Culture Creators To Continue The 2020 C2 College Summit Virtually


( ENSPIRE Feature ) Culture Creators is Continuing Their HBCU Initiative As a Virtual Conference For College Students Looking For Career Opportunities in Business and Entertainment

ENSPIRE Contributor: Re’Dreyona Walker

With global restrictions on social distancing, people working from home, and students forced to learn online, more now than ever, college graduates need the opportunity to hear how industry leaders have successfully transformed their businesses to digital platforms. As part of their ongoing mission to elevate tomorrow’s leaders and creatives, and to celebrate the power of diversity, Culture Creators is continuing their C2 Summit Series virtually for HBCU undergraduate and graduate students.

The five-day digital summit will include panel discussions, one-on-one interviews, discussions, and fireside chats that will be informative and thought-provoking as graduates will map out their careers for post-graduate life. 

Culture Creators is an organization that celebrates black excellence in entertainment founded by Joi Brown (SVP Brand Partnerships at Atlantic Records). Last year, Washington, D.C. kicked off the launch of the HBCU initiative with primary sponsor Morgan Stanley. The C2 Summits at historically black colleges and universities around the country are part of an initiative to speak to students of color with employment opportunities, educational experiences, and access to leaders and advisors whose experience spans the spectrum of business, entertainment, politics, and more. The program is used to recruit young talent and to maximize potential as they become the next generation of The Culture Creators.

This Summit brings together HBCU students and connects them with high-ranking executives/influencers in Sports, Music, and Entertainment. Past speakers have been NBA Hall of Famer Isaiah Thomas, vice president of external and multicultural affairs for The Motion Picture Association John Gibson, executive director of Comcast and NBC Universal Keesha Boyd, president of Live Nation Urban Shawn Gee, founder of Broccoli City Marcus Allen, head of urban music at Columbia Records Phylicia Fant, general manager of Motown Records Marc Byers and Jeriel Johnson from The Recording Academy. 

This year the C2 Summit will be a five-day virtual conference taking place May 18 through May 21. The event is unique in that there’s a level of intimacy and access to the speakers you rarely get at networking events, perfect for students getting ready to graduate. Plus, there are opportunities to receive resume consulting, headshots, fireside chats, and speed networking — all for FREE.

View last year’s recap here:

To learn more about Culture Creators and the 2020 C2 Virtual College Summit, please visit their Instagram and their website at