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WELCOME!

At this year’s Make Good Famous Summit, we’ll be digging into how we can harness narrative to challenge biases and change perspectives, reclaim the idea of fame to inspire action, and how we can power community through culture to drive lasting and transformative change.

Through all the conversations and opportunities for connection, one idea underpins everything – that’s the idea of Whole Leadership.

We’re excited to create a space where we can come together, push ourselves towards openness, mindfulness, and vulnerability; to explore areas that might hold us back from realizing our full potential. By cultivating self awareness and inner peace, we can prepare ourselves to lead with equanimity so that no matter the challenge or opportunity, we meet it with open hearts and minds.

On behalf of all of us here at Elevate, I am thrilled to welcome you!

In gratitude,

Carolina Garcia Jayaram

CEO, the elevate prize foundation

ABOUT THE EVENT

CULTURE IS KEY TO FOSTERING DIVERSITY, SOLIDARITY, COMMUNITY… SO HOW CAN WE HARNESS ITS POWER TO BRING US TOGETHER AND DRIVE REAL CHANGE?

That’s the core question we’ll be addressing at the Make Good Famous Summit 2024. 

Join fellow activists, changemakers, leaders and culture-drivers as we dive into how media, expression, and wellbeing can unlock collective action and create a more just and equitable world. A world with no them — just us

The summit will be packed with conversation, community-building, and exploration. 

We can’t wait to see you there!

The Miami Beach EDITION
Miami Beach, FL

AGENDA

+ TUESDAY May 21st, 2024

EVENING

7pm | Welcome Cocktail Hour:

Mingle with all attendees before diving into the itinerary of the next two days.

+ WEDNESDAY May 22ND, 2024

MORNING

7:30am | Core Power & Vinyasa Flow:

Start your day with rejuvenating strength and flow yoga experience.

7:30am | Peace in Every Step: Mindful Beach Walk:

A serene, guided beach walk with Kaira Jewel Lingo, designed to cultivate mindfulness and tranquility through intentional movement and connection with nature. Join us to experience how each mindful step can bring peace and clarity, enhancing personal and collective well-being.

Led By:

  • Kaira Jewel Lingo, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and Author

8:00am | Check In & Registration:

Welcome! Come say hello and check-in for the Make Good Famous Summit.

9:45am – 11:15am | In Our Disruptive (Philanthropy) Era (Plenary):

Learn about the Elevate Prize Foundation’s theory of change as we dig into the philanthropy space, what is working, and what this community can do to impact the lives of more people globally.

Featuring:

  • Dr. Cecilia Conrad, CEO, Lever for Change
  • Joe Deitch, Founder and Chairman, Elevate Prize Foundation
  • Carolina García Jayaram, CEO, Elevate Prize Foundation
  • Crystal Echo Hawk, Founder and CEO, IllumiNative
  • Brendan Vaughan, Editor-in-Chief, Fast Company
  • Edgar Villanueva, Founder and CEO, Decolonizing Wealth Project
  • Performance by: Miamibloco

11:45am – 12:30pm | Breakout Sessions:

AI for (Social) GOOD:

Explore the benefits (and watch outs) of AI for Social Good in the Ballroom.

Featuring:

  • Atif Javed, Co-Founder, Executive Director and Head of Product, Tarjimly
  • Vivek Jayaram, Founder and Partner, Jayaram Law
  • Chinnu Joseph, Corporate Counsel – Privacy, Product and Technology, Salesforce
  • Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO, MomsFirst

Change Happens: When and How to Transition as a Leader:

Discuss how to effectively navigate leadership transitions in Breakout Room 2.

Featuring:

  • Rebecca Fishman-Lipsey, President and CEO, Miami Foundation
  • Sana Mustafa, Founding Member, Resourcing Refugee Leadership Initiative
  • Nancy A. Parker, Executive Director, Detroit Justice Center
  • Esther Wang, Management Advisor, Elevate Prize Foundation

The Power of Proximity: Social Media as a Tool for Change:

Delve into the power of proximity in storytelling – and how social media is being successfully leveraged for impact in 2024 – in Breakout Room 1.

Featuring:

  • Tim Chau, Founder and CEO, Impact Media
  • Wawa Gatheru, Founder and CEO, Black Girl Environmentalist
  • Mark Horvath, Founder and CEO, Invisible People
  • Lina Renzina, Media Partnerships Lead, TikTok

AFTERNOON

12:30pm – 2pm | Lunch and Break:

Enjoy lunch with all attendees.

2:00pm – 4pm | The Whole Leader: Prioritizing Wellbeing to Strengthen Community (Plenary):

Unpack what it means to be a ‘whole’ leader in the social impact space and the value of removing the stigma around wellbeing when it comes to leadership.

Featuring:

  • Carolina García Jayaram, CEO, Elevate Prize Foundation
  • Kaira Jewel Lingo, Mindful Meditation Teacher and Author
  • Elijah McKinnon, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Open Television
  • Performance by: Miamibloco

4:15pm – 5:15pm | Coming Home to Ourselves: Finding Balance During Turbulent Times:

Learn how mindfulness can support you to come home and take good care of yourself especially in difficult times. There will be a presentation, experiential exercises, and time for questions.

Featuring:

  • Kaira Jewel Lingo, Mindful Meditation Teacher and Author

EVENING

7:30pm | Dinner:

As you enjoy dinner, get to know some of our 2024 Elevate Prize Winners featuring highlights of their work and visions for the future.

+ THURSDAY May 23rd, 2024

MORNING

7:30am | Farewell Morning Flow or Beach Walk:

Start your day with rejuvenating yoga or a scenic beach walk.

8:00am | Check In & Registration:

Welcome! Come say hello and check-in for the Make Good Famous Summit.

9:30am – 9:45am | Performance & Welcome:

Learn how mindfulness can support you to come home and take good care of yourself especially in difficult times. There will be a presentation, experiential exercises, and time for questions.

Featuring:

  • Brandon Leake, Poet

9:40am – 11:45am | POV: Harnessing Narrative to Challenge Biases and Expand Perspectives (Plenary):

Dive into how we can challenge stereotypes, foster a deeper sense of belonging, and inspire audiences to take action towards a more inclusive future…all by elevating diverse voices and stories.

Featuring:

  • Eva Bloomfield, Chief Marketing Officer, Elevate Prize Foundation
  • Bing Chen, CEO and Co-Founder, Gold House
  • Melissa Malzkuhn, Founder and Director, Motion Light Lab
  • Farhoud Meybodi, Founder and Executive Producer, Ritual Arts
  • Eddie Ndopu, Global Champion for Disability Justice and Best-Selling Author

11:45am – 1:45pm | Lunch and Break:

Enjoy lunch with an extended break, offering time for reflection and connection.

AFTERNOON

1:45pm – 4:15pm | Elevate Prize Catalyst Award Announcement & A Fanbase for Good: Flipping the Script on ‘Fame’ to Drive Change (Plenary):

Join us in honoring the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award recipient and exploring how we can change the narrative around ‘fame’ and leverage it for good.

Featuring:

  • Sam Bencheghib, Co-Founder, Sungai Watch
  • Joe Deitch, Founder and Chairman, Elevate Prize Foundation
  • Carolina García Jayaram, CEO, Elevate Prize Foundation
  • Sepideh Moafi, Actress & Activist
  • Ashlee Marie Preston, Founder, YouAreEssential
  • Dwyane Wade, NBA Hall of Famer and CEO, Wade Inc
  • Brian Walker, CEO, Picture Motion
  • Performance by: Bay Davis and New Canon Chamber Collective

EARLY EVENING

4:15pm | Closing Remarks & Celebration:

Join us for the closing remarks of the Make Good Famous Summit with a special celebration.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Sam Bencheghib

Co-Founder, Sungai Watch

Tim Chau

Founder and CEO, Impact Media

Bing Chen

CEO and Co-Founder, Gold House

Dr. Cecilia Conrad

CEO, Lever for Change

Crystal Echo Hawk

Founder and Co-CEO, IllumiNative

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

President and CEO, The Miami Foundation

Wawa Gatheru

Founder and Executive Director, Black Girl Environmentalist

Mark Horvath

Founder and CEO, Invisible People

Atif Javed

Co-Founder, Executive Director and Head of Product, Tarjimly

Vivek Jayaram

Founder and Partner, Jayaram Law

Kaira Jewel Lingo

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and Author

Melissa Malzkuhn

Founder and Director, Motion Light Lab

Elijah McKinnon

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Open Television (OTV)

Farhoud Meybodi

Founder and Filmmaker, Ritual Arts

Sepideh Moafi

Actress and Activist

Sana Mustafa

Founding Member, Resourcing Refugee Leadership Initiative

Eddie Ndopu

Global Champion for Disability Justice and Best-Selling Author

Nancy A. Parker

Executive Director, Detroit Justice Center

Lina Renzina

Media Partnerships Lead, TikTok

Phoebe Robinson

Comedian, Best-Selling Author, Publisher and Star of Two Dope Queens

Reshma Saujani

Founder and CEO, MomsFirst

Brendan Vaughan

Editor-In-Chief, Fast Company

Edgar Villanueva

Founder and CEO, Decolonizing Wealth Project

Ashlee Marie Preston

Journalist, Executive Director and Co-Founder, KaleidoCollective

Dwyane Wade

NBA Hall of Famer, CEO Wade Inc

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ABOUT LAST YEAR…

Our first-ever Make Good Famous Summit in 2023 brought together leaders from across philanthropy, media, business, and the public sectors to dig into the question: how can we use the levers of culture to power change?

We dared to dream of hopeful futures for hunger, education, justice, and our planet. We started the week as individuals and we left a community—better informed, supported, empowered and re-energized for the important work ahead.