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2015 Events Calendar

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February 25th - Comcast (sponsor event)

"Today Is Black History" Live Stream Show

Date: 02/25/2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. EST

XFINITY will salute Black History with a live stream show, "Today is Black History," featuring Black tech innovators and content creators. Hosted by Touré, co-host of "The Cycle" on MSNBC, the webcast can be viewed at and participants are encouraged to offer comments and questions via twitter using the #MakingHistoryToday hashtag.

The live webcast will feature:
- Luvvie Ajayi, Blogger/Digital Strategist
- Courtney Kemp Agboh, Creator and Showrunner of "Power" on Starz®
- Baratunde Thurston, CEO and Co-Founder of Cultivated Wit
- Eunique Jones, Founder of "Because of Them We Can"
- Matthew Burnett, CEO & Co-Founder, Maker's Row
- Angela Benton, Founder & CEO of NewME Accelerator
- Kimberly Bryant Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls CODE
- Smokey Fontaine, Chief Creative Officer at Interactive One.

February 25th - NAMIC-Philadelphia

Black History Month Event featuring Baratunde Thurston

Date: 02/25/2015
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Comcast Center
1701 JFK Blvd, 43rd Fl.
Phildelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

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February 27th - USC Marshall Business of Entertainment Association (industry event)

7th Annual Evolution of Entertainment Conference

Date: 02/27/2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Radisson @ USC
3540 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

On February 27th, USC Marshall Business of Entertainment Association's 7th Annual Evolution of Entertainment conference will bring you "Convergence: Mobile, Media and Technology." Keynote John D. Lynch, Head of Production from Amazon Studios, keynote Rich Hillerman, Chief Creative Officer from EA, and speakers from IBM, Maker Studios, Deloitte, Warner Bros. and many others will share their insights on changes in the entertainment industry due to the convergence of entertainment and technology. To top off the day, there will be a networking reception for our panelists and attendees.

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NAMIC-SoCal Members can receive a 15% discount by typing in the code: BEAFRIENDSVIP


March 3rd - NAMIC-Carolinas

Membership Network Mixer

Date: 03/03/2015
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Villa Antonio
14825 Ballantyne Village Way #100
Charlotte, NC 28277

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March 12th - NAMIC-Chicago

Winter Networking Mixer

Date: 03/12/2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Locations: Pinstripes - 7 Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, IL 60523
Francesca's - 6248 W. 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Harry Carry's - 10233 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL 60018

Come join us for an evening of fun with your leadership team and cross-functional partners!

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March 12th - NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic

Membership Mixer

Date: 03/12/2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: SiriusXM
1500 Eckington Place, NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20002

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March 25th - Horowitz Research (partner event)

15th Annual Horowitz Cultural Insights Forum

Date: 03/25/2015
Time: 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Edison Ballroom
240 West 47th Street
New York, New York 10036

The 15th Annual Horowitz Cultural Insights Forum is a pioneering research- and strategy-driven event recognizing multicultural consumers' value for and influence on the media, entertainment, and technology industries.

The theme of this year's Forum is
IDENTITY MATTERS: Be Relevant in a Multiplatform World.

Join 400 executives and leaders from the media, advertising, technology, and financial industries as we explore how and why all the nuances of identity—including race, psychographics, and culture—play an integral role in targeting and engaging today's consumers.

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May 7th - NAMIC National

Annual Awards Breakfast

Date: 05/07/2015
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Location: McCormick Place Convention Center
2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

Held during the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)'s Internet & Television Expo (formerly, the Cable Show), the Annual Awards Breakfast recognizes Next Generation Leaders and Luminaries. In addition, NAMIC honors the recipient of the Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award, established in 1992 in memory of the late Congressman from Texas for his lifelong advocacy of social justice and equality for people around the world.


September 29th - NAMIC National

29th Annual NAMIC Conference

Date: 09/29/2015 - 09/30/2015
Location: New York Marriott Marquis

Join us for this day and a half symposium, a cornerstone of Diversity Week in the fall that has evolved into the industry's premier conference focusing on diversity and inclusion as a pillar of good business. The Annual NAMIC Conference features an agenda that explores programming, marketing, operations, technology, leadership development, and creating sustainable diversity change strategies.

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