INSPIRING CONVERSATIONS. LOCAL SOLUTIONS. NEW VOICES.

May 9: RADHA AGRAWAL

Radha Agrawal is a community force. She is the co-founder, CEO and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker, the early morning dance and wellness movement that currently holds events in 25 cities and more than a dozen college campuses around the world with a community of almost half a million people. She is a successful entrepreneur, author, speaker, DJ, inventor and investor, and was named "one of eight women who will change the world" by MTV.

May 10: KAI KIGHT

A violinist and keynote speaker who uses music as a metaphor to inspire self-realization. As a classical violinist turned innovative composer, Kai uses music as a metaphor to inspire individuals and organizations across the world to compose paths of imagination and fulfillment. Inspired by his own mother who, when diagnosed with cancer, revealed regrets of not bringing her ideas to the world, Kai is on a mission to spark a global mindset shift in which ingenuity is the norm, not the exception.

May 11: Rohit Bhargava

Rohit Bhargava a leading authority on marketing, trends and innovation. He is the Founder of the Non-Obvious Company and previously spent over 15 years leading advising large organizations on digital and marketing at two respected global agencies: Leo Burnett and Ogilvy. Rohit is widely considered one of the most entertaining and original keynote speakers on marketing disruption and innovation in the world.

May 5, 2019

Iliza: Elder Millennial Tour

Iliza: Elder Millennial Tour

Location: Knight Theater
Cost: $35 - $135 / Click Here to Purchase Tickets
Time: 7:00 pm




Iliza is one of today's leading comedians with a fan base who show their loyalty by creating their own Iliza inspired swag to wear to her shows. Iliza recently premiered Elder Millennial, her fourth Netflix stand up special for the streaming service. The campaign featured her styled in classic looks from the late 90s/early 00s. Her past specials War Paint, Freezing Hot and Confirmed Kills has made her as one of the top comedians working today.

May 9, 2019

Radha Agrawal

Radha Agrawal

Location: Knight Gallery
Cost: $20 / Click Here to Purchase Tickets
Time: 10 am - 11 am


Radha Agrawal is a community force. She is the co-founder, CEO and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker, the early-morning dance and wellness movement that currently holds events in 25 cities and more than a dozen college campuses around the world and has a community of almost half a million people. She is a successful entrepreneur (co-founder THINX, LiveItUp), author, speaker, DJ, inventor and investor, and was named "one of eight women who will change the world" by MTV. Radha is also the recipient of the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award and has spoken about social entrepreneurship and community building to audiences around the world.
Her new book BELONG: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life answers the questions "How the heck do I find my people?" and "How do I create large and meaningful communities in the real world?" Radha lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her love Eli, a baby on the way and her twin sister Miki-and lots of family and friends within a few blocks. You can most often find her tinkering with community and experience design projects, or on the dance floor at Daybreaker in New York City (if she's not dancing at sunrise in another part of the world).
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What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood - Live Podcast

What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood - Live Podcast

Location: Booth Playhouse
Cost: $14.99 - $34.99 / Click Here to Purchase Tickets
Time: 7:30 pm


Ain't no party like a Mom's-Night-Out party - which makes "What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood - Live!" the perfect show. Following the run of her wet-your-pants funny one-woman show Mother Load, which opened Blumenthal's Stage Door Theater in 2008, Amy Wilson returns to Charlotte, this time with podcast partner and comedy writer Margaret Ables. Together, they're two moms with tons of experience in parenting and in comedy, with the hilarious stories to prove it. Amy wrote a bestselling parenting book and has been a series regular on several sitcoms, while Margaret started out in standup, wrote for PBS Kids and MTV, and became a senior writer for Nickelodeon's "Nick Mom." Along the way, they also each became mothers of three children, now aged 6 to 15.
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Susie Films

Susie Films

Location: Stage Door Theater
Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m

Susie Films is hosting two nights of film screenings by Charlotte and North Carolina filmmakers associated with the best films to come from the 100 Words Film Festival at the Stage Door Theater. Susie Films is a full-service media company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and operates across the United States and occasionally overseas. They are an experienced, diverse group steeped in the storytelling craft and experts in the art of modern moving pictures.

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Six Foot Scoundrel - Andrew Huggins (2:58)Expression - Allen Watts (3:20)
Lights - Blaine Pugh (8:34)Ghost Image - Katie Damien (6:02)
There Could Be Nothing After This - Andrew Huggins (3:45)Lindsay in the Making - Ashley Harmon (2:24)
Fake Emma - Kira Bursky and Robert Gowan (4:40)Barn Dance - Ted Richardson (2:43)
The Hidden - Chris Baker (4:15)Making Friends - David Sniadecki (4:26)
For Love - Kevin Murray (7:50)State of Emergency - Kelvin Edwards (5:11)
Dear Veronica - Wende Whitus (8:26)
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Welcome to Brookhill Exhibit

Welcome to Brookhill Exhibit

Location: Gantt Center
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The community is invited to join us for a conversation about the relationship between the Brookhill Village Neighborhood Association, Myers Park UMC and Myers Park High School.

May 9 - 10, 2019

Big Ideas

Big Ideas

Location: Middleton/McMillan Gallery
Cost: Free / Tickets Available Soon
Time: 8 am - 9 am

Individuals and nonprofits will present their "Big Idea" in PechaKucha style format where 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). Do you have the next Big Idea for Charlotte? We want to hear your idea!! Please submit a description of your Big Idea by April 22nd to be considered as one of the 12 presenters during Charlotte SHOUT! Submit Here

Dine Around Sessions

Dine Around Sessions

Location: McCormick & Schmicks / Stoke
Cost: TBD
Time: 12 pm - 1:30 pm

Have you ever wanted the opportunity to discuss important topics with leaders and members of your community in a round table discussion? During Charlotte SHOUT! we will host several Dine Around sessions at participating restaurants at lunch time on Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10. Host and topic information are coming soon!

May 9 - 11, 2019

Queen City Podcast Network Stage

Queen City Podcast Network Stage

Location: CoCo and the Director
Cost: Free
Time: 10 am - 5 pm

Charlotte's podcast community continues to grow as a source for news, information and entertainment. Join us for three days of live recordings of your favorite local podcasts at The Queen City Podcast Network Stage powered by OrthoCarolina, inside CoCo and the Director at 100 W. Trade Street.

Scheduled to Appear:
The Comedy Zone Podcast
The Yelp Charlotte Podcast
The Advent CoWorking Podcast
Prime After Prime
American Timelines
Charlotte Is Creative
The 1K Second Interview Podcast
Do Good Charlotte
20 Minute Morning Show
And many more!

The Biscuit Lounge

The Biscuit Lounge

Location: 4th and Tryon
Cost: Free
Time: TBD

Come visit "The Biscuit Lounge" inside of Charlotte SHOUT, hosted by #CharlotteIsCreative. Creative correspondents will help attendees decide what SHOUT! programming to check out next! Sip on delicious craft beer from Divine Barrel Brewing while a line-up of local DJs spin tunes inside this cool LED constructed lounge along Tryon Street.

Music Everywhere Panel Discussion

Music Everywhere is the backbeat to a thriving music scene in Charlotte. We support and protect the live music community and the brilliant minds behind it, encourage the business of music and share the stories of Queen City sounds locally and internationally to make Charlotte synonymous with music.

May 10, 2019

Kai Kight

Kai Kight

Location: Knight Gallery
Cost: $20 / Click Here to Purchase Tickets
Time: 10 am - 11 am


A VIOLINIST AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER WHO USES MUSIC AS A METAPHOR TO INSPIRE SELF-REALIZATION
As a classical violinist turned innovative composer, Kai Night uses music as a metaphor to inspire individuals and organizations across the world to compose paths of imagination and fulfillment. Inspired by his own mother who, when diagnosed with cancer, revealed regrets of not bringing her ideas to the world, Kai is on a mission to spark a global mindset shift in which ingenuity is the norm, not the exception. In his emotionally powerful presentations, Kai performs mesmerizing original music and vulnerably shares stories from his own transformation as an artist. Kai translates these insights into takeaways that audiences can easily infuse into their own lives and work environments.
A product of Stanford University's design and engineering program, the d.school, Kai remains fascinated by the leaders, artists and companies who dare to be different. As both a Mayfield Fellow and Kleiner Perkins Design Fellow, Kai has proven himself a leader of the next generation of innovative and entrepreneurial talent. As a musician, Kai has performed his original music for thousands in venues across the world, from the White House to the Great Wall of China. As a speaker, he has created impactful experiences for audiences at conferences, companies and universities internationally. Some of his clients include The Walt Disney Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks. His mesmerizing and original violin performance beautifully becomes a sonic metaphor for the core of his message: to inspire people to compose unique ideas in a world that celebrates conformity.

The Future of AI Is Here - Are You Ready?

The Future of AI Is Here - Are You Ready?

Location: Discovery Place Theater
Cost: $20 / Click Here to Purchase Tickets
Time: 7:30 am - 9:00am



Self-driving vehicles? Check. Voice-activated smart assistants? Check. Online chatbots? Check. For those keeping score at home, the results are clear - the future of artificial intelligence is here. But there are some critical issues we need to explore, particularly when it comes to AI's impact on the workforce, education and civil society.

In this edition of the Forward Faster by Design Breakfast Series, we'll have local leaders in this field share their perspectives on some of the immediate and medium-term impacts of AI and machine learning. We'll also explore how individuals, organizations and communities can adapt to a world that is being disrupted in all sectors by rapidly advancing technologies.

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Light Breakfast + Conversational Collisions
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Program + Q&A

Special Guests:

Eric Lewis
Director of Business Services
Charlotte Works
Jayesh Mori
Chief Product Officer
Tresata

May 11, 2019

Rohit Bhargava

Rohit Bhargava

Location: McGlohon Theater
Cost: $35 / Click Here to Purchase Tickets
Time: 10 am - 11 am




Rohit Bhargava is an innovation and marketing expert, skilled facilitator, and keynote speaker. After a successful 15-year career as a brand and marketing strategist at two of the largest agencies in the world (Ogilvy and Leo Burnett), Rohit became an entrepreneur and has since started three companies. He is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of five books on topics as wide ranging as the future of business and building a brand with personality and has delivered sold out keynote presentations and workshops to business leaders in 32 countries. His signature book Non-Obvious is updated annually with 15 new trend predictions, has been read and shared by more than 1 million readers and is translated in ten languages. Rohit has been invited to share his insights at some of the most forward-looking organizations in the world including Intel, NASA, Disney, JP Morgan Chase, LinkedIn, Microsoft, American Express, BP, the World Bank, Coca-Cola and hundreds of others.
Outside of his consulting work, Rohit also teaches his popular signature course on storytelling and marketing at Georgetown University in Washington DC and has been invited to deliver guest lectures at many other prestigious schools including Stanford and Wharton. For the past 14 years Rohit has also been writing his personal "Influential Marketing Blog" which has been featured in global media and named one of the top 25 marketing blogs in the world by AdAge magazine. He is regularly interviewed and featured as an expert commentator in global media including Harvard Business Review, The Guardian, and NPR. Rohit also writes a monthly column for GQ magazine in Brazil on technology and trends.
Thanks to his many years of sharing insights, Rohit has been recognized alongside visionary business leaders like Sir Richard Branson and Tom Peters as a "Top 100 Thought Leader In Trustworthy Business Behavior" and was named by global recruiting firm Korn Ferry as one of the "Most Influential South Asians In Media and Entertainment."
On a personal level, Rohit is married and lives with his wife and two young boys in the Washington DC area. He is a lifelong fan of anything having to do with the Olympics (he's been to five so far!), actively avoids anything having to do with cauliflower (yuck!) and believes that the most entertaining and impactful job he will ever have is being a great dad and teaching his sons to be kind when no one expects it, curious about the things others take for granted, and confident enough to change the world.