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Theme: Technology & Creativity

This event occurred on
October 27, 2011
1:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
New York, NY
United States

The overarching them of the event is Creativity and Technology. Speakers are being asked to prepare talks that show the creative use of technology — beyond its originally intended application — with unexpected or unintended outcomes that are either good, or bad, or possibly unknown.

Talks that deviate from this theme may be considered, if it is felt that it fits harmoniously with the theme.

We also have a tertiary goal of 1/1 gender representation among our speakers.

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Anna Akbari, PhD

NYU Professor, Media, Culture, and Communication. Co-Founder & CEO, Splice

Gavin Becker

Founder & CEO, Bondsy. Executive Director of Digital Innovation and Strategy, Ogilvy & Mather

Josh Fouts

Executive Director, Science House Foundation

Scott Heiferman

Co-Founder & CEO, Meetup

Max Haot

Co-Founder & CEO, LiveStream

Rita J. King

VP of Business Development, Science House. Innovator-in-Residence, IBM Analytics Virtual Center

Sarah Kunst

Digital Marketing Strategist

Jack Mason

Strategic Programs & Social Business, IBM Global Business Services

Avi Muchnick

Founder & CEO, Aviary

Alexander Rea

Technology Director, Skinny

Elena Silenok

Founder & CEO, Clothia

Faris Yacob

Chief Innovation Officer at MDC Partners. Co-Founder of Spies & Assassins

Alexandra W. Wilson

Co-Founder & Chief Merchandising Officer, Gilt Groupe

Vivian Rosenthal

Founder & CEO, GoldRun

Tor Myhren

President & Chief Creative Officer, GREY Advertising

Tish Shute

Founder, Ugo Trade

Organizing team


New York, NY, United States
  • Chris Grayson
    Curator, Organizer & Host
  • Kelly Hadous
    Associate Organizer
  • Sarah Kunst
    Public Relations
  • Jakop Nazaretyan
  • Amanda Eskridge
    Makeup Artist
  • James Massenburg
    Prop & Wardrobe Stylist