Lora DiCarlo at SXSW

Come see Lora Haddock speak at SXSW!

We're still fighting for diversity, inclusivity, and equity in business and tech. The groundswell of support we saw after our explosive debut at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), is not stopping and we're not being quiet about it. Lora has been invited to speak at two events at SXSW 2019 - so if you're going to be in Austin next week, make sure you come and see us!

Can You Engineer (Sexual) Pleasure?

Panel discussion with Lora Haddock, Alex Fine (Dame Products), Liz Klinger (Lioness), & Diana Verdugo (Formlabs)

MAR 13, 2019 | 3:30PM – 4:30PM
HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN
SALON K

Over the course of the past 3 years, we've seen news story after news story about the proliferation of "sex robots" - seemingly primed to take over our world. But is that what we actually want? More specifically, is that what people with vaginas want? There's traditionally been a dearth of research that goes into taking sexuality seriously - into truly acknowledging not only body parts, but the importance of human relations. While sex robots may be appealing to some, our research and observations find that they're not for most. So what is the future of sexuality when it comes to technology? How do we continue to thoughtfully innovate and at the same time enhance intimacy rather than exacerbate the existing isolation that technology can cause?

 

The Double Standard In Sex Tech: It’s Time For Change

Fireside chat with interviewer Kate Clark from Tech Crunch

MAR 14, 2019 | 2:00PM – 3:00PM
FAIRMONT
CONGRESSIONAL A

The most talked about story at CES 2019 was sex tech company Lora DiCarlo standing up against CES after the entity had rescinded a robotics award calling the product immoral, obscene and profane, and then banned them from exhibiting at all. The decision is just one example of a bigger issue that is stifling growth and innovation in tech – not just sex tech. Lora DiCarlo is a brand rooted in sex-positivity, inclusion, and innovation and yet is up against the same double standards that face all women in tech and beyond. This fireside chat with Lora DiCarlo’s founder and CEO will discuss the hurdles of gender bias and censorship of female founders and female lead development and how to work around the old guard. What happened at CES is not new. It's time for change.