AfroTech Conference Schedule: Make The Most Of Your Time At This Year's Preeminent Black In Tech Conference
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AfroTech Conference Schedule: Make The Most Of Your Time At This Year's Preeminent Black In Tech Conference

The AfroTech Conference schedule has been released. And, needless to say, it proves that some things are worth the wait.

After nearly two years of virtual conferences, thanks to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Blavity family is pleased to announce the return of an in-person gathering for the preeminent Black in tech conference in the United States.

The AfroTech Conference schedule features fireside chats with thought leaders and intimate performances with some of the industry’s hottest artists. What’s more, it’s a chance to connect with a global community of more than 20,000 Black tech innovators during a series of digital and in-person events filled with dynamic programming on emerging trends, networking opportunities with industry leaders, and conversations with top tech recruiters.

The 2022 installment of the conference will take place from November 13-17, 2022, at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. Tickets are on sale now and are available for every budget and professional level. This is definitely an experience you don’t want to miss out on!

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the lineup for the AfroTech Conference schedule.

Editorial note: The lineup is current as of this writing; however, it may be subject to change without notice. 

Sunday, November 13, 2022

AFROTECH™ Official Welcome & Kickoff
Time: 3:30 PM
w/ Morgan DeBaun + Will Lucas

Session: Fireside Chat and Performance by Zaytoven
Time: 4:45 PM

 

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Monday, November 14, 2022

Session: Creating a Roadmap for Your Product Management Career
Time: 9:00 AM
w/ Asia Mariah Stewart

Session: Driving Growth Through Innovation
Time: 9:00 AM
w/ Anré Williams

Building Viral Products and Product-led Growth
Time: 9:30 AM
w/ Oji Udezue

Session: Intro To Cryptocurrency: Crypto in Business
Time: 9:30 AM
w/ Najah Roberts

Session: Journey to Executive
Time: 9:30 AM
w/ Cristina Jones, Kelly Buchanan Spillers + Krista Bourne

Session: Why You Should Be Leveraging Culture To Launch Your New Product
Time: 10:00 AM
w/ Blake Lynch

Session: Level Up: Understanding Energy Management & Burnout Recovery
Time: 10:30 AM
w/ Nova Nicole

Session: The Community Economy: Realizing the Value of Black Currency Time: 10:30 AM
w/ Kalah Haley

 

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Session: Level Up: Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace and Life Time: 11:00 AM
w/ Samuel Davis

Session: National Geographic: Reimagine a 100-Year-Old Brand
Time: 11:30 AM
w/ Josef Hapli, Nicky Everette + Anthony “Tony” Luckett

Session: Level Up: Continuous Upskilling – How to Keep your Technical Team Sharp
Time: 11:30 AM
w/ Kandirra Wilson

Session: Ask Me Anything with Ryan Wilson of The Gathering Spot
Time: 12:00 PM

Session: Designing a Path to Haiti’s Prosperity
Time: 12:15 PM
w/ Shaïna Silva

Session: WTF Are NFTs
Time: 12:30 PM
w/ Harold Hughes

Session: The Secret to Product Innovation: MRW over MVP
Time: 12:45 PM
w/ Jeff Nelson

Session: Intersection of Tech and Climate
Time: 1:00 PM
w/ Aurora James, Julia Collins + Benjamin Bronfman

Session: Purpose, Equity and Innovation with Touré Roberts
Time: 1:00 PM
w/ Touré Roberts

Session: AFROTECH™ Cup Pitch Competition
Time: 2:00 PM
w/ Aaron Samuels, Melissa Bradley + Chelsea Roberts

Session: Running The Game: Becoming a Venture Catalyst
Time: 3:15 PM
w/ Arlan Hamilton + Ryan Wilson

 

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Session: Design in an Automated Future
Time: 9:00 AM
w/ Ovetta Sampson

Session: Creating Meaningful Partnerships in Web3
Time: 9:00 AM
w/ Tanya Sam + Shondra Washington

Session: AI-Driven Business Model Disruption to Thrive in a Web3 Economy
Time: 9:30 AM
w/ Trice Johnson

Session: Reskilling America
Time: 9:30 AM
w/ Ruben Harris, Taryn Powdrell + Tammy Gordon

Session: Building Together: Why Investing in Esusu and SoLo Funds Improves Community
Time: 9:30 AM
w/ Samir Goel +Travis Holloway

Session: Fueling the Creator Economy with Social Tokens
Time: 9:30 AM
w/ Robert Collier

Session: Defi For Good
Time: 10:00 AM
w/ Omi Iyamu

Session: AlphaNoire™ Web3 Pitch Competition Finals
Time: 12:00 PM
w/ Florcy Morisset, Brandon Bryant + Will Campbell

Session: Accountability Matters: How to Hold Corporations Accountable for their Actions
Time: 10:15 AM
w/ Aurora James + Morgan DeBaun

Session: Ask Me Anything With Tanya Sam
Time: 10:15 AM

Session: Developing Inclusive Open Source Communities
Time: 10:30 AM
w/ Demetris Cheatham

Session: Designing and Engineering Inclusive Products
Time: 11:00 AM
w/ Bertrand Saint-Preux

Session: Investments In Africa
Time: 11:15 AM
w/ Chidinma Iwueke, Chika Uwazie + Ngozi Dozie

Session: Scaling Social Impact: How To Leverage Relationships for Strategic Business Growth
Time: 12:00 PM
w/ Isaac Addae, Joshua Mundy + Quawn Clark

 

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Session: The Secret to Product Innovation: MRW over MVP
Time: 12:45 PM
w/ Jeff Nelson

Black Wealth: What We Own and What We Owe
Time: 1:00 PM
w/ Samantha Tweedy, Alisha Johson Wilder, Melissa Bradley, and Michael Nutter

Session: Revisiting the Talented Tenth: Reclaiming our Renaissance Time: 1:30 PM
w/ Brigette Jones, Torian Robinson + Tammy Gordon

Session: How to Raise Funding as a Web3 Startup
Time: 1:30 PM
w/ Gregory Jones + Florcy Morisset

Session: Impact at the Intersection: The Power of Black Social Innovation in Tech (Discussion and Film Screening)
Time: 1:45 PM
w/ Melissa Bradley, Daquan Oliver + Felecia Hatcher

Session: How to Utilize Blockchain as an Artist
Time: 2:00 PM
w/ Elise Swopes

Session: How to Hack a Serverless Environment (and keep yours from being hacked)
Time: 2:00 PM
w/ Desmond Lamptey

Session: Pigeonly: The Product of My Environment
Time: 2:30 PM
w/ Frederick Hutson + Jeff Nelson

Session: Get That Refactor Project Funded
Time: 2:30 PM
w/ Mary Farrow

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Session: Fireside with Nyla Hayes
Time: 10:00 AM

Session: The Electric Future of Cars
Time: 10:00 AM
w/ Jeff Nelson + Telva McGruder

Session: Fireside with Hope Wiseman
Time: 11:00 AM

Session: Future of Entertainment in Web3
Time: 11:00 AM
w/ Stephanie Alexis Smellie, Summer Watson + Micah Johnson

Session: The Business of Hip Hop
Time: 11:30 AM
w/ Tim Hinshaw Wallace Joseph + Stephanie Ogbogu

Session: Closing Ceremony
Time: 1:30 PM
w/ Will Lucas

AFROTECH™ Music
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM [Please note: Doors open at 5:00 PM]
w/ Headliner BIA + DJ Millie, The SAUCE Trio

 

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Blavity Inc. Day Party with Performance By Wale
Time: 11:00 AM

AFROTECH™ Music
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM [Please note: Doors open at 4:00 PM]
w/ Headliner: Bas + DJ Hella Yella, Chief Cleopatra, Mélat, DJ Moma