MARCH 13-14

2021 IDEA Conference

IDEA is Princeton ResInDe’s first conference on inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. Speakers from Google, IDEO, and more will discuss why it’s necessary to create inclusive and accessible products and processes as well as how to do it. Open to all university undergraduate and graduate students as well as Princeton affiliates (faculty, alumni, etc.). Register with your .edu email.

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Schedule

Saturday, March 13

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET

Navigating Ethical Decision Making

David Miller

Director @ Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative, Keller Center for Innovation

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET

Making Innovation Meaningful

Rob Van Varick

Partner @ Michael Graves Design

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Intro to Accessible Design

Catherine Idylle

Senior Interaction Designer @ Google

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM ET

Design Without Ego

Yicheng 'YC' Sun

Design Lead @ IDEO

Zena Barakat

Design Director @ IDEO




Sunday, March 14

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET

Designing for Inclusion @ Presently: From Product to People

Dalia Katan

CEO & Founder @ Presently

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Meet & Chat

Come meet with design and innovative thinkers from across the continent! This will be a casual hour where you can hop into breakout rooms based on topics of interest ranging from UI/UX to Race & Technology. Join with tea or coffee—this will be a casual way to meet other students and chat about your interests!

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM ET

A Fireside Chat on Design and Accessibility

Molly Burke

Motivational Speaker & YouTuber

Speakers

David Miller

Director @ Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative, Keller Center for Innovation

David Miller is the Director of the Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative (FWI), a Senior Professional Specialist in Ethics, and a Lecturer. In addition to his research, teaching, and programs, he also serves as an advisor to corporate CEOs and senior executives on ethics, values-based leadership, culture, and the role of faith at work. As a thought leader, many senior executives seek his counsel, and scholars, religious organizations, and the media seek his views. An article in the Wall Street Journal recently featured his work with one global client referring to him as the “on-call ethicist.”

Rob Van Varick

Partner @ Michael Graves Design

Rob passionately believes design has the power to positively impact people’s lives. His mission is to apply the right blend of research, psychology, creativity and strategy so that meaningful insights are uncovered, and innovative solutions are designed. Well-rounded solutions require multi-disciplinary input and collaboration. As a partner at Michael Graves, Rob works across its disciplines of architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, branding, research and strategy with one goal in mind: enhancing the human experience at every scale. Rob works with clients big and small, around the globe, creating designs that are humanistic, familiar, and accessible.

Catherine Idylle

Senior Interaction Designer @ Google

Catherine Idylle is a Senior Interaction Designer at Google in San Francisco. She focuses on designing for people with disabilities and mainly works on Lookout (an app for people who are blind or have low vision). She has previously spoken at Google I/O and SF Design Week and was featured at Grace Hopper.

Yicheng 'YC' Sun

Design Lead @ IDEO

Yicheng 'YC' Sun is a design lead at IDEO, with a focus on creative technology and venture design. He guides clients and teams through the product journey, from initial ideation, prototype & pilot, to market launch. He has a soft spot for healthcare technology startups and recent projects include a Parkinson’s wearable platform, oncology research community, COVID-19 telemedicine platform, and sleep digital therapeutics. YC graduated Princeton ELE'17.

Zena Barakat

Design Director @ IDEO

Zena Barakat is a design director at IDEO, specialized in communications design. She helps organizations innovate by intentionally and thoughtfully designing for inclusion and responsibility. Prior to working at IDEO, she was an Emmy-nominated producer with 14 years of experience working in media, producing videos and documentaries for The New York Times, ABC News, National Public Radio, among others. She also worked at Apple as a head of video for the Apple News app.

Dalia Katan

CEO & Founder @ Presently

As the CEO and Founder of Presently, Dalia Katan ‘15 is incredibly passionate about helping people connect in more meaningful ways. Presently is a fast-growing social platform centered on group celebration, offering a product suite that helps groups come together for remote-first celebrations. Previously, Dalia was a management consultant for five years, including three years at Deloitte, where she led the innovation practice's West Coast expansion and co-founded Deloitte’s program to educate employers on integrating refugees in the workplace. She was also an innovation fellow at the Center for the Edge and has published works on business growth, inclusion, and the future of work. Prior to Deloitte, Dalia scaled her first venture OSL to 4M users in 2010. She also led marketing and user experience at several tech startups.

Molly Burke

Motivational Speaker & YouTuber

At just four-years‐old, Molly Burke’s world became a little bit darker: she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a rare retinal disease causing loss of vision. Despite this, and the ensuing obstacles and hardships she faced, it wasn’t long before she began bringing light into the lives of others. Molly began public speaking at the age of five as an ambassador for The Foundation Fighting Blindness Canada. Since then, she has inspired hundreds of thousands with her story. Alongside her successful career as a motivational speaker she releases weekly YouTube videos to a worldwide audience of over 1.8 million subscribers. Molly openly shares her experiences of overcoming adversity and embracing diversity, connecting with her audiences at a very personal, emotional, and relatable level. Her goal is to educate, motivate and inspire others to find peace, happiness and achieve their goals, even in the darkest days.

Funders

We are proudly funded by Princeton's Department of Art & Archaeology and Princeton Projects Board.



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