MegaFest Experience

MegaFest is a four-day festival of faith, film, and family oriented events hosted in Dallas, Texas on June 28 through July 1, 2017. Founded 15 years ago, MegaFest attracts people globally. Attendees can engage in activities like praise and worship, sessions on entrepreneurship, technology, education, and healthcare. There are also activities that include the International Faith & Family Film Festival, Manpower, Mega Kidz, Mega-Youth, Woman Thou Art Loosed, comedy and dance shows, business sessions, and more!

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  • A TIME TO LAUGH COMEDY SHOW

    A TIME TO LAUGH COMEDY SHOW

    What do you get when you pair the entertainment industry’s funniest comedians with the nation’s largest faith and family festival? ”MegaLaughs” and ”MegaFun,” at MegaFest’s ”A Time to Laugh” Comedy Show. Prepare to be entertained by Cedric the Entertainer, as he headlines this lively evening, that will be hosted by the hilarious Nephew Tommy, co-host of The Steve Harvey Morning Show.  This star-studded lineup is gaining momentum and will include Jeremiah Williamson (aka JJ) and many more. From engaging parodies to light-hearted impersonations, ”A Time to Laugh” Comedy Show will be brimming with hours of good, clean fun.

    If you haven’t yet registered for MegaFest 2017, you still have time. Registration for ”A Time to Laugh” Comedy Show tickets will go on sale to the public on April 14 via Ticketmaster. Tickets will go fast, and we don’t want you to miss this event (because that wouldn’t be funny)! We can’t wait to see you in Dallas, TX. Register for MegaFest today!

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  • INT'L FAITH & FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL

    INT'L FAITH & FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL

    As an aspiring actor, screenwriter, or director, imagine if you had an exclusive opportunity to glean insights from Hollywood’s elite. Imagine if you had a chance to attend faith-based film screenings led by a panel of entertainment’s most sought-after talent. The International Faith and Family Film Festival (IFFFF), founded by Bishop T.D. Jakes, will afford aspiring faith-based creatives a chance to attend film screenings; network with Hollywood’s elite; and learn more about film production and direction during live Q&A sessions, among other topics. During this engaging four-day IFFFF experience, expect to be inspired and transformed!

    Whether you’re passionate about cinematography or music composition, you definitely want to maximize this opportunity to glean new insights, as well as expand your professional film and entertainment network. From Hollywood’s leading screenwriters, music composers, actors, to directors, producers, and executives, the talent represented at the International Faith and Family Film Festival is sure to make Dallas one of the most coveted cities for entertainment this summer.

    If you haven’t yet registered for MegaFest 2017, you still have time. We can’t wait to see you in Dallas, TX. Register for MegaFest today!

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  • WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED

    WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED


    Woman Thou Art Loosed
    at MegaFest

    Ladies, it's time to renew your spirit this summer. From the daily demands of motherhood, business, home, and myriad other responsibilities, stress can mount like fiery lava from the world's most vicious volcano. Woman, thou art loosed from feeling overwhelmed and underappreciated. At Woman Thou Art Loosed (WTAL), you'll experience the refreshing presence of God through empowering praise and worship, transformative sessions, and more!  Discover hope, joy, and peace in every area of your life. This is your new season. God has a plan to loose you from the strongholds of stress, so you can live a more meaningful life as a mother, business executive, wife, and friend. From June 28 through July 1, unite with thousands of women for WTAL, and expect to be renewed!

    For more than a decade, women have traveled from South America to South Africa, among other areas around the world, to experience Woman Thou Art Loosed (WTAL).

    In 1992, the global phenomenon of Woman Thou Art Loosed began as a curriculum taught to women by Bishop T.D. Jakes, MegaFest architect and visionary. Bishop Jakes continues to encourage women to become extraordinary women of purpose. Over the years, WTAL has transformed into a world-renowned book, a Grammy®-nominated album, an NAACP Award-winning film, and a wildly successful national conference.  While the conference format may change throughout the years, the heart behind its creation remains the same. Woman, thou art loosed!

    We're excited to have Woman Thou Art Loosed (WTAL) returning to Dallas, TX this summer. Our desire is that this phenomenal conference will refresh the spirits of all women in a new and miraculous way. There's still time to register now for this nation's largest faith and family women's conference. Rejoice in the Lord, and we'll see you in June!

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  • MANPOWER

    MANPOWER

    Men, this summer the transformation starts with your generation. Imagine living a life – unbound – where you accept the challenge to be unapologetically present in every conversation and every situation. At ManPower (MP), one of the nation’s strongest faith-based men’s conferences, you’ll uncover the importance of being present as it relates to the relationship dynamics within your family, friendships, and more. Thousands of courageous men from around the world will gather (man cave-style) in Dallas, TX, from June 28 through July 1, to join you in this powerful men’s conference. Regardless of your socioeconomic background, ethnicity, or nationality, you’ll have the support of thousands of men ready to embark on this journey with you.

    Sometimes the pressures of life, including family demands and career transitions can slowly crush your spirit, as well as hinder your ability to be present. Do not allow the vicissitudes of life to drain you of your purpose. You need a double portion of grace and inner strength. Leverage the insights you learn from influential speakers, including Singapore’s New Creation Church Pastor Joseph Prince to Gospel music’s award-winning artist Tye Tribbett, to help you lead a life ”in the now.” Imagine how empowering it would feel to be present – wholeheartedly showing up – in conversations with your spouse, children, and loved ones. Whether you struggle with absentee father issues, or you desire to lead a more loving household, ManPower (MP) will empower and exhort you to celebrate the ”present man” that God has designed you to be! 

    At ManPower (MP), our desire is that you’ll be equipped to finally dismantle those dysfunctional habits that cause rifts in your relationships. Bishop T.D. Jakes and his team of dynamic men are ready to walk this transformation out with you! If you haven’t yet secured your spot for this life-changing men’s conference, you still have time to be present and register now. See you in the ”man cave.”

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  • MEGAYOUTH/FIRECODE

    MEGAYOUTH/FIRECODE

    Youth, this is your time to explore. Your obedience and faith will serve as the fuel to help you reach your destination. God designed you to explore the galaxies of creativity and innovation, so that you could ”go where no youth has gone before.” Prepare for takeoff. This is FireCode.

    From June 28 through July 1, expect a supernatural encounter with God. Feel God’s presence as you listen to a phenomenal panel of speakers; enjoy your favorite music artists during concerts; engage with thousands of youth from around the world; and so much more. FireCode, presented by the youth conference known as MegaYouth, is where it all begins. This summer you’re going to see things that you’ve never seen before. You’re going to hear things that you’ve never heard before. And, you’re going to feel things that you’ve never felt before. Remember, God is the Alpha and the Omega – the beginning and the end. With God in your mission control center, you are well on your way to reaching your destiny!

    This is your time, youth. Attend FireCode this summer and allow God to equip you to ”go where no youth has gone before.” If you haven’t yet registered for FireCode, there’s still time to register now. See you at the nation’s largest faith and family youth conference in Dallas, TX!

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  • ALIVE DANCE/MIME CONFERENCE

    ALIVE DANCE/MIME CONFERENCE

    Come ALIVE with Dance

    Created for dancers with a passion for ministry, attending ALIVE at MegaFest will elevate your creative thinking, choreography skills, and innate giftings through the art of dance. Featuring sessions and training in areas, including biblical foundations, movement exercises, and choreography best practices, ALIVE Dance/Mime Conference is primed with everything the modern dancer needs to take their ministry to the next level! Become the dancer you’ve always aspired to be as our instructors help you develop your technique and stage presence in myriad dance styles, including modern, ballet, jazz, hip hop fusion, West African, and contemporary. Unite with hundreds of dancers – just like you – during the ALIVE at MegaFest conference in Dallas, TX, and bring your art to life!

    Alive FAQ’s

    When and where is the ALIVE event?

    The ALIVE Dance/MIME Conference takes place on Thursday, June 29 at 10 a.m. through Sunday, July 2 (For the finale dance presentation at The Potter’s House). The ALIVE Conference will be held at the  Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, which is located at 650 S. Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202.  Dancers will meet in the HALL A, ballrooms 1, 2, 3, 4.  *On Sunday morning, dancers will meet at The Potter’s House of Dallas, which is located at 6777 West Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX 75236.

    *Actual meeting times for Sunday, July 2 will be disclosed during the first few days of the ALIVE Conference.

    How much does it cost to attend the ALIVE event?

    The registration cost for the ALIVE Conference is $60, including ALIVE Dance, Woman Thou Art Loosed (WTAL), and ManPower. 

    What is the conference schedule?

    The ALIVE Conference begins on Thursday, June 29 at 10 a.m. through Saturday, July 1 at 12 p.m. For dancers performing on Sunday, July 2, you will have a rehearsal at The Potter’s House church on Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in order to prepare for the Sunday morning service. On Sunday "call time" takes place at 6:30 a.m. at the church. Please check back soon as we update the class schedule with additional information on actual times, etc.

    What do I wear?

    All participants will need to dress comfortably; *comfortable clothing includes workout attire.

    *Please note that shorts, spaghetti-strapped tops, and revealing tops (showing cleavage, back, and/or midriff) are not allowed.

    Do I bring dance garments?

    Yes, please bring dance attire of your choice for the concert presentation. Please note that we are asking all participants to bring an overlay of any color or style. This will be worn during the dance presentation.

    What is the age limit?

    Dancers, aged 13 and up, can participate in the ALIVE Conference. For all dancers between the ages of 13 to 17, you will need to assign one chaperone per five minors. The chaperone must be an adult dancer who is able to stay with the minors during the duration of the ALIVE Conference, including class rotations.

    Will I get to dance during service?

    Yes, all participants will have the opportunity to dance at The Potter’s House service on Sunday morning as part of the grand finale presentation (See question number 9).

    Will there be food or any kind of refreshments?

    Please feel free to bring refreshments, including bottled water, granola bars, etc. Lunch will NOT be provided. There are dining areas throughout the facility to purchase lunch during MegaFest.

    Will there be products available to purchase?

    Yes, each instructor will have items, such as instructional videos, garments, streamers, flags, billows, veils, ribbons, tambourines, and instructional manuals for dance, among other items. There will be numerous vendors with products in the lobby for purchase.

    Payment forms accepted include cash and any major credit card.

    When is the conference over?

    The ALIVE Dance/Mime Conference officially concludes on Saturday, July 1 at noon. However, all participants dancing Sunday morning will have a rehearsal at The Potter’s House on Saturday in order to prepare for the Sunday morning performance. You are responsible for your own transportation Saturday and Sunday to The Potter’s House church in Dallas, TX. Rehearsal time Saturday is 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the church; and "call time" also takes place at the church on Sunday at 6:30 a.m.

    Do we dance barefoot or in shoes?

    Whether you opt to dance barefoot or in shoes is your personal choice.

    Will there be a video recording of the classes or services?

    No, recording is NOT allowed.

    Can I get a copy of the concert or Sunday presentation?

    There may be an opportunity to receive a copy of the concert or Sunday performance. However, at this time, we cannot promise that you will receive a copy. Recordings are managed at the discretion of The Potter’s House church in Dallas, TX.

    Is the conference within walking distance from hotels and restaurants?

    Yes, the ALIVE Conference will be held in downtown Dallas. However, the final rehearsal is at The Potter’s House on Saturday. You will need your own transportation for that rehearsal and finale performance on Sunday.

    Is there a discount for groups?

    Yes, we encourage groups with a minimum of 8 dancers to take advantage of our special group rate which is 20% off registration.

    Is there a separate class for the teenagers?

    No, all participants, ages 13 and up, will rotate classes altogether.

    Do I bring anything special for the mime classes?

    Yes, please bring black pants, shirt, and socks with your own mime makeup and white gloves.

    What do I wear for the Sunday finale performance at The Potter’s House?

    Please bring all black attire. You can wear either pants or skirt with a black top, such as a leotard, unitard, or T-shirt. We are asking all participants to bring an overlay of any color or style. This will be worn during the dance presentation.

    Can I attend the other class sessions at MegaFest, such as WTAL, ManPower, etc.?

    Yes, your ALIVE Conference registration will grant you access to the other sessions at MegaFest.

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  • EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS

    EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS

    Are you ready to be the next Misty Copeland, Mark Zuckerberg, or Shonda Rhimes? Do you want to elevate your health and finances? Are you ready to take your business to the next (global) level? If so, then you don’t want to miss this summer’s EMPOWERMENT sessions at MegaFest!

    Glean meaningful insights from our expert panel of speakers, entrepreneurs, sponsors, and thought leaders from various fields. They’ll uncover how you can successfully scale your network; elevate your health and fitness; receive the enterprise support you need; and more! These transformative empowerment sessions will feature topics, including technology, culture, fashion, healthcare, and fitness, among others.

    Some of our phenomenal sponsors, including PepsiCo, Gatorade, MINT dentistry, Toyota, and Chris Howell Foundation will share unique industry insights, so that you can make a tangible impact in your community. We can’t wait to see you empowered this summer. So, what are you waiting for? Register now for MegaFest. This is your year to do BIG THINGS in (insert dream here)!

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  • MEGAFIT

    MEGAFIT

    Do you struggle with emotional binge eating? Are you a victim of the latest fad diet? Is your idea of an intense workout one where you see how quickly you can juggle fried onions and double fudge brownies in one hand, while sitting on your couch? If you answered YES, then you must attend MegaFit this summer at MegaFest! Regardless of your age, gender, or religious affiliation, it’s imperative that you understand that your health is your wealth! Profitable investments in mutual funds or real estate will not yield more years to your life if the health of your mind, body, and spirit are not in order. Did you know that more than 36.5 percent of U.S. adults are obese? This disheartening statistic is why MegaFit exists…to dismantle the status quo within families and communities across the world!

    MegaFit will empower you to take ownership of your health and fitness in a nurturing, nonjudgmental environment. Glean practical insights from personal trainers and nutrition specialists, among other health and fitness experts. Leveraging these insights will allow you to build a solid foundation – mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – for long-term health and weight management. If you have tried every fad diet and magical potion only to relapse and gain more weight, allow MegaFit to show you the way to a healthy lifestyle. Regardless of your socioeconomic status, you can live a more meaningful, healthy life.

    Ready for a real lifestyle transformation? Bring your entire family and join thousands of others at MegaFest in Dallas for one of the most transformative health and fitness experiences in the nation. If you haven’t yet secured your spot for MegaFit, you still have time to register now!

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  • GIRL TALK

    GIRL TALK

    This summer everyone’s talking about Girl Talk, one of the most transformative components of the Woman Thou Art Loosed (WTAL) conference in Dallas, TX. And this time, we’re excited to introduce a fashion show component that will inspire women to embrace their beauty through the art of fashion. Whether you’re a business executive, doctor, blogger, or stay-at-home mom, Girl Talk is the perfect kickoff to your summer transformation.

    Serita A. Jakes as well as Sarah Jakes Roberts and Cora Jakes Coleman, wife and daughters of Bishop T.D. Jakes respectively, will host Girl Talk alongside a dynamic panel of influential women. Girl Talk will empower women from around the world to cultivate healthy dialogues concerning issues, such as love, marriage, divorce, faith, finance, and business, among other topics. The fashion show component will inspire women, regardless of their size or body type, to embrace their beauty through the art of fashion.

    The session is open to all MegaFest ticket holders and is set for June 30, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Hall AB. Please check back soon as we update our site with additional information regarding speakers, as well as fashion show details.

    Girl Talk speakers from previous years have featured some of the nation’s most influential women, such as Angela Simmons, Tamar Braxton, Roma Downey, Caitlin Crosby, and Lisa Bevere, among others.

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A TIME TO LAUGH COMEDY SHOW

What do you get when you pair the entertainment industry’s funniest comedians with the nation’s largest faith and family festival? ”MegaLaughs” and ”MegaFun,” at MegaFest’s ”A Time to Laugh” Comedy Show. Prepare to be entertained by Cedric the Entertainer, as he headlines this lively evening, that will be hosted by the hilarious Nephew Tommy, co-host of The Steve Harvey Morning Show.  This star-studded lineup is gaining momentum and will include Jeremiah Williamson (aka JJ) and many more. From engaging parodies to light-hearted impersonations, ”A Time to Laugh” Comedy Show will be brimming with hours of good, clean fun.

If you haven’t yet registered for MegaFest 2017, you still have time. Registration for ”A Time to Laugh” Comedy Show tickets will go on sale to the public on April 14 via Ticketmaster. Tickets will go fast, and we don’t want you to miss this event (because that wouldn’t be funny)! We can’t wait to see you in Dallas, TX. Register for MegaFest today!

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