Ride Conference 2024

Conference '24

February 23-24
Friday 10AM - 6:30PM
Saturday 3PM - 7PM

Leveraging AI & Digital Tools to Create Professional Currency
Ride Conference 2024

Learn. Connect.

Ride Conference 2024

Ride Con is an annual conference that brings together African American business owners, industry leaders, innovators, students, creatives and enthusiasts from around the U.S. The conference aims to explore and discuss the latest trends, insights, and advancements in the Black creative economy and create a platform for networking, knowledge exchange, and inspiration.

Key Taking Points



Elevate your thought process, enhance your craft, and learn how to monetize your talents with your choice of more than 30 sessions including some of the brightest minds in various industries. RIDE will host the top subject matter experts to share with you best practices; taking you and your business to the next level.



In the past we’ve had names like Dame Dash, Mona Scott-Young, Ray J, and Charlamagne Tha God on the Keynote stage. This year is no different. We are inviting more great individuals, like in the past, to inspire you with their insight, vision, and experience.



Engage with some of the top brands leveraging the latest technology and developing the most innovative approach to leading their business and bettering our community and world. #RIDECon24 is here to give you access to the top thought-leaders and hottest technology.



RIDE is not your average conference. We want to equip attendees with knowledge and the opportunity to gain practical experience on how to excel at any level. Come to network with your peers and executives. Listen to new perspectives, share and come together to change the world.


Friday, February 23, 2024

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM:  Opening Remarks – Munson Steed, CEO, Rolling Out & Stephanie Smith, Social Consultant

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM:  The Latimer Project – John Pasmore, CEO and founder Latimer

11:45 PM – 12:30 PM:  Google & GEN AIStephanie Cummings-Carr, Sr. Federal IT Leader, Google

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM:  Learn & Lunch: AI’s potential impact on business and education – Marlon Avery, CEO, AI Impact

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM:  Lunch 

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM:  The Future of Creativity – Jamie Coleman, Strategist/Nonprofits, Google Theo Alexander IV – CEO / Co-Founder of The Social Club, Arthur Bernier Jr – Entrepreneur, Technologist, Educator

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM:  Break 

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM:  Beyond Survival: The Digital Frontier for Career Ascendancy – Meloni Boatswain, President, BIT Atlanta, Guy Mills, VP Supply Chain Division

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM:  The Role AI has on innovation for Black entrepreneurs – Shakiri Murrain, Director of Innovation, Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs & Jonathan Exume, Executive Director @techsofcolor

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM:  Key Note: Black AI Revolution for Business & Culture – Van Lathan, Podcast Host & Media Personality

6:15 PM – 6:30 PM:  Closing Remarks


Saturday, February 24, 2024

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM:  Opening Remarks – Munson Steed, CEO, Rolling Out

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM:  Bicycle for the mind: Unpacking and simplifying large language models – Brylan Donaldson – Associate Director, Innovation & New Ventures, Northwestern University

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM:  Music Panel

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM:  Music Performance / Honor Awards – Tricky Stewart, Super Producer – Music Lifetime Achievement Award


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John Pasmore

CEO, Latimer

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Meloni Boatswain

President, BIT Atlanta

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Munson Steed

CEO & Founder, Rolling Out

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Jamie Coleman

Strategist, Google

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Shakiri Murrain

Director of Innovation, RICE Center

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Marlon Avery

CEO, AI Impact

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Stephanie Cummings Carr

FSI Partner Manager, Google

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Van Lathan

Podcast Host & Media Personality

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Theo Alexander IV

CEO & Co-Founder, The Social Club

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Brylan Donaldson

Associate Director at Northwestern University I Founder

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Arthur Bernier Jr.

Entrepreneur, Technologist, Educator

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Guy Mills

Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy and Technology, The Clorox Company

Special Honoring

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Tricky Stewart

Super Producer, Honoree

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Journey Montana


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Josh Waters


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Miya Sade


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February 23-24

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where to attend?


The Ray Charles Performing Arts Center
900 West End Ave SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Ride Conference 2024


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