Matthew Choyce is a Virtual Event and Video Production Specialist at I-connections. He has worked in event production since high school. He is the President and Founder of the Foundation for Gay Youth in Technology, a nonprofit which encourages, empowers and provides resources to LGBTQ+ youth and young adults across the technology industries.
Our conversation dives into to the rapidly evolving world of event production – and takes in the dramatic changes that the space has seen since the Covid disruptions. We look at whether a blend of real and virtual events will be the way of the future.
We then turn to the foundation that Matthew founded with his Partner in order to provide resources and support to gay youth interested in working in the technology arena. He describes what the gaps were that this foundation was intended to solve, and reveals the supports that are so critical, particularly when young people feel isolated as many did during lockdowns.
This podcast was made possible with the kind support of David Mooney, as well as Tom Soto of the Diverse Communities Impact Fund.