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After a successful “Bicultural Identity” themed summit last November, Omek is back with Part 2. This edition stretched across two days and engaged audiences across numerous continents. 

Date/Time: April 16 + 17
Friday, 5:00pm – 2:00am CET
Saturday, 9:00am – 7:30pm CET

Location: Virtual  

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April 16 + 17, 2021
Friday 5pm – 2am CET
Saturday 9:00am – 7:30pm CET 
Virtual 

This year, the theme is “Collaboration” — best illustrated by leveraging each other’s network in order to benefit our communities. Practices, work flows, and being solution-based are all key ingredients when it comes to advancing the diaspora on a global level.

Agenda & Tracks

culture

Culture

We believe that culture has a direct influence on one’s identity, and as a result want to showcase the various methods through which it can be expressed.

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storytelling

Storytelling

Those of us in the diaspora know all too well how important the stories passed down from our ancestors help with instilling pride in our family history. 

View storytelling sessions

innovation

Innovation

Technology, design, and sustainability evolve by the minute. As much as Omek stands for knowing your past, we equally advocate being adequately informed on what lies ahead. 

View innovation sessions

leadership

Leadership

Although identifying a problem is crucial, it’s more important to be solution-based. Executives and community representatives should be given a space to exchange ideas and show accountability.

View leadership sessions

Full Agenda


DAY 1 — FRIDAY, APRIL 16


5:00pm – 2:00am CET

CULTURE

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STORYTELLING

INNOVATION

LEADERSHIP

5:00 – 6:00pm

OMEK AFTER WORK

Meet + Greet

5:00 – 6:00pm

DJ SET: 
MOKEYANJU

Performance

6:00 – 6:30pm

OMEK WELCOME & FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ERIC COLLINS

Mainstage Panel

6:30 – 7:00pm

SPONSOR ADDRESS

Mainstage Panel
Curated by adidas 

7:00 – 7:15pm

#IAMREMARKABLE 

Intro Session
Curated by Google

7:00 – 8:00pm

COLLABORATION IN ACTION

Mainstage Panel

7:45 – 9:00pm

MY ANCESTORS TAUGHT ME

Panel 
Curated by RuDoesIt.

8:00 – 9:15pm

INTERSECTION OF INTERNATIONAL ARTS & CULTURE

Panel
Curated by Studio Raul Balai

8:30 – 9:30pm

EXPLORE WHILE YOU TRAVEL

Panel

8:15 – 9:15pm

OPEN MIC

Performance

8:00 – 9:00pm

BUILD YOUR COMMUNITY 

Panel

9:15 – 10:15pm

SHARING OUR STORY

Mainstage Panel

9:30 – 10:30pm

SPOKEN WORD

Performance 
Curated by Word Up

9:00 – 10:00pm

CREATING SUSTAINABLE WEALTH

Panel

9:15 – 11:15pm

UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL WITHIN OUR YOUTH

Panel
Curated by Afrispectives

9:30 – 10:30pm

CONSISTENCY IN TRYING TIMES

Panel

10:30 – 11:30pm

THE ESSENCE OF PARTNERSHIP

Panel
Curated by Out Of Home

10:45pm – 12:00am

HOLLYWOOD WHILE BLACK

Mainstage Panel 
Curated by RuDoesIt.

10:45 – 11:45pm

A GROWTH MINDSET CHANGES LIVES

Webinar

11:00pm – 2:00am

ADIDAS BOOTH

Expo
Curated by adidas

12:00 – 2:00am

OMEK DIGITAL PARTY: DJ B BAD

Performance

11:30pm – 12:30am

BUILDING AFRICAN DIASPORIC BRANDS

Panel
Curated by TwoFour Creative

12:00 – 1:00am

GET UP AND GET OUT 

Performance
Curated by HipHopHuis


DAY 2 — SATURDAY, APRIL 17

9:00am – 7:30pm CET



CULTURE

STORYTELLING

INNOVATION

LEADERSHIP

9:00 – 10:00am

COFFEE WITH KEMO

Meet + Greet 

9:15 – 10:15am

INTRO TO YOGA

Workshop + Yoga

10:00 – 11:00am

MUSIC, COLLABORATION & IDENTITY

Mainstage Panel
Curated by The Update

10:30 – 11:30am

FINANCIAL LITERACY & INVESTMENT

Webinar
Curated by The Black Negotiator

11:00am – 1:00pm

DJ SET: CHOCOLATE SWIRL

Performance

11:00am – 12:00pm

CREATING WITH YOUR PEERS

Panel

11:00am – 1:30pm

CONNECTING AFRICAN START-UPS WITH THE DIASPORA

Workshops
Curated by Pangea Trust + Sida Labs

12:00 – 1:00pm

ADIDAS WORKSHOP: PERSONAL BRANDING

Workshop
Curated by adidas

12:15 – 1:00pm

AFRICA'S GENETIC MAKE UP

Webinar

12:00 – 1:00pm

TAKE YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE

Mainstage Panel
Curated by Kizason Connect

1:00 – 4:00pm

ADIDAS BOOTH

Expo
Curated by adidas

1:00 – 1:45pm

THE PLACE
BEHIND THE SOUL

Mainstage Panel

1:00 – 2:00pm

THE POWER OF NETWORKING

Panel
Curated by The Networking Institute

2:15 – 3:15pm

MELANIN MIGRATION

Panel
Featuring Neatherlands Black Women (NBW)

2:30 – 3:45pm

OPEN MIC

Performance

2:00 – 3:00pm

THE FUTURE OF D&I

Mainstage Panel

2:00 – 3:30pm

SHOOT YOUR SHOT

Pitch Session
Curated by Forward Incubator

3:30 – 4:30pm

AESTHETICALLY SPEAKING...

Panel

3:00 – 4:00pm

ADVANCING THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

Workshop

3:00 – 4:00pm

CHRONICALS OF AN AFRO STUDENT REP

Mainstage Panel

4:15 – 5:15pm

AFRO MUSIC & DANCE AMPLIFIED

Mainstage Panel

4:00 – 6:00pm

THE ART OF EXPRESSION

Performance

4:00 – 5:00pm

SERVING THE ENTREPRENEUR

Panel

4:30 – 5:30pm

THE POWER OF DIVERSITY AND DISTANCE

Panel
Curated by NOMADIC

4:45 – 5:45pm

AFRO FEMINIST ACTIVISM

Panel

5:00 – 6:00pm

THE BLACK TRAVEL MOVEMENT

Panel
Curated by Little Africa

5:30 – 6:00pm

REINVENTING YOURSELF IN TIMES OF CHANGE

Mainstage Panel

6:15 – 7:30pm

THE WINE DOWN

Mainstage Panel
Curated by RuDoesIt.

7:30 – 8:00pm

CLOSING REMARKS

Mainstage Panel

REIMAGINING THE BICULTURAL EXPERIENCE. 
#OmekSummit

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