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Africa and the Diaspora come together for one virtual summit to plot our path to greatness and go beyond the year of return. 

May 24, 2020

🔥Early Bird Tickets Available Until May 21st!

The Thread

Conversations Beyond The Return


A virtual community event that’ll keep you inspired, entertained, and prepared for the possibilities ahead.

The Thread is a gathering of leaders, makers, and doers in Africa and throughout the diaspora sharing resources, strategies, and best practices for thriving and winning together in a post COVID-19 era.

No need to spend $1,000s on travel or take time off, come with your passion, love and desire to learn and connect with people committed to Pan-African approaches to success and well-being.

✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿The most epic gathering of our people all in one (virtual) place.
🌍Join from anywhere!

Here’s What to Expect


Covering art, tech, finance, entertainment, spirituality, and more we have world class speakers on deck.


Virtual 1:1 video speed networking sessions, a virtual expo for black businesses, and community generated breakouts.

Live Q&A

A moderated live chat runs throughout the event making sure you’re apart of the conversation.

Live DJ

DJ Young Wavy Fox will be spinning a diasporic set with afrobeats, hip hop, trap, reggae, baile funk, grime, and more

+ An All New Pre-Party 🎉

We’ve gathered top DJ’s from Africa and the Diaspora for a battle that’ll have you jamming the night before The Thread

DJ Rozay
DJ Kameni
Central Africa
DJ Eden
East Africa
DJ Milktray
Breakfast N Vegas
Latin America
Latin America
North America
Courtnae Paul
Southern Africa
Swazi Sunshine
West Africa
DJ Prince
West Africa
DJ Highfa
West Africa

Sessions + Speakers

Previous Speakers

🐤 Early Bird - $0
until May 21, 2020
Full Ticket - $5
until May 25, 2020
Part of the Africa Day Festival Weekend

The Africa Day Virtual Festival May 23-25, 2020, hosted by Tastemakers Africa and Amplify Africa, is a a three day celebration that brings together Africa and diasporan leaders, thinkers, movers, and doers to connect and share ways we can win together - especially in times of crisis.

The Pre Party


Saturday, May 23rd

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The Thread


Sunday, May 24th

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Africa Day Summit


Monday, May 25th

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