No Permission, No Apology: Agenda

Friday, September 9

9:00am     Breakfast and Registration
10:00am     Welcome and Opening Keynote
      Joi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab
Megan Smith, Entrepreneur, Engineer, and Tech Evangelist
VP Google, On leave from MIT Corporation, U.S. Chief Technology Officer
11:15am     Morning Breakout Sessions
      Grad Catalyst: Prepare, Apply, and Succeed in Grad School [details]
Gloria Anglón, Assistant Director, Diversity Initiatives & MIT Summer Research Program
Joy Johnson, Engineering Program Manager, Apple
      Outsmarting Imposter Syndrome [details]
Robbin Chapman, Associate Provost and Academic Director of Diversity & Inclusion, and Lecturer in The Education Department, Wellesley College
      Navigating Academia: My Journey from the Media Lab [details]
Shaundra Daily, Associate Professor, University of Florida
      Your Theory of Social Change [details]
Francesca Escoto, Founder and CEO, Startups for Social Impact
      How Men Can Effectively Help Bring Gender Balance to Tech [details]
Lauren Kinsey, Advocate for Gender Equity in Technology
      How to Lead Into the Unknown [details]
Susan Schuman, Cofounder & CEO, SYPartners
      Creating Emerging Design without a Design Background [details]
Caroline Sinders, User Researcher at IBM Watson, UX designer and artist
12:30pm     Lunch
1:30pm     Panel Discussion: Designing for Other (Than Straight, Rich, White Men)
      Catherine D'Ignazio, Assistant Professor of Civic Media & Data Visualization, Emerson College; Principal Investigator, Engagement Lab
Yvonne Lin, Founder, Wondernik
Ridhi Tariyal, CoFounder, NextGen Jane
Kristy Tillman, Design Director, Society of Grownups
Zenzile Moore, Marketing Manager, Glosten (moderator)
3:00pm     Coffee Break
3:30pm     Afternoon Breakout Sessions
      How To Succeed at MIT & Beyond: Developing a Growth Mindset [details]
Lourdes Alemán, Research Scientist, MIT’s Office of Digital Learning (ODL) and Biology Department
      Grad Catalyst: Prepare, Apply, and Succeed in Grad School [details]
Gloria Anglón, Assistant Director, Diversity Initiatives & MIT Summer Research Program
Joy Johnson, Engineering Program Manager, Apple
      Overcoming the Inertia of Fear and Doubt [details]
Noramay Cadena, Founder, Latinas in STEM; Cofounder and Managing Director, Make in LA
      My Winding, Warty Startup Path: Balancing Risk, Research, Private IP, and Public Service [details]
Arlene Ducao, Chief, DuKorp and Principal, Brooklyn’s DuKode Studio
      Solve Problems / Ask Questions: Building a Technical and Social Lab [details]
Sara Hendren, Assistant Professor of Design, Olin College of Engineering
      But What Do I Do Instead? A workshop to counteract the "bystander dilemma" [details]
Libby Mahaffy, Assistant Director for Conflict Management@MIT
Julio Oyola, Assistant Director, MIT LBGT Services
      Financing Strategies for the Non-Zuckerbergs [details]
Nathalie Miller, Startup Advisor & Mom
      Influence, Persuasion, and Presence for Women [details]
Denise Minor, Senior Partner, MindSpring Metro DC
5:00pm     Closing Keynote
      Aparna Nancherla, Writer & Comedian
6:00pm     Reception