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Connecting The Dots

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A Professional's Playground

What Is Connecting The Dots?

CTD is a conversation series providing a fresh approach to professional development through storytelling.


Similar to a Ted Talk, CTD hosts industry leaders and trailblazers to share their story and experiences along their professional journey through a live dialogue.

Breaking Down The Experience

Thought-provoking Conversations

Fireside Chat

A dynamic and stimulating dialogue hosted by Level Up creator Adonis Thrax.


Culinary & Cocktails

Food & Drinks

A curated food menu featuring delectable cuisine and an open bar with refreshing libations.

Connecting Over Vibes

Live Music

Connect with like-minded professionals over the captivating sounds of our favorite DJ’s.


Brand Experiences

Vendors & Activations

Unlock a world of possibilities with interactive activations, hands-on demonstrations, and experiential showcases.

Exceptional Lineups

Guest Speakers & Performers

Witness extraordinary guest speakers and mesmerizing performers.


Helping The Community

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Your Career, Your Control

Hub For Professional Development

Connecting The Dots in-person experience has helped 1500+ students and professionals connect, learn, and grow along their professional journey.

The Power Of Community

Social & Economic Impact

Level Up has hosted, collaborated, and partnered with various brands, companies, and their professionals, and continues to serve as a pipeline to talent.

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Our Audience

Who's It For?

CTD is for professionals interested in developing their career through community-driven experiences that foster relationship building and learning, while having fun. 


Guests include working professionals, recruiters, students, creatives, entrepreneurs, event-lovers, and more.

Speaker Alumni

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J Carter

Founder, ONE Musicfest

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Malita The Mogul

VP of A&R, Warner Records,

CEO, Mogul Mentality

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James Supreme

VP of A&R, Def Jam,

Talent Manager

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Sammye Scott

Director of A&R, Atlantic Records

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Jhordan Gibbs

Talent Relations Mgr, Atlanta Hawks,

Partner, Milk and Cookies

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Tamiko Hope

Writer and Publicist,

Founder, Hope Heritage