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2022 Open to All Annual Convening

October 17-18, 2022

San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


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Dear Open to All Partners,

We’re thrilled to come together in October to share best practices, learn, and deepen out Open to All community network. Below is an overview of the agenda for the gathering. We would like to thank our generous sponsors for helping make this event possible, and for covering the registration fees for the convening.

To keep our community safe, proof of vaccination will be required to attend the event. We will offer some sessions virtually for those who cannot attend in person.

Thank you for being a part of this inspiring and innovative community! We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

The Open to All Team


In-Person Registration has Closed

Please See the Convening Agenda for Hybrid Sessions over Zoom.


Date: October 17-18, 2022

Location: San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Purpose/Outcomes: Relationship building, networking, collaboration, learning, sharing best practices, successes, challenges, innovation, and next steps.

Sunday, October 16: Hotel Check-in (no programming planned)

Day 1 – Monday, October 17

Pacific A – B, 4th Floor

  8:00 am – 9:00 amBreakfast – Buffet  
9:00 am – 9:30 amAttendee Name Badge and Program Pick-Up   Convening Kickoff with Calla Rongerude
– Introductions
– Agenda and expected outcomes  
9:30 am – 10:30 am
*Hybrid Session
DEI Measurements that Matter: Key Findings from the 2022 Seramount Inclusion Index
Presenters: Katie Mooney, Managing Director, Diversity Best Practices, and James Cowling, Managing Director for Partner Development at Seramount    
10:30 am – 10:45 amMorning Break
– Coffee, tea, soda, water, snack
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
*Hybrid Session  
Open to All’s Mitigate Racial Bias in Retail Charter Collaboration Discussion
– Customer/client/vendor experience
– Mitigate Racial Bias in Retail Charter as a signatory collaboration – successes and challenges
– Training: R3 Training, identify other training resource needs
– Sharing best practices
– What tactics have been easy to implement?
– What are the barriers?  
12:15 pm – 12:30 pmBreak
12:30 pm – 1:30 pmLunch – Buffet  
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
*Hybrid Session  
How to Increase Diversity Across Marketing, Product, and Brand Assortment – Panel Discussion
Moderator: Felita Harris, Chief Strategy & Revenue Executive Consultant 
– Panelist: David Casey, Chief Inclusion & Impact Officer at Tapestry
– Panelist: Donna Dozier Gordon, Inclusion & Diversity Executive at H&M
– Panelist: Charles Harbison, CEO, Creative Director at Harbison Studio
– Panelist: George-Axelle Broussillon Matschinga, VP Diversity & Inclusion at Sephora
– Panelist: Linda McCarver, Senior Director, Creative Operations at Stitch Fix  
3:00 pm – 3:15 pmAfternoon Break
– Coffee, tea, soda, water, snack
3:15 pm – 4:00 pmDay 1 Debrief and Takeaways
– Key Findings from the 2022 Seramount Inclusion Index
– OTA’s Mitigate Racial Bias in Retail Charter Collaboration
– Panel Discussion  
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmAwards Dinner
– Hosted by Yelp and catered by Bay Area Open to All restaurants
350 Mission Street, FL 10, San Francisco, CA 94105

– Welcome: Calla Devlin Rongerude, Director of Open to All- What does it mean to be open to all? Remarks by Debbie Felix, Board Member       of the Movement Advancement Project, Open to All’s parent organization
– Presentation of Awards
– Keynote address: Miriam Warren, Chief Diversity Officer, Yelp  

Open to All Innovation Award
Presented to SEPHORA for their visionary leadership in co-creating Open to All’s Mitigate Racial Bias in Retail Charter.  

Open to All Collaboration Award
Presented to DICK’S Sporting Goods for providing valuable resources for the retail industry to address racial bias.  

Open to All Advocacy Award
Presented to Yelp for their far-reach and intersectional support of all the Open to All people and communities that we serve.

Day 2 Tuesday, October 18

Pacific A – B, 4th Floor

8:30 am – 9:30 amBreakfast – Buffet *Carries over into programming  
9:00 am – 10:00 am
*Partial Working Breakfast
Strategy Sharing Session – Part I: How Do We Manage in This Environment?
Facilitator: Chris Motely, Founder & CEO, Mentor Spaces
– Hiring and turnover
– Employee training
– Managing staff
– Resources – what do we need
10:00 am – 10:15 amMorning Break
– Coffee, tea, soda, water, snack
10:15 am – 11:15 amStrategy Sharing Session – Part II: Peer-to-Peer Breakout Sessions
– Strategy Sharing Session Part I – Outcomes and Action Plans
11:15 pm – 12:00 pmImpact Sharing and Closing Remarks
– Humble brag
– Outstanding questions and challenges
– 2023 convening programming suggestions
– Closing remarks  
12:00pmBox Lunch and Departure  

Questions? Please contact Tshombe Laughman, Deputy Director, Open to All at tshombe@opentoall.com