Published on June 14th, 2017 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


DJ Khaled to Headline First Annual Music, Tech, Fashion & Art Conference, YesJulz and Tonio Skits to Co-Host IMPACT ’17 Event

IMPACT ‘17, featuring headliner DJ Khaled and co-hosts YesJulz and Tonio Skits, will be coming to the University of Miami’s Watsco Center on June 29th. Deemed “The Essential Music, Tech, Fashion & Art Conference,” the inaugural event aims to provide a platform for industry leaders and influencers to share their stories with young spirited entrepreneurs of tomorrow. With a jam packed itinerary, attendees can expect to gain valuable insight and learn techniques that can be implemented into their respective fields!

The conference will feature a FREE event portion for the general public, a pop-up station from 1 PM to 6 PM that will include an art gallery, local indie artists, DJ performances, and exclusive vendors. All this will go down at the fieldhouse at the Watsco Center.

The day will advance to the conference portion, starting promptly at 4 PM, inside the arena at the Watsco Center, which you’ll need your ticket to access! There attendees will get a chance to listen to roundtable discussions and Q&A’s with art, tech, fashion, and music industry leaders. With over 40 panelists, special guests include pop culture sensation YesJulz, Rico Love, DJ LAZ, actor comedian Tonio Skits, Platinum recording artist Lunch Money Lewis, Cocaine Cowboys director Billy Corben, John Henry, Brandon Bryant, and lots more. The event will also feature a fashion show from Mint Swim, the popular swimwear line founded by former Basketball Wives star Draya Michele. Attendees will get a chance to catch over 13 performance acts, with the event closing out with a special live performance by the man with the keys–DJ Khaled! His performance comes just six days after the release of his album Grateful.

Get ready to experience a day filled with great vibes, culture, and discovery. If you have an interest in music, tech, fashion or art this event is for you! General Admission is $39, $79, $99 and Swarmer Lounge VIP Tickets are $249. In addition to a star-studded lineup, this year’s conference will be live streamed in HD. Tickets and the full panelist schedule are available at impact17mia.com. Additions are being added daily so be sure to keep checking in on impact17mia.com for all the updates.

IMPACT ‘17 is partnering with the ride-sharing app Lyft in an effort to impact lives in the Miami community. From June 1st to the 29th, for every Lyft rider who participates in the Ride to Impact campaign, $1 will go towards The Make A Wish Southern Florida and Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital. The campaign has raised $2,000 so far in its first week. Use promo code IMPACT2017 to participate!

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