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Thursday, July 25
 

6:30pm EDT

Optional: Happy Hour with The Climate Reality Project
If you are in town early, join us for a happy hour with The Climate Reality Project: Atlanta, GA chapter, The Climate Speakers Network (CSN), and Global Shapers. This will be an informal get together for anyone who is interested in joining the Atlanta, GA chapter, curious about Climate Reality Chapter campaigns and initiatives, or wants to network with other Global Shapers from the North America-Caribbean region and Climate Reality Leaders from the Atlanta area!

We will provide free appetizers, and if you register prior to the event, you will receive one free drink ticket per person. Space is limited so make sure to register to guarantee your spot.

Link to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ATLhappyhour
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/441522373347911/

Sponsors
avatar for The Climate Reality Project

The Climate Reality Project

The Climate Speakers Network (CSN), a program of The Climate Reality Project, has partnered with the Global Shapers Community to bring climate change trainings to SHAPEs. CSN will be conducting a session geared towards Shapers interested in incorporating and prioritizing climate considerations... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Double Zero
 
Friday, July 26
 

2:00pm EDT

Set Up + Early Check In
Official check-in begins at Emory University at the Woodruff Residential Center at 2pm on Friday, July 26th. Upon check-in, you will receive your room key, agenda for the weekend, and a Welcome Packet. For those who get in on the earlier side, we will also provide you with directions on how to go about a self-guided tour of parts of Atlanta before the evening!


Friday July 26, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Woodruff Residential Center

5:00pm EDT

Welcome Plenary
We will kick-off SHAPE NAC 2019 at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights where Shapers will gain a deeper understanding around the history and ethos of civil rights movement in the South and King's philosophy of "beloved communities." First, Shapers will experience interactive exhibitions through self-guided tours. Then everyone will gather for the Welcome Plenary in the Glenn Room for dinner, cash bar, and a keynote address.

5:00-7:00 Self-Guided Tour
6:45-7:00 Gather at the Glenn Room
7:00-7:10 Introductions by Atlanta Hub Leadership
7:10-7:20 Welcome by WEF
7:20-7:40 Keynote Address from Jill Savit, President & CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
7:40-7:50 "Welcome to Atlanta" framing by Ian Cohen
7:50-8:00 Closing Remarks by Atlanta Hub Leadership


Note - any Shaper who arrives in the evening and comes directly to the Center will have the option to store their luggage during the Welcome Plenary.  Shapers who did not check-in during the afternoon must check-in at Emory housing between the hours of 10:30pm-11:30pm.

Speakers
avatar for Kuki Gandhi

Kuki Gandhi

Founder, Marketer
Kuki is the outgoing curator of the Atlanta hub and does marketing at a clinical genetic diagnostics firm. She is a serial entrepreneur, and loves to collaborate on projects. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and her dog.
avatar for Brittany Robles

Brittany Robles

Equity & Inclusion Lead, World Economic Forum
North America Community Manager for the Global Shapers Community. Previously, Brittany was a Project Specialist for Gender Parity at the World Economic Forum.
avatar for Sonia Sequeira

Sonia Sequeira

Community Engagement Manager, Atlanta City Studio
Sonia Sequeria is the current Curator of the Atlanta Hub, and currently works as the Community Engagement Manager at a pop-up design laboratory within the City of Atlanta's Department of City Planning.
avatar for Ian Cohen

Ian Cohen

Founder, Tara Education Technologies
A local ATL Shaper, Ian works part-time with CCI as Fellowships Co-Director of Training & Evaluation in addition to running his own education technology startup.  Over the last two years, Ian has served as facilitator and peer adviser to 30+ ‘civic entrepreneurs’ who are building... Read More →
avatar for Jill Savitt

Jill Savitt

President & CEO, National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Jill Savitt is the President and CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, which hostsexhibitions, trainings and convenings on civil and human rights issues.  She is a human rights advocate with expertise in the fields of genocide prevention and advocacy campaigning... Read More →




Friday July 26, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
National Center for Civil and Human Rights

9:30pm EDT

Late Check-In
For those arriving later in the evening, we have a "Late Check-In" window at the Woodruff Residential Center for Shapers to receive room keys and other arrival items.

Friday July 26, 2019 9:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Woodruff Residential Center
 
Saturday, July 27
 

6:30am EDT

Wake Up the ATL Way: Hip-Hop Dance Class
It would not be a real visit to Atlanta if you did not experience some of our globally recognized and influential hip-hop culture. Led by a local hip-hop dancer(s), this will be a great way to get energized for the day and work off some of those late night carbs.

Saturday July 27, 2019 6:30am - 7:30am EDT
Woodruff Residential Center

7:30am EDT

Breakfast
Shapers are welcome to enjoy complimentary breakfast at the Emory Student Center.

Breakfast stops being served at 9am and the morning Town Hall begins 30 seconds away at the Emory School of Medicine so we highly encourage Shapers to arrive earlier for a morning meal.

Saturday July 27, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am EDT
Emory Student Center

8:30am EDT

Facilitator Gathering (Mandatory/Only for Facilitators)
Any and all session or program facilitators are required to meet in the Facilitator Green Room for a brief overview of the weekend.

This brief check-in will allow the ATL Team the chance to answer any questions, go over important logistics, and confirm that all session needs are taken care of. Thank you to all of our visiting and local facilitators!

This brief conversation is only for Facilitator's and is mandatory.  All other Shapers will meet in the Atrium for the Town Hall.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Oh

Judy Oh

Director of Strategy, Brighthouse, A BCG Company
A Shaper from the Atlanta Hub, as a Director of Strategy at BrightHouse, a BCG company, Judy works with some of the world’s biggest brands to lead purpose-driven culture transformation, strategy alignment, and brand activations.
avatar for Ian Cohen

Ian Cohen

Founder, Tara Education Technologies
A local ATL Shaper, Ian works part-time with CCI as Fellowships Co-Director of Training & Evaluation in addition to running his own education technology startup.  Over the last two years, Ian has served as facilitator and peer adviser to 30+ ‘civic entrepreneurs’ who are building... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am EDT
Rm 188 - School of Medicine

9:00am EDT

Town Hall
Each morning will begin with a brief program where we will run through the day's agenda. Breakout session facilitators will have an opportunity to share what their sessions are about so you can opt-in to the ones that resonate most with you.

The morning Town Hall will begin promptly at 9:15am.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Wong

Ian Wong

Pulmonary/Critical Care fellow, Emory
I'm a pulmonary / critical care doctor with a PhD in medical informatics. The intersections of technology, medicine, and entrepreneurship excite me the most. I'm also co-founder for a medical device startup Ataia Medical, to improve care for patients in respiratory failure
avatar for Brittany Robles

Brittany Robles

Equity & Inclusion Lead, World Economic Forum
North America Community Manager for the Global Shapers Community. Previously, Brittany was a Project Specialist for Gender Parity at the World Economic Forum.


Saturday July 27, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Room 120 at Emory School of Medicine

10:00am EDT

Coffee Break
Get up stretch your legs and get some coffee!

Saturday July 27, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Atrium at School of Medicine

10:00am EDT

Q&A with Brittany Robles, WEF (Optional)
Following our first Town Hall, we wanted to make sure to give any visiting Shapers the opportunity to speak directly with Brittany Robles from WEF about their Hub or what is covered during her brief presentation earlier that morning.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Robles

Brittany Robles

Equity & Inclusion Lead, World Economic Forum
North America Community Manager for the Global Shapers Community. Previously, Brittany was a Project Specialist for Gender Parity at the World Economic Forum.


Saturday July 27, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Room 110 at Emory School of Medicine

10:30am EDT

Session Option 1: Excavating Your Personal Purpose
Aristotle said “Where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation.” Using this framework, Shapers will begin their journey of excavating their personal purpose by understanding and articulating their unique strengths and need(s) in the world they fulfill. Through peer-led discussions and activities, Shapers will share stories and complete an action plan to live their purpose more fully in their lives, work, in beloved communities.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Oh

Judy Oh

Director of Strategy, Brighthouse, A BCG Company
A Shaper from the Atlanta Hub, as a Director of Strategy at BrightHouse, a BCG company, Judy works with some of the world’s biggest brands to lead purpose-driven culture transformation, strategy alignment, and brand activations.



Saturday July 27, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 110 at Emory School of Medicine

10:30am EDT

Session Option 2: Retrain Your Modern Mind
Explore how the modern mind operates. Find out why we are losing our ability to focus and be happy and what we can do about it. This session will help you challenge widely held beliefs about mental health using the latest research and assess how your everyday life impacts your mental state. Participants will embark on a self-reflective journey which will equip them to work on their own brains to de-stress and become more focused, empathetic, and happier.

Speakers
avatar for Umair Pervez

Umair Pervez

Umair Pervez is a member of the Calgary Hub and is a certified hypnotherapist, a body language instructor and a management consultant with PwC. His work as a management consultant involves helping organizations and their employees adapt to psychological and structural impacts of future... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 130 at Emory School of Medicine

10:30am EDT

Session Option 3: Unconscious Bias Training
Got Bias? Sure you do, we all do. Bias gets in the way of the best of us. This workshop is designed for participants to learn how implicit bias could get in the way of the work we do for our community. Join in a rich discussion about implicit bias and gain tools to help you overcome your own ___.

For those attending, we highly recommend taking one or both of the Skin Tone test and Race test prior to the session!

 

Speakers
avatar for Lilia Figueroa

Lilia Figueroa

Child Welfare Supervisor, SaintA
Lilia Figueroa, MSW, is a Child Welfare Supervisor for SaintA. Lilia has over 9 years of child welfare experience with job specialties in safety concepts, crisis management, and trauma informed care practices. Lilia’s expertise in Spanish has allowed her to train Spanish speaking... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 153 at Emory School of Medicine

10:30am EDT

Session Option 4: Facilitating Hard Conversations
This hands-on workshop will provide you with practical exercises and activities that you can use in a myriad of circumstances to navigate tough topics and discussions. Learn communication and conflict resolution techniques to both facilitate and deal with difficult conversations in your life, work, and hub.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Dacalos

Richard Dacalos

Richard “D-cal” Dacalos is a former curator of the Manila hub, currently transferring to the New York Hub. Professionally he is a certified coach, educator and community builder with a little over a decade working with schools, companies and organizations to create opportunities... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 120 at Emory School of Medicine

10:30am EDT

Session Option 5: Art of Gathering
Gathering is one of the most important components of our lives - from our time in classrooms and playgrounds, to later in meetings, around the dinner table, weddings, conferences and more. It’s a key part of building community and authentic connection.

But, we’ve all been in a meeting that felt like it lasted forever, or a conference panel that wasn’t memorable. What makes a gathering meaningful and unique? Join two of our ATL shapers who love to host as they use Priya Parker’s book, the Art of Gathering, to guide this session.


Speakers
avatar for Sonia Sequeira

Sonia Sequeira

Community Engagement Manager, Atlanta City Studio
Sonia Sequeria is the current Curator of the Atlanta Hub, and currently works as the Community Engagement Manager at a pop-up design laboratory within the City of Atlanta's Department of City Planning.
avatar for Amelia Davis

Amelia Davis

Community Director, Tech Square ATL
Amelia is an ATL Shaper and an enthusiastic community developer with experience building a diverse tech and creative community in Atlanta.


Saturday July 27, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 178 at Emory School of Medicine

10:30am EDT

Session Option 6: Vulnerability - The Cornerstone of Community Building
In “The Power of Vulnerability,” one of the Top 10 most watched TED Talks, Brené Brown outlines how vulnerability is the birthplace of courage and the other meaning-making experiences in our lives.  This inward-focused workshop will create a safe space for Shapers to practice vulnerability with their peers as a means to community connection.  Performance artist Susan Lieu will role model vulnerability with an excerpt of her one-woman show 140 LBS: HOW BEAUTY KILLED MY MOTHER, review a framework for healing and then have folks share their own vulnerable stories in small groups.    


Speakers
avatar for Susan Lieu

Susan Lieu

Susan Lieu, Seattle Shaper Alum, is a Vietnamese-American Playwright, Performer & Producer.  Her acclaimed solo theatrical show, 140 LBS: HOW BEAUTY KILLED MY MOTHER, is the true story of how her mother died from plastic surgery malpractice and her search for the man responsible... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 169 at Emory School of Medicine

12:00pm EDT

Lunch
Lunch will be catered by Recess - including allergen-free and vegan options for sandwich / salad combos

Saturday July 27, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Emory School of Medicine

1:00pm EDT

Project Marketplace: Impact Area Deep Dives
As Shapers, we drive impact through our projects. In partnership with the Steering Committee, we will learn about Global Shaper Community's 3 impact areas:
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Education and Employment
  • Climate Change and Sustainability
Shapers will then choose to explore an Impact Area through a deep dive of exemplary projects within each area in order to learn best practices and scale our impact throughout NAC region. Shapers are encouraged to ask questions, provide feedback, and seek ideas to take back to their hubs.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Yu

Tiffany Yu

CEO, Diversability
Tiffany Yu is the CEO and Founder of Diversability, an award-winning social enterprise to rebrand disability through the power of community. Through her advocacy work, she has awarded $28,500 in grants to 29 disability projects across 6 countries and launched the first and largest... Read More →
avatar for Judy Oh

Judy Oh

Director of Strategy, Brighthouse, A BCG Company
A Shaper from the Atlanta Hub, as a Director of Strategy at BrightHouse, a BCG company, Judy works with some of the world’s biggest brands to lead purpose-driven culture transformation, strategy alignment, and brand activations.
avatar for Rebeca Cipollitti

Rebeca Cipollitti

International Program Coordinator, The Climate Reality Project
Rebeca Cipollitti is the International Program Coordinator at the Climate Reality Project. She is the point person for Global Shapers trained by Climate Reality and CSN.
avatar for Brittany Robles

Brittany Robles

Equity & Inclusion Lead, World Economic Forum
North America Community Manager for the Global Shapers Community. Previously, Brittany was a Project Specialist for Gender Parity at the World Economic Forum.
avatar for Arlane Gordon-Bray

Arlane Gordon-Bray

Director of Special Projects, Aerosafe Risk Management
Arlane Gordon-Bray is a shaper from the Raleigh-Durham Hub and previous curator of the Pittsburgh Hub. She is one of the North America regional leads for the Shaping Future of Work cross hub project. Outside of Global Shapers, she pays her bills as the Director of Special Projects... Read More →
avatar for Jill Leaness

Jill Leaness

Manager, Climate Speakers Network of the Climate Reality Project
Jill Leaness is the Manager for the Climate Speakers Network, a program of the Climate Reality Project.  In this role, Jill collaborates with a diverse group of local, state, national, and international partners to develop solutions-based trainings to empower peer messengers working... Read More →
avatar for Tiffany Din

Tiffany Din

Tiffany Din is a Shaper from the Atlanta Hub. As President of the Atlanta Student Investors’ Club, Tiffany spearheads the most active investment community at Georgia State University along with its $150K student-run Hedge Fund. 
avatar for Ann-Marie Nunziata

Ann-Marie Nunziata

Senior Consultant, IBM
Ann-Marie Nunziata is a Shaper from the Atlanta Hub. By day, she assists Fortune 500 companies with their Talent Acquisition strategies as a consultant with IBM. By night, she’s working on her 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (200-RYT) Training with Pure Motion Yoga.


Saturday July 27, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Atrium at School of Medicine

3:00pm EDT

Transport
Transportation to your experience!

Saturday July 27, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Emory School of Medicine

4:00pm EDT

Atlanta Learning Journey & Civic Dinners (Register for One)
Learning Journeys: To learn about what beloved community means, Shapers will visit one of four Atlanta neighborhoods for an immersive experience. Shapers will meet locals to learn about their stories followed by dinner at a local venue where they will partake in the Beloved Community Conversation  by Civic Dinners.  

For this session, every Shaper must sign up for one neighborhood by clicking the link below and registering to "Attend This Dinner" - by doing so, you will reserve your spot on this entire neighborhood visit.


In groups of 50, we will explore the following neighborhoods - select a neighborhood to learn more about what the visit entails and to sign up:

Speakers
avatar for Sonia Sequeira

Sonia Sequeira

Community Engagement Manager, Atlanta City Studio
Sonia Sequeria is the current Curator of the Atlanta Hub, and currently works as the Community Engagement Manager at a pop-up design laboratory within the City of Atlanta's Department of City Planning.


Saturday July 27, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Atrium at School of Medicine

8:00pm EDT

Transport
Getting you where you want to go for the night!

Saturday July 27, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT

9:30pm EDT

Down For Whatever Dance Party
Shapers will reconvene at Atlanta's coolest VR Bar for Down For Whatever (DFW), a dance party brought to you by local female DJs Hourglass and Mikkoh. DFW embraces open-mindedness, diversity, and acceptance of all forms of music, dance and art and seeks to push culture forward and keep dance floors active in Atlanta.

What to expect:
  • Free VR games for Shapers from 9:30-10:30pm (use password ShapeTheWorld)
  • Southern-inspired drink special
  • Casual attire is appropriate
  • There’s only one rule at DFW: you gotta be down for whatever.
  • Transportation will be provided to Revery but return will be at individual discretion


About the DJs:
Longtime friends and collaborators Hourglass and Mikkoh are both DJs and event producers who have been vital in shaping the underground nightlife scene in Atlanta for the past 5 years. While
Mikkoh and Hourglass have been sharing stages since 2014, their first official partnership began with Down For Whatever in 2018 with the intention of bringing global influence to the culture capital that is Atlanta.


Saturday July 27, 2019 9:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Revery VR Bar
 
Sunday, July 28
 

6:30am EDT

Morning Mindfulness: Yoga and Meditation
Ease into our first full day with morning yoga and meditation led by local Shapers and trained facilitators at either the Woodruff Residential Center or in the nearby Lullwater Park, weather permitting.

Note - mats will not be provided for this session, however we encourage Shapers to use room towels if need be.  The surface will either be carpet or grass.

Speakers
avatar for Ann-Marie Nunziata

Ann-Marie Nunziata

Senior Consultant, IBM
Ann-Marie Nunziata is a Shaper from the Atlanta Hub. By day, she assists Fortune 500 companies with their Talent Acquisition strategies as a consultant with IBM. By night, she’s working on her 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (200-RYT) Training with Pure Motion Yoga.
CR

Catherine Ragsdale

Catherine Ragsdale is a Survivor Outreach Services Coordinator for the state of Georgia and Community Manager and Yoga Teacher at Pure Motion Yoga. She is a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) through the Yoga Alliance, trained at Universal Power Yoga (Registered Yoga School... Read More →


Sunday July 28, 2019 6:30am - 7:30am EDT
Woodruff Residential Center

7:30am EDT

Breakfast
Shapers are welcome to enjoy complimentary breakfast at the Emory Student Center.

Breakfast stops being served at 9am and the morning Town Hall begins 30 seconds away at the Emory School of Medicine so we highly encourage Shapers to arrive earlier for a morning meal.

Sunday July 28, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am EDT
Emory Student Center

9:15am EDT

Group Photo + Announcements
We will take our signature SHAPE group photo in the front lawn of School of Medicine. Then we will do quick overview of the day's programming in the Atrium. 

Speakers
avatar for Ian Wong

Ian Wong

Pulmonary/Critical Care fellow, Emory
I'm a pulmonary / critical care doctor with a PhD in medical informatics. The intersections of technology, medicine, and entrepreneurship excite me the most. I'm also co-founder for a medical device startup Ataia Medical, to improve care for patients in respiratory failure


Sunday July 28, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am EDT
Emory School of Medicine

10:00am EDT

Coffee Break
Get caffeinated!!! 

Sunday July 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Atrium at School of Medicine

10:00am EDT

Sponsors Meet-Up (Only for Sponsors)
An informal gathering for the sponsors!

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Robles

Brittany Robles

Equity & Inclusion Lead, World Economic Forum
North America Community Manager for the Global Shapers Community. Previously, Brittany was a Project Specialist for Gender Parity at the World Economic Forum.
avatar for Ian Cohen

Ian Cohen

Founder, Tara Education Technologies
A local ATL Shaper, Ian works part-time with CCI as Fellowships Co-Director of Training & Evaluation in addition to running his own education technology startup.  Over the last two years, Ian has served as facilitator and peer adviser to 30+ ‘civic entrepreneurs’ who are building... Read More →
avatar for Rebeca Cipollitti

Rebeca Cipollitti

International Program Coordinator, The Climate Reality Project
Rebeca Cipollitti is the International Program Coordinator at the Climate Reality Project. She is the point person for Global Shapers trained by Climate Reality and CSN.
avatar for Jill Leaness

Jill Leaness

Manager, Climate Speakers Network of the Climate Reality Project
Jill Leaness is the Manager for the Climate Speakers Network, a program of the Climate Reality Project.  In this role, Jill collaborates with a diverse group of local, state, national, and international partners to develop solutions-based trainings to empower peer messengers working... Read More →
avatar for Jenn Graham

Jenn Graham

Founder & CEO, Civic Dinners
avatar for Kuki Gandhi

Kuki Gandhi

Founder, Marketer
Kuki is the outgoing curator of the Atlanta hub and does marketing at a clinical genetic diagnostics firm. She is a serial entrepreneur, and loves to collaborate on projects. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and her dog.


Sunday July 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Room 176 at Emory School of Medicine

10:30am EDT

Session Option 1: Future of Work
The topic of the Future of Work can bring a lot of anxiety and thoughts. The session will facilitate Shapers to understand what the FoW is and rethink this period of disruption from “How is my life/ community going to change?” to  “How can I create a change?”

Speakers
avatar for Tecla Kalinda

Tecla Kalinda

Founder, Senior Analyst, ZalaSmart, Bank of Canada
I’m very passionate about teaching kids and teens the essential life skill of financial literacy via my company ZalaSmart.com. I have an educational background in economics and work for Canada’s central/reserve Bank (Bank of Canada) as a senior analyst.
avatar for Arlane Gordon-Bray

Arlane Gordon-Bray

Director of Special Projects, Aerosafe Risk Management
Arlane Gordon-Bray is a shaper from the Raleigh-Durham Hub and previous curator of the Pittsburgh Hub. She is one of the North America regional leads for the Shaping Future of Work cross hub project. Outside of Global Shapers, she pays her bills as the Director of Special Projects... Read More →


Sunday July 28, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 190 at Emory School of Medicine

10:30am EDT

Session Option 2: NAC Hub Engagement
The Hub Engagement Breakout Session will focus on building capacity in hubs and understanding some of the structures and support resources available. Join us for an interactive session diving into best practices, challenges, and opportunities that various hubs and participants are wrestling with.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Dacalos

Richard Dacalos

Richard “D-cal” Dacalos is a former curator of the Manila hub, currently transferring to the New York Hub. Professionally he is a certified coach, educator and community builder with a little over a decade working with schools, companies and organizations to create opportunities... Read More →
avatar for Tanya Schmitt

Tanya Schmitt

Tanya Schmitt is a shaper from the Minneapolis Hub, as well as a member of the Hub Engagement Council within the Advisory Council. She has been a shaper since November 2013 and served as Curator of the Minneapolis Hub from 2015-2016.


Sunday July 28, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 178 at Emory School of Medicine

10:30am EDT

Session Option 3: From Smart Cities to Inclusive Cities
By 2050, 68% of the world’s population will be living in cities. Cities are becoming the central governance system that disseminates knowledge, innovation while being exposed to complex shocks and stresses which can no longer be addressed by traditional urban planning practices. While urban planning is agile in adapting frontier technology to create efficient infrastructures, it often fails in keeping people at the center. Urban Renewal, Urban regeneration are examples of promoting positive ROI over long term socio-economic impact.  

Atlanta is one of 100 Resilient Cities selected by Rockefeller Foundation and one of the first US cities to increase its commitment towards the Paris Agreement ( f.e.100% renewable energy by 2030). This session will focus on how Atlanta's local government agencies and civil society (nonprofits) further the smart city agenda while keeping inclusion at the center. A few methodologies discussed will include participatory design, deep community engagement, art-as-a-solution, knowledge democratization among others.


Speakers
avatar for Ruxanda Renita

Ruxanda Renita

Co-Founder/CEO, Urban Catalyst Lab (UCL)
Ruxanda is Co-Founder and CEO of Urban Catalyst Lab (UCL), an Atlanta based nonprofit that works on positioning art-as-a-solution to urban resilience and sustainability; and an integrated component within urban planning. In her work with UCL, Ruxanda has worked to position both the... Read More →
avatar for Sonia Sequeira

Sonia Sequeira

Community Engagement Manager, Atlanta City Studio
Sonia Sequeria is the current Curator of the Atlanta Hub, and currently works as the Community Engagement Manager at a pop-up design laboratory within the City of Atlanta's Department of City Planning.


Sunday July 28, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 153 at Emory School of Medicine

10:30am EDT

Session Option 4: Climate Reality Training (Pre-Registration Required / Extended)
The Climate Speakers Network (CSN), a program of The Climate Reality Project, has partnered with the Global Shapers Community to bring climate change trainings to SHAPEs. CSN will be conducting a session geared towards Shapers interested in incorporating and prioritizing climate considerations onto their projects. CSN has redesigned the 2019 session to encompass the priorities of the Shaper community. During this training, we will explore the intersectionality of climate change, play a game to learn about climate action planning, and end the session with time to reflect and brainstorm project planning at the hub level.

Two important notes:

Speakers
avatar for Jill Leaness

Jill Leaness

Manager, Climate Speakers Network of the Climate Reality Project
Jill Leaness is the Manager for the Climate Speakers Network, a program of the Climate Reality Project.  In this role, Jill collaborates with a diverse group of local, state, national, and international partners to develop solutions-based trainings to empower peer messengers working... Read More →
avatar for Rebeca Cipollitti

Rebeca Cipollitti

International Program Coordinator, The Climate Reality Project
Rebeca Cipollitti is the International Program Coordinator at the Climate Reality Project. She is the point person for Global Shapers trained by Climate Reality and CSN.


Sunday July 28, 2019 10:30am - 1:30pm EDT
Room 130 at Emory School of Medicine

10:31am EDT

Session Option 5: Gender Equity + The 4th Industrial Revolution
How might we use the tools of 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) to Increase Gender Equality? 
Through this workshop, participants will engage in a design thinking flash lab to creatively and empathically unlock potential solutions at the intersection of gender equality and technology. The goal of the session to catalyze design thinkers who are rooted in empathy and approach global grand challenges such as SDG 5 in a way that lends itself to ideation, iteration, co-creation and ultimately innovation. Get ready for a hands on and rapid journey with us at our ideation flashlab!

Speakers
avatar for Jasmine Burton

Jasmine Burton

Founder & President, Wish for Wash, LLC
Jasmine Burton is the Founder and President of Wish for WASH, LLC, which is a social impact organization that seeks to bring innovation to sanitation through research, design and education. Since 2015, Jasmine has led Wish for WASH in conducting iterative toilet innovation pilots... Read More →


Sunday July 28, 2019 10:31am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 120 at Emory School of Medicine

10:31am EDT

Session Option 6: The Lovable City Initiative w/Civic Dinners
Civic Dinners started in Atlanta as a social experiment — all about bringing people together over dinner to talk about what we loved about Atlanta, what we'd love to love, and what role we'd like to play in co-creating a more lovable Atlanta.  

Earlier this month, we launched our national "Lovable Cities" Initiative to engage 100 cities in conversations about what people love about their city, what they'd love to love, and the role they want to play in co-creating a more lovable city.

In this session, Shapers will help us develop Lovable City topics while exploring the best practices of bringing people together that we have learned after hosting 1,000+ dinners around the world and across 46 conversations on specific issues from mobility to affordable housing to education, race and women's rights.

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Graham

Jenn Graham

Founder & CEO, Civic Dinners


Sunday July 28, 2019 10:31am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 110 at Emory School of Medicine

12:00pm EDT

Grab & Go Lunch + Mountain Talk
Local Atlanta Shapers will take you through one of our hub traditions “Mountain Talk.” Inspired by MLK's "mountain top" speech, Shapers will each have 10 minutes to share an idea, experience, or thought that will catalyze future dialogues.

Sunday July 28, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Emory School of Medicine

1:30pm EDT

Breakout Session III: Driving to Change
How powerful would it be to have a Global Community made up of hubs truly embedded and trusted within their local communities?  How do we channel and organize our collective energies and capabilities to authentically engage and improve communities to realize this vision?  

The final session of SHAPE North America & Caribbean will bring together everyone and everything from the weekend, turning our attention from theory to practice and a roadmap going forward.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Cohen

Ian Cohen

Founder, Tara Education Technologies
A local ATL Shaper, Ian works part-time with CCI as Fellowships Co-Director of Training & Evaluation in addition to running his own education technology startup.  Over the last two years, Ian has served as facilitator and peer adviser to 30+ ‘civic entrepreneurs’ who are building... Read More →
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Evan Smith

Senior Community Development Advisor, Purpose Built Communities
An ATL Shaper Alumni and Senior Community Development Advisor at Purpose Built Communities a non-profit, pro bono consulting firm that believes everyone deserves the opportunity to live and raise their children in communities where they can achieve their full potential.  To accomplish... Read More →


Sunday July 28, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Emory Student Center

3:30pm EDT

Check-Out
Our first check-out window will be open directly following our final "Driving to Change" session for any Shapers with evening flights on Sunday.

Sunday July 28, 2019 3:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Woodruff Residential Center

4:30pm EDT

Cultural Dinner + Closing Plenary
What better way to wrap SHAPE than to celebrate the diverse cultures of our global community? Wear or bring any items that reflect your beloved community, whatever that may mean for you.

Dinner will be served ~5:30pm.

We understand that many Shapers may need to depart at this time for evening flights so checkout will be available at Woodruff Residential Center.

Speakers
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Judy Oh

Director of Strategy, Brighthouse, A BCG Company
A Shaper from the Atlanta Hub, as a Director of Strategy at BrightHouse, a BCG company, Judy works with some of the world’s biggest brands to lead purpose-driven culture transformation, strategy alignment, and brand activations.
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Brittany Robles

Equity & Inclusion Lead, World Economic Forum
North America Community Manager for the Global Shapers Community. Previously, Brittany was a Project Specialist for Gender Parity at the World Economic Forum.


Sunday July 28, 2019 4:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
Atrium at School of Medicine

7:00pm EDT

After Party
For those still in town, we will definitely continue the fun and time together into the late Sunday night hours.

Sunday July 28, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Emory School of Medicine
 
Monday, July 29
 

9:00am EDT

Late Check-Out
Our final check-out window will be open on Monday morning for those Shapers who will be joining us for an additional evening on Sunday.

Monday July 29, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Woodruff Residential Center