Following its success in the summer of 2017, the Technology Enter-tainment Convergence (TEC) Leimert is back with a full day of pan-els, workshops, industry discussions on culture, education, tech-nology, music, film/television, sports, health and gaming.

The Technology and Entertainment Conference is TEC Leimert’s marquee event dedicated to educating the community on innova-tions in these industries. The event is billed by organizers as the leading platform for bringing the latest in technology and enter-tainment programming to the underserved of greater Los Angeles. TEC Leimert will take place on February 24 at various venues throughout Leimert Park Village.

TEC Leimert endeavors to assist the efforts of Leimert Park 20/20 Vision Initiative, Leimert Park’s six-year plan to implement busi-ness and economic development strategies. TEC Leimert has three specific objectives: (1) Bridge the digital divide by providing access to innovative developments; (2) Attack the wealth gap by uncover-ing pathways to monetize technological advancements, and (3) Cre-ate commerce in the community by creating a space for thought leaders and experts to deliver cutting edge content.

TEC Leimert organizers view South Los Angeles as a “blue ocean” for capital investment in tech collaborations, start-ups and incubator projects to help residents and business owners to reposition their community for future success.

At the 2017 conference, TEC Leimert’s over 250 attendees heard from entertainment executives and tech innovators on current trends impacting the industry. The event featured workshops entitled The Art of Storytelling, The Power of im-agery in Media, Digital Marketing, Film Finance and Strategy, Tech and Entertainment Convergence, Brand Building and Branding in the Digital Era.

The 2018 conference will feature over 25 speakers will provide information in areas such as music monetization, film and TV disruption, breaking into gaming, digital branding, afrofuturism, future of mixed reality, wearable technology, crypto currency and leadership career coaching and more.

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