Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are central themes to the OpenCon Cascadia program, and are especially highlighted in a panel dedicated to the on-the-ground efforts of people who are thinking critically and taking action on such issues.
Douglas Tsoi has been a lawyer, school teacher, and climate change activist. At OpenCon, he looks forward to highlighting the gap between the village and the ivory tower.
Dr. Kadija Ferryman is a 2018-19 Mozilla Fellow for Science and researcher at Data & Society. With a background in cultural anthropology, Dr. Ferryman studies health risks as a social, cultural, and ethical phenomenon.
Our opening keynote speaker, Leslie Chan, is a living embodiment of our mission - an eager mentor, an innovative thinker, and is driven to build a more equitable knowledge ecosystem.