1:00PM-2:00PM – Examining the Role of Technology in Design, Art Direction & Creativity: A discussion on technology’s influence on the fashion and art design process, how art direction has seemingly evolved, and technology’s impact/contribution to creativity and expression.
• Moderator: Michael Dumlao, Co-Founder Fashion Fights Poverty / Senior Consultant Booz Allen Hamilton
o Daniella Kallmeyer, Designer / Winner of BRAVO’s The Fashion Show
o Lisa Morales-Hellebo, CEO & Founder, Shopsy™
o Dr. Mark Drapeau, Director of Innovative Engagement, Microsoft Office of Civic Innovation
o Jackie Hart, Faculty The Art Institute of Washington / Owner, SiNGA, Inc
2:15PM-3:15PM – The Retail Landscape & Business Development in the District: A discussion on the entrepreneurial & retail opportunities in DC and what technology / infrastructure is needed to contribute to its growth.
• Moderator: Chloe Thompson, Assistant Editor Washington Flyer
o Aba Kwawu, Founder, The Aba Agency
o John Asadoorian, Founding Principal, Asadoorian Retail Solutions
o Ylan Mui, Financial Reporter, The Washington Post
o Steve Moore, President Washington DC Economic Partnership
3:30PM-4:30PM – First Bloggers, Then Live Streaming. What’s Next? The Impact of Social Media on the Fashion Industry: A discussion on the impact of the fashion blogger and social media on the fashion industry and where we go from here.
• Moderator: Meg Biram, Founder of MIMI+MEG and Stella & Henry / Social Media, Online Business, and Blog Consultant
o Leigh MacDonald, Founder Nice Shoes, No Drama / Fashion & Beauty Expert NBC Washington
o Joi-Marie McKenzie, Founder / Blogger Fab Empire
o Stephanie Green, Lifestyle Writer Washington Post & Huffington Post
o Holly Thomas, DC Editor Refinery 29
o Jian Deleon, Shopping Editor ValetMag.com / Staff Writer Complex Media