Cucalorus Connect, November 14-15, 2019
@ Brooklyn Arts Center, 516 N. 4th Street

Cucalorus Connect explores the intersection between creativity, technology, and humanity. This two-day gathering brings people together to discuss what kind of future we could build if we use innovation and technology to expand our sense of humanity. This year’s conference features leading thinkers on health, finance, startups, coastal resilience, racial justice, and so much more. Join us for two days of deep conversations, playful interactions, and new partnerships. And help us build a future for everyone.

2019 Connect events ::

Blockchain Technology What’s Hot vs What’s Hype

Girard Newkirk (moderator), Rich Spuller, Mathias Sundin, John Tuman, Eric Porper
Blockchain is widely considered a key technological component of the growing Fourth Industrial Revolution. It is poised to fundamentally change the way machines, people and businesses interact. Most importantly it...

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Building Resilient Coastal Companies

Jake Kheel
Companies can be disruptive agents of change and innovation, breaking paradigms and transforming industries. However, the destructive creativity of companies is rarely used to face the great social and environmental...

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Digital Humans in Healthcare

Marie Johnson
Cardiovascular disease and health illiteracy is a deadly combination affecting many millions of people globally. Disadvantaged communities, people with disability, and women suffer disproportionately. Marie will talk about what she...

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Housing Segregation, Poverty and Justice

Angela Tucker (moderator), Randall Dottin, Cedric Harrison, Suzanne Rogers
Since the early 1900’s Housing Segregation policy has confined black and brown people, cutting them off from opportunity and resources and creating abject poverty. These communities become vulnerable to gun...

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Idea Bounce

Judges: Tobin Geatz, Kevin Carlson, Ann Revell-Pechar
Are you one of those humans who get your best ideas in the shower? Ever wonder how to make it happen? They say it's hard to know a good thing...

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Influence of Design

Colin Allen, Erin Kennedy, Gon Kim, Stephanie Jarrett
How can design influence the experience of a product? The product design team at nCino, a cloud-banking software company, shares their wisdom of how storytelling is vital to the design...

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Keynote: The Power of Connection

Nick Adkins, Co-Founder of Pinksocks Life
Everyone craves connection. It’s hardwired in our DNA as humans. Nick explores the power of connection. Explore the positive benefits of being open, willing, and present - to saying “Yes!”...

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Morning Wellness

White Rabbit Trips
Join us for a refreshing start to your festival day. Relax and engage. Bio White Rabbit Trips all started when a group of Wilmington yogis stayed at a beach house...

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New Age Marketing: Martech

Jennifer Manocchio
“Martech” is the latest buzzword in the marketing industry. It refers to any technology that a marketer can use to reach a potential customer…from social media scheduling platforms to email...

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Ready, set, headset!; the VR Salon kickoff

Emma Jaster, Sara Fenton, Matt Pearson
Join us for Ready, set, headset! The VR Salon kickoff, with filmmakers, entrepreneurs, and experts in ARVR, gathered to blow your mind with possibilities, Thursday at 9:30am. In the style of...

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Regenerative Medicine in the film Five Minutes

Peter Gilbert, Dr. West Paul
Join a discussion about regenerative medicine through the story of Five Minutes. A film about Baptiste Touissant’s recovery when a suicide bomber detonated only feet from him in Afghanistan and...

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Reparations and Reconciliation in the US South

Jacqueline Olive, Bree Newsome Bass
Join filmmakers Jacqueline Olive and Bree Newsome-Bass for an in-depth discussion about redefining the "New South" through the lens of reparations as an essential element for racial reconciliation. Jacqueline Olive...

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The Art of the Requirements Workshop

Craig Zdanowicz, Daniel O'Sullivan, Brett Dooies, Blake Fortier
In this interactive design workshop, experience some of the strategies employed to bring the best ideas out of anyone, leveraging their knowledge and experience to create new and exciting ways...

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The Great Capitalism Debate

Malaika Paquiot (Moderator), Dr. Tim Gill, Dr. Adam Jones
As the U.S. economy continues to break records in multiple measurements, several questions are being asked by politicians, the news media, and everyday people such as: Who really benefits from...

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VR Salon

The tools of virtual reality have created a new space of exploration for the vanguard of immersive media.  The VR Salon presents 360 films and experiments from filmmakers who are...

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