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14th Annual Black Leadership Conference

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Georgia Institute of Technology

350 Ferst Drive

Atlanta, GA 30332

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Georgia Tech’s African American Student Union (AASU) is celebrating its 50th anniversary! AASU’s focus this year is to redefine and refocus on the goals and history of this great organization. Consequently, we are taking the Black Leadership Conference in a new direction; a direction of celebration towards achievement within the arts and technology. This conference will identify, celebrate and demonstrate excellence in leadership, education, and technology. Through workshops, guests will experience how new leaders are pioneering new areas of technology, and are using technology to accomplish their goals in entrepreneurship, social change, Afrofuturism, etc. Every workshop will have the theme intertwined, and the keynote will bring the theme full circle.

We hope this Black Leadership Conference will serve as a learning space, think tank, and networking opportunity. Atlanta’s leadership and technology scene is continuing to grow, and we want to provide that link between our college students and minority professionals who are using technology to create new things, insight social change, build wealth, and give back to the community. We will focus on demonstrating how diverse leadership in technology, ideas, and innovation can change the world.

Included in this conference will be an App Showcase, highlighting various technologists within the surrounding Atlanta community. This showcase will occur the evening of Saturday, October 27, 2018 in partnership with the Technologists of Color. Technologists of Color is a passionate collection of professionals from the information technology arena who share skills and knowledge to support and assist the community. To learn more about their efforts, visit their website at http://www.techsofcolor.org/

Interested individuals, teams, or startups can apply to be a part of the showcase! The DEADLINE to apply is Saturday, September 22, 2018 @ 11:59pm. More information about the showcase AND the link to the application can be found here! https://goo.gl/forms/JK9BFvLngrafHPt62

Conference Schedule:

BLC OPENING RECEPTION:

Friday, October 26, 2018, Georgia Tech Student Center Peachtree Room: 6PM - 7:30PM

CONFERENCE KEYNOTE, WORKSHOPS, AND TECHNOLOGY PANEL:

Saturday, October 27, 2018, Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom: 9:15AM-3:30PM

APP SHOWCASE/COMPETITION:

Saturday, October 27, 2018, Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom: 6:00PM-8:00PM

BLC CLOSING BRUNCH:

Sunday, October 28, 2018, Georgia Tech's West Village Center: 1:00PM-3:00PM

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