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Theme: TEDxSouthCentral Presents: World Wide Web 3.0: Hype or Transformation?

This event occurred on
May 26, 2023
6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
Los Angeles, California
United States

Is Web3 hype or actual transformation?

We’re honored to feature Los Angeles’ thought leaders who already work and make a living in the Web3 space. These speakers are first movers in this growing tech hemisphere, and will give real life and detailed accounts of how decentralization trends affect their career on a daily basis.

This speaker panel strives to provide attendees wit a detailed basis of what 'Web3' is, where it has been and where it’s going–especially as it affects education, the arts, and the economy.

This event is open to people ages 21 and above.

The physical address will be revealed to those who RSVP. A $25 donation is encouraged to support the TEDxSouthCentral team–to facilitate more in-person events with thought leaders like this!

There will be ample time to ask your questions to the speakers directly, so have one in mind before you come!

Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, 90045
United States
Event type:
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King Bless

Co-Founder of KRBE Digital Assets Group
King Bless is a blockchain consultant and co-host of The Gentlemen of Crypto daily news show. He is a Certified Bitcoin Professional with experience in bitcoin and cryptocurrency investing, ICOs, regulatory frameworks, and blockchain technology. When taking a break from digital assets, King can be found coding, coaching, or randomly acting in commercials.

Manny Jackson

Design Director of Thread Haus Co
Manny Jackson is the founder and Design Director of Thread Haus Co., a sustainable clothing brand that creates gender-neutral and multi-functional apparel and accessories. Manny started his fashion journey in his mother's garage and later interned with several fashion brands before launching his own showroom called The Gents Closet. He also works with non-profits and sits on their board to give back to the community, such as providing wardrobe makeovers for youth with terminal and mental illnesses. In addition, he is experienced in Web 3 technologies and has used this knowledge to develop digital solutions to improve mental health. Thread Haus aims to break down traditional classifications and color lines with their mission to A_DresstheWorld. Manny's story shows how passion, hard work, and social responsibility can lead to success in the fashion industry while also making a positive impact on mental health and utilizing Web 3 technologies.

Najah Roberts

CEO of Najah Roberts, LLC
Najah Roberts is a Bitcoin expert, radio host, and keynote speaker from Los Angeles, CA. After leaving traditional finance with over 13 years under her belt, Najah dove head first into Cryptocurrency and never looked back. She quickly realized how difficult it was to get assistance that wasn't being provided by a bot or A.I. system. Determined to give the space a desperately needed human touch, she became the founder of the first Black-owned cryptocurrency exchange in the country, Crypto Blockchain Plug, where she offers personalized coaching, support, and guidance.

Roman Combs

Creative Director of Romans International Project
Roman Combs is a seasoned global business entrepreneur and consultant with a strong background in technology and consumer product manufacturing. As an early adopter of cryptocurrency and a hobbyist blockchain enthusiast, Roman brings a unique perspective to the table. Today, he is the proud owner of a fashion manufacturing company based in Ghana, Africa, and has consulted with several successful south-central companies, including GRX, Los Angeles Sentinel, and Sole Folks. Always eager to learn and grow, Roman is currently studying AI and is also a skilled social media manager. His passion for innovation and entrepreneurial spirit makes him a valuable asset to any team or project.

Shelley Bruce

Artist, Founder of The Heart Department
Shelley Bruce is Los Angeles native sharing her art with a focus on healing and social justice. With two Bachelors in Ethnic Studies and Fine Art, for the past 12 years, Shelley has performed poetry at countless shows, directed nonprofit organizations, and organized social justice events. She has most notably has traveled to Washington DC, New York, Ghana, London, and across Southern California sharing her painting. Her first publication of poetry is On Blooming (2018) and first recorded album Heaven Here (2021). Shelley is also the founder of grassroots movement Day of Healing, and BIPOC community center The Heart Department.

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Los Angeles, CA, United States