FORT LAUDERDALE, FL  | October 10-13TH

Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL of course! The Westin – Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort is our host hotel for THRIVE 2024 and all conference sessions and associated activities will be held here. With its white sand beaches, luxury residences and chic stores, this oceanfront hotel has a little bit of everything for everyone.

So after a few hours of networking and learning, enjoy a bite to eat, sip on a drink of choice, and turn up with the Black Tech Community. There's no better way to end each conference day than by hitting the beach in Fort Lauderdale, where you can kick back, relax and take advantage of everything the area has to offer.

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After a few days of networking, grinding, and learning, enjoy a bite to eat, sip on a drink of choice, and dial-up your connections in the Black Tech Community. There is no better place to conclude each conference day. So take off your sneakers, loosen your ties, and relax while taking advantage of the numerous activities on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

CONFERENCE TRACKS

Explore our diverse conference tracks to acquire specialized skills and certification, tailored to your professional interests, thus enabling you to elevate your expertise and propel your career forward.

Conference Sessions

Gain actionable insight and access to leading speakers in the Tech and Culture space.

Resource Center

Stop by our one-stop-shop Resource Center for resume assistance, LinkedIn Optimization, Interview prep, or even a new professional headshot. Leave our conference feeling “BRAND” new.

Networking Event

THRIVE offers multiple opportunities for attendees to socialize, whether it's enjoying coffee with colleagues, having lunch with executive leaders, or engaging in an evening card game.

Recruiter Row

Take advantage of life-changing recruitment opportunities with top tech brands; let our recruiters help you land your next big tech job.

Conference TRACKS

Explore our diverse conference tracks to acquire specialized skills and certification, tailored to your professional interests, thus enabling you to elevate your expertise and propel your career forward.

Conference Sessions

Gain actionable insight and access to leading speakers in the Tech and Culture space.

Resource Center

Stop by our one-stop-shop Resource Center for resume assistance, LinkedIn Optimization, Interview prep, or even a new professional headshot. Leave our conference feeling “BRAND” new.

NETWORKING EVENT

THRIVE offers multiple opportunities for attendees to socialize, whether it's enjoying coffee with colleagues, having lunch with executive leaders, or engaging in an evening card game.

Recruiter Row

Take advantage of life-changing recruitment opportunities with top tech brands; let our recruiters help you land your next big tech job.

#THRIVEKIDS

Don’t leave your kids (5-12 years old) at home, bring them along. We will have a day camp available during the conference.

200

Individuals Hired
Through Our Network

$4.4M

Based Salary Increase

$2.5M

Job Search Cost Savings for Companies

925

Interviews

FAQ

My question is not listed here, who do I contact for answers?

Please send an email to info@blkmenintech.com and allow 48 hours for a response.

How can I request accessibility accommodations and/or services at THRIVE?

Our conference team will accept all reasonable accommodations requests through info@blkmenintech.com. Requests need to be submitted by October 1, 2024.

What is included in my hotel stay?

Attendees will enjoy complimentary wifi and the resort amenities for free!

How can I reserve a hotel room and what are the rates?

Attendees can reserve their hotel room through our discounted room block via our conference website. The room rate is $189 per night.

Which airport should I fly into?

The closest airport to the conference location - Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort - is the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). It is approximately a 7 mile distance. Miami International Airport (MIA) is also an option, which is approximately 34 miles from the venue.

Are tickets refundable?

No. All ticket sales are non-refundable, but can be transferred to another person. The last day to transfer your ticket will be September 30, 2024. Please contact info@blkmenintech.com to start the process.

Is there an age requirement for attending?

THRIVE attendees must be at least 18 years old. Platinum badge holders must be at least 21 years of age.

Do you offer discounted ticket rates?

Student discounts are available to current college students when you register using your school email (.edu email address) and upon verification of enrollment.

What’s included with my conference badge?

All attendees will get access to conference sessions and workshops, our resource center and Recruiter Row. Depending on your ticket level other perks will be added.

What are theCOVID-19 Protocols for this conference?

We will always adhere to the CDC recommendations for gathering. The safety and comfort of our attendees is our number one priority.

No suits and ties required! We want everyone to come relaxed and ready to engage. Jeans, T-shirts and dope kicks are welcome! Be Comfortable! Be YOU!

It’s simple, you have to be a part of the change you want to see in the world. Allies that immerse themselves in this experience can expect to enhance their learning curve and push their comfort zones in order to grow and better understand the Black male experience in the tech space. Don’t stand on the sidelines, GET IN THE GAME!

When does THRIVE take place, and where is it located?

THRIVE dates are October 10 - 13, 2024 at the Westin - Fort Lauderdale beach Resort.

What can I expect at THRIVE?

We celebrate the talent in our community and prioritize the holistic development of Black men in tech. Through engaging Tech Talk sessions, recruitment opportunities, and mixers, THRIVE offers an unparalleled in- person experience.

What is THRIVE?

THRIVE is a tech conference for connecting, learning, and advancing in your tech career. It's designed to foster connections, facilitate learning, and promote personal development for all in the tech community, with a special focus on the Black male experience.

Is this conference only for Black Men?

NOPE! We are calling all women and allies to join in on this experience because it is also for YOU!

Why should someone who does not identify as a Black man come to Thrive?

It’s simple, you have to be a part of the change you want to see in the world. Allies that immerse themselves in this experience can expect to enhance their learning curve and push their comfort zones in order to grow and better understand the Black male experience in the tech space. Don’t stand on the sidelines, GET IN THE GAME!

THRIVE 2024 TICKETS

Tickets Tier - Early Bird Special

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$100

Conference sessions & breakouts

Resource Center

*Ticket is non-refundable*
*MUST register with valid .edu email address and student ID.

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GENERAL ADMission
$250

Conference sessions & breakouts

Recruiter Row

Networking Evening events
• Thursday - Kickoff Reception
• Friday - Game Night
• Saturday -Awards Night

*Ticket is non-refundable*

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VIP EXPERIENCE
$450

Gold ticket level +

VIP Registration

Official Conference Swag Bag

Access to VIP Lounge

Private Happy Hour Reception with Speakers/Sponsors

Premium Seating Section

Priority entry at all events

VIP luncheon

*Ticket is non-refundable*

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$55

4 Hour In-person Course (October 10th from 2pm - 6pm)

Pre-Conference Tracks (Select one course)

Pre-Conference Tracks (Select one course)
• Technical - Cloud/AI Fundamentals and Technical Project Management
• The Job Life Cycle  - Job Search, Negotiation & First 90 days
• Cultural Intelligence

Pre-Conference Mixer

*This ticket does not give you access to the conference*
*Ticket is non-refundable*

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Join us at THRIVE, where innovation meets inspiration. Over the years, we've had the honor of hosting thought leaders like Tristan WAs we prepare for THRIVE 2024, our dedication to fostering culture, advancing education, and promoting opportunities remains steadfast. We're actively seeking individuals from both technical and non-technical backgrounds who are passionate about sharing their expertise and catalyzing positive change. If you're prepared to inspire and inform, apply today!

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2023 THRIVE Speakers

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2023 THRIVE Agenda

Day 1 - Thursday, Oct. 19th

TIME 
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6:00pm

Registration Opens

7:00pm

THRIVE Welcome Event


Day 2 - Friday, Oct. 20th

TIME
DETAILS

7:30am

Morning Sweat (Beach Workout)

Morning Devotion

8:30am

Registration/Resource Center/Recruiter Row Opens

8:45am

MicroSessions:
 

Leveraging Your Super Power and Utilizing Your Transferable Skills

Tech Start-up: From Idea to Innovation

Student Focus Session - BLK Presence in Advertising & Technology Spaces

9:40am - 12:30pm

Tech Talk Session:

Living Corporate Platform

  • Main Stage Sessions:
    We Are a Not a Monolith: Exploring Intersectionalities of the BLK Man
  • The Art of Transformational Leadership: Allies in Acton

Workshop Sessions:

  • Pushing Product: The Intersection of Sales & Product
  • BLK+ like Us: The Intersectionality of BLKness and Queerness
  • BLK Creators Matter: Monetizing content through streaming, gaming and online platforms.
  • Closing the Deal: Raising Venture Capital Funding

    Student Success Luncheon Sponsored by NC State University (Invitation Only)

12pm - 2pm

Lunch

12:35pm

MicroSession:

Principles of Investing - Presented By J.P. Morgan Chase

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Tech Talk Session:

Mastering Technical Interviews

  • Main Stage Sessions:
    The Balancing Act: Home, Work and Entrepreneurial Ambition
  • Securing the Bag: Growing and Sustaining Wealth

Workshop Sessions:

  • Pushing Product: The Intersection of Sales & Product
  • BLK+ like Us: The Intersectionality of BLKness and Queerness
  • BLK Creators Matter: Monetizing content through streaming, gaming and online platforms.
  • Closing the Deal: Raising Venture Capital Funding

5:00pm

MicroSessions:

Navigating the Tech Space: Dealing with conflict at Work

The Ultimate Guide to Launching Your Cybersecurity Career

8:00pm

Yacht White Party - VIP Event
(Platinum & Diamond Ticket Holders Only)

Day 3 - Saturday, Oct. 21st

TIME
DETAILS

7:30am

Morning Sweat (Beach Workout)

Morning Devotion

7:45am

Executive Breakfast Sponsored by Intuit (Invitation Only)

8:30am

Registration/Resource Center/Recruiter Row Opens

8:50am

MicroSessions:

Opportunities and Pathways to Securing Government Tech Roles

Win With LinkedIn

Exuding Executive Presence

9:30am - 12:00pm

Main Stage Sessions:

  • What Lies Ahead: Planning for the Future Workforce

Workshop Sessions: Part 1 & Part 2

  • I Got The Keys: Tips to Building your Network, Personal Branding and Securing your dream job
  • BLK Tech Pros: Exploring CyberSecurity & Engineering
  • Tech-ish: Non-technical and Non-Traditional Roles within the Tech Space
  • Life Hack: Elevation through Artificial Intelligence (AI)

12pm -1:30pm

Lunch

12:10pm

MicroSession:

The Art of Negotiation: Securing the ENTIRE bag - Understanding Total Compensation

Understanding and Building Your Credit - Presented By J.P. Morgan Chase

1:40pm - 4:30pm


Tech Talk: Session:

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  • Main Stage Sessions:
    HerS.P.A.C.E.: Creating Community and Spaces for Women and The Culture

    Are You Ok?: Mental and Physical Health Challenges Impacting the BLK Community

    We Dem Boyz: BLK Male Tech Executives - Journey to the C-Suite

4:45pm

Conference Sessions End

7:30pm

Conference After Party - Space Jam

Day 4 - Sunday, Oct. 22nd

TIME
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9:30am

Final Power Hour - Recruiter Row & Resource Center (closes at 10:30am)

11:00am

Brunch with a Boss - VIP Event

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