Arts & Culture

The Thread: Conversations Beyond The Return | Vol. 4

4:00 pm - 12:00 am | 24 May 2020
Online | £0-£163

In collaboration with Tastemakers Africa, Meeting of Minds is proud to partner on a historic virtual gathering of makers, doers, and leaders in Africa and the diaspora.

Join us THIS Sunday at 11 AM EDT | 4 PM GMT for The Thread | Conversations Beyond The Return Vol 4. 

The Thread is a virtual conference bringing the culture together to plot our path beyond the year of return.

Covering everything from how the music industry is evolving with COVID-19, to spiritual health, to how investment capital is flowing (or not) and the black travel movement – The Thread brings together speakers from the continent and the diaspora to help us chart a plan of action together.  

  • LEARN about what’s happening on the continent right now
  • DISCOVER innovations and movements shaping the exchange between the continent and the diaspora, and
  • CONNECT with like-minded people from all over the world.

You can register and see the full event schedule here

Here’s What to Expect:

  • Speakers – Leaders, Movers, and Doers in Africa and the diaspora sharing knowledge and ideas to move the culture forward
  • Workshops – Deep-Dive sessions on Finance, Health, and Education to address some of the most pressing issues of our time with world class experts
  • Networking – Meet other attendees in 1:1 speed video networking sessions and in the live chat. Grow your network and collaborate
  • Entertainment – A pre-party featuring some of the hottest DJ’s from Africa and the diaspora and our in-conference DJ Wavy Fox will provide the turn-up and vibes in between sessions on the day of the conference


About The Thread

Presented by Tastemakers AfricaThe Thread is a travelling series of conversations unpacking the potential for Pan-Africanism in a post “Year of Return” moment for the culture. Since its inception as an in-person event in Washington DC, The Thread has gone virtual reaching nearly 4,000 people from 40+ countries.

Africa Day Festival

This edition of The Thread is being held as a part of the inaugural Africa Day Festival in collaboration with Amplify Africa. The Festival includes a Pre-Party on May 23rd, The Thread Vol. 4 on May 24th, and the Africa Day Summit on May 25th. You can learn more and get access to details on the entire festival here.

About Tastemakers Africa

Tastemakers Africa is an experiences platform connecting the culture to the continent. From unique day tours and events in African cities hosted by locals, to curated group trips, to virtual events and pop ups all over the world – Tastemakers offers the most connected, authentic bridge for people of African descent looking to build, seek, and explore with one another.

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