SUBSUME SUMMIT Celebrates the Black Diaspora of Dreams,Cultures and Futures.

October 23, 2020

Press Release

ATLANTA—OCT. 18, 2020—In partnership with Georgia State University, Georgia Tech and
the Russell Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Atlanta technology startup SUBSUME is
returning for its second year to highlight black creativity, innovation, and talent across multiple
industries on Saturday, October 24.

The SUBSUME SUMMIT features speakers, creators, and activists who will cover topics
pertaining to esports & game development, animation & comics, cryptocurrency, speculative
fiction & Afrofuturism, social entrepreneurship, and community equality. This one-day, virtual
event will run from 11 am – 6pm ET on a virtual platform that models a real-life convention using
digital event space and custom avatars. This free event is a part of Georgia State University’s
Innovation Month Program — a collaboration between Creative Media Industries Institute and
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute and SUBSUME.

An image from the virtual SUBSUME SUMMIT event.

“We can’t keep sharecropping our dreams.” said Dedren Snead, founder of SUBSUME, who is
an artist, activist and serial entrepreneur in Atlanta, Georgia. “SUBSUME is the nexus of
technology, creativity, and community within the African Diaspora of story. It’s not just about
being diverse in our transmedia experiences, but to be free with agency to innovate and
influence our shared culture. We want to be a fixed point of freedom gazing into an infinite

As one of the founding 100 Stakeholders of the Russell Center for Innovation and
Entrepreneurship in Atlanta, the tech startup SUBSUME has already found itself allied with
some powerful business and creative partnerships and looks to open the conversation to
Atlanta’s creative renaissance to the communities they serve. The SUBSUME SUMMIT is a
template of an engaging series of meetups in Atlanta throughout 2021 to showcase creative
talents and emerging ideas within the Atlanta Creative Community.

Some program highlights include presentations from:

● Tavonia Evans, founder of $GUAP, a black-owned cryptocurrency service,
● Allyssa Lewis, Founder of My Animation Life
● Kamil Oshundara, Filmmaker and cultural curator for MonkeyPaw Productions
● Brennen Dicker, Executive Director of Georgia State University’s Creative Media
Industries Institute,
● James Martin, Founder of Reallusion, a 3D cinematic animation and 2D cartoon
software company
● Virtual Job Fair hosted by startup INCLUZION
● Gaming Competition sponsored by SIEGE and GGDA highlighting independent video
game development
● Social Innovation group Asian American Advancing Justice -Immigration and Voting
● ASIFA-South artist networking event

Though this digital engagement is free and open to the public, optional donations will benefit the
Auburn Avenue Research Library for Black Culture and History and the SUBSUME creative

Learn more about the event or get your free ticket at


SUBSUME is a technology startup that seeks to connect the Creative Class within the Black
Diaspora and champion its unique needs, expectations, voice, and collaborative futures.
SUBSUME honors creative legacies and seeks to make them accessible through experiences,
education and support while protecting its sustainability through creative freedoms, living
wages, and inclusion. The SUBSUME SUMMIT is a one-day event that allows the
Greater Atlanta community and beyond to meet, engage with, and support its Creative
Neighbors who influence art, tech, social commentary, and popular cultures on a global scale.
For more information on the event, visit

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