NCWIT Annual Summit - 2011, Day One
Today in New York City, we kicked off our annual summit at the Kimmel Center at NYU. Our first keynotes delivered lively and thought-provoking speeches.
Joshua Aronson delivered his keynote, "Stereotype Threat and the Role of Encouragement." He presented research that shows even subtle shifts in performance and test scores when the environment is altered and the threat of being cast or kept in a stereotype is removed.
A final panel took the stage at dinner time to discuss the question, "Is the Democratizing Potential of Technology Also Fostering Diversity?" Arikia Millikan (@Arikia) moderated as Sarah Mei (@sarahmei), Alexis Ohanian (@kn0thing), and Gabriella Coleman (@BiellaColeman) discussed mentorship, education, and progress.
I'm Doniree, and I'll be tweeting and sharing throughout the event - come say hi!