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Follow the Online Calendar for closures, important announcements, and upcoming events at District Hall Providence. Events below are open to the public, but may require registration.

We have strategized on how we can safely offer collaborative workspaces in our public lounge and meeting rooms moving forward, and we’re excited to announce that we are finally reopening on Monday, July 13th. So, what does this mean? Click here to learn more.

Questions? Email info@districthallprovidence.org.

Aug
6
Thu
Virtual Venture Café Providence: Prioritizing Diverse Boards and Leadership
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Happening, a Global Venture Café Thursday Gathering, connecting innovators to make { the “better normal” } happen!

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Despite the need to overcome issues of systemic racial bias in the corporate sphere as well as the abundance of research that confirms how diverse teams foster increased innovation, diversifying an organization’s leadership structure often takes a back seat to other priorities. This session features leaders from various organizations doing their due diligence to prioritize diversity at all levels of leadership.

Speakers

Melissa Husband (Mod), RI Deputy Secretary of State

Rob Conboy, Glavel

Kim Barker Lee, IGT

Oscar Mejias, RI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Virtual Venture Café Providence: Little State, Big Ideas: Rhode Island Startup Showcase
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Happening, a Global Venture Café Thursday Gathering, connecting innovators to make { the “better normal” } happen!

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Being the smallest state doesn’t stop Rhode Island! Avi Mallinger will lead this conversation with Rhode Island founders pursuing big ideas for everyone.

Speakers

Brian Morley, EMERGE Health R.I.

Diana Perkins, Lap Snap

Shekar Ramaswamy, Orbyt

Virtual Venture Café Cambridge: Equity & Innovation: The Roxbury Innovation Center
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

The Happening, a Global Venture Café Thursday Gathering, connecting innovators to make { the “better normal” } happen!

An invitation to participate in innovation isn’t the same as creating pathways for true access. Historically, leaders often have declined to actively engage a number of already under-represented communities. To address this, Roxbury Innovation Center leads programs aimed at improving overall equity and economic mobility. We are teaming up with our sister location, Venture Café Cambridge, to host a virtual panel on “Equity and Innovation” that will include thought-leaders and experts from the Roxbury community to discuss how we are creating equitable programs for BIPOC innovators and entrepreneurs.

Virtual Venture Café Cambridge: The Future of Work: Leading an Inclusive Virtual Culture
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Happening, a Global Venture Café Thursday Gathering, connecting innovators to make { the “better normal” } happen!

According to HR.com, 78% of participants surveyed cite that smart technologies will most significantly change the workplace by 2030. Although automation will play a role in the future workforce, the future will hinge more on experts who not only can wield smart technologies but effectively lead remote workplace. With the future of work evolving so rapidly at scale towards a digital workplace, effective leaders must learn how to manage diverse teams located across different cities and time zones.

In this session, we will discuss: – Ways to identify key trends in the future of digital work and effective tactics to lead from a distance – Explore the challenges with remote communication and learn how teams can collaborate productively with virtual communication tools. – Discuss strategies to foster an inclusive virtual culture that highlights the diverse talents of remote employees and empowers remote teams. – Key steps you can take to immediately begin to create, manage, and strengthen a diverse, inclusive virtual culture

About the presenter:

Christie Lindor is a Principal Consultant & CEO of Tessi Consulting, a management & HR consulting firm focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, talent strategy, and digital workforce transformation.  Prior to Tessi, Christie was a seasoned management consultant advising Fortune 500 clients at some of the world’s top consulting firms such as IBM, Deloitte, & EY.

In the span of her 20 years in corporate consulting, Christie has partnered with 100s of organizations within 23 industries/sectors in 10 countries across 4 continents at the intersection of IT, strategy, M&A, business operations, and human capital. A TEDx and keynote speaker, podcaster, & avid writer on workforce related topics, her work has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, and Time Magazine. Christie currently sits on the Board of The Women’s Lunch Place, women’s homeless shelter in Boston. Christie has a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Mercy College and a Bachelor’s in Marketing and Computer Science from Bentley University.

She is a bestselling, award-winning author of The MECE Muse: 100+ selected practices, unwritten rules, and habits of great consultants, and is currently writing her third non-fiction book.

Virtual Venture Café Cambridge: Graffiti and the Neo-Canvas
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Happening, a Global Venture Café Thursday Gathering, connecting innovators to make { the “better normal” } happen!

Good art tells a story and this tale tells the journey of a rebellious spirit who shines light (literally) on today’s injustice.

Evan Lukash got his start in California with sketching, graffiti and street photography during his teenage years. It all began as an outlet and form of expression through hard times (as if adolescence isn’t hard enough, Evan dealt with bouts of homelessness). Evan embraced the struggle and though it wasn’t easy, he channeled his frustrations through his art which ultimately landed him on the east coast at The School of Museum of Fine Art at Tufts University.

In his own words, Evan started “moving graffiti onto Neo-Canvases i.e. body art, records, backpacks, really anything that i could paint that WASN’T an actual canvas. I used my knowledge of color and scale from graffiti to make my video art something special and better. I wanted to show my support for the occupy movement whilst on tour doing visuals so I started making custom masks. That became Project Anonymask which brought personalization to anonymity! Recently was working on and mastering Non-intrusive product placement and branding in visuals as an innovative way to advertise to a new audience.
 

When the George Floyd incident happened my natural disdain for authority kicked into high gear and I started protesting and documenting. Caught some very unique and rare footage. I realized the potential of unifying my beliefs and abilities together and started doing political heavy livestreams with DJs and put together a mobile VJ rig for guerrilla projection mapping. Have been going out at least once a week projecting my visuals and messages in and around the Boston area”.

Sep
3
Thu
[VIRTUAL VENTURE CAFÉ] Transportation, Mobility, and Accessibility
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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How will changes in our daily commute impact our region’s environment and economy this summer, next year, and beyond? Join us on Thursday, September 3 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM for Transportation, Mobility, and Accessibility as we bring together leading experts in the industry to discuss the future of travel in Providence, Rhode Island, and New England!

***THIS AGENDA IS BEING BUILT AT LIGHTNING SPEED. CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES!***