Tech conferences are some of the best ways for people to network and keep up with growing trends in the industry.
Days of exhibitions, seminars, panels give people the chance to bounce their ideas off of like minded technologists, look for jobs, and even meet investors. With pen, pad and business cards in tow, the opportunities at these tech conferences are endless.
With so many great tech conferences to attend this year, you could easily miss some of the best ones. Here is a list of eight tech conferences to attend in 2019. Make sure to mark your calendar.
BlackTech Week February 5th-February 9th
Black Tech week is 5-day long conference for entrepreneurs, investors and all around techies. Located in Miami, events take place in neighborhoods like Overtown, Little Haiti and other neighborhoods. Topics that will be covered in include product development in the digital age, maximizing ROI, and afrofuturism.
This year Black Women Talk Tech will be hosting its 3rd annual ‘Road to Billions’ Conference. This is the only conference specifically hosted by Black women founders for Black women founders. Dedicated to elevating women, this conference is all about women learning from one another, sharing experiences, fostering connections and collaboration.
Black is Tech Conference – April 12th-April 13th
New York, NY
This two-day long conference is full of panels, seminars, and exhibitions. The conference will cover building a career in the tech industry, new trends, blockchain technology and more. Don’t miss out on panels, startup exhibits, recruitment opportunities and hackathons.
Tech Inclusion Powered by Google – September 2019
San Francisco, CA
Tech Inclusion is a conference dedicated to increasing diversity in the industry. This year is the organization’s fifth year anniversary. Have in depth conversations about diversity, expand your network, and learn tools to drive change.
AfroTech, November 7-10.
We couldn’t make this list without a shameless plug for the blackest tech conference around.
Every year AfroTech brings together thousands of founders, tech workers, entrepreneurs and engineers. Days are structured around dynamic panels, seminars, fireside chats, swag bags and happy hours. Conversations range from tech company culture, fundraising, and growth hacking.
A3C Festival and Conference – Dates TBD
A3C brings together artists, entrepreneurs, founders and techies that influence the music industry. It’s grown into one of the oldest and largest conferences for creatives in hip-hop.
Disrupt Indy November 20th-23rd
#DisruptIndy is a conference dedicated to tackling the issues of diversity in tech at every level from. As the only tech conference in central Indiana committed to diversity and inclusion in tech, this three-day conference covers an array of topics for entrepreneurs. Topics include hiring and retention, psychological safety, and building an inclusive company culture.
TechConnext October 8th-9th
TechConnext is a two-day tech conference committed to engaging, empowering, and recruiting Black tech talent. Some of the tech world’s brightest come together for pitches, one-on-ones, fireside chats, a hackathon competition and much more.