NCN Event: Creative Economy By Design – A ConFab


NCN Event: Creative Economy By Design – A ConFab

Thursday July 28, 2016

4:30 – 8:30 p.m.; FREE

LOCATION: TechShop DC, 2100 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202 (accessible underground via the Crystal City station on the Yellow and Blue lines of the DC Metro)

ORGANIZERS: Arlington Economic Development, the George Washington University, and The District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment, in collaboration with the Creative Economy Coalition of the NCN

Curious about the Creative Economy? Hear from creatives, makers, business leaders and big thinkers across the region who take risks, break rules and open the conversation about who and what is creativity. Set in the dynamic space at TechShop in Arlington, you’ll hear about trends, listen to music, ask questions, watch demos, have fun. SPEAKERS/ARTISTS/MAKERS include:

Theo Adamstein (Foto Week DC)
Josh Belhumeur (Brink Creative Digital Media)
Joel Daly (Creative Mornings DC, Artemis Ward)
Nicole Gallub (DJ Neekola, Pelonkey Digital Booking Agency, 1776)
Cynthia Gayton (The George Washington University)
Sean Gray (Is This Venue Accessible)
Julian Hunt (Hunt Laudi Studio, Dupont Underground)
Maryann Lombardi (Lisner Auditorium, District of Columbia, Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment)
Mazi Mutafa (Words, Beats & Life)
Teresa Rusin (Tech Shop-Arlington)
Cory Stowers (Multidisciplinary Artist)
Desirée Venn Frederic (Nomad Yard Collectiv, Artist Union DC)


4:45pm:  Arrive early, grab a little beer and wine, enjoy some music, take a tour of TechShop, mingle before we dig in!

5:00 – 8:30pm: Mural created on site by multidisciplinary artist Cory L. Stowers

5:00pm: CONVERSATION on RISK: with Joshua Belhumeur (Brink Media), Julian Hunt (Hunt Laudi Studio, Dupont Underground), Nicole Gallub (DJ Neekola,, Maryann Lombardi (DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment, GWU)

6:00pm: CONVERSATION on WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT/PEOPLE: with Joel Daly (Artemis Ward, Creative Mornings DC), Mazi Mutafa (Words, Beats & Life), Sean Gray (Is this Venue Accessible), Cynthia Gayton (GWU)

7:00pm: CONVERSATION on REINVENTION/IMPERMANENCE: with Theo Adamstein (Foto Week DC), Desirée Venn Frederic (Nomad Yard, Artist Union DC), Teresa Rusin (TechShop)

Between each conversation, enjoy a dynamic atmosphere of conversation, demonstration, interactions. Meet local makers, sample local food, ask local artists about their work.

ARTISTS/MAKERS include: Brandie Adams-Piphus (Digital Artist and Poet), Arlington Artists Alliance,

After the event join us for further cocktails and conversation! Location to be announced!

SPONSORS: Arlington Economic Development, Brink Digital Creative Media, Crystal City Business Improvement District

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