Melbourne to host Tech Inclusion Conference


Friday, 15 December, 2017


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Change Catalyst’s Tech Inclusion Conference will be held in Australia, with Melbourne becoming the first city to host the event.

This will take place as part of a new partnership agreement with LaunchVic.

Change Catalyst, which partners with the tech community to solve diversity and inclusion through conferences, career fairs, strategic consulting and training, has worked with hundreds of tech companies and start-ups globally, including the likes of Google, Reddit, Asana, Capital One, NBC Universal and Yelp.

LaunchVic CEO Dr Kate Cornick said LaunchVic’s strategy announced in June 2017 highlighted the need for more programs and activities to drive diversity and inclusion in the start-up and entrepreneurial community.

“We are delighted to bring undoubtedly one of best and most qualified group of experts on the subject to Victoria to stimulate a positive debate in our local start-up community,” Cornick said.

The Tech Inclusion Conference is an all-day event from 9 am to 5 pm, followed by networking drinks on Tuesday, 13 February 2018. Tickets are $99 for start-ups and founders and $250 for corporates. Register here.

Change Catalyst will also run additional free ‘Inclusive Start-ups’ Workshops on 15–16 February for founders focused on leading with empathy, working through biases, supporting underrepresented team members, examining recruitment processes and more. Register here.

The Tech Inclusion Conference will be held on 13 February 2018, direct from Silicon Valley.

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