Presented by HP, supported by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, and Microsoft

HP is proud to team up with sponsors Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, and Microsoft to present the inaugural HBCU Technology Conference 2021. Throughout the month of September, HBCU students, faculty, administration, and staff have the opportunity to attend the virtual conference “Tradition, Excellence, Transformation: Empowering HBCUs To Meet 21st Century Student Needs,” designed to inspire digital transformation and accelerate digital equity through impactful learning and intentional networking! 

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Lesley Slaton Brown, chief diversity officer at HP Inc., shared the value of this inaugural conference by saying, “The diverse talent that HBCUs foster are integral to driving innovation not just in the tech industry but across all sectors. Diversity is a business imperative; when we attract and nurture people from diverse backgrounds and increase their representation in the workplace, we can strengthen the company’s long-term growth.” Additionally, she shared, “We look forward to building on our existing partnerships with HBCUs to raise the bar and put together this one-of-a-kind initiative that can help build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive society where HBCU students have equal access to opportunity and their institutions are armed with the knowledge needed to unlock transformational growth.”

The opportunities for students are endless. During registration, students will be able to upload their resume to HP. When each student registers and attends the symposium, they’re entered in a raffle for the chance to win one of three HP OMEN laptops. Learn about HP and Microsoft  internship opportunities and hear valuable discussions about topics such as digital transformation and automation. Learn more about “Tech In The Music Industry,” from Warner Music Group/Atlantic Records executives who will be participating in two of the conference sessions as well.

Faculty, staff, and administration will be able to unpack their career and learn from industry leaders and  HBCU colleagues who can share best practices. The “President’s Roundtable,” features HBCU presidents from Delaware State University, Savannah State University, Clark Atlanta University,  J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College, and Tougaloo College who will discuss how to prepare Black college students for work in the future. Savannah State University President Kimberly Ballard-Washington emphasized the value of the conference, saying, “The HBCU Technology Conference will open and expand opportunities for teaching, learning, collaborating, mentoring and internships not only for our students, faculty and staff, but for all HBCUs. This event is a wonderful collaboration between HP and HBCUs, helping to prepare the students to have a career in various technology sectors and providing the digital transformation needed now and in the future.” 

Learn more about the inaugural HBCU Technology Conference 2021, presented by HP, and be sure to register today.