Our FREE two day event will start on Tuesday, June 25th with a job fair from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Indigo Agriculture, Memphis Light, Gas, and Water, Zycron, Medtronic, and Memphis Business Academy will be present hiring for multiple positions in multiple fields. Candidates are encouraged to come prepared in business attire with resumes on hand.
The following day on Wednesday, June 26th our conference will kick off with Gloria Boyland and Darrell Freeman as our keynote speakers. Throughout the day we will attend a series of workshops, lunch, and networking.
The conference will conclude with a mixer immediately following the closing ceremony.
Conference Day Schedule
8:00 – Registration (Light refreshment)
9:00 – BLiT Opening Ceremony
10:00 – Conference Speaker – Gloria Roberts Boyland (Q&A) (Main Theater)
10:45 – 10:55 – Break
Breakout Sessions (11:00 – 12:00)
11:00 – 12:00 Business Owners – Modern Marketing (Room 1), Danielle Inez, Owner, ding! Marketing
11:00 – 12:00 Hobbyist/Tech Professionals – Certification Pathways (Main Theater), Antoinette Miller, Owner, I am I.T Training
Breakout Sessions (1:00 – 2:45)
1:00 – 1:50 Discussions: Getting Government Contracts/Collaborations (Main Theater), Brenda Allen, Chief Procurement Officer, City of Memphis & Jimmis Tucker, Co Founder of Sel+Tucker Architects
1:00 – 1:50 Hobbyists – Transitioning from Entry Level to Higher Paying Jobs (Room 1)- Terry Lewis, IT Executive Assistant and Dale Myers, Senior IT Manager
1:00 – 1:50 Tech Professionals – Cloud Computing (Room 2)- Dennis Web, Lead DevOps Engineer, Blue Sentry
1:50 – 2:00 Break
2:00 – 2:45 Discussion: Venture Capitalism (Main Theater), Erica Plybeah, Founder, MedHaul StartUp
2:00 – 2:45 Tech Professionals -Unifying Your Production and Development Environment (Room 2)- Bryce Shaw, IT Professional
2:45 – 2:55 Break
3:00 – Conference Speaker – Darrell Freeman (Q&A) (Main Theater)
3:45 – 4:00 BLiT Closeout (Next steps and future events) (Main Theater)
5:00 – Mixer- Hatiloo Theatre