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THRIVE Agenda

Thursday - October 13th

Registration

12:00pm
Recruiter Row & Resource Center
6:00pm
Pre-Conference Mixer
7:00pm
THRIVEcoming: Opening Event
8:00pm

Friday - October 14th

Morning Workout & Meditation
7:00am

Registration, Sponsor Power Hour & Resource Center Open

8:00am
Recruiter Row Open
9:00am
Session 1

9:00am

Lunch
12:00pm
Session 2
2:00pm
Event Ends
5:00pm
VIP Event – Platinum and Diamond Attendees
7:00pm

Friday Topics

Mainstage Sessions:

  • Networking: It’s not what you know, it’s who you know
  • Pieces of a BLK Man
  • The Art of Reinvention: Transformational Leadership
  • All BLK Everything: Representation in Rare Spaces
  • As Real as it Gets: Leading with Authenticity
  • Are You Ok?: Mental and Physical Health Challenges Impacting the BLK community
  • Tech-ish: Working in the Tech Space in a Non-technical Role
  • We Dem Boyz: BLK Male Tech Executives
  • Boss Talk Part I: About HER Business – Experiences from the CEO Seat
  • Soundtrack for the Culture: When Music meets Tech

Tech Talk Sessions:

  • The $13 Billion Man
  • The Road Less Traveled Part I: The Man with Many Hats
  • Combat vs Civilian Life: The Realities of a BLK Man in America
  • BLK in Sales
  • BLK in CyberSecurity

Saturday - October 15th

Morning Workout & Meditation

7:00am

Registration, Sponsor Power Hour & Resource Center Open
8:00am
Recruiter Row Open
9:00am
Session 1

9:00am

Lunch

12:00pm
Session 2
2:00pm
Event Ends
5:00pm

THRIVEfest: The BLKout

8:00pm

Saturday Topics

Mainstage Sessions:

  • I Got The Keys: Tips to Securing Your Dream Job
  • Paper Chaser Part I: Securing the Bag
  • The Few, the Proud, the Brave: BLK in Engineering
  • For the Culture: BLK Tech Founders
  • Pushing Product: Curators of the End User Experience
  • Marketing for the Culture: Branding & Living the BLK Experience
  • The Mastermind: Building and Sustaining the Brand
  • Boss Talk Part II: CEO Perspective – Becoming the Most Diverse Company in Tech
  • HerS.P.A.C.E: Creating Community and Spaces for the Culture
  • Paper Chaser Part II: Money in the Bank – Growing and Sustaining Wealth

Tech Talk Sessions:

  • BLK+ like Us: The Intersectionality of Blackness and Queerness
  • Closing the Deal: Corporate Law
  • The Rebirth of BLK Wall Street
  • The Road Less Traveled Part II – From Dropout to Game Changer
  • Not by Chance BUT by Grace

Sunday - October 16th

Morning Workout & Meditation
7:00am
Sponsor Power Hour & Resource Center (closes at 10:30am)
9:30am
Brunch with a Boss – Platinum & Diamond Attendees
11:00am

Get Connected - Places to Be:

Recruiter Row:
We believe that the best way to find a new job is through a meaningful connection with the people who are hiring. Recruiter Row is a place where you can interact with recruiters to learn about their organization, opportunities they may have available, and to discover if you are a potential fit. This is your chance to talk about what you love, what you’re good at, and why someone should hire YOU.

Sponsor Power Hour:
These intentional hours are the dedicated time we’ve set aside to help attendees get the most out of their conference experience. Attendees and recruiters will have the opportunity to connect before and after general conference sessions to have more impactful interactions and to exchange information in a more meaningful way.

Resource Center:
We want to make sure you have everything you need to succeed. The Resource Center is a dedicated space where attendees can receive professional headshots, LinkedIn & resume optimization by appointment, and a space for recruiters and sponsors to conduct on-site interviews and 1:1s.