By Trey Ford – Jacksonville residents converged on downtown Jacksonville for the Inaugural ‘Think Bold Festival’ and Conference. The two day event was held at the Hyatt in Downtown Jacksonville with 450+ attendees that think bold and creative in their endeavors. Hailed as the ‘South by Southwest meet Ted Talks, the event summoned individuals in tech, music, culture, influence and entrepreneurship into various performances, masterclasses, panels, workshops, keynotes, exhibitors and more.
Think Bold’s mission was to bring the boldest thinkers together to be a catalyst for creating economic opportunity and connecting with the future workforce. This event was curated and produced by GMG Management Group and a board of advisors invested in the unlimited potential for economic development in Duval County.
Headlining one of the panels was realtor of the hit NetFlix series: Selling Tampa, Tennille Moore.
“Thinking bold includes putting God first in your endeavors, excellent customer service, confidence and authenticity of self is a start,” said Tennelle Moore. With social media and 900,000 YouTube subscribers, ‘Earn Your Leisure’s’, keynote speakers Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings spoke to a packed audience of emerging content creators, people wanting to learn how to enhance their businesses, finances, and overall entrepreneurial spirits. They kept it simple “start where you are, build with the people in your community.” Finishing out the day’s agenda was the Noir Art Expo, a collaborative by The Influence Crew and Black Films Matter merging visual arts, including film with performing arts, tech, and finance.
Artists Ericka Durant, Erin Kendrick, and Vivian Williams hosted a screening and talk show around Beyoncés visual album, “Black Is King” which is a reinterpretation of the Lion King through the eyes of a young black boy coming of age. The conference also drew on Afrofuturism and the rise of the MetaVerse and digital currency as it relates to art through NFTs (non-fungible tokens). For more on the Think Bold Festival next events visit www.thinkboldfest.com.
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