Preliminary numbers indicate more than 2000+ African American journalists have arrived in the city of Orlando.
The group is there to participate in the National Association of Black Journalists’ annual convention.
The week began with a welcoming ceremony Wednesday evening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
A formal program was held before the big party which included an appearance by season 12 American Idol winner Candice Glover.
There is a long list of speakers and special guests who will attend the event from Forrest Whitaker to Alfre Woodard.
The event, designed to encourage and empower African American journalists, will last through Sunday.