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We believe open access to learning is good for business. Our sessions are led by international experts to community leaders. Have something to share with the world? Signup to lead a session. 

We welcome all types of learning experiences to drive innovation.

Lectures

We've hosted hundreds of lectures from international experts to local, up-and-coming spakers

Workshops

Claim Academy hosted a 1-hour intro to coding class

Interactive

Experimental

The artist group, Anxious to Make, led an exercise on the sharing economy

Past speakers include

Mark Suster

General Partner, Upfront Ventures

Ashkan Karbasfrooshan

Founder & CEO, WatchMojo

Dr. Anita Sengupta

SVP Hyperloop One

Maxine Clark

Founder, Build-A-Bear Workshops

Andy Taylor

Andy Taylor

Executive Chairman of Enterprise Holdings

Chamillionaire

Entrepreneur and rapper

Best practices

  • No selling! This is about learning not selling your product
  • Don’t get too clever with your session title. Let people know what to expect in just a few words
  • In your description be sure to let people know what you plan to talk about and what the community can expect to learn
  • You don’t need a slide deck, but if you have one, keep it simple. One idea per slide and lots of images go a long way
  • Keep panel members to a minimum
  • We make a conscious effort to encourage diversity in thought, age, race, gender, and industry

How long are the talks?

Online sessions are 45 minutes. We recommend a 20-30 minute presentation to leave enough time for Q&A.

Where do online talks take place?

For the time being, all sessions are hosted online via Zoom. After your presentation is accepted, our team will coordinate the Zoom call and link.

Can I pitch my company or product?

We do not allow sales presentations. If your company is an AI company, you can share your expertise in the space, but cannot pitch your services. If you are interested in visibility for your company, please see sponsorship opportunities.

Can my talk be recorded?

Yes. Since we’ve moved online, we allow for presentations to be recorded and accessed online. Our team will help coordinate the recording and uploading.