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I.D.E.A. Conference

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Schedule

· Stage
Introductions
McMaster Engiqueers, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) McMaster Chapter, and the McMaster Women in Engineering Society Introductions
2021-01-30T10:00:00Z 2021-01-30T10:15:00Z America/New_York Introductions https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fideaconference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Wellness Workshop
Move beyond self-care and have the chance to explore what community care looks like and how we can support others through challenges and mental health concerns.
Zeinab Khawaja Connor Blakeborough
2021-01-30T10:15:00Z 2021-01-30T10:45:00Z America/New_York Wellness+Workshop https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fideaconference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Introduction to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)
Introduction to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) presentation – educating one with tools on effective ways to incorporate EDI into the workforce.
Khadijeh Rakie
2021-01-30T11:00:00Z 2021-01-30T11:30:00Z America/New_York Introduction+to+Equity%2C+Diversity%2C+and+Inclusion+%28EDI%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fideaconference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Allyship Workshop
How to become an ally and encourage others to become allies, highlighting the dos and don’ts of allyship, and an interactive discussion on ally roles.
Kim Jones
2021-01-30T11:40:00Z 2021-01-30T12:30:00Z America/New_York Allyship+Workshop https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fideaconference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Lunch Break
Have a break from all the exciting events happening today and get some lunch!
2021-01-30T12:30:00Z 2021-01-30T13:00:00Z America/New_York Lunch+Break https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fideaconference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Authenticity: Your Super Power
This keynote speech will be a guide through finding your authentic self and how your uniqueness is your super power to succeed.
B. Pagels-Minor
2021-01-30T13:00:00Z 2021-01-30T14:00:00Z America/New_York Authenticity%3A+Your+Super+Power https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fideaconference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Employer Networking
Employer Networking Session
Have the chance to network with some great companies passionate about EDI. Have the chance to meet with representatives one-on-one.
2021-01-30T14:00:00Z 2021-01-30T15:40:00Z America/New_York Employer+Networking+Session https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fideaconference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Being a Minority in the Workplace: Alumni & Student Panel
Join our alumni and student panelists where they discuss their experiences in the workforce. Come prepped with any questions you may have!
Brian kibazohi Akil Hamilton Roba Dekamo Elsa Tomy Vanessa Raquel Raponi
2021-01-30T14:00:00Z 2021-01-30T14:40:00Z America/New_York Being+a+Minority+in+the+Workplace%3A+Alumni+%26+Student+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fideaconference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Company Booths
Employer Booths
Check out the Employer Booths with 10 participating companies!
2021-01-30T14:00:00Z 2021-01-30T15:50:00Z America/New_York Employer+Booths https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fideaconference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
IDEAs to Action
Join us to discuss overcoming inaction, develop ways to promote change, learn what others are hoping to accomplish, and build connections.
Mikhail  Burke Cori Hanson
2021-01-30T15:00:00Z 2021-01-30T15:50:00Z America/New_York IDEAs+to+Action https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fideaconference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Closing Remarks
Remarks by the event organizers to thank participants for joining us for the first-ever I.D.E.A. Conference.
2021-01-30T15:50:00Z 2021-01-30T16:00:00Z America/New_York Closing+Remarks https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fideaconference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Zeinab Khawaja

Health Promoter at McMaster Student Wellness Centre (she/her)

Mikhail Burke

Dean's Advisor on Black Inclusivity Initiative at University of Toronto (he/him)

Brian kibazohi

4th Year Software Engineering Student, Microsoft Intern (he/him)

Akil Hamilton

4th Year Software Engineering Student, Facebook Intern (he/him)

Kim Jones

Chemical Engineering Professor at McMaster Univeristy, ONWIE Chair (she/her)

Khadijeh Rakie

Manager, Inclusion & Anti-Racism Education at McMaster University (she/her)

Cori Hanson

Assistant Director of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at University of Toronto (she/her)

Connor Blakeborough

Health Promoter at McMaster Student Wellness Centre (he/him)

B. Pagels-Minor

Senior Data Product Manager (they/them)

Vanessa Raquel Raponi

Product Development EIT at Spin Master (she/her)

Elsa Tomy

Design Verification Engineer at Microsoft (she/her)

Roba Dekamo

Software QA Analyst at Sonova (he/him)

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