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BLACK TECH NOLA

JULY 1ST - 3RD 2019 - NEW ORLEANS

Innovate.

Elevate.

Nolavate.

Black!

Black Tech NOLA, July 1-3, 2019 in New Orleans, Essence Festival Week! Connect with techies, innovators, founders and investors from across the country.

Kimberly Walker LaGrue
Kimberly Walker LaGrue
Speaker
Kimberly Walker LaGrue serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of New Orleans and head of the Office of ...
DR. NASHLIE SEPHUS
DR. NASHLIE SEPHUS
Speaker
Dr. Nashlie H. Sephus leads the Amazon visual search tech team, which recently launched visual search for replacement parts on ...
LATOSHA BROWN
LATOSHA BROWN
Speaker
LaTosha Brown is the co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, a power building southern based civic engagement organization ...
KYNDRA JOI
KYNDRA JOI
Speaker, Entertainer
Kyndra Joi is the host Kyndra Joi is a Radio Personality on WBOK, with her on show, “On the Move”! She serves as the Executive ...

SCHEDULE

MONDAY JULY 1ST

NOLA TECH 30 KICK-OFF (NIGHT)

Exclusive VIP Honoree Mixer recognizing 30 Black professionals changing the game in tech in the Greater New Orleans Area. Early bird registrations will get a special all access pass to the premier event celebrating top leaders in tech. Limited tickets available. Presented by Microsoft.

TUESDAY JULY 2ND

INVESTING IN EQUITY (MORNING)

Funders and investors will have an open and honest conversation about what it will take to close the gap in technology.  Main stage will include talks and a panel on race, diversity, inclusion and equity and their complexities in connection to funding, hiring and access to resources.

BUILDING THE TECH PIPELINE (AFTERNOON)

As the fastest growing tech hub in the country, we must ensure that we have a strong talent pipeline to fill the incoming jobs, while also investing in startups as job creators. Speakers will examine the importance of early childhood to adult education technology programs.

WEDNESDAY JULY 3RD

OUR VOICE - OUR PLATFORM (MORNING)

Segment will spotlight founders making waves in media. Participants will hear from content creators and tech creatives of color who use innovative platforms to disrupt media.

POWER OF TECH (EVENING)

Panelists will discuss the impact technology makes in activism and grassroots efforts.   Advocates from across the country will share strategies for engagement, advocacy and empowering disenfranchised communities.

NOLAVATE PITCH COMPETITION (TBD)

Early stage local tech startups will compete for a chance to win seed funds for their big idea.  Stay tuned for more information.

TICKET INFO

EARLY BIRD

Early bird tickets get access to two days of main stage talks, workshops and admission to the exclusive NOLA Tech 30 Honoree Mixer. All tickets purchased before May 1st are also entered into a drawing for a BRAND NEW Microsoft Surface Pro!

$125.00

GENERAL ADMISSION

General Admission to July 2nd and 3rd Main stage talks, workshops and NOLAVATE Pitch Competition. General Admission sales end June 15th.

$150.00

LATE REGISTRATION

General Admission to July 2nd and 3rd Main stage talks, workshops and NOLAVATE Pitch Competition. Late Registration sales begin June 15th and end July 3rd.

$200.00

DAY PASSES

One day pass good for General Admission to main stage, workshops and after hours events.

$100.00

Get your tickets to take your hustle to the next level!

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Breakout sessions will include fire side chats, workshops, demos and opportunities to engage in deeper conversations on the themes from the main stage.

Interested in leading a breakout session?

Sponsor

Partner with us to connect your brand with hundreds of tech leaders of color from across the country.

Speaker

Interested on sharing your tech knowledge? Apply to be a speaker on our Main Stage.

Volunteer

Sign-up to help and get free tickets to “Tech After Hours”! Must be 21 years or older.

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Get updates on speakers, schedule and after hours events happening for techies in the city!

LET’S TALK TECH!

NOLAVATE Black will host a series of Tech Talks with leaders and organizations investing in the technology industry in New Orleans. Speakers will discuss topics that will engage and support our local professionals and entrepreneurs.

Tune in every week in Spring 2019 for professional development, start-up resources and opportunities to get into tech!

Interested in being a guest?  Contact us!

The NOLAVATE Black Initiative is committed to raising awareness around diversity and inclusion in the technology industry. As New Orleans’ Black Tech Collective, NOLAVATE Black offers a safe place for professionals and entrepreneurs to feel valued, get support with their ventures, build relationships, and share resources to build collective economic capacity.