Sunday, December 10 2017

San Francisco, CA

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.

Tickets

Schedule

10:00am
Attendee Check-in
10:45am
Opening Address liz
11:20am
Advocating for the Imposter Elizabeth Posadas
11:55am
Lunch Break
12:55pm
The Forest for the Trees: Why OSS Fails to Protect Underrepresented Minorities Bryan Hughes
Trigger Warnings: Targeted harassment and trolling (including from GG/KiA/8chan/etc, and MRAs in general); sexism and misogyny, queerphobia, and other oppression of URMs; burnout and mental health; suicide.
1:40pm
Identity impostors: surviving self-erasure Mikayla Hutchinson
Trigger Warnings: transphobia, alcohol, anxiety
1:55pm
Break
2:40pm
Creating New Security Standards for Marginalized Users Morgen Bromell
Trigger Warnings: Mentions of general user harassment, potential platform abuse scnarios.
3:25pm
Snack Break
3:45pm
Now more than ever Susan Lin
Trigger Warnings: Mentions of Anxiety, PTSD, Stalking, and Suicide.
4:30pm
Why We Need to Organize Tech Workers for Diversity, Inclusion and Justice in our Communities Kana Hammon
Trigger Warnings: Racism, privilege, harrassment, diversity
4:40pm
Closing Remarks liz

Job Fair

All Day

Local Team

Jaleh Afshar

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Sketchnoter

CJ Joulain

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Ambassador

Amy Wibowo

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Photographer

Venue

Slack HQ
155 5th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

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 November 26, 2017.
Bathrooms
Accessible gender neutral restrooms
Food & Drinks
Healthful meat, vegan, and gluten-free meals with choice of water or juice.
Security
Unarmed, non-police security officers

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