THE FEAST: ACTION DAY
Saturday, October 16, 2010
9:30 AM - 6 PM
New York, NY
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.: Breakfast
Unreasonable Institute: The Art of Building Powerful Relationships
Daniel Epstein (Founder, Unreasonable Institute)
This session is grounded in a fundamental belief that business isn't business, business is people. In this workshop the founders of the Unreasonable Institute will focus on the art of the one-on-one conversation: how to approach some of the most influential people in the world, secure a 15 minute conversation, and how to ultimately ensure that your 15 minute conversation turns into a lasting and powerful relationship into the years to come.
11:00 - 11:15 am: Explanation
11:15 - 1:00 pm: Exploration
Cut N Paste Cities: The Future Of Urban
Francesca Birks (Senior Consultant and Facilitator, Arup); Milena Vujanovic (Experience Architect, Emerging Methods)
Cities are a growing phenomenon. Ever evolving and ever more influenced by the people within them, join us along with Arup insights for an exploration of the urban. Good and bad as we remix the best of the best and cut out the worst of the worst to collage what the future of urban might look like with your help. Get out your photo fingers for this one. In this 90 minute session, we will introduce the concept of Cut N' Paste cities and invite participants to capture their favorite parts of the city (paste) and to also collect images of what they like least about the city (cut) After an initial discussion of urban themes, participants will be let loose in the city to take part in the crowdsourcing and the city exercise.
12:00 - 1:00 pm: LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:00 - 2:00 pm: weCreate: Radical Social Innovation
Nick Jankel (CEO, weCreate)
Nick Jankel will explain the root causes of our global inability to crack really hard, endemic social problems and how we can use knowledge of the assumptions and mindsets at the heart of these issues to disappear (and not just manage) entirely preventable problems like poverty, conflict and heart disease. They will take on a live problem and, together with the audience, use an elegant, fun and collaborative tool to identify some of the radical ideas that might solve that problem for good.
2:00 - 3:00 pm: Collaborative Consumption: Designing the Future of Use and Overhauling Yours
Moderator: Rachel Botsman (Author, Collaborative Consumption); Jeff Bennett (CEO, Swap.com); Shelby Clark (Founder, RelayRides); Annie Novak (Founder, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm); Dori Graff (Co-Founder, Itizen)
From social lending (Zopa) to car sharing (Zipcar) and co-working (The Hub), from peer-to-peer rental (Zilok) to collaborative travel (Airbnb) and neighborhood sharing schemes (NeighborGoods) millions of people from all around the world are already using Collaborative Consumption (www.collaborativeconsumption.com).
Rachel will moderate a panel featuring leading Collaborative Consumption pioneers who are building innovative businesses in this space. The panel will explore the opportunity that exists for new services and systems to be developed, based on the drivers and principles of Collaborative Consumption, and how technology can create by trust between strangers, promoting shared access instead of ownership, and the primacy of experience over “more stuff”. It will be highly interactive with the audience driving the Q&A session.
3:00 - 4:00 pm: The Institute for The Future: Lightweight Innovation, What Does it Mean Beyond the Web?
Anthony Townsend (Director of Technology Development, The Institute For The Future)
The web industry is pioneering a new model of innovation based on fast, cheap and highly end-user focused creativity. What used to take $5 million, a team of 10 and a year, can now be done under $100k, 100 days, and often alone. This model is driving a huge shift in the venture investment community, changing consumer expectations and attracting a new kind of entrepreneur. But what can the rest of the world learn from this new model – what does Twitter mean for GM? What does Facebook mean for Disney? What does Kickstarter mean for the IRS? We will take a brief look at the Institute for the Future’s big picture forecast, and then discuss what lightweight principles and tools might transform our own and our clients' and partners' industries.
4:00 - 5:30 pm: Hip Hop Project Documentary screening
5:30 - 6:00 pm: Hip Hop Project Q & A
Chris Kazi Rolle (Artist, Actor, Speaker)
The Hip Hop Project is the dynamic and inspirational story of a group of New York City teenagers who transform their life stories into powerful works of art, using hip hop as a vehicle for self-development and personal discovery. The film traces the evolution of this award-winning outreach program developed by Kazi, a formerly homeless teenager turned youth mentor. After four years of collaboration, the group produced a powerful and thought-provoking album that provides a revealing look at their lives. In contrast to all the negative attention focused on hip hop and rap music, this is a story of hope, healing and the realization of dreams.
11:00 am - 12 pm // 1pm - 2pm // 3pm - 4pm
Sparkfun Physical Computing Workshop
Matt Bolton (Director of Production, SparkFun Electronics)
SparkFun Electronics believes in the power of ingenuity and is proud to be an enabler of those creating innovative electronic solutions to the unique challenges they face. We also love to share with the world what we've learned through our own electronics tinkering and in our development as an organization. But, most importantly, we're of the mindset that you are going to learn and create more when you are simply having fun!
So come and geek out with us at The Feast Meetups! We will teach you the basics of soldering where YOU will build up your own Simon Game (of cult hit 1980's fame) and then introduce you to the more open-ended and creative world of physical computing (a.k.a. embedded electronics).
Start Me Up, featuring entrepreneurshipEDGE and filmed by Shipra Prakash
Start Me UP is a social enterprise startup kit that includes a short educational documentary of young social entrepreneurs (what inspired them, how they connected with people and built a team, and the secrets of their success) that will be available on DVD; an entrepreneurship-focused diary that will allow the user to put in his or her business/entrepreneurial appointments and events he or she will be attending; and a directory of funding resources for new social entrepreneurs (that will also include an outline of a business plan). Join us as we film our start up kit – basic interviews with social entrepreneurs at The Feast!
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