Empowering LGBTQ Youth with Tech & STEAM Education
Chris Wood Presenting: The LGBTQ community is bursting at the seams with talented young minds looking for the opportunity to learn, engage and communicate over technology. For many, especially in rural communities, the tech sector could also be the perfect career. Educators, parents and community leaders have an opportunity to be the stepping stones to ignite the imaginations of these youth with an introduction to STEAM education in a safe, welcoming environment. Let’s launch STEAM education in your classroom, after school program, or local center.
Expanding on our successful and well attended meet-up from the last two years, we plan to make this meet-up even more interactive and entertaining. Quickly connect with an entire room of LGBT professionals in various fields and backgrounds from all over the country! Speed-networking is your opportunity to have multiple one-on-one brief introductions, talk about your latest idea and connect later during the conference. Develop your best elevator pitch, have your twitter handle ready to exchange and SPEED-NETWORK and GO!
Location: JW Marriott,
The relationship between tech companies and social good orgs can feel a little sleazy sometimes. Corporate engagement with social problems has often meant just throwing money at them, and many social good orgs have become overly dependent on corporate dollars to do their work. This panel presents a better way—an innovative partnership model, leveraging the best tech companies have to offer to make deep, lasting change for communities in need. Featured in WIRED, Connect 4 Life is a unique collaboration of industry, advocacy, and social service orgs improving the lives of homeless LGBT youth with mobile tech. Let the leaders who designed this groundbreaking program show you how it’s done.
Location: Hilton Austin Downtown , Salon J, 500 E 4th St