Media leaders, stars speak at digital conference in Atlanta

- Dozens of people met in Atlanta for a two-day symposium on digital branding, business and entertainment.

Rolling Out magazine hosted its second annual Rolling Out Innovation Digital Entertainment Conference at the Loudermilk Conference Center downtown.

Several industry innovators, including radio and television personality Charlamagne tha God, music mogul Damon Dash and television executive Mona Scott-Young of the reality show franchise, "Love & Hip Hop," participated in interactive lectures, workshops and breakout sessions.

Charlamagne tha God, co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show, "The Breakfast Club," was the keynote speaker Saturday. He has become the go-to-guy for some of the most-talked about interviews in hip hop and urban culture. The star shared his journey with attendees, many of whom were recent college graduates looking to make their own mark in media and business. He encouraged them to focus on their passion.

In an one-on-one interview with FOX 5's Marissa Mitchell, the media personality and author shared his keys to success.

"Keep God first, stay humble and keep working," he said. "...That's all I have ever done. I didn't got to college. I don't have a degree. All I had was a passion. So, I like to tell kids to find that one thing that you really love to do..that one thing you would do for free. If that's your passion, pursue your passion. And let everything else fall into place."

Conference topics also included social media, technology and wellness.

 

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