HOW CAN I BE DOWN?
 

Today's sessions start at 10am at The Underground.

Thanks!

We look forward to connecting with you. 


WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU


 

HCIBD 2017

mind your business: the blueprint to branding and building

charlotte, North carolina

August 17th-20th, 2017

REGISTER FOR #HOWCANIBEDOWN
 
 
 
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HCIBD LEADERS

GET TO KNOW THE LEADERS THAT WILL SHARE THEIR KNOWLEDGE AT HCIBD

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How Can I Be Down will do for this generation what it did for young artists and executives coming of age in the 90’s and early 2000’s. Young creatives like The Fugees, Dr. Dre and A Tribe Called Quest all saw the opportunity to take their careers to the next level. We want to share that experience with this generation, especially those ready to pursue their dreams.
— peter thomas, founder


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featured events 

All events, with the exception of the Welcome Social, Opening Night Soirée and Showcases, are à la carte. Please purchase seperately. 

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In 1993 Peter Thomas began building HOW CAN I BE DOWN?  from the ground up. It evolved into the most successful premier urban music conference to date and is responsible for the careers of several music executives and countless artists.
The Southeast will see the revival of HCIBD as we vision to reach heights unknown. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#IWANTTOBEDOWN
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where creatives

connect.

and

collaborate. 


SIGN ME UP

HCIBD will takeover Charlotte.

August 17th to 20th. 


:workshops:

:networking:

:parties & performances at The AvidXchange Music Factory:

:independent ARTIST showcase:

& introducing  

:the all white event at the hcibd respect fest, a celebration of hip hop & the culture it influences: hosted by hip-hop pioneer big daddy kane


ready to register? find out more here.


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Bonita Jalane

 

 BONITA JALANE

 

SPOTLIGHT

 

When I started pursuing my dream I wish I knew how...

to form relationships with decision makers who could potentially change my life. I wish I knew how to build a team from the beginning that would stick with me throughout and that believed in my project. 

 

 
 
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ARE

YOU

READY

FOR

THE SPOTLIGHT?



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join us.

HCIBD strives to provide a space where creatives can showcase their talents, collaborate with fellow creatives, network with industry leaders and gain knowledge that will be an asset to achieving their dreams.