December 1st 2018 | Schomburg Center, New York City
African Renaissance: Choose your Tribe #ADA2018
As Africans, we have been living in tribes for thousands of years and continue to do so. While a tribe is historically defined as an ethnic group, we define it as a group of like-minded individuals who add value to each other's lives through mutual support, empowerment, and companionship. This year, SAiD is pushing forward the vision of a new Africa that is strengthened and enriched by the continent's most central value: community.
Under the theme, “African Renaissance: Choose your Tribe,” the 2018 ADAs will inspire our fellow diaspora leaders, innovators and influencers to choose who they will surround themselves with, who they will invest in, and who will invest in them.
What makes the 2018 ADA Annual Gathering different?
Develop Relationship Capital
Distinguished honorees from previous years have included Leymah Gbowee Nobel Peace Prize Winner; Chinedu Echeruo Founder of HopStop.com; Angelique Kidjo Grammy Award Winning Singer & Activist; Lola Ogunnaike TV Personality and entertainment journalist; Jessica Matthews Venture capitalist and CEO/Co-Founder of Uncharted Power; Luvvie Ajayi New York Times best-selling author, speaker, and digital strategist; Georgie Baddiel Model and activist; Gbenga Akinnagbe Actor; Saran Diakitè Kaba Clean water advocate; YaYa DaCosta Actress; Mpule Kwelagobe First African to be crowned Miss Universe, Les Nubians Grammy-nominated French duo; Kemi Adetiba Film director; Atti Worku Education and community advocate; Chid Liberty Entrepreneur; Nicole Amarteifio Film director; and Flaviana Matata Fashion model.
Saturday, December 1st 2018
5:00pm - Opening
Press Call Time / Arrives / Security
6:00PM - Set intentions that energize you
Red Carpet and VIP Reception
7:00pm - VIP Registration Open
House Opens / House Band enter stage
7: 30pm - Show Begins
Host jives with audience, gives opening remarks