Cucalorus Connect /// A future for everyone
November 14-15, 2019
Brooklyn Arts Center (BAC), 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 difficult conversations, playful interactions, and friendship. And help us build a future for everyone.

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2019 Connect events ::

Blockchain Technology What’s Hot vs What’s Hype

Girard Newkirk (moderator), Rich Spuller, Mathias Sundin, John Tuman
Blockchain is widely considered as a key technological component that will enable the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  It is poised to fundamentally change the way machines, people and businesses interact.  Most...

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Building Resilient Coastal Companies

Jake Kheel
How can companies can become engines of environmental innovation? Companies can be disruptive agents of change and innovation, breaking paradigms and transforming industries. However, the destructive creativity of companies is...

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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
Since the early 1900’s Housing Segregation policy has had the most enduring affect on American cities - quarantining black and brown people to confined areas, cutting them off from opportunity...

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Idea Bounce

Judges: Diane Durance, Tobin Geatz, Kevin Carlson
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
Everyone craves connection. It’s hardwired in our DNA as humans. Let’s explore the power of connection. Explore the positive benefits of being open, willing, and present - to saying “Yes!”...

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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 like Hootsuite...

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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. Join us Thursday at 9:30am for the Salon...

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Regenerative Medicine in the film Five Minutes

Peter Gilbert, Dr. West Paul
Baptiste Touissant’s dreams of opening a Cajun restaurant ended when a suicide bomber detonated only feet from him in Afghanistan. Baptiste, terrified of surviving his devastating injuries, begged his buddy...

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The Art of the Requirements Workshop

Craig Zdanowicz, Daniel O'Sullivan, Brett Dooies, Blake Fortier
How do you squeeze creativity from your customers who may be similar to and not unlike stuffy bankers in suits from a century old industry? In this interactive UX design...

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The Great Capitalism Debate

Malaika Paquiot (Moderator), Maurice BP Weeks, 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. Who really benefits from capitalism in...

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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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