Saturday, November 4 2017

Portland, OR

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.

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Schedule

10:00am
Attendee Check-in
10:30am
Opening Address Kronda Adair
11:30am
The Social Responsibility of Coding Liz Abinante
Trigger Warnings: Abusive behavior at tech companies and current events
11:55am
Lunch Break
12:55pm
Inclusivity 360: Including Diverse Voices Through the Project Lifecycle Ambika Samarthya-Howard
Trigger Warnings: Discussion of marginalized and vulnerable communities
1:15pm
Privacy & Anonymity may be ruining your Diversity and Inclusion Miki Demeter
Trigger Warnings: Trans issues in the workplace,
2:00pm
Break
2:15pm
Transcoding self worth into elegant software Kris Nova
Trigger Warnings: Openly transgender, and will share stories about pre-transition and darkness contained therein
2:40pm
Not All Alike: East Asian and Transmasculine in Tech Moof Mayeda, Aiden Yang
Trigger Warnings: Examples of racism/sexism/transphobia
3:20pm
Snack Break
4:15pm
Styling for Inclusion: How Shaping a Style Guide Shapes Our Discussions Thursday Bram
Trigger Warnings: Discussion of abusive language and terms; misgendering; misnaming
4:25pm
When to Stop Teaching Others and Start Caring for Ourselves Haile Canton
Trigger Warnings: exclusion, racism, sexism, depression, anxiety, mental health
4:50pm
Closing Remarks

Job Fair

All Day

Local Team

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Photographer

Venue

Simple
1615 SE 3rd Ave
Portland, OR

Essentials

Universal Design
Curb cutouts in front of building, outside area well-lit, any steps are accompanied by ramps or elevators.
Physical Access
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!)
Program Access
Professional sign language interpreters and live captioning
Childcare
Venue safe for small children. Free professional childcare available, reserve no later than October 21, 2017.
Bathrooms
Accessible gender neutral restrooms
Parking
Street parking and free visitor parking available
Food & Drinks
Healthful meat, vegan, and gluten-free meals with choice of water or juice.
Public Transit
1-­3 blocks from many bus routes and the street car, 5­-10 walk/roll from light rail
Security
Unarmed, non-police security officers

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