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“DiversIT: Digital in Transformation”

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42nd ANNUAL BDPA

Virtual

Technology Conference & Diversity Career Fair


ADULTS $150 | YOUTH $50 | FED/STATE/LOCAL GOVT $125

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“DiversIT: Digital in Transformation”

The theme for this year’s conference is “DiversIT: Digital in Transformation”. Everyone in and around tech is talking about digital. BDPA has a unique role to play in helping to prepare diverse IT professionals for the opportunities readily available in the market.

I am very excited about the speakers, experiences, and resources available at the conference this year.  The time is now for you to lean into your possible. Come to #BDPA2020 and grow with us. Register today!  Do not miss out on this game-changing opportunity!


Terry Morris – BDPA National President

Our featured Speakers

Gary Brantley

Gary Brantley

CIO - City of Atlanta

Ibrahim Jackson

Ibrahim Jackson

VP Leading Edge Forum

Cindy Kent

Cindy Kent

Healthcare Executive & Best Buy Board Member

Anissa Lumpkin

Anissa Lumpkin

USAF STTR Program Lead

Jonathan Quarles

Jonathan Quarles

Serial Entrepreneur

Larry Robinson, Ph.D.

Larry Robinson, Ph.D.

President - Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Why you should attend…

Youth and Students

  • Learn and improve technical skills
  • Share your passion with likeminded youth
  • Connect with professionals in technology 
  • Connect with internship opportunities

Early Career Professional

  • Engage in a network to further develop technical and soft skills 
  • Establish mutually beneficial relationships with peers 
  • Find exciting opportunities in the job market.
  • Learn from senior African Americans in STEM disciplines

Experienced Career Professional

  • Build network with a powerful, elite group of technology professionals
  • Pay it forward to junior / peer professionals via a variety of skills-based volunteering opportunities
  • Develop skills to remain relevant in the fast-paced, changing technology arena

CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE

THU

8/20

Digital Transformation Panel

Entrepreneuer Success Bootcamp: Tech Exchange within the Airforce

Career Success Experience: Positioning for Power

Lilly Experience for College Students

AND MUCH MORE!

FRI

8/21

Opening Ceremony: Preparing for a Future in Tech

HSCC Competition

Entrepreneur Success Bootcamp: NextPreneur

Career Success Experience: LinkedIn: Branding/Resume Tips

Career Fair

AND MUCH MORE!

SAT

8/22

Wayne Hicks Scholarship Fundraiser

YTC Workshop

Entrepreneur Success Bootcamp: How to Start My Own Business

Career Success Experience: Inspiring Others through Effective Communication

AND MUCH MORE!

OTHER EVENTS

HBCU HACKATHON

BDPA and our HBCU College Advisory Board will host our inaugural “HBCU Computer Science Department Chairs’ Hackathon”, held during our 42th Annual National BDPA Technology Conference and Career Fair on August 20-22.

HBCU HACKATHON

HBCU COLLIDER

The purpose of this event is to generate demand, to educate our target audience on the STTR program and processes, to enable networking between potential government customers and small businesses and overall to increase the HBCU participation in the STTR program. Bringing awareness to under-served communities.

OUR SPONSORS

Contact Us

Email Us - info@bdpa.org