After following his work for over a year, we featured Paul Carrick Brunson (35) in our ABOUT TO BLOW line-up back in
January. PCB is a prime example of why when we SCREAM (((ABOUT TO BLOW)))...you really should sit up and take note. Brunson's the Real McCoy, a master of his field and it's all kicked-off for him in 2011.
We at IvyMunro held various focus groups where it fast became apparent that we Brits are crying-out for some REAL (INTERACTIVE ) TALK on and around the subjects of Modern Relationships , Love , Sex, Dating ,Marriage , Gender Roles etc
so we're delighted to tell you that we've teamed up with OneDegreeFrom. Me to produce a CONFERENCE called THE BIG CONVERSATION! Yep that's right, we’re bringing PCB to LONDON! The conference will focus on the male/female relationship dynamic (and all of the above) Paul will share his insights & findings, he’ll blow up myths, break-down statistics expose scare-mongering media headlines ...and much more. The aim of this conference is to challenge us to THINK DIFFERENTLY about ALL of our relationships both personal & professional. We have a fab presenter and BRILLIANT group of panellists. IN ADDITION, if you attend the conference your ticket will also gain you access into the AFTER PARTY-EVENING MIXER!..where you can network and party the night away with Paul and friends.
CELEBRITY CONFERENCE PANELLISTS INCLUDE:
(Scroll down for full bios & FULL EVENT DETAILS BELOW)
In the last 3 years this ‘Modern Day Matchmaker’ made the successful transition from Investment Banker in a MAJOR firm, to one of the world’s TOP relationship coaches. Through his boutique agency ONEDEGREEFROM.ME Paul provides a 100% bespoke service to professional ladies & gents who are money-rich but time-poor...in the states he’s affectionately referred to as the ‘Real-Life HTCH’
Aside from that, he's quite vocal about all the ISSUES our generation face when it comes to relationships, ask any one of his 25,000+ ACTIVE Facebook & Twitter users. He's the ONLY full-time, African-American, relationship coach under the age of 40 and as such he keeps it fresh by challenging the status quo, engaging us in RELEVANT & REAL topical conversation and gentle willing us to think differently about all of our relationships.
This year has been a roller coaster of opportunities for PCB - the biggest announcement this year has to be his new TV show Produced by Warner Bros. (makers of the Ellen DeGeneres & Tyra Banks shows) where he'll star alongside renowned celebrity medic Dr. Drew in a new show entitled 'Life Changers' which starts this September 2011. He’s also been taken on as a writer for ESSENCE.com as well as snagging the keynote speaker position at the 2011 iDate conference. WE ARE HONOURED TO PARTNER WITH
ONLY £12.50 (LIMITED early bird rate)
THE BIG CONVERSATION
HEADLINED by PAUL CARRICK BRUNSON
and CELEBRITY GUESTS Panellists
Saturday 17th September 2011
(1pm - 5pm )
doors open at 12.30pm
ADDRESS :21-25 St. John's Hill
AFTER PARTY MIXER hosted by Paul
7pm -1am )
ADDRESS : BFI SOUTHBANK CENTRE
Belvedere Road, Waterloo
London, SE1 8XT
Please use the 'Lightbox Entrance' on 'Theatre Avenue '
(opposite the National Theatre).
DJ SHUGES, OBENEWA & LIVE BAND
Come party, mingle, network & dance the night away with us
All conference tickets also admit you into the
post-conference EVENING MIXER at the
THE BIG CONVERSATION
AFTER PARTY MIXER hosted by Paul7pm -1am )
DJ SHUGES, OBENEWA & LIVE BAND
1 ticket admits you into the conference AND after-party
ALL THIS FOR ONLY £12.50 early bird rate!
ONLY £12.50 (LIMITED early bird rate)
Presented by: Reuben Christian
and he currently writes, presents and produces his own series of online shows.
Special guest performance by: Obenewa
See more of her here: http://www.obenewa.com/
Panellist: Tim Campbell
(Apprentice Winner & Founder of Bright Ideas Trust)
Tim Campbell is an entrepreneur hailing from the East, he first became known to the British public after being crowned the winner of the hit BBC TV series The Apprentice and going on to become the first Project Director of the Health & Beauty division within Lord Alan Sugar's company, Amstrad PLC. Tim has gone on to found Bright Ideas Trust, a charitable social enterprise which encourages young budding entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds to start business ventures, Bright Ideas Trust has already generated successful start-ups, from Corporate Organisations, Philanthropists and HNWI and innovative young entrepreneurs alike, not to mention receiving praise from senior MPs across all political parties including our Prime Minister David Cameron. Aside from this Tim is co-author of one of Amazon’s top 10 business books for 2010 ‘What’s Your Bright Idea’ and uses his time to support young people getting apprenticeships and training in his key role as the Mayor of London's Ambassador for training and enterprise.
Panellist: Charlene White (ITV News Presenter)
Panellist: Angie LeMar (Producer/Director/Actor/Comedian)
An all-round UK TV VETRAN , Angie's known as one of Britain’s top personalities. She was the first Black British performer to grace Harlem’s renowned Apollo Theatre and made history in London’s West End with the first ever sell out show by a female black comedian. She’s most recognised from her TV appearances include the groundbreaking BBC ’s The Real McCoy and Channel 4’s Get Up, Stand Up. Her brand new show premieres at The Soho Theatre this October 2011 before it goes on the international Stage, 2012 to New York, LA and Atlanta.
More from Angie Here --> AngieLeMar.com
Panellist: O-T Fagbenle (Director/Musician Award Winning Actor)
O-T Fagbenle is an award winning actor, musician & director. Best known for his roles in UK TV series including As If , Grownups , BBC's Material Gir l, SKY 1’s Thorne series and notably the hard hitting biopic 'Walters War' where O-T starred in the title role of Walter Tull (the first 'mixed race or black officer in the British army) He’s also acted alongside Michelle Pfeiffer & Jude Law and most recently starred in the US movie 'Double Wedding' with celebrity twin actress’ Tia & Tamera. O-T was accepted as one of the youngest graduates at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts where he was honoured as one of the 100 faces of RADA along with Clive Owen and Anthony Hopkins . He started his professional theatre career with critically acclaimed performances in many notable productions including the West End Debut of Porgy and Bess the musical. He’s written music for the genre busting US TV show 'QuarterLife' and also for US rapper Tyga on his latest mixtape Black Thoughts and regularly holds seminars and workshops for young people trying to develop their talents More from O-T here --> Show Reel
Panellist: Nolan Weekes (Model, Music Producer, Director & Poet)
Nolan Weekes studied Performing Arts in 98' and made his Poetic debut in 2000 as part of the influential '3 plus 1' poetry collective, from which (UK) Neo soul group Floetry (Natalie Stewart & Marsha Ambrosius) also began. Nolan continued to broaden his notoriety through the early to Mid 2000's, by becoming the first black british model to consecutively win 5 major model awards, namely; The Face of Pride Magazine' The Voice News Paper bachelor of the Year - to name a few. The budding actor also starred alongside the late and much talented Amy Winehouse in her first hit music video 'Stronger than me'. In 2010 Nolan and his partner Natalie 'The Floacist' Stewart Founded 'Free Sum Music Production llc. Who have recent releases from artists such as; Raheem Davaughn, Lalah Hathaway & Musiq Soulchild... The Floacist presents 'Floetic Soul' - Shanachie entertainment llc.
Panellist: Simone Bresi-Ando (PR Expert & Founder of I'mPOSSIBLE)
Simone Bresi-Ando is the founder of the social enterprise I'mPOSSIBLE which was set up to celebrate, highlight and promote the achievements, life stories and successes of women of colour in Britain. As a global PR expert r unning her own full service PR agency; Bresi-Ando consults she quickly recognised that the representation, narrative and general feeling in British society around women of colour was not balanced, majorly positive or relative to her experience. I'mPOSSIBLE is an empowering, nurturing and positive platform that enables women of colour in Britain (re)define themselves on their own terms while sharing ideas, tools for success and connecting in a way that has not happened before. As Bonnie Greer OBE commented at the recent I'mPOSSIBLE conversation event: "..what interests me about this group is that it's starting to think about what the reality is, how do we start to own it and how do we use it, so we can make the things happen that we want...." More from Simone here --> www.i-am-possible.com and here --> www.bresi-ando.com
Panellist: Tobi Okeowo (Lawyer & Motivational Speaker)
This dynamic motivational speaker uses her ordinary life to encourage ordinary to achieve extraordinary things. Hailing from one of Tottenham's roughest estates, Tobi excelled and went on to graduate with LLB (Hons) and was quickly snapped up by a city law firm . She sits on the board of trustees for the Elevation Networks and her celebrated confidence workshop 'Mirror Mirror on the Wall’ has toured all over the UK.
Tobi is also the Co founder of SAGE Ministries , where she facilitates lively debates, challenges well accepted misconceptions, and propels all those who attend in the direction of greatness. She’s dedicated in assisting / facilitating the empowerment of the lives of all those she comes into contact with. More from Tobi here --> TobiSpeaksOut.com
Panellist: Roger Ajogbe (Journalist & Social Commentator)
Panellist: Chrissa Amuah (Cultural Media Expert)
She has nurtured an incredible reputation for facilitating creative business opportunities and regularly attends industry events such as Cannes Lions and D&AD in a facilitation capacity. Current projects include working with the Financial Times, Emmanuel Jal (former Sudanese child soldier, now international hip hop star and anti war activist) and other Africa focused creative projects. Passionate about creativity and innovation, actively promotes self betterment and development through each of her projects.
Panellist: Uche Chukwu (Journalist & Online Media Publisher)
Panellist: Lanre (Relationship Mentor & Editor of Outflow)
We’re chuffed & honoured to have the support of such notable professionals, celebrities & thought-leaders. It's going to be a great day where you'll learn lots & laugh loads.