Saturday, August 26 2017

Austin, TX

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
11:45am
Struggles of an Accidental Junior Developer Alyss Noland
Trigger Warnings: Folks with agoraphobia might struggle with some content
12:00pm
Lunch Break
1:20pm
But You Don't Look Sick: Navigating the Workplace With an Invisible Disability Jessica Lucci
Trigger Warnings: This talk will discuss disability in the workplace. Specifically, it will include descriptions of working with Multiple Sclerosis, symptoms caused by Multiple Sclerosis (including mental health issues), and other general examples of both invisible and visible disability.
1:45pm
2:00pm
Break
3:20pm
Snack Break
4:15pm
Tackling the Homogeneity of Open Source Communities Gina Helfrich
Trigger Warnings: High-level discussion of bullying and harassment
4:40pm
Closing Remarks

Job Fair

All Day

Venue

RetailMeNot
301 Congress Ave #700
Austin, TX 78701

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 August 11, 2017.
Bathrooms
Accessible gender neutral restrooms
Parking
Paid parking structure attached to building as well as various parking options in the vicinity.
Food & Drinks
Healthful meat, vegan, and gluten-free meals with choice of water or juice.
Public Transit
Surrounded by various bus line stops as well as a MetroRail station.
Security
Unarmed, non-police security officers

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