BFUTR 2022

Partner FAQ

Last update  – July 18th, 2022

 

Can’t find what you’re looking for? 

The booths will be virtual all 3 days, with no in-person booths (other than the recruitment room)

We recommend that you announce that you will be at the summit and have a booth on your social media platform. E.g. “ We’re excited to announce that we’ll be at this year’s BFUTR Global Tech Summit.  Come say hi to us from 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm at our (company name) booth.”

You already have access to build your booth. Start building your virtual booth through the unique booth link provided in the deck. You can also test the sandbox environment through the test link provided. We'll also be providing access to the virtual summit environment a week before the event.

All partners except Supporter levels will have an in-person recruitment opportunity on 21 October at the Sheraton Center Hotel Toronto.

Speakers provided by Collaborator level partners will be signed to one of the Tech Talks on Day 1 or Day 2 - based on their small-medium enterprise.

No, they will not have a speaking segment on the Main stage sessions on Day 3, but they are welcome to attend and join the in-person event with us.

In the past, companies have provided opportunities for attendees to meet with their leaders and hiring managers. They have given away innovative gifts/ SWAG. In addition, they have helped in career growth help (like resume critiquing, counseling, interview tips & aids etc.)

Partners should choose 1-2 people who will be involved throughout the entire process of BFUTR planning on their end. Advisory Committee Meetings are a chance for all our partners to be in one place. These calls are mainly progress and update meetings – we let our partners know what’s happening on the summit front, how the event is progressing and is a place to assign further tasks & deadlines for the summit. The committee members would return the information to their respective companies/teams. It is also an opportunity for partners to have a Q&A with the BPTN team about everything summit related.

 

  • Think about what you want your booth to look like and reflect on your branding and key messaging in the best way possible
  • Ask yourself how you want to present yourself and who you want to represent as your booth reps. Eg recruiters from departments you are actively hiring for, hiring managers of roles most critical for you, someone from your People and Culture team.
  • Think about what are you doing for the Black tech community and how is your company supporting the community
  • Highlight your Diversity, Equation, Inclusion and Belonging initiatives & practices
  • Connecting with attendees during the event and leaving a lasting impression
  • Engaging In 1:1 conversations with attendees about the company, job postings, culture, etc.
  • Recruiting qualified talent

During the summit, the BPTN team will promote partner sessions in the external zoom, Webex, and teams link of Virtual fairs. We'll also inform attendees about these opportunities through general chat onsite! 

Partners should create a schedule of their breakout sessions and post them within booth content. Partners can also talk about it and share it in the chat during the summit. Lastly, you can also post on your social media accounts; please tag BPTN on all social channels used. We will not be posting separate posts on social media accounts for partner breakout sessions.

The booth rep prep call will include training on using the platform and navigating its various features. There will not be an official test, but we will give you access to the platform ahead of time so you can test everything out.

Yes, we will send you a best practices document for booth reps closer to the time of the summit.

Unfortunately, there is no flexibility on the booth submission date. Booth reps will have to be finalized by the deadline of September 15th and cannot be changed after.