Talented Tenth, a Columbia-based young professionals’ organization founded by City of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, presents the Annual Talented Tenth Conference, The 2019 SC Convening: Access. Service. Elevation. The conference, which kicks off on Thursday, February 7, 2019 and runs through Saturday, February 9, 2019, will take place at various locations throughout downtown Columbia’s Main Street District.
Designed to help guide and engage our region’s future leaders, the Talented Tenth Conference provides attendees with the tools needed to successfully contribute to their profession and community. By way of meaningful and purposeful networking opportunities, guests will come face-to-face with thought leaders, senior executives, elected officials, and community leaders who have joined forces to share in their knowledge regarding professional development, education and economic development.
“We are looking forward to the opportunity to strategize and connect Columbia’s leading professionals with members of the community in an informal setting,” states Kara Simmons, Talented Tenth chair.
Speakers for the Talented Tenth Conference, The 2019 SC Convening, include Birmingham, Ala. Mayor Randall Woodfin, noted author Dr. Wes Bellamy, and City of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin.
“It has been a great pleasure working with the members of Talented Tenth on this year’s conference,” said Sierra Heyward, Talented Tenth conference committee chair. “It is important to pull together our community’s up and coming young professionals and provide them with the resources needed to succeed. We are the future and it is important to invest in our legacy.”
The Mayor’s Reception will take place at Optus Bank/SC Community Bank at 1545 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC, 29201. Food provided by Kiki’s Chicken & Waffles with beverages sponsored by Breakthrough Beverages.
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