Tuesday, July 7, 2009

2009 National BDPA Technology Conference (Raleigh)

Do you have interest in the information technology (IT) industry? Do you have interest in the African American community? Do you want to see African Americans advance their careers in the IT industry?

If you answered 'YES' do any of those questions then you need to make plans to attend our National Conference next month in Raleigh NC! [NOTE: For any conference inquiries, please contact our Conference Coordinator, Pamela Sexton on 800.727-2372]

National BDPA President Denise Holland, National President-Elect Yvette Graham and their conference team have truly stepped up the quality of technical education, leadership training, networking opportunities, youth development and brand awareness in the planning and execution of the 2009 conference.

Don't take my word ... check out the 50+ page Journal Pre-Conference Highlights to get a taste of what's in store for you. What are you waiting for?

THEME: 'Challenges for Today; Strategies for Tomorrow'

I am looking forward to the 31st annual National BDPA Technology Conference in Raleigh NC on August 5-8, 2009. It should be a record-setting event for attendance by young people, entrepreneurs, IT professionals and corporations.

The workshops for IT professionals are outstanding. You will find workshop tracks dealing with professional development, project management, technology and leadership/management. Click here for the complete schedule.

BDPA will be one of the first organizations at the new Raleigh Convention Center. The 500,000-square-foot facility will welcome BDPA with a sparkling new backdrop for trade shows, conventions and conferences. Watch the live camera feed or take a virtual tour of the new convention center.

Corporations are encouraged to contact BDPA Corporate Sales immediately to reserve their speaking opportunities and career fair booth placements.

  • Hotel Reservations - The special BDPA rate is available at the Raleigh Marriott City Center (500 Fayetteville Street; Raleigh, NC 27601; (919) 833-1120) *or* the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel 421 S. Salisbury Street; Raleigh, NC 27601; (919) 834-9900).
  • Conference Registration Rate: $550
You can contact BDPA Headquarters for more information on the 2009 conference by phone (800.727-2372) or email (conference@bdpa.org).

Are you planning to attend the 2009 National BDPA Technology Conference in Raleigh NC in August? Please share your thoughts on the 2009 conference in the COMMENTS section below!


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Anonymous said...


Is this event for blacks only? Can other minorities participate? How has it been in the pass? Do other minorites attend?

Unknown said...

Anon - The event (and the organization) is open to anywhere regardless of race, color or national origin.