Integrating faith & entertainment, THE MERGE SUMMIT is a series of exclusive events that provides education, inspiration, empowerment and opportunity. The event takes place August 25-27, 2016 at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
Courtney B. Vance
Founded by West Angeles’ own Robi Reed, the Merge Summit brings together leaders in the arts and entertainment industry to teach, prepare and inspire the next generation of leaders in music, film, television, business and ministry. Their efforts revolve around providing value to their participants by providing the opportunity to meet and learn from industry powerhouses.
This year at the MERGE AWARDS OPENING GALA honors West Angeles COGIC member and Emmy Award nominated actor Courtney B. Vance; Senior Vice President of Prudential Financial, Dorinda Walker; ESSENCE Magazine Editor-At-Large Mikki Taylor; and founder and senior pastor of Living Word Christian Center, Dr. Bill Winston. The evening will be hosted by celebrated comedian, Cedric The Entertainer.
THE MERGE SUMMIT features over 20 Interactive Panel Discussions; Powerful Master Classes and Engaging Breakout Sessions, all taught by more than 60 of the industry’s top entertainers and executives. The Summit also features The Merge Awards™ Luncheon, The Merge Showcase, & FREEDOM, The Merge Concert Experience.
Within the past year, THE MERGE has traveled nationwide with events in Baltimore, Atlanta, and Chicago.