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NEW DIGITAL CONFERENCE CALLS ON DREAMERS AND VISIONARIES TO KEEP DAYDREAMING, ACT ON DREAMS
DreamFest Digital, held November 8-10, is set to provide dreamers and visionaries with tools, resources, and inspiration to turn their dreams into reality. Nearly 20 speakers will convene to share action-oriented stories with entrepreneurial leaders. The all-online conference will be accessible on mobile, tablet, and computer devices. Tickets cost $49 and can be purchased online at dreamfestdigital.com.
NASHVILLE (September 6, 2016) – A new digital conference is giving daydreamers around the world permission to keep dreaming. Called DreamFest Digital, the all-online conference is using the stories and best practices from established leaders and business owners to motivate and activate entrepreneurial leaders to take action to turn their dreams into reality.
Hosted by the Nashville-based boutique public relations and brand strategy firm, DENOR Brands & Public Relations, in partnership with the company’s microbrand, LiveYourBrand, the summit, held Nov. 8-10, is specifically designed to give dreamers the tools to activate new realities that help change their lives, and ultimately, the world.
“DreamFest Digital is all about dreaming the dream and taking the steps to actually live the dream,” said Ashley Northington, founder and director of both DENOR Brands & Public Relations and LiveYourBrand. “I can relate to the desire to accomplish big, audacious goals, yet at the same time, be unsure of how to do so. Through my work, I encounter scores of new entrepreneurs and leaders who have that same desire. DreamFest is the answer for those who have big dreams and are ready to do what it takes to reach them.”
The inaugural conference will deliver keynote sessions via live video stream. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions of speakers via live question-and-answer sessions on Twitter. Each session will feature inspiring, action-oriented stories from entrepreneurs and leaders in different parts of the country. Attendees will walk away from each video session with actionable steps to accomplish their goals.
Nearly 20 leaders will present during the three-day virtual conference. From an urban inspirational singer who had hits that climbed gospel charts and would later reveal his faith healed him from a life-altering disease to the creative agency founder who struggled to make it through design school as she raised her young son amidst several others who doubted her future success, DreamFest attendees will hear the real stories of real people who dared to have big dreams and the courage to accomplish to them.
Attendees will hear from:
- A GRAMMY Award winning music producer who turned down traditional record label deals to build his own production company that has produced for many of music’s biggest names including Rick Ross, Meek Mill, 2Chains, Yo Gotti, Lecrae, and more.
- A serial entrepreneur who made his first million dollars at the tender age of 29, later lost it all, got it back, and now spends his time building new ideas, supporting others to achieve great success, and advocating for improved educational opportunities for underserved youth, specifically Black boys.
- A first generation American who was once told by her elementary school teacher that she was ‘stupid’ and ‘could not learn’, who became an academic overachiever and an award-winning journalist, acclaimed mystery novelist, thoughtful writer, and beloved college professor.
“We are officially telling the dreamers and visionaries of the world NOT to quit their daydreaming,” Northington said. “We know the most successful people spent a lot of time dreaming, but they spent even more time overcoming tremendous obstacles to put their monumental dreams into action.”
DreamFest Digital will also donate portions of each ticket sale to nonprofit organizations that aim to enrich the lives of others. This year, DreamFest will benefit four organizations. These are: Purpose Preparatory Academy, an academically rigorous charter school in north Nashville; Boys Prep Catalyst, a foundation that starts public schools to nurture urban black boys to success in high school, college, and beyond; Boarding Pass Program, a program ran by ExPat Women of Color that takes high-school aged girls abroad to experience the academic, artistic, and career offerings in another country; and the Business Garden, a Nashville startup aimed at providing resources, support, and office space for female entrepreneurs.
“We are committed to serving our community and helping share stories that matter,” Northington said. “These four organizations have remarkable stories and are driven by their unwavering commitment to helping others become their best – which is exactly what we hope to do with DreamFest.”
The virtual conference will be accessible on mobile, tablet, and computer devices on November 8 – 10. To kickoff the conference, organizers will host two Twitter panel discussions on digital media and business on November 1 and November 3. Tickets to the conference cost $49 and can be purchased online at dreamfestdigital.com.
For questions or more information, please contact DENOR Brands & Public Relations at 615.928.1909 or [email protected].
ABOUT DENOR BRANDS & PUBLIC RELATIONS
DENOR Brands & Public Relations is committed to discovering new and exciting ways to communicate on behalf of experts, brands, organizations, and companies.
The boutique firm is driven by a deep commitment to share stories that inspire and inform the public. Through compelling storytelling, dynamic visuals, and intentional action, DENOR helps established brands increase visibility, engage audiences, and grow revenue. The firm expertly blends media and influencer relations with thoughtful digital marketing strategies to create powerhouse brands that make the world a better place.
Learn more at denorbrands.com.
#LiveYourBrand is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs grow to wherever they want to go through strategic action, thoughtful conversations, and engaging live events.
Learn more at liveyourbrand.co. Learn more about DreamFest at DreamFestDigital.com.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Raymond Allmon (Baton Rouge, La.): Raymond Allmon is the co-founder of Boys Prep Catalyst and the Regional Director of Leadership for Educational Equity. In addition to his work in education, Allmon has led the startup and strategy for several successful entertainment properties.
Brittany Butler (Raleigh, N.C.): Brittany Butler, aka Miss B Fab, is the Money Stylist. The wife and mother of three is known for doing everything with a touch love and a dose of fabulosity. She helps aspiring budgetnistas learn how to take control of their finances – and not scrimp on the fabulousness in the process.
Torrence Esmond (Nashville & Atlanta): Torrance “Street Symphony” Esmond, producer/music executive, is the top source for sounds. From multi-platinum superstars to mainstream-aimed independent, the GRAMMY Award-winning Track Or Die CEO has produced for some of music’s biggest names such as Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Ludacris, Yo Gotti, Lecrae and more.
John Faison (Nashville): Pastor John R. Faison, Sr. is the Senior Pastor of Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Under Pastor Faison’s leadership, the ministry has quadrupled and its reach in the community has strengthened, making him a ‘go-to’ resource for the rapidly growing Nashville community.
Ashley Foxx (Memphis): Ashley Foxx, an author, educator, and artist, fell in love with children’s books while teaching kindergarten and first grade in Memphis. Considering her love for telling stories and creating art, she collaborated with her sister, April Foxx, on their first children’s book, Keisha Cane and Her Very Sweet Tooth. Foxx, who is also the executive director of the boutique publishing house, Kifani Inc., has been featured in Glamour Magazine, Grace Magazine, The Commercial Appeal and on Essence.com, Black Enterprise.com, and Clutch.com.
Tiffany Gillespie (Philadelphia): Tiffany Gillespie is the lead designer and founder of To the ‘T’ Events. In the face of multiple health issues that threatened to claim her life and numerous setbacks, Tiffany has grown her business exponentially from an idea she carried around in a 3-ring binder to an established brand that has been featured on national television.
Cha Jones (Nashville): Cha is a seasoned international speaker, expatriate and transformation coach. She is the president of Global Bound Consulting and the founder of Expat Women of Color, a non-profit association, helping women live comfortably anywhere in the world. She has also written the New Urban International Migration: African American Women Moving Abroad, You Too! Can Live Abroad, and Every Girl Needs Her Pearls.
John Little (Nashville): John Little is an influential political strategist and parental advocate who is dedicated to improving the educational outcomes for students and their families.
Dana James Mwangi (Memphis): From full-time corporate employee to full-time entrepreneur, Dana’s career has evolved from being an in-house print designer to agency founder, brand & website builder, creative director and speaker. With her love for clean design and belief that everyone has a story to tell, Dana founded Cheers Creative, a Memphis-based brand and web-design agency.
Ashley Northington (Nashville): Ashley Northington is an award winning marketing communications professional and serial entrepreneur. She is the founder and agency director of the boutique marketing and public relations firm, DENOR Brands & Public Relations and the founder of LiveYourBrand, an online community that supports emerging and aspiring business owners and brand builders.
Icess Fernandez Rojas (Houston): Icess Fernandez Rojas is a journalist, blogger, teacher, and writer. She is the most recent recipient of the Owl of Minerva Award, which allowed her to create a writing retreat for AfroLatina writers. When she is not writing, she is teaching others to write as an assistant professor of English at Lone Star College.
Janelle Rucker (District of Columbia): Uncovering a good story has always been a sixth sense of Janelle’s. In 2014, she created reTyped to use the power of story to build empathy, change the way we see each other, and break the stereotypes that often hinder us. The growing collection of narratives includes stories from an educator, a domestic violence survivor, and an activist working to end mass incarceration. In following through on her dream, she has given a platform for others to share their passions, dreams, and purpose.
Domonique West Townsend (Nashville): Domonique West Townsend is an empowerment coach, published author, and professional engineer. She is passionate about uplifting women and underserved minorities. The founder of Meltdown Momma and Engineered 2 Succeed, Domonique empowers mothers to be confident in their decisions and prepares black and minority students for success in their quest to obtain their engineering degrees, respectively.
Lindsey Walker (Atlanta): Socially savvy with roots in the fashion & entertainment industries, Lindsey Walker is the CEO and Lead Publicist of PR Mentality. Lindsey is passionate about helping package their message to reach their intended audiences. She has launched innovative & dynamic PR campaigns, garnering top tier press coverage for her clients including placements in Variety, ABC, Yahoo Movies, XXL, Vibe Vixen, and more.
DeWayne Woods (San Diego): DeWayne Woods is an award winning urban music vocalist. He burst on the music scene in 2006 with his Top 5 radio smash, ‘Let Go,’ which spent a year on various Billboard charts. The single earned him three Stellar Awards, including Best New Artist. A lifelong lover of music with an infectious personality, DeWayne is the embodiment of persistence and staying power within his industry.