Pioneer-Mode
THE FUTURE OF FASHION

DAY ONE: CONFERENCE (FRIDAY NOV 13)

Hosted by the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator


8:00am - Breakfast & Registration

8:30am - Morning Session

CREATIVE TENSIONS WORKSHOP

I ♥ FASHION

Creative Tensions is a physically activated method for exploring the opposing forces that inform our daily lives, conceived by IDEO and the Sundance Institute. Participants will reflect on the nuance that drives their creativity and take a literal stance on core issues facing the fashion industry. Get into Pioneer Mode.

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

THE MORAL IMPLICATIONS OF FASHION & THE MEDIA

FASHION ETHICS

Lucy Collins - Assistant Professor of Philosophy, FIT

How Business Has Changed the Definition of Fashion

FASHION ECONOMY

Dana Thomas - Author, The Penguin Press

JOINT Q&A

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

FASHION CATACLYSM

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS SYSTEMS: HOW COLLABORATION AND COMMUNITY COMMITMENT WILL TRANSFORM ETHICAL FASHION FOREVER

Rhett Godfrey - Director of Sustainability, Loomstate

SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY

Leonardo Bonanni - Founder and CEO, Sourcemap

AUDITING SUPPLY CHAINS WITH LIFE CYCLE ANALYTICS

Erika Whillas - Chief Product Officer, CoClear

JOINT Q&A

12:30pm - Lunch Break

1:15pm - Afternoon Session

SCALING INTEGRITY

BUILDING A BRAND BASED ON AUTHENTICITY

John V Campbell - Founder and Creative Director, Matuse

ACTING ON YOUR VALUES

REPLACE OVERWHELMED WITH EMPOWERED TODAY

Cortney McDermott - Writer & Business-Life Strategist, Cort Inc.

DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP

FOCUS ON THE USER... AND ALL ELSE WILL FOLLOW!

Experience how Google accelerates innovation to solve problems creatively through user-centered, prototype driven design. With empathy, you can find inspiration in real human needs and motivations, to invent and design meaningful product and service solutions.

Nida Zada, Glen Jackson Taylor, and Ross Popoff-Walker - New Search Products, Google

Afternoon Coffee Break, sponsored by Levity Brew & Smith Teamaker

BEYOND WEARABLES

LIFE IN THE AGE OF NEW SENSES

Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas - Founders, The Cyborg Foundation

5:15pm - Drinks & Community Networking, sponsored by Sixpoint Brewery

*schedule and participants subject to change