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March 10, 2023 

Join us for speakers, trainings, workshops, tours, an AME Expo, and networking events to support your AME pathway. The Pop-up will go from 8 am to 6:30 pm and will take place at Oakland School for the Arts. Some workshops will happen in various locations in Oakland.

Featured Speakers

Kev Choice

UnLearn The World 2022 Unlearn Richardso

Marlon Richardson

Director of Education, Community Outreach & Artist Development
Hip-Hop for Change

Jacoby DuBose

CEO & Chief Creative Engineer
Metatopia Netwo

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Russell Gatewood


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Dr. Delores Thompson

General Manager
KOSA Radio
, Pathway Coordinator

Tacy Trowbridge

Global Education Thought Leader


Keynote: Dr. "Suga-T" Stevens

Founder, HER Museum, Author, Suga-T Music

Entertainment Pioneer. PHD, SMS Enterprise

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Matthew Carlson

Director of User Experience Design
Creative Cloud, Adobe


"Miss T" Sandifer

Founder & CEO
Studio T Arts & Entertainment

Maurice Woods

Principal Design Lead
Founder and Executive Director

Inneract Project

Martha Diaz

Founder, Chief Curator & Operations Officer
Hip-Hop Education Center

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Steve Isaacs

Education Programming Manager
Epic Games

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Our Pop-Up hotel will be the Moxy Oakland Downtown, located within walking distance of Oakland School for the Arts. Use the following link to book your discounted AME Institute rate:


Teachers will be able to earn credit for the Pop-Up through CSUSM for an additional fee.

8am8am-9am: Registration


10:40am-11:20am: Session 1

11:35am-12:15pm: Session 2

12:15pm-1:30pm: Lunch and AME Expo

1:45pm-2:45pm: Session 3

3:00pm-4:00pm: Session 4


5:30pm-6:30pm: Networking Reception!


Pop-up Schedule

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Pop-Up Sponsors

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Additional Programming Partners

ACME Scenery Company, BAVC, California Department of Education, Cañada College, Clip Studio Paint, CreateCA, Edge Gain, Hip Hop Education Center, Industrial Light and Magic, Inneract Project, KQED, NASEF (North America Scholastic Esports Federation), Oakland Unified School District, Pixar, Unreal Engine, VFX Society, Wix Education, Women's Audio Mission (WAM), Wurrly

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