Black Futures Month Blackathon


A Celebration of Black History and the Competition of the year for Grades 8-12!


When: Friday, February 23, 2024

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Microsoft Vancouver Campus, 725 Granville St. Suite 700

Registration: No Cost, Register as an individual or team

Registration Deadline: February 14, 2024


How It Works

The Ethos Lab Black-A-Thon is design jam and  immersive experience that blends historical enlightenment with contemporary innovation. Over the course of the event participants will learn about a Black Inventor and hack their invention.

Each group will have access to a mentor from Microsoft, EA or Centre for Digital Media, who will help them complete the project. The winning team will win prizes curated by our partners including gift cards, hoodies and bragging rights.

Music and delicious food will set the mood as we are convening 150 youth from across the region to join us for a day of celebration, collaboration, and fun!

Register as an individual or a team of up to Five (5) People- No Technical Skills required.

How To Sign Up

  • Sign up with a group of five (5) participants
  • Sign up as an individual and we’ll add you to a group
  • Can only be a part of one (1)  group
  • Complete the full application form to the best of your ability

Sign Up if you are:

  • Curious
  • An Artist
  • A leader
  • A creative
  • An athlete;
  • Open to learning new things
  • No technical skills required

Ready. Set. Go!

All signed up?  Be prepared to be blown away by the brilliance of the next generation of makers and innovators!

Click here to Register and secure your spot

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