I was fortunate enough to be approached to speak at this event just last week.
It was a chance for students to connect to other people that looked like them, in their field of interest. Students attended the conference and had time to ask questions about the industries they were interested in.
I got to speak to young students (middle school) about the arts industry. I, alongside three male peers, got to help welcome them to the art world. The men let me lead the conversation- we all agreed it would be better for the young girls in the room to see the woman actively speaking rather than sitting while a man led. Small things like this make a difference in the images we show our youth!
Thankful again to have had this opportunity. If you have questions about the program, or questions about the workshop I helped host, contact me.