Saturday, September 10, 2011

Congressional Black Caucus: 'African Americans Joining the Leading Edge of the High Tech Boom'

Soulclap to the folks at Black Web 2.0 for letting us know that the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation will dedicate some time in their annual conference to talk about a topic that is increasingly popular by the day, technology. Technology entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, along with members of the African American tech community will take part in the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

During the Annual Legislative Conference, held on September 23rd from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) will host an issue forum, entitled 'African Americans Joining the Leading Edge of the High Tech Boom'.

The panelists who will speaking on the growth in technology are:
  • Scott Case (CEO, Startup America Partnership and Co-founder,
  • Ben Horowitz (General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz)
  • Rep. Jared Polis (Co-founder, and Techstars Incubator)
  • Charles Hudson (Partner, SoftTech VC)
  • Tristan Walker (Business Development, Foursquare)
  • Pauline Malcolm-John (Executive Vice President, WeeWorld)
  • Regina Wallace-Jones (Senior Director, Yahoo)
  • Amos Winbush III (CEO, CyberSynchs)
The forum is open to the public and there will be opportunities for attendees to ask the panelists questions after.

This will be a great opportunity for the BDPA members to dialogue with political and technology leaders about issues that impact on the Black community.

For more information on the conference go to

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