The annual conference, now in its third year since its inception, is focused on introducing young people to specialty skills such as cybersecurity, computer programming, networking, software development, IT in health care, digital marketing and many other topics.
Last year, TVACON attracted over 150 attendees in Ganta and Monrovia. This year, TVACON 2021 is scheduled for October 20-25, and will take place in Sanniquellie, Gbarnga, Buchanan, Monrovia and Freetown, Sierra Leone. The conference is part of TVA’s vision of increasing tech literacy and skills building among young people in Africa. Accordingly, this year they intend to extend it to a wider audience by adding Sierra Leone to the list.
TVA is also looking for partners to make this year’s conference more meaningful for young people with the desire to learn modern tech skills. Support could be in the form of sponsoring young people who are underrepresented in the tech industry, including females and those from low-income families to attend the conference. Admission ticket for the conference for the Liberia sessions is $20 USD and for the Sierra Leone session is $10 USD.
One of the conference attendees last year, Samuel Williams, described the conference as “magnificent” and assured that he is “100% set for the upcoming October conference”. Another attendee, Prince Begler from Sanniquellie, expressed how he felt about the last year conference in the survey conducted after the conference: “What I like about TVACON the most is the teaching aspect, moreover, is an organization that has a very good short-term and long-term goal that is going to help us explore into the world through modern technology.”
All ages from 16 and up can attend the TVACON Conference. There are also opportunities for some participants to win electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and smart watches. Most importantly, this year’s conference promises to be extremely educational and to focus on high level and applicable tech and entrepreneurship skills. The TVA team looks forward to connecting with you and welcoming you to TVACON 2021!
Online registration has already started. Book a spot for you or a spot for someone now at http://www.techvillageafrica.org/tvacon2021 . Also, you can sponsor someone to attend the conference.