Cucalorus Connect is a technology conference held November 8-9, 2018 as one of the three main components of the newly re-branded Cucalorus Festival in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.
The catalyst for Cucalorus Connect is the digital transformation that has changed the ways we live, work, and play. It has touched every aspect of the global economy and is driven by bold new traded sector companies. Innovative entrepreneurs from around the world join regional startups for connection, sharing, and collaboration through a two-day schedule packed with captivating keynotes, engaging breakouts, and interactive programs like the 10x10 Challenge and Rocket Pitches.
The Cucalorus Connect Conference is focused on exploring economic development with a refreshing approach to place-based event branding that enhances our quality of place, delivers an incredible quality of experience, and attracts today’s most sought after traded-sector employers. Unlike the escapist entertainment and educational practices of the 20th century, Cucalorus hosts interactive events that enhance, explode, and empower our experience of reality.
The film industry is a great example of how traded-sector employment drives economic development, employing highly skilled workers who earn premium wages. As a function of how the economy of film production works, they often have three or more different employers within one year. If you want a prime example of how the emerging “Gig Economy” works, just take a look at the film industry. In fact, Cucalorus is a special byproduct of this intersection between the gig economy and traded-sector employment, one of the many reasons for the organization’s seamless evolution from a grass-roots cultural organization into a foundation focused on economic development.
Tom Looney Editorial
Tom explains the evolution of Cucalorus – and he nails it!
Cucalorus Connect 2018Read more about the 2018 Connect Conference. See our proposed tracks and get a sense of where we’re headed this November.
Connect in the Press
Cucalorus Connect won a Coastal Entrepreneurship Award in 2017, read about our history!
Check Out the Speakers at Connect 2017 ::
- Cucalorus Festival Gets State Economic Development Funds
- Cucalorus Connect Forms Executive Board, Names President
- 2017 CEA Winner In Film: Cucalorus Connect
For more information or to get involved, contact:
Connect Founding Partners
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