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What is THRIVE?
THRIVE is a 4-day tech conference to connect, learn and grow in your pursuit to start or advance your tech career. This dope event is for ALL, while specifically providing insight into the Black male experience.
When does THRIVE take place, and where is it located?
THRIVE dates are October 13th-16th, 2022 at the Westin – Fort Lauderdale beach Resort.
What can I expect at THRIVE?
This in-person experience offers Tech Talk sessions with executives, life changing recruitment opportunities with notable brands, and overall good vibes at our mixers and nightly parties. Trust me, you want to be in the room!
Is this conference only for Black Men?
NOPE! We are calling all women and allies to join in on this experience because it is also for YOU!
Why should someone who does not identify as a Black man come to Thrive?
It’s simple, you have to be a part of the change you want to see in the world. Allies that immerse themselves in this experience can expect to enhance their learning curve and push their comfort zones in order to grow and better understand the Black male experience in the tech space. Don’t stand on the sidelines, GET IN THE GAME!
Can I bring a guest to THRIVEFest?
You sure can! Non-conference attendees can purchase a ticket that will give them access to all the THRIVEFest events. Tickets will be available August 1st.
What is the suggested attire?
No suits and ties required! We want everyone to come relaxed and ready to engage. Jeans, T-shirts and dope kicks are welcome! Be Comfortable! Be YOU!
What are the COVID-19 Protocols for this conference?
We will always adhere to the CDC recommendations for gathering. The safety and comfort of our attendees is our number one priority.
What’s included with my conference pass?
All attendees will get access to conference sessions, THRIVEFest events, our resource center and Recruiter Row. We will also provide light breakfast items and lunch within the standard ticket price. The upgraded platinum pass will include an exclusive brunch on Sunday, October 16th.
Do you offer discounted ticket rates?
Student discounts are available to current college students when you register using your school email (.edu email address) and upon verification of enrollment.
Is there an age requirement for attending?
THRIVE attendees must be at least 18 years old. Platinum badge holders must be at least 21 years of age.
Are tickets refundable?

No. All ticket sales are non-refundable, but can be transferred to another person. The last day to transfer your ticket will be October 10, 2022. Please contact info@blkmenintech.com to start the process.

Which airport should I fly into?
The closest airport to the conference location – Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort – is the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). It is approximately a 7 mile distance. Miami International Airport (MIA) is also an option, which is approximately 34 miles from the venue.
How can I reserve a hotel room and what are the rates?

Attendees can reserve their hotel room through our discounted room block via our conference website. The room rate is $179 per night. 

What is included in my hotel stay?
Attendees will enjoy complimentary wifi and the resort amenities for free!
How can I request accessibility accommodations and/or services at THRIVE?
Our conference team will accept all reasonable accommodations requests through info@blkmenintech.com. Requests need to be submitted by October 3, 2022.

My question is not listed here, who do I contact for answers? Please send an email to info@blkmenintech.com and allow 48 hours for a response.