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


More Speakers To Be Announced.

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

All Times PDT

(9am – 10am)
Welcome – Wayne Sutton
Fireside Chat & Q&A

(10:00 AM – 10:30 AM)
Fireside chat Ruben Harris

(10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Shondra Washington + Harold Hughes 

(11:00 AM AM – 11:30 AM)
Thriving in Remote Workplace Panel
Pacifique Mahoro
Robert Murray

(11:30 AM – 11:45 AM )
Patrick Kigongo  – Solo Talk

(11:45 AM – 12:00 PM )
Anthony Ware – Solo Talk

(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

(1:30 PM  – 1:45 PM)
Hugo Arenas – solo talk ( The Power of Leading With We )

(1:45 PM  – 2:00 PM)
Kudakwashe Mushaike – solo talk

(2:00 PM  – 2:30 PM)
Chris Bennett – Fireside chat

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

(3:00 PM )
Closing – Wayne Sutton

Event Topics

How to thrive in remote work environments

Managing teams while practicing self-care

How to have difficult conversations (depression, oppression world events) at work

How to lead with empathy

Innovation in teletherapy apps

How to advocate for self-care to your manager and team

How to create financial wellness in 2022

How to find coaches, mentors, and therapists during hard times

How to build mental wellness programs in your team

Creating a mindfulness practice In web3

How to advocate for yourself in job offers

Building your own self-care practice



Icon Summit is a safe and innovative space for Black and Brown men across every religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, visible and invisible disability, and age, as well as veterans and people who have been incarcerated. Our Code of Conduct is vital to creating this safe space and all participants at our event have a role in making sure it is upheld and enforced.

We work hard to make our events accessible to everyone, people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and/or visually impaired; we’ll have live CART captioning available. If you need an ASL interpreter or have other accessibility needs we’ll do our best to accommodate.

Registration is free but you must complete an application. This does not guarantee your entry to Icon Summit. Attendees will receive an email confirmation. 

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