5 Year Anniversary

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Equity. Empowerment. Allyship.
September 11 – 12, 2019
#TechInclusion
Conference Dates

Day 1
Career Fair + Resume Workshops + Headshots

11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Day 2
Conference + Happy Hour

8:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Conference & Career Fair Location

The Bently Reserve
301 Battery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111

About Tech Inclusion 2019
5th Year Anniversary

Join us at the 5th Annual Tech Inclusion Conference and Career Fair, focusing on solutions to diversity and inclusion! Our theme this year is “Equity. Empowerment. Allyship.”

September 11: Career Fair from 11-3. Tech companies connect with diverse candidates, free headshots, resume and career coaches and candidate workshops.

September 12: Conference from 8:00-7:30. Breakfast, keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, fireside chats focused on equity, empowerment and allyship in tech. From product to culture to education to advocacy – learn new solutions, meet diverse people who care, be stretched in a safe environment, and gain new tools and strength to advocate for change. End the day with networking and h’ors d’oevres to unwind and connect with good people.

Everyone is welcome, Tech Inclusion is a place to be who you are.

Join Us at Tech Inclusion 2019!

Career Fair Agenda – September 11, 2019 – 11am – 3pm
Career Fair Coaching Room Workshops Room
11:00 AM
Career Fair Starts
Meet with recruiting teams from 40+ tech companies and schools. Also, free headshots available on the Mezzanine Level!
11:00 AM
3:00 PM
11:30 AM
Career Coaching
Meet with career coaches and mentors for advice about your career path, resume, and more.
11:30 AM
3:00 PM
Launch: The Career Workshop
Workshop
11:30 AM
12:30 PM
Amanda Townsend
12:00 PM
12:30 PM
Make the Most of It: Negotiation and Self-Advocacy
Career Fair Workshop
12:30 PM
1:30 PM
Lusen Mendel
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
2:00 PM
2:30 PM

Career Fair

  • Career Fair Starts Meet with recruiting teams from 40+ tech companies and schools. Also, free headshots available on the Mezzanine Level!
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Coaching Room

  • Career Coaching Meet with career coaches and mentors for advice about your career path, resume, and more.
    11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Workshops Room

Career Fair Coaching Room Workshops Room
11:30 AM
Career Coaching
Meet with career coaches and mentors for advice about your career path, resume, and more.
11:30 AM
3:00 PM
12:00 PM
12:30 PM
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
2:00 PM
2:30 PM

Coaching Room

  • Career Coaching Meet with career coaches and mentors for advice about your career path, resume, and more.
    11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Career Fair Coaching Room Workshops Room
11:00 AM
Career Fair Starts
Meet with recruiting teams from 40+ tech companies and schools. Also, free headshots available on the Mezzanine Level!
11:00 AM
3:00 PM
11:30 AM
12:00 PM
12:30 PM
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
2:00 PM
2:30 PM

Career Fair

  • Career Fair Starts Meet with recruiting teams from 40+ tech companies and schools. Also, free headshots available on the Mezzanine Level!
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
No agenda available!
No agenda available!
No agenda available!
Career Fair Coaching Room Workshops Room
11:30 AM
Launch: The Career Workshop
Workshop
11:30 AM
12:30 PM
Amanda Townsend
12:00 PM

Workshops Room

Career Fair Coaching Room Workshops Room
12:30 PM
Make the Most of It: Negotiation and Self-Advocacy
Career Fair Workshop
12:30 PM
1:30 PM
Lusen Mendel
1:00 PM

Workshops Room

Career Fair Coaching Room Workshops Room
1:30 PM
2:00 PM

Workshops Room

No agenda available!
Conference Agenda – September 12, 2019 – 8am – 7:30pm
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Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
8:00 AM
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
#LandAcknowledgements and Indigenous Inclusion in Yelamu
Kanyon "Coyote Woman" Sayers-Roods
9:00 AM
9:10 AM

Welcome & 5 Years of Tech Inclusion
Melinda Briana Epler & Wayne Sutton
9:10 AM
9:30 AM
9:30 AM
Fireside Chat with Nima Ghamsari and Ulysses Smith
Fireside Chat
9:30 AM
9:55 AM
Moderator: Wayne Sutton
10:00 AM
Equity, Empowerment & Allyship in Culture
Panel
10:00 AM
10:25 AM
Trier Bryant, Margie Lee Johnson, Leslie Griffin Robertson, Natalia Villalobos, Moderated by: Melinda Briana Epler

Diversity Data: Are You Measuring What Matters?
Solo Talk
10:25 AM
10:35 AM
Brenda Darden Wilkerson

Addressing Power Imbalances in VC
Solo Talk
10:00 AM
10:10 AM
Ginny Fahs


How to Use AR/VR to Create Empathic Experiences
Panel
10:20 AM
10:50 AM
Elise Smith, Jenny Dorsey, Kristina Ashley Williams, Myra LalDin, Moderated by: Gordon Fuller
#FocusOnSolutions Solo Talks
Solo Talks
10:00 AM
10:50 AM
Brian Martinez, Jennifer Daniel, Joshua Encarnacion, Antonio Aguilera, Jeff Tidwell
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
A Leadership Journey through Equity, Advocacy, and Allyship
Panel
11:00 AM
11:25 AM
Cameron Wadley, Mohamed Gahnoog, Rachel Kim Bierner, Moderated by: Melinda Briana Epler
Inclusive Ecosystem Building Sponsored by Kauffman Foundation
Panel
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
Vanessa Roanhorse, Jennifer Ellis, Chris Davidson, Orlando Harris, Moderated by Maica Gil
News Flash: It's the Micro-Aggressions
Workshop
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
Lisa Gelobter
11:30 AM
The Truth about Motherhood in Tech
Fireside Chat
11:40 AM
12:00 PM
Leslie Feinzaig, Jessica Eggert
The Importance of Diversity & Inclusion in Developing New Technologies Like Computer Vision, AI, ML
Panel
11:30 AM
12:00 PM
Jamila Smith-Loud, Marisa Leung, Sharifa Vinson, Moderated by: Lia Garvin
12:00 PM
12:30 PM
1:00 PM
Equity of Opportunity: Removing Obstructions for Different Paths to Converge
Panel
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
Valeria Martinez, Mary Farrow, Beto Dealmeida, Moderated by: Tamika Tannis
Solo Talks about Equity and Empowerment
Solo Talks
1:00 PM
1:50 PM
Ritu Bhasin, Wided Rihana Khadraoui, Cherise Bernard, Alberto Roca
1:30 PM
Fireside Chat with James Dickerson
Fireside Chat
1:30 PM
1:50 PM
Moderated by: Wayne Sutton
2:00 PM
Building Equity and Allyship for People with Disabilities
Panel
2:00 PM
2:25 PM
John Marble, Mariela Taylor, Joe Vasquez, Kate Williams, Moderated by Tiffany Yu
Allyship Solo Talks
Solo Talks
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Paidamoyo-Janet Azehko, Lesley Slaton Brown, Joey Williams, Jerome Shelton, Karan Mehra, Frieda McAlear, Daisy Ozim
How to Make More Predictive Hiring Decisions
Workshop
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Lusen Mendel
2:30 PM
Designing Inclusive and Accessible Products to Reach Global Customers
Panel
2:30 PM
3:00 PM
Tones Porter, Jay Banfield, Allison Shaw, Srin Madipalli, Moderated by: Megan Rose Dickey
3:00 PM
Afternoon Break
Break
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
Afternoon Break
Break
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
Afternoon Break
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
3:30 PM
Startups Today: Impactful, Funded, and Human-Focused
Panel
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
Ruben Harris, Ketan Anjaria, Irma Olguin Jr. Moderated by: Shaloo Garg
4:00 PM
Surviving and Thriving (while Black) in Big Tech: Fireside Chat with Leslie Miley
Fireside Chat
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
Leslie Miley, Q&A moderated by Wayne Sutton
4:30 PM
Keeping It 100: What's Next with Culture & Inclusion in Tech?
Panel
4:30 PM
5:15 PM
Aubrey Blanche, Rachel Williams, Candice Morgan, Wayne Sutton, Moderated by: Melinda Briana Epler

Closing
5:15 PM
5:30 PM
Melinda Briana Epler, Wayne Sutton
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
Happy Hour
Networking Reception
5:30 PM
7:30 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM

Main Stage

Breakout Room 1

Breakout Room 2

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
10:00 AM
#FocusOnSolutions Solo Talks
Solo Talks
10:00 AM
10:50 AM
Brian Martinez, Jennifer Daniel, Joshua Encarnacion, Antonio Aguilera, Jeff Tidwell
10:30 AM

Breakout Room 2

  • #FocusOnSolutions Solo Talks Solo Talks · Brian Martinez, Jennifer Daniel, Joshua Encarnacion, Antonio Aguilera, Jeff Tidwell
    10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
9:00 AM
#LandAcknowledgements and Indigenous Inclusion in Yelamu
Kanyon "Coyote Woman" Sayers-Roods
9:00 AM
9:10 AM

Main Stage

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
10:00 AM
Addressing Power Imbalances in VC
Solo Talk
10:00 AM
10:10 AM
Ginny Fahs

Breakout Room 1

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
3:00 PM
Afternoon Break
Break
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
Afternoon Break
Break
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
Afternoon Break
3:00 PM
3:30 PM

Main Stage

Breakout Room 1

Breakout Room 2

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
2:00 PM
Allyship Solo Talks
Solo Talks
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Paidamoyo-Janet Azehko, Lesley Slaton Brown, Joey Williams, Jerome Shelton, Karan Mehra, Frieda McAlear, Daisy Ozim
2:30 PM

Breakout Room 1

  • Allyship Solo Talks Solo Talks · Paidamoyo-Janet Azehko, Lesley Slaton Brown, Joey Williams, Jerome Shelton, Karan Mehra, Frieda McAlear, Daisy Ozim
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
8:00 AM
8:30 AM

Main Stage

Breakout Room 1

Breakout Room 2

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
2:00 PM
Building Equity and Allyship for People with Disabilities
Panel
2:00 PM
2:25 PM
John Marble, Mariela Taylor, Joe Vasquez, Kate Williams, Moderated by Tiffany Yu

Main Stage

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
5:00 PM
Closing
5:15 PM
5:30 PM
Melinda Briana Epler, Wayne Sutton

Main Stage

  • Closing Melinda Briana Epler, Wayne Sutton
    5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
2:30 PM
Designing Inclusive and Accessible Products to Reach Global Customers
Panel
2:30 PM
3:00 PM
Tones Porter, Jay Banfield, Allison Shaw, Srin Madipalli, Moderated by: Megan Rose Dickey

Main Stage

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
10:00 AM
Diversity Data: Are You Measuring What Matters?
Solo Talk
10:25 AM
10:35 AM
Brenda Darden Wilkerson
10:30 AM

Main Stage

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
1:00 PM
Equity of Opportunity: Removing Obstructions for Different Paths to Converge
Panel
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
Valeria Martinez, Mary Farrow, Beto Dealmeida, Moderated by: Tamika Tannis

Main Stage

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
10:00 AM
Equity, Empowerment & Allyship in Culture
Panel
10:00 AM
10:25 AM
Trier Bryant, Margie Lee Johnson, Leslie Griffin Robertson, Natalia Villalobos, Moderated by: Melinda Briana Epler

Main Stage

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
1:30 PM
Fireside Chat with James Dickerson
Fireside Chat
1:30 PM
1:50 PM
Moderated by: Wayne Sutton

Main Stage

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
9:30 AM
Fireside Chat with Nima Ghamsari and Ulysses Smith
Fireside Chat
9:30 AM
9:55 AM
Moderator: Wayne Sutton

Main Stage

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
5:30 PM
Happy Hour
Networking Reception
5:30 PM
7:30 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM

Main Stage

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
2:00 PM
How to Make More Predictive Hiring Decisions
Workshop
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Lusen Mendel
2:30 PM

Breakout Room 2

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
10:00 AM
How to Use AR/VR to Create Empathic Experiences
Panel
10:20 AM
10:50 AM
Elise Smith, Jenny Dorsey, Kristina Ashley Williams, Myra LalDin, Moderated by: Gordon Fuller
10:30 AM

Breakout Room 1

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
11:00 AM
A Leadership Journey through Equity, Advocacy, and Allyship
Panel
11:00 AM
11:25 AM
Cameron Wadley, Mohamed Gahnoog, Rachel Kim Bierner, Moderated by: Melinda Briana Epler

Main Stage

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
11:00 AM
Inclusive Ecosystem Building Sponsored by Kauffman Foundation
Panel
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
Vanessa Roanhorse, Jennifer Ellis, Chris Davidson, Orlando Harris, Moderated by Maica Gil

Breakout Room 1

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
4:30 PM
Keeping It 100: What's Next with Culture & Inclusion in Tech?
Panel
4:30 PM
5:15 PM
Aubrey Blanche, Rachel Williams, Candice Morgan, Wayne Sutton, Moderated by: Melinda Briana Epler
5:00 PM

Main Stage

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
12:00 PM
12:30 PM

Main Stage

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
12:00 PM
12:30 PM

Breakout Room 1

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
12:00 PM
12:30 PM

Breakout Room 2

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
11:00 AM
News Flash: It's the Micro-Aggressions
Workshop
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
Lisa Gelobter
11:30 AM

Breakout Room 2

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
10:00 AM

Breakout Room 1

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
1:00 PM
Solo Talks about Equity and Empowerment
Solo Talks
1:00 PM
1:50 PM
Ritu Bhasin, Wided Rihana Khadraoui, Cherise Bernard, Alberto Roca
1:30 PM

Breakout Room 1

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
11:30 AM

Main Stage

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
3:30 PM
Startups Today: Impactful, Funded, and Human-Focused
Panel
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
Ruben Harris, Ketan Anjaria, Irma Olguin Jr. Moderated by: Shaloo Garg

Main Stage

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
4:00 PM
Surviving and Thriving (while Black) in Big Tech: Fireside Chat with Leslie Miley
Fireside Chat
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
Leslie Miley, Q&A moderated by Wayne Sutton

Main Stage

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
1:00 PM
1:30 PM

Breakout Room 2

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
11:30 AM
The Importance of Diversity & Inclusion in Developing New Technologies Like Computer Vision, AI, ML
Panel
11:30 AM
12:00 PM
Jamila Smith-Loud, Marisa Leung, Sharifa Vinson, Moderated by: Lia Garvin

Breakout Room 1

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
11:30 AM
The Truth about Motherhood in Tech
Fireside Chat
11:40 AM
12:00 PM
Leslie Feinzaig, Jessica Eggert

Main Stage

Main Stage Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2
9:00 AM
Welcome & 5 Years of Tech Inclusion
Melinda Briana Epler & Wayne Sutton
9:10 AM
9:30 AM

Main Stage

No agenda available!

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