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Pre-conference Workshops: Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23, 2017
Main Conference: Friday, March 24 - Sunday, March 26, 2017 
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Saturday, March 25 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Designing for Diversity Panel

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Ensuring diverse audiences feel included in our organizations, professional communities—even through use of our product—is both good design and good business. But for many practitioners, launching initiatives that authentically serve diverse audiences are often met with many roadblocks and have few rules to guide their efforts.

In this moderated discussion, we want to empower participants to begin—or continue—to create products and programs that place spirit of inclusion at its core. We've asked leaders with diverse perspectives from start-up, consulting, public sector, and non-profit spaces to share their stories on what Designing for Diversity means to them and how they've gone about creating cultures of inclusion in their organizations.

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Michael Antonio Hardy

Experience Designer, SapientNitro
Michael Hardy, a Supply Chain guru turned UX Designer at SapientNitro, believes that good experiences occur where lifestyle meets logistics. As a graduate student at Indiana University studying Human-Computer Interaction and Design, Michael was sponsored by the American Bar Association... Read More →
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Marla Hunter

Head of People Operations, Tradesy
Marla Hunter is the Head of People Operations at Tradesy, Inc., a growing startup in Santa Monica, California. She has over 20 years of experience in management, leadership and organizational development across a wide variety of industries. Previously, Marla held the position of... Read More →
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Adrienne Lai

Web UX and Strategy Librarian, University of Victoria Libraries
Adrienne Lai is a librarian, UX designer, project wrangler, and die-hard San Antonio Spurs basketball fan. She is currently the Web User Experience and Strategy Librarian at the University of Victoria. She has over eight years of UX experience in libraries and the public sector, and... Read More →
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Elena Yugai

Founder, Olencha Consulting
Elena Yugai is a Co-Founder of Women in Tech (WinTech), a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire and empower women in the tech industry. For the last 8 years Elena worked with a variety of tech companies as a business and people operations consultant and most recently as... Read More →

Saturday March 25, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
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