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Liz Jackson

Founder, Inclusive Collective

Liz Jackson is the founder of the Inclusive Collective, a disability design organization that is focused on increasing the impact of beautiful, functional products in our everyday lives and in the global economy.

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Claudio Guglieri

Creative Director, Microsoft

Claudio Guglieri is a Creative Director at Microsoft where he leads the Art Direction of Fluent Design, Microsoft’s own design system.

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Deqing Sun

Co-founder & Tech Lead; Adjunct Professor , Think Create; New York University

Deqing Sun is a Creative Technologist based in New York. He is the adjunct professor teaching prototyping electronic devices at New York University, and co-founder & tech lead of Think Create, an interactive installation design and engineering studio.


Lawrence Carter-Long

Communications Specialist, Disability & Media Alliance Project for the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

Lawrence Carter-Long is difficult man to peg or to pin down – and that’s just the way he likes it. He has been a poster child, a modern dancer, a radio show host and producer.


Bryan Lee Jr.

Founder / Design Director, Colloqate Design

Bryan is a Designer and Design Justice Advocate. He is the founder/Director of Colloqate Design, a nonprofit multidisciplinary design practice dedicated to expanding community access to design and creating spaces of racial, social and cultural equity.


Farai Madzima

UX Lead, Shopify

Born in Zimbabwe, Farai was going to be doctor but didn’t get the grades. Now he's a designer. Make of that what you will.


Sela Lewis

Creative Director, Inherent Design by Sela Lewis

Sela Lewis is a creative director and culture writer. She is the owner of Inherent Design by Sela Lewis (IDSL), a space for design, travel, identity, media, and politics to intersect from a particular Black millennial feminist point of view.

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Stuart Candy

Experiential Futurist, Associate Professor of Design, Carnegie Mellon University

Stuart Candy is an award-winning experiential futurist, who has pioneered a range of practices and processes for bringing possible scenarios to life immersively and tangibly in the present...

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Kate Rutter

Principal, Intelleto

Kate Rutter is a designer, design educator and entrepreneur who writes and speaks about visual thinking, entrepreneurship, lean startup, design and user experience.


Jamika D. Burge

Communities of Practice Lead & Founder/Principal, Capital One / Design & Technology Concepts, LLC

Dr. Jamika D. Burge leads Communities of Practice for One Design at Capital One. In this role, she supports a socio-technical system of designers and product owners through learning and research empowerment, career growth, and skills development.

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Mary Ann Badavi

Web and Design Manager, Partnership for Public Service

Mary Ann Badavi leads design efforts at the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that strives for a more effective government for the American people. She focuses on user experience and digital strategy.


Deana Anglin

Senior User Experience Researcher, Google

Deana is a Senior User Experience Researcher at Google with over 10 years of experience doing user-centered design. As a designer of global products and services, Deana is most often found in-field learning about people...


Laura E. Hall

Puzzle and Narrative Designer; Founder, Timberview Productions

Laura E. Hall is an artist, writer, puzzle-maker, and environmental narrative designer living in Portland, Oregon. Her work focuses on the intersections between arts, culture, and technology, especially in gaming.

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Lisa Gelobter

CEO and Co-founder, tEQuitable

Lisa Gelobter is the Founder and CEO of tEQuitable, an independent, confidential platform to address issues of bias, harassment, and discrimination in the workplace.

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Chris Corak

Partner, SEO + Technical Content Strategy, ONWARD

Before venturing out on his own to co-found his consultancy, ONWARD, Chris lead the search optimization team at one of the largest agencies in Arizona.