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Mental Health and the Tech Community

Join us for a panel discussion of mental health and how it impacts people who work, collaborate, and participate in the tech community. Four panelists will lead a conversation to help us understand how mental health impacts the tech community, and what we can do to care for our own mental health.

Join us for a panel discussion of mental health and how it impacts people who work, collaborate, and participate in the tech community. Four panelists will lead a conversation to help us understand how mental health impacts the tech community, and what we can do to care for our own mental health.

The panel includes:

Jamie Wood - Neuroscience researcher and stress management consultant.

Jason Kryski - Co-founder of Strawhouse and CEO of Uncoil.

Shanelle Connell - social media influencer and UBCO psychology graduate.

Warren Houston - Executive in Residence with Accelerate Okanagan, entrepreneur, and angel investor.

The discussion will be hosted by Reid Schretlen, creator of the Stigma Stroll and Customer Success Manager at Practice Ignition.

6:00pm - doors open
6:30pm - panel discussion starts 
7:15pm - audience questions 
7:30pm - wrap up

The goal of this event is to help start a conversation about within the tech community and also offer insights into how we can care for our mental health.

Everyone is welcome and tickets are free, but seating is limited to be sure to secure a seat by registering in advance.

Accelerate Okanagan has donated their space and sponsored the event to cover the event costs. This event is also supported by the Stigma Stroll, a charity walk to end the stigma around mental health.