Cultural expert, television host of Queer Eye and activist Karamo Brown will speak at PCMA Convening Leaders 2019, which is taking place from 6-9 January 2019 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The event features 9 key themes to inspire attendees on industry issues, such as diversity, inclusion, event strategy and innovation, many of which Brown will speak about from his own personal experiences.
Brown has been an active member of restoring human rights and has already founded 6in10.org for HIV-affected individuals, received the 2018 Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award, assisted in providing after-school support to LGBTQ youth, and is part of the Never Again MSD gun-control movement.
Brown’s beliefs support the PCMA initiative of ‘Ascent’, which promotes inclusion and diversity in the business events workplace. It seeks to empower those challenged by gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or disabilities to find success in the industry, to gain more inclusive workplaces and events.
Sherrif Karamat, PCMA President and CEO, said: “Our decision to create the Ascent Studio was driven by our strong belief that inclusion strengthens our businesses, industry and world.
“In this studio, participants will learn what motivates and educates leaders and decision makers in the space of diversity, which makes Karamo Brown the perfect inspirational candidate and ambassador to offer his cultural knowledge.”
Brown will be accompanied by other motivational speakers at the event, including Nadya Okamoto and Seth Godin.
By Yzanne Pepper