Saturday, June 10 2017
Chicago, IL
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.


Attendee Check-in

Job Fair

All Day


Local Team

Nick Ng

twitter site


Shanice Grimsled

Freelance Sketchnoter


20 N Wacker Dr #1200
Chicago IL 60606


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
Venue safe for small children. Free professional childcare available, reserve no later than May 21, 2016.
Accessible gender neutral restrooms
Street and Garage parking (more info coming soon)
Food & Drinks
Healthful meat, vegan, and gluten-free meals with choice of water or juice.
Public Transit
Commuter Metra train stations Union and Oglvy are within 2 blocks. CTA Orange, Green, Pink, Brown, and Purple lines are 3 blocks away. Red and Blue lines are ~4 1/2 blocks. Bus stops are directly across the street from the building.
Unarmed, non-police security officers


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