Increasing the representation
and participation of Black people in tech

The Black Tech Symposium

PHILADELPHIA
OCT. 19-21,2021

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NORTH TEXAS
JUN. 14-15,2021

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What is The Black Tech Symposium?

The Black Tech Symposium is a new concept – to coalesce all of the nonprofits, employee resource groups, chambers of commerce, government entities, sponsors and allies working together, United, in a given geography to help increase the representation and participation of Black people in tech.

+245

nonprofits

+12

Keynotes

+11400

Participating Organizations

+65

Learning Sessions

Selection of Participating Organizations from the greater Philadelphia area for the Philadelphia Symposium are being accepted through September 10, 2021. Contact Karla Hill at khill@builtintl.org with questions, or express your interest through the menu link above.

We are accepting speaking requests from individuals in the greater Philadelphia area in the following speaking tracts: Entrepreneurship, Getting into Tech, Advancing in Tech, Artificial Intelligence. Please indicate your interest in speaking through the menu link above.

Highlights from the June 14 – 17, 2021

North Texas Black Tech Symposium

  • Open Your Mind Trailer
  • Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson’s Welcome
  • Comedy Keynote from the Imperfect Allies
  • What are Micro-Aggressions – and how to avoid them.
  • What are Micro-Aggressions – and what to do if you face them.
  • Getting into tech through the Delta Path.
  • Fujitsu’s BEING Employee Resource Group
  • What allies are doing to improve diversity – a reporter’s view.
  • Achieving the improbable – from secretary to IBM’s world-wide data center manager
  • Creating a career identity.
  • Succeeding in corporate America as an African-American

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