Hello Future

What Is Hello Future?

Designed to address the diversity pipeline problem with STEM, Hello Future launched October 23 and 24, 2019 in downtown Los Angeles. The event ENGAGED, INSPIRED, and EMPOWERED young people from middle school and up by bringing them together with today’s most disruptive entrepreneurs, tech innovators, and brands.

Leveraging off the immense success of the LA Promise Fund’s past Girls Build Summits, Hello Future engages a broader audience — girls in middle and high school, as well as young men and women of color  — in partnership with the Youth Mobile Festival (YoMo) Los Angeles.

2 Days of Inspiration

10/23: Keynotes & Panels

Over 5,000 middle and high school girls from public schools across LA County attended inspiring keynote and panels focused on the importance of STEM and how it drives the future economy.

The program:

  • Host Aija Mayrock, poet, author & activist
  • Keynote speaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom, First Partner of California, filmmaker and advocate
  • Knock Down the House screening and panel with Cori Bush and Amy Vilela (featured in the film)
  • Girls Who Run the World panel with Beatriz Acevedo, Amy Banse, Martha Mendizabal, Sahar Saidi and Diana Kapp
  • Making It in Tech panel with Microsoft executives Celeste Alleyne, Katy Brown, Tyler Bryson, Jennifer Byrne, and Ali Powell
  • Khan Academy founder Sal Khan
  • Singer Daya

10/24: Career Fair & Expo

Day 2 of our two-day event engaged audiences with over 100+ interactive exhibition stands built in partnership with YoMo. The experiences ENGAGED young people and showed them how STEM applies in unexpected ways.

Attendees also took part in a Career Fair, featuring companies in the STEM-space.

  • Microsoft hosted an “A.I. in Paint 3D session,” while meditation app
  • Headspace invited attendees to decompress in their meditation corner.
  • Video feedback app Jogg engaged students throughout the event and provided them with a tool to give live feedback in real time using their technology.
  • The Amgen Biotech Experience gave them the chance to experience what it’s like to be a scientist through a micro-pipetting activity. 
  • BuroHappold Engineering gave students a chance to see how engineers use VR
  • iD Tech offered a digital music-making station. 

Attendees will also take part in a Career

Inspirational Speakers & Hands-on Activations

  • 10k Young People of Color
  • 200+ Schools Participating (Middle + High School)
  • Keynotes from Inspiring Speakers about STEM
  • 6+ Panels on Relevant & Exciting STEM-related Topics
  • 100s of Hours of Content


Questions about registering for Hello Future? See our FAQ page for Girls Build school audiences or email us at hellofuture@lapromisefund.org

Get Involved & Support

We’re looking for content and corporate partners. Learn how you or your employer can get involved with Hello Future, or email associate director of development Mia Henley, miah@lapromisefund.org


Our Sponsors & Supporters

Event Co-Chairs
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
Katie McGrath & JJ Abrams
Giancarla Berti
Megan & Peter Chernin
Lori Johnston
Kathy & John Kissick
Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall
Gillian & Brian McNamee
Marina Berti & Stephen Prough

Honorary Co-Chairs
Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles
Hon. Marqueece Harris Dawson, LA City Council
Hon. Nury Martinez, LA City Council
Hon. Curren D. Price, Junior, LA City Council
Superintendent Austin Beutner, Los Angeles Unified School District
Hon. Monica Garcia, LAUSD School Board Member
Hon. Kelly Gonez, LAUSD School Board Member
Hon. George McKenna, LAUSD School Board Member
Hon. Nick Melvoin, LAUSD School Board Member
Beatriz Acevedo, Acevedo Family Foundation

Amgen Foundation
Berti Prough Family Foundation
Service Station Foundation

Kissick Family Foundation

Katie McGrath & JJ Abrams Family Foundation
Giancarla Berti
Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall
Gillian & Brian McNamee
Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas

Ares Management
Panasonic Foundation
Ralphs Food 4 Less
Verizon Foundation
The Walt Disney Company

Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation
City National Bank
Comcast Ventures
Martha & Bruce Karsh
Rosenthal Family Foundation
Alison & Nick Temple

Frank Baxter
Laurence Berg
Leslie Blodgett
Seth Brufsky
Louise & John Bryson
BuroHappold Engineering
CJ America
Content Partners LLC
Cornerstone OnDemand
Sara & John Dyett
Brian Gallivan
David Geffen Foundation

iD Tech
Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
Jeff Moore
Sonja Perkins
Dave Reilly
Stuart Foundation
Union Bank Foundation

In Kind
42 West
Acevedo Family Foundation
AWS Educate
Comcast Ventures
Elevate PR
KIND Snacks
LUS Brands
Studio Number One

Partnering Organization
Annenberg Foundation
Bixel Exchange
California State University, Northridge
Cal State LA – College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
LA County Board of Supervisors
LA County Office of Education
Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles Valley College
Pledge LA