The Festival of Urgent Reinventions is a 2-day event to question and reimagine how we can use our skills to build a more accessible, equitable future.The Festival of Urgent Reinventions is a 2-day event to question and reimagine how we can use our skills to build a more accessible, equitable future.The Festival of Urgent Reinventions is a 2-day event to question and reimagine how we can use our skills to build a more accessible, equitable future.
Feb 4-5, 2021
8:45 - 9:00a PST
The video feed will be available from the home page. Time to get settled and prepare for the day.
9:00a - 9:05a PST
Presented by Jasmine Burton, Emcee
Get acquainted with the day’s events.
9:05a - 9:25a PST
Equity in Wellness
Presented by Nicole Cardoza
Wellness should be accessible to everyone. How can we use privileged practices to address social isolation in underserved communities?
This talk and brief is presented by Nicole Cardoza – an award-winning serial social entrepreneur, investor and author committed to making wellness accessible for everyone.
Learn to draw inspiration from daily objects with this soothing and recalibrating illustration exercise. This workshop is hosted by Kate Bingaman-Burt, an illustrator, educator, author and workshop giver.
Jasmine is a social inclusion and design specialist with a focus on gender equity, meaningful youth engagement, and innovation in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and global health sectors. Hear her story and participate in an open Q&A.
12:50 - 1:05p PST
The Inequity of Education
Presented by Gitanjali Rao
The pandemic shined a harsh light on the inequities in our education system. How can we give underserved communities access to the knowledge and learning they deserve?
This talk and brief is presented by Gitanjali Rao – student, author, pianist, fencer, speaker, community volunteer, science enthusiast, STEM promoter and Time Magazine’s Kid of the Year.
A moment to reflect on the day, and officially wrap day One of the Festival programming. Communication and collaboration will continue on Slack.
9:15 - 9:30a PST
Jasmine Burton, Emcee
A moment to kickstart the day together and set the expectations for Day Two of the Festival.
9:30 - 9:45a PST
Beth Koigi is the founder of Majik Water, creating new sources of affordable, clean drinking water for water scarce communities. Hear how Koigi’s experience of growing up in Kenya with contaminated water inspired her to develop a machine that converts air into water.
Jordan Hayles is hosting a movement exercise, since moving your body is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your mind.
10:00 - 10:30a PST
Origin Story + Q&A
Pariss Athena is the creator of the #BlackTechTwitter hashtag and movement, proving that the “pipeline problem” in tech isn’t true and that there is an entire community of Black technologists in the industry. Hear her story and participate in the open Q&A that follows.
Caroline Sinders examines the intersections of technology’s impact in society, interface design, artificial intelligence, abuse, and politics in digital conversational spaces. She’ll review a few of her most recent projects and open the session up for Q&A.
Headstream Innovation hosts this workshop, describing a tool they built that helps measure the social impact of ideas and products.
12:30 - 12:55p PST
Take a break and soothe your soul with Adeline. A live musical performance by the French-Caribbean singer/ bassist with a musical blend of funk, R&B and soul – hitting that sonic sweet spot between the past and the future.
Social Impact Ventures / For-and Non-Profit Workshop
30-minute workshop focused on social impact ventures from a for-profit lens (Peter) and a nonprofit lens (Christine). They'll be providing a 30-minute session hosted on Zoom, where attendees can pop in and out as they need. The session begins with an introduction and background on their expertise, followed by a Q&A.
Ronald Rael and studio; Rael San Fratello, bridged the divide at the US-Mexico border with a bright pink, interactive seesaw. The temporary installation won 2020's Beazley Design of the Year Award. Listen To Ronald Rael’s Inspirational story followed by an engaging Q&A.