Today we’re announcing our last two keynotes and accepted sessions and speakers for this year’s CC Global Summit in Toronto, just two months away.
In addition to Ruth Okediji and Sarah Jeong, we are thrilled to welcome Ana Garzón Sabogal and Ashe Dryden, both consummate representatives of their fields. Our diverse set of keynotes were selected by community members due to their incredible contributions to open culture, diversity, and community building. These four women from Africa, Latin America, and North America are representative of our community’s commitment to fostering a diverse, collaborative commons fueled by gratitude.
Ana Garzón Sabogal works with collaborative learning, cultural management, activism and free culture. Based in Colombia, she has organised diverse projects including Radio Vallena, a collective radio station that traveled Colombia’s Pacific Coast to Panama City, sharing stories about migration and resistance and Territories. She is currently Director of the cultural foundation Más Arte Más Acción, part of Arts Collaboratory. Ana will be speaking about culture, open tools, and collaboration in open communities.
Ashe Dryden is a former White House fellow, programmer, diversity advocate and consultant, prolific writer, speaker, and creator of AlterConf and Fund Club. She’s one of the foremost experts on diversity in the tech industry. She’s currently writing two books: The Diverse Team and The Inclusive Event. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Scientific American, Wired, NPR, and more. Ashe will be speaking on the topic of open, diverse, and inclusive communities.
In addition, we are excited to announce our list of accepted speakers and sessions, which is made up of an incredible group of experts, advocates, and enthusiasts from all over the globe. All sessions are tagged across five tracks at the summit website and are subject to change, with final program schedule TBD. Thanks to everyone who answered our Call for Submissions!