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SXSW 2018

SXSW 2017

Worlds Apart: Bridging Rural and Urban Divides

 

MAR 9, 2018 | 2:00PM – 3:00PM

More than 70% of the world’s Internet traffic runs through data centers in Northern Virginia, but you can’t even get 4G LTE wireless service on more than 7,700 road miles in rural parts of VA. Unfortunately, this is true in states nationwide. If you live in rural America, there’s a better than 1-in-4 chance that you lack access to fixed high-speed broadband at home, compared to a 1-in-50 probability in our cities. Collectively, we must work together to close the #DigitalDivide in America.

LGBTQIA+ Meet Up

 

MAR 10, 2018 | 3:30PM – 4:30PM

This Meet Up allows attendees to connect with an entire room of LGBTQIA+ professionals in various fields and backgrounds from around the world! Speed-networking is the opportunity to have multiple one-on-one brief introductions, talk about your latest idea and connect later during the conference. Develop your best elevator pitch, have your twitter handle ready to exchange and SPEED-NETWORK and GO!

Building an LGBT Inclusive Workplace

 

MAR 12, 2018 | 1:00PM – 2:00PM

More than an estimated 10 million adults now identify as LGBT in the U.S. today, approximately 1.75 million more compared with 2012. Move beyond the acronym and learn how companies can create safe spaces for LGBT employees, consumers and stakeholders.

WeDC Pride Party

 

MAR 12, 2018 | 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Join us at the WeDC House as we celebrate the District’s LGBTQ+ community! Mix and mingle while enjoying the sounds of Ayes Cold and a performance by Chemical Ghost.

Official SXSW LGBTQ Meet-Up with Joe Kapp

#LGBTSXSW

 

MAR 12, 2017 | 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Expanding on our successful and well attended meet-up from the last two years, we plan to make this meet-up even more interactive and entertaining. Quickly connect with an entire room of LGBT professionals in various fields and backgrounds from all over the country! Speed-networking is your opportunity to have multiple one-on-one brief introductions, talk about your latest idea and connect later during the conference. Develop your best elevator pitch, have your twitter handle ready to exchange and SPEED-NETWORK and GO! 

 

Super PAC Hacks for Social Good

 

MAR 12, 2017 | 3:30PM – 5:00PM

Political Action Committees have a mixed reputation. PACs are often described as 'dark money' or representing nefarious 'special interests'. But setting up a PAC to work for social impact can advance a policy agenda and augment the work of existing charities, non-profits, and c3 orgs. Learn how two 501c4 "super PAC" organizations, EveryLibrary and the LGBT Technology 

 

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