2021 NGLA Virtual Conference Evening Programming

Last Updated January 2021. Subject to change.

NGLA is excited about our Evening Programming for the 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference from February 25 - 28, 2021 .

For more information about programming, please view the Schedule of Events .

 

Thursday Evening Programming

 

NGLA Welcome and What to Expect at the Virtual Conference (6:00pm - 7:00pm)

Join for a welcome message and overview of what to expect from participating in the NGLA Virtual Conference.
Get ready for the weekend ahead! Join James Robilotta and Tina VanSteenbergen for a high-energy chat about getting the most out of this experience.

 

Council Town Halls (7:15pm - 8:15pm)

Council presidents and their respective advisers are encouraged to attend.

Virtual Recess with Brady Gill (8:30pm - 9:30pm)

Hosted by CAMPUSPEAK

Everyone’s favorite subject in elementary school was RECESS! Join CAMPUSPEAK in the live-hosted virtual team-building experience- VIRTUAL RECESS! Up to 1000 conference attendees will have the opportunity to compete on randomly created teams in a virtual game that will challenge your creativity, competitive spirit, and your ability to have fun.
Don't be tardy for Virtual Recess - games start promptly at 8:30pm EST
(partial attendance isn't possible due to the team/game format of this program)

About Brady Gill and Camp Grounded:

Brady Gill is passionate about inspiring people with his insights on the power of play. His expertise comes from his time at summer camp; he’s been at summer camp 25 of his 33 summers. Starting as a summer camp counselor in 2002, Brady enthusiastically came back to camp, every summer, moving up through the ranks. Motivated to bring play back into grown ups lives, Brady helped create Camp Grounded: Summer Camp for Adults, and continues to be their Camp Director and Director of Play.
To date, Camp Grounded has hosted over 2,000 grown up campers not to mention a tidal wave of inspiration and transformation through play! Before opening up Camp Grounded, Brady worked as a recess consultant, traveling the country teaching schools how to promote safe and healthy recesses. He also completed the MFA program at ART/MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University at the age of 20—the youngest in history for the program.

  

Professionals Reception (8:30pm - 9:30pm)

Hosted by Greek University

 

Friday Evening Programming

Soul Fusion (7:00pm - 8:00pm)

Hosted by Find Your WAE

Soul Fusion is a creative blend of yoga inspired flows, short cardio bursts, balanced sequences and strength training exercises all set to crazy fun music. It offers options for all levels of exercise. Soul Fusion improves strength, balance and flexibility and can help improve overall fitness levels. It is driven by music, movement and motivation. Soul Fusion is all of your favorite workouts wrapped in one! Meet us on your mat!

 

Virtual Step, Stroll, Salute Competition (8:30pm - 9:30pm)

Hosted by CAMPUSPEAK

We may be virtual, but we can still celebrate our traditions and heritage!

You're invited to submit a recorded video showcasing your fraternity, sorority, or campus and compete to be the best virtual stepper - stroller - saluter.

* Teams should practice safe social distancing in their performance and are encouraged to be as creative as possible using Zoom, TikTok, or other video recording platforms to record their performance.

** Recordings are due by February 10 @ 11:59pm EST.

The program will be broadcast and the winner will be announced on Friday, February 26, 2021 beginning at 8:30pm EST.

For more information, please email [email protected] .

 Register

 

Saturday Evening Programming

Illusionist and Magician (8:30pm - 10:00pm)

Hosted by Metropolis Management

Elliot Zimet, Illusionist

Elliot’s innovative approach provides audiences with mind-blowing magic featuring a unique blend of heart pumping illusions, exotic birds, mentalism, humor, audience interaction, and today’s hottest music. His smooth engaging delivery, and witty charm have Elliot Zimet in high demand.

Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat: @elliotzimet

 

Joel Meyers, Magician

Combining sleight of hand and original routines with larger than life personality and crowd winning charm, Joel specializes in taking audiences on what NBC calls “A roller coaster ride!” He’s an illusionist and a mentalist, a master of the stage, and a magician. He’s a performer who “will capture your imagination” (Newsweek), and he’ll win you over time and time again. Joel Meyers is simply a mystery; or as Al Pacino put it best, he’s “the coolest person ever.”

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok: @joelmeyersmagic

Spoken Word Artists (8:30pm - 10:00pm)

Hosted by Metropolis Management

Roxanna ‘Roxy’ Azari

Roxanna ‘Roxy’ Azari is an Iranian-American Poet, Performer, and Educator who breathes and works towards transformational social change through language, art, and activism. In 2006, she won both the New York Knicks Poetry Slam and the Urban Word NYC Poetry Slam. Her NYC slam team went on to compete in the Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam Festival. Azari has performed at the Nuyorican Poets Café, the Bowery Poetry club and Madison Square Garden. She has also appeared at unversities such as: NYU, Columbia, Brown, and Duke. Azari has also been featured in two TV commercials and published in The New York Times. In 2010, Azari was awarded the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, which enabled her to provide poetry and performance workshops with young women in the Middle East, North Africa and South-East Asia. As a Watson Fellow, Azari held numerous performances in France, Morocco, India, Indonesia and Turkey. Holding an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalization from the London School of Economics, Azari infuses her academic background with her visions of challenging social, political, and economic inequalities.

Facebook: RoxyAzari.SpokenWordPoet

Instagram, Twitter: @roxyspeaks

Breeze The Poet

Breeze The Poet is a spoken word artist/ author/slam coach/battle rapper from Richmond VA. He is a professional artist that has performed all over the country including venues such as The Broward Center for Performing Arts and the historic Apollo Theater.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @brzthepoet

 

Kyla Jenée Lacey, Spoken Word

Kyla Jenee is an accomplished third-person bio composer. Her spoken word has garnered tens of millions of views, and has been showcased on Afropunk, George Takei, Write About Now, All Def Digital, and Occupy Democrats, and Golden Mic TV. She has performed spoken word at over 200 colleges in over 40 states. Kyla has been a finalist in the largest regional poetry slam in the country, no less than 5 times, and was nominated as Campus Activities Magazine Female Performer of the Year. Her work has been acknowledged by several Grammy-winning artists. Her poetry has been viewed over 50 million times and even used on protest billboards in multiple countries. She has written for large publications such as The Huffington Post, BET.com, and the Root Magazine and is the author of "Hickory Dickory Dock, I Do Not Want Your C*ck!!!," a book of tongue-in-cheek poems, about patriarchy....for manchildren.

Instagram, TikTok: @kylajlacey

 

Shane Romero, Spoken Word

Shane Romero, an artist from Bed-Stuy Brooklyn. He's got a sharp tongue when it comes to his poetry, attacking venues like a set of flying knives at the mere tender age of 16. His poetry is a reflection of his personal life, what he endures on a daily basis put into tongue twisting words. In his writings he takes a direct shot, addressing issues of the inner city including but not limited to race, violence, the uphill battle of love and his efforts of bettering himself. He strives to touch everyone within earshot of his story, hoping his audience can not only relate but learn from his words, as some may be pushing through a similar battle.

Instagram, Twitter, TikTok: shaneh_h