The best ideas start as conversations...
— Steve Jobs
Eventbrite - 10th Annual Inclusive Voices

Celebrate the Power of Conversation…!


...9 Years…274 Table Hosts….274 Conversations…and more to come!!!

Since 2009, more than 2,300 dynamic, diverse, engaged & interested participants from different walks of life have gathered each spring to share a meal, share ideas and communicate in an effort to effect positive changes in our region.

Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE) had a unique idea to “set the table” and provide a forum for meaningful conversations, with the goal to foster connections that would put us on the path toward a more inclusive and understanding Pittsburgh. Now, more than ever, the need for these conversations remain critical and PACE is pleased to once again “set the table” for these important, thought-provoking conversations that are so important to our region.

Eventbrite - 10th Annual Inclusive Voices

Inclusive Voices Conversationalists currently confirmed are:

  • Shirley Yinka Aganga-Williams, PhD - Executive Director, Acculturation for Justice, Access and Peace Outreach (AJAPO)
  • Will Allen - Founder, Will Allen Foundation
  • Barbara Baker, PhD - President & CEO, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • Esther L. Bush - President & CEO, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Richard Bynum - Regional President, PNC Financial Services Group
  • Kelauni Cook - Founder, Black Tech Nation
  • Leon Ford - Leon Ford Speaks
  • Jake Goodman - Executive Director, The Opportunity Fund
  • Helmut Hegger, PhD - President, Bayer US, LLC
  • Zaheen Hussain - Millvale Sustainability Coordinator, Borough of Millvale
  • Rev. Torrey JohnsonPriest-in-Charge, Church of the Holy Cross
  • Erik Haakan Jonsson, PhD - President & Managing Director, Covestro, LLC
  • Katharine Kelleman - Chief Executive Officer, Port Authority of Allegheny County
  • Mark S. Lewis - President & CEO, POISE Foundation
  • James (Jay) Nesbitt, Jr. - Chief Creative Officer, Choolaah
  • Scot MacTaggart - Creator & Host, The Pitchwerks Podcasts
  • Angelica OcampoPresident & CEO, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
  • Neil Parham - Director, Community Affairs, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Stefani PashmanPresident & CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
  • Rick Sebak - Producer/Documentarian, WQED Multimedia
  • Tim StevensChairman and CEO, The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP)
  • Derrick Tillman - Founder and President, Bridging the Gap Development, LLC
  • Melia P. TourangeauPresident & CEO, The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Patricia Waldinger - Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross of Western Pennsylvania
  • Lara Washington - President, Allegheny Housing Rehabilitation Corporation (AHRCO)
Communication leads to community, understanding and mutual value.
— Rollo May