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Agenda

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!

Friday, October 27th

6:00 pm Meet and Greet, Early Registration
6:00 pm • Gershman Foyer (1st Floor)
7:00 pm Welcome
7:00 pm • Levitt Auditorium
7:10 pm The Stress of Leadership
7:10 pm • Levitt Auditorium
Payal Sharma
7:35 pm :zap: Being an “Origin Story” Manager
7:35 pm • Levitt Auditorium
Jenn Green
7:42 pm :zap: Don’t Know? Doesn’t Matter
7:42 pm • Levitt Auditorium
Mansi Pathak
7:50 pm :zap: Leveraging the Power of “We”
7:50 pm • Levitt Auditorium
Charmel Sippio
7:57 pm :zap: 5 Unconventional Uses for Software Tests
7:57 pm • Levitt Auditorium
Emily DuBois
8:04 pm Is It Me?
8:04 pm • Levitt Auditorium
Alex Lash

Saturday, October 28th

8:00 am Registration & Light Breakfast :sunny:
8:00 am • Gershman Foyer (1st Floor)
9:00 am Welcome & Announcements :wave:
9:00 am • Levitt Auditorium
Ruthie Fields
9:20 am Reflect, Heal, Repeat: Defining Success on Your Own Terms
9:20 am • Levitt Auditorium
Zalyndria Crosby
10:05 am Building Gender Inclusivity into the Web
10:05 am • Levitt Auditorium
Rachel McGrane
10:30 am Sorry, Not Sorry: Going from Peer-Approval to Self-Appreciation
10:30 am • Levitt Auditorium
Nitya Narasimhan
10:50 am Coffee Break :coffee:
10:50 am • Levitt Foyer
11:10 am Breakout session 1: Moving Forward After Failure panel
11:10 am • Chapel
Sarah Zero
Lisa Ghisolf
Jessica Salinas
Jen Dionisio (moderator)
Breakout session 2: Now Hiring: Better Job Descriptions workshop
11:10 am • Room 408
Caro Griffin
Breakout session 3: Your Tech Voice in Writing workshop
11:10 am • Room 410
Miriam Peskowitz
12:10 pm Lunch
12:10 pm • Levitt Foyer
1:30 pm Breakout session 1: Negotiating Pay and Benefits panel
1:30 pm • Chapel
Julie Menge
Bonnie Bogle
Cristina Lara
Jumoke Dada
Kate Catlin (moderator)
Breakout session 2: Give Feedback Fearlessly workshop
1:30 pm • Room 408
Aisha Blake
Breakout session 3: Getting to Where You Want to Go: How to Set Goals and Follow Through on Execution workshop
1:30 pm • Room 410
Laura Webb
Alicia Raciti
Kristen Gallagher
2:30 pm Coffee Break :coffee:
2:30 pm • Levitt Foyer
3:05 pm Accessibility for People with Invisible Disabilities
3:05 pm • Levitt Auditorium
Erin Newby
3:30 pm How Public Speaking Made Me a Better Leader (& vice-versa)
3:30 pm • Levitt Auditorium
Yash Prabhu
3:55 pm The Curse of “Common Knowledge”: Communicating for Clarity and Inclusivity
3:55 pm • Levitt Auditorium
Yulan Lin
4:40 pm Really, Who Are You?
4:40 pm • Levitt Auditorium
Dawn McDougall
5:30 pm Networking Event at Mission Taqueria
5:30 pm • 1516 Sansom St