Kendrick Advisory & Advocacy Group 

The Diversity Activist

"Diversity Through Action"

Vendor Co-Coordinator Quinetha Frasier- Responsible for tech demos and other vendors

Bio     Website

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  1. ​Over 305 registered attendees, 150 attendees

  2. 27 GA legislators

  3. Over 25 volunteers

  4. 14 black tech vendors displaying products of services

  5. 13 sponsors, including TriNet and Microsoft

  6. 8 superstar awardees making a significant impact in the Atlanta black ecosystem

Interested in being on the Planning Committee for 2018 Conference?

A Proclamation From the Atlanta City Council

Communications Chair Terrence Hight, Jr.- Responsible for all marketing and PR for event


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Sponsorship ChairShemlah Naphish- Responsible for securing and coordinating sponsorships for event

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  • $10,000 (Presenting Reception Sponsor)​
  • $2,500 (Tech Investor)
  • $1,000 (Tech Innovator)
  • $500 (Tech Entrepreneur)

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Visionary & Chair 
Dar'shun Kendrick 

Top consultant. Lawyer. Legislator. Non-profit Founder. Advocate.

View post event blog POST: Blacks in Tech Make History in Georgia and view video footage and interviews

Communications Co-Chair Scott Scredon

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Elected Official Liaison Chair Andrea Glaze- Responsible for coordination and communications with elected officials

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In honor of the 1st Annual GA Blacks in Tech Policy Conference, Councilman Andre Dickens presented Kiona Byrd (Planning committee member), myself and Rodney Sampson with a proclamation from Atlanta City Council.

Objective: To present policy and initiative recommendations to members of the Georgia legislature, particularly to the 61 members of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus.

Logistics ChairKiona Byrd- Responsible for "day of" logistics and movement

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Meet Our 2017 Planning Committee

Angel Investor,TechSquare Labs Partner, Accomplished Speaker, Published Author, StartUp Ecosystem Advocate and Tech Entrepreneur Co-Chair Rodney Sampson

1st Meeting- March of 2018

Meet The Host Committee (of experts) 

Policy DirectorErrika Moore Responsible for helping develop policy presentations

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Program Chair Tashan Parks Twyman- Responsible for setting and distributing programs

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Last Year's Sponsors

  • Tyler Scriven
  • Patientory
  • Prof. Gari D. Clifford, Emory Associate Professor and Adjunct Professor at Morehouse

Contact Dar'shun to learn more at or (404) 919-0660

Vendor Co- Coordinator Regina Lewis-Ward- Responsible for tech demos and other vendors


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Meet the Conference Co-Chairs

GA's "Blacks in Tech" Chair's Award for Overall Ecosystem Building- This award is given to the individual that has demonstrated an overall commitment to building the black tech ecosystem in every area: Rodney Sampson, Chairman, Opportunity Ecosystem; Partner, TechSquare Labs

GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for K-12 Early Support- Individual that has championed education of technology in the black community for grades K-12: Ayana Gabriel,Arthur M. Blank Foundation

GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for Capital Formation & Growth- Individual that has raised or facilitated raising capital in the black tech community: Paul Judge, Luma, TechSquare Labs

GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for Media Amplification- Individual that has promoted blacks in tech in media and other public relations medium:
Kunbi Tinuoye, UrbanGeekz

GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for Adult Education-  Individual that has championed blacks in tech education outside of the formal education system:
Councilman Andre Dickens, Techbridge

GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for Investments- Individual that has consistently and aggressively invested in the black tech community: Mike Ross, MHR International, Inc.

GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for Corporate Innovation-Individual that has unapologetically advocated for corporate participation in the elevation of blacks in technology: Nicole Jones,Delta Air Lines


GA's "Blacks in Tech" Award for Higher Education- Individual that has supported and promote blacks in tech in higher education:
Tiffany Bussey, Morehouse College Entrepreneurship Center

Meet Our 1st "Blacks in Tech" Policy Conference Honorees

About the 2017 BIT Policy Conference....

Policy Committee Member

Tre Riddle

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Sponsorships Available NOW for 2018 Conference Off Campus Reception