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"Disruption & Diversity in Technology"

AcceletratePHL commissions strategic and unique partnerships alongside community, educational, professional institutions and organizations to discover essential components to stimulate connection to resources and yield a platform for entrepreneurs to exceptionally succeed and contribute employment.

This event will allow you converse with electrifying speakers who are thought leaders, along with innovators and disrupters in technology, generating conversations and providing tools that will be life changing. Additionally, the "Disruption & Diversity in Technology" conference will cover entrepreneurship, education, job opportunity, gender equality, and art/entertainment in technology..

We need to Accelerate every industry locally and nationally for us to compete globally.

AcceleratePHL started in Philadelphia by exposing the urgency of establishing stronger tools, attracting talent, building a more-defined pathway for entrepreneurs and new ventures that is critical for Acceleration in every industry.


12:00pm -1:30pm HR and Recruiting: "Recruiting In The Age Of Googleization"

HR and Recruiting Resources: Rapid fire Q and A and information dump on business inroads with leading experts,Ira Wolfe, Sulaiman Rahman, Mylena Sutton and moderated by Resagna Pulapaka. This is an opportunity to discuss information about recruiting, staffing and information on working with your company's personnel.

-Break for Interactive Networking-

1:45pm - 2:45pm Shared Economy Today we see growing examples of innovation in shared economy such as, Lyft, Uber, Airbnb and Wework. Now people can become entrepreneurs in unique ways with different outlets to connect with people throughout the world. Learn how to utilize some of these tools in technology to grow and establish your company. Moderated by financial expert, Andrea Jack.

-Break for Interactive Networking-

3:00pm - 4:00pm Womens Panel

Examine the strides that women are taking in business and technology from entrepreneur, Dr. Brandi and digital sales expert, Nap Chan. This is a great opportunity to discuss other steps women can be taking to have a bigger presence and make a bigger impact in these fields. Moderated by Frann McNeal

-Break for Interactive Networking-

5:00pm - 6:00pm Fireside Chat "Disrupting the Status Quo" (Sponsored By The National Black MBA Association® and BDPA Philly)

How do you change the way you think about business? How do you catch up to a constantly changing market? How can you utilize new technologies to grow your company? In today’s world these are the questions that people should be asking in business and technology and this will be the bases of dialogue with Earl Pace Co-founder of BDPA & Owner of Pace Data Systems and Rodney Williams, the CEO and Co-Founder of LISNR, one of the most disruptive companies in the the world of mobile connectivity.

-Break for Interactive Networking-

5:30pm - 6:30pm Art & Entertainment Interactive Panel

Art and technology constantly work together in today’s world. Look deeper into art and entertainment as it pertains to technology. What technologies are utilized to create art and entertainment? This panel gives you a chance to investigate entertainment instead of just enjoying it.

6:00 - 8:30pm Interactive Social Networking (Sponsored By The ITEM)

The evening will be an artsy, eclectic and interactive experience to facilitate social networking.


Early Bird Admission $85 General full day Admission $105 HR & Recruiting $0 Diversity & Inclusion (Women’s Panel) $45 Shared Economy $35 Education $35 Fire side Chat $35 Art/ and Entertainment $35 Interactive Social Networking $0

Each panel includes food, interactive networking and free access to an evening social networking hour. You have the option to purchase the full day ticket to all panels for one flat price or pick the individual sessions that you would like to attend. The Early bird special is $85. Regular admission is $105.

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