Our speakers are experts who are generous with their knowledge.


2015 Saturday Keynote:
Lamar and Ronnie Tyler / Black and Married With Kids

Lamar and Ronnie Tyler make up the husband and wife power pair behind Black and Married with Kids. Fed up with the pervasive negative images of black marriage in the media, Lamar and Ronnie started the site to combat the negativity by focusing on positive messages about marriage in the black community. Armed with a passion for empowering married couples and a knowledge of how to leverage social media, Ronnie and Lamar have taken Black and Married with Kids from a small personal blog to an international brand under their own Tyler New Media umbrella that also boasts four independently produced films and a social media presence that includes over 450,000 Facebook fans.

Michelle Breyer / naturally curly

NaturallyCurly.com
@naturallycurly
Session: From Niche to Mainstream

Nikisha Brunson / UrbanBushBabes & Pineapple Life

urbanbushbabes.com
@UrbanBushBabes
Session: Breakout 4: Keeping Austin Wired

Bernetta Knighten / bernetta style

bernettastyle.com
@BernettaStyle
Session: Blogging 101 Super-Session!

Danyelle little / the cubicle chick

thecubiclechick.com
@TheCubicleChick
Session: TV, to Radio, to HuffPo Live

kit walsh / Electronic Frontier Foundation

eff.org
@neurokit
Session: Blogger Rights
 

Ryan Williams / NBC News

@RyanWms77

Nikki Johnson / naturally curly

NaturallyCurly.com
@NChanel
Session: From Niche to Mainstream

Mando Rayo / Taco Journalism & Mando Rayo Collective

mandorayocollective.com
@MRCollectivos
Session: Breakout 4: Keeping Austin Wired

Brandy butler / brandy butler online

brandybutleronline.com
@iambrandybutler
Session: Podcasting for Profits
 

Diana Ramsey / sisters with beauty

SistersWithBeauty.com
@SisWithBeauty
BWB Prom Director
 

oneika Raymond / oneika the traveller

oneike-the-traveller.com
@oneikatraveller
Session: The Art of Storytelling
 

Arsha Jones

@arshajones
Session: Blogging 101 Super-Session!
 

Jason Caston / iChurch method

ichurchmethod.com
@jasoncaston
Session: Uplift. Mobilize. Inspire.

evelyn Ngugi / textured media inc.

texturemediainc.com
@EVEEEEEZY
Session: Breakout 4: Keeping Austin Wired

Joah Spearman / Localeur
 

localeur.com
@joahspearman
Session: Breakout 4: Keeping Austin Wired

Candace queen / Harris hall brand initiative

harrishallbrandinitiative.com
@Candace_D_Queen
Session: Cultivating a Strong Visual Identity

Howard franklin / influence Factory

InfluenceFactory.com
@iruncampaigns
Session: Online Activism-Opportunity or Obligation?

terrance gaines / brotha tech

brothatech.com
@BrothaTech
Session: Technology Tips to Keep Your Blog Secure

terry pierre / the Austin socialite

theaustinsocialte.com
@TASocialite
Session: Black Weblog Awards

lecrae / grammy award-winning artist

lacrae.com
@lecrae
Session: Uplift. Mobilize. Inspire.

Kami Smith / naturally curly

NaturallyCurly.com
@chocolateymix
Session: From Niche to Mainstream

Jennifer Kennedy / teach good stuff
 

teachgoodstuff.com
@teachgoodstuff
Session: Let's Create that Course!

cristina cleveland / textured media inc.

NaturallyCurly.com
@FUJIFILES
Session: From Niche to Mainstream

Jacque Reid / Single and Living Fab

singleandlivingfab.com
@jacquereid
Session: How to Get Booked for TV and Radio

Amber Payne / NBCBLK

@@payneNBC
Session: Saturday Lunch with NBCBLK
 

L. Michelle Smith / AT&T

@LMichellePR
Session: Uplift. Mobilize. Inspire.