AfroTech World
kicked off last Monday to much fanfare and ended on Saturday after a week of in-depth, innovative discussions featuring a bountiful slate of interesting leaders of color in the tech industry. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual event was held virtually but still packed a punch, bringing in high-profile names for crucial conversations about the tech world and how Black people deserve opportunities to succeed within it. 

Live panels and discussions ranged from tackling impostor syndrome, using corporate platforms to advance racial equity and much more. 

The event, which allowed users to create their own avatar to navigate the event and network, strives to bring together "fellow engineers, designers, founders and entrepreneurs" for a 360-degree look at culture and tech. This year, more than 7,500 people attended, making it a huge success all-around.

"With our digital AfroTech World, we’re making room for more tech, more talks, more teaching, more learning, more pitching and more glow ups!" the conference organizers said on their website. AfroTech is a sister brand to Blavity News and sits under the Blavity Inc. portforlio.

This year's conference brought in big names like Jidenna, Will Packer, Natasha Eubanks and many more illustrious guests for groundbreaking discussions on all things Black and tech.