March 11th, 2022 – Atlanta, GA – Black eSports Network’s nonprofit division, BESN X Community, a Microsoft Startups Company, is proud to host their first BIPOC Gaming exhibition, the BIPOC Innovation & Gaming Award Show & Expo.
The BIPOC Innovation & Gaming Expo will showcase Black, Indigenous, and people of color active and supportive of the video gaming and technology industries through awareness, networking, education, and career opportunity creation. The Expo also allows BESN X Community to conduct network and workforce development, allowing attendees to create and show a proof of concept for their ever-building portfolios.
The event is three days long, May 6th to May 8th, at the Sheraton Downtown Atlanta.
Attendees will also have opportunities to check out vendors, watch showcases, attend panels and programming and participate in pitch competitions, workshops, and networking events!
Saturday, May 7th, the BIPOC Innovation & Gaming Award Show will be held in Sheraton’s Grand Ballroom. The awards ceremony will have five categories, and each one has a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The five categories of the BIPOC Innovation & Gaming Award Show are:
- Digital Art
Current sponsors of the BIPOC Innovation & Gaming Expo include Amazon GameJam, Amazon Web Service, Knarative, Atlanta CEO Council, SciBlack, Indie Cluster, and Ureeka.
BESN X Community President Tim Fields has laboriously organized this event since the end of 2020. As the president of BESN X Community, he spent all of 2021 cultivating the nonprofit’s overall creation, along with its goals, ideas, and ambitions on how to help put people of color at the forefront of video gaming and technology industries.
“The BIPOC Innovation & Gaming event is The Award Show for us!” said Fields. “The goal is to showcase all the amazing and upcoming talent while giving credit to those that came before us so that [we all] can keep pushing the limits of BIPOC talent and creativity.”
To become a sponsor of this colossal, vendor, panelist or collaborative springtime event, contact BESN X Community President Tim Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org or head over to https://www.besnxc.org/bigxpo