Preliminary Agenda for 2018 BIT Policy Conference
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2nd Annual GA Blacks in Tech Policy Conference
Meet Our Partners
2018 GA Blacks in Tech Policy Conference Objectives:
Objective: (1) To present policy and initiative recommendations to members of the Georgia legislature, particularly to the members of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, AND (2) to learn how to effectively advocate for policy changes.
Mistress of Ceremony- Quin Fraiser
Honorary Chair- Dr. Kevin Woods
Awards Luncheon Special Guest- Mr. Ashley Bell,
Southeast Regional Administrator for the Small Business Administration
2018 GA Blacks in Tech Policy Conference Co-Chairs
Introducing the co-chairs
Dar'shun KendrickVisionary & Chair
2018 Planning Committee
The visionaries who will make this event a success!
Horace WilliamsCommittee Co-Chair
Councilman Andre DickensVenue Host
Jae BrownPolicy Committee Co-Chair
Kiona ByrdLogistics Chair
Day of Action Coordinator
Overview of the 1st 2017 BIT Policy Conference
We build the real value
I am pleased that we were able to pass HR 1036, a resolution to urge the state of Georgia to fund a public awareness campaign to encourage students into computer science jobs.
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Final Policy Proposals:
View Awardees & Bios:https://www.slideshare.net/DarshunSpeaks/awardees-for-the-1st-ever-ga-blacks-in-tech-policy-conference
Our 1st "Blacks in Tech" Policy Conference Honorees
2017 BIT Policy Conference
GA's "Blacks in Tech" Chair's Award for Overall Ecosystem BuildingThis award is given to the individual that has demonstrated an overall commitment to building the black tech ecosystem in every area.
Ayana GabrielArthur M. Blank Foundation
GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for K-12 Early Support
Individual that has championed education of technology in the black community for grades K-12.
Paul JudgeLuma, TechSquare Labs
GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for Capital Formation & Growth
Individual that has raised or facilitated raising capital in the black tech community.
GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for Media Amplification
Individual that has promoted blacks in tech in media and other public relations medium.
Councilman Andre DickensTechbridge
GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for Adult Education
Individual that has championed blacks in tech education outside of the formal education system.
Mike RossMHR International, Inc.
GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for Investments
Individual that has consistently and aggressively invested in the black tech community.
Nicole JonesDelta Air Lines
GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for Corporate Innovation
Individual that has unapologetically advocated for corporate participation in the elevation of blacks in technology.
Tiffany BusseyMorehouse College Entrepreneurship Center
GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for Higher Education
Individual that has supported and promote blacks in tech in higher education.