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Get Ready for ReThink Austin 2023

Updated: Oct 27, 2023


Hola and Hello, Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) is proud to present the fifth edition of ReThink Austin in collaboration with Harlem Lab and invites you to join our FREE all-day event during AfroTech on Nov. 4th. At ReThink Austin we will explore equitable solutions for topics related to community impact, technology, entrepreneurship, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). With gentrification on the rise and a growing skills gap in technology, ReThink Austin "re-thinks" the City of Austin's trajectory in an effort to prevent further divide between the haves and have-nots. This year's theme of Emerging Technology will focus on new and emerging technology, as well as the ongoing evolution of existing technology as it relates to our session topics. Sound like your type of event? Click the link below to reserve your spot at ReThink Austin 2023 during AfroTech!



ReThink Austin Agenda

During AfroTech, Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) and Harlem Labs has curated conversations between diverse individuals across the realms of entrepreneurship, technology, DEI, and community impact to discuss how to break down societal barriers and create a City of Austin where everyone can thrive. 9:00-9:30 a.m. | Welcome and Networking Check-in, grab your seat, and get ready to "ReThink" the trajectory of the city! 9:30-5:45 p.m. | Interactive Tech Showcase and Career Development Sessions Engage with technology in-person and connect with techies for career development support! 9:30-10:30 a.m. | ReThinking Education Session Facilitators: Mike Yates, Senior Product Designer at Teach for America Reinvention Lab and Austin Urban Technology Movement Board Member; and Aditi Garg, Senior Product Manager at Teach for America Reinvention Lab. 10:45-11:45 a.m. | ReThinking Transportation Session Facilitator: Maria Brown-Spence, Founder of Hearts 2 Heal and Austin Urban Technology Movement Board Member. 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Lunch will be Provided Network over a meal and participate in the all day festivities. 1:00-2:00 p.m. | ReThinking Policy Session Facilitator: Stephone Coward, Director of Economic Justice at Hip Hop Caucus. Featuring: Carl Romer, Research Manager at National Bankers Association; and Angel Alicea, Founder of The Black Inmate Commissary Fund. 2:15-3:15 p.m. | ReThinking Energy Session Facilitator: Cody Horton, Founder of Cody L Horton Group. Featuring: Tasha McCarter, Vice President of Project Engineering at RWE and Austin Urban Technology Movement Board Member; Briana Parker, Senior Director at Elevate Jusice 40 Accelerator; and Seyi Fabode, Founder of Varuna Tech Inc. 3:30-4:30 p.m. | ReThinking Entrepreneurship Session Facilitator: Waziri Garuba, CEO at Harlem Labs and ReThink Austin Co-Organizer. Featuring: Dr. Prisciall Kucer, Founder & CEO of Priscilla Kucer Consulting Solutions; and Durell Coleman, Founder & CEO of DC Design . 4:45-5:45 p.m. | ReThinking Community Impact Session Facilitator: Michael Ward Jr., President and CEO at Austin Urban Technology Movement. Featuring: Monica Munoz Andry, President and CEO at the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Aaron Demerson, Commissioner at Texas Workforce Commission; and Eric Starkloff, CEO at NI. 6-8 p.m. | Mixer Unwind after the "ReThinking" sessions and enjoy good food, music, and vibes!


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