Venture Out Talks Schedule

Taking Pride in Toronto’s Technology Community:  A conversation about: Pride, Diversity & Inclusion at the workplace, and mentorship in the LGBTQ+ community

Join us on Thursday, June 22 at 6pm for a special Venture Out Talk to celebrate Pride.

6:00 PM - Registration Opens

6:30 PM - Venture Out Welcome Address & Housekeeping

6:35 PM - Sam Sebastian, Country Director at Google Canada

6:40 PM - Panel Discussion,  A conversation about: Pride, Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace, and mentorship in the LGBTQ+ community

  • Moderator- Loren Christie, Sales Leader & Travel Journalist at Marriott International
  • Gavin Reynolds, Client Solutions at Facebook
  • Jazz Samra, Country Manager Channel Partnerships SMB Canada, Google
  • Tim Howard, Head of Industry at Twitter
  • Nathalie Crosbie, Nathalie Crosbie, Associate Director Experience Design, Myplanet / Director, Lesbians Who Tech, Toronto Chapter

7:25 PM-8:00 PM- Breakout Sessions:

  • Intersectionality & Unconscious Bias presented by Gabriel Verkade, YouTube Product Strategist. All people are biased. This interactive session will challenge our own unconscious bias & explore how our individual social conditioning may interact with our professional experience. LGBTQ bias' are but one dimension as we explore the concept of intersectionality.
  • LinkedIn Roundtable & Mentorship Discussion
  • Experience Pride in AR/VR presented by Sam Reisler, Google

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Light Refreshments & Social Hour

Thank you very much for supporting Venture Out Talks and see you there!

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