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.
Standing Desks and Free Pizza: Body Image Negotiations in Tech SpacesChristine Bryant-Ryback Trigger Warnings: - Intentional weight loss and the medicalization of weight, sometimes in detail
- Intentional body changes in general, including those related to gender transition, but not in extensive detail
- Chronic illness, eating disorders, and disordered eating, but not in extensive detail
- Current and historical racism, classism, sexism, weight discrimination, and ableism
- Quotes a headline that uses one ableist term
28 West 23rd St. 4th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Curb cutouts in front of building, outside area well-lit, any steps are accompanied by ramps or elevators.
3.5ft or more accessible pathways between chairs, tables, etc within venue. Reserved seating for those with mobility devices, hearing or vision impairment interspersed with non-reserved seating (sit with your friends!)
Professional sign language interpreters and live captioning
Venue safe for small children. Free professional childcare available, reserve no later than August 6, 2017.
Accessible gender neutral restrooms
Street parking as well as a parking garage on 22nd St between 5th and 6th Ave.
Food & Drinks
Healthful meat, vegan, and gluten-free meals with choice of water or juice.
N, Q on the corner of 5th and 23rd. 6 train is on Park Avenue and 23rd (all within 5 minutes walking distance). Crosstown buses are available on every corner as well.
Unarmed, non-police security officers
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AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries.