Michelle Obama, Regina King, Dwyane Wade & Ricky Martin Among Speakers And Attendees Set For 2024’s CAA Amplify Summit

CAA on Thursday announced the speakers and attendees set for its seventh annual CAA Amplify Summit, the invitation-only convening of artists, thought-leaders, and executives of color from leading organizations in entertainment, sports, media, brands, and technology, and beyond.

Confirmed speakers and attendees include: former First Lady of the United States and Co-Founder, Higher Ground Productions, Michelle Obama; Oscar and Emmy-winning Actress, Producer, and Director, Regina King (Shirley); NBA Hall of Famer, Activist, and Entrepreneur, Dwyane Wade; Grammy-winning Singer, Songwriter, Actor, and Activist, Ricky Martin; Emmy, Golden Globe, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning Singer and Songwriter, Jon Batiste; Emmy-nominated Television Host, Producer, Bestselling Author, and Activist, Padma Lakshmi; Actress and Comedian, Ego Nwodim (SNL); Academy Award-winning Writer and  Director, Cord Jefferson (American Fiction); Chief Legal Analyst and News Anchor, Laura Coates (Laura Coates Live); Actress Ashley Park (Emily in Paris); Misty Copeland, Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre;  Emmy-nominated Producer and Comedian, Roy Wood, Jr. (former correspondent for The Daily Show); three-time Emmy-winning Writer, Director, Creator, Lee Sung Jin (Beef); Academy Award-nominated Actor Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight); Athlete and Civil Rights Activist, Colin Kaepernick; Peabody-winning Creator, Writer, Director, and Actor, Mo Amer (Mo); Errin Haines, Editor-at-Large, The 19th and MSNBC Analyst; Anthony D.  Romero, Executive Director, ACLU; Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center Action Fund; Kelley Robinson, President, Human Rights Campaign and Human Rights Campaign Foundation; and Imran Ahmed, CEO, Center for Countering Digital Hate, among others.

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Kicking off in Ojai, CA on June 10, the event is organized by a diverse cross-section of CAA agents and executives and will explore business opportunities, social justice initiatives, and collaborations to accelerate transformational change in rooms of leadership and popular culture.

Said CAA’s Natalie Tran, who has helped organize this annual convening since its inception, “CAA Amplify has become a place to activate a community of artists, thought leaders, and influencers of color. Our super power is connecting luminaries across business, philanthropy, entertainment, technology, politics, and beyond to inform, strategize, and take action to create a more optimistic future. Now, more than ever, as commitments to impact become less visible, the collective expertise and collaboration within the CAA Amplify network are essential to driving meaningful opportunities for those that help shape culture, storytellers, and global brands.”

Since launching in 2017, CAA Amplify has become a powerful platform to create and empower a network of dynamic leaders of color. These include Olympic gold medalists, Fortune 500 CEOs, philanthropists, industry-leading entrepreneurs, and award-winning artists, among others. In addition to the signature annual summit, CAA Amplify created CAA Amplify Town Hall, a series of special livestream events that address a range of urgent social issues of our time.

The first Town Hall event, hosted in June 2020 in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, was an unprecedented gathering of more than 11,000 artists and cross-industry leaders who were able to discuss the state of race in America and hear about critical action steps necessary to help end systemic racism. Other Town Halls have focused on threats to democracy and civic engagement, the impact of the Covid pandemic on America’s youth and education system, the staggering increase in violence impacting the AAPI community, and the importance of allyship and humanity.

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