Randall Quarles, Federal Reserve

Keynote Remarks:

Tom Brokaw, NBC News

In Conversation:

Randall Quarles, Ambassador Andrew Young and John Hope Bryant

Special Announcement:

FirstBank and Operation HOPE

Youth Pitch Competition

Presented by Huntington Bank

In Conversation:

Janice Howroyd, ACT-1
John Hope Bryant, Operation HOPE

In Conversation:

Reverend Jesse Jackson
Ambassador Andrew Young
John Hope Bryant
, Operation HOPE

"Treating People Well"

Lea Berman & Jeremy Bernard, Co-Authors
Moderated by Maria Saporta,The Saporta Report


Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta Mayor

In Conversation:

Tom Brokaw, NBC News
Ambassador Andrew Young

"Around the World in 18 Stops"

Philippe Bourguignon, Revolution, LLC

"Disrupting Trends in Technology"

Dr. Marcell Vollmer, SAP Ariba

"The Healing Organization"

Raj Sisodia, Conscious Capitalism

In conversation:

John Donovan, AT&T Communications

"Putting Purpose Into Practice"

with SunTrust Bank
Bill Rogers, CEO
Margaret Callihan, CHRO
Brian Ford, Financial Well-Being Executive

A Special Announcement:

American Red Cross

"The Future of Work"

Dr. Mark P. Becker, , Georgia State University
Nancy Harris, North America Sage
Harry Wilson, MAEVA Group
Dennis Lockhart, Atlanta Federal Reserve
Moderated by: Loren Feldman, Forbes

"Growing a New (Black) America"

Thomas W. Dortch, TWD, Inc.
Earl G. “Butch” Graves, Jr., Black Enterprise Magazine
Moderated by: Roland Martin, Host

"Why Housing Matters"

Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity International

"Navigating the New Gilded Age"

Bruce Mehlman, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas

HOPE Adult Entrepreneur Incubator presented by SunTrust

SunTrust Business Advisors:
Lynette Bell
Mark Chancy
Stan Little

Partner Announcement

Ellen Alemany, CIT Group

In Conversation:

Joseph Otting, Comptroller of the Currency
John Hope Bryant, Operation HOPE

Partner Remarks:

Jon Campbell, Wells Fargo & Co.

HOPE Partner Announcement:

Meria Carstarphen, Atlanta Public Schools

"Economic Vitality in Communities of Color"

Dr. Lynn Todman, Population Health, Lakeland Health Systems
Moderated by: Mari Pat Varga, Varga & Associates

In Conversation:

Ed Bastian, Delta Air Lines
John Hope Bryant, Operation HOPE

FICO Scores and Violent Crime

Elaine Hungenberg, Operation Hope, Inc.
Sherman Cooper, Operation HOPE, Inc.

In Conversation:

with Ambassador Andrew Young
John Hope Bryant, Operation HOPE
Emmanuel Lewis, Actor, Chaka Zulu, Producer
T.I., Rapper, Chris Tucker, Actor


"In Conversation: Atlanta Federal Reserve President Raphael Bostic"

Raphael Bostic, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank
Moderated by John Hope Bryant, Operation HOPE, Inc.

#She Too: Leaning In as a Woman of Color

Theia Smith, City of Atlanta’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative
Maggie Linton, “The Maggie Linton Show”, Sirius XM
Justina Mutale, Justina Mutale Foundation
Moderated by: Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook

"Spotlight on NAFTA: A Discussion on the North American Free Trade Agreement"

Nadia Theodore, Consul General for Canada
Javier Diaz, Consul General for Mexico
Moderated by: John Scannapieco, Baker Donelson

"Elevating Humanity Through Business: How Purpose Can Drive Economic Prosperity"

hosted by Conscious Capitalism
Ashley Grice,
Chris Hooper,
Prosperity, Inc.
Raj Sisodia,
Conscious Capitalism
Moderated by: Alexander McCobin, Conscious Capitalism

"Next Level Entrepreneurship: Crossing the Chasm with Cliff Oxford"

Cliff Oxford, Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs

"The Beloved Community"

Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity International


"Blockchain, Bitcoin and Why We Should Care"

Glen Savardy, 154 Advisors
Moderated by: Richard Phillips, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University


"Our Disappearing Workforce: Solving an Economic Mystery"

Michael Carren, Guardian Life
Barry Hirsch, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
Robb Webb, Former CHRO, Hyatt Hotels & Tenet Health
Moderated by: Jonathan Polk, American Express

"Igniting Small Business: Can the Entrepreneur Jumpstart the Economy?"

Agatha Achindu, Yummy Spoonfuls
Cassius Butts, Capital Fortitude Business Advisors
Loren Feldman, Forbes
Darrell Green, Wells Fargo & Co.
Moderated by Christopher Kai, The Mathem Group

"A New Urban Reality: The Gentrification Dilemma"

Dr. Sam Cherribi, Emory University
Dr. Eloisa Klementich, Invest Atlanta
Rohit Malhotr, Center for Civic Innovation
Moderated by:Dr. Jan Nijman, Andrew Young School of Policy, Georgia State University

"Where Do We Go From Here? Healing the Cultural Divide"

Yael Eisenstat, Kielele Global
Rev. George Holmes
Bob McKinnon, Galewill
Moderated by Soulaima Gourani, World Economic Forum

"The Great Reset: Rebooting Domestic Migration"

Maggie Linton, “The Maggie Linton Show”, XM Radio
Sal Mendoza, City National Bank
Dallas Tanner, Invitation Homes
Paul Young, City of Memphis
Moderated by:Cassius Butts, Capital Fortitude Business Advisors

"Fin Tech in Focus: Can Fin Tech Increase Inclusion?"

Safwan Shah, PayActiv
Britton Smith, Bonsai Finance
Tishaura Jones, City of St. Louis
Moderated by Volkan Topalli, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

"Science Fiction as Science Fact: Thriving in an Automated Economy"

Fabian Elliott, Black Tech Mecca
Ashok Goel, Georgia Institute of Technology
Sean Warner, Grubbly Farms
Moderated by Fei Fei Sun, McKinsey & Co.

"Higher Education: The Next Big Disruption?"

Martha Dalton, CNN
Dr. Ronald Johnson, Clark Atlanta University
Sylvia Jones, Wells Fargo & Co.
Dr. Allen Smith, Denver Public Schools
Moderated by Sally Wallace, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

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