Boss UP Business and Entertainment Conference!

Everything Underground has partnered with Youth to Youth's Exchange, for the 2nd Annual Boss Up Business and Entertainment Conference. The partnership extended the international initiative into Africa. Our partnership hope is to continue to showcase excellence that all people appreciate. The conference is May 24th - 27th, at Cowork Indy located in Downtown Indianapolis. Our emphasis is on empowering entrepreneurs in every generation with motivation and resources. You are invited and there is something for every professional at every age. 

There are some very stimulating panel discussions, workshops, and interactive activities scheduled. We kick off things off Thursday, with the meet and greet for Team EU with Lexi Jones. Lexi Jones is a EU member, Life Coach, Purposepreneur, Financial Advisor and Motivational Speaker. She will deliver the weekend opening keynote at 7 pm "Purpose & Profit: The New Normal". 

Friday night will be hosted by Author, Youth Activist and Internet Media Producer Jacquie Lynette. Friday is created to support and encourage the youth, families and mentors are required to attend with registered youth. Youth night starts at 6 pm and includes food, door prizes, live DJ, group discussions, Open Mic, youth performers, motivational speakers, academic standouts, athletic standouts, youth activists, games and various business owners and entrepreneurs who will be sharing information on their industries. 

Saturday is filled with an array of powerhouses from entrepreneurs and business owners to international business leaders and CEOs for Fortune 500 companies. Kicking off the day at 9 am, we have a variety of activities scheduled through out the day. Our weekend with panelists experts include Freeway Rick Ross - Author, Cliff Johnson - CEO of Cliff Johnson Insurance Agency, Lexi Jones- Purposepreneur, Deatra Stevenson - Philanthropist, Larry Williams - Black Chamber Indy and Pastor John Girton - Trailblazer Honoree - Servant Leader. Sherry Sims - Founder of Black Career Women Network and 2017 Trailblazer Award Winner. This year Sherry will be hosting two workshops during the Boss Up Conference the first is "Brown Girl's Ambition" and the second "Brown Girls Ambition: Side Hustle Strategies. 

What would the world be without the Fashion and Beauty industries? Not only are the aesthetically pleasing but the Fashion and Beauty industries are both multi billion dollar industries. Starting off will be the 'Beauty and The Beast' business Panel Discussion and Networking at 5:00 pm. Next is the "Fashion Faux Pas Business Panel Discussion and Networking at 6:30 pm. With panelists such as Master Barber and Educator Keith Potter. Celebrity Makeup Artist, Esthetician and Micro Blading Educator Rachel Langford and Hairstylist, Salon Owner and Founder of the Fuqua Institute of Beauty Culture, Jacqueline Fuqua. Celebrity Fashion Designers Nikki Blaine and Margaret Williamson, Unzip Magazine Editor and Designer Dlang Ferguson, International Model Scout and Runway Coach Pilar Ammons along with New York Fashion Stylist and Consultant DaNisha Greene who will be moderating both panels. The beauty and fashion business panelists will be discussing getting into and staying relevant in the industry, the Do's & Don'ts, New age Networking, marketing strategies, and making better money moves. 

2018 Boss Up Business & Entertainment Conference Schedule 

Thursday May 24th

6pm - 9pm Networking & Lexi Jones

Friday May 25th 

6pm - 10pm  Youth Night- Mature Youth Aspiring Artist and intellectuals

Saturday May 26th  

9 AM Sherry Sims -Cincinnati Black Career Women Network

'Brown Girls Ambition Side hustle Strategies

10 am Keynote & discussion with Cliff Johnson from Cji Insurance


                   11 am Lunch

12:30 Opportunity Starts in the mind.

Freeway Rick Ross- Author, Entrepreneur, Network Guru

Rev. John - Pastor, Radio Talk Host, Visual Artist (graphics-video), Community Leader

Cliff Johnson- owner CJI ,Insurance 

Shirona Gunawardhana - Black Culturists, Broadcaster 


1:00 Sherry Sims , Brown Girl's Ambition: Business Boss Moves

3:00 Delores Thornton,  Book Writing and New Authors Workshop

2:15 -2:30 Business Pitch- Open Forum

Entrepreneur and career strategies, long term and short term goals.. 

2:45 PM 

Lexi Jones - Transformational International Speaker  Business Coach Best Selling Author

Sherry Sims-Founder of Black Career Women's Network | Career Strategist | Champion for Black Women at Work

Deatra Stevenson -  Co Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul Series "Whatever you are Thinking Think bigger" Philanthropist

Faith McKinney- America's #1 Personal Media and Brand Strategist |Television Producer at Real People Real Voices

4:00 PM 'Money & Music' Panel & Discussion 

Andrew Hunt - CEO of NumbersMediaTV 

St. James - Stop Beefing Radio

Sid "Uncle Jams" Johnson - owner of MECAP Management 

Banji "DJ BNasty" Aderiye - Blend Master DJ 

Dro the Writer - Owner Of Tapestry Films

Lucky Smith - Owner 24/7 Magazine 

5:00 pm 'Beauty and The Beast' Panel Discussion 

Keith Don Potter – Master Barber and Educator

Rachel Langford - The Makeup Coach
Jacqueline Fuqua - Founder of The Fuqua Institute of Beauty Culture
Britney Tipton - Celebrity Lash Tech & Entrepreneur 
Hope Hall - CEO and Founder of Diamond Virgin Hair Co

6:30 pm 'Fashion Faux Pas' Panel Discussion 

Nikki Blaine – Fashion Designer and Boutique Owner

Dlang Ferguson – Fashion Designer and Editor In Chief for Unzip Magazine

DaNisha Greene- Fashion Consultant and Creative Director

Margaret Williamson - Celebrity Designer and Mompreuner PRSVR

Pilar Ammons - Model Scout and Runway Coach of Simply Pilar Modeling

Location: Cowork Indy 120 E. Market St. Indianapolis, IN


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