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Short description

Afrotech Fest is a tech festival by and for Black people of African and Caribbean heritage. It will take place from the 12th to 14th of April 2019 at Rich Mix London. Afrotech Fest is a not-for-profit event and is open to anyone to attend.

This is the second Afrotech Fest with the first event taking place in January 2018.

Long description

Afrotech Fest is a tech festival by and for Black people of African and Caribbean heritage. It will take between Friday 12 and 14 April 2019 at Rich Mix London. Afrotech Fest is a not-for-profit event and is open to anyone to attend. This is the second Afrotech Fest with the first event taking place in January 2018.

Afrotech Fest is a response to the underrepresentation of Black people in the tech industry – especially those who are marginalised in additional ways. We are creating a festival that is intentionally diverse and inclusive of those often excluded.

Brand notes

Please refer to us as ‘Afrotech Fest’ and not ‘Afrotech’, ‘AfroTech’ or ‘Afro Tech’. Please avoid calling us a ‘conference’.

Photographs

Pictures from Afrotech Fest 2018 can be viewed on Flickr.

Photography by Angela Dennis and Joel Edgeworth, please credit accordingly.

Logos

We have a range of logos that you’re welcome to use. If you need some information on how to use them or need any other assets, email info@afrotechfest.co.uk

The organisers

Afrotech Fest is co-organised by a group of individuals who work inside and outside the tech industry. We are developers, creative technologists, designers, digital activists and fundraisers. We know that tech festivals should be open, inclusive and affordable to as many people as possible.

Funding

Afrotech Fest is hosted with the support of our sponsors. These are companies and organisations who believe in the aims and goals of the festival. Afrotech Fest is not owned or controlled by any company.

Past Afrotech Fest media coverage

BBC Click, 30/01/2018

Restart Podcast Ep 30: Afrotech Fest and Afrofuturism, 20/03/2018

Afropunk, 01/25/2018