Conference & Expos

The Festival is offering a dynamic weekend of content and experiences! Our conference tracks offer conversations that educate and motivate you to live your life to the fullest. Expos bring these conversations to life with workshops, consultations, sampling opportunities and more! Select your interests below to unlock a rewarding Festival weekend.





Mingle in the exclusive Beauty Bungalow with treats and services and head home with a beauty swag bag filled to the brim with products you love and new brands to try.

Feed your spirit and revitalize your soul as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the ESSENCE Festival Gospel Tribute with an afternoon of musical excellence honoring music icon Dottie Peoples.

Join ESSENCE in giving back to a city that gives so much in our 2018 ESSENCE Day Of Service with projects spread across the city Thursday, July 5, 2018. Learn more!