November 1-3, 2022

Real opportunity requires real conversation

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This annual gathering is a multi-day forum of thought leadership, idea exchange, networking, progressive conversation and amazing food & entertainment experiences designed to broker honest, direct dialogue on how we can create positive economic outcomes for all. Where important, engaging conversations about matters of equity and opportunity are also charged with an energy unlike any other.

That’s the conversation to be had and the catalyst for MIGHTY DREAM.

“I meet and work with brands and organizations from all around the world and many are quick to share the good work they are doing. They all have the same goals, but are approaching things through their perspectives. Those perspectives are so valuable. I am left wondering... why aren’t all of you talking to each other. If everyone wants to see the same improvement, let’s get together and talk, and perhaps inspire others to act as well. I am happy to host it and make it very special.” - Pharrell Williams


MIGHTY DREAM is far from a passive conference experience. We're setting an agenda to ensure networking and value exchange at the highest levels. Your participation and attendance is designed to fuel participation of students, emerging entreprenuers, community members and our non-profit partners.


Get your badge, day pass or tickets for MIGHTY DREAM below, and start planning your unique experience learning, networking, and participating in this one-of-a-kind event.

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Are you an entrepreneur, student, or professional looking to take advantage of all EITR’s programming? Find the inclusive package to works for you by clicking below.


MIGHTY DREAM programming will consist of multiple tracks of engaging content, speakers and activations set amongst incredible food & drink, culture, art and entertainment moments.

Nov 1st - 2:05pm EST
OTHERtone Podcast Live
Pharrell, Scott Vener & Fam-Lay will speak with Hannibal Buress about his experiences and insights as it relates to matters of money and opportunity.
Nov 1st - 5:00pm EST
EITR Redux
"Hosted by Pharrell in conversation with Stephen Duval of Empowerment IP Capital, Felix Zhang of Ares Management, Shu Nyatta of Bicycle Capital, Dr, Adams Gaston, Derrick Weatherspoon of BlackRock and Pusha T. Moderator: Ryan Shadrick Wilson"
Nov 2nd - 4:00pm EST
Business Block Party
How Mighty Dream Forum pops up the streets of the Neon District
Nov 3rd - 9:55am EST
How the 2% Commitment To Black Banks Can Help Close The Racial Wealth Gap
Join Entrepreneur Aaron Mitchell & Change Maker Afdhel Aziz for a frank and moving discussion with the Founder & CPO of Conspiracy of Love
Nov 3rd - 6:00pm EST
Dinner With A Purpose
Black Ambition & others recognize BIPOC recipients of grants over a special meal to close out the Forum.
Nov 3rd - 8:30pm EST
Closing Night Concert

Official Sponsors

Rockafeller Foundation
JPMorgan Chase & Co
Google TEC
City of Norfolk
BNY Mellon
Virginia is for Lovers
Publicis Groupe
Publicis Health
The Guardian
Visit Norfolk
Crunchy Hydration
Fahrenheit Advisors

Presenting Partners

Black Brand
Black Ambition
CROP Foundation
Play Your Position
Rutter Mills
Black Girls Tennis Club
Hummingbird Macaroons