BDPACON22

BDPACON22

We look forward to welcoming you to Atlanta, Georgia for our 44th Annual BDPA Technology Conference and Career Expo.  Our annual conference experiences are open to both students and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) across all digital technology fields.  Annual career fairs are free and open to the public. The Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel serves as this year’s annual convention headquarters for BDPACON22.

2022 National BDPA Annual Conference
August 18, 2022 – August 20, 2022
The Westin Peachtree Plaza
210 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303, US

Select here to register today. Select here to exhibit or co-sponsor high-school coding teams.

BDPACON features keynote addresses from Government, Academia, and Tech Industry leaders. Above, former United States Secretary of State Colin L. Powell addresses BDPACON15 attendees during the Association’s 40th Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.

Shared Experiences

We welcome those who are in professions and industries that rely on data technology to enhance productivity or lower costs to join our annual convening. Highlighted below, one will find BDPACON22 to be intimate, highly immersive, and transformative.

BPDA Members
Contact us at helpdesk@bdpa.org  to receive your special discount codes or VIP invitation-only notices for current members. Visit BDPA.org to update or upgrade BDPA Memberships (from Student, to Full, or Life Membership).

Celebrate Our Golden Anniversary in 2025
Planning for National BDPA’s 50th Anniversary in fiscal year 2025 (BDPACON25) is underway and we welcome your suggestions and value your participation during BDPACON22. Share your thoughts and start building your organization’s or agency’s trade show expo or metaverse experiences with tomorrow’s workforce during BDPACON22. Join and register today.

Registration is open to attend! BDPACON22’s Career Fair in Atlanta is free and open to the public.

The BDPACON Experience (CX/UX)

Register online to pick up your badge in Atlanta on-site.
Sponsors and mission-partners attend each year with senior executives, managers, workshop presenters, and judges for annual student coding competitions and technical showcases. Above, Deloitte’s Global CIO, Larry Quinlan (center) attends and participates with his team during BDPACON18.
Interns, college students, high school students, and Youth Technology Camp (YTC) attendees participate in virtual and annual on-site BDPACON career and tech expos. Registration is FREE for BDPACON Career Fairs. Above, BDPA Student Members and attendees head to their next workshops in during BDPACON12.
Interns, college students, high school students, and Youth Technology Camp (YTC) attendees participate in annual BDPACON career and tech expos. Registration is FREE for the Career Fair.
I.T. Showcase and Mobile App Showcase are research and development (R&D) activities for local schools and sponsors to compete for national awards, scholarships, and recognition.
Youth technology engagements provide interactive exchanges with the Tech Industry to discuss internships and entry-level career opportunities.
Interns, college students, high school students, and Youth Technology Camp (YTC) attendees participate in annual BDPACON career and tech expos. Registration is FREE for the Career Fair.
BDPA Student Members and Interns are invited to share their experiences and identify exciting research and development (R&D), communications, or systems engineering career opportunities during annual BDPACONs. HBCU/MI Colliders with the Department of the Air Force (DAF), U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force, and the Air Force Research Laboratory ( AFRL) allow faculty, principal investigators, graduate and undergraduate students to network and interact with large and small businesses delivering innovative solutions to DoD and the Intelligence Community (DOD/IC).
2017’s National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) World Coding Champions from BDPA’s Southern Minnesota Chapter in Rochester, Minnesota.
BDPACON22 launches Thursday, August 18-20, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Register today.
Interns, college students, high school students, and professional attendees participate in annual BDPACON workshops and “side-bar” conversations. Registration is FREE for the Career Fair.
BDPACON plenary sessions offer a wide selection of technical and professional topics, fireside chats, and youth workshops for attendees from “A” to “Z” ranging from Artificial Intelligence (Ai) to Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA). Above, Ms. Jaye Clark, a Doctoral Student in Computer Sciences at Bowie State University, served as a volunteer and role model during youth technology camp events at BDPACON12 in Baltimore, Maryland.
BDPACON annual VIP Receptions and awards banquets honor some of the Nation’s best and brightest students of industry, local BDPA Chapters, Industry Leaders, and Sponsors. Above, the Honorable BJ Penn, Acting Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) and Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr. (OPNAV N6) observe the colors presented by Sea Cadets from Raleigh, NC. during BDPACON09.
BDPACON annual VIP Receptions and awards banquets honor some of the Nation’s best and brightest students of industry, local BDPA Chapters, Industry Leaders, and Sponsors. Above, Roland S. Martin (far right) awaits the Association’s final selection of a new BDPA national High School Coding Competition (HSCC) championship team to be crowned during BDPACON15.
Department of Defense (DOD) Chief Information Officer (CIO), Terry Halvorsen, is interviewed by Sharrarne Morton, BDPACON13 Mistress of Ceremonies and Executive Producer for Popular Technology TV (PTTV), during the Association’s annual VIP Reception with Industry and National Awards Banquet.
Mentors. Protégés. “Insider” Training. One must “sign-up” (join or launch a BDPA Chapter or a Start-Up); “show-up” (attend annual BDPACONs and regional tech industry events); and “step-up” (lead, deliver, and solve complex problems.)
The annual I.T. Showcase is a National BDPA research and development (R&D) activity for local schools and sponsors to compete for national awards, scholarships, and recognition. White Papers and Poster Presentations are required prior to publishing in the annual Conference Proceedings.
Static displays or exhibit booths during BDPACON technology and career expos are provided by BDPA sponsors and BDPA Chapters with Tech Industry mission partners
I.T. Showcase and Mobile App Showcase are research and development (R&D) activities for local schools and sponsors to compete for national awards, scholarships, and recognition.
Interns, college students, high school students, and Youth Technology Camp (YTC) attendees participate in annual BDPACON career and tech expos. Registration is FREE for the Career Fair.
Registration to BDPACON22’s Career Fair in Atlanta, GA is free and open to the public. Junior Developers (JrDevs) are cordially invited and strongly encouraged to attend annual BDPACONs.
Interns, college students, high school students, and Youth Technology Camp (YTC) attendees participate in annual BDPACON career and tech events. Registration is FREE for the Career Fair.
Registration to BDPACON22’s Career Fair in Atlanta, GA is free and open to the public. National BDPA’s Host Chapter for BDPACON22, BDPACON23, and BDPACON 24 is: BDPA Atlanta
(Above: Atlanta’s 2016 HSCC computing and coding World Champions)
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