Today, Sean “Diddy” Combs announced “The Future is Now” theme for this year’s REVOLT Summit x AT&T returning to Atlanta on September 24-25, 2022. Featuring an all-star lineup, the Summit will include panels, keynotes, and conversations from Coi Leray, Gucci Mane, Iddris Sandu, Tamika D. Mallory, Big Freedia, Pretty Vee, Fly Guy DC, 19 Keys, DJ Drama, Tezlyn Figaro, Tariq Nasheed, Bimma Williams, LaRussell, and more. This year’s immersive two-day event will focus on exploring the future of Hip Hop and culture across categories while empowering the next generation of rising future-makers.
Led by Chairman Sean “Diddy” Combs and Revolt, in collaboration with AT&T*, the Summit offers attendees access to opportunity in real-time, with an unparalleled experience that celebrates the global power and influence of Hip Hop. Offering a fully immersive experience, this year’s Summit will feature exclusive live viewings of Revolt’s hit series, including Assets Over Liabilities with Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings, Big Facts, Drink Champs, the Rap Radar podcast, and more.
“The REVOLT Summit is coming back bigger and better than ever with the goal of inspiring the next generation of cultural leaders to understand that the time is now to achieve your dreams, change your life, and more importantly change the world,” said Sean “Diddy” Combs, Chairman of Revolt. “The future is happening in real-time, so we all have a responsibility to share the access, information, and opportunities that will move the culture forward and the REVOLT Summit is where it all starts.”
This year’s Summit will introduce a new format, featuring a lineup of interactive keynotes, panel conversations, live performances, and town hall discussions with the most prominent voices shaping the future. The Summit will also provide access to life-changing networking opportunities, valuable information and mentorship through the AT&T Office Hours, Career Fair, Pitch Competition, and the annual Be Heard Finale.
“Our mission at Revolt is to provide a platform for the artists, creators and cultural leaders shaping the future of Hip Hop across categories and this year’s Summit is anchored in bringing this vision to life,” said Detavio Samuels, CEO of Revolt. “Atlanta represents the epicenter of Hip Hop culture today, so we’re excited to return with a new slate of programming, marquee talent, and live experiences that explore what’s next, while highlighting how both Revolt and Hip Hop continue evolving.”
Thriving at the intersection of culture and education, the Summit unites the biggest artists, innovators, activists and industry leaders to explore the future of Hip Hop, culture, community, commerce, connectivity and the future of Revolt. Maintaining an unwavering commitment to the local community, the Summit will once again take place at 787 Windsor, a 3.5-acre urban art studio and outdoor open area campus owned by Sharod Simpson, founder and CEO of street meets faith brand, God Is Dope.
“The future is now, and we believe there’s nothing more powerful than connection to drive the evolution,” said Michelle Jordan, Chief Diversity Officer, AT&T. “AT&T’s presence at the Summit gives us a chance to learn from influential black leaders, while offering experiences that can empower and drive real impact.”
The REVOLT Summit x AT&T will provide attendees with the ultimate experience through can’t-miss performances, educational keynotes, panels, interactive workshops and more such as:
Assets Over Liabilities
Join powerhouses Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings (of Earn Your Leisure) for an exciting conversation on financial literacy as they’re granted exclusive access into the personal lives and businesses of celebrity guests to answer a critical question: are they working with assets… or liabilities?
The Future of Culture
This session will include an insightful keynote by Iddris Sandu, in addition to a panel conversation moderated by Bimma Williams, founder of Claima, who will be joined by Ms. Basketball and more to explore the future of content, collaboration, creativity and convergence.
The Future of Community
This session will include a keynote from prominent activist and community leader Tamika D. Mallory, exploring the future of social justice, equity, and our collective fight for freedom.
The Future of Commerce
This session will include a keynote from John Petty III, Executive Creative Director at Weiden + Kennedy and AdAge Creative of the Year, exploring the future relationship between brands, creators and the changing economy.
The Future of Connectivity
The future is now, and technology is changing. This panel explores the future of connectivity as it relates to 5G social media, networking, live streaming, and more.
Dear America, Run Me My Check
With nearly 85% of black Americans believing that there should be some form of compensation delivered to the descendants of the American enslavement, Tariq Nasheed and REVOLT Black News Weekly hosts moderate a solution-oriented discussion about our payback for building this country for free.
Be Heard Competition
Revolt’s Signature event, Be Heard, a talent competition aimed at giving everyone a shot at being heard, will kick off with a special HBCU Open Call for current attendees of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in Atlanta. Two winners from the Open Call will go on to compete at the Be Heard finals on September 25th at the Summit for a panel of judges including DJ Drama, Tek and others for the chance to win $10,000.