The Complete List of Diversity-Focused Tech Events at SXSW 2018

It’s hard to believe that SXSW is here once again, but the BLNDED Media team is ready to dive into all that the annual tech, film, and music conference has to offer!

One highly-requested item from those attending SXSW 2018 is to have a one-stop-shop for all events that focus on diversity and inclusion. We’ve compiled as many events as possible, and we need your help to find the rest! If we’ve missed an event, please email details to or tweet/DM us on Twitter at @BLNDED.

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International Women’s Day Brunch

QuirkCon Pop-Up @ SXSW  



Opportunity Hub – #OHUBHouse

Women of Uber | Her <Success Code> Event

Geeks of Color – #UnofficialConduct

The Meet Up Austin 

It’s Time to See Through a Gender/Sex Lens! (BADGE REQUIRED)

Return on Inclusion: Investing in Diverse Startups (BADGE REQUIRED)

Diversity and Inclusion in the Sports Industry (BADGE REQUIRED)

MVMT50s Annual Welcome Reception



Opportunity Hub – #OHUBHouse

Dialogue on Diversity: How the Public and Private Sectors Can Create Change Together (BADGE HOLDERS & RSVPs ONLY)

<div> Hackathon

Hustle House hosted by Black & Brown Founders

Hacking the Racial Bias in Artificial Intelligence (BADGE REQUIRED)

Solutions for Hiring Top Minority Tech Talent (BADGE REQUIRED)

Geeks of Color – #UnofficialConduct

The Meet Up Austin 

Africa House

Transitioning Vets: From Battlefield to Tech Career w/ Merivis Foundation (BADGE REQUIRED)

Supporting Women in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Through Public Policy (BADGE HOLDERS & RSVPs ONLY)

The Inclusive Innovation House

Improving Diversity and Reducing Harassment in VC (BADGE REQUIRED)

Building Safe Workspaces for Millennials of Color (BADGE REQUIRED)

HUE Beauty & Natural Hair Affair Tour

Building a Legacy: Lessons Learned w/ The Pat Tillman Foundation (BADGE REQUIRED)

They: Gender Non-conformity Meet Up (BADGE REQUIRED)

Women In Creative Industry Meet-Up (BADGE REQUIRED)

Inclusion and Diversity Panel

Blacks on the Blockchain (BADGE REQUIRED)

Reinventing Pathways to Tech Diversity (BADGE REQUIRED)

Kauffman Foundation Mentor Sessions (RSVP announced soon)

Creating Your Own Path in Tech

From Veterans to the Workforce Meet Up (BADGE REQUIRED)

Black Tech Week & digitalundivided Rooftop Talks (RSVP announced soon)

Overcoming Systemic Barriers in the Way of Investment (BADGE REQUIRED)

A Different World: Breaking Racial Barriers In TV (BADGE REQUIRED)


Run As You Are – VoteRunLead

Dell PolicyHack (Email to RSVP)

Black Entrepreneurship Beyond Music and Sports (BADGE REQUIRED)

Get to Know Brazil Meet Up (BADGE REQUIRED)

#humblehang: Rose & bubbles

Resistance & Disruption Through Diversity & Data (BADGE REQUIRED)

HBCU Battle of the Brains Final (BADGE REQUIRED)

Building a Latinx Hacker Community (BADGE REQUIRED)

LGBTQ Representation in Cinema (BADGE REQUIRED)

Trap Goes Tech: A Case Study (BADGE REQUIRED)

Couples Who Eat, Sleep & Build Businesses Together (BADGE REQUIRED)

Saturday Happy Hour By WeWork LATAM

That’s What She Said: The Female Voice in Film


Opportunity Hub – #OHUBHouse

Casa De Mexico

<div> Hackathon

Africa House


Create & Cultivate – Women To Watch

The Inclusive Innovation House

Diversity in Tech: It’s Not Just a Gender Problem (BADGE REQUIRED)

Your Diversity Recruiting Isn’t Actually Diverse (BADGE REQUIRED)

The Meet Up Austin 

Veteran Leadership and Service After the Military (BADGE REQUIRED)

Unique Veteran Employment Strategies (BADGE REQUIRED)

The Future of Business is Female (BADGE REQUIRED)

Women Funding Women & Dolphin Tank w/ Springboard Enterprises (BADGE HOLDERS  & RSVPs ONLY)

How Diversity is Pushing Augmented Reality Innovation (BADGE REQUIRED)

Live Recording of ‘The Pitch’ Podcast (BADGE REQUIRED)

LGBTQIA+ in Marketing Meet Up (BADGE REQUIRED)


SXSW Fogata: Austria, Austin, and Mexico Entrepreneurs Mixer

#humblehang: Rose & bubbles

Pitch Black: The Future is Female

Diversity In Late Night and News (BADGE REQUIRED)

The Official Black Tech Meet-Up #AGNSXSW (BADGE REQUIRED)

Black Tech Women | BGN | Black@FB: SXSW Black Tech Social


Minority Report: Engaging Kids of Color in Tech (Badge Required)


Technology for Veterans Meet Up (BADGE REQUIRED)

Beyond Transparency: Leveraging Diversity Data (BADGE REQUIRED)

The Inclusive Innovation House

Branding Bootcamp: PR Marine Corps Style (BADGE REQUIRED)

Veterans in Entertainment Meet Up (BADGE REQUIRED)

An Asian American Lens on Diversity in Film (BADGE REQUIRED) 

A World of Blockchain Powered Communities (BADGE REQUIRED)

PRIDE in Interfaith Communities (BADGE REQUIRED)

Founders Therapy: Livin Ramen Profitable When Everyone Thinks Your Ballin

AWS Pitch Competition for Underrepresented Founders

#humblehang: Rose & bubbles

Zebras Meetup

Founding an LGBT+ Non Profit (BADGE REQUIRED)

Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE) Official Austin Launch Party

Black Women & The Invisible Billion Dollar Startup (BADGE REQUIRED)


The Truth about Diversity in Tech (BADGE REQUIRED)

Creators Market

Latinas in Tech

BWISE Hidden Figures Presents…”Emerging Technologies: From Practice to Profit


Allies in Equality: How Diversity Shapes a Brand (BADGE REQUIRED)

Journalists Shattering the Business Status Quo (BADGE REQUIRED)

Leveraging Your Product to Build a Diverse Workforce (BADGE REQUIRED)


Building a Badass Business Against All Odds (BADGE REQUIRED)

How Tech Hubs Outside SV Lead The Way on Diversity (BADGE REQUIRED)

Why Black Women are 2018’s Best Investment (BADGE REQUIRED)


Please keep us posted on any tech or business events we’re missing!


Nurturing Diverse Communities in Gaming Meet Up (BADGE REQUIRED)

Spark Impact 2018


Please keep us posted on any tech or business events we’re missing!


Editor’s Note: This list is not affiliated with the SXSW organization.

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