6 Conferences That Black and Latinx Professionals Need to Attend in 2019

We’re almost halfway done with 2019 and there’s still so many opportunities for Black and Latinx to collaborate and learn

Black and Latinx professionals are taking up space in 2019 and creating opportunities for themselves to learn, thrive and shine.

Whether you’re looking for a career, in the process of a glow up in your current industry, or simply seeking like-minded professionals to create with – 2019  is providing all the resources and events you need. Find out which events are catered specifically for Black and Latinx below.

We’ve included budgets and categories to help you decide which events and conferences are right for you!

Pro tip: Can’t afford a ticket? Many of these conferences have volunteer options!

Summit 21 Conference
Date: June 7 – 8, 2019
Location: Atlanta, GA
Ticket Cost: $150 – $750

21Ninety is a lifestyle brand focused on the empowerment of women of color, specifically millennial women, through learning, growing, discovering, and connecting as a community. The two-day conference will be in Atlanta June 7-8 and promises to be two days full of “black girl bliss, beauty and boss moves.”

Did we mention Noirefy will be attending and pitching our company during the pitch competition!  Join us and a vibrant room of entrepreneurs, creators, and influencers for the opportunity to gain unmatched insights to achieve your creative and professional growth.


Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement Executive Leadership Tour

Date: Multiple Dates
Location: Multiple Cities
Ticket Cost: $10

Join HACE for their tour Beyond Latinidad: Identity, Inclusivity & Intersectionality. Learn from the panel of executives how they found their way at the top of their industry, enjoy transparent discussions about overcoming adversity as a Latinx professional and learn more  about HACE. An affordable networking event to help in your career advancement.


American Black Film Festival

Date: June 12 – 16, 2019
Location: Miami, FL
Ticket Cost: $120 – $1,800

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is a star-studded annual event dedicated to empowering black artists and showcasing quality film and television content by and about people of African descent. Committed to the belief that diverse artists deserve the same opportunities as their mainstream counterparts, ABFF founder Jeff Friday conceived the festival in 1997 as a vehicle to strengthen the black filmmaking community by encouraging resource sharing, education and artistic collaboration.

You’ll also be granted access to advanced screenings of some of the most anticipated Black films.


Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference
Date: June 19 – 22, 2019
Location: Charlotte, NC
Ticket Cost: $225 – $395

Want to learn what it takes to be a media, tech or beauty entrepreneur? Wendy Williams will be in attendance to share how she rebranded herself as a self-made mogul. Learn how to use social media to brand your business and gain insight from other leaders like John Henry, Jasmine Crowe and Karen Civil.

The 24th annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina is set to be a three-day conference of more than 1,000 of the country’s leading entrepreneurs, business-funding services and corporations.

ALPFA Convention

Date: Aug 3 – 6, 2019
Location: Nashville, TN
Ticket Cost: $30 – $1,075 (student prices also available)

The ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) National Convention is the conference for students and professionals alike. Thousands of purpose-driven Latinos will gather for a week of learning, networking, and professional growth. Professionals can meet corporate reecruiters, attend workshops, receieve resume critques and more!

Black Men Xcel

Date: Aug. 28 – Sept. 1, 2019
Location: TBD
Ticket Cost: $250 – $695

Black Enterprise’s Black Men Xcel is “an Extraordinary Celebration of Excellence and Leadership, this is a festive recognition of the contributions and achievements of black men. Set against a backdrop of fun, relaxation, and top-notch entertainment, this is the end-of-summer blowout for men and the women who love them.”

Attendees will be given the chances to relax at the spa, take part in mentoring sessions, comedy shows or even a golf tournament.

Project NorthStar
Date: September 26 – 27,  2019
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Ticket Cost: $199 – $349

“Project NorthStar is a 3-day tech conference that provides connections, education, and opportunities for current or aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals from the Black and Latinx community. If you are currently building a tech startup, aspiring to build one soon, or looking to level up your life with a career in tech, this is for you.”


Black Wall Street: Homecoming
Date: Sept. 25 – 27, 2019
Location: Durham, NC
Ticket Cost: TBD

Black Wall Street Homecoming  is returning for its fifth annual event. Downtown Durham will house three days of networking mixers, expert panels and keynotes for the “early-stage entrepreneurs, focused on the intersection of content, connections and culture.”


Afrotech 2019
Date: November 7 – 10, 2019
Location: Oakland, CA
Ticket Cost: $150 – $1,650

You can’t mention ‘Black’ and ‘career conference’ without mentioning Afrotech. It is one of the most vibrant tech conferences we’ve ever seen. The experience Afrotech provides is unmatched and is the place to be for Black startups and entrepreneurs. And it’s in the city of Oakland?! Why don’t you already have a ticket? Join over 3,000 attendees, industry leaders and professionals for conversations about tech, professional development and more.