Community Events

Hosting a tech related event? Submit your event to our community calendar by clicking on the "Host Your Own Event" at the bottom of the page!

  • Are you ready to take control of your social media presence and improve your online impact? 
     
    Join us for an insightful and interactive event where we will dive into the art of strategic planning and content scheduling.

    Unlock the secrets to social media organization at our upcoming event: "How To Organize Your Social Media" led by Jillian Weston. 

    As a first-time SMA attendee, guests can use the discount code "SMAfreeguest" to attend for FREE! 

  • Are you ready to break the virtual barriers and engage with social media influencers like never before? Join us for an exclusive online experience that goes beyond the screen, allowing you to meet, interact, and learn from the best and brightest!

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  • New Yorkers heading to SXSW Austin! We are bringing back our renowned master side event viral spreadsheet, which now includes a dedicated housing section.

    In Yorkseed we believe people don't have to pay a premium price for a conference badge in order to access high quality events! Yorkseed is excited to announce our participation in SXSW Austin from March 6th to March 15th. We are bringing back our renowned master side event viral spreadsheet, (Get them for free here!) which now includes a dedicated housing section. We understand the high costs associated with finding accommodations in Austin, TX during SXSW, so we have created a platform for conference attendees to collaborate and find affordable housing options. We encourage everyone to make the most of this spreadsheet, and if any companies are interested in advertising within it, please reach out to me via email inside the spreadsheet.

    Join our dedicated SXSW Goers WhatsApp Group Chat to be the first who know which private events you can get into with free food, great panels and awesome showcases!

    Interested to placed your company logo and description in our viral spreadsheet? Check out our packages here: https://lu.ma/b56cqfa7

    What is Yorkseed.co ? Click here to learn more!

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  • NY Tech Meetup - March 2024

    Mark your calendars for our upcoming meetup on Monday, March 11th, where we're excited to collaborate with Accompany Capital and the Tech Incubator at Queens College. This time, we're shaking things up with a unique format: presenting the top eight finalists of the TechImpact Startup Competition. Attendees will not only have the opportunity to vote for their favorite presentation but also to engage in networking with fellow participants. A panel of judges will select the top four startups, each receiving a grant of $25,000. Don't miss out—click below to buy tickets and register!

    Details about the meetup including demoer information and registration will be provided closer to the meetup date.

    When: Monday, March 11, 2024 at 5:30pm ET (Doors Open) 
    Where: Civic Hall Union Square, 124 E 14th Street (@Irving Place by Union Square)

    Program:
    5:30 PM - Doors Open
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Welcome and Tech Demos
    8:00 PM - 9:30 PM - After Party & Networking

    About NY Tech Meetup

    NYTM is our signature event that has been a staple for the NYC tech ecosystem since 2004. It's the world’s largest meetup group of its kind with members who have a common interest in learning from and helping one another. At each event, entrepreneurs, founders, CEOs, and their teams demo cutting edge and transformative tech, answer questions from attendees and network with all in a welcoming, fun-filled space. Since its creation, over 1,000 companies have participated and have been a driving force of innovation and job creation in NYC and the greater NY area.

    This event is a perfect place to start if you are new to tech, to New York City, or to the New York tech ecosystem.  It’s all about meeting people and having a "front row seat" to learn of the latest innovations that address market opportunities.

     

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  • In this webinar, we’ll review the purpose, structure, and impact of women Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) as powerful agents of change. We’ll discuss the significance of psychological safety and learn practical strategies to create a safer and more supportive environment for women. Explore the importance of using an intersectional lens, ensuring your workplace is equipped to address the unique experiences and challenges faced by women.

    Learning Goals

    • Gain insights into the purpose, structure, and impact of Women Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in fostering a more inclusive workplace.
    • Learn about psychological safety and its significance in creating a safer workplace for women.
    • Learn how to use an intersectional lens to support the unique experiences and challenges faced by women in the workplace.

    About the Facilitator:

    Rachel Sadler, she/her/hers, Senior DEI Facilitator

    Rachel advocates for educational equity with the belief that education can start to break the cycle of generational poverty. As a former classroom teacher and school leader, she has worked with students at the middle school level with successful social and academic outcomes. Her skills include coaching educators who work with underserved student populations to develop positive rapport and implement trauma-informed practices in the classroom. By working with educators, she aims to reduce racialized trauma that BIPOC students experience in schools. In addition to her work in classrooms, she understands that children are also largely impacted by their communities and lived experiences. To combat this, she facilitates DEI conversations in the academic and corporate setting to mitigate the effects of workplace trauma that often follow parents back into their homes. This includes topics such as microaggressions, race and gender discrimination, inclusive interviewing and hiring practices, and performative allyship.

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  • LDV Capital's Annual LDV Vision Summit is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year! Throughout 9 previous summits, this premier gathering in visual tech and AI has welcomed over 300 speakers – deep tech researchers, founders and investors – to explore cutting-edge computer vision, machine learning and AI solutions that will improve the world we live in!

    This year’s LDV Vision Summit promises to be especially captivating with speakers from Sequoia Capital, Princeton University, Meta, Synthesia (the #1 platform for AI video valued at $1B), Future Ventures, the University of California, Nobias Therapeutics, Breakout Ventures, and DCVC Bio, among others.

    RSVP to join over 1,000 attendees virtually from across the globe

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  • Join us for our newest workshop, Centering Wellness for DEI Changemakers in the Workplace. We’ll use somatics and embodiment (exercises that connect your body and mind) to help you navigate the burnout that can happen when doing the critical work of supporting a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace.

    Through interactive discussions and practical strategies, you’ll leave equipped with skills designed to support your whole self, ensuring your efforts aren’t only impactful but sustainable while driving authentic and profound organizational change. This workshop is for those who need emotional support, connection, and a recharge!

    Using a holistic and healing approach, during this workshop, you’ll:

    • Discuss your personal and collective vision for equitable and inclusive workplaces
    • Gain insights into how your nervous system responds to everyday DEI-related stressors and have the opportunity to reflect on somatic practices and strategies that may be impactful in the short and long-term
    • Find ways to incorporate practices and strategies during challenging and non-challenging moments

    If finances are a barrier to you participating in this workshop, there are options available!

    • If you are an employee of a Massachusetts company/organization, you may be eligible for the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Express Program. Information on how to apply can be found here. Please note that this grant requires a 21-day lead time.
    • If you are ineligible to receive the Massachusetts Workforce Training Grant funds, please submit our Financial Assistance Form, and a member of our team will be in touch.
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  • NY Tech Meetup - April 2024

    This month's NY Tech Meetup will be taking place on Monday, April 8 at Civic Hall Union Square!

    Details about the meetup including demoer information and registration will be provided closer to the meetup date.

    When: Monday, April 8, 2024 at 5:30pm ET (Doors Open) 
    Where: Civic Hall Union Square, 124 E 14th Street (@Irving Place by Union Square)

    Program:
    5:30 PM - Doors Open
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Welcome and Tech Demos
    8:00 PM - 9:30 PM - After Party & Networking

    About NY Tech Meetup

    NYTM is our signature event that has been a staple for the NYC tech ecosystem since 2004. It's the world’s largest meetup group of its kind with members who have a common interest in learning from and helping one another. At each event, entrepreneurs, founders, CEOs, and their teams demo cutting edge and transformative tech, answer questions from attendees and network with all in a welcoming, fun-filled space. Since its creation, over 1,000 companies have participated and have been a driving force of innovation and job creation in NYC and the greater NY area.

    This event is a perfect place to start if you are new to tech, to New York City, or to the New York tech ecosystem.  It’s all about meeting people and having a "front row seat" to learn of the latest innovations that address market opportunities.

  • Do you or your team struggle with communicating and collaborating with people from different cultural backgrounds effectively? Join us for our Understanding Cultural Differences webinar, where you’ll explore the definitions of awareness, competence, and humility to deepen your understanding of the cultural diversity that exists in the workplace.  

    By attending this webinar, you’ll be able to: 

    • Develop an understanding of what cultural humility means and how you can begin to cultivate it at work 
    • Recognize the dimensions of diversity and its influence on work interactions 
    • Recognize and address biases and barriers to cultural competency and humility 

    You’ll receive 1 SHRM professional development credit for attending this webinar.

    About the Facilitator:

    Felicia Jadczak, she/her/hers, Co-Founder, Co-CEO, & Head of DEI Programming

    Felicia is Co-Founder, Co-CEO, and Head of DEI Programming at She+ Geeks Out. Felicia is a recognized speaker and consultant in the diversity, equity, and inclusion field. She has extensive and personal experience with leadership, innovation, women in the workforce, the multiracial experience, and disability. Prior to co-founding SGO, she worked in the technology industry for over ten years, providing strategic guidance and programming for ERGs, DEI councils, and C-suite members. In 2016, she pivoted to focus solely on She+ Geeks Out, where she oversees SGO’s DEI programming and facilitation team.

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  • In this webinar, we explore the concepts of inclusion and belonging as a foundation for understanding what it means to create an inclusive culture in the workplace. By attending this webinar, you’ll learn: 

    • What an inclusive workplace culture is 
    • What barriers exist to creating and supporting an inclusive culture 
    • How you can begin to move towards creating an inclusive culture at your organization 

    This webinar is for you if you: 

    • Want to boost team collaboration, innovation, and employee engagement 
    • Believe that everyone deserves to feel valued and heard 
    • Are ready to take action and create a workplace where everyone thrives

    You’ll receive 1 SHRM professional development credit for attending this webinar.

    About the Facilitator:

    Felicia Jadczak, she/her/hers, Co-Founder, Co-CEO, & Head of DEI Programming

    Felicia is Co-Founder, Co-CEO, and Head of DEI Programming at She+ Geeks Out. Felicia is a recognized speaker and consultant in the diversity, equity, and inclusion field. She has extensive and personal experience with leadership, innovation, women in the workforce, the multiracial experience, and disability. Prior to co-founding SGO, she worked in the technology industry for over ten years, providing strategic guidance and programming for ERGs, DEI councils, and C-suite members. In 2016, she pivoted to focus solely on She+ Geeks Out, where she oversees SGO’s DEI programming and facilitation team.

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