satRday Chicago Conference Organizer

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I served as the Speaker & Sponsor lead for 2019 and 2020 satRday Chicago conferences.

2019 Conference Highlights

https://chicago2019.satrdays.org/

  • Launched inaugural even as dual-track conference with 200+ attendees
  • Led speaker recruitment, program curation, and speaker communication for 35 speakers and 2 keynotes.
  • Envisioned and implemented novel speaker mentorship progam to enhance the speaker experience and promote diversity an inclusion of first-time speakers.

2020 Conference Highlights

https://chicago2020.satrdays.org/

  • Transformed event to work in virtual setting due to COVID-19 shutdowns by emphasizing quick-hit topics and interactive breakout sessions for 120+ attendees
  • Led speaker recruitment, program curation, and speaker communication for 13 speakers and 4 breakout facilitators
  • Reset mission of event as fundraiser for Greater Chicago Food Depository and coordinated fundraising efforts
  • Managed sponsorship relationships to create eBook raffle and to encourage social media engagement throughout the event
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Emily Riederer
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Interested in reproducible research, causal inference, and feature engineering