Readers and followers always ask me which events are worth attending and which are a waste of time. The events listed are also a great opportunity for network and connect with the movers and shakers of specific industries.
1. Pink Pumps and Paparazzi 7:
For seven years, PPP has revolutionized the standard fashion show with its wildly popular annual soiree. Utilizing innovative venues, community partners, bold entertainment and a unique mix of haute-couture and ready-to-wear looks, Pink Pumps and Paparazzi has created a one-of-a-kind style experience for Dallas and beyond.
When: April 23rd 2017
Where: Frontiers of Flight Museum 6911 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75209
Tickets: Click here!
2. House of DIFFA Arabesque:
DIFFA/Dallas presents House of DIFFA 2017. This extraordinary fashion experience provides an exciting mix of philanthropy, theatrics and DIFFA/Dallas’ legendary runway production for close to 2,000 Patrons enabling grants for HIV/AIDS service organizations in North Texas. This is personally one of my favorite events my dear friend and mentor Rhonda Sargent Chambers will produce the runway production and she has always been able to impress 2000+ guests.
When: May 6th 2017
Where: Omni Dallas, 555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202
3. 8th Annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Golf Invitational & Gala:
“The Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational golf tournament and gala, presented by title sponsor Healthcare Highways, marks its 8th year of grand-scale fundraising to directly impact the lives of thousands of North Texas children, families and their communities. The fundraising activities will begin with a Friday Night Gala presented by Albertsons/Tom Thumb, led by Honorary Chair Faye C. Briggs and Event Chairs Carmaleta Whiteley Felton and Otis Felton, at the Omni Dallas Hotel.” (www.emmittsmith.com/) This will be a star-studded charity gala with plenty of entertainment for a great cause.
When: May 12 & 13, 2017
Where: Omni Dallas 555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202 & TPC Craig Ranch 8000 Collin McKinney Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75070
4. Blavity EmpowerHer 17 Conference:
Blavity, one of the top media outlets for black creatives is hosting a two day conference for influencers, digital creators and entrepreneurs. With the motto of “living your best life” this premier events will offer sessions that range from intimate AMA discussions, fireside chats, and finding your tribe. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with like-minded young professionals as well as absorb knowledge from speakers such as Necole Kane editor in chief of XO Necole who was formerly known as Necole Bitchie.
When: June 9 & 10, 2017
Where: Venue One, 1034 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607
5. BET Experience 2017:
Bringing together hundreds of thousands of fans, celebrities, and thought leaders, BET Experience and the BET Awards are a whirlwind celebration of culture. The BET Experience is a mix of music, entertainment, fashion and networking every Millennial will enjoy. Whether you party it up at the free live performances in front of the Staples center, absorb knowledge during the celebrity panels in the convention center or enjoy the actual BET awards, this 4 day experience has been an extra-ordinary festival for the past 5 years.
When: June 22 – June 25 2017
Where: LA Live (downtown LA)
I hope after reading this you will mark a couple dates in your calendar and maybe even travel out of town to absorb new impressions and fully embrace the industry you are passionate about! Please comment and share with others!!!