National non-profit, Blacks in Technology (BIT), will host its second annual conference this fall, Oct. 9 – Oct 12, once again in the Twin Cities.

Dubbed #BITCON2019, the second installment of BIT’s very premiere conference will have all eyes on the Twin Cities as this Midwest destination event unfolds. Attendees will have the opportunity to take in both sides of the Twin Cities as the conference will take place in multiple venues to include the Lumber Exchange, Hilton Minneapolis and The St. Paul Rivercentre.

With past guest speakers such as Former CEO of Best Buy, Hubert Joly, presidential candidate, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and hip-hop icon, the late Nipsey Hussle, this year BITCON will be adding to the presenting roster U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Midwest regional director, James Wilson, Miss Black America and tech entrepreneur, Ryann Richardson and Google software engineer and influencer, Anthony Mays.

Across four days attendees can expect exclusive networking parties, keynotes, interactive exhibits, labs, sprints, competitions, 40-plus workshops and panels, corporate tours, celebrity and influencer meet and greets and a career fair. BITCON will also highlight the latest technology trends such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, and cybersecurity, as this event takes place during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. 

“Blacks in Technology strives to ensure that Black women in men in tech have not only the resources and opportunities to excel in tech but also a presence and a voice in this industry that can help to inspire others,” said BIT founder Greg Greenlee commented. “BITCON 2019 is an excellent opportunity for newcomers to tech to experienced professionals as well as companies looking for talented people to come together under one roof for a chance to network and engage with one another.”

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