Reconnect: Celebrating Young Leaders

Nov 3 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
440 5th Ave North, Seattle,

Celebrate and connect with young leaders at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center! Emerging Leaders 365 will be signing postcards to support all students having access to healthy school meals during this event.

November 3, 2022
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center



Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or negative test required for entry.

Join the Gates Foundation Discovery Center, United Way of King County’s Emerging Leaders, Highline College, and Seattle University’s Alfie Scholars to celebrate and connect with young leaders in our region. Meet people in the Seattle area who are making positive change in their communities. Hear from the Gates Foundation staff, get to know young leader programs in the area, and participate in fun networking activities. This event is free to attend. Appetizers and refreshments provided.

Speed Networking! Everyone is encouraged to join us for a friendly, timed-interval exchange. This people-rotating format encourages brief individual introductions between everyone in the room.

Join us for this fun, networking activity and meet new people. Grab your favorite drink and your competitive spirit. We’re playing B-I-N-G-O! Win some prizes!

How can you build trust within your community? Our space encourages people to meet a new person, pick a story prompt, sit down to have a conversation, take a picture to commemorate the moment, and share the picture on the #OurSpace wall.

Gates Foundation Staff Panel discussion moderated by:
Haley Cummins, Changemaker Advisor


Speakers include:
Huong Vu, Senior Program Officer, Community Engagement
Summer Acharya, Program Officer, US Program
Alex Jakana, Program Officer, Program Advocacy and Communications, Global Media Partnerships
Nisha Mathur, Communications Officer, Creative Producer

Note: Minors (under 18 years old) must have their parent/legal guardian register on behalf of them.

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