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Upcoming Events

NOLAvate Black is known for our amazing meetups and networking events. We bring technologists together to share the awesome innovation happening in our ecosystem. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic we are not hosting in person events. However, we look forward to being back together again for Black Tech NOLA in 2022 in New Orleans! Be safe and be well!

  • Black Tech NOLA - June 27 -29, 2022

    June 27 - 29, 2022 - Hybrid. Black Tech NOLA covens hundreds of Black technologists and advocates from around the globe for the largest tech conference in New Orleans to explore the intersection of technology, art, and culture. The 5th Annual event will be held the 3 days before the Essence Festival of Culture. Get tickets at!

  • Black Tech Meetup: Black In VR - Watch On Demand

    February 17, 2022, 5pm - Virtual. Join us next Thursday for a fireside chat with Artsy and Abdul Aziz from Metaculture. Artsy is one of the most in demand VR world builders and Abdul Aziz is an award-winning artist and cultural anthropologist in New Orleans. We will be in live in Altspace! If you don't have a VR headset, that's ok. We will also stream live on Zoom. We are excited to have NOLABA and Microsoft XBox join the line up to talk about Game Camp. Let's keep the Web3 convo going!

  • NOLA Codes Black

    February 1 - 28, 2022 - Virtual. The NOLA Codes Black Challenge is all about introducing BIPOC tech explorers to coding in February during Black History Month. Learning to code can open doors to high wage and high demand jobs that can build generational wealth for Black and Brown communities. The projects are simple and will only take a few minutes a day. Take a screenshot to share your progress and post on social using hashtag #nolacodesblack for a chance to win awesome NOLAvate Black swag and tickets to Black Tech NOLA 2022.

  • Black Tech Meetup: Web3 - Watch On Demand

    January 21, 2022, 5pm - Virtual. Let's meetup virtually and celebrate the 2021 NOLA Tech 30 honorees. A message from our Founder Sabrina Short about our creative economy followed by a panel discussion with current and past honorees on "Web3: Why should creatives and artists pay attention to Blockchain?" Speakers: Dawn Richard, Artist and Creative Tony Zanders, Founder & CEO of Skilltype Kim Thomas, CEO of Independent Gaming League Foundation (IGL) Let's kick the year off lifting up Black excellence.