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 tech leaders, while specifically providing insight into the Black male experience.

This in-person experience is something you want to be a part of, whether it’s the Tech Talk sessions with executives, life changing recruitment opportunities with notable brands, or catching a vibe at our mixers and nightly parties, you want to be in the room!

We not only have the talent to thrive in this tech industry, but we have the grit to create a new normal for Black men in the tech space! So pull up to meet, mingle and make moves.

Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL of course! The Westin – Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort is our host hotel for THRIVE 2022 and all conference sessions and associated activities will be held here. This oceanfront hotel is surrounded by luxury residences, chic stores, and restaurants providing cuisines ranging from local seafood to spoonfuls of international flavors.

After a few days of networking, grinding, and learning, enjoy a byte to eat, sip on a drink of choice, and dial-up your connections in the Black Tech Community. There is no better place to conclude each conference day. So take off your sneakers, loosen your ties, and relax while taking advantage of the numerous activities on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Conference Sessions

Gain actionable insight and access to leading speakers in Tech, Music, and Culture space.

Resource Center

Stop by our one-stop-shop Resource Center for resume assistance, LinkedIn Optimization, Interview prep, or even a new professional headshot. Leave our conference feeling “BRAND” new.

THRIVEFest

Enjoy a 3-day music festival hosted by hip-hop superstars and DJs which includes a broad roster of R&B and rap artists, making it an unforgettable music experience.

Recruiter Row

Take advantage of life-changing recruitment opportunities with top tech brands; let our recruiters help you land your next big tech job.

Conference at a Glance

Day 1

13 OCT 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration/Check-in

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pre-Conference Mixer

8pm - 11pm

Opening Ceremony: ThriveComing

Day 2

14 OCT 2022
07:00 AM

BootCamp Class

07:00 AM

Morning Meditation

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Conference sessions/Recruiter Row/Resource Center (Including breaks for lunch and snacks)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Networking Mixers

8:30 PM - 11:00 PM

ThriveFest: R&B night - Vibes

Day 3

15 OCT 2022
07:00 AM

BootCamp Class

7:00 AM

Morning Meditation

9am - 5pm

Conference sessions/Recruiter Row/Resource Center (Including breaks for lunch and snacks)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Networking Mixers

8:30pm - 11pm

ThriveFest: The BLK OUT

Day 4

16 OCT 2022
7:00 AM

BootCamp Class

7:00 AM

Morning Meditation

11am - 2pm

Brunch with a Boss - (Only for attendee with “All Access” passes)

Speaker: James Ross

We’ve got you! Convince your company to sponsor you with our downloadable fill-in-the-blank template. Be prepared for any questions your leader may have by checking out our detailed FAQ page where you will get the rundown of what to expect day by day, our COVID health guidelines, and much more.

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Are you ready to thrive?
October 13-16 2022
Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL

October 13-16 2022
Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL

Are you ready to thrive?