By: Grace Lee // Senior Advisor
The 2016 EMPOWER Conference and the Kollaboration STAR Showcase were both huge successes and an overall blast to attend. Sam, Paul, Sharon, Celine, and I made the trip out to sunny California to enjoy the company of more than 600 Asian American creatives who came out to enjoy the weekend. During the day, we attended panels and workshops featuring over 60 inspiring leaders in the entertainment industry, including Wesley Chan & Philip Wang of Wong Fu Productions, Jason Lee of the Jubilee Project, and Minji Chang, our wonderful Global Executive Director. (And afterwards, we even got to score a couple of selfies!)
At night, we cheered on Atlanta’s very own Kaptivated, as he competed for the Grand Finalist title with his original piece, Bliss, which creatively highlights race relations in America. Despite his amazing performance, Kaptivated did not win, but the title went to another very deserving and immensely talented artist, Timothy John of Kollaboration LA.
This November weekend was one for the books. We hope that more of you will join us for the 2017 Conference and Showcase!