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The NEW Seattle WiT Regatta dates: August 10 - 14th, 2020.

Over the coming days and weeks, we will be updating our itinerary to align to the new dates. As a result of the date change and the updates needed, ticket purchasers will not automatically receive a login to Sched to create a personal schedule. This is temporary and all ticket purchasers will receive access to create their personal schedule as soon as possible.  Check our FAQ page for more info.

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Monday, August 10
 

10:00am

The Rise of Women in Thought Leadership — Sponsored by Nordstrom
Thought leaders are the opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise. They’re trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas; turn ideas into reality, and show how to replicate their success. Who are the women leaders hugely inspiring men and the world today, and how are they doing it? How can we raise up many more women as thought leaders?

Monday August 10, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
thinkspace - Burke Gilman Room 1700 Westlake Ave N #200, Seattle, WA 98109

10:00am

Jump Ship: How to Successfully Change Careers Midstream — Sponsored by WGU
What floats your boat early in your career may give you a sinking feeling now. Seasoned professionals will discuss how they navigated successful roles and career changes and the impact it has had on their professional and personal lives.

Monday August 10, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
TBD

10:00am

Launch It Broken, Fix It Live: Put the Life Vest On and Jump!
As the saying goes, “Perfect is the enemy of the good.” Hear from a panel of entrepreneurs & executives on how they keep momentum up by focusing on “good enough” when launching their project. There will always be something to “fix” or improve so why wait? Jump in, the water feels fine!

Monday August 10, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
thinkspace - Pacific Crest Room 1700 Westlake Ave N #200, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

10:00am

1:00pm

Balancing Data-Driven Design vs. Innovation
Design thinking and human-centered design is a proven problem-solving process that can be applied to products, services and processes. Companies are investing more time and resources to understand problems and provide users and customers with best-in-class experiences, thus strategy and innovation is critical to their success. As companies are leaning heavily on data when making decisions, including design and UX strategies, how do we balance the science with the uncertainties and unknowns that often come with innovation?

Monday August 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
thinkspace - Pacific Crest Room 1700 Westlake Ave N #200, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

1:00pm

True Allyship: Be a Better Ally All the Time, Every Day — Sponsored by WGU
True Allyship is not defined by intent, but by impact. The question to ask yourself is: How do I ensure that I'm having the impact of an ally? Join us for a lively discussion about this leading question as we dive into the concept of privilege, our unconscious biases, and why intent can only go so far. Our all male panelists  will share their experiences, the barriers they've faced and overcome while imparting valuable advice on how you can act with impact as an ally every day, in the workplace and beyond.

Monday August 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TBD

1:00pm

Hiding in the Bathroom: Emotions in the Workplace & How to Manage Them — Sponsored by Nordstrom
What happens when you start to feel frustrated, worried, disappointed, or just plain mad at work? For many women the answer is to hide in the bathroom and cry. Why? Because up until now showing emotions in the workplace has been seen as a weakness. Yet, women and men are emotional creatures. During this panel discuss we’ll discuss when it is appropriate to express true emotions at work, how embracing vulnerability can improve your career, and tips for keeping things professional while remaining authentic to yourself.

Monday August 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
thinkspace - Burke Gilman Room 1700 Westlake Ave N #200, Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm

The Sails Are Set – Where to Next? An Interactive Workshop to Create Your Personal Vision
As a Leader, a well-articulated Vision is vital to all that we do. And having that Vision come from you and your team is critical to create a sense of belonging and alignment. Join Siraj Sirajuddin and Susan Gibson in this 2-hour workshop where we’ll explore past influences and clean our slate of all that baggage that’s been sabotaging us, so that we can get to the good stuff! Articulating our personal visions and creating an action plan to put that vision into motion.

Monday August 10, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Northeastern University (401 Terry) 401 Terry Ave N #103, Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm

Diversity by Design: Including Immigrant Women of Color in Tech — Sponsored by Nordstrom
Traditional organizational gender diversity efforts often ignore immigrant women of color. Through personal stories and data, our panel will illustrate what we're missing when existing conversations around diversity and inclusion in tech leave out immigrant women. We will propose ideas on how to best harness the diversity of, and effectively include immigrant women of color in your organizations. 

Monday August 10, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
thinkspace - Burke Gilman Room 1700 Westlake Ave N #200, Seattle, WA 98109

5:00pm

The MotherSHIP MAIN EVENT
Coming Soon.

Monday August 10, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
The Collective Seattle - Room 1 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
 
Tuesday, August 11
 

10:00am

Leading From Every Chair: Keeping Your Leadership Voice Turned On In Every Role — Sponsored by Nordstrom
Join this session to hear from conventional and unconventional leaders with vastly different leadership styles. Learn how they navigate rough waters, let out the sails to capture momentum and drop anchor when necessary. Bonus: Learn why you are already a leader, even if you don’t currently recognize it.

Tuesday August 11, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
thinkspace - Burke Gilman Room 1700 Westlake Ave N #200, Seattle, WA 98109

10:00am

Embracing Your Inner Wonder Woman
A roundtable discussion about navigating through you careers, stepping up to new opportunities, and how to be a "Wonder Woman" who has it all. We'll hear authentic stories from some Wonder Women of Tech.

Tuesday August 11, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
TBD

10:00am

Relationships Are The True Currency: Discover Your Treasure Chest — Sponsored by Facebook
To sail a ship successfully you need a crew working together, in relationship, toward a greater purpose. This is the core principle of the WiT Regatta. Learn how cultivating and tending to your relationships keeps your ship on course and offers you safe harbor in a storm.

Tuesday August 11, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
Facebook (Room 1) 300 8th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm

Future Fashion: Where Technology & Fashion Intersect — Sponsored by Nordstrom
Becoming a more technological society increases our potential to engage in the types of experiences that lead to greater creativity. Technology also enables creatives to design and add value without having to make a physical product. There's no denying that the technology world is obsessed with fashion. Amazon, Apple and Google, three of the biggest names in tech, are all trying to carve their own path into the fashion space. All of which is to say, the line between these two industries is blurring. Now more than ever, it feels like high-tech fashion is on the verge of being more than just a gimmick. So, the ability to understand and move with the times, while progressing your work accordingly, is a crucial skill for any designer and for any business leader to acknowledge.In this talk we have set up a panel in a mix of renowned creatives and techies, welcoming an audience of entrepreneurs, managers and designers from the fashion and design domain up to coders and analysts.

Tuesday August 11, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
thinkspace - Burke Gilman Room 1700 Westlake Ave N #200, Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm

Deep Dive on Empathy: How (and Why) to Bring More Compassion to Your Work — Sponsored by F5
Join us for this special WIT Regatta pop up where we'll talk about all things empathy and why compassion is the key to success. We'll be featuring speaker and brand strategist Maria Ross and "Get a complimentary copy" version of her newest book, The Empathy Edge: Harnessing the Value of Compassion as an Engine for Success.
We're excited to be back in Vancouver to talk about empathy as a competitive advantage, because, let's face it, the world needs more compassion right now - and you can help by bringing it to work and redefining success! Join our elite panel of leaders, entrepreneurs, and change makers as they share how empathy at work makes you more productive and innovative and how they course-correct projects derailed by misunderstanding. You'll discover actionable ways to put your own compassion to work and flex that empathy muscle for yourself - even if you don't think you're very good at it right now.
Don't miss this, plus provocative group discussion to explore how to bring more empathy into your work life.
Regardless of your field—whether you’re a corporate manager, marketing leader, community activist, or entrepreneur—this discussion will open your eyes to the value of empathetic leadership and how to achieve it.

Takeaways:
  • Discover how empathetic leadership leads to a stronger, happier, more productive team
  • Learn how to build a corporate culture that attracts top talent
  • Discover actionable ways to flex your empathy muscle as a leader - even if you don’t think this is your strength
  • Discuss how to balance meaningful work with real profit
  • Learn how to avoid the “Empathy Veneer” so that you can genuinely walk your talk


Tuesday August 11, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
thinkspace - Pacific Crest Room 1700 Westlake Ave N #200, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

1:00pm

Be Flawsome! Turn Flaws into Awesome - Sponsored by Facebook
Tyra Banks coined “Flawsome” to describe someone who embraces their “flaws” and knows they are awesome regardless. Nobody wins when you play small. During this session you’ll hear from people who have overcome tidal waves by making intentional choices to be bold, stand out, make mistakes, and still show up. Learn how leaders at multiple career stages sailed into a world without limitations, embraced their greatness and decided to say #notsorry.  Simply embrace your inner Wonder Woman and Spark! Following a 45min panel, stay for an audience breakout and interactive workshop where you will explore and discuss how “flawsomeness” plays into your life.

Tuesday August 11, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Facebook (Room 1) 300 8th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm

Keeping Teams Engaged - Leading Yourself to Remain an Effective Team Leader – Sponsored by Facebook
Ever seen a leader who manages people, but may not be leading themselves well? Humility and self-observant leadership are key qualities in someone who continually leads successful teams. What else does it take to lead others over the long haul on a path of maintained or upward happiness?

Tuesday August 11, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Facebook (Room 1) 300 8th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm

Side Hustle Success: Why Knot Dive into Your Side Hustle Now?
Are you tied up in knots about starting your side hustle? The gig economy era is now - learn what it takes to navigate a successful side hustle inside or outside your company. Panelist discussion, Q&A, and interactive group breakout session.

Tuesday August 11, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
TBD

4:00pm

Don’t Burn the Boats: Finding balance and creating mindful strategies to build positive wellbeing and avoid stress and burnout
When someone is ambitiously navigating their career they inevitability deal with a certain level of stress and demand on their time as they are surrounded by a swirling sea of 24/7 connectivity, making it difficult to navigate balance in their professional and personal lives. How can we protect ourselves from drowning in the turbulent waters of stress and anxiety? In this session participants will learn tips and techniques to help weather the storm and create a more balanced life by creating boundaries and developing their own self-care as a priority to set themselves up to thrive.

Tuesday August 11, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
thinkspace - Pacific Crest Room 1700 Westlake Ave N #200, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

4:00pm

Integrating Career and Parenthood: The Tensions, Balance & Love — Sponsored by Nordstrom
Learn and discuss different stages of parenthood, staying true to your career and passions, nurturing and growing families. Parenthood has evolved with gender balance dramatically over the past 40 years. Workplaces are trying to keep up. During this session hear from working parents who have learned how to leverage flexible work schedules, remote working, setting boundaries, and to manage their commitments while staying true to themselves.

Tuesday August 11, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
thinkspace - Burke Gilman Room 1700 Westlake Ave N #200, Seattle, WA 98109
 
Wednesday, August 12
 

9:00am

Crafting The Deep Sea Vessel: Software Engineering - Systems & Security Topic 1 — Pending
Coming Soon.
Submissions are open for the Deep Sea Tech Track - click here.

Wednesday August 12, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
The Collective Seattle - Room 2 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

9:00am

Deep Sea Data Dives: Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Topic 1 — Pending
Coming Soon.
Submissions are open for the Deep Sea Tech Track - click here.

Wednesday August 12, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
The Collective Seattle - Room 1 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

9:00am

Leading From Every Chair: Keeping Your Leadership Voice Turned On In Every Role
Join this session to hear from conventional and unconventional leaders with vastly different leadership styles. Learn how they navigate rough waters, let out the sails to capture momentum and drop anchor when necessary. Bonus: Learn why you are already a leader, even if you don’t currently recognize it.

Wednesday August 12, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
Northeastern University (225 Terry) 225 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

9:00am

🔸Job Expo 9am - 5pm 🔸
Ready for a career change? We got you. Take a stroll through our full-day job expo featuring companies that value diversity and inclusion. Find your new job, new career, or even a new friend!

Wednesday August 12, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Collective Seattle 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

11:00am

Deep Sea Data Dives: Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Topic 2 — Pending
Coming Soon.
Submissions are open for the Deep Sea Tech Track - click here.

Wednesday August 12, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm
Northeastern University (225 Terry) 225 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

11:00am

Uncharted Deep Sea Waters: Technology & Research by Women for Women Topic 1 — Pending
Coming Soon.
Submissions are open for the Deep Sea Tech Track - click here.

Wednesday August 12, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm
The Collective Seattle - Room 1 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

11:00am

The Rise of Women in Thought Leadership
Thought leaders are the opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise. They’re trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas; turn ideas into reality, and show how to replicate their success. Who are the women leaders hugely inspiring men and the world today, and how are they doing it? How can we raise up many more women as thought leaders?

Wednesday August 12, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm
The Collective Seattle - Room 2 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

1:30pm

Crafting The Deep Sea Vessel: Software Engineering - Systems & Security Topic 2 — Pending
Coming Soon.
Submissions are open for the Deep Sea Tech Track - click here.

Wednesday August 12, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Collective Seattle - Room 2 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

1:30pm

Uncharted Deep Sea Waters: Technology & Research by Women for Women Topic 3 — Pending
Coming Soon.
Submissions are open for the Deep Sea Tech Track - click here.

Wednesday August 12, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Northeastern University (225 Terry) 225 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

1:30pm

What Would Chad Do? Negotiate, Navigate & Neutralize Situations
Our collective female experience, backed by research, shows women and men behave differently in the workplace, at women’s expense. Studies show women tend to follow the rules more closely than men, do not push for salary increases at the same rate as men, and underestimate the value of networking to get ahead. During this session learn from experienced leaders on how to negotiate, navigate and neutralize these situations. Let’s take a page out of our male colleagues’ playbook and ask ourselves “#whatwouldchaddo?”

Wednesday August 12, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Collective Seattle - Room 1 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

3:30pm

Crafting The Deep Sea Vessel: Software Engineering - Systems & Security Topic 3 — Pending
Coming Soon.
Submissions are open for the Deep Sea Tech Track - click here.

Wednesday August 12, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Northeastern University (225 Terry) 225 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

3:30pm

Deep Sea Data Dives: Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Topic 3 — Pending
Coming Soon.
Submissions are open for the Deep Sea Tech Track - click here.

Wednesday August 12, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm
The Collective Seattle - Room 1 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

3:30pm

Uncharted Deep Sea Waters: Technology & Research by Women for Women Topic 3 — Pending
Coming Soon.
Submissions are open for the Deep Sea Tech Track - click here.

Wednesday August 12, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm
The Collective Seattle - Room 2 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
 
Thursday, August 13
 

10:00am

First Mate to Captain: Senior Level Interview Strategies — Sponsored by Foster School of Business
Learn from this panel of experts how to communicate your content expertise, status and value. Discussion will range from leveraging the job description, correctly identifying your competition to exploring the difference between performing for the interviewer versus creating a thought partnership. Tactical discussion will include the importance of networking correctly for your seniority level along with the natural cycle of relationship building. Leaving no stone unturned, we’ll identify multiple tactics to help you nail the interview.

Thursday August 13, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Collective Seattle - Room 2 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

10:00am

What Would Chad Do? Negotiate, Navigate & Neutralize Situations — Sponsored by Facebook
Our collective female experience, backed by research, shows women and men behave differently in the workplace, at women’s expense. Studies show women tend to follow the rules more closely than men, do not push for salary increases at the same rate as men, and underestimate the value of networking to get ahead. During this session learn from experienced leaders on how to negotiate, navigate and neutralize these situations. Let’s take a page out of our male colleagues’ playbook and ask ourselves “#whatwouldchaddo?”

Thursday August 13, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
Facebook (Room 1) 300 8th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

10:00am

Shifting the Culture In a Male-Dominated Industry — Sponsored by Service Now
In today's male-dominated technology industry, how do leaders intentionally decide to support inclusion and shift workplace culture? The need to be more inclusive of different races, genders, ages, abilities, orientations, and more is at a tipping point. During this session we’ll discuss the practical steps some leaders have taken to support diversity in the workplace, what risks they’ve taken, roadblocks they have encountered, and the tough decisions they’ve made to promote a more inclusive culture.

Speakers
avatar for Gretchen K Wagner

Gretchen K Wagner

Engineering Program Manager, ServiceNow
From the inner working of cloud systems to the outer working of managing people, every day I get to run at the nearest hard problem, double-wielding interpersonal skills and technical acumen. I manage technical programs and lead development teams to simplify, standardize, and stabilize... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
Northeastern University (401 Terry) 401 Terry Ave N #103, Seattle, WA 98109

10:00am

Navigating Disruption in Healthcare — Sponsored by Forum Solutions LLC
To say the healthcare industry is complex would be the understatement of the millennium. The inherent constraints and challenges make it a Gordian Knot disruption opportunity for technology innovation. During this session our panel of change catalysts, representing entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and cross-pollinators, will share stories of disruption, successes, and failures in their on-going quest to improve the state of healthcare for the sake of improving lives and communities.

Thursday August 13, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Collective Seattle - Room 1 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

1:00pm

Deepdive: Debiasing ML/AI — Sponsored by Facebook
Artificial intelligence is often billed as the answer to debiasing decision making. Human biases are deeply anchored, most often unnoticed, and reflected in the behaviour that generates data. AI can amplify these biases and patterns, and in some cases even expand the problems in new ways. At best, AI might be able to introduce some degree of objectivity; but to do so, the people writing the code must be aware of and wrestle with biases. This panel discusses strategies and methodologies for navigating these challenges.

Thursday August 13, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Facebook (Room 1) 300 8th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm

Storytelling for Business and Career: Take Your Message to the High Seas! — Sponsored by Airbnb
Storytelling is a powerful tool for professionals. If told strategically, a good story can advance your career, expand your leadership impact and help you build influence in your space. In this empowering workshop and panel, get inspired by storytellers and discover creative strategies to craft a powerful story that will activate your audience and haul your career in the desired direction.

Thursday August 13, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Collective Seattle - Room 2 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

1:00pm

Building Your Crew: When is it Time to Bring on Employees & How Do You Find Them? — Sponsored by Service Now
As entrepreneurs, it’s just you at the helm of the ship. You make all decisions based on your ideas and research. At a certain point, though, you realize you can no longer steer the ship alone. How do you find the right people? How do you figure out your company culture? When is the right time to bring aboard a crew? And how do you get investor ready and secure the funding to finance it all?

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Francey

Carrie Francey

Vice President, Global Alliances, ServiceNow
Carrie Francey is an industry thought leader and C-level Executive leading both Sales and Channel Organizations in the software and services field.Carrie is the Global Vice President at ServiceNow Global Alliances. She and her team are responsible for developing joint sales, developing... Read More →


Thursday August 13, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Northeastern University (401 Terry) 401 Terry Ave N #103, Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm

Charting a New Course for the Modern Healthcare Workforce — Sponsored by Forum Solutions LLC
The Healthcare industry suffers from a siloed work culture which limits efficiency, hinders communication, and simply makes things harder than they need to be. This is expensive, frustrating, and discouraging to those in the healthcare system. During this session we will explore how technology will help break down these silos to increase collaboration, decrease administrative burdens, modernize the training experience, and create an exceptional workplace experience.



Thursday August 13, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Collective Seattle - Room 1 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

4:00pm

Navigating Impact When Working at a Satellite Office — Sponsored by Airbnb
Coming soon. 

Thursday August 13, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The Collective Seattle - Room 2 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

4:00pm

Back from the Void: Resilience After Not Meeting Expectations — Sponsored by Facebook
Most of us will experience tough feedback in our careers and life, whether from peers, managers, our reports or (most often) ourselves. Join us for a real conversation about navigating the lows and returning to the highs of performance in the office and in life. This session is ideal for both managers and individual contributors who want to learn more about professional and personal resilience.

Thursday August 13, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Facebook (Room 1) 300 8th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm

Using Tech to Close the Last Nautical Mile in Healthcare — Sponsored by Forum Solutions LLC
Health does not happen in a healthcare provider's office or in a hospital. Health happens where we live, work, and play. However, for many of our most vulnerable populations, access to services and support, doctors and hospitals, is limited. We must meet our patients where they are, help them get well, and live well. During this session we will discuss the unseen barriers to closing the last mile to neighborhood health services and how technology can help lower these barriers to create healthy and happy communities.




Thursday August 13, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The Collective Seattle - Room 1 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
 
Friday, August 14
 

10:00am

Busting The Myth - Why Girls Don't Participate In Stem and How to Cruise Ahead — Sponsored by Northeastern University
In this session we will be discussing questions such as whether the stereotype that girls are less interested or less likely to pursue studies in STEM/ technology is true or not, where does this stereotype come from and what can we do to make it more appealing to them? Moreover what can parents do to help their kids bust this myth.

Friday August 14, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
Northeastern University (225 Terry) 225 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

10:00am

In Our Own Words: Stories of Underrepresented Voices in Tech — Sponsored by Facebook
What if your identity didn't fit into the conventional confines of the workplace? What part of yourself do you hide? What part do you refuse to hide? How can you help colleagues and employers accept who you are? Join us for a meaningful evening of learning and storytelling, as we listen to thirteen diverse speakers from our community answer the question, "What is your identity and how do you express it at work?" Gain a different perspective as each storyteller shares their personal experiences in a series of 5-minute flash talks.

Friday August 14, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
Facebook (Room 2) Facebook 300 8th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

10:00am

Dr. Robot: The Intersection of Healthcare & Technology
Healthcare costs are skyrocketing in the US while arguably, the quality of care is in decline. One solution, leveraging technology. From automating patient medical records to using AI to flag dangerous drug interactions, from employing real world medical data for rapid improvement in health outcomes to virtual doctors and telemedicine. There are unlimited possibilities! However, in order to create solutions that improve all of our health, we need diverse leadership and a representative workforce.  During this panel participants will talk about their experiences at the crossroads of healthcare and technology as well as how we can recruit more women, LGBTQ, and POC into these critical roles.  

Friday August 14, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Collective Seattle - Room 1 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

1:00pm

Women in Gaming — Sponsored by Facebook
The gaming industry is one of the most innovative and impactful industries, and it is growing like crazy. Games are everywhere, and so are people that play games: board games, mobile games, PC and console games, VR experiences, and more. Games transform societies and are often at the forefront of cultural change. Let's talk about how we can remove barriers to get more women and minorities into the industry. Let's discuss how games have changed, become more inclusive, and pushed not only technical boundaries, but also boundaries in how we see and experience the world around us. And let's dive into the opportunities that exists for women interested in developing games, and the skills that can get them there.

Friday August 14, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Facebook (Room 2) Facebook 300 8th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm

Jump on Board - Looking Ahead to Board Membership — Sponsored by Facebook
We've come so far as to achieve top executive roles in some greater numbers; but what about aspiring to go even further? With continued push to advance women to higher positions in the corporate world, can we plan from the beginning to reach the even more lucrative, powerful positions of board membership? And once we get there, are these coveted roles smooth sailing?

Friday August 14, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Facebook (Room 1) 300 8th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

1:00pm

You Belong On The Ship: Combatting imposter syndrome — Sponsored by Northeastern University
Imposter syndrome, a popular obstacle people face in their professional life, is the belief where people, very often womxn, doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent, often internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud. People experiencing this remain convinced that they don’t deserve the success they have achieved and often sell themselves short. In this session, participants will better understand how and when imposter syndrome shows up for them. It will teach them a way to realize their concrete value,validate their efforts and outcomes for improving confidence levels, and overcome imposter syndrome to finally believe they belong on the ship.

Friday August 14, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Northeastern University (225 Terry) 225 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

1:00pm

Pending Healthcare Topic
Coming Soon.

Friday August 14, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Collective Seattle - Room 1 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

4:00pm

Deepdive: Data Privacy and GDPR — Sponsored by Northeastern University
Whether we’re aware of it or not, we create data everywhere we go. Data generation is expected to grow continuously, with information becoming more sensitive, and subsequently has more concerns raised about its privacy. The introduction of the GDPR represents the biggest reform to data protection laws in generations. It’s been widely discussed in the media and was expected to largely impact how our personal data is collected and stored, giving us back some control over our data. Since its implementation about a year ago, which aspects have been shown to be successful, and which so far have failed? Is the GDPR sufficient for citizens to regain control over their data and ensure their privacy? What further steps can be taken to ensure a citizen’s privacy while embracing a data-driven economy?

Friday August 14, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Northeastern University (225 Terry) 225 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

4:00pm

What’s Real Anyway? AR/VR + Robotics + Live Demos — Sponsored by Facebook
Seattle has established itself as a hub for virtual and augmented reality. In this talk we will discuss how these bleeding edge technologies are disrupting different industries. Learn how you can leverage them to drive transformation and ROI within your respective companies and industries.

Join us for an amazing experience with the opportunity to interact with games, retail, real estate, health care & more!

Friday August 14, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Facebook (Room 2) Facebook 300 8th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm

Navigating Big Tech: Learn from the Recruiters — Sponsored by Facebook
Enjoy a panel of professional recruiters from big technology companies. Listen to their insights and reflections from the recruiter's lens on: What makes a great candidate, whether application portals still work in 2019, things they wish candidates knew more often to do, ways we should be considering the impact of ATS on resumes, and a discussion of trends in recruiting at big tech companies. Invaluable breakout sessions included, each small group moderated by a professional who can add value to this important discussion.

Friday August 14, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Facebook (Room 1) 300 8th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm

Pending Healthcare Topic
Coming Soon.

Friday August 14, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The Collective Seattle - Room 1 400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

6:30pm

TGIF (Thank Goodness It's Facebook!) — Wellness Party hosted by Facebook
After an energy-filled week of connections, storytelling, mentorship and idea-sharing, it's time to take it all in and chillax! 

Friday August 14, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Facebook 300 8th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA