Thrivals Founder and University of Louisville Professor Nat Irvin talks with Louisville native Devin Emke, sound engineer of NBC's hit comedy series Saturday Night Live. No stage, no set -- just live (and lively) conversation on his Kentucky origins, his creative inspiration, and his path from Louisville musician to mixing, recording and designing sound for television, film, and music. Live, from Louisville, it's Devin Emke!
This is the first offering in a new pilot series of programming, "Kentucky to the World," offered in partnership by IF University and Louisville community leader and international quilt expert Shelly Zegart. "Kentucky to the World" (KTW) presenters will include a mix of high-profile
individuals not often seen or heard in Kentucky, along with others who might be unheralded here, but are very well known elsewhere in their fields. With all of them, Kentucky is part of their story and they are part of Kentucky's story.
FACILITATORS: Devin Emke has over 20 years audio engineering experience including recording, mixing, and editing of music and post-production audio for video. He received the 2008 Award for Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) for his work on SNL. He is a graduate of St. Francis High School and New York University. He is married and lives in Brooklyn.
Nat Irvin is the Strickler Executive in Residence and professor of management at the University of Louisville. He teaches classes on change management, leadership, and future studies. He is the founder of "Thrivals," which, among other things, presents a daylong program in conjunction with the IdeaFestival each year. Irvin holds a doctorate in musical arts, a master of media arts and a bachelor's degree in philosophy. He also is a graduate of the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Refreshments will be served. Parking is available along East Market Street as well as in the off-street parking lot at the Green Building for a small fee.
Previous attendees of IF University and ticket holders for IdeaFestival 2013 enter code "KY2World" for free admission.
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IF University is a new platform and ecosystem for creative thinkers, innovators, and curious minds to teach classes, attend classes and bring unexpected ideas to the forefront to build and support a culture of innovative thinking. Built on the “Stay Curious” premise of the annual IdeaFestival® in Louisville, IF University is designed to inspire new and novel thinking all year round by hosting classes and events on a wide variety of topics held in public venues. All IF University classes and events are non-credit learning experiences, with an emphasis on the intersections between varied topics and multiple disciplines. Ideas at Play, that's IF University.
IF University is a division of the IdeaFestival® , the non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals, businesses, organizations and communities to grow, change, and be relevant by constantly challenging their assumptions and affirming their intellectual courage.