The Icon Summit is for Black and Brown men in tech as they share insights on How To Thrive In Today’s Adversity.

Icon Summit 2021 panel
Date: May 18, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT


The Icon Summit shares the accomplishments of Black and Brown men in tech while highlighting solutions to professional development, leadership, and mental health opportunities.

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2019 Icon Summit
2021 Icon Summit


Wednesday, March 18th | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT 

All Times PT

(9:00 AM – 9:30 AM)
Welcome by Wayne Sutton
Guided Meditation Session by Fatima Farmer

(9:30 AM – 10:00 AM)
Fireside Chat with Megan Dickey

(10:00 AM – 10:30 AM)
Fireside Chat with Ruben Harris

(10:30 AM – 11:00 AM)
Empowering Black Creators Through Tokens and Community Building Panel with Shondra Washington & Harold Hughes 

(11:00 AM – 11:30 AM)
Thriving in Remote Workplace Panel with Pacifique Mahoro, Robert Murray, & Henri Battiste

(11:30 AM – 11:45 AM)
Rest, Reflection, Recreation, Relationships, and Real Talk  – Solo Talk by Patrick Kigongo

(11:45 AM – 12:00 PM )
Call Me Out, Call Me In: A Mental Wealth Deposit – Solo Talk by Anthony Ware

(12:00 PM – 12:30 PM )
Building Communities in Web3  with Sian Morson (Fireside Chat)

(12:30 PM – 1:00PM )

(1:00 PM  – 1:30 PM)
Solo talk & Q&A by Ebrima “Abraham” Sisay

(1:30 PM  – 1:45 PM)
The Power of Leading With We – Solo Talk by Hugo Arenas

(1:45 PM  – 2:00 PM)
Finding Freedom Through Vulnerability – Solo Talk by Kudakwashe Mushaike

(2:00 PM  – 2:30 PM)
Fireside Chat with Ulysses Smith

(2:30 PM  – 3:00 PM)
Fireside Chat with Michael Hall

(3:00 PM)
Closing – Wayne Sutton

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