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Keynote Speaker

Evita Turquoise Robinson

Visit KC is proud to welcome Evita Turquoise Robinson, founder of the Nomadness Travel Tribe—an online social community and the first of its kind targeting diverse millennial travelers. Recognized by the White House in 2016 as a creative changemaker, Evita is an experienced traveler, TED Resident and self-proclaimed “international troublemaker.”

More about Evita Robinson

With a background in television/video production & fine art, Evita has always been a creator in visual media. Yet, it was a trip to Paris, six weeks after graduating from Iona College, that changed the scope of her personal and professional life. 

Nomadness Travel

In September 2011, she created the Nomadness Travel Tribe, an online social community primarily for travelers of color. Nomadness was the first of its kind targeting diverse millennials, in the newly coined “black travel movement.” The group currently surpasses 16,000 international members, with more than 100,000 passport stamps, and nearly 100 meetups a year, all across the globe. From the success of the online group, Evita has garnered partnerships with Airbnb, Etihad Airlines, GoPro, Facebook, Hyatt, Skift, Cantu and Issa Rae, who she co-executive produces The Nomadness Project web series with on YouTube.

Continuing to innovate the travel space has landed Nomadness in the print and digital pages of The New York Times, Inc., Entrepreneur, The Daily Beast, EBONY and ESSENCE Magazines. She can also be seen between news panels and business features for CNN, BBC, MSNBC, truTV, The Root, NewsOne, and Oxygen.





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