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Covey’s Vanessa Jameson, Romeo Delivers’ Anne Lopez and Astrobotics’ John Thornton at the September 2014 ImaginePittsburgh.com + NEXTpgh event, What’s NEXT in Tech.

Join ImaginePittsburgh.com and NEXTpittsburgh on Tuesday, Feb. 24 for a networking happy hour and to hear from individuals who are innovating across communities to create a more welcoming, connected Pittsburgh. They include:

Debra Lam, chief innovation and performance officer for the City of Pittsburgh, a North Hills native who returned to Pittsburgh after working in New York, the United Kingdom, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Bill Generett, Jr., president/CEO of Urban Innovation21, which helps entrepreneurs in underserved communities participate in the region’s innovation economy

Jesabel Rivera, president of the Latin American Cultural Union, which works to better connect members of the region’s small-but-fast-growing Latino community to each other and the wider region

Diwas Timsina, founder of Children of Shangri-Lost, a youth-run nonprofit raising awareness of the Bhutanese community through short films and blog posts

Nathan Mallory, owner of Cannon Coffee in Brookline and president of the Brookline Chamber of Commerce

Doors open at 6 p.m.; panel begins at 6:30 p.m.; refreshments/networking at 7:30 p.m.

The event is free of charge but registration is required at bit.ly/Feb24event