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Our event will be held in Chicago, IL from August 3-5th. Join fellow citizens of Wakanda for discussion, education, networking, and festivities.

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August 3-5th in Chicago at the Hilton Downtown Chicago, 720 S Michigan Ave.,Chicago, IL 60605. Learn more about travel here. Sign up to our email list to stay up to date with the latest details.

You can purchase badges to the event here. Online sales of a limited number (1000) of discounted badges are being offered until Friday June 1, 2018, at 11:59 PM CDT or when the discounted lot is sold-out, whichever occurs first.

We would love to hear from you! The interest has been overwhelming, and we will reach out to you as soon as we can. If you are interested in exhibiting, please register and fill out the Exhibitor Survey. If you are interested in presenting or performing, please register and fill out the Panelist Survey. If you would like to volunteer, register and fill out the Volunteer Form. Thank you.

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Our event is open to everyone! We hope that people of all backgrounds will come and have fun at Wakandacon! We do want to note that almost all of the content will be focusing on the Black experience and will be from the point of view of almost exclusively Black people. There will be political and cultural conversations that are centering Black voices. Hearing some of those conversations will probably be eye-opening and very enlightening if those conversations aren't regularly happening in your circle. For some of those conversations and discussions, there may not be many non-Black people in the room.

Any non-Black attendees should be aware that their voices may not be centered and much of the experience might not speak directly to them. It should go without saying but sometimes it still must be said - we hope that all attendees of any background or race will be respectful and come with an open mind. We welcome everyone, and hope that everyone will learn something new and share ideas.

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