Top Creative Tech Events in NYC | Nov. 1-12, 2016

Dear Friend,

Here's a curated list of events for the upcoming two weeks, hope you will find it useful. Enjoy!

News Digest:

  • Why Chat May Be King Of The New Mobile Landscape - Fast Company
  • How Marketing Changes When Shopping Is Automated - Harvard Business Review
  • Pushing Purpose Over Profit: The Challenge Of Credibility In Sustainable Fashion Messaging - Fashion&Mash
  • How A.I. is helping retailers - Venture Beat
  • Charlotte Tilbury's New Virtual 'Magic Mirror' Serves As Active Make-Up Selling Tool - Forbes
  • The Dark Side of Digital Luxury - Business of Fashion
  • 3 future scenarios for super intelligent chatbots - Venture Beat


Tuesday, Nov 1

5:30pm - 9:00pm Design Driven

With Bryan Berger (Product Design Lead, General Assembly), Jennifer Gergen (Design Director, Meetup), Kris Andrews (Director Design, Teachers Pay Teachers), Anthony Agrios (Product Designer, Percolate). Price: Free Location: WeWork Chelsea, 115 W 18th St

6:30pm IBM THINK Leaders Presents - Chobani

Join us for a fireside chat between Robert Schwartz, Global Leader of Strategy & Design, IBM iX, and Leland Maschmeyer, Chief Creative Officer of Chobani. Price: Free Location: WeWork Chelsea, 115 W 18th St 

7:00pm Mindfulness & Meditation for Entrepreneurs & Creatives

In this class, you will learn the tools and techniques of mindfulness and meditation to gain insight, wellness and balance in work and in life. Price: $20 Location: Made in NY Media Center by IFP, 30 John St, Brooklyn

Monday, Nov 1 - Friday, Nov 4

9:00pm - 9:00pm Fast Company Innovation Festival 

The Fast Company Innovation Festival will bring extraordinary personalities together for surprising talks, hands-on workshops, unexpected performances and behind-the-scenes tours designed to inspire creativity and innovation. Price: Varies Location: District Cowork, 1204 Broadway, 4th Fl

Wednesday, Nov 2

5:30pm - 8:00pm Women Investing in Women

As a female founder, it’s especially difficult to raise capital. Learn how some women are creating a network of female entrepreneurs and investors at this conversation featuring: Minerva Tantoco, Senior Advisor at Future Perfect Ventures Emily Susskind, Managing Director at Golden Seeds. Price: Free Location: SUNY Advanced Science Research Ctr, 85 St Nicholas Terrace

 5:30pm - 8:00pm  Marketing - The Next 100 Years

In the spirit of furthering the dialogue about innovation and meaningful change, the Simulmedia Salon Series convenes the industry to hear from a variety of leaders who are contributing to marketing, media, and technology. These gatherings are informal, the speakers are insightful, and the conversations are always lively. Speaker: Rishad Tobaccowala, Chief Strategist at Publicis Groupe. Price: Free Location: Simulmedia Salon, 401 Park Ave S, 11th Fl

6:30pm Augmented Reality Beyond Pokemon Go

Curious to know how AR is used for more than just gaming? Join Augment, Blippar and Samsung Accelerator for a panel discussion on AR Beyond Pokemon Go! Price: $10 Location: Dentons, 1221 Ave of the Americas

6:00pm Visual Storytelling & Future of Photos

With Olivier Laurent (Editor of LightBox at Time Magazine), Ben Plomion (CMO at GumGum), and Peter Krogh (Photographer and author of The DAM book). Price: Free Location: PhotoShelter, 33 Union Square W

Thursday, Nov 3

7:00pm Innovating Through Food

Chef Dominique Ansel will share his culinary journey and lessons learned including, how to innovate successfully and approach growth, opportunities for startups to disrupt the food industry, and how technology can play a role in that disruption. Price: Free Location: AWS Pop-up Loft, 350 W Broadway

7:00pm Product Group

Share, learn and network with fellow Product Managers at The Product Group. Some topics to expect...- Product Culture (creating, components, customers)- and more. Featured Product: Namely Price: Free Location: Digital Ocean, 101 Ave of the Americas, 2nd Fl

Friday, Nov 4

 12:30pm - 1:30pm Drawing At Speed Of Thought

What do you SEE when you hear an idea? How do we express complex thoughts in pictures? Sharpen your pencils and awareness. Learn to use a pen like a camera to take “snapshots” of abstract concepts, to accelerate understanding…while having sly fun. Price: $5 Location: qLabs, 16 W 22nd St, 6t

Saturday, Nov 5

9:00am Get Shit Done Summit

Join us for a full day of empowerment, connecting and a celebration of Hustlers. We will be engaging in panels, talks, workshops, collaboration and partying! This summit is for hustlers, by hustlers to celebrate our accomplishments and share our stories. Price: $100 Location: DigitalOcean, 101 Ave of the Americas

Monday, Nov 7

6:00pm - 8:00pm The Missing Link to Getting What You Want

One of the biggest reasons you are not getting what you want is you are not covering your a**. Some of the biggest problems we have stem from the fact that we don’t take care of ourselves. Making sure you’re covered is a necessary skill for all entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Price: $25 Location: WeWork Charging Bull, 25 Broadway, 9th Fl

6:30pm - 9:00pm Fail Forward

For every success, there are countless failures that should not be ignored. As Thomas Edison once said: “I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Join us as we dive into some of these common failures, answer questions, and engage in a stimulating discussion to motivate you on your entrepreneurial journey! Price: Free Location:  GA New York City (East) 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

7:00pm NY Tech Meetup + Afterparty 

Join us for NYC's most famous and longest running monthly tech event! You'll see a fantastic lineup of New York tech companies presenting live demos of their products, followed by an afterparty where you can network with the community and meet our demoers and sponsors. Price: $10 Location: NYU Skirball Center For Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place

Wednesday, Nov 9

6:00pm - 8:30pm How to Distill & Communicate Research

With Kathleen Warner (MD, NYCEDC Ctr for Economic Transformation), Christine Gorman (Editor Health & Medicine, Scientific American), Ramphis Castro (Co-Founder, ScienceVest), Adyam Ghebre (Growth & Mktg, Authorea). Price: Free Location: General Assembly West, 10 E 21st St, 3rd Fl

Thursday, Nov 10

 6:00pm Managing Your Career Towards Entrepreneurship

We've all heard of the college dropout entrepreneur who started a billion dollar business from their garage. What we don't hear about are the all-too-common stories of the women who have built their careers at large companies and then go on to strike it out on their own. In fact, working for a bigger employer at the beginning of your career can help you develop crucial skills, connect with mentors, and discover business opportunities. Price: $10 Location: ROKO Labs, 1140 Broadway, #501

Saturday, Nov 12

11:30am Brunchwork w/ Rent the Runway 

Fill your weekend with inspiration and intention. Join us for an unforgettable farm-to-table brunch and mimosas with Jenny Fliess (Rent the Runway cofounder) & Jon Levy (2AM Principle author). Price: $58 Location: Alley Chelsea, 119 W 24th St, 4th Fl

Fun & Cool Finds:

Botlist - an ‘app store for bots’ solving the search and discovery problem for chat bots
The Beginnings - Beginnings of billion dollar companies
Tandem 2.0 - Get fluent together. Practice languages, anytime, anywhere.

Stay Inspired,