Announcements

New at #GHC19

We’ve got plenty of new sessions and events planned for #GHC19. Check out what we’re offering below. You can also find all our entire GHC 19 Agenda here.

Career Fair Hall Crawl

Tuesday, October 1, 5–6:30 p.m.
Expo Hall
Kick off your first day at the Career Fair Hall Crawl in the GHC Expo Halls. Get your first look at 500+ exhibitors on the show floor before things get into full swing, network with fellow attendees in a fun and relaxing atmosphere, pickup some swags, and enjoy delicious food and beverages.
Badges are required.

GHC Store

Wednesday, October 2–Friday, October 4, Expo Hours
OCCC Hall C Lobby (in front of the Hall C Food Court)
Looking for the perfect souvenir to take home? Drop by the GHC store and purchase GHC branded items. We will be accepting credit and debit cards only – no cash.

GHC 19 Tracks

View various dates, times, and locations here.
We are offering three new tracks at GHC 19: Hardware, Emerging Technology, and Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality. You won’t want to miss out on any of the sessions covering these intriguing topics. Discover more about these tracks here, or view our full GHC 19 agenda.

Tech Meetups

View various dates and times here.
OCCC 202B

New for 2019, Tech Meetups are an interactive session where the audience participates in the conversation and interacts with one another, leading to a more meaningful experience by connecting you with people that you would not have interacted with otherwise at a large conference.

Open Source Day (OSD) Gallery Walk

Thursday, October 3, 3–5 p.m.
OCCC WF1
Not able to attend Open Source Day (OSD), but want to see the awesome work we’ve been doing? Join us for the OSD Gallery Walk! During this time, you will have the opportunity to speak with the participants and view their work and meet the organizations behind the projects!

Advocates for Women in Tech Luncheon

Thursday, October 3, 12–1 p.m.
OCCC W208C
The inaugural Advocates for Women in Tech Luncheon will shine a spotlight on the community of advocates working toward an equitable tech ecosystem. All advocates, including policy experts, corporate social responsibility executives, community leaders, and interested individuals, are welcome to come network, as well as hear from leaders discussing an array of efforts to empower all women in tech. Speakers will be Karen Horting and Kim Churches.

Centering Indigenous Women in Tech

Thursday, October 3, 9–10 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Ballroom Q
Join Edaena Salinas, Women in Tech Show host, as she interviews Robin Máxkii. Robin will share her work in promoting tech in Indigenous communities and provide insight on integrating inclusive and equitable practices to expand opportunities for Indigenous women. Robin believes that tech is for everyone, and that with appropriate strategies, resources, and connections, Indigenous women can thrive in tech.

Opportunities to Lead  Women’s Voices in Today’s Tech Policy Landscape

Thursday, October 3, 9:3010:30 a.m.
OCCC W415A
Staffers from key House Committees will discuss tech regulation and tech diversity issues at hand for the 116th congress and beyond. They will highlight key areas where subject matter experts are especially needed, and how technologists can contribute to the evolving field of federal tech policy.

Midcareer Women’s Reception

Wednesday, October 2, 5:30–7 p.m.
Hyatt Windermere Ballroom X
Networking is important at any career stage and it is especially critical that midcareer women within the tech ecosystem have dedicated space to share ideas, information, and best practices. If you are an experienced midcareer contributor and are looking to share your successes, aspirations, and career journey with peers, join us for the Midcareer Women’s Reception. This is an opportunity to mingle with women across multiple tech disciplines, learn from each other, and create a support system you can look to in the future.

AnitaB.org Membership Sessions

Wednesday, October 2, 3–4 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Q
Thursday, October 3, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
OCCC W415B
Friday, October 4, 10–11 a.m.
OCCC W307D
Attend this information meeting session about the benefits of joining the AnitaB.org Membership Program. This session will also help to gain insights from GHC attendees and help us gather information around what they are looking for in a membership platform and to help us further develop it.

How to Raise Money and Bring Your Startup Idea to Life

Thursday, October 3, 12–1 p.m.
Hyatt Plaza International Ballroom G
Raising money is an important strategy for winning at startups. Raising money is also something many new founders struggle to figure out. If you don’t know the intricacies of the fundraising process, you may be setting yourself up for a lot of rejection. In this workshop, you will learn the exact techniques to get investors to write you a check, so you can scale your startup.