YOUR EXPERIENCE: A snapshot of Pioneer Mode 2015

As stakeholders in the fashion industry, we recognize the need to transform fashion’s current systems into a stronger, healthier form of community and enterprise. By bringing together representatives from design, technology and business we aim to collect perspectives, identify key issues, and uncover potential solutions to get the results we want and need. But we can’t and don’t want to do it alone.

We want YOU to get into Pioneer Mode by exploring the future of fashion alongside innovators and thought-leaders across industries. We invite you to put your ideas into action, find your people, and make a change.

The frontier is just ahead.

FRIDAY NOV 13: CONFERENCE

The Pioneer Mode Conference Day is about diving deep, navigating real issues, and forming solutions. No panel discussions, just real talk from highly accomplished thought-leaders and changemakers. 

8:00am - Breakfast & Registration

8:30am - Morning Session

CREATIVE TENSIONS WORKSHOP | I ♥ FASHION: Participants will reflect on their creativity and take a literal stance on core issues facing the fashion industry. Conceived by IDEO & The Sundance Institute

Jasmine Aarons - Founder, CEO, and Design Director at VOZ
Sabine Seymour - CEO at Moonlab

FASHION ETHICS | THE MORAL IMPLICATIONS OF FASHION & MEDIA: Dr. Lucy Collins, Fashion Theorist and Assistant Professor at FIT.  More about Lucy.

FASHION ECONOMY | HOW BUSINESS HAS CHANGED THE DEFINITION OF FASHION:  Dana Thomas, Author of Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano and Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster

Joint Q&A: Lucy Collins and Dana Thomas 

Book Signing with Dana Thomas and Morning Coffee Break, sponsored by graze & Kopali Chocolate

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS SYSTEMS: HOW COLLABORATION AND COMMUNITY COMMITMENT WILL TRANSFORM ETHICAL FASHION FOREVER: Rhett Godfrey, Director of Sustainability at Loomstate

SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY: Leo Bonanni, founder of Sourcemap, the world's first supply chain mapping tool. More about Leo

AUDITING SUPPLY CHAINS WITH LIFE CYCLE ANALYTICS: Erika Whillas, Chief Product Officer at CoClear

Joint Q&A: Rhett Godfrey, Leo Bonanni, and Erika Whillas

12:30pm - Lunch Break

1:15pm - Afternoon Session

SCALING INTEGRITY | Building a brand based on Authenticity: John V. Campbell, Creative Director at Matuse Inc., the world's warmest sustainable wetsuit. More about John.

ACTING ON YOUR VALUES | Replace Overwhelmed with Empowered Today: Cortney McDermott, Award-winning writer and business-life strategist at CortInc. More about Cortney.

DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP | Focus on the User... and all else will Follow! Tap into how Google accelerates innovation and solves problems creatively through user-centered, prototype driven design. Find inspiration in human needs and motivations to invent and design meaningful products and solutions. Nida Zada, Glen Jackson Taylor and Ross Popoff-Walker, New Search Products at Google. 

Afternoon Coffee Break, sponsored by Levity Brew & Smith Teamaker

BEYOND WEARABLES | Life in the Age of New Senses: Pioneering the Cyborg movement, Moon Ribas and Neil Harbisson create in a world beyond ordinary human perception. More about Moon and Neil

5:15pm: Join us for Drinks & Community Networking sponsored by Six Point Brewery 


SATURDAY NOV 14: BUSINESS-INNOVATION DAY

Business Innovation Day is your opportunity to flex those problem solving muscles and explore your activism. Looking at real industry pain points, your team will brainstorm, ask tough questions, and create a viable solution with the guidance of industry thought-leaders. 

8:30am - Breakfast & Registration

9:00 am - Morning Session

KEYNOTE | NEW YORK IS THE ORIGINAL STARTUP CITY: Erik Martin, VP of Member Engagement at WeWork

COLLABORATION WORKSHOP: Activate your design-thinking skills with a fun team exercise 

Morning Coffee Break, sponsored by graze & Kopali Chocolate

DESIGN CHALLENGE KICK-OFF: Choose an issue and brainstorm as a team

MENTOR FEEDBACK: Industry experts validate your ideas and guide your direction

12:30pm: Working Lunch

1:15pm: Afternoon Session

INSPIRATION  | TELLING YOUR STORY: Julio Terra, Outreach Lead at Kickstarter

DESIGN YOUR SOLUTION: Detail your team's solution and value proposition

MENTOR FEEDBACK: Industry experts offer insight and reality checks 

Afternoon Coffee Break, sponsored by Levity Brew Smith Teamaker

INSPIRATION | WHY 7 WORDS IS ALL YOU NEED TO TELL YOUR STORY: Debera Johnson, Executive Director, Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

REFINE & PRACTICE: Put your pitch-efficiency to the test! 

PRESENTATIONS TO THE JURY: Present your ideas and receive a critique from industry experts

Join us for Drinks & Community Networking, sponsored by Sixpoint Brewery 


PIONEER MODE 2015 IS HOSTED BY OUR GROUNDBREAKING PARTNERS AT THE:
BROOKLYN FASHION + DESIGN ACCELERATOR 

NAVIGATE: 630 FLUSHING AVENUE #704 BROOKLYN, NY, 11206

SUBWAY: Take the M to Lorimer Street or G to Flushing Avenue

Enter through the back of the building via the parking lot off Tompkins Ave.
 

 

by: Amanda Pickens for Pioneer Mode