DazzleCon '17 Schedule

DazzleCon is a three day conference broken up into three distinct parts: an evening program of inspirational keynote talks; a full day of work sessions and lightning talks; an evening of open sessions, and a wrap-up synthesis session to discuss next steps. Here's the basic timeline:

6 PM - 10 PM

LEFTBANK ANNEX, 101 N. Weidler

Co-presented by Long Now Foundation, a foundation dedicated to long-term thinking.

Reception from 6PM - 7PM. Keynotes begin at 7PM.

Carol Sanford / Introduced by Astrid Scholz

Carol Sanford is a leader in the regenerative business community and the author of three books, including "The Regenerative Business: Redesign Work, Cultivate Human Potential, and Achieve Extraordinary Outcomes." As the founder of the Carol Sanford Institute she consults with top companies to develop their businesses to create fulfilling work for all and advance social and planetary imperatives.

Lindsey Murphy / Introduced by Aniyia Williams

Lindsey Murphy is the creator, executive producer, and host of "The Fab Lab with Crazy Aunt Lindsey," YouTube's #1 kids science web series that takes everyday science concepts and turns them into DIY projects. As a STEM advocate and science communicator, she champions accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in education.

Tiffany Shlain / Introduced by Ahmed Kabil

Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and co-founder of 50/50 Day. Her new film, "50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present and Future of Women + Power" advocates a more gender-balanced world. Her groundbreaking films inspire both contemplation and culture change.

Sheeza Shah / Introduced by Vanessa Roanhorse

Sheeza Shah is the founder and CEO of UpEffect, a crowdfunding and support platform for companies dedicated to improving lives and the planet, from solar cooking stoves to ethical fashion. She combines her computer science background with a passion for social entrepreneurship to create impact.

Gabrielle Motola / Introduced by Jennifer Brandel

Gabrielle Motola is a photographer who focuses on long-term projects that expose social issues. Her book, "An Equal Difference," studies how and why Iceland has ranked first for gender equality the past seven years, and how Icelanders conceive of gender equity in business, government, and civil society. 

Tickets to the keynote program are sold out.


LEFTBANK ANNEX, 101 N. Weidler

8 AM - 9 AM: Reception

9 AM: Intro

9:30 AM - 10 AM: Backstage Capital and Stephen Green

10:00-10:45 AM: Starting from Scratch with Julianne Zimmerman, Martina Welkhoff, and Natalia Oberti Noguera

10:45-11:30 AM: Investing in Women with Chloe Sladden, Jenny Kassan and Delilah Panio

11:40-12:00 PM: Break

12:00-1 PM: Money Talks with Jon Sotsky, Penelope Douglas, Aner Ben Ami, Derek Razo and Corey Ford

1-2:30 PM: Lunch

2:30-3:00: Regrets Talks with Luke Kanies and Ryan Carson

3:00-4:30: Culture and Ethics with Jenn Armbrust, Jerry Michalski, Vanessa Roanhorse, Todd Khozein and Jill Feldstein

4:30-5:30: Mission words, Valediction

6-10 PM: Open Session at Uncorked Studios: Uncorked Studios, 811 SE Stark




8:30 AM - 10 AM: Visioning with Ari Weinzweig

10 AM - 1 PM : Synthesis and wrap-up with Booming Group



DazzleCon is committed to providing a welcoming and harassment-free environment for participants of all races, genders and identifications, sexual orientations, physical abilities, physical appearances, beliefs, and beyond. We’ve created this code of conduct to support the building of a respectful and equitable community space. All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and staff are required to adhere to the following code of conduct, whether they’re at the conference venue or conference-related social events.

We value curiosity, empathy, and compassion and value all voices and perspectives. Be considerate and kind in speech and actions, and actively seek to acknowledge and respect the boundaries of other attendees. Be mindful and take care of each other. Alert a member of the conference team if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this code of conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.

Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. Harassment and other exclusionary behaviors aren’t acceptable. These include, but are not limited to: deliberate intimidation; stalking; unwanted photography or recording; sustained or willful disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; unwelcome sexual attention; and use of sexual or discriminatory imagery, comments, or jokes. As such, racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, and other discriminatory language or actions will not be tolerated.

Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference, the venues, associated online networks, and all future events without a refund at the discretion of DazzleCon organizers. If you feel you have been unfairly accused of violating this code of conduct, you should contact the conference team with a concise description of your grievance; any grievances filed will be considered by the entire DazzleCon team.

If you feel that someone has harassed you or otherwise treated you inappropriately, please alert any member of the conference team, or call/text Rachel @ 559-430-5618.



We will be taking photos on-site at DazzleCon, as well as recording video. We have three colored lanyards to choose from, each of which denotes your photo and video preference. Black lanyards indicate that you’re okay with photos and video being taken of you. If your lanyard is grey, photographers and videographers will ask your permission. If your lanyard is RED, that means no photos with you in them will be used (and of course, nobody will ask to take your photo or video, as they already know the answer). This photo policy does not apply to large group photos where faces are not a focus.

The sessions on stage will be audio-recorded for posterity.