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The Tech Inclusion Movement Lives On

For six years, the Empovia (formerly Change Catalyst) team brought Tech Inclusion to more than 28,000 attendees in 50 countries. From San Francisco to New York and Melbourne to London, together we built a movement to drive real social change. The pandemic put a stop to in-person events. Our momentum shifted online. While nothing can replace an in-person connection, online programming enables almost universal accessibility – allowing more people across regions, ability, and other qualities to participate.

After careful consideration, we’re discontinuing Tech Inclusion events. Our team is instead focusing on strengthening our communities through our various virtual programs.

We’re so thankful for hundreds of volunteers, team members, speakers, and sponsors without whom Tech Inclusion events couldn’t have happened.

Ways to stay engaged with the founders of Tech Inclusion Conference the Tech Inclusion community.

Leading With Empathy & Allyship Show
Join us each week for deep, real conversations about how we can all lead the change in our workplaces and communities. In intimate conversations with advocates, activists, and allies, host Melinda Briana Epler provides a safe space to learn, build empathy for each other, and understand tangible actions we can all take to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces.

Icon Project
Icon programming includes a fellows program, community network, annual Icon Summit, and therapy fund to access mental health and coaching opportunities through our partner networks. Get engaged online.

Empovia’s Services
Curious about how we empower individuals and organizations to create inclusive, accessible, and sustainable cultures, systems, and products through research-based learning and development solutions? Check out our revamped website to learn more!

Tech Inclusion Facebook Group
Join this active group of nearly 4,000 members sharing DEI resources and job opportunities every day.

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Empovia is an innovative learning and development partner. Through our globally trusted educational solutions, we empower individuals and organizations with the knowledge and tools to catalyze positive cultural and organizational change.

Since 2014, our research-based Learning and Development solutions have motivated leaders, managers, and teams at Fortune 500 companies, startups, and venture capital firms to drive lasting inclusive innovation in their teams, cultures, systems, and products.

Together with our clients and partners, we are changing behaviors, changing cultures, and changing the world.

Tech Inclusion Conference was founded by Melinda Briana Epler and Wayne Sutton

After much consideration, we have chosen to discontinue Tech Inclusion events. Empovia (formerly Change Catalyst) is now focusing exclusively on learning and development solutions that drive inclusive and sustainable change.

We have recently launched our new eLearning platform! Head to to learn more about our empowered learning solutions.