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2020 Diversity & Inclusion Research Conference (DIRC20)

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-- DAY 1: DIRC20 LIVE EVENTS! -- Be sure to watch the pre-recorded content prior to Live Q&A sessions!
See below for DAY 1 of live Q&As and Workshops. Check the main stage for up-to-date event info. Visit the Exhibits and Reception area for more activities!
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[REMARKS] #DIRC20 Welcome Remarks
Join us on the Main Stage for opening remarks by the #DIRC20 team, the National Science Foundation, New York University and the City University of New York
José Luiz Cruz Paolo Gaudiano (he/him/his) Lisa Coleman Fay Payton Arshiya (she/her) Malik Toni Shoola (she/her)
· Sessions
[WORKSHOP] Inequality-Opoly (session 1)
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (limit 6 attendees/session) see dirc.info/dirc20-workshop-rsvp. Visit our booth for more information and additional sessions.
Shanon Belle Perry Clemons
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[WORKSHOP] Speaking Up: How Bystanders Can Change the Conversation about Social Bias
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, see dirc.info/dirc20-workshop-rsvp. Learn about bystander reactions and how they can help or hinder decisions to speak up.
Stephanie Goodwin (she/her/hers) David Kaye
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[LIVE Q&A] Re-engineering the way we look at D&I: How STEM training influences the perception and management of D&I
Be sure to watch the pre-recorded panel prior to this Q&A: http://bit.ly/DIRC20-Panel-Reengineering
Lisa Coleman Kristen Anderson (she, her) Julie Elberfeld (she/her) Paolo Gaudiano (he/him/his) Lyndele von Schill (she/her)
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[LIVE Q&A] Entrepreneurs to the Rescue: How to solve the problem of unrealized potential
Be sure to watch the pre-recorded panel prior to this Q&A: http://bit.ly/DIRC20-Panel-Entrepreneurs
Ian Hathaway Esosa Ighodaro Andres  Wydler Deena McKay
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[LIVE Q&A] Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the era of COVID and beyond
Be sure to watch the pre-recorded panel prior to this Q&A: http://bit.ly/DIRC20-Panel-COVID
Vivian  Louie Antoine  Richards Brooke Staley Ana Abraído-Lanza
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[LIVE Q&A] Engage with the creators of the interactive VR experiences offered at DIRC20
Be sure to explore the live VR experiences (no VR headset needed!): http://bit.ly/DIRC20-Experience-IAmAMan and http://bit.ly/DIRC20-Experience-CantWin
Derek Ham Cortney Harding
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[FIRESIDE CHAT] How Research Can Help Make STEM More Inclusive
Join Olin President Dr. Gilda Barabino and NSF Program Director Dr. Fay Cobb Payton for a discussion on how research can make STEM more inclusive
Gilda Barabino Fay Payton
· Sessions
[LIVE Q&A] FEATURED SPEAKERS: Karyn Marciniak, Stephanie Lampkin and Andrea Jones-Rooy
Be sure to watch pre-recorded talks before the Q&A: http://bit.ly/DIRC20-Marciniak, http://bit.ly/DIRC20-Lampkin and http://bit.ly/DIRC20-JonesRooy
Andrea Jones-Rooy (she/they) Stephanie Lampkin Karyn Marciniak (she/her)
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[LIVE Q&A] FEATURED SPEAKERS: Chibin Zhang, Joshua Epstein, Thomas Woodson, Paolo Gaudiano
Be sure to watch the pre-recorded talks: http://bit.ly/DIRC20-Epstein, http://bit.ly/DIRC20-Zhang, http://bit.ly/DIRC20-Woodson, http://bit.ly/DIRC20-Gaudiano
Joshua Epstein CHIBIN ZHANG - DIRC20 TEAM Thomas Woodson Paolo Gaudiano (he/him/his)
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[WORKSHOP] Inequality-Opoly (session 2)
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (limit 6 attendees/session) see dirc.info/dirc20-workshop-rsvp. Visit our booth for more information and additional sessions.
Shanon Belle Perry Clemons
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[WORKSHOP] A Framework for Measuring Inclusion within Your Organization
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, see dirc.info/dirc20-workshop-rsvp. Find out why so many organizations are choosing to measure inclusion!
Lisa Magill (she/her)
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[WORKSHOP] Film Forward - Building a just world through film
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, see dirc.info/dirc20-workshop-rsvp. Watch the award-winning film "Bad Things" and engage in personal reflections
Martina Potratz (she/her) Spencer Scott Barros (he/him)
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[WORKSHOP] Learning by Feeling: how VR can create the potential for powerful experiential learning and lasting behavioral change
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, see dirc.info/dirc20-workshop-rsvp.
Maya Bialik (she, her)
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[REMARKS] End-of-day remarks by the #DIRC20 team
Join members of the #DIRC20 organizing team on the Main Stage for a recap of Day 1 and information about Day 2 of live activities!
Arshiya (she/her) Malik Toni Shoola (she/her) Paolo Gaudiano (he/him/his)
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-- DAY 2: DIRC20 LIVE EVENTS! --
See below for DAY 2 of live Q&As and Workshops. Check the main stage for up-to-date event info. Visit the Exhibits and Reception area for more activities!
· Stage
[REMARKS] DAY 2 Opening Remarks
Join the #DIRC20 team on the Main Stage for DAY 2 opening remarks and up-to-date information
Paolo Gaudiano (he/him/his) Arshiya (she/her) Malik Toni Shoola (she/her)
· Sessions
[WORKSHOP] Academic Support Networks for Minorities and Underrepresented Faculty
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, see dirc.info/dirc20-workshop-rsvp. Learn about the value of creating an Academic Support Network for underrepresented faculty.
Pauline Mosley
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[WORKSHOP] Inequality-Opoly (session 3)
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (limit 6 attendees/session) see dirc.info/dirc20-workshop-rsvp. Visit our booth for more information and additional sessions.
Shanon Belle Perry Clemons
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[FIRESIDE CHAT] How Research Can Help Make STEM More Inclusive (repeat)
Join Olin President Dr. Gilda Barabino and NSF Program Director Dr. Fay Cobb Payton for a discussion on how research can make STEM more inclusive
Gilda Barabino Fay Payton
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[WORKSHOP] Cultural Change from Within: Activating Change in the Workplace
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, see dirc.info/dirc20-workshop-rsvp. Review transferable strategies used by social justice activists to spark change in the workplace.
Denisha Gingles(she/her/hers)
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[LIVE Q&A] Envisioning a disability-inclusive future
Be sure to watch the pre-recorded panel prior to this Q&A: http://bit.ly/DIRC20-Panel-Disability-Inclusive-Future
Luke DuBois Wilson Ng Becky Kekula Emily Ladau
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[LIVE Q&A] The Interplay Between Science and D&I Technology: How research is informing people strategy at organizations
Be sure to watch the pre-recorded panel prior to this Q&A: http://bit.ly/DIRC20-Panel-Science-Tech-Interplay
Jill Finlayson Ben Waber Lisa Magill (she/her) Adrianne Pettiford
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[LIVE Q&A] FEATURED SPEAKERS: Angie Beeman, Cynthia Overton
Be sure to watch the pre-recorded talks before the Q&A: http://bit.ly/DIRC20-Beeman and http://bit.ly/DIRC20-Overton
Angie Beeman Cynthia Overton
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[LIVE Q&A] Allyship and Intersectionality: Understanding the roles of power, privilege and marginalization in DEI work
Be sure to watch the pre-recorded panel prior to this Q&A: http://bit.ly/DIRC20-Panel-Allyship-Intersectionality
Grey Batie Tsedale Melaku Jennifer  Brown Heather Metcalf
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[WORKSHOP] Inequality-Opoly (session 4)
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (limit 6 attendees/session) see dirc.info/dirc20-workshop-rsvp. Visit our booth for more information and additional sessions.
Shanon Belle Perry Clemons
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[LIVE ACTIVITY] Find out the results of the Trusted Four Game!
Visit the Network Diversity Score booth to play the Trusted Four game any time during #DIRC20. Then join us as we explore the results!
Paolo Gaudiano (he/him/his) Toni Shoola (she/her)
· Sessions
[WORKSHOP] Film Forward - Building a just world through film
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, see dirc.info/dirc20-workshop-rsvp. Watch the award-winning film "Bad Things" and engage in personal reflections
Martina Potratz (she/her) Spencer Scott Barros (he/him)
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[WORKSHOP] Discovery In The Dark
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED, see dirc.info/dirc20-workshop-rsvp. a dialogue focusing on preconceived notions, “–isms” and individual value.
Sara Minkara (She/Her/Hers)
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[REMARKS] Bringing #DIRC20 to a close
Join the #DIRC20 Team on the Main Stage for a final review, highlights, and an announcement about #DIRC21!
Paolo Gaudiano (he/him/his) Arshiya (she/her) Malik Toni Shoola (she/her)

Speakers

Ian Hathaway

Co-founder, Center for American Entrepreneurship

José Luiz Cruz

Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost

Toni Shoola (she/her)

#DIRC20 Event Coordinator

Arshiya (she/her) Malik

Co-founder, Aleria PBC

Esosa Ighodaro

Cofounder, Black Women Talk Tech

Shanon Belle

Game Facilitator, Inequality-Opoly

Joshua Epstein

Director, NYU Agent-Based Modeling Laboratory

Fay Payton

Program Director at National Science Foundation

Gilda Barabino

President at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Grey Batie

Graduate Research Assistant at University of California, Berkeley

Luke DuBois

Associate Professor of Integrated Digital Media at New York University

Lisa Coleman

Senior Vice President, Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation, NYU

Martina Potratz (she/her)

Co-Head of Equity & Inclusion Programming, Seed&Spark

Lyndele von Schill (she/her)

Director of Diversity & Inclusion, National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Emily Ladau

Disability Rights Activist, Writer and Speaker

Paolo Gaudiano (he/him/his)

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, ARC, Aleria, QSDI

Deena McKay

Founder & Host, Black Tech Unplugged

Sara Minkara (She/Her/Hers)

Founder & President, Sara Minkara, LLC

Stephanie Goodwin (she/her/hers)

President, Incluxion Works and Research Asst. Professor

Andres Wydler

Executive Director, StartOut

Spencer Scott Barros (he/him)

Co-Head of Equity & Inclusion Programming, Seed&Spark

Jill Finlayson

Director, Women in Tech Initiative, UC Berkeley

Maya Bialik (she, her)

Curriculum Director, VRperspectives

Julie Elberfeld (she/her)

Forbes Technology Council Member

Kristen Anderson (she, her)

Chief Diversity Officer, Barilla Group

Tsedale Melaku

Tsedale M. Melaku Postdoctoral Research Fellow, IRADAC, CUNY Graduate Center

Becky Kekula

Director, Disability Equality Index, Disability:IN

Adrianne Pettiford

Head of Client Insights & Analytics, Pymetrics

Ana Abraído-Lanza

Vice Dean of the School of Global Public Health & Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, NYU

Brooke Staley

Predoctoral Fellow, UNC Genetic Epidemiology T32 Program

Perry Clemons

Creator of Inequality-opoly

Wilson Ng

Adjunct Professor, Regents’ University & Emlyon Business School

Cynthia Overton

Director of Tech Workplace Initiatives, Kapor Center

Antoine Richards

Senior Advisor, Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management

David Kaye

Founder & Artistic Director, UNH PowerPlay

Angie Beeman

Associate Professor of Sociology, Baruch College

Karyn Marciniak (she/her)

Principal Workforce Analytics Manager & Consultant, Mercer

Cortney Harding

Founder & CEO, Friends With Holograms

Heather Metcalf

Chief Research Officer, AWIS

Derek Ham

Department Head and Associate Professor of Art + Design, North Carolina State University

Denisha Gingles(she/her/hers)

Owner & Clinical Director, Signature ABA Therapy

Stephanie Lampkin

Founder & CEO, Blendoor

Thomas Woodson

Associate Professor, Stony Brook University

Pauline Mosley

Full Professor and Associate Chair of Information Technology, Pace University

CHIBIN ZHANG - DIRC20 TEAM

Research Associate, Aleria

Jennifer Brown

Founder & CEO, Jennifer Brown Consulting

Andrea Jones-Rooy (she/they)

Data Science Professor & Social Scientist, New York University

Vivian Louie

Director, Asian American Studies Program & Center, Professor of Urban Policy & Planning, Hunter College

Lisa Magill (she/her)

Co-Founder & CEO, Aleria; Co-Founder, ARC

Ben Waber

President and Co-Founder, Humanyze

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DIRC20 Virtual Help Desk

Have questions about DIRC20 or need assistance? Chat with a member of the DIRC20 Team here in our virtual help desk!

InterpreterNow

Top quality interpreting and captioning services.

Breakthrough

Breakthrough is a free documentary series and research-supported toolkit for advancing STEM inclusion. Watch the films, share the strategies, take action.

Inequality-opoly

Inequality-opoly: The Board Game of Structural Racism and Sexism in America is an educational experience that transforms recent national studies into an engaging and personalized perspective-taking experience. In this game, as in the real world, certain players enjoy privileges based on their perceived identity while others face obstacles to building and sustaining wealth.

2SWIM

2SWIM is a community-focused social messaging app that is currently invite-only for Black, Indigenous and POC-, LGBTQIA+-, and/or womxn-centric communities, creators and brands (and their allies).

Gender and Race in Academic Career Experiences in STEM (GRACES) Project

An NSF-funded project to explore biases that impact the academic careers of Women of Color in STEM

Diversify Tech

We connect underrepresented people in tech to opportunities

NYC Regional Innovation Node (NYCRIN)

NYCRIN provides state-of-the-art innovation research and training services that interconnect regional academic technologists with entrepreneurial and business partners. NYCRIN strives to become the global leader in technology innovation and entrepreneurial business development.

Black Women Talk TechBlack Women Talk Tech

Our mission is to help Black women identify and build the next billion dollar tech company.

Brooke David

Brooke David is a Creative Projects Manager and Director of Partnerships/ Special Projects and the Curator of the Immersive Wing at DIRC

Disability:IN

Disability:IN is the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide.

StartOut

StartOut’s mission is to increase the number, diversity, and impact of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and amplify their stories to drive the economic empowerment of the community.

Rhodes Perry Consulting

Build Belonging at Work

ADVANCE Resource and Coordination (ARC) Network

As the STEM Equity Brain Trust, the ARC Network strives to advance equity nationally by facilitating the adoption and implementation of evidence-based systemic initiatives by institutions of higher education and other STEM organizations that affect those in STEM workplaces. The ARC Network enables authentic, intentional dialogue between researchers and practitioners, connects inclusiveness to organizational principles and practices, and accounts for and incorporates intersectional perspectives throughout our work.

Diversity in Action

Advancing STEM Professionals and Students

Berkeley Haas Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership (EGAL)

We educate Equity Fluent Leaders™ to ignite and accelerate change. Equity Fluent Leaders™ understand the value of different lived experiences and courageously use their power to address barriers, increase access, and drive change for positive impact.

Sara Minkara, LLC

Develop a diverse and inclusive mindset for you and your organization by unlocking the potential within you and within each one of your collaborators. Through an interactive, introspective experience, Sara will help transform leaders and their teams, and will provide practical tools to address systemic biases, realize their authentic self, create an inclusive culture and foster meaningful impact.

The Network Diversity Score by ARC

Find out your Network Diversity Score!

Seed&Spark

Seed&Spark presents Film Forward: a first-of-its-kind inclusive workplace culture program built around film. We help your organization implement, execute and measure a sustainable practice to cultivate a workplace that works for everyone.

Barilla

Watch Barilla's D&I 5-Year Journey Video

Five to Nine

Data-driven event program management and communications software

She+ Geeks Out

Abolish Inequity in the Workplace.

Aleria

taking the guesswork out of Diversity & Inclusion

Aleria Research Corp

We leverage science and technology to impact the way people think about Diversity & Inclusion, and, more importantly, what they do about it.