The Schedule

Event Theme

Artificial Intelligence (AI) - The Gift, The challenge and The Mystery 

Diverse Female Voices and Values in AI's ongoing evolution


March 16 2024

Registration and Refreshments -  10:30 - 10:50

10:50 - 11:05

Kickoff and Welcome to Lehigh University, Introduction of Ngozi Bell 

Jasmine Woodson

11:05 - 11:15

Introduction of Rising Together @LV2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI) - The Gift, The Challenge and The Mystery

Introduction of Compere / MC

Ngozi Bell

Amresse Farrow  - Event MC

11:15 - 11:30

In AI We (Dis)Trust? Artificial Intelligence as the source of Communication? 

Haiyan Jia - PHD

11:30 - 11:40

Vedanta Dance 1

Firuzi Desai and VD 

11-40 12:10

Panel - AI & Education & Industry

- Adoption of AI tools - The Realities

- Integration of AI for advancement and correction

- Strategies to address AI engagement and build champions 

Christine Martey-Ochola PHD

Lisa Dubreuil 

Ramona Hollie-Major

Chandler Davis

Sandra Bieber

Transition to CSW for speech & for Awards, intro of CSW by NB - 12:10 - 12:15

12:15 - 12:25

Legislative Frameworks for Ethical AI: Balancing Innovation, Accountability, and Privacy.

Congresswoman Susan Wild 

12:25 - 12:40

Award announcements and Presentation plus photos

Congresswoman Susan Wild

Group Photo (Award Recipients/Speakers & Performers/RT Team/ Congresswoman Susan Wild)/ Short Break for refreshments, shout outs -  12:40 - 12:45

12:45 - 1:00

Brain Health science and mental performance in the age of Artificial Intelligence 

Dr Petra Frese 

1:00 - 1:20

Debate Style Speakers (Pro / Con)  - Topic : Should health institutions like hospitals with access to reproductive and other health data collected from women, be allowed to train their Algorithms on this data? 

A. Melanie - Rose : Pro / Affirmative (Argue in Favor) - 

B. Autumn :  Con / Oppose (Argue against) -  

1:20 - 1:35

Ensuring Fair and Transparent Judicial Decision-Making in the Era of Artificial Intelligence 

Erin McClelland

1:35 - 2:05

Fashion Show - Lawson Accessories

Shelby Lawson

Transition Break / Violin rendition 2:05 - 2:10

2:10 - 2:20

Vedanta Dance 2

Firuzi Desai and VD 

2:20 - 2:35

How Does an AI System Learn? Can We Improve Bias and Accuracy?

Scott Garrigan PHD

2:35- 2:50

Award Recipients Speeches


2:50- 2:55

AI Rhapsody - What to read

Jane Wells Schooley

2:55- 3:00

Event Closing Remarks and Announcements 

Ngozi Bell

Announcement of Rising Together @LV 2025 - March 2025

Rising Together @LV 2024 Award Categories 

Gatherer Award:

 The "Gatherer Award" is given to a woman who successfully gathers people, ideas, opportunities etc. to manifest the power of purpose, partnership, friendship, love and unity; using the common thread of self-leadership, discipline, Passion, and expertise! 

Unity in Diversity Community Award:

The "Unity in Diversity Community Award" is given to a woman, young adult or girl in the community who uniquely strives to create a platform that supports and springboards the success of others. A woman who is apt in working on the issues that enhance the well being of others irrespective of gender, race or origin.

Living Positive Change Award:

The "Living Positive Change Award" is given to a woman, young adult or girl who successfully shines light in dark places, raises bars that are lopsided or low, moves barriers that impede, opens doors that are closed and fills in chasms that divide; by using her gifts, talents, capabilities, and capacity to bring about the unending beauty of empowering other women.

About Rising Together @LV (RT@LV)

Rising Together @LV uniquely celebrates women and young people by showcasing them and with intention gather the community to listen, learn and engage the event. The event serves as to commemorates the Women's History Month of March. At RT@LV we emphasize the importance of involving the complement of men and young male adults that contribute to the framework of female support. 

Rising Together was born in 2017 by founder Ngozi Bell and was initially partnered with the City of Allentown. An annual summit that highlights the diversity of excellence, and significant contributions of women and girls (both notices and unnoticed) is an alltogether unique experience!