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This event occurred on
February 18, 2017
12:00am - 12:00am EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States

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Pittsburgh CAPA
111 9th Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15222
United States
Event type:
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Audrey Baldwin

A Pittsburgh Transplant from New Mexico, Audrey, 17, is a champion of youth voice, most active around issues of youth activism, anti-racism, trans inclusivity and reproductive healthcare. Audrey moves fast, having dropped out of school to pursue her GED and now studying Anatomy at CCAC. You can catch her working in many groups, including The Good Peoples Group working toward building integrity, fighting oppression and holding ourselves accountable. She is an artist, loves hedgehogs and may be one of the most compassionate young people you will meet in Pittsburgh.

Carl Kurlander

Carl Kurlander is screenwriter (St. Elmo’s Fire) and TV writer/producer (Saved By the Bell) who has moved back home to teach at the University of Pittsburgh and where he has produced new TV shows and movies and co-founded the non-profit Steeltown Entertainment, which is building an entertainment industry in Pittsburgh.

Eben Myers

Chief Game Designer, Simcoach Games
With over a decade of design experience, Eben leads the creation of microgames for the Simcoach Skill Arcade, empowering players to explore, prepare and connect with training and employment opportunities. Eben holds a B.A. in Art from Swarthmore College and a Master’s in Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon University.

Pat Stroh

Vice President, Data Science and Decision Analytics Brunner (advertising)
Pat specializes in data science, big data, and online marketing. He is currently Vice President at Brunner, a Pittsburgh agency that helps its clients embrace the Customer Revolution through Creativity, Technology and Decision Analytics. He holds a Ph.D. (in political science), and has served on the faculty of CMU.

Organizing team