Immerse yourself in the thick of things with lively presentations, face-time with online connections, and more at these events that promote diversity and inclusion in high tech and beyond.
Tech Intersections; Oakland, CA; 1/26: Tech Intersections addresses the needs of women of color that are often overlooked in tech conferences designed for women and provides a platform to learn from the successes, challenges, and experiences of women from underrepresented backgrounds.
BlackTech Week/Afro Furturism Summit. Miami, FL; 2/7: Afrofuturism is a cultural aesthetic, philosophy of science, and philosophy of history that explores the developing intersection of African/African Diaspora culture with technology.
Black Women Talk Tech (BWTT); New York, NY; 2/27-3/1: BWTT’s three day conference offers expert panels and workshops, keynotes, a $10,000 pitch competition, founder showcases, performances, celebrations and more.
Women of Silicon Valley; San Francisco, CA; 5/2-5/3: Join 1500+ tech leaders and professionals from the biggest names and hottest startups to learn from industry pioneers and boost your skills.
Leadership Through the Eyes of Multicultural Women in Technology; Philadelphia, PA; 1/16: This evening event features Women Tech Leaders representing different ethnicity and cultures who will engage in spirited discussion on multicultural leadership the role it plays in today’s interconnected world.
Tech Intersections; Oakland, CA; 1/27: Tech Intersections addresses the needs of women of color that are often overlooked in tech conferences designed for women and provides a platform to learn from the successes, challenges, and experiences of women from underrepresented backgrounds.
BlackTech Week. Miami, FL; 2/8-2/10: BlackTech Week is a minority centric ecosystem building festival based in Miami where founders, corporations, and the community create a national experience for investors, entrepreneurs, and techies of every kind.
2018 Austin Tech Diversity Week; Austin, TX; 2/21-2/22: Tech Diversity Week seeks to bring the brightest minds together and allow for a transfer of ideas – a fusion of thought leadership – on tech, diversity, inclusion and the cross sections in between.
ACCENTURE + HBCU20x20 NETWORK 2 NETWORTH. Atlanta, GA; 2/22/18: This evening networking and social event connects ACCENTURE with diverse professionals in the areas of technology, specifically Oracle, SAP, Angular, Cloud and Java.
Mavens I/O Women in Tech Conference; New York, NY; 2/24/18: This day-long conference focused on Women in tech will be filled with keynotes, panels, fireside chats and networking.
Black Women Talk Tech (BWTT); New York, NY; 2/28-3/1: BWTT’s two day conference offers expert panels and workshops, keynotes, a $10,000 pitch competition, founder showcases, performances, celebrations and more.
Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) 1st Quarter Symposium: Dallas, TX; 3/8-3/10: Conference provides foundational elements to innovators, pioneers, leaders and entrepreneurs alike to continue to drive business growth in an age of uncertainty.
South by Southwest (SXSW); Austin, TX; 3/9-3/15: SXSW is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media/technology, and music festivals and conferences. The event also features HBCU@SXSW to engage students from Historically Black Colleges in the SXSW interactive media/technology experience.
HITEC Dallas Leadership Summit; Dallas, TX; 3/14-3/16: The Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) is a premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and IT executives who have built outstanding careers in information technology.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Leadership Summit; Alpine, CA; 3/15-3/17: AISES builds the skill and aptitude levels of AISES members in the realm of professional and career development- to better prepare them to attain jobs and careers in STEM fields.
NSBE 44th Annual Convention; Pittsburgh, PA; 3/21-3/28: The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) conference attracts current and future engineers and technologists for professional and leadership development, training, networking, and job opportunities.
BlackComputeHER Conference; Atlanta, GA; 4/5-7: BlackcomputeHER provides a platform for supporting the community of black women and girls in computing and technology through education and professional development.
PUSHTech2020 2018 Annual Summit; Silicon Valley, CA: 4/12-13: PUSHTech2020 addresses diversity, inclusion, and equity in tech companies.
WomenColorTechToo#WCT; New York, NY; 4/19: #WCT will explore the impact, struggles, existing opportunity, and urgency to empower more girls and women through tech, entrepreneurship, education and funding.
Tech x Oakland (Tech x OAK) Summit; Oakland, CA: 4/20-21: Startup Network of the Kapor Center in partnership with Black & Brown Founders is launching the Tech x Oakland (Tech x OAK) Summit, a two-day gathering for founders of color created by founders of color.
2018 Silicon Valley Tech Diversity Week; Silicon Valley, CA; 4/24-2/26: Tech Diversity Week seeks to bring the brightest minds together and allow for a transfer of ideas – a fusion of thought leadership – on tech, diversity, inclusion and the cross sections in between.
Autism at Work Virtual Career Fair; 4/25: This virtual event is open to people on the autism spectrum from across the US and Canada, and will feature Bloomberg, Deloitte, DXC Technology, EY, Ford, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Microsoft, and SAP.
Tech Superwoman; San Francisco, CA; 5/3-4: Tech Superwoman draws on data and culture to address diversity and inclusion in tech.
HUE; Philadelphia, PA; 5/4: HUE is a summit designed to support the pursuits of women of color in tech.
Techstars Startup Weekend NYC Impactful Ventures; NY, NY; 5/4-5/5: Startup Weekend is a weekend-long event that gathers developers, designers, business developers and people from all backgrounds to meet and create their startup.
Black Tech Week NYC; New York, NY; 5/17-19: BlackTech Week is a minority centric ecosystem building festival.
Tech Job Tours; Washington, DC; 5/17: This tour brings together diverse and non-traditional talent with companies who need their skills the most.
Diversity in Tech Awards; New York NY; 5/22: The DIV Awards is a celebration of those that are championing the nationwide movement to increase diversity across the technology industry.
Diversity in Tech; London, England; 5/24: Conference helps participants gain the insight needed to hardwire diversity and inclusion into professional practices so that technologies are developed with diversity and inclusion at their core.
Forbes Women’s Summit; New York, NY; 6/18-6/19: Summit includes keynote discussions, panels, and engaging conversations that span the core pillars of: leadership, entrepreneurship, health, education, and philosophy.
Inspire Fest; Dublin, Ireland; 6/21-6/22: Inspirefest is an international festival of technology, science, design and the arts.
Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS); 6/24-6/26; Washington, DC: ATIGS is a biennial business conference that facilitates foreign direct investment in Africa and covers a variety of economic sectors including fintech, IT, and telecoms.
Tech Inclusion New York; New York, NY; 6/27; Hosted by Change Catalyst, Tech Inclusion NY offers keynotes, panel discussions, solo talks and an interactive session focusing on inclusive innovation across the tech ecosystem.
Female Founders Conference; 6/30; New York, NY: Hosted by Y Combinator, this conference supports women who want to start and run their own startups by providing a platform where successful women can share their stories and advice with founders who are just getting started.
Code2040 Summit; 7/27-7/28; San Francisco, CA: Summit provides aspiring and current tech industry professionals, head of diversity and inclusion leaders, and others in tech with programing to promote professional success.
Atlanta Black Tech Week (ABTW); Atlanta, GA; 8/29-9/1: ABTW will bring together tech leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and technologists to highlight diverse founder-led companies and explore how to redefine more effective funding models for these entrepreneurs.
O4U Tech; San Jose, CA; 9/7-9/9: O4U Tech helps high achieving LGBTQ undergrads reach their full potential through exploring career options, encountering opportunities, and building a network of friends and supporters in tech.
Congressional Black Caucus 48th Annual Legislative Conference; Washington, DC; 9/12-9/16: The CBCF Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans, including the representation and participation of African Americans in the technology industry.
Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Career Fair & Career Mentoring; New York, NY: This in persona and virtual event connects diverse tech talent with companies who believe diversity is an advantage, and that inclusive teams are stronger, smarter, and better.
The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) 3rd Annual National Conference; Atlanta, GA; 9/17-19: Conference elevates the national dialog on the strategic, tactical and operational imperatives needed to attract and develop minority cybersecurity practitioners.
ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing; Orlando, FL; 9/19-22: The Tapia Conference convenes undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities.
Grace Hopper Celebration; Houston, TX; 9/26-9/28: The Grace Hopper Celebration is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. It is produced by AnitaB.org and presented in partnership with ACM.
Out & Equal Workplace Summit; Seattle, WA; 10/1-10/4: Participants share strategies and best practices to create workplace equality inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions.
Project NorthStar; Philadelphia, PA; 10/3-10/5: This 3-day tech conference provides connections, education, and opportunities for current or aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals from the Black and Latinx community.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference; Oklahoma City, OK; 10/4-10/6: The Annual AISES National Conference is the premier event for American Indian Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students and professionals attracting over 2,000 attendees from across the country.
Wonder Women Tech’s 3rd Annual Long Beach National Conference; Long Beach, CA; 10/5-10/6: Conference explores the intersection between tech, entertainment, the arts, and interactive technology, in addition to exploring innovation, D&I initiatives, career development, leadership and all things STEAM, with a free career fair on 10/6.
Tech Connext Summit; Burlingame, CA; 10/8-10/9: The Black Enterprise TechConnext Summit convenes the black tech community and hosts a hackathon for HBCU students through the BE Smart initiative.
Blacks in Technology; Twin Cities, MN; 10/11-10/13: Inaugural conference will address issues of importance to founders and tech professionals.
Tech Inclusion SF; San Francisco, CA; 10/15-17; Hosted by Change Catalyst, Tech Inclusion improves diversity and inclusion in the tech industry with a focus on five major impact areas: Education, Workplace, Policy, Entrepreneurship, Ecosystem.
Society of Women Engineers WE18 (State of Women Engineers); Minneapolis, MN; 10/18-10/20: Hosted by the Society of Women Engineers, WE18 is the world’s largest conference and career fair for women in engineering and technology.
TransTech Summit; Chicago, IL: 10/20 offers workshops in Web/App Technology, Media Technology, Design Technology, and Business Technology and is open to all who support the advancement of trans individuals in tech.
Black Women in Technology NW Summit; Redmond, WA; 10/26-27: Conference offers a platform for participants to engage with and learn from women of color who are at the top of their game in technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and more.
Latinx in Tech Summit; Oakland, CA; 11/1-11/2: The LTX Summit will feature prominent voices and valuable curated programming, explore emerging tech, opportunities, access, advocacy, mindfulness, and identity.
Brooklyn Tech Week; Brooklyn, NY; 11/7-11/10: Brooklyn Tech Week convenes tech leaders, educators, startup creators and investors to share insights on startup growth in Brooklyn.
Afrotech; San Francisco, CA; 11/8-11/11: AfroTech convenes tech founders and employees to present tactics and strategies to grow products and businesses. It also attracts diversity and inclusion leaders from across the industry.
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE); Cleveland, OH; 11/7-11/11: The SHPE Conference is the major event for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the largest technical and career conference for Hispanics in the country.