Katie is GM of Game Developers Conference at UBM Tech. She was an Event Director for DesignCon and the newly launched Designers of Things events at UBM Tech. She is responsible for overseeing the strategy and successful execution of the events. Prior to assuming this position, she served as the Content Program Manager for both DesignCon and DESIGN East (formerly ESC Boston). She has been in the events industry for over 10 years, working for organizations such PR University/Bulldog Reporter, Embassy Suites, MusicFest Orlando/Contest of Champions, Gaylord Palms, Walt Disney World® and University of Oregon. Stern holds a BSBA from Nova Southeastern University and a MS in Hospitality and Tourism, specializing in Events and Conventions from Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida. She is passionate about all things “tech” and advancing the dialogue around women in tech.