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22 May 2019
Voices of Innovation
#TechInclusion
Date and Time

Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Doors open at 9:30

Conference Location

Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia 672 Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC, 3000

Location Host & Sponsor

LaunchVic Melbourne

Voices of Innovation
About

This is our 2nd annual Tech Inclusion Melbourne, convening the tech industry to focus on solutions to diversity and inclusion!

Our theme this year is “Voices of Innovation” – featuring diverse, underrepresented voices building the innovative technologies and cultures of our future.  Join us for keynotes, panel discussions, solo talks and an interactive session focusing on allyship in tech.

Join us in  learning new solutions, meeting diverse people who care, being stretched in a safe environment, and gaining new tools and strength to advocate for change. Then join us for a reception in the evening to network, debrief and unwind.

Impact + Conference + Networking Reception

Agenda

Conference Schedule
Wednesday - 22 May
Breakfast
09:30
10:00
Welcome to Country
Wurundjeri Elder
10:00
10:05

Welcome Message
Melinda Briana Epler, Bronwen Clune
10:05
10:15

Fireside Chat
Georgina McEncroe
10:15
10:40

Solo Talks: Voices of Innovation
Liam Ridgeway, Gian Wild, Dr. AnnMaria De Mars, Michelle Sheppard, Kati Elizabeth, Khuyen Phung
10:35
11:30

Morning Break
Break
11:30
11:50

Panel: From Equity to Belonging
Lauren Peate, Angel Dixon, Jane Nguyen, Charles Williams
11:50
12:25
Moderator: Melinda Briana Epler

Panel: Pathways for Diverse Entrepreneurs
Jim Cassidy, Tom Dawkins, Abena Ofori, Natasha Hooper
12:25
13:00
Moderator: Annie Parker
Lunch
13:00
14:00
Panel: You Can Be What You See - DI in Media
Ahmed Salama, Ben Law, Marsha Uppill, Anna Reeves
14:00
14:30

Interactive Session: Allyship Talks and Discussion
Kelly Schulz, Michelle Kerrin, Ross Floate, Maryam Zahid, Melinda Briana Epler
14:30
15:30

Afternoon Break
15:30
15:50

Panel: The Future of Products: Ethics, Inclusion and Innovation
Dr. Raji Ambikairajah, Aseel Hamarneh, Jess Perrin, Morgan Coleman, Adem Cifcioglu
15:50
16:20
Moderator: Dr. Manisha Amin

Solo Talks: The Future of Technology
Ronny Andrade, Aiman Hamdouna, Dr. Manisha Amin, Janet Granger-Wilcox, Anthony Ware
16:20
17:20

Closing
Melinda Briana Epler
17:20
17:30

Networking Reception
Happy Hour
17:30
19:00

Wednesday - 22 May

Wednesday - 22 May
Afternoon Break
15:30
15:50

Wednesday - 22 May

Wednesday - 22 May
Breakfast
09:30
10:00

Wednesday - 22 May

No agenda available!
No agenda available!
Wednesday - 22 May
Solo Talks: Voices of Innovation
Liam Ridgeway, Gian Wild, Dr. AnnMaria De Mars, Michelle Sheppard, Kati Elizabeth, Khuyen Phung
10:35
11:30

Wednesday - 22 May

Wednesday - 22 May
Closing
Melinda Briana Epler
17:20
17:30

Wednesday - 22 May

  • Closing Melinda Briana Epler
    17:20 - 17:30
No agenda available!
No agenda available!
Wednesday - 22 May
Fireside Chat
Georgina McEncroe
10:15
10:40

Wednesday - 22 May

No agenda available!
No agenda available!
No agenda available!
Wednesday - 22 May
Lunch
13:00
14:00

Wednesday - 22 May

No agenda available!
Wednesday - 22 May
Morning Break
Break
11:30
11:50

Wednesday - 22 May

Wednesday - 22 May
Networking Reception
Happy Hour
17:30
19:00

Wednesday - 22 May

Wednesday - 22 May
Panel: From Equity to Belonging
Lauren Peate, Angel Dixon, Jane Nguyen, Charles Williams
11:50
12:25
Moderator: Melinda Briana Epler

Wednesday - 22 May

Wednesday - 22 May
Panel: Pathways for Diverse Entrepreneurs
Jim Cassidy, Tom Dawkins, Abena Ofori, Natasha Hooper
12:25
13:00
Moderator: Annie Parker

Wednesday - 22 May

Wednesday - 22 May
Panel: The Future of Products: Ethics, Inclusion and Innovation
Dr. Raji Ambikairajah, Aseel Hamarneh, Jess Perrin, Morgan Coleman, Adem Cifcioglu
15:50
16:20
Moderator: Dr. Manisha Amin

Wednesday - 22 May

No agenda available!
No agenda available!
No agenda available!
Wednesday - 22 May
Solo Talks: The Future of Technology
Ronny Andrade, Aiman Hamdouna, Dr. Manisha Amin, Janet Granger-Wilcox, Anthony Ware
16:20
17:20

Wednesday - 22 May

Wednesday - 22 May
Interactive Session: Allyship Talks and Discussion
Kelly Schulz, Michelle Kerrin, Ross Floate, Maryam Zahid, Melinda Briana Epler
14:30
15:30

Wednesday - 22 May

Wednesday - 22 May
Panel: You Can Be What You See - DI in Media
Ahmed Salama, Ben Law, Marsha Uppill, Anna Reeves
14:00
14:30

Wednesday - 22 May

No agenda available!
Wednesday - 22 May
Welcome Message
Melinda Briana Epler, Bronwen Clune
10:05
10:15

Wednesday - 22 May

Wednesday - 22 May
Welcome to Country
Wurundjeri Elder
10:00
10:05

Wednesday - 22 May

No agenda available!

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Learn From
Our Speakers
Dr. Manisha Amin
Dr. Manisha Amin
CEO at Centre for Inclusive Design
Liam Ridgeway
Liam Ridgeway
Cofounder at NGNY + Indigitek
Ben Law
Dr. Ben Law
Host at That Startup Show
Michelle Sheppard
Michelle Sheppard
Transgender Community Liaison Officer at Fitted For Work
Anthony Ware
Anthony Ware
Principal at AWare Catalysts
Kelly Schulz
Kelly Schulz
Customer Inclusion Protagonist at Customer Inc
AnnMaria De Mars
Dr. AnnMaria Demars
President at 7 Generation Games
Aiman Hamdouna
Aiman Hamdouna
Founder & CEO at Hatch Quarter Pty Ltd
Jess Perrin
Jess Perrin
Head of Social Innovation and Digital Inclusion at Infoxchange
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Janet Granger-Wilcox
General Manager Corporate Affairs at Aussie Broadband
Ronny Andrade
Ronny Andrade
Researcher at The University of Melbourne
Jim Cassidy
Jim Cassidy
Managing Partner at Rampersand
Dr. Raji Ambikairajah
Dr. Raji Ambikairajah
CEO at Folo
Angel Dixon
Angel Dixon
CEO at Attitude Foundation
Jane Nguyen
Jane Nguyen
Head of People Development & Impact at Redbubble
Tom Dawkins
Tom Dawkins
Co-Founder & CEO at StartSomeGood
Anna Reeves
Anna Reeves
CEO & Co-Founder at That Startup Show
Georgina McEncroe
Georgina McEncroe
Founder & CEO at Shebah Pty Ltd
Lauren Peate
Lauren Peate
Co-founder & CEO at Multitudes
Ross Floate
Ross Floate
Creative and Strategy Director at We are you
Michelle Kerrin
Michelle Kerrin
Emerging Community Leader and Social Advocate
Gian Wild
Gian Wild
CEO, Founder at AccessibilityOz
Ahmed Salama
Ahmed Salama
Creative Director at That Startup Show
Kati Elizabeth
Kati Elizabeth
Product Designer & Product Manager at Victoria University
Aseel Hamarneh
Aseel Hamarneh
Senior Product Manager at Culture Amp
Khuyen Phung
Khuyen Phung
User Interface Designer at Victoria University
Charles Williams
Charles Williams
Director at NMC
Abena Ofori
Abena Ofori
Social Impact Manager at Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP)
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Natasha Hooper
Program Director, SheStarts at
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Adem Cifcioglu
Director of Accessible TechnologiesDirector of Accessible Technologies at Intopia
Marsha Uppill
Marsha Uppill
Founder at Arranyinha
Bronwen Clune
Bronwen Clune
Digital Director at Launchvic
Morgan Coleman
Morgan Coleman
Founder, CEO at Vets on Call
Annie Parker
Annie Parker
Global Head Startups at Microsoft
Melinda Briana Epler
Melinda Briana Epler
Founder, CEO at Change Catalyst

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Thank You
Community Partners
ThinkImpact
Intopia
Le Wagon
Coder Academy
Startup Victoria
Hub Australia
Humanitix
Centre for Inclusive Design
Infoxchange
Enterprising Partnerships
CWIA
NJ Productions

The Conference Venue

Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia

Location

Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia
672 Bourke Street,
Melbourne, VIC, 3000

This is an accessible environment where everyone is safe and included.

Tech Inclusion events are a safe and innovative space for people across every gender, race, ethnicity, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, visible and invisible ability, and age, as well as veterans and people who have been incarcerated. Our Code of Conduct will be visible and enforced.

We work hard to make our events accessible to everyone – the venue is wheelchair accessible; we’ll have seats up front reserved for wheelchairs, people who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or visually impaired; we’ll have live captioning at the stage; there will be vegan, dairy free and gluten free food options.

If you need an interpreter, volunteer guide, Mother’s Room, prayer room or have other accessibility or dietary needs we’ll do our best – please let us know when you RSVP!”

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Change Catalyst builds inclusive tech ecosystems through strategic advising, startup programmes and resources, and a series of events around the globe.

Using culture and behaviour change strategies, we partner with the tech industry to drive solutions to diversity and inclusion together: across education, workplace, entrepreneurship, policy, media/entertainment and ecosystem builders.

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Accessibility We work to make our events as inclusive as possible. We will have live captioning at the conference, and the venues are wheelchair accessible. If you have accessibility requests (including interpreters, volunteer guides, and anything else), please contact us at contact@changecatalyst.co.

Code of Conduct It is very important to us that everyone attending the conference feels safe and respected. Will be strictly enforcing our Code of Conduct at all Tech Inclusion events. Please read it here.

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Transfers & Refunds If you are no longer able to attend, we are happy to issue a refund within 30 days of your purchase as long as your request is received before 21 June 2019. We will not be able to issue refunds after that date.