Event Schedule

Friday – June 24th, 2022

Saturday – June 25th, 2022

Sunday – June 26th, 2022

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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
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Lifestyle

Rep Your Tech!

Come relax, relate and rep your tech position at our end of conference HBCU themed day party celebration. Whether you are a Software Engineer, Tech Recruiter or Tech Enthusiast, we want to party with you!  *Must be 21 years or older to attend. Brunch food items will be provided.

Featuring DJ Tight and DJ Luna

11AM – 4PM ET, Red Rooster Overtown

TECH Town Hall

Redirecting the Pipeline: School-to-Programming

It is reported that by the third grade, a child’s trajectory is either leading them to college or the prison industrial complex. Many educators, researchers and organizations have sought solutions to break the vicious pipeline that exists in Black and Latino communities – some succeeding and unfortunately some failing. But why – is there a lack of resources, a shortage of willing participants or is this just the inevitable? The answer is none of the above, we just need to provide new options.

  1. Examine the impact of a widening opportunity and achievement gap on the future earning potential of Black and Latiné students. 
  2. Learn how coding and other tech pathway programs provide a new option for redirecting students and vulnerable youth
  3. Discover how to utilize new methods in school, home and support program environments to break cycles of social ills

Speakers: Van Jones, Dr. Jacquie, Kair Fraizer, Captain Barrington Irving

7PM – 9PM ET, Miami Beach Convention Center

Photo Shoot By Photographer Katy Beth Barber | www.KBarberPhotography.com | kb@kbarberphotography.com

Evette Ellis

Chief Workforce Officer and Co-Founder of ChargerHelp!

Evette Ellis is the Chief Workforce Officer and Co-Founder of ChargerHelp! ChargerHelp!’s app-based dispatch and deployment system solves the industry-wide problem of down electric vehicle charging stations by providing on-demand repairs and maintenance support from trained local workforces. With over fifteen years of stellar experience as an impactful and thought provoking workforce developer. Evette has championed businesses and empowering decision makers to develop opportunities that create equitable and prolonged change through the lens of workforce development. Prior to co-founding ChargerHelp! Evette devoted her skills and talents to working tirelessly for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps. She has perfected an effective methodology and mastered all aspects of workforce development through work based learning job development placement outreach and retention with a particular focus in minority workforce communities.Evette’s visionary perspective candor and passion have earned her a number of accolades as well as invitations to speak as a thought leader to cleantech sustainability and electric vehicle industry decision makers about better ways to do business how to close equity and training gaps finally how to increase access to good jobs. Evette envisions workforce development as part of the same fabric that makes a company lucrative and successful.