Program

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Saturday, September 9th
Sycamore
Buckthorn
Acacia
Sycamore
Buckthorn
Acacia
09:30 - 10:30
Fictional Women Doing Real Science

Join Taffeta Darling as we walk through the pop culture world discussing our favorite (and unknown) fictional women and the real science experiments, jobs, and activities they do!

Taffeta Darling
Creator of the YouTube channel FANGIRLS, produced by POPNerd TV
10:00 - 11:00
PlayWell TEKnologies – Building with Legos

Kids are natural engineers. PlayWell helps them realize it.

Kids dive into PlayWell classes and exercise their innate gift for building. They come away understanding fundamental principles of engineering and physics. The experience boosts their confidence, creativity and ability to collaborate. Kids can’t get enough.

Let’s build!

PlayWell www.play-well.org

10:30 - 11:30
Cosplay (Creativity & Conscious Collide)

What is cosplay? Why do people do it? If you didn’t know you will after this group of ladies give you the ins and outs of cosplaying. How it is today and how it was when cosplaying, or costume play, first started. It’s grown as an expression of art since it’s inception. Come find out why!

Moderator: Sarah Kelly

Christina Revis
Rachel Leigh
Taffeta Darling
Creator of the YouTube channel FANGIRLS, produced by POPNerd TV
Sarah Kelly
10:30 - 11:30
Women of Water (W.O.W.)

Join us for a panel discussion with women in a variety of fields all within the water industry.  Learn how these diverse women journeyed through life and all ended up in water, and learn what exactly is the water industry.  Water is a necessity and a right for all people but it takes a huge team to provide safe and clean water to millions. There is a place for you on this team.  Do you want your work to have meaning?  Do you want to use your talent and time to do something good?  Come see women who are just like you, hear their story and find your career in the water industry.

Andrea Odegard-Begay
Arizona Water Team Lead, Garver
Jordan Strickler
Department of Public Services, City of Lewisville
Stephanie Zavala
Education Specialist Water Utilities Division, City of Mansfield
Michelle Genzel
Workings towards Class A Water System Operator License, City of Garland
11:00 - 12:00
Hands-on Science Experiments!

Ready to blow your mind and say “oooooohhh”? Join us for some quick fun science experiments great for kids and adults!

Want to make a mini lava flow?

Want to try making things float without a wand?

Then this is the session for you!

Rebecca Reaves
Product Manager
Stephanie Reaves
11:30 - 12:30
BAMF Women in History

Let’s celebrate some of the badass magnificent females in history! These women are too hot to handle and slay! No, literally some of them will slay you. Keep your eyes on Cleopatra. She’s shifty.

 

Danita Rambo
Digital Product Manager
Alaya Swann
English Professor at Collin College
Michelle Cooper
11:30 - 00:30
Women in Engineering

Did you know that every time you use a machine or drive on a public road, you are benefiting from the work of an engineer? Join us as we discuss engineering with some incredible women who are experts in their fields. Find out more about how engineers contribute to pretty much every aspect of everyday life. There will be a short Q&A at the end of the discussion.

Moderator: Providence Gee

Francine Hawkins-Alegeh
CTS, EAVA Senior CAD Technician – Enterprise Resource Group at Whitlock
Grace D. Sober
Civil Engineer at Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc
Sharon Miller
Environmental Engineer at North Texas Municipal Water District
Andrea M. Fernandez
Environmental Engineer at CDM Smith
12:00 - 13:00
Self Defense 101

Self defense 101 covers basic tips to staying safe both on and off the streets. We will dispel common misconceptions about crime and self defense as well as get a little physical! Bring a friend (you need a pretend bad guy) No partner? No worries! We’ll get you one.

Note: All ages and genders are encouraged to join. (Men, I’ve got stuff for you too!) No technique will be too physical, dangerous or complicated for anyone! All are welcome! An hour today could save your life tomorrow!

Join us for a hands on discussion of safety tips, demonstration of techniques and a Q&A!

Christina Revis
12:30 - 13:30
Women in Science Part 1

Body themed! Women have always been on the front lines of scientific discovery, even if they haven’t always received the credit they deserve, and we’re excited to celebrate and discuss these women and their great scientific advancements. A Q&A will follow the panel discussion.

Moderator: Rebecca Reaves

Sara Harsley
Pathological Diagnostics
Providence Gee
Psychology
Carolyn Sturge
Ph.D. Greenberg Laboratory Dept. Int. Med. - Infectious Disease
Rebecca Reaves
Product Manager
12:30 - 13:30
Curating Film with the Ladies of Alamo Drafthouse

Join our guests as they discuss their experiences working at Alamo Drafthouse and how they pick programming specifically geared to women. There will also be a Q&A with Alamo Drafthouse on what you would like to see from the brand in the future!

Moderator: Taffeta Darling

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Cold beer, hot movies, and delicious snacks and meals; The Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof. Our attention to detail in film presentation and programming has made us a second home to movie fans all over the planet and earned accolades from the likes of Entertainment Weekly (#1 theater in America), Wired.com (Coolest Movie Theater in the World) and Fandango.com (One of the Best Theaters in the Country).

Check out their DFW Locations.

Taffeta Darling
Creator of the YouTube channel FANGIRLS, produced by POPNerd TV
Ashley Shopbell
Private and Corporate Events Manager at Alamo Drafthouse DFW
Kiri Weatherby
HR at Alamo Drafthouse
Sarah Paschetag
Special Events Host at Alamo Drafthouse
13:00 - 14:00
OnPoynt Drone Building Class

 

OnPoynt Aerial Solutions www.onpoynt.com

Dedicated to STEM education, OnPoynt is the nation’s leading supplier of drone aerial robotics equipment and training for STEM programs. Founded by two Army helicopter pilots, a teaching professional and an engineer, OnPoynt aims to provide tools, education and solutions for schools, communities and organizations that have a vested interest in using drone technology. 

Kids and adults alike will be able to attend. During the sessions OnPoynt specialists will assist in engineering a STEM Ranger drone. Attendees will learn how to assemble and operate the aerial robots. They will also have the opportunity to experience a hands-on STEM challenge.

OnPoynt Drone Ranger

To learn more about OnPoynt and their work in STEM education and drone technology, visit their website: http://onpoynt.com/

13:30 - 14:30
Women in Technology

Join us for an interactive discussion about technology, careers, community, and the world with a group of ladies who run it! Q&A at the end.

Moderator: Sandra Frost

Paula Boggess
Director, Retail Arts Lab- Digital Strategy & Innovation
Rebecca Reaves
Product Manager
Danita Rambo
Digital Product Manager
Sandra Frost
13:30 - 14:30
Women in Media & PR

Gone are the days of the good old town crier, but “getting the word out” is still essential. Stop by our Women in Media and PR panel to learn what it takes to keep you in the know and also how a bit of media and PR savvy can help you up your social media game. Be sure to #smallConWomeninMedia and don’t miss the Q&A at the end of the discussion.

Moderator: Michelle Cooper

Sarah Crilley-Hill
Managing Director, Real News Public Relations
Rebecca Noah Poynter
Lecturer at the University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism.
Kristin Merron
Speaker's Bureau Director at Real News Public Relations
Michelle Cooper
14:00 - 15:00
OnPoynt Drone Building Class

 

OnPoynt Aerial Solutions www.onpoynt.com

Dedicated to STEM education, OnPoynt is the nation’s leading supplier of drone aerial robotics equipment and training for STEM programs. Founded by two Army helicopter pilots, a teaching professional and an engineer, OnPoynt aims to provide tools, education and solutions for schools, communities and organizations that have a vested interest in using drone technology. 

Kids and adults alike will be able to attend. During the sessions OnPoynt specialists will assist in engineering a STEM Ranger drone. Attendees will learn how to assemble and operate the aerial robots. They will also have the opportunity to experience a hands-on STEM challenge.

OnPoynt Drone Ranger

To learn more about OnPoynt and their work in STEM education and drone technology, visit their website: http://onpoynt.com/

14:30 - 15:30
Women in Science Part 2

Dust off your Bunsen burner and join us for an exciting discussion about women in science. Women have always been on the front lines of scientific discovery, even if they haven’t always received the credit they deserve, and we’re excited to celebrate and discuss these women and their great scientific advancements. A Q&A will follow the panel discussion and for safety purposes please don’t actually bring your Bunsen burner.

Moderator: Alaya Swann

 

 

Linda Dunn
Education Manager at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
Dr. Tania Homayoun
Urban Conservation Program Manager at Audubon Texas
Jennifer Stimpson
Jennifer C. Stimpson: Educator, Innovator, Scientist
Alaya Swann
English Professor at Collin College
15:00 - 16:00
OnPoynt Drone Building Class

 

OnPoynt Aerial Solutions www.onpoynt.com

Dedicated to STEM education, OnPoynt is the nation’s leading supplier of drone aerial robotics equipment and training for STEM programs. Founded by two Army helicopter pilots, a teaching professional and an engineer, OnPoynt aims to provide tools, education and solutions for schools, communities and organizations that have a vested interest in using drone technology. 

Kids and adults alike will be able to attend. During the sessions OnPoynt specialists will assist in engineering a STEM Ranger drone. Attendees will learn how to assemble and operate the aerial robots. They will also have the opportunity to experience a hands-on STEM challenge.

OnPoynt Drone Ranger

To learn more about OnPoynt and their work in STEM education and drone technology, visit their website: http://onpoynt.com/

15:30 - 16:30
The Science Behind Beauty

Join stylist A.D. and makeup artist Katie Brown as we discuss what’s in your beauty products and how it all comes together through the power of science! Mixing different combinations, solutions, and how they affect you on a day to day basis.

A.D. Oliver
Katie Brown
Creative Director at DearKatieBrown Cosmetics
15:30 - 16:30
Cosplay (Creativity & Conscious Collide)

What is cosplay? Why do people do it? If you didn’t know you will after this group of ladies give you the ins and outs of cosplaying. How it is today and how it was when cosplaying, or costume play, first started. It’s grown as an expression of art since it’s inception. Come find out why!

Moderator: Sarah Kelly

Margaret Barajas
Sandra Frost
Sarah Kelly
Heather Carouth
16:00 - 17:00
OnPoynt Drone Building Class

 

OnPoynt Aerial Solutions www.onpoynt.com

Dedicated to STEM education, OnPoynt is the nation’s leading supplier of drone aerial robotics equipment and training for STEM programs. Founded by two Army helicopter pilots, a teaching professional and an engineer, OnPoynt aims to provide tools, education and solutions for schools, communities and organizations that have a vested interest in using drone technology. 

Kids and adults alike will be able to attend. During the sessions OnPoynt specialists will assist in engineering a STEM Ranger drone. Attendees will learn how to assemble and operate the aerial robots. They will also have the opportunity to experience a hands-on STEM challenge.

OnPoynt Drone Ranger

To learn more about OnPoynt and their work in STEM education and drone technology, visit their website: http://onpoynt.com/

16:30 - 17:30
Women in the Creative Arts

Do you like the Theatre? TV? Writing? Painting? There are tons of programs, jobs, and activities one can do in the in the creative arts field! Join us as we discuss careers, hobbies, and the passions of ladies who work in various fields.

Moderator: Taffeta Darling

Tia Napolitano
Tia Napolitano – Writer/Producer, Shondaland TV Shows
Taffeta Darling
Creator of the YouTube channel FANGIRLS, produced by POPNerd TV
Erica Felicella
Lisa Miller
Freelance Professional Theater Lighting Designer
Ruby Boiko
Owner at Fully Artomatic
17:00 - 18:00
PlayWell TEKnologies – Building with Legos

Kids are natural engineers. PlayWell helps them realize it.

Kids dive into PlayWell classes and exercise their innate gift for building. They come away understanding fundamental principles of engineering and physics. The experience boosts their confidence, creativity and ability to collaborate. Kids can’t get enough.

Let’s build!

PlayWell www.play-well.org

17:30 - 18:30
DIY Career

Do it yourself! Want to be a writer, a game developer, an artist? You can without the direct help of experts or professionals. Join us for a Q&A on ways to create your best life and achieve your career goals.

Moderator: Providence Gee

Tia Napolitano
Tia Napolitano – Writer/Producer, Shondaland TV Shows
Taffeta Darling
Creator of the YouTube channel FANGIRLS, produced by POPNerd TV
Katie Brown
Creative Director at DearKatieBrown Cosmetics
Rebecca Reaves
Product Manager
Paula Boggess
Director, Retail Arts Lab- Digital Strategy & Innovation
Providence Gee
Psychology
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