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Minnesota Black Author’s Expo

November 18, 2017
The Minnesota Black Author’s Expo is intended to support the work of black authors and to engage our community. This event will give Black authors a chance to display their talents, network and meet the community and other authors.


Women of Color STEM Conference

October 5-7, 2017 / Detroit, Michigan

The Women of Color STEM Conference helps women improve their education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Our 20-year-old conference opens up many opportunities to achieve your STEM goals and aspirations. We see 20 percent of our attendees return yearly due to our many benefits.

Qiana Hicks has been honored as a Technology All Star Award recipient at the Women of Color Stem Conference.


STEM Women of Color Conclave

September 29 – October 2, 2017
Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center, Ellicott City, Maryland

The STEM Women of Color Conclave is the largest national forum that centrally focuses on the intersection of race and gender and its impact on the professional advancement of women of color in the academic STEM disciplines.


Competitiveness Conference

February 8-10, 2018
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, DC

BEYA convenes hundreds of scientists, engineers, educators, and corporate leaders to focus on a common goal: to ensure that the African-American community plays a leading role in our nation’s science, technology, scientists, engineers, educators, and corporate leaders to focus on a common goal: to ensure engineering, and math (STEM) competitiveness.

Qiana Hicks has been honored as Engineer of the Year two times at the BEYA STEM Conference.

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Black Women in STEM Conference

October 24-25, 2017
Atlanta, Georgia

The Black Women in STEM Conference is the only national Leadership and Innovations conference that addresses the complexity of being black, and female working in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics industry. This conference focuses on supporting black women entering the world of STEM, and is a road map for existing trailblazers to enhance their professional development, and leadership skills. This year’s highlights will zero in on the black women who are the biggest Disruptors, and innovators in STEM.