REHAN

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR, PUBLIC SPEAKER, LIVE EXPERIENCE CURATOR

"Rehan embodies the spirit of furthering peace and making a positive impact in the world​"

John McKenna, Executive Director

Playing For Change Foundation

 

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR, EXPERIENCE PRODUCER, PUBLIC SPEAKER

Rehan is a social entrepreneur and seasoned corporate executive with 15+ years of experience. He has consistently used innovative live experiences, unexpected partnerships, and next-generation digital media to create groundbreaking and immersive community experiences that drive measurable growth and impact in cities across the country

He is the founder of several social companies including: Emerge Impact + Music, A Beautiful Perspective, and Life is Beautiful. While in business school, Rehan co-founded Project Pyramid (now the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures) in partnership with Vanderbilt University. 
 

Rehan was named one of "BizBash's Top 500 People in Events" in 2018, one of "Vegas Magazine's Men of the Moment" in 2018, and was the recipient of "Playing for Change's imPAX Prize". 

He has given talks at festivals, conferences, universities and corporate retreats for thousands including special talks at Vanderbilt University, Zappos, University of Nevada Las Vegas, XLIVE, Boys and Girls Club, and PopSugar's Upfronts. 

He speaks on topics including social entrepreneurship, resilience when working through social issues, the creative process, community and urban development, and 15+ years of innovating in the live experience industry. 

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THE FAMILY

Rehan lives in New York City with his wife Jessica Moore (a news anchor with CBS New York) and beautiful baby boy Nico. Their family is rounded out by their three dogs Charlie, Winnie and Albi.

CURRENT PROJECTS

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Interview // Activist Mornings 2018
Interview // Activist Mornings 2018

From left: Sarah Feldberg, Suhaiymah Manzoor Kahn, Rotana, M.I.A., Jennifer Mendelsohn

David & Emma Interview // Emerge 19
David & Emma Interview // Emerge 19

David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez at Emerge 2019

Activist Mornings
Activist Mornings

Interview // Activist Mornings 2018
Interview // Activist Mornings 2018

From left: Sarah Feldberg, Suhaiymah Manzoor Kahn, Rotana, M.I.A., Jennifer Mendelsohn

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ACCOLADES & PRESS MENTIONS

2018 BizBash's Top 500 People in Events

2018 Vegas Magazine's Men of the Moment

2016 Playing for Change Foundation's imPAX Prize

2016 Pollstar's Festival of the Year, Life is Beautiful

2014 Vegas Inc's Top 40 Under 40 

2013 Vegas Seven's Cover of Magazine

2011 BizBash's Top 68 Most Innovative Event Pros

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UPCOMING SPEECHES & EVENTS

Living that pandemic life, reading, writing, and keeping myself grounded. So, with that... 

No events currently scheduled for 2020. 

PAST WORK & PROJECTS

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Shaken and Stirred Podcast with Nigel Barker
The Greatest Festivals of This Decade Are Not Festivals, They Are Protests

Guest column for Billboard

Why Not Now? Podcast with Amy Jo Martin
Let it Out Podcast with
Katie Dalebout
Innovating Music Podcast with Gigi Johnson​

STORIES, ARTICLES AND PODCASTS

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Rehan founded Emerge Impact + Music in 2017. The two-day festival is a first-of-its-kind event that amplifies emerging perspectives from a breakout musicians, speakers, and artists. Emerge is the place to discover the talent that is shaping our future style, attitudes and perspectives.

 

The original program format for Emerge brings musicians, artists and speakers together on the same stages, all presenting and performing on shared topics of interest. From Women's Rights to Climate Change, Mental Health and beyond, Emerge digs into the issues that matter most, as heard from the voices that represent the future. 

 
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Rehan founded Life is Beautiful in 2012 in Downtown Las Vegas. A first-of-it's-kind lifestyle festival, Life is Beautiful was designed to  bring together musicians, culinary stars, street artists, charities, and speakers together to create conversations around the personal issues people were struggling with in any given day. 

Life is Beautiful was named "Music Festival of the Year" by Pollstar and was nominated for "Music Festival of the Year" by Billboard Live.