am – 12:45 pm | POLITICAL ROUNDTABLE

Theme: Election 2020 The Most Important Election Of Our Lifetime

What is at stake in the 2020 election?

 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | MAYOR’S ROUNDTABLE

Theme: The Resilience And The Recovery Of Cities After COVID-19

Despite attacks by the President, America’s Mayors are working to guide the nation through a global pandemic, economic depression, and social unrest. We discuss what will happen next as our Nation recovers.

 

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm | INTERNATIONAL ROUNDTABLE

Theme: Global And Africa Diaspora Investment Forum 

This session is a follow up to several Africa and global Investment Opportunities Forum we held annually during our annual Wall Street Summit in New York and our Annual Convention in Chicago. Panelists will discuss Africa’s continuing tremendous business opportunities not only in oil, gas and natural resources, but also in areas such as energy, health care, telecommunications, technology, entertainment, construction, financial services, and tourism in their respective countries/sectors. Other areas of investment opportunities with the Diaspora (Caribbean, Americas, etc.) will also be explored. This forum will also provide an opportunity to discuss/update US-Global trade / investment policy during amid COVID-19 pandemic.