Where can I find the most updated expo hall maps? (subject to change)

Please note, expo hall maps are subject to change. See here for first version.

What are the recruiting hours and when are they held?

Recruiting hours are the time we invite attendees who are seriously looking for new roles to come to the expo halls when there is a little less traffic to encourage recruiters to have longer 1:1 conversations

Recruiting hours will take place Wednesday, November 10th from 8:00am-12:00pm PST

Is AfroTech Conference virtual or in-person this year?

AfroTech Conference 2021 will take place virtually Monday, November 8 – Saturday, November 13, 2021. In addition, we’ll host in-person events in LA (AT Executive) and Austin (AT Music). These events will be held in a safe and COVID-complaint manner to protect our staff and attendees.

With a Naming Rights purchase, you have the option to host an in-person offsite event at your own discretion. We encourage our sponsors to hold these in a safe and COVID-complaint manner to protect our staff and attendees.

Please visit our website, and follow us on social media to stay informed of these events.

What dates/times can we expect for the Expo Hall to be open for networking and interviews at the AfroTech Conference?

The expo hall hours are as follows:

  • Wednesday, November 10th from 12:00-4:00pm PST
    • Special Recruiting Hours* – Wed. 8:00am-12:00pm PST
  • Thursday, November 11th from 8:00am-4:00pm PST
  • Friday, November 12th from 8:00am-2:00pm PST

Please note all times are in the Pacific time zone.

*Recruiting hours are the time we invite attendees who are seriously looking for new roles to come to the expo halls when there is a little less traffic to encourage recruiters to have longer 1:1 conversations

During these times, you are responsible for staffing your expo hall booth, skybox, interview pod, networking session/area, or lounge. You are also responsible for scheduling any interviews you wish to have with candidates at the conference.

The expo hall and all of its areas will be closed Monday, November 8 through Tuesday, November 9.

Will AfroTech Conference be recorded?

AfroTech Conference and all associated programming and events will be live-streamed, and photos and videos will be taken. Blavity reserves the right to use any photograph/video without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. Blavity may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by Blavity including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc. By submitting your AfroTech Conference registration, you agree to allow Blavity, Inc. to use and share your contact information with the AfroTech Conference partners. As such, you may receive communications directly from the partner.

What is the official AfroTech Conference hashtag?

#AfroTech2021

What are the AfroTech social handles?

Will there be any events before or after AfroTech Conference?

All official AfroTech events will be added to our website as they are confirmed. Some events will be ticketed and/or require an RSVP. 

When will the full schedule and speakers be released?

The schedule will be updated online as speakers are confirmed. Be sure to follow AfroTech’s social media to be the first to see our speaker announcements.

When and where is AfroTech 2021?

AfroTech Conference 2021 will take place Monday, November 8 – Saturday, November 13, 2021. AfroTech Conference will be hosted virtually via a downloadable immersive digital campus full of programming stages, expo booths, special activations, and more! In addition, we’ll host in-person events in LA (AT Executive). The events will be held in a safe and COVID-complaint manner to protect our staff and attendees. Our partners will also be hosting digital and in-person events in select cities leading up to the conference.

  • Monday, November 8 – Sponsor Onboarding
  • Tuesday, November 9 – Attendee Orientation
  • Wednesday, November 10 – Conference Kick Off & Engineering & Design + Expo Hall Open
  • Thursday, November 11 – Founders & Startups Programming + Partner Events + Expo Hall Open
  • Friday, November 12 – Corporate Leadership + Partner Events + Expo Hall Open
  • Saturday, November 13 – Entertainment + Partner Events