Gather to Discuss the African Continent

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(The Root) -- Africa Gathering is a meeting of the minds: Individuals who are making strides in technology, the arts and entrepreneurship can discuss issues affecting progress on the continent and to share African ideas with the rest of the world. 

On Nov. 2 and 3, the conference will take place at Georgetown University's ICC Auditorium in Washington, D.C. This year's theme, which is "Africa Unlimited," will focus on technology during the opening weekend of a 10-day technology summit in the area. Speakers include Saran Kaba Jones, founder and executive director of FACE Africa, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that supports sustainable clean water, sanitation and hygiene projects in Liberia; and Kwame Andah, co-founder of Coders4Africa, an organization that helps Africans develop computer-programming skills.

Discussions will focus on the recent African technology boom, the continent's relationship to the Diaspora and more. Local businesses and residents are invited to register or attend. 

For more information, visit Africa Gathering's website

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