We’re committed to the growth of our innovation economy and keeping Pasadena as an innovation hub in Southern California. In addition to our amazing collaborators, meet the Innovate Pasadena team.
Officers and executive team.
PR & Marketing Committee
Vanessa Flores Waite
PR & Marketing Committee
Big thanks to our sponsors!
In addition to our major Innovate Pasadena donors who support Connect Week, we’d like to thank the following companies for providing direct sponsorship for this event.
Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at Connect Week are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
The Quick Version
Connect Week is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from any event within Connect Week without a refund at the discretion of the event organizers.
The Less Quick Version
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event or Connect Week with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a staff member immediately. Event staff can be identified by their name badge.
Event staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of Connect Week. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at event and workshop venues and Connect Week-related social events.