BDPACON24 Speakers

Featured Industry Partners, Exhibitors, and
Local High School Coding Competition Sponsors

Accenture Federal Services
Bank of America
BETF | BDPA Education and Technology Foundation
Cardinal Health
BEYA | CCG, Inc.
EJMAX Solution, LLC
Fearless Tech
HPE | Exascale Day
Johnson & Johnson
Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly Facebook)
Molson Coors
Premier Enterprise Solutions, LLC
State Farm
TEB & Associates
TEK Systems
Trident Systems
Vanguard Consulting Group


Featured Mission Partners

Department of Defense

Featured Schools, I.T. Showcase Scholars, and Interns

Alabama A&M University
Bowie State University
Georgia Tech
Harris-Stowe State University
BDPA @ The University of Memphis

Featured Ai, Cybersecurity, Robotics, and
Digital Workforce Upskilling  Partnerships

aSTEAM Village
Black Alumni Collective
HOPE Project Academy
Patriots Technology Training Center (PTTC)
Minnesota STEM Partnership
STEAMsport, Inc.

Featured Media Partners

DiversityComm Magazines
NNPA | Black Press
The Washington Informer









Pre-registration for BDPACON is open. We look forward to everyone returning to the WESTIN Peachtree Plaza Atlanta, for the 46th Annual BDPA Technology Conference, Career Expo, National High School Computer Competition (HSCC), and I.T. Showcase — BDPACON ’24This year’s theme is:  Big Data & Predictive Analytics: Forged by the Power of Ai

BDPACON ’24 convenes July 31st through August 3rd, 2024 in Atlanta, GA preceded by virtual Earth Day Tech Summits and BDPA’s Collegiate Technology Showcase in Huntsville, AL with Regional BDPACONs in Memphis, TN and Baltimore, MD leading up to BDPACON ’24.  Register now.

Agenda and Events
Dates and times are subject to change  •  Reserve sponsored workshops, exhibit booths, and tables before  June 15th

July 31st

Tech and Media Day

DiversityComm Magazines
Registration & Check-In
BDPA-TV and PTTV Interviews
GRANT$ | Billion-Dollar Programs Avaiable (B.D.P.A.)

The BDPA Legacy  Trailer

August 1st

Industry Day

R&D, Small Business, and HBCU engagements
HSCC | High School Computer Competition
APBI Panel

Hospitality Events

Molson Coors

August 2nd

Career Day

Johnson & Johnson
Cardinal Health
Tech & Career Expo
I.T. Showcase | College & High School
Alumni Chapter Building

Hospitality Events

Cardinal Health

August 3rd

Game Day

State Farm
STEAMsport, Inc.
Tech & Career Expo
eSports, Gaming, and Robotics

Workforce and Community Development Workshops

BETF | BDPA Education and Technology Foundation

Receptions & Awards Gala

BDPACON Tech Awards

Next year in 2025, the Association reaches its 50-year milestone! Golden Anniversary planning for FY25, BDPACON ’25, and TECH2030 is underway and continues throughout BDPACON ’24. Chapter building workshops for Golden Anniversary engagements include, but are not limited to corporate and “title” sponsorships with BDPA50 HSCC ($50,000+) Scholarship packages, industry co-branding opportunities, funding for The BDPA Legacy docuseries, and new engagements with Industry and newly launched collegiate BDPA Chapters.  Join now!

Industry       Topics

BDPACON ’24 aims to provide a comprehensive overview of  themed topics, offering BDPA Members and registered attendees valuable insights into the latest trends and future directions of Artificial Intelligence (Ai), Big DataPredictive Analytics (B.D.P.A), and Cybersecurity in Aerospace, Defense, eSports, Gaming, HealthTech, and Robotics. 

Attendees engage in meaningful discussions while cultivating relationships across related tech industries. Workshops and panels address pivotal areas of modern technology  transcending today’s digital economy. Annual BDPACONs offer outstanding business discovery, R&D, and talent acquisition opportunities. 

Pre-registration for BDPACON ’24 is open now. Early pre-registration savings and Call for Abstracts ended April 30, 2024.  Discounts for sponsors and members are available along with waitlists for additional panelists and moderators interested sponsoring or presenting.   Contact our team via email at:

Deloitte @ BDPACON

Call for Presenters
Final abstracts, bios, and headshots were received by Friday, May 31st, 2024.  Join engagement waitlists for both BDPACON24 and BDPACON25.

Call For Speakers & Abstracts


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From “A” to “Z”, suggested topics for BDPACON

  • Artificial Intelligence (Ai)
  • Big DataPredictive Analytics (B.D.P.A)
  • “Black Twitter” for the Culture: What’s Next?
  • CHIPS and Science Act (CHIPS)
  • Cloud & Edge Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Datafication of Modern Industries
  • DEI and Algorithmic Bias: What’s Next?
  • eSports, Gaming, and Gamification
  • FinTech, Blockchains, and Cryptocurrency
  • Grants & Government Contracting (GovCon) 
  • HBCUs & Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
  • Health Informatics, HealthIT, HealthTECH
  • Intellectual Property (IP) and Privacy
  • Machine Learning & AiML
  • Quantum Computing & Post-Quantum Cryptography
  • Research and Development (R&D)
  • Robotics (Drones, UAVs, and UUVs)
  • Small Businesses & Start-Ups
  • SOCs for Jocks™ ” (NCAA D1 Alumni in Cybersecurity) 
  • Space Technology
  • Student Programs & Scholarships
  • Tech & Media (Public & Community Relations)
  • Tech & Policy (Government Relations)
  • Technical Writing (Journalists & English Majors)
  • Vehicle Technology & Tactical Autonomy
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality (AR & VR)
  • Workforce Development & Chapter Building Workshops
  • Zero Trust Architectures (ZTA) and Strategies

Topics may include new innovations or recent headlines

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BDPA Tech Careers
The Conference

Early registration savings ended April 30, 2024.

Annual and regional conferences are open to the public and professionals across all industry sectors pursuing digital transformation and information technology (IT) opportunities.  BDPA also invites students interested in discovering new Digital Technology careers with those in professions supporting industries relying on accelerated computing and advanced technologies.  Join our annual convening this year during BDPACON, which features highly immersive and transformative events.

Select here to secure exhibit booths  before  June 15, 2024 

Select here to attend, engage, and pre-register student teams 

Book Rooms at the WESTIN, today.

BDPA Members or BDPA Student Members may contact us at  to receive updates regarding special invitations and discount codes.  Stay connected with community success stories available now at and view our latest industry news posted on LinkedIn.

Registration Policy
Please note that registration for this conference is not refundable.  Registration for the conference includes the granting of permission for attendees to be included in photography and videography conducted at the conference.  If you have any questions, please contact us at

BDPA is the premier organization focused on nurturing and developing diverse working professionals and future IT leaders in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and all digital technology fields. For nearly 50 years, BDPA has enabled the upward mobility of African Americans and other minorities in the Information Technology (IT) and STEM fields.

Health Requirements & Exemptions
As we welcome conference attendees, we are prioritizing the health and safety of our community.  Keeping each other safe during events will require collaboration and we are grateful for your support.

Events will adhere to all local and state regulations on the conference site, which are subject to change on short notice depending on public health conditions.  Health and safety information will be updated here regularly and via email to conference attendees in advance of the event.

By registering for this conference, you are acknowledging notices of health measures required for events. Guests who do not comply with these policies will not be admitted and will not be refunded.

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