Urban Tech Weekend

Urban Tech Weekend - 3 Days of Innovation, IT Professional Resources, Tech Start-Up, Hack-A-Thons, Pitch Competitions & More| Houston, Texas 2014

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The premier urban STEM development event will be hosted in Houston by the National Black Information Technology Leadership Organization (NBITLO) September 25-27, 2014, at the Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor, 14703 Park Row, Houston, TX 77079.We invite you to become a critical partner to increase diversity in the technology industry through education and career opportunities.

Themed “NBITLO Urban Technology Weekend 2014,” this three-day urban innovation summit is designed to help close the diversity gap in STEM related fields.

It is widely known that the technology industry lacks diversity. About 1 in 14 technology workers is black or Latino, both in Silicon Valley and nationally. Blacks and Latinos make up 13.1 and 16.9 percent of the U.S. population, respectively, according to the most recent census data, yet are underrepresented in C-level technology positions.

Urban Technology Weekend will equip IT professionals and leaders with the tools needed to be successful and create pathways for more diversity in technology.

Additionally, the NBITLO Urban Innovators Awards Gala will recognize and reward the best of the best in urban innovation, STEM and the technology community at-large. We hope that your organization will also be a part of this special evening honoring the game-changers who are making a difference in their educational opportunities and hiring practices. The gala will be held on Saturday, September 27, at the Houston Museum of African American Culture, 4807 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77019.

Conference Tracks

Urban STEM Innovation & Technology

An Entrepreneurial (self-reliance) mindset coupled with careers in STEM are vital to the long-term success of African Americans or any disadvantaged group of people: Educating future innovators, inspiring technology professionals, equipping STEM pipelines, bridging the digital divide and enabling entrepreneurs to succeed.

Women in STEM and Technology Leadership

No longer the minority, the emerging majority: Empowering a dynamic workforce of women innovators, STEM practitioners and global information technology leaders.

Urban Economics & Entrepreneurship

Managing in an interconnected world: Pioneering business and technology excellence in your own silicone backyard.

Urban Education & Opportunity – “All Things Educational”

Fostering a winning mindset and preparing a global workforce in STEM: Adding educational practitioners to the STEM workforce crisis discussion.

Urban Career Options Decoded

Approaching STEM, advancing information technology careers, climbing the ladder to C-Level and digital entrepreneurship pathways.

Innovate Africa – “Emerging Global Markets”

Seizing global tech opportunities in often overlooked markets.

Urban Economics & Tech – “If it doesn’t make dollars, it doesn’t make sense”

Monetizing Apps, inventions and books, and innovative funding options for businesses, consultancies and start-ups.

his year’s event is being held in the Heart of Houston’s Energy Corridor. Touted as one of the best cities in the country to live, work and play, Houston is a thriving urban metropolis that supports some of the most vivid cultural, art and tech scenes in the country.

Home to a respected and thriving tech community and start-up scene, celebrated industries including Oil & Gas, Energy, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Education, Pharmaceuticals, Engineering, Telecommunications, Software Development, and many more.

World class food options featuring flavors from 35 countries, world-renowned theater groups and the brains behind U.S. space exploration, Houston is a diverse metropolis brimming with personality, ideally and strategically selected as host city for Urban Tech Weekend 2014.

Home to 90 consulates—the third-largest consular corps in the nation—Houston radiates with diversity, giving the city one of the most vivid cultural scenes in the country

Houston’s restaurant scene is as ethnically diverse as its 4 million residents. ForbesTraveler.com ranked Houston as one of the best restaurant cities in America. The city is jam-packed with more than 8,000 tempting eateries that feature culinary flavors from more than 35 countries.

Fast track your way through Houston’s top five must-see attractions like Space Center Houston, Downtown Aquarium and the Museum of Fine Arts with an oh-so-helpful CityPASS. Offering discounted admission to a diverse mix of attractions, plus helpful hints and reviews, CityPASS is your passport to fun.

Who Should Attend

Top Reasons to Attend Urban Tech Weekend

1. Speakers

Over 20 dynamic and professional presenters, panelists plus five special keynotes and industry experts who will delve into heavy topics involving: Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship and Economic Opportunity.

2. Networking

Network with key people from oil & gas, education, corporate, banking and a number of professional organizations.

3. Social Events

Events create opportunities to make friends and professional relationships for life.

4. Mentorship Opportunities

Throughout the conference, meet people who have been where you’re trying to go.

5. Unparalleled Information from the heart

Be motivated by the story and the struggle of individuals you will never forget.

6. Positioning

A weekend of empowerment which will equip you to win in your educational pursuits, career or start up.

7. Brand Building component

Specifically designed to create the candidate any company would hire.

8. Women & Minority Focused

Specifically designed to create the candidate any company would hire.

9. Interactive Atmosphere

At Urban tech Weekend, no conference attendee is left behind.

From: September 25, 2014 18:00
To: September 27, 2014 21:00

Wyndham Houston West Energy Corridor, 14703 Park Row Dr, 77079, Houston, United States


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