Film Life, Inc. (parent company of the American Black Film Festival) has announced its inaugural Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference (PlungeCon), which it describes as a multicultural gathering of professionals with a common interest in artistry, innovation and ingenuity - an event that will take place from November 6-8, 2014, at the Eden Roc Resort Hotel in Miami Beach. The conference is produced by Backdrop (the tourism consulting arm of Film Life, Inc.) with support from the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB).

PlungeCon will attract prominent executives, entrepreneurs, journalists and creative minds from varying backgrounds, and spotlight extraordinary individuals at the vanguard of groundbreaking work in the arts, entertainment and sports, lifestyle, media and technology. The dynamic three-day program will include enlightening talks, culture classes, networking sessions and an “Innovation Slam” (a fast-paced showcase of novel products and ideas), designed to be both intellectually stimulating and professionally In addition, organizers will select one charity each year, whose focus is on the arts, culture or education, to raise awareness of their mission throughout the conference year.

Frequently called upon as a key person to connect various people to one another, Film Life CEO Jeff Friday, was inspired to create an environment where like-minded leaders and innovators would annually be invited. “It is our intention to form a new breeding ground for ideation and collaboration, as well as a think tank for the game changers I know and read about. There’s no more exciting place than Miami Beach for this kind of “The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to partner with Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference to bring the first annual event to Greater Miami and The Beaches,” said William D. Talbert, III, CDME “With Miami’s dynamic diversity, heritage neighborhoods, beautiful beaches and world-class amenities, there is no better place to host the inaugural event.”

The Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference is the first in a series of luxury lifestyle experiences targeted to multicultural professionals. The “Plunge” series will promote high-level networking through group travel to major events and leading destinations For more information about the Conference and future events, please visit our website,