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To belong to the Black diaspora is to be part of an incredible global community. It’s full of rich history, diverse shades, beautiful people, and a legacy of success. Get a taste of what that looks like by attending the second annual AFRICON this spring, where you’ll unlock a conference and culture fest unlike anything you’ve ever seen. 

May 25-28, 2022, experience what it looks like to unite the Black diaspora in an event brought to you by Amplify Africa and the Africa Channel. We welcome you to join us in Los Angeles for a packed weekend full of events, pop culture, activism and innovation. Feel how powerful it is to be part of the Black diaspora over the course of four days with panels, special guest speakers, a music festival, a marketplace, a gala and more. The events kick off Wednesday May 25th with the celebration of Happy Africa Day, and the fun keeps going from there.

Enrich yourself and learn from the greats with an amazing selection of speakers that you won’t find anywhere else. Among them include:

  • Ava Hall (Former Head, BET International)
  • Jidenna (Musician)
  • Charles Kuykendoll (Global Lead, Talent Brand & Events at Stripe)
  • Tunde Balogun (Co-founder, LVRN)
  • Rema Morgan-Aluko (VP of Software Engineering, Fandango)
  • Abdul Abdullah (Founder & CEO of Culture Management Group and Afrochella Festival)
  • And many, many more

Aside from networking, there is a lucrative opportunity for ambitious entrepreneurs through a pitch competition. Startups in their early stages will be eligible to win $10,000, media exposure and more. To begin, submit a pitch application by Monday, April 25, 2022. Semi-finalists will be granted perks that include two tickets to AFRICON, a feature with Amplify Africa and more. Finalists will compete on the AFRICON Business and Tech Stage on Friday, May 27, 2022.

There is much to look forward to at AFRICON, and the Afro Ball is definitely one of them. The ball is a fun, fashion-forward event with a purpose. As it went with a philanthropic motive, this year organizers are looking to raise $500,000 through a partnership with iHeartAfrica Foundation and ChakaBars. The funds will go towards helping a community in Goma, Congo resettle after being displaced by a volcanic eruption. The event also celebrates the changemakers who work to honor the diaspora. Past honorees have included artist Jidenna, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Influencer Jackie Aina, Motown Records Chairman/CEO Ethiopia Habtemariam, and more.
HBCU Buzz is proud to serve as a media partner to AFRICON 2022. Get more information about all of the exciting events and purchase your tickets today here before they’re all gone.