Event Schedule

Friday – October 1st, 2021

Saturday – October 2nd, 2021

10:00 Am - 11:30 am

Plenary

BIPOC Leapfrog Economics: Confronting our Technological Crisis

Help is NOT on the way. At its root, the
crisis we face as we look to the future of
Technology is both cultural and spiritual.
The West is going through a profound
civilizational crisis of values and meaning,
masquerading as an economic downturn.
It is up to us to utilize the resources and
relationships necessary to advance the
futures of our families to ensure that we
are not left behind in the midst of this
technological renaissance. Now it is the
time to leapfrog into our economic futures.

Open to IN-PERSON PASS and DIGITAL FULL PASS ticket holders. 

Speakers

  • Van Jones, Co-Founder, Dream Corps TECH, CNN Contributor
  • Paul Judge, Co-Founder/ Executive Chairman, Pindrop

Sponsored by Square

Leapfrog Economics
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Breakout Session

Jobs of the new industrial revolution

The Future of Work report predicts that due to advances in technology such as automation, between 400 – 800 million individuals worldwide will be displaced –
nearly 10% of the world’s estimated population in 2030. However, all is not lost. With emerging technology comes
new opportunities. Let’s get ahead of the curve and discover what skills are needed to compete in the Fourth and Fifth
Industrial Revolutions.

Open to IN-PERSON PASS, DIGITAL FULL PASS, and DIGITAL LIMITED PASS ticket holders.

Speakers

  • Tanya Sam, Director of Partnerships, TechSquare Labs
  • Sharon Murphy, EVP/CIO for the Chief Operating Office Wells Fargo Technology, Wells Fargo & Company
  • Robinne (Burrell) Eller, Director of Product, STARZ, Founder of Code.chella & LA City Commissioner

Sponsored by Wells Fargo, NFL, and Armanino, LLC

1:30 Pm - 2:30 Pm

Breakout Session

Ubiquitous Gaming

The current gaming market is valued at $162 billion and projected to have a global valuation of $296 billion in the next years, which is no surprise since gaming has transitioned from leisure play only available on a console or computer to on demand access the tip of our fingers for learning, recreation and monetization. With gaming being infused in everyday life and its increased availability, the experience, storyline and social responsibility of the user and creator must be elevated.

Open to IN-PERSON PASS, DIGITAL FULL PASS, and DIGITAL LIMITED PASS ticket holders.

Speakers

  • Emmanuel Hudson, Comedian, Actor & Influencer
  • Darrell Booker, Corporate Affairs Specialist, Nonprofit Tech Acceleration for Black and African, Microsoft American Communities
  • Erin Ashley Simon, Personality, Host, Producer, Co-Owner of XSET
  • Jacoby DuBose, Founder/ CEO, dubDigital & TECH Cohort Alum

Sponsored By Microsoft & New Belgium

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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Breakout Session

Building a Black Clean Tech Economy

From recycling to renewable energy to electric vehicles, clean technology is at the forefront of almost every tech and sustainability conversation; however, those that suffer the most from pollutants and non-green resources are not at the table for those conversations and making key decisions – but they are creating solutions. It’s time that the economic system of cleantech be widened to include Black brilliance.

Open to IN-PERSON PASS and DIGITAL FULL PASS ticket holders.

Speakers

  • Dexter Turner, CEO, OpConnect 
  • Gilbert Campbell, CEO, Volt Energy 
  • Harry Johnson, II, Government Affairs Manager, Dream Corps Green For All
  • Mina McCollum, President & CEO, SynEnergy
  • Reginald Parker, CEO, Optimal Technology
  • Robert Kabera, President & CEO, Sync Energy AI 

Sponsored by The Lemon Perfect

4:30 Pm - 5:30 Pm

Breakout Session

TECH Talk

Nearly 50% of the students entering engineering degree programs in the U.S. leave prior to graduation. Similarly, 50% of graduates with STEM degrees are hired into STEM jobs.  These stats are even more compelling when you consider the cost of education and earning potential immediately following graduation.  The traditional pathway is not working for half of those interested in tech/STEM careers!  As the needs of the global workforce shift due to technological advances,  traditional educational pathways remain stagnant, driving the emergence of alternative pathways that prove valuable to graduates and hiring companies.

TECH TALK  gives a deep dive into Dream Corps TECH’s Corporate Cohort Training model: an alternative learning pathway that provides in-demand technical and foundational skills training to untapped talent from underserved communities!

Open to IN-PERSON PASS, DIGITAL FULL PASS, and DIGITAL LIMITED PASS ticket holders.

Speakers

  • Edilah Jordan, Deputy Program Director, Dream Corps TECH
  • Kasheef Wyzard, National Programming Initiatives Director, Dream Corps TECH
  • Mike Trudell, Vice President of Business Development, Applause
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10:00 pm - 2:00 am

Lifestyle

Future Nightclub

Experience a night of BFW with a “Power” twist. Wind down                  after a day of futuristic and thought provoking conversation                  with a night of laughter, libations and lilting.

Open to IN-PERSON PASS and FUTURE NIGHTCLUB ticket holders only.

Featured Guests

  • DJ Envy, DJ & Radio Personality, The Breakfast Club
  • Xavier BLK, DJ/ Co-Founder of WERC Crew

Sponsored by Red Bull, and Diageo

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"Our past heroes inspire us, but our future leaders will guide us. With the climate going catastrophic and the economy going algorithmic, we need to talk about where we are heading as a people."
Van Jones
Co-Founder, Dream Corps TECH