There has been a lot of talk lately about how women and minorities are not represented at tech/music/film industry events and conferences, or how these same minorities are not getting funding at the same rate as their white male counterparts.

There has been a lot of educated talk as to why this disparity still exists and what needs to be fixed. A lot of very smart people are convinced that it’s not about the tiny undercurrent of sexism/racism/whateverism that persists in these spaces, but that there are bright brilliant people out there with great ideas who just don’t know how to properly make their voice heard in these types of environments. Up to this point though, it has been mostly talk.

It comes as no surprise that I took some action does it?

Not only am I getting out there and pitching my ideas more often, I designed a conference for you to  better hone your skills at pitching yourself, your businesses, and your ideas too; a conference that would not only educate the attendees on how to pitch, but elevate you to have the confidence to actually do it. This is your call to action.

Pitch Refinery in Chicago, held on Sept 22nd and 23rd 2012. My team and I will be working with some of the top trainers, presenters, venture capitalists, publishers, and business owners we know to help you get out there and be heard,  because it’s time to quit bitching and start pitching, don’t you think?