All for All Summit (presented by Change Agency)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Register Here 2017-09-20 8 a.m. 2017-09-20 5 p.m. America/New_York All for All Summit (presented by Change Agency) 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

The All for All Summit is a day-long, interactive gathering addressing challenges and opportunities to effectively engage our region’s growing immigrant communities. Attendees will walk away able to identify how to play a more active role in immigrant integration, whether it’s in the workplace or community.

All for All connects people, organizations, and communities to actions that build a welcoming and inclusive region for all. Driven by collaboration with community and cross-sector partners, All for All aims to advance economic opportunity, break down barriers, and further immigrant inclusion across the Pittsburgh region. All for All is guided by the Immigrant Community Blueprint, a comprehensive community-designed plan for Allegheny County.


Keynotes will be delivered by civic leaders Ketaki Desai, PhD and William “Bill” Generett Jr.,. Originally from India, Ketaki is a nonprofit leader who has founded several startups and serves as executive director of eCenter@LindenPointe. Bill is vice president of community engagement at Duquesne University. He recently served as president and chief executive of Urban Innovation21, a role that he was in for nearly a decade.


Immigrant professionals and community leaders will share their experience in a fast-moving presentation format. Topics covered will include everything from the universal language of photography to the successes and challenges faced by refugee families to creating welcoming practices and programs.


  1. Our Future Workforce: From K-12 to Higher Ed

This session will first explore the experience of K-12 institutions and youth. The second half will focus on best practices and ways to address the brain drain faced when we do not leverage our international student talent.

Facilitator: Tiffany Chang Lawson, executive director of Governor Wolf’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs.

  1. Coming to America: Immigrant Artists, Creative Expression + Making Community

Immigrant artists are shaping our region and have been for generations. This session hosts a discussion showcasing the diversity of immigrant artists in our community. We’ll discuss issues and challenges faced and the entrepreneurial approaches immigrant artists take as they resettle and create art in a new environment.

Facilitator: janera solomon, executive director of Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

  1. Hiring Immigrants: Why It Matters + What it Takes

Dig in on developing employer engagement programs and creating career pathways that support immigrant integration. This session pulls lessons from national experts and local leaders including immigrant professionals.

Facilitator: Debra Means-West, program manager at WES Global Talent Bridge.

  1. Designing Programs that Drive Immigrant Inclusion

Hear from immigrant community leaders who will offer insight on their community demographics and experiences, followed by a deeper dive on best practices – from language access to the built environment – to consider when creating programs and experiences to engage immigrants.

Facilitator: Angélica Ocampo, president + CEO of World Affairs Council.


8:00AM – 8:40AM Registration + Breakfast + Welcome

8:40AM – 9:30AM Immigration Policy Scan, Antonia Domingo | National & Local Immigrant Impact, Rich André

9:30AM – 10:00AM Keynote, Ketaki Desai

10:00AM – 10:15AM Networking

10:15AM – 11:45AM Interactive Sessions

11:45AM – 12:00PM Networking

12:00PM – 12:30PM Lunch + Performance

12:30PM – 1:45PM PechaKucha-style Plenary

1:45PM – 2:00PM Networking

2:00PM – 3:30PM Interactive Sessions

3:45PM – 5:00PM Closing Remarks County Executive Rich Fitzgerald + Keynote, Bill Generett

5:00PM – 7:00PM Reception + Tapas

Event Details

September 20, 2017 @ 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

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