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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. We are excited to be back in person! Come see us at the Black Tech Lab!

  • NOLA Tech 30 2023

    6th Annual NOLA Tech 30 campaign recognizes 30 techies for 30 days during the month of December. Nominees can be a founder, creative, engineer, developer, marketer or any intersection of innovation in the technology industry. Deadline for all nominations is December 4th. We will also have a special recognition event on Friday, December 15th for honorees and nominees. While we appreciate repeat nominations, we want to celebrate individuals who have not been recognized in previous years. Check out our website at for 2022 and 2021 honorees


    Black Tech NOLA is back! We are taking our annual event on the road for a college tour! We will be taking Tech Art and Culture on the road across the state presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co. Join our community for updates on schedules, locations and speakers! Sign up now!

  • Explore Tech NOLA Info Session #2

    Missed the first session? That's ok! Join us for our 2nd virtual information session for our Explore Tech Talent Accelerator. We will be launching a 6 week program for entry level technology talent to get hired. Online event will be streamed live via Zoom Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 4pm. Learn more about how to apply at Explore Tech application deadline extended to September 8th.

  • Black Tech Fridays will return in September

    Black Tech Meetups will be back in September. Black Tech Meetups will be held every month and convene technologists and creatives around tech art and culture. Thanks to our sponsors New Orleans Business Alliance.

  • Tech The Halls NOLA Tech 30 Meetup - Watch On Demand

    Join us Friday, December 16, 2022, 6pm at the NOLA Art Bar as we celebrate our NOLA Tech 30 nominees and honorees making an impact in New Orleans tech. Hear from our special guest about preserving New Orleans culture and network with ecosystem builders, professionals and entrepreneurs in tech. NOLA Tech 30 is an opportunity to recognize the Black and Brown creatives, innovators and advocates changing the culture of tech. Tech wouldn’t be tech without us! NOLA Art Bar 2128 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116. Thanks to our sponsors New Orleans Business Alliance and NOLA Art Bar.

  • 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!

  • Black Tech Meetup: Web3 - Watch On Demand

    January 21, 2022, 5pm - Virtual. Meetup to 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.