Upcoming Conferences For Black And Latine People In Tech
We all know the importance of connecting with like-minded folks, and conferences are a key way to do just that with professionals in your industry.
In particular, conferences for people of color in tech provide a safe space for professionals to network, grow in their careers, and learn from industry leaders and executives who understand their unique challenges and opportunities.
It also allows Black and Latine professionals to build their professional brand and increase visibility within their chosen industry.
Getting past the cost barrier
People often cite cost as one of the biggest barriers to attending tech conferences, but it doesn’t have to be!
The cost of attendance can differ depending on the conference and the level of access included in the ticket.
Many conferences offer discounted rates for those who register early, as well as students, graduates, and young professionals starting out in their careers, plus there may be grants and financial assistance programs available. If the conference is membership-driven, members often get discounted admission.
You can also look into attending a single-day event or join virtually (these tickets usually come free or at a discounted rate) s or consider volunteering as a way to get in for free!
Finally, ask your manager to invest in your career development by paying for your ticket. They may even opt for premium or platinum packages that provide you with additional access and benefits compared to standard tickets.
Upcoming Black and Latine Tech Conferences
Black Tech Week – Cincinnati, OH
Connecting tech entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals to education, resources, and opportunities with one another.
Black Is Tech Conference – Atlanta, GA
The 5th Annual Black Is Tech Conference returns to full in-person experiences with speaking stages, an expo, breakouts, happy hours, and specialized workshops, amongst many more.
SquadCon – Las Vegas, NV
Hosted by Girls Hack Village and BlackGirlsHack, this conference promises to bring diverse perspectives of contributions, experiences, and issues facing hacking.
Tech with Soul – Multiple locations.
The conference will feature the largest gathering of cultural influencers and Web3 and AI innovators. They have events in Houston in August, London in September, D.C in September, Scottsdale in November, and Vegas in January and February.
BITCON – Nashville, TN
An annual conference for Blacks in the Technology community, spotlighting the digital divide for people of African descent while creating a platform to highlight and uplift individuals.
Black Women in Data – Atlanta, GA
The conference centers on Black Women’s point of view in all spaces where data lives and offers opportunities for Black women to expand their data skills.
Black Tech Fest – London UK
Europe’s most significant event of its kind, with three days dedicated to celebrating Black culture and its influence on technology.
THRIVE Conference – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Hosted by Black Men in Tech, this four-day conference aims to help you connect, learn and grow in your pursuit to start or advance your tech career.
Latiné Heritage Month Summit – New York City, NY
Techqueria’s annual summit was created to empower Latiné professionals in tech, connect them with companies who are committed to inclusion and celebrate the thriving Latiné in tech community.
RaicesCon – Philadelphia Marriot Downtown, PA
Bringing together Latino cybersecurity professionals, industry leaders, policymakers, and diversity and inclusion advocates to celebrate the unique strengths and potential of Latino individuals in cybersecurity.
AFROTECH Experience – Austin, TX
A global gathering where inclusive tech companies meet innovators.
RENDERATL – Atlanta, June
Latinas in Tech Summit – Dates TBA
Latina Empow(h)er Summit – Dates TBA