How to Ensure a Diverse Tech Event

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

5:00pm to 5:15pm (CST)

Social networking is supposed to be the ultimate facilitator of interaction between producers and consumers. In the tech space, these online interactions go offline at conferences and unconferences around the world, but it's still the rare tech conference that accurately reflects its real audience - the users, the consumers, the benefactors of technology. Are you hoping to attract more diverse audiences to your existing programming or are you tailoring your programming to diverse audiences? How can your product appeal to a diverse audience if you don't have a diverse group developing it? Does your event allow affinity groups to connect in a meaningful way? We'll explore what event organizers like O'Reilly and SXSW are doing to encourage new people to attend. We'll explore the barriers individuals face as well as opportunities for contribution within the community. Individuals, organizations, conference organizers, sponsors and bloggers will walk away with actionable steps they can take to diversify events.

LEVEL: Intermediate

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Erica Mauter

right now: my @stkate masters thesis on ranked choice voting, learning to be an arts administrator, run/lift/yoga, 2011+2013 WNBA champion #loslynx #doslynx

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7 attendees

  • Jason Hartsell
  • Cat Posey
  • John Foliot
  • Kiratiana
  • Marcin Wichary
  • Rachel R
  • Erica Mauter

9 trackers

  • Anna Debenham
  • Arena Reed
  • Carrie Stalder
  • Dr. Goddess
  • Dan W
  • liangcw
  • Niran Babalola
  • Paul Irish
  • Simon St.Laurent

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Time 5:00pm5:15pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011


Ballroom E, Austin Convention Center

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