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Roc Rainbow Rally: Keynote Address from Antonia Forster, Creator of the LGBTQ+ VR Museum

Roc Rainbow Rally: Keynote Address from Antonia Forster, Creator of the LGBTQ+ VR Museum In-Person

2:00pm–3:00pm, Mary Ann Mavrinac Studio X, Carlson Library First Floor, and via Zoom (link will be sent out after registration)

The rally will close with a virtual address from Antonia Forster, creator of the LGBTQ+ VR Museum.

Antonia Forster is a Senior XR Technical Specialist at Unity, a TEDx speaker, and an award-winning DE&I consultant. As a neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, self-taught female developer, Antonia has a unique perspective and is passionate about using her voice and technical skills to make space for under-represented or marginalized individuals. Antonia has been shortlisted for Nature's John Maddox Prize, the Women in IT "Advocate of the Year" award, and won the YTKO Breaking Barriers award for her impactful advocacy for women in tech. She is the Director and Producer of the world's first LGBTQ+ VR museum, winner of the prestigious New Voices award at Tribeca Film Festival.

You can join via Zoom or the viewing party in Studio X. You can also host your own viewing party—if interested please fill out this form if you’d like to sign-up to host a watch party for the keynote.

The keynote is made possible by Digital Media Studies.

Please register for this event. Parking information can be found here.

The University of Rochester is committed to providing inclusive experiences and equal access to programs and services. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, please contact Emily Sherwood (esherwood@library.rochester.edu). In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.

This event is part of the Roc Rainbow Rally, view the full schedule here. 

The Roc Rainbow Rally is made possible with generous support from Mary Ann Mavrinac Studio X · Digital Media Studies · River Campus Libraries Excellence Fund · Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, & Preservation · Digital Scholarship · The Rossell Hope Robbins Library · Edward G. Miner Library · The Barbara J. Burger iZone · Writing, Speaking, & Argument Program · Art & Art History · Visual & Cultural Studies · Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies · Philosophy · Susan B. Anthony Center · The Center for Community Engagement · Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center · The Learning Center ·The Greene Center · LGBTQ+ Network · Rochester Rainbow Union.
Saturday, October 21, 2023
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Carlson First Floor near VISTA
  Studio X  
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