Michelle Obama, Regina King, Dwyane Wade and Ricky Martin Set for CAA Amplify Summit

CAA’s seventh annual Amplify summit, a day dedicated to convening artists, brands and leaders of color, has set its lineup of speakers and attendees, led by none other than the former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.

Obama, also co-founder of Higher Ground productions, will be joined on the bill by top talents like Oscar and Emmy-winning actor, producer, and director, Regina King; NBA Hall of Famer, activist and entrepreneur Dwyane Wade (who returns after sitting for a keynote conversation with his fellow NBA legend Chris Paul in 2023); and Grammy-winning artist actor and activist Ricky Martin.

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The invitation-only event kicks off on June 10th, in Ojai, Calif. and is organized by a diverse cross-section of CAA agents and executives to discuss ways to “accelerate transformational change in rooms of leadership and popular culture” via business opportunities, social justice initiatives and other various forms of collaboration.

“Our super power is connecting luminaries across business, philanthropy, entertainment, technology, politics, and beyond to inform, strategize, and take action to create a more optimistic future,” said CAA’s Natalie Tran, who has helped organize the event since it launched in 2017. “Now, more than ever, as commitments to impact become less visible, the collective expertise and collaboration within the CAA Amplify network are essential to driving meaningful opportunities for those that help shape culture, storytellers, and global brands.”

The full lineup of speakers and attendees also includes entertainment notables like this year’s best adapted screenplay Oscar winner Cord Jefferson (“American Fiction”); Emmy-winner Lee Sung Jin (“Beef”); and Emmy, Golden Globe, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning singer and songwriter, Jon Batiste, as well as Emmy nominee Padma Lakshmi; Ego Nwodim (“Saturday Night Live”); Ashley Park (“Emily in Paris”), Emmy-nominated producer and principal dancer for the American Ballet Theater, Misty Copeland; Roy Wood Jr. (former “The Daily Show” correspondent); Oscar nominee Demián Bichir; and Peabody winner Mo Amer (“Mo”).

Also among the group will be athlete and civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick; news anchor and chief legal analyst Laura Coates (“Laura Coates Lives”); Errin Haines (editor-at-large at the 19th and MSNBC analyst); ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero; National Women’s Law Center Action Fund president and CEO Fatima Gross Graves; Human Rights Campaign (HRC) president Kelley Robinson; and Center for Countering Digital Hate CEO Imran Ahmed.

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