Past Seattle Event: VOL 69

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VOL 69

November 18, 2016
@ UW Intellectual House

Digital equity seeks to ensure all residents and neighborhoods have the information technology capacity needed for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential services. Working toward digital equity involves intentional strategies and investments to reduce and eliminate historical barriers to access and technology use.

PechaKucha Seattle, the Amazon Catalyst Fund and CoMotion at the University of Washington are proud to present PKN SEA vol. 69: Innovation & Digital Equity - Creative Visionaries at the Frontlines of Change on Friday, November 18 an evening of presentations and conversation at the University of Washington's recently inaugurated Intellectual House. The event will bring together a diverse set of extraordinary leaders working across our region to eliminate historical barriers to technology and expand access to opportunity, redefining innovation along the way.


  • Jason Pace, Executive Director, UW Bothell Digital Future Lab

  • Matthew Toles, Amazon Catalyst Fellow, Founder and CEO, Slightly Robot

  • Kirk Mead, Director of Development and Communications at Technology Access Foundation

  • Dirk Van Velzen, Executive Director, The Prison Scholars Fund

  • Kalpana Viswanathan, President, Kal Academy

  • Amari Garrett, Techpreneur and CoFounder, Young Geniuses

  • Khabirah Weddington, Founder, Black Student Union LINK

  • Mike Katell, PhD Student, UW Information School

  • Mina Tari, Senior, UW Informatics & Gender Women & Sexuality Studies

  • Maria Cuevas, UW Informatics

Jason Pace
Executive Director, University of Washington Bothell in Redmond
Kalpana Viswanathan
Founder & CEO, Kal Academy in Seattle
Kirk Mead
Director of Development & Communications, Technology Access Foundation in Seattle
Matthew Toles
CEO, Slightly Robot in Seattle
Khabirah Weddington
Founder, BSU Link in Seattle
Dirk Van Velzen
President & Executive Director, The Prison Scholar Fund in Seattle
Michael Katell
PhD Student, Information School, University of Washington in Seattle
Mina Tari
Student, Informatics & Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Washington in Seattle
Susan Balbas
Founder, Executive Director, Na’ah Illahee Fund in Seattle
Shawn Peterson
Program Coordinator, Youth Program, Native Girls Code in Seattle
David Keyes
Community Technology Program Director, City of Seattle in Seattle
Aramis Hamer
Co-Founder, Black Dot in Seattle
Tyler Folsom
Professor, University of Washington, Bothell in Seattle