MVMT50 at SXSW Interactive - Black Thought Leadership
03/13/2015 to 03/15/2015
Austin Convention Center
500 E Cesar Chavez St,
Austin, TX 78701
MVMT50 is a coalition of BLACK TECH THOUGHT LEADERS who gather annually during SXSW Interactive to highlight the impact African Americans have in shaping global innovation.
We are creators, innovators and disrupters who firmly believe that the continuing civil rights movement for parity and justice over the next 50 years should be influenced by the hallmarks of innovation and creativity that drive technological advancements.
We exist wherever creative disruption is taking place.
In its fifth year, MVMT50's partnership with SXSW continues to expand as a high profile, knowledge-driven networking weekend targeting local, regional, national and global creators, influencers and innovators.
THE VISION AND THE OPPORTUNITY
Establish MVMT50 as a nationally recognized hub for African Americans interested in innovation, collaboration and networking during SXSW Interactive.
Partner with SXSW to highlight African American innovation on its biggest stage ever.
Join MVMT50 as we host over 1,000 African American technology seekers in panels and presentations in an immersive weekend environment of thought leaders, technology trend setters, entrepreneurs and advocates.
DIVERSITY EXPO: CAREERS • CONNECTIONS • CONVERSATIONS
One of the most pressing issues facing the technology industry is the diversity gap. From Google to Facebook to Amazon to Intuit to Apple, tech companies recently released their statistics on the racial and gender makeup of their workforces and the percentages are in the single digits.
All of the companies, to their credit, are vowing to do what is necessary to make their workforces more reflective of the customers they serve.In answering that challenge, MVMT50 - in conjunction with Mando Rayo Collective - is looking to implement the first ever DIVERSITY EXPO during SXSW Interactive.
SXSW Interactive attracts the world’s most innovative and talented minority tech and creative professionals. The DIVERSITY EXPO will - for the first time - allow these highly skilled job seekers, bloggers, marketers and entrepreneurs the opportunity to explore new employment opportunities and make connections and engage in strategic conversations.
If your HR department has ever uttered the words "we can't find qualified African American or Hispanic employees..." , then your company needs to make plans to join us in Austin, Texas on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at SXSW Interactive. Please be sure to see the OFFERS tab for the various Expo Booth Options.http://www.sponseasy.com/p/mvmt50-sxsw-interactive-1/