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Tuesday, June 14 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Think Inclusion; Not Diversity: An Interactive Brain Splatter Session on Making San Diego Tech Succeed in Toto

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"Diversity is being invited to the Party; Inclusion is Being Asked to Dance" - Vernã Myers, Esq.,

Diversity is used in almost every conversation regarding tech; not enough women, not enough people of color, not enough of something else. Yet being invited not always means you have a voice at the table. Inclusion is a more powerful word that encapsulates that if you make everyone welcome, you will attract everyone, and they in turn can add more to the conversation.

In this interactive session, we will be writing on the walls, literally; thoughts, ideas, goals, solutions, and a wishlist of what can be. We will have several moderators who will be reading questions from the audience as well as some questions sent in prior to the event. This is an INCLUSIVE event - to truly create an Inclusion Manifesto at the end of the evening, we need all voices. We need your voice. Men and Women. After the session, we will be scribing all the words and phrases into a report on how to make inclusion as common a word at a startup as craft brew and ping pong. What you'll need: an open mind, Sharpies, and a willingness to learn and teach.

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Lauren Avenius

Co-Founder, The Collective 1939
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Amber Brandner

Founding Partner, The Collective 1939
Amber Brandner builds community through creative collaborations, entrepreneurship and discussions for the new economy. Amber leads a collective of entrepreneurs in creating video, events, workshops, and immersive experiences abroad which foster connection. Projects include Crowdfund-UP, an initiative to create collaborative crowdfunding campaigns and inspire learning through doing, CoDirecting TEDxAmericasFinestCity catalyzed Ambers work... Read More →
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Leslie Fishlock

CEO & Founder, Geek Girl
GeekGirlTV is the official Online Educational and Video Channel for @GeekGirlCamp. Learn how to Code, use Photoshop, Social Media and more from the Geek Girls!
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Chelsea Kaufman

Co-Founder & CEO, LEARN Academy
Chelsea Kaufman is the Co-Founder and CEO of LEARN Academy - a web development bootcamp and training institution. As the leader of this San Diego based tech start-up she sets strategy and vision for the company, builds and maintains the company culture, provides the tools the staff needs to do their job to the best of their abilities and manages revenue, expenses and external financing to maintain the consistent growth of the business. Prior... Read More →
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Mia Mian


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Geek Girl

Geek Girl empowers women & girls (and dudes!) of all ages and all financial levels in technology, from beginner newbie to startup savant. We do this through full day Tech Conferences, workshops, seminars, public speaking, consulting and Geek Girl for Hire. Our goal is to have a more diverse workforce in tech, create a stronger tech bond between children and their parents, and create a future where every child can become their own Tech... Read More →

Tuesday June 14, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
701 B Street 16th Floor, Room C 701 B St, San Diego, CA 92101

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