Sunday, August 20 2017

New York City, NY

10:00am to 5:00pm

AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries. By highlighting the powerful voices and positive initiatives of local community members, we build hope and strengthen the community’s resolve to create safer spaces for everyone.

The conferences go beyond the limited definitions and basic discussions of diversity to create a deeper, more nuanced conversation. Each conference features a wide range of speakers delivering critical analyses of tech and gaming culture and presenting their vision for what our community can be.

We invite you to join us as we work toward a more inclusive future.

Speakers

Christine Bryant-Ryback

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Standing Desks and Free Pizza: Body Image Negotiations in Tech Spaces

TW: - Intentional weight loss and the medicalization of weight, sometimes in detail -...

Elizabeth Yalkut

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STEM in single-gender education, stereotype threat, and plugging the pipeline

TW: tw: binary gender references, examples of stereotype threats

Katriel Paige

The Privilege of Making

TW: Poverty. Race / heritage and gender as compounding factors.

Rachel Honor Vincent

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Social rules, finger waggling, and direct feedback dinosaurs: fostering healthy communication on small teams

TW: In this talk I'll discuss some negative social interactions as examples of subtle...

Seán Hanson

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On Quiet Developers

TW: workplace and employment discrimination; brief mentions of mental illness, micro-...

Yasmin J. Mattox

Integrating Family & Career: Ensuring Women's Dreams Continue to Take Flight After Motherhood

TW: Postpartum Depression; Depression, Suicide, Infant Mortality, Maternal Mortality;...

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