T.I. to Deliver Keynote Address

T.I. Harris/Photo by John Russo
T.I. Harris/Photo by John Russo

By Ashley Moss
Staff Writer

Businessman, philanthropist, actor and rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris will deliver the Saturday keynote address for the Southern University Law Center’s Virtual Sports and Entertainment Symposium on September 18-19.

Attendees will participate in a variety of panels, including “Music Industry 101,” “Brand Protection” and “Sports, Entertainment, Intellectual Property.”

Other symposium panelists include Benny Pough (chief executive officer of DVerse Media), Butch Hartfield (senior national director of promotion of Epic Records), Jourdan Williams (assistant media counsel at NASCAR Media Ventures), Jennifer Duval (vice president of business affairs at NBCUniversal Media, LLC), and Niya Fleming (artists and repertoire (A&R) for Def Jam Recordings).

“At the Law Center, we strive to present continuing education seminars where we align our students and community with various industry influencers to learn new skills and information and continuously build their network,” said Marla Dickerson, director of the Law Center’s CLE program. “We are truly grateful to Mr. Harris, and our host of panelists, for taking the time to pour knowledge and wisdom into our attendees.”

Registration for the virtual event is now open at www.sulc.edu/sportsent. Registration fees begin at $10, and the event is open to the general public. For more information, contact Marla Dickerson at mdickerson@sulc.edu.