Empowering more women to be leaders in tech.
November 4-5, 2016
The University of the Arts, Philadelphia
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Kick-off Ela Conf with us on Friday evening for a meet and greet, early registration, and talks. We'll have a full day on Saturday with talks, panels, and workshops!

We'll start both days in the Caplan Recital Hall (17th floor) in Terra Hall at the University of the Arts.

Friday, November 4

Talks and Lightning Talks :zap:
6:00 pm Meet and greet, early registration Meet and greet, early registration
7:00 pm Welcome Welcome
7:10 - 7:30 pm Build Your Community to Build Your Career
Eleanor Whitney
7:35 - 7:40 pm 5 Ways to Increase Your Influence
Elizabeth Brown
7:45 - 7:50 pm Angry Black Woman
Brittany Canty
7:55 - 8:00 pm 5 Stages of Accepting Negative Feedback
Jessica Hall
8:05 - 8:10 pm Scope Creep: Keep It From Creeping Up On You
Angelina Simms
8:15 - 8:35 pm Shaving my head made me a better programmer
Alex Qin

Saturday, November 5

Time Talks, Workshops, and Panels
8:00 am AM Registration & Light Breakfast AM Registration & Light Breakfast :sunny:
9:00 am Welcome & Announcements Welcome & Announcements :wave:
9:20 - 10:00 am Keynote
Mary Scotton
10:05 - 10:25 am Never Accept the First Offer
Tiberius Hefflin
10:30 - 10:50 am The Respect Effect
Timirah James
10:55 - 11:15 am Get yourself a squad!
Nicole Zhu
11:15 am Coffee break Coffee break :coffee:
11:30 - 12:30 pm Breakout session 1: The Benefits of Technical Blogging workshop
Room 831
Vaidehi Joshi
Breakout session 1: Tell Your Story: Crafting An Authentic Elevator Pitch That Works workshop
Room 702
Hillary Rea
Breakout session 1: Self care panel
Caplan Recital Hall
Ashley A. Bernard
Alanna Burke
Alicia Sedlock
Bri Piccari (moderator)
Breakout session 1: Prepare for your first talk panel
Room 833
Rocio Delgado
Ivana Veliskova
Mariam Braimah
Mansi Pathak (moderator)
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch and table discussions
Erin Page
Marianna Morris
Rakia Finley
Lucy Bain
1:30 - 2:30 pm Breakout session 2: Thanks for your Feedback! workshop
Room 831
Yuval Yarden
Breakout session 2: Transitioning into your first job in tech panel
Caplan Recital Hall
Alicia V Carr
Louisa Frank
Cathryn Stickel
Lindsay Rice Silver
Angelina Simms (moderator)
Breakout session 2: WERK MAMA & The Third Shift talks
Room 702
Julia Elman
Swati Vauthrin
Breakout session 2: Leadership and management panel
Room 833
Caro Griffin
Yash Prabhu
Alison Rowland
Alisha Miranda (moderator)
2:30 pm Coffee break Coffee break :coffee:
3:05 - 3:25 pm The Value of "I Don't Know"
Elise Wei
3:30 - 3:50 pm It's not you, it's them. What next?
Ruthie Floats
3:55 - 4:15 pm Getting Involved and Giving Back As A Beginner
Lisa Yoder
4:20 - 5:00 pm Take up space: claiming your place in tech
Adrienne Lowe
5:30 pm Networking event at Time Restaurant Networking event at Time Restaurant

We <3 our volunteers!

Ela Conf would be a little less magical without our volunteers. We appreciate all your hard work and enthusiasm into making the conference a wonderful experience.

Alex Lash
Alisha Miranda
Alyssa Dill
Angelina Simms
Becca Nock
Bri Piccari
Carol Hansen
Dawn McDougall
Dresden Shumaker
Eleanor Whitney
Erica Gramm
Gloria Bell
Heather Adams
Hilary O'Neil
Jen Dionisio
K'Shelle Waller
Kristen Gallagher
Lauren Pittenger
Mansi Pathak
Melissa Newman
Nadia Barbosa
Ronit Shaham
Sam Provenza
Sarah Johnson
Shanise Barona
Talisha Payton
Tracy Osborn

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Thank you!

Big thank you to this year's sponsors!