July 25-27, 2018 / Vancouver, BC

All Allies, all the time.

We don’t need to agree, we need to listen and learn
Speaker

Gagan Diesh

We live in deeply divisive times. Too conservative... not liberal enough. We are getting entrenched in our own opinion. Where do we have a meaningful debate and listen to contrary viewpoints without feeling attacked? From the headlines to my deeply personal journey in the last few months, I have reason to believe that things aren’t going to get easier anytime soon. I’d like to help replace fear with empathy. And I’d like to help replace opinions with curiosity. While I will not be talking about tech, I will use everything I know as a user researcher to help start this conversation.

What we'll talk about:

  • We don't "other" the problem of exclusion
  • We start to consider diversity as encompassing of our differences and we explore the value of these differences
  • We start/continue a conversation around differences and engage in a healthy debate"