Saturday, April 1 2017
London, England
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.

Schedule

10:00am
Attendee Check-in
10:30am
Opening Address Ashe Dryden
10:40am
Open Open Source Charlotte Spencer
11:25am
11:40am
Lunch Break
12:40pm
Let’s get personal! (about games) Vaida Plankyte
Trigger Warnings: Mentions (no specifics) of games dealing with mental illness, lgbt-phobias, emotional abuse.
1:40pm
Break
2:00pm
Trapped By The Trappings Chad Gowler
Trigger Warnings: Discussion of depression and anxiety, mentions of stressful work situations

Job Fair

All Day

Tickets

Local Team

Jaycee Cheong

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Freelance Sketchnoter

Jenny Wong

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Ambassador

Miyanda Nehwati

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Freelance Blogger

Venue

King
178 Wardour St
Soho, London W1F 8FY

Essentials

Universal Design
curb cutouts in front of building, outside area well-lit, all steps accompanied by ramps or elevators
Physical Access
reserved seating for those with mobility devices, hearing or vision impairment interspersed with non-reserved seating (sit with your friends!), 3.5ft or more pathways between chairs, tables, etc within venue
Program Access
Professional sign language interpreters and live captioning
Childcare
Venue safe for small children. Free professional childcare available, reserve no later than 03/20/2017 - 12:00am.
Bathrooms
Accessible gender neutral restrooms
Food & Drinks
meat, vegan, and gluten-free meals included
Public Transit
Closest tube station is Oxford Circus
Security
Unarmed, non-police officers

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