Beyond the Blackout 3.0: Creating Connections for the DC Event Community



08/17/2021 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm




950 New York Avenue

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Beyond the Blackout 3.0: Creating Connections for the DC Event Community

  • Tuesday, August 17th from 4-8pm @ The Conrad Hotel Washington, DC

There is a small fee to attend this event, all proceeds will be donated to: For the Love of Children (FLOC)

Join us for the third and final installment of this beloved event series which celebrates the diverse and excellent talent in the local DMV event industry. Come ready to celebrate with your colleagues and friendors as we say farewell to the hardship of 2020 and embrace collaboration and community in 2021 and beyond. During this event expect to hear from an array of diverse vendors in a unique way, enjoy culinary delights provided by our venue host Conrad DC’s Executive Chef Josh Murray and yes, if you feel comfortable, dance.

OUR WHY: Black Lives Matter highlighted the significant racial inequities in the world. In response, the DC event industry hosted a series of conversations to educate and create understanding. Beyond the Blackout is an extension of these conversations and will strive to provide an intimate, in-person and hybrid virtual opportunity for diverse and inclusive networking. Our goal is to increase connection and access and go beyond the black square by providing a spotlight of select DMV-based black-owned event industry businesses, and provide networking among BIPOC event businesses with white-owned event businesses in order to further collaborations in the future. Beyond the Blackout 3.0 is a collaborative event planned by Anderson House, Bright Occasions and LaJoy Plans.