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Jewels, the first annual, all female urban music conference, Philadelphia
Jewels Conference 2000"Jewels", the first annual, all female urban music conference will converge on Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 20th-22nd, 2000. Over 3000 sisters, daughters, and mothers of the diaspora will meet to redefine the roles and images of female artists. This five star event will include workshops, seminars, performance showcases, networking receptions, and a variety of entertainment activities. In addition, the "Fine Linens" fashion show will preview couture collections from the world's most promising black designers. Affirm your commitment to sisterhood, creativity, innovation, and prosperity and bring your ideas to the roundtable. We invite you to join us for an intense glimpse into the lives of the women of this illustrious industry and be an integral part of shaping their future!

Jewels is a co-production of Ororo Borealis Productions & Million Woman Music Entertainment. A portion of "Jewels" proceeds are earmarked for Million Woman March community arts initiatives. Below you will find event itinerary and invited guest list. Please contact for registration package. All co-sponsorship or exhibition space inquiries should be directed to Kreda Akins, Marketing & Promotions Director.

Ororo Borealis Productions, P.O. Box 44425, Philadelphia pa 19144
(215) 849-3998 office :: (215) 966-1800 24-hr hotline :: (215) 842-0564 fax
Web:www.jewelsconference.com :: Email:jewelsconference@aol.com

Invited Guests:
Queen Latifah, Lauryn Hill, MC Lyte, Lil' Kim, Brat, Missy Elliot, Rah Digga, Dani Girl, Suga T, Heather B. Salt & Pepa, Foxxy Brown, Eve, Sonya Blade, Lady Luck, Mecca Starr, Yo-Yo, Lady B, Sista Souljah, Bahamadia, Roxanne Shante, Flo Brown, Rha Goddess, Rage, Yejide the night queen, Fury, Apani B Fly, Venoms, Nikki D, Sha Rock, Amil, Angie Martinez, Nonchanlant, Charlie Baltimore, Sole, Anomolies, Miss Melodie, Antionette, Sweet T, Mia X, Bianca, Moni Love, Linque, Livin', Sparky D, Queen Pen, Real Roxxane, Mecca (Digable Planets), Poetica, Tlc, Sade Adu, Mya, Monica, Janet Jackson, Jody Watley, Vita, Floetry, Ndambi, Jazzyfatnastess, 3-7000-9, Mary J Blige, Faith Evans, Kina, Pink, Macy Gray, Kelis, Erykah Badu, Monifah, Blaque, Jill Scott, Ursula Rucker, Jaguar, Destiny's Child, Angie Stone, Grenique, Tekitha, Escape, Latocha Scott, Les Nubians, Dj Mecca, Slyvia Rhone, Chivon Dean, Sheena Lester, Mona Scott, Tomica Woods-Wright, Fatima, Charlayne-Hunter Gault, Tamala M. Edwards, Iyanla Vanzant, Minister Ava Muhammad, Jada Pinkett Smith, Toshi Reagan, Sonia Sanchez, Jessica Care Moore, Sarah Jones, Trepida Mayson, Ericka Connor, Julianne Malveaux, Lavon Leak-Wilks, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Kasi Lemmons,Darnell Martin, Julie Dash, Misa Hylton-Brim, Susan Taylor, Mikki Taylor, Tajamika Paxton, Cauleen Smith, Kim Mayhorn, Toni Blackman, Lita Richardson, Asha Bandele & many more!

"Jewels" itinerary
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
October 20th -22nd 2000

Friday October 20th

11:00am - 6:00pm: check in 
location: various hotels

3:00pm - 6:00pm: On site registration
location: various hotels

5:00pm - 6:00pm: million woman march commemorative photo shoot
location: benjamin franklin parkway

7:00pm - 12:00am: "Goddess Gala" opening ceremony & banquet dinner
featured artists: 
to be confirmed
location: memorial hall

12:00am - until : after-party 
location: tba

Saturday October 21st

6:00am - 8:00am: "Awakenings" day-spa retreat & meditation sanctuary
location: tba

9:00am - 6:00pm: "Jewels" conference & exhibit hall opens
location: Pennsylvania convention center

9:00am- 12:00pm: morning workshops & seminars:

  • "Evolution" - the founding ladies of old school rap teach hip hop 101. Listen and learn about what it meant to be a female mc and what they think it will take to succeed as one in the new millennium.
  • "Politics As Usual" - urban music' top female executives reveal their keys to sustenance & success. Hear about their entrepreneurial plans for the future. Dialogue with the industry's' a-list.
  • "Visions Of Isis" - leading filmmakers, journalists, and photographers discuss and critique images of females in urban music.

12:00pm - 1:00pm: "Fine Linens" fashion show 

installation # 1

1:00pm - 2:00pm: "Diamonds In The Rough" unsigned artist showcase 

2:00pm - 4:00pm: afternoon workshops & seminars:

  • "www.com" - worldwide women of the web collective organizing meeting. Web designers, netrepreneurs, online music communities, e-zines, etc. Will discuss how the internet and mp3 can benefit independent talent and record executives. Listen as they give you detailed information on marketing & distributing your music via the internet.
  • "I Am That I Am" - musics' most controversial, cutting edge, artists give their views of creative control and expression. Learn how to develop and market your innate creative abilities hear firsthand, how they were able to retain their artistic identity and become successful.
  • "Wordsound" - publishing executives, songwriters and performing artists discuss the facts of publishing and it's significance. Understand the ins and outs of publishing at last. Learn how to obtain a publishing deal.

4:00pm - 5:00pm: "Fine Linens" fashion show

installation #2

5:00pm - 6:00pm: "Diamonds In The Rough" unsigned artist showcase

9:00pm - 2:00 am: "Jewels" concert & afterparty"
featured artists: to be confirmed 
location: tba

Sunday October 22nd

9:00am - 1:00pm: "Words Of Paradise" ecumenical service & breakfast
featured artists: to be confirmed 
location Philadelphia Horticulture Center

12:00pm checkout

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