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West Coast Expo at a glance

OW Staff | 8/3/2011, 5 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH

WCE OPENING BREAKFAST 8AM
Expo Floor near Main Stage
Hosted by Motivational, Speaker, Les Brown.
Ticketed Event

PRESS CONFERENCE 9:30AM Main Stage
Our high profile press conference will recognize our Sponsors, Partners & Political supporters.

OPENING CEREMONY 10:15AM Lobby
The opening ceremonies will begin with the ribbon cutting in the lobby of the convention center at the entrance of the Expo Floor. Photo ops will take place with key players of the expo at our WCE media wall.

BUSINESS SEMINARS 1OAM - 4PM
The Workshops and Seminars will be an extension of our business represented on the floor and will be conducted in the classrooms overlooking the Expo floor and is a premier focus of the Expo. The WCE Business Seminars will include Workshops and Panel experts, presented by our sponsors and other industry professionals.

BLACK BROWN CLERGY ROUNDTABLE 11AM
This Clergy will openly address the divergent, different and varied perspectives about immigration, employment, education, and neighborhood violence from the perspective of African American & Latino pastors in Southern California. The goal is to create a forum for further discussions toward a comprehensive vision of unity. Main Stage.

THE RANGERS LIVE PERFORMANCE 4PM
The newest craze in youth entertainment with over 4 million you tube viewers the Rangers will Go Hard for the youth. Main Stage.

JOB FAIR 10AM-3PM
The West Coast Expo (WCE) job fair will create an array of organizations offering employment opportunities and social service resources for all WCE attendees.

JUNIOR BUSINESS CAMP 10:30AM-4PM
The Urban Media Foundation (UMF) is a 501(c)(3) organization that conducts comprehensive youth development programs for inner-city youth in Los Angeles. UMF offers training in journalism, communication, multimedia storytelling, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, green projects and professional development. Classes are free.

THE TASTING SPOT
This area features healthy food presentations presented by Chef Barbie along with other local chefs. Learn how to prepare quick, healthy, organic meals while taking advantage of the free healthy food & beverage sampling. Special guest: Ex-NFL player Greg Bell. Floor Platform 1.

HEALTHY YOU PLATFORM
This platform features speakers from healthcare and fitness professionals. Physicians, authors and fitness coaches will address the various illnesses that have plagued our communities. Come receive information on diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and walk away with information to help improve and promote a healthier lifestyle. Floor Platform 2.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 13TH

BUSINESS SEMINARS 10AM-4PM
The Workshops and Seminars will be an extension of our business represented on the floor and will be conducted in the classrooms overlooking the Expo floor and is a premier focus of the Expo. The WCE Business Seminars will include Workshops and Panel experts, presented by our sponsors and other industry professionals. These Seminars will include presentations that will address the needs of both the business professionals and the consumer.

JUNIOR BUSINESS CAMP 10AM-2:30PM
The Urban Media Foundation (UMF) is a 501(c)(3) organization that conducts comprehensive youth development programs for inner-city youth in Los Angeles. UMF offers trainings in journalism, communication, multimedia storytelling, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, green projects and professional development. Classes are free and offered year-around.

DOM KENNEDY PERFORMING LIVE 1PM MAIN STAGE
The buzz about Dom Kennedy is that as one of the main West Coast rappers, he's about to blow up. Kennedy has piled up fans on both coasts and his travels keeps him on the road, but West Coast Expo will have him live on stage!

VIP GIFTING SUITE- 1-5PM
Expo office

"LIGHTS, CAMERA, RUNWAY" FASHION SHOW 3PM MAIN STAGE
This Fashion Show will be hosted by KTLA's Wendy Burch & Chris Schauble. Designers include: Sterling Capricio, Piatanno Suits, Live life-Love Denim, Gotti Trends Jewelry, Anike Jewels, Xavier Fox, Elizabeth Lane Handbags and more. Celebrity Models include: News anchor-Christine Devine, Actor-Darren Henson, LA Sparks-Candice Parker, Olympian Carol Rodriguez, Oprah's karaoke winner, vocalist-Abraham McDonald and more...

THE TASTING SPOT
This area features healthy food presentations presented by local and celebrity chefs. Learn how to prepare quick, healthy, organic meals while taking advantage of the free healthy food & beverage sampling. Floor Platform 1.

HEALTHY YOU
This platform features speakers from healthcare and fitness professionals. Physicians, authors and fitness coaches will address the various illnesses that have plagued our communities, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease. Attendees will walk away with information to help improve and promote healthy lifestyles. Floor Platform 2.


SUNDAY, AUGUST 14TH

BUSINESS SEMINARS 1-3:45PM
The last of the WCE business seminars.

PASTOR'S PANEL 2-3PM MAIN STAGE
A panel of local pastors will lead a discussion on each of the four components of the Expo; Technology, Business, Green & Health and how they tie into the church. Insightful information on taking your faith to the work place. The real Zaddock movement.

GOSPEL CONNEXION 3-5PM MAIN STAGE
This event will highlight performances by Verizon's 2011 "How Sweet the Sound" 2011 winners, Voices of Destiny along with musical gifts of , Michael Stampley, the GOGIC mass Choir, City of Refuge-Psalms Choir, Saxophonist-Mark Allen Felton, Gospel Rapper-Jim Gittum, and other local choirs. The Gospel Connexion will be aired on Hosanna Broadcasting Network (HBN -TV).