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11:00 am

Diversity in Tech and the Future of Black Communities

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN SALON K, 500 E 4th St
Austin,TX78701United States
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The Black community represents just 3% of the Silicon Valley tech workforce and less than 1% of VC funding. While the statistics are startling, analyses of diversity in tech must push past existing deficits to address broader implications for the future of the Black community. Exclusion from high paying tech positions coupled with automation that […]

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Where are the Podcast Blaccents?

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
THE LINE, ONYX BALLROOM 1 Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

“On Fleek.” “Yaaaaas Hunty.” “It’s Lit Fam.” “Thicc.” African-American Vernacular English is quickly appropriated by broader American culture. Folks want to talk like us. But do they want to hear us speak -- or at least provide us with the resources to do so? With the exception of a handful of conversational and comedic podcasts, […]

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12:30 pm

Tea with Queen and J. Podcast

March 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
JW MARRIOTT, BRAZOS ROOM Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

Tea with Queen and J. podcast features two womanist race nerds from the Bronx talking sh*t over tea, dismantling white supremacist patriarchal capitalism one episode at a time. Hosts Queen and J. conduct interviews, moderate conversations with friends, report news & events, exploring race, class, gender and sexuality through a Black womanist lens. Queen and […]

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2:00 pm

Whose Story Is It To Tell?

March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
FAIRMONT CONGRESSIONAL B, 101 Red River St
Austin,TX78701United States
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The U.S. will be minority white by 2045. Strategic brands celebrate Multiculturalism via powerful campaigns - we’ll applaud those who nailed it, and examine why others didn’t. Perhaps they didn’t ask themselves “Whose story is it to tell?” We’ll define the process for successful Diversity + Inclusion marketing. The audience will participate in an experiment […]

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Convergence Keynote: Bozoma Saint John

March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN SALON H, 500 E. 4TH Street
Austin,TX78701United States
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Bozoma Saint John is Chief Marketing Officer at Endeavor, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries with a portfolio of companies including WME, IMG, and UFC. In her role, Saint John focuses on driving marketing efforts across Endeavor’s growing portfolio, including on behalf of Endeavor Global Marketing clients […]

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The Beauty, Resilience, and Genius of Being Black

March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
THE LINE, ONYX BALLROOM 1 Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

Damon + Damon take the stage to celebrate the beauty, resilience, and genius that is so particular to being Black. These brothas don’t pretend to have all the answers to every existential or even political question, instead they bring you into their most intimate thoughts and challenge us to work with them as they process […]

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2:30 pm

Create Your Own Bitcoin with Black Girls CODE!

March 13 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Black Girls CODE Tech Divas will lead a workshop introducing attendees to the basics of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. Attendees will learn what a blockchain is, how it works, and what some concrete examples of working blockchain technologies today are. In addition, attendees will get to experience working applications that leverage blockchain technology in an […]

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3:30 pm

Pitch & Flow: A Social Enterprise Rap Battle

March 13 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

Pitch & Flow is a unique impact event that celebrates the next generation of ideas, innovators and entrepreneurs using the global appeal of hip-hop. We pair the dopest emcees in the game with the most innovative social enterprises who are building solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems, then bring them on stage for […]

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