Creativity has and will always be why Jamaica’s greatest resource is its people. With that said, there is a need for platforms that aim to engage the growing creative community and help them establish their place within the society. The INDIGGO Conference seeks to fulfill this need by creating a space where up and coming (and even) established creatives can equip themselves with the necessary tools to navigate their way through the industry. The conference was conceptualized by young creative and entertainment professional, Jamila Pinto who, together with her team executed the first of its kind early last year. The conference returns for its second staging and will maintain its function of acting as a medium through which young creatives can network with key industry players and tastemakers. It also aims to ‘spark the conversation’ between corporate stakeholders and creatives, which will lead to gainful opportunities.
The conference will be held on Saturday, March 23 at the Courtleigh Auditorium, under the theme: #TheExposureCall, where topics such as ‘Building Your Creative Confidence’, ‘Sponsorship Negotiations with Corporate Jamaica’ and ‘Building a Thriving Brand on Social Media’’ will be discussed. The conference will also facilitate a conversation on other topical issues within the creatives’ space through panel discussions and workshops featuring a varied group of speakers and panelists including Quantum Psychologist, Keynote and Motivational Speaker Leachim Semaj, Graphic Designer and Digital Illustrator Yannick Reid, Creative Director Neko Kelly and Performing Artiste, Agent Sasco. It will be hosted by Attorney-At-Law and media personality, Talia Soares. The event is powered by TREND Media and includes other partners such as SLEEK Jamaica, Dezignr Studios, Fontana Pharmacy, JWN Foundation and JN Bank.
Tickets are available at the following outlets: Bookophilia, Shopper’s Den at Chancellor Hall UWI, Mona, Fontana Pharmacy Barbican and Cowork Ja. Tickets cost $4000. The event will run from 10:00AM to 3:00PM.