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BITCON 2024 FAQ

Have questions about BITCON 2024. This is a good place to start.

What is the BITCON?

BITCON is the annual conference for the the Blacks In Technology community. It is a tech conference (not to be confused with a diversity conference) attended by hundreds of technology associated individuals.

Who should attend?

If you work in information technology (IT) or for a tech company, this conference is for you. If you don’t fall into those categories, don’t worry, you’re not alone. There will be plenty of student, entrepreneurs, policy makers, gamers, afro-futurists and techies of all stripes to network and connect with.

Do you suggest I seek sponsorship from my company?

Yes! The best way to attend BITCON is on someone else’s dime. We’ve even created a letter template that you can use to present to your manager or human resources leader to help with your justification. You can download it here.

What does the registration fee include?

The standard ticket fee includes general admission to all sessions, keynotes, and workshops. It also includes plated lunch 9/5 and 9/6, as well as access to the 9/4 welcome reception and after party, 9/6 awards reception and closing concert. Other activations may be included as events are added to the schedule. VIP tickets also include 1 seat at the 9/7 fundraising gala, as well as access to VIP preferred main stage seating at exclusive activations during the conference.

What is the refund policy for BITCON?

Tickets can be refunded until 9/3/24 minus the associated ticket purchase processing fee by Ticket Socket.

Are group discounts available for BITCON?

Yes! Bring the whole team. If you are a group of 5 or more and you are interested in group rate discounts, please contact dennis@blacksintechnology.org for additional details.

When is the registration deadline for the BITCON?

You can register until 9/3 online. Not onsite ticket purchase will be available.

What and where is the host hotel?

The host hotel is the Marriott Marquis Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

What can I expect from the program?

You can expect BITCON 2024 to be 75% and 25% block party. Our goal is to educate, inspire and spotlight Black excellence in tech. The conference is designed to provide tangible, practical, actionable resources that can be applied to advance your career or your venture. We also value and place a priority on networking in both formal and informal settings. In short, there will be something for everyone.

Who should I contact regarding speaker opportunities at BITCON?

There are two ways you can speak at BITCON. 1) Corporate sponsors at the Gold level and above have the opportunity to speak at the conference and 2) speakers selected via our call for papers selections process will speak at BITCON. If you are interested in sponsorship, you can find sponsorship details here. If you are interested in submitting a topic for consideration, you can submit your paper here.

When do you suggest I arrive in Atlanta and when is BITCON’s last event?

The ideal time to arrive in Atlanta is 2:00PM EST Sept. 4th. This gives you plenty of time to check into your hotel and be refreshed for the welcome reception and after party. The last event is the closing concert the evening of Sept. 6th. We highly encourage you to stay for this! Fly back Saturday Sept 7th.

Are there events before and after BITCON?

If you are planning to come to Atlanta early or stay late, You can participate in the Labor Day community cookout 9/2, corporate technical tours 9/3, and the black-tie fundraising gala 9/7.

Who should I speak to about sponsorship opportunities?

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, you can download the sponsorship prospectus here.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

If you have additional questions, you can email bitcon@blacksintechnology.org or ask BIT BOT, our interactive chatbot.