This four-day conference which took place September 6th through the 9th this year, tapped into several areas of interest for The Source readers and supporters, crossing multiple generations and points of entry. Music, Art, Fashion, Beauty, Business, Policy and Health were all topics explored during our exclusive Conference and Speaker Series.

Music performances and tribute concerts showcased talent from every end of the spectrum. Our Unsigned Hype Open Mic and Showcase afford fresh new talent to rock the mic, while our 5thAnnual Block Party stage let fans see today’s hottest stars and influencers smashing for free in the historic cultural district of Downtown Brooklyn. Closing out the conference and festival were Hip-Hop and R&B’s icons like Doug E. Fresh, Elle Varner and Renee Neufville paid tribute to The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.