Among the participants: Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay, "The Walking Dead" executive producer Tom Luse, her former radio co-host Frank Ski (who she worked with in D.C.) and rap legend and actor Ludacris.
Ivory said it wasn’t difficult to convince Ludacris to show up. “He’s a very scholarly artist,” she said. “He’s very smart. He attended Georgia State before he became an artist. He was very amenable.”
Topics at the conference will include protecting intellectual property, the legal implications of emerging technologies and setting up your own entertainment business.
Her new job, she said, intersects many of her interests, especially law, entertainment and education. The conference is “a melding of my relationships and connections in the legal and entertainment world.”
She added that she “always felt like radio was an extension of my love of teaching.”
She is now teaching both entertainment law and mass media and communication law and she is helping the school create a certificate concentration in entertainment law.
Ivory is a loyal Democrat and is supporting Stacey Abrams for governor.
“She is my Spelman sister who is perfectly suited for the job,” she said. “I do think there will be an uptick in voting in Georgia for her. I encourage people to find out information, join and volunteer and go with the candidate that works the best for them. For me, that’s Stacey.”