The Conference for Change Makers

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A Few of This Year’s Speakers

Neal Sales-Griffin Conference


Managing Director

TechStars Chicago Conference

“Put Your Data Where Your Mouth Is: Measuring Organizational Equity & Justice”

Arlan Hamilton — Intermitten 2020 Speaker


Founder & Managing Director

Backstage Capital Conference Speaker

“How to Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage”

Lisa McLaughlin — Intermitten Conference Speaker


Co-Founder & Co-CEO Workit Health

Workit Health Conference

“Nothing About Us Without Us: Equity and Justice in Substance Use Disorder Care”

Welcome To a Different Kind of Conference.

Where every talk is relevant.

Where speakers come from different backgrounds.

Where we hear inspiring stories with actionable insights.

Where we strengthen our organizations — and include our communities.


Intermitten was created for people who want to:

  • Innovate for the greater good, within their organizations and beyond
  • Inspire diversity, community, and collaboration within their spheres of impact
  • Join and foster a community of progressive, equitable change makers

What's included:

  • A Mind & Body Energizer session to kick off the day and help get the vibe vibin'
  • Nine talks by industry-leading thinkers and innovators who care about your success
  • Plenty of breaks to walk the dog, check your email, or just shake off screen fatigue
  • A copy of Arlan Hamilton's new book, It's About Time: How to Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage
  • Opportunities to build relationships that will support your success — and the success of those around you
  • The opportunity to vote on which grant applicant will receive a grant to support their DEI-empowering, minority-led organization

Thought Provoking

“It’s a well-run conference with a diverse set of speakers/topics. Great, thought-provoking event!”

The Range of Topics and Expertise Was Incredible

“The range of topics and expertise was incredible, the attention to social issues paramount, and the explicit inclusion of women, people of color, and queer identifying people transformative. It takes work to cultivate a diverse lineup and I so appreciate the efforts…to find people of different backgrounds, perspectives, and intersectional social identities.”

Can Improve Our Business Skills

“Very wonderful event with a lot of great speakers!! The conference brought in many professional like-minded business individuals and covers a lot of interesting and important topics that can improve our business skills.”

I Felt Inspired

“I felt inspired by all the amazing things the presenters are involved in. It makes me want to step out of the box and lead bravely.”

I’m Still Buzzing from Excitement

“I’m still buzzing from excitement about this year’s Intermitten conference! The organization and planning that went into this event are absolutely awe-inspiring. From the selection of diverse speakers and relaxed networking with the inspiring movers and shakers of the industry, I took more away from this event I could have ever imagined. I became inspired professionally and personally, and made many valuable connections with people who share my values and align with my purpose.”

It Did Not Disappoint!

“This was my first experience at Intermitten after years of wanting to attend and it did not disappoint! The selection of themes, diversity of speakers, rich discourse with audience members and speakers alike, and awesome atmosphere at a great venue was a pleasure to experience and it was a great to interact with a crowd of fellow professionals from diverse fields. 10/10 would recommend and hope to return next year.”

Never Felt Bored!

“The talks…were fantastic. I felt like there was a lot of diversity between the subject areas and I thought that the way the themes were split up into groups was a great way to organize the conference. I never felt bored and I thought that the day moved along at a good pace.”

Inspiring Stories and Impassioned People

“Intermitten created a space filled with inspiring stories and impassioned people that both reinforced and expanded my values with diverse, thoughtful perspectives.”

An Invaluable Experience

“It made a difference – having people who experience the world differently…[give] talks that did not shy away from race and racism, sexism, and other salient social issues. As was evident in the Q&A sessions and in conversations I had with others during breaks and lunch, people are hungry to have these difficult but crucial conversations! In addition, the diversity of careers, expertise, and professional paths was terrific – there was relevance in every story I heard. Thank you for an invaluable experience, one I’m still processing, reflecting on, and feeling inspired by.”

Much Needed

“Intermitten is a much needed break from the day-to-day. It’s the perfect experience for anyone looking to take a step back and see the amazing things happening in the community around them, and anyone looking for things to get involved in if they’re trying to make the world around them a better place to exist.”


“I’d like to say how amazing Intermitten was! I felt like I was temporarily part of this innovative village. People coming together very openly with thoughts and ideas that really resonated with my values and expanded my world view. I left Intermitten recharged and with many new tools and ideas to better navigate my own path of personal and community empowerment.”

Past Talks

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