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Black and Hispanic Tech Professionals Gather in New Orleans for The Third Annual Dreamin’ In Color Conference, June 19-21, 2024

Focused on Strengthening Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts, Dreamin In Color Strives to Cultivate a Thriving Pipeline of Diverse Tech Talent

Attendees at the Dreamin in Color Conference

Nationwide — As the tech and corporate sectors grapple with recent cuts to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, the 3rd Annual Dreamin’ In Color Conference stands strong, offering a vital resource for Black, Latinx, and Hispanic professionals in the Salesforce ecosystem. This transformative event, taking place June 19-21, 2024 at the InterContinental New Orleans Hotel, empowers attendees with the tools they need to thrive.

Meaningful connections and support await, with opportunities to network with over 600 peers, 60% of whom are actively seeking new opportunities. Career advancement is fostered through insights from 60+ industry leaders and 70+ educational sessions. Finally, the conference provides a safe space dedicated to minority success, fostering a sense of empowerment through mentorship and guidance. Recent statistics and news articles underscore the significance of this event and its pivotal role in empowering the diverse tech community.

Born from a Commitment to Diversity

The inception of the Dreamin’ In Color Conference was fueled by Salesforce’s steadfast commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce. Spearheaded by Certified Salesforce Professional and Tech Executive Tiffany Spencer, the conference has evolved into a cornerstone gathering for professional development, support, and networking within Salesforce’s Black Professional community. This year marks a monumental step forward as the conference proudly expands its reach to include the Hispanic and Latinx communities, reflecting Salesforce’s dedication to greater diversity and inclusivity. Recognized as a trusted safe haven for minority Salesforce professionals, Dreamin’ In Color consistently draws participants seeking genuine connections, mentorship, and empowerment across diverse career paths.

“In a time where diversity, equity, and inclusion are facing significant challenges, the Dreamin’ In Color Conference has become a vital resource for Black and now, Hispanic and Latinx professionals within the Salesforce ecosystem,” says Tiffany Spencer, founder of the Dreamin’ In Color Conference. “This conference empowers attendees with the skills, connections, and support they need to thrive in their careers. Witnessing the impact on our attendees’ lives is truly inspiring. It’s within this context that we recognize the incredible companies who have stood firm in their support of initiatives like the Dreamin’ In Color Conference. Their unwavering commitment to embracing and nurturing diverse talent within the Salesforce and tech communities is truly commendable.”

Unforgettable Conference Highlights Include:

• Dreamin’ In Color Golf Clinic: Kicking off the conference, this clinic provides attendees with the opportunity to discover the fundamentals of the game and network on the course. Even those new to the game will learn the basics of golf etiquette and how to leverage this activity as a networking opportunity to further their careers or businesses.

• Soñando En Color Luncheon: A dedicated welcome event exclusively for our Latinx and Hispanic attendees. This vibrant gathering sets the stage for connection, cultural exchange, and introductions to the conference.

• “The Cookout” Welcome Event: A signature event for all attendees, fostering connections and celebrating the diverse Dreamin’ In Color community with Nawlins-style cuisine and music.

• Blacks In Technology (BIT) Hosted Reception: A memorable affair where Dreamin’ In Color attendees can connect and network with the national and local leadership of the Blacks In Technology organization, along with local BIT members throughout New Orleans and surrounding areas.

• Soñando En Color Professional Development Sessions: Dedicated learning sessions designed to empower and equip Latinx and Hispanic professionals within the Salesforce ecosystem. These sessions address specific career challenges and opportunities, fostering growth and knowledge-sharing.

• Dreamin’ In Color Awards Reception: This event celebrates the trailblazers driving diversity, equity, and inclusion, with nominees recognized for the Beacon Award and the Doing The Work Award.

• The Unity Brunch: A vibrant celebration convening all conference attendees – Black, Latinx, and Hispanic – for a Nawlins-style brunch. This event also features the inaugural Dreamin’ In Color Salesforce App Pitch Competition, spotlighting Black, Latinx, and Hispanic app developers.

• Dreamin’ In Color Learning Labs: Interactive sessions tailored for career advancement and innovation, open to all attendees.

Dreamin’ In Color Keynote Speaker – Trovon Williams, a Powerful Voice for Change

Trovon Williams, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the NAACP, is the keynote speaker for the 3rd Annual Dreamin’ In Color Conference. With over 16 years of experience spearheading award-winning strategies across various industries, Trovon brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to the table. His dynamic approach to marketing and communication aligns seamlessly with the ethos of Dreamin’ In Color, dedicated to fostering diversity, inclusion, and empowerment within the Salesforce community.

Tech & Consulting Companies Stand In Solidarity with the Dreamin’ In Color Mission

Dreamin’ In Color wouldn’t be possible without the unwavering support of its sponsors, including Salesforce, American Express Global Business Travel, Decision Foundry, Southpoint, Mogli, Buzzold, and more. These companies are true champions of diversity, offering essential visibility to our attendees and access to a top-tier talent pool. Dreamin’ In Color offers various sponsorship tiers to accommodate different budgets and marketing objectives. Companies interested in demonstrating their solidarity with Dreamin’ In Color’s mission while supporting the talent and career growth of Salesforce and tech professionals can email sponsorships@dreaminincolor.me to request information on sponsoring this year’s conference.

“At Torrent Consulting, we are driven to extend opportunities for all,” says Austin Rawlings, Managing Director at Torrent Consulting. “Our alignment with Dreamin’ In Color’s mission, especially its expansion to include the Hispanic community, resonates deeply. Witnessing the impact of digital work in Guatemala fuels our excitement for empowering Hispanic careers in the Salesforce ecosystem. Joining last year’s conference in Raleigh was transformative. We’re eager to continue supporting this special movement.”

“At Buzzbold, we found Dreamin’ In Color’s mission truly inspiring, especially its focus on amplifying Black voices in the Salesforce ecosystem,” says MJ Malik, Director of Business Development at Buzzbold. “Being part of this groundbreaking event as sponsors has been immensely rewarding. Unlike some other sponsorships, Dreamin’ In Color prioritizes showcasing supporters, offering valuable opportunities for collaboration, learning, and networking.”

Standing Together: Sponsors Make a Difference

Dreamin’ In Color Conference 2024 offers diverse sponsorship opportunities, granting visibility to sponsors and access to a talent pool of over 600 attendees, including tech industry leaders. Opportunities for companies to participate as sponsors at this year’s conference are available. Sponsors can engage with a motivated audience seeking new opportunities and solutions. Benefits include lead generation, ecosystem awareness, showcasing products, recruiting talent, brand elevation, networking with influencers, and championing diversity. To request more sponsorship information, please contact sponsorships@dreaminincolor.me.

Dreamin’ In Color Conference is the premier gathering for professional development, support, and networking within Salesforce’s Black Professional community. Now in its 3rd year, the conference has expanded to include the Hispanic and Latinx communities, furthering its mission to foster diversity, inclusion, and empowerment within the Salesforce ecosystem. For more information, visit DreaminColor.me

Stay updated on all things Dreamin’ In Color Conference on social media:
• Twitter: @DreaminInColor
• Facebook: @DreaminInColor
• LinkedIn: Dreamin In Color Conference

For press inquiries, contact please contact Tori Allen of Brainchild Associates at tallen@brainchildassociates.com or 678-884-4008 ext.701 for any requests including onsite coverage, interviews or photos/video highlights.