The Voices Project hopes to influence culture through training and promoting leaders of color. The Voices Conference is an initiative of The Voices Project which will provide two-days of leadership development rooted in the history and culture of its attendees.
What is the Voices Project?
The Voices Project is a leadership development organization that elevates the point of view of leaders of color, individually and collaboratively, to ensure culture shifts in a way that benefits communities of color. Please visit our organizational website to learn more about The Voices Project.
The Voices Conference is committed to institutional impact, therefore the target audience for our conference is people with power and influence who identify as leaders in their respective field. We expect hundreds of intergenerational leaders from around the country who influence culture as artists, authors, business leaders, educators, entertainers, pastors and political activists.
What Makes the Voices Conference Different from Other Conferences?
The conference experience is created by leaders of color for leaders of color. We acknowledge that many leaders of color work alone in majority culture organizations and consequently feel a burden to represent their ethnic people group. Additionally, these leaders are responsible for shifting unhealthy perceptions of their culture. Though tired, they are hopeful that their vision for their community can still be realized. Therefore, intentional effort has been made to create a safe space for leaders of color to be known as their authentic self and collaborate with other cultural influencers.
Plenary speakers are leaders who have a track record of leading from their experience for the benefit of communities of color.
Labs are facilitated to generate collaboration through conversation from participants and will represent influential areas of culture (activism, business, church, education, government and media).
Relaxed scheduling is structured to promote rest and acknowledge the unique communal culture of communities.
How Are Speakers Chosen?
Speakers are both local and national leaders who represent 6 domains of culture and are chosen by the conference staff.
How are Sponsors and Exhibitors Chosen?
The conference doesn’t choose sponsors or exhibitors. Both are paid level ways of engaging with the conference and are initiated by like-minded organizations desirous of partnering with The Voices Conference.