In November 2016, the Black Southern Belle will host an invite-only Southern tastemaker conference called the Black Southern Belle Collective. The inaugural event will feature artisans, entrepreneurs, top chefs, artists, brandmakers, interior designers, event planners, independent businesses, and industry-specific vendors in the South. Featured vendors are hand-picked by a team of experts within wedding, fashion, event planning, design, food, art, and home decoration industries. Invited vendors are from Southern cities, including (but not limited to) Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, New Orleans, LA, Dallas, TX, and Houston, TX.
Leading up to the conference, Black Southern Belle will host several themed Southern Tastemaker Summits to preview the Black Southern Belle Collective in the following cities: