NOLAvate Black, the largest Black Tech conference in the region, will be in Baton Rouge in two weeks for its Black Tech HBCU Tour presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co. The last stop of the tour will be held:

Friday, April 12, 2024
10am - 4pm
Baton Rouge Community College
Magnolia Theater
201 Community College Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Learn more at for the full lineup. The event is free and open to the public! All ages welcome.

The Black Tech HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Tour will highlight career pathways in technology, gaming, film, and entertainment to include talks and panel discussions from industry leaders, a Talent Expo featuring employers hiring in tech, a Game Summit with panel from industry leaders including local game studios, and an Explore Tech Lab with workshops for those interested in technology. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana will be hosting office hours where job seekers can get feedback on their resumes onsite! Nexus Louisiana also joins the Baton Rouge line up with resources and programming to help founders and startups. Companies joining the stop will be JPMorgan Chase & Co., T-Mobile, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Louisiana, Microsoft, Nexus Louisiana and Louisiana Entertainment.

About NOLAvate Black

NOLAvate Black launched Black Tech NOLA in 2018 to address racial barriers preventing underrepresented talent from gaining access to high-demand and high-wage jobs in the growing technology sector. The annual convening has reached thousands of technologists and diversity and inclusion advocates around the world making it the largest Black Tech conference in the region. NOLAvate Black is now activating on HBCU campuses to engage exploring, early career and entry level job seekers looking to get hired in the technology industry.  

In 2023, Microsoft announced that they will be expanding its TechSpark Program in Louisiana naming NOLAvate Black Founder & CEO Sabrina Short a Fellow. TechSpark programming aims to tackle digital inclusion in four focus areas: digital access, digital skills, computer science education, and digital transformation with local based organizations. Since its inception in 2017, TechSpark has helped its eight communities secure more than $125 million in community funding, skilling 55,000 people, and creating 3,300 jobs. Read more about Microsoft TechSpark here.

NOLAvate Black is committed to shifting power toward racial equity and inclusion by building a sustainable and accessible technology ecosystem in Louisiana. Led by Founder and CEO Sabrina N. Short, NOLAvate Black is building the next generation of tech talent. Learn more at #blacktechhbcu #blacktechnola #techartculture Social @nolavateblack @exploretechnola.

For more information about NOLAvate Black contact Sabrina Short at