October 22 & 23

Four Seasons Hotel Downtown NYC

SILICON ALLEY 2016

Saturday, October 22

Think/Action Tank

11:00am - 4:00pm

Inclusion Driven Education & Workforce Innovation

Diversity and inclusion is the greatest activator of social innovation.


How can we ensure that current and future generations of diverse students, employees and entrepreneurs gain access to equal opportunity, learning opportunities and the professional development necessary to produce our country’s next generation workforce?


How can we nurture the next wave of disruptive problem solvers, within the technology industry, and more broadly in every corner of society, that is essential to our nation’s continued competitiveness?


How can we identify best-in-class solutions and effectively scale them?


We convene to answer, address and progress these and other important issues.

Sunday, October 23

Culture Shifting Awards

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Honoring Leaders & Pioneers in Technology, Innovation & Social Impact

  • Dr. Patricia E. Bath
    Physician, Scientist, & Inventor of the Laserphaco Probe

  • Lonnie Johnson
    Inventor of the Nerf Gun and Super Soaker

  • Freda Lewis-Hall
    MD, Executive VP & Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer

  • John Rice
    Founder & CEO, Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Emcee: Hill Harper; Actor, Author, Philanthropist

AWARDS BRUNCH HONOREES
 

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THINK TANK SPEAKERS
 

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SPECIAL GUESTS
 

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 VIDEO RECAP

SPONSORS

Founder & Executive Producer

ANDREA HOFFMAN // Founder & CEO,

Culture Shift Labs

Co-Chairs

DENMARK WEST // General Partner,
Connectivity Ventures

REGINALD VAN LEE // Retired Booz Allen Executive and Renowned Management Consultant

ABOUT CULTURE SHIFT LABS

We are a group of strategists, deal-makers, curators and problem-solvers who, for the last 13 years, have been applying the science of diversity and inclusion to help clients achieve their leadership, workforce, and commercial goals as much as 70% faster. As a professional services, strategy and activation consultancy, we help Tech & Fortune 500 Companies, Large Non-Profits, Leaders, Investors, Cities and Philanthropists drive revenue growth and accelerate innovation by applying our Knowledge + Network Formula™. This also increases diversity, inclusion and innovation on boards, in the c-suite, in venture capital, in mergers and acquisitions, and enhances business and corporate development efforts. Our services include: Strategy & Advising, Retained Search, Partnerships & Transactions, Think/Action Tanks, Innovation Labs, Custom and Signature Events, and enabling Connections. We are based in New Jersey with a satellite office in San Francisco, CA. 

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© 2017 Culture Shift Labs

Cheryl Kiser

Executive Director, The Lewis Institute & Babson Social Innovation Lab