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BLACK TECH NOLA 2020

BLACK TECH NOLA 2020

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

The 3rd Annual Black Tech NOLA 2020 Virtual Conference presented by Entergy & JPMorgan Chase & Co. June 29 – July 1. The Black Tech NOLA 2020 Inclusive Innovation Conference illuminates the intersection of Tech, Art & Culture from New Orleans. Global Brands committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in tech invest in our local efforts to promote a sustainable creative economy.

No registration needed! Get your resume to top tech companies.

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EMPLOYERS

MONDAY, JUNE 29

Inclusive Innovation: Ecosystem builders and advocates will engage in powerful dialog about ways to foster an inclusive culture in the industry.  Global brands will share best practices for recruiting and retaining top talent.

FOUNDERS

TUESDAY, JUNE 30

Tech Startups: Entrepreneurs will hear from tech startup leaders and investors in the industry. Get valuable insights from experienced leaders on how to scale and grow you tech startup.

CREATIVES

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1

Culture Curators: Black Tech Creatives hear fireside chats and talks that will explore the intersection of tech, art and culture. Learn from local and national leaders who will inspire artists to refine their craft and build their brand.

EXPLORE POSSIBILITIES

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LUPE FIASCO

ARTIST & CULTURAL ARCHITECT

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is a Chicago-born, Grammy award-winning American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and community advocate. Rising to fame in 2006, following the success of his debut album, Food & Liquor, Lupe has released more than four acclaimed studio albums; his latest being Drogas Wave released fall 2018. While musical genius and ingenuity are at the forefront of Lupe’s achievements, the artist extends his innovation to projects that aim to foster creative discourse and opportunities in underprivileged and impoverished communities.

Tune in live Monday, June 29th, 2pm

29June, 2020
10:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Speaker: Sabrina Short
10:15 AM

Building Black Wealth - Powered by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

11:00 AM

Building Community and Culture

1:00 PM

Going Viral For Good: Positioning Your Brand

2:00 PM

Investing in Culture presented by Mosaic Genius

3:30 PM

Pathways Into Tech: Finding Your Niche - Powered by Lucid

3:30 PM

DEI Meetup: The Future of Work - Powered by Unity

30June, 2020
10:00 AM

Black Builders: Growing and Building a Black Led Startup - Powered by Amazon Web Services

11:00 AM

Mentorship, Allyship & Sponsorship: Diversity From The Top - Powered by Entergy

11:30 AM

Keystring Labs - Powered by Entergy

1:00 PM

With Data Comes Power...and Responsibility

2:00 PM

Cracking the Code: Contracts and Supplier Diversity - Powered by MAWSS

2:00 PM

Founders Lab: Fundraising Strategies for Black Founders powered by Amazon Web Services

3:30 PM

Women In Tech Meetup #IAMREMARKABLE - Powered by Google

01July, 2020
10:00 AM

Athletes, Entertainers & Tech - Powered by GNO Inc

11:00 AM

Cutting Through The Noise: Black Music and Media

1:00 PM

Our Voice. Our Story: Changing the Narrative

2:00 PM

Protecting Your Tech: Protect Your Assets and Your Business

2:00 PM

Gaming and the Virtual Divide - Powered by Unity

1:50 PM

NOLAVATE Black and the New Orleans Black Tech Collective

Speaker: Sabrina Short
3:30 PM

Wakanda Forever: Blerds, Black Cosplay and Afrofuturism

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KYNDRA JOI

BLACK TECH NOLA 2020 HOST

Executive Director of the non-profit I Am My Sister, Kyndra is affectionately known as “Gullah Gal” in the community and actively educates and creates awareness of the Gullah culture through her interactive workshops of language, dance, and song.

Culture Bearer, Holistic Counselor, Recording Artist, and Emcee, Kyndra is a bright beam of light.

SPEAKERS

Thanks to all of our Black Tech NOLA speakers for sharing their time and their talent.

Lybra S. Clemons

Lybra S. Clemons

DEI Consultant

Dee Speed

Dee Speed

YouTube

Zeeshan Sheikh

Zeeshan Sheikh

Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Entergy Corporation

Melissa Boone

Melissa Boone

Microsoft

Dr. Nashlie Sephus

Dr. Nashlie Sephus

Amazon Web Services | The Bean Path

Cheryl Contee

Cheryl Contee

Do Big Things

Victory Bar 6/29 - 7/1

VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR

504 THE CULTURE

presented by Mayor's Office of Cultural Economy & NOMTN

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Casme 6/29

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Water Seed 6/30

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Caren Green 7/1

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THE OFFICIAL APP OF BLACK TECH NOLA.

COMMUNITY

``NOLAVATE Black has created something very special. I have been able to connect with other techies in my industry and have conversations I never would have had anywhere else.``
UNITY TECHNOLOGIES

THANK YOU SPONSORS

PARTNERS

INCLUSIVE INNOVATION

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SABRINA SHORT

BLACK TECH NOLA, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

ABOUT NOLAVATE BLACK

NOLAVATE Black offers a safe place for professionals and entrepreneurs to build collective capacity and economic sustainability in the Greater New Orleans Region.

“We want more than a seat at the table. We want to be an integral part of creating the menu and nurturing a space where everyone can enjoy the meal.” – Sabrina Short, NOLAVATE Black

Learn more about NOLAVATE Black. nolavateblack.com