The countdown to AfroTech Conference (ATC) is on, and we want to make sure everyone is included.
Coined as the Black Tech family reunion, ATC is scheduled to go down between Nov. 1-5, 2023, in Austin, TX, and you need to be there.
We are in the midst of a Hot Girl and City Boy Summer, so dates in November may not be top of mind. However, this is the ideal time to log into your favorite booking apps and secure your flight and hotel at reasonable prices.
As you gather your coins for travel, please save room for the AfroTech ticket. This year’s conference offers a variety of ticket options based on price, exclusive access, and career levels.
While the value of the ticket matches the upcoming experience, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to foot the bill. With that said, it may be possible to get your company to sponsor your AfroTech Conference experience.
This unique gathering promises to offer tools and actionable skills to support your journey around technology, business, Web3, product development, and more.
As the technology and business landscape evolves, ATC is perfectly positioned to be a critical investment supporting growing expertise, an expanded network, and access to innovative ideas.
With so much to offer, this year’s conference is the perfect professional development opportunity, and we feel that you can leverage your potential growth for a chance at corporate sponsorship.
Let’s tap into why your company should sponsor your AfroTech Conference ticket.
Professional Skill Development/Upskilling
AfroTech Conference is known to have impeccable vibes, but the learning opportunities are just as top-tier. With a host of well-qualified speakers and presenters, each session will offer key perspectives and insights guaranteed to boost your resume and elevate your expertise.
Last year’s conference had in-depth sessions, including “Ask Me Anything,” with leaders like tech founder and media personality Tanya Sam and more.
Participants could also participate in the Learning Labs, Product & Engineering, Executive, and Web3 stages.
AfroTech 2023 is coming even harder with exclusive learning content, so there will be plenty of opportunities to point to sessions you are excited about, highlight leaders you can meet, and identify potential partners you could leverage to support your business and its projects.
One thing is guaranteed; you will leave with sharper skills and a more intentional professional toolbox.
Learning and professional development are at the core of the conference pillars, but if you are working to take time away — show how it is a win-win for you and the company.
But for this to be the win you need, please ensure you are clear on upcoming work deadlines, align session attendance to company goals and plans, and figure out how attendance can solve an organizational challenge.
Doing your corporate due diligence is critical to making that conversation successful by further assuring them you are available in case a work emergency arises. Additionally, it’s important to have a plan to fill any potential work gaps in your absence.
The Entire Team Can Win
AfroTech Conference is done better when it’s done with a squad, and ATC presents itself as the perfect team-building opportunity.
This annual gathering offers various social opportunities to create stronger bonds for team members, increasing work culture and elevating the team structure.
But let’s be real. Austin is a beautiful city with so much to offer, so we will be lit. Let’s not create doubt there.
However, team members will connect in new and refreshing ways outside of the office, which renders collective learning and growth opportunities.
If It Don't Make Dollars, It Don't Make Sense
Your potential attendance at ATC will be game-changing for you, but it needs “to make dollars” and make sense for the company.
When considering all the associated expenses like registration, flight, lodging, food, and ground transportation — create a clear and strategic budget and align it with pre-determined line items that the company could anticipate. Outlining the qualitative value of your being in Austin shows the mutual benefits of attendance.
Making The Case
AfroTech Conference proves that qualified, Black tech talent exists, and we don’t want you left behind.
AfroTech created the ultimate guide to get your company to sponsor you. To download template, click here.
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Put some time on your employers’ calendars to discuss why you should attend and why they should be footing the bill.
We will see you in Austin, TX!