- — ashe dryden (@ashedryden)Mon, Dec 11 2017 20:08:09
- — ashe dryden (@ashedryden)Mon, Dec 11 2017 20:10:27I started AlterConf because I wanted a place that centered marginalized people unquestioningly, that provided the space for them to talk about things important to them, and to push past the tech industry’s artificially limiting the conversation to 101 topics.
- — ashe dryden (@ashedryden)Mon, Dec 11 2017 20:14:56AlterConf was unique in that we refused to allow sponsors to dictate our program, to water down our politics with something devoid of context or to our holding them accountable. Our speakers were paid, but no one was “bought”.
- — ashe dryden (@ashedryden)Mon, Dec 11 2017 20:16:23I want to thank all of our 300+ speakers, half of whom had never spoken at a conference before AlterConf, for trusting us with incredibly personal and sensitive stories. A conference is nothing without its speakers, and that has never been more true than with AlterConf.
- — ashe dryden (@ashedryden)Mon, Dec 11 2017 20:18:35Thanks to everyone who emailed around their companies until they found the person who could write us a check. Thank you to all of our attendees who helped us subsidize our no questions asked scholarship tix, which were used by 50% of attendees!
- — ashe dryden (@ashedryden)Mon, Dec 11 2017 20:19:47Overall, AlterConf paid out $250,000 to our speakers, freelancers, local organizers, and ambassadors - half of our overall budget across 3.5 years.
- — ashe dryden (@ashedryden)Mon, Dec 11 2017 20:23:00AlterConf proved that even with a small budget, you can provide accessibility services, healthful inclusive meals, childcare, scholarships, AND pay speakers. And with just one organizer for nearly 30 conferences across 8 countries and 4 continents. No excuses!
- — ashe dryden (@ashedryden)Mon, Dec 11 2017 20:24:43Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This has been the most touching and educational experience of my life, my activism was hugely impacted by the work done at AlterConf, and I couldn’t be happier with what we accomplished. 💕
- Live Tweets during event follow:
- — 🎄☃ Have a very Marie XXmas 🎄🤶🐧👩💻 (@jamuraa)Sun, Dec 10 2017 17:03:00Getting a slow start today but I'll be at #alterconf SF today. I'm pretty easy to find usually so feel free to say hi!
- — Jesse Pollak (@jessepollak)Sun, Dec 10 2017 17:18:23I'll be at @AlterConf today, say hi if you're there too! https://twitter.com/jessepollak/status/939260555952513024 …
- — #AlterConf (@AlterConf)Sun, Dec 10 2017 17:27:00
- — Yuko Takagi (@yukotakagi)Sun, Dec 10 2017 18:23:27#Alterconf finally! (@ Slack HQ in San Francisco, CA) https://www.swarmapp.com/yukotakagi/checkin/5a2d7b6847f8764dfbfe2b7c?s=Sn7fVJ3SkR23AlCm8geVWpxDlFo&ref=tw …
- — Cohere (@WeCohere)Sun, Dec 10 2017 18:40:06
AlterConf San Francisco 2017
December 10; includes testimonial by founder @AsheDryden & post-event comments
byAlberto Roca21 Views