3rd Annual Blacks in Technology Conference - Chicago

Apr 14 - 16, 2021 · Chicago, United States of America

During Spring 2021, Blacks in Technology will host their 3rd annual conference, also referred to as BITCON, in Chicago, IL. Held in Twin Cities, MN for the last 2 years, BITCON will continue its trend of cultivating, diversifying, and highlighting tech ecosystems in the Midwest.

With the initial endorsement of the State of Illinois and corporations with headquarters and footprints throughout the midwest, BITCON will feature avenues where tech and industry intersect. With expectations of over 1000 attendees from across the globe, BITCON will emphasize Chicago as a destination committed to increasing diversity and equitable futures for black women and men in tech. BITCON seeks to create a platform for attendees to continue building their career or business in tech by providing the following:

  • Instructional workshops
  • Inspirational keynotes
  • Curated panel discussions
  • Corporate tours
  • Networking events
  • Competitions
  • Recruitment exhibitions

Blacks in Technology Founder, Greg Greenlee, stated:

“The BIT team is extremely excited to be bringing BITCon to the great city of Chicago. The historical legacy of Black Chicagoans cannot be overstated from the founder of Chicago, Haitian American Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable to hair care giant Madam C.J. Walker. This city has produced so many iconic Black figures in the realm of civil rights activism, journalism, politics, entertainment, Science and Technology and more. Figures such as Fred Hampton and Timuel Black, Vernon Jarrett and Ida B. Wells, Barack Obama and Jesse Jackson, Mae Jamison and others. We are extremely honored to have the BITCon program set against the backdrop of that type of legacy. This city is such a huge hub for Black women and men, so we view this is an incredible opportunity to showcase their expertise and talents, bring it all under one roof and allow them to build and forge relationships with one another as well as with companies and organizations looking to find highly qualified and diverse technical talent! .”

For more information, please visit the BITCon official website.

For sponsorship, speaker, or press inquiries, please send an email to contactus@blacksintechnology.net.

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