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Friday, November 4
 

9:30am

Pro Bono Consulting Lounge - Wordpress Workshop

Workshop


Friday November 4, 2011 9:30am - 11:00am
Artisphere - Ballroom 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

11:30am

Pro Bono Consulting Lounge - Social Media Workshop
Friday November 4, 2011 11:30am - 2:00pm
Artisphere - Ballroom 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

5:30pm

DC Compass Fellows StartUp Scramble

From November 4-6th, 2011—48 hours immersed in startup—Compass Fellows and teammates will pitch and pilot social impact businesses and organizations. This weekend event enables Fellows to bring their ideas to their entrepreneurial peers and deep-dive into an accelerated process of venture development. Students work alongside guest mentors, speakers, and panel members, providing Fellows with a local network of mentors that includes  entrepreneurs, potential investors, service providers, and employers.  

Invite Only


http://startupscramble.com/event/dc/

Friday November 4, 2011 5:30pm - Sunday November 6, 2011 8:00pm
Touchstone Consulting 1920 N St NW, Suite 600 Washington, DC 20036

6:00pm

Inter-Net (Art Exhibition)

The exhibition “Inter Net” will consist of three new interdisciplinary works, ranging from multimedia video installations to audio sculpture and explore the ideas of communication, our desire to connect and interact with others, and the impact of technology and the Web.

"Inter Net" will be open from November 4-23, Monday-Friday 10am-6pm.


http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=198864300185156

Exhibitors

Friday November 4, 2011 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Washington Project for the Arts 2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC, 20036

6:00pm

Benevolent Media Kickoff

Join us for a cocktail party hosted at The Dunes to kick-start our weekend celebration of storytelling and design for good.

Enjoy drinks at the open bar

Munch on yummy snacks

Mingle with D.C.'s best and brightest Benevolent Media Creators

Groove to music, courtesy of DJ Ora Nwabueze

About the Host:

The Dunes is a mixed media venue (owned by creative consulting firm The Dunes LLC) located in the center of Columbia Heights. The Dunes morphs easily from art gallery to concert venue to retail pop-up shop to cocktail lounge to private event space. The venue has a full alcohol license with accounts with all major distributors, and is equipped with an artisan crafted bar, a sound system that easily handles bands, large and small, and DJs. A highlight of the Dunes is its professional gallery hanging system with ample track lighting that always displays the latest monthly exhibit curated by The Dunes LLC; a beautiful backdrop to all events held at the space. The Dunes is as comfortable with 20 people as it is with 150 and is available for private functions consistent with The Dunes LLC's belief in the integration of creative exhibition with social interaction.

Photos:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ora777/sets/72157627125699309/show/

Directions:

We are 0.4 miles north of Columbia Heights Metro. The Dunes is not wheelchair accessible. Free Parking is available on residential streets.


Sponsors


Friday November 4, 2011 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Dunes 1402 Meridian Place NW, Washington, DC 20010

10:30pm

DCWEEK: Opening Party

The DCWEEK opening party will take place at the 9:30 Club from 10:30PM to 3AM on 11/4, with room for 1200.

We'll select the bands and DJ's for the night based on the top ones voted on here. OVER 30,000 VOTES HAVE BEEN CAST! We sold out early last year and will do so again so grab a ticket in one of two ways:

  1. Purchase via this RSVP for access only to the Opening Party
  2. Silver, Gold and Patron badge holders for DCWEEK have access to this event and many others. Grab a badge here. Badge levels are explained below. Bronze badges do not have access.

Friday November 4, 2011 10:30pm - Saturday November 5, 2011 3:00am
9:30 Club 815 V ST. N.W. WASHINGTON DC
 
Saturday, November 5
 

10:00am

Art-i-Fact

Participants will be photographed with an everyday artifact - that thing that is always with you or that object that defines you in somehow.  It may be functional or it may be sentimental.  The photographs will be printed out and participants will be asked to write about the significance of their artifact. The portraits will be exhibited in the AMH gallery throughout the day; creating a commentary on the things that are important in our lives.  Appropriate for all ages.


http://www.artmediahouse.org/

Saturday November 5, 2011 10:00am - 2:00pm
Art + Media House 3035 15th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009

10:00am

Kite Dreams

Participants will be provided with the materials to build and design their own kite. Then they will add a dream they have - for themselves, someone else or the world.  The kites will be flown from a clothesline outside the Art + Media House to allow the collective dreams to take flight.  Activity is appropriate for all ages.


http://www.artmediahouse.org/


Saturday November 5, 2011 10:00am - 2:00pm
Art + Media House 3035 15th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009

10:00am

How to Make a Living in the Arts Workshop (Paid Event)

HOW TO MAKE A LIVING IN THE ARTS offers all kinds of creatives (filmmakers, musicians, etc.) concrete steps for getting from where they are to where they want to be. Unlike other artist workshops that focus primarily on marketing, this workshop takes a more comprehensive approach as it focuses on ALL the component parts of an artistic life: competition, self-doubt, talent, making enough money to thrive, navigating the economy, staying on track with your goals, grants, commercial vs. non-commercial work, etc. In this workshop you will: Construct a passionate vision for your ideal life; Discover seven key areas that allow you to make art, make money, and make a difference;Find a market (or markets) for their work; Learn how to manage and overcome fears/negativity that are unique to the artist; Identify income streams that flow directly from your passions; Model your career on the lives of already successful artists.You will walk away from this workshop with a strategic plan and action steps designed to move you directly toward your dream. 10% discount for DC Week folk. Discount code: DC_Week


Speakers


Saturday November 5, 2011 10:00am - 5:00pm
Omni Shoreham Hotel Capitol Room 2500 Calvert Street, NW Washington, DC 20006

10:00am

Africa Gathering

Africa Gathering will seek to reframe the debate around Technology, Arts, Economy, Entrepreneurship and Health in Africa. It will focus on the re-emerging arts, politics, social movements, and all things under the umbrella of the building of a New Africa, as they intersect with the work of women in and of Africa. Delegates and speakers will share their ideas and discuss how their work drives, or is driven by the help of women in Africa.



Saturday November 5, 2011 10:00am - 6:00pm
Kenney Auditorium SAIS Nitze Building -Johns Hopkins University 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW- Washington, DC 20036

11:00am

Wikipedia Loves Libraries

Come learn about Wikipedia, learn how to edit with introductory workshops and an edit-a-thon for new and experienced Wikipedians!  There will also be an opportunity to help digitize photographs of historic Washington, DC, learn how to transcribe and caption videos, and learn about other ways of contributing, and about Wikipedia's sister projects including Wikisource and Wikimedia Commons.


Speakers

Saturday November 5, 2011 11:00am - 5:00pm
Library Lab at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 1st Floor, Business-Technology Library

11:00am

Data/Fields

"Sharply installed and smartly edited mini-survey of cutting-edge contemporary art… the works in ‘Data/Fields’ sharpen your senses, even as they blur the boundary between sight and sound." –
The Washington Post

Internationally renowned sound artist RICHARD CHARTIER brings together a celebrated group of international artists for Data/Fields, a thought-provoking new media exhibit which explores the connection between the viewer and the flow and transfer of data at Artisphere—on view through November 27. These selected and commissioned works by CALEB COPPOCK (U.S.), MARK FELL (U.K.), ANDY GRAYDON (U.S./Germany), RYOJI IKEDA (Japan), FRANCE JOBIN (Canada) act as hubs of sensory information—sites of signal, noise, presence, and absence.  The viewer/listener becomes another connection, another point, in the flow and transferral of data. Data/Fields marks the artists’ gallery debut in the Washington, DC-area and includes two premiere exhibitions in the United States. The exhibit is a part of Artisphere’s ongoing commitment to present a forum for innovative new media that encourages visitors to discover and experience art through sensory touch, sound, and feel.  Data/Fields is curated by renowned sound artist Richard Chartier. 


http://artisphere.com/calendar/event-details/Visual-Arts/DATA-FIELDS.aspx


Saturday November 5, 2011 11:00am - Sunday November 6, 2011 2:00am
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

12:00pm

Learning Hindi & Socail Media

As part of the DCweek festival in Washington DC (http://dcweek2011.sched.org/), we are holding a workshop on "learning Hindi language through social media". 

It's free and online.

I would like to welcome you to our workshop. You can join the workshop using the instructions below:

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Meeting information 
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Topic: Learn Hindi through Social Media 
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2011 
Time: 12:00 pm, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00) 
Meeting Number: 731 897 007 
Meeting Password: dcweek 

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To start or join the online meeting 
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Go to https://freetrial.webex.com/freetrial/j.php?ED=157359092&UID=495925387&PW=NMzUxN2UzM2Mx&RT=MiM0 

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Audio conference information 
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Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-429-3300 

Access code:731 897 007 


http://www.youtube.com/hindiuniversity

Saturday November 5, 2011 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Through Social Media (Online) https://freetrial.webex.com/freetrial/j.php?ED=157359092&UID=495925387&PW=NMzUxN2UzM2Mx&RT=MiM0

12:00pm

Benevolent Media Exchange on the DC Time Bank

The DC Time Bank creates circles of giving and receiving. In the DC Time Bank, the unit of exchange is an hour and everyone’s time is valued equally. People exchange language, music, art, cooking, gardening, and design skills, editing and business plan reviews, child and pet care, car rides, and more. There are Time Banks around the country and the world, and the DC Time Bank has over 250 members.

For the upcoming Benevolent Media Festival on November 4-7, we’re launching a Benevolent Media Exchange. We’ll connect people interested in sharing skills with people interested in learning skills for storytelling and design for good. Skills could include anything from exchanging photography skills to sharing social media tips for nonprofit advocacy. By using the DC Time Bank platform, we’ll be able to create ongoing connections between people interested in these ideas! Fill out this form to join in the fun. We’ll do our best to find you a match and send you an invitation to our face-to-face meetup on Saturday, November 5 at 12:00 p.m. at Bread for the City.

Examples of Exchanges in Storytelling and Design for Good

Storytelling techniques

Website design and development

Videography and filmmaking

PhotographyBlogging

Graphic design

Social media outreach

Music performance and production

Advertising and marketing

JournalismWriting and editing


To participate, fill out this form:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dFU0dEpEVWhIeDZ6T2hVYVlURGR1YXc6MQ#gid=0


For more information, contact Allison Basile at allison.basile [at] dctimebank [dot] org.


Sponsors


Saturday November 5, 2011 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Bread for the City Northwest 1525 7th St NW DC 20001

12:00pm

Bridging DC's Digital Divide, presented by Bread for the City

A full set of sessions open to locally-focused, tech-minded participants who are exploring opportunities to bring broadband into communities in the District of Columbia. Including: a panel on the DC Community Access Network, workshops on community wireless network building, a conversation about Open 211, a "Discotech" technology discovery fair, and more.


http://broadbandbridge.org

Saturday November 5, 2011 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Bread for the City Northwest 1525 7th St NW DC 20001

1:00pm

Temporary Urbanism Explored

How can a city activate empty storefronts, abandoned lots or even cultural institutions? DC Office of Planning Director Harriet Tregoning, RTKL architect and 24 Hour City participant Kashuo Bennett, and Christine Ewing, Regional Fine Arts Officer at the U.S. General Services Administration share ideas on how to encourage commerce, memorialization and design in fleeting but powerful ways. 1.5 LU (AIA)FREE. Prepaid registration required at www.nbm.org.  Walk in registration based on availability.


www.nbm.org

Saturday November 5, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
National Building Museum, Auditorium 401 F Street NW Washington, DC 20001

1:00pm

Social/Civic Involvement
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY

The session will highlight the significance of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc., and its initiative to sponsor an intergeneration program to promote education among inner city youth with the local club, Washington and Vicinity Federation of Women's Clubs, Inc., responsible for carrying out its mission in Washington, DC.


Speakers
DJ

Dr.LaVonne Jackson Leslie

President of Washington & Vicinity Federation of Women's Clubs, Inc.


Saturday November 5, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
TBD TBD

1:00pm

"The Interrupters" Film Screening and Dialogue on Violence Prevention in D.C.

Join the Center for Social Media and the Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop fora special screening of The Interrupters, courtesy of Cinema Guild and Kartemquin Films. The Interrupters documentary film tells the powerful story of three individuals who choose to interrupt the cycle of violence they once employed in their own communities. 

Following the screening, esteemed members of Free Minds will a special reading of poems relating to the issues in "The Interrupters" to kick off DC-focused dialogue about ways to decrease violence in communities. The vision of the Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop is for every young inmate to receive the necessary tools, inspiration and community support to pursue education and follow a positive new path in life. Members' experiences are a direct reflection of The Interrupters story--Washington, DC's own struggle to face the issue of violence and the hope of transformation. 

Additional Special Guests: TBA

The Interrupters: 

The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. From acclaimed director Steve James and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz, this film is an unusually intimate journey into the stubborn persistence of violence in our cities. Shot over the course of a year out of Kartemquin Films, The Interrupters captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for the violence in our cities. During that period, the city was besieged by high-profile incidents, most notably the brutal beating of Derrion Albert, a Chicago High School student, whose death was caught on videotape.


http://centerforsocialmedia.org/making-your-media-matter/events/interrupters

Saturday November 5, 2011 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Wechsler Theater, Mary Graydon Center, 3rd Floor American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20016

1:00pm

Accessible App Demo and Accessibility Problem Identification Workshop

The DC Public Library Adaptive Services Division sponsors a joint Accessible App Demo and Discussion / Accessibility Problem Identification Workshop from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday November 5th in room 215 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

From 1pm to 3pm will be a chance for adaptive technology users to demo and discuss accessible iPhone and other apps, and from 3pm to 5pm will be a chance for web developers and project managers to work with the user group to define problems that could have ICT solutions. This event would be in preparation for a hackathon, tentatively scheduled for Saturday November 11 at the same location, to produce solutions for these problems.



Saturday November 5, 2011 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Room 215 Adaptive Services

1:00pm

DC Filmmaking Bootcamp

Videology, DC's monthly hands-on video workshop, invites you to join us for a fun, interactive filmmaking workshop for all skill levels. After a brief introduction to the basics, we'll divide into teams and be given a challenge: to create the ultimate promo video for DC Week. Each team will have the help of a veteran filmmaker to guide the production process. At the end of the event, the teams will reunite, share their work, and vote for the best video!



Saturday November 5, 2011 1:00pm - 6:00pm
GeekEasy 1328 Florida Avenue Northwest, Washington D.C.

1:00pm

#DCRESIDENCE @DCWEEK - THE HOME

#DCRESIDENCE http://dcresidence.tumblr.com/ from Nov 5 – 10th will be activating two spaces along the H St Corridor presenting DC as the best place to call home. These temporary “third places” provide an opportunity for all walks of life to experience innovative communities as well as spaces in their neighborhoods in different ways. We also have AWESOME emerging entrepreneurial social innovators that are part of the DIY DC cultural fabric showcasing their work!

Nov 5th +6th

1pm - 9pm daily

THE HOME http://dcresidence.tumblr.com/home is a weekend showcase taking place on Nov 5 & 6 there will be works by social innovators & creative entrepreneurs in indie fashion, emerging arts, and DIY retail. Alongside fashion installations and pop-up shops, THE HOME will present The Fridge’s Leftovers. Alex Goldstein will present a visual timeline of all the exhibits and performances that have been poppin’ off the walls since September 2009. Come out, shop local & see your city.

How you can get involved:
Come to our events!
Invest in #DCRESIDENCE on eventbrite http://dcresidencedcweek.eventbrite.com/ :-)

Don't forget to check out THE PARLOUR from Nov 7th - Nov 10th


Artists
DD

#DCRESIDENCE @DCWEEK

http://dcresidence.tumblr.com/partners
BO

Birds of a Pleather

http://birdsofapleather.wordpress.com
TF

The Fridge

http://thefridgedc.com
V

VESTIBULE

http://vestibuledc.com


Saturday November 5, 2011 1:00pm - Sunday November 6, 2011 9:00pm
Atlas Lofts 1629 L St NE 4 lower retail units all with street access

4:00pm

Web Security for Startups and Nonprofits

What do Citigroup, Lady Gaga, Sony and the CIA have in common? They've all been recent targets of hacks that resulted in embarrassing press, loss of user data, and sometimes serious financial consequences. Come find out what you can do to secure your site against such attacks! We will discuss the most common types of exploits currently used by hackers, and we will share a number of practical, simple solutions for improving your site's security without having to invest in costly new services.


Speakers

Saturday November 5, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Georgetown Neighborhood Library Main Meeting Room 3260 R St. N.W. Washington, DC 20007

5:00pm

Benevolent Music: A Benefit Show for Girls Rock! DC

Join us in celebrating music’s ability to empower and change lives. Hosted at BloomBars in Columbia Heights, our two-hour concert event will feature sets from female hip-hop collective Lipstick Revolt, and Americana inde rock band Sweetbread Jim’s. Proceeds from the event to benefit DC-area girls music summer camp Girls Rock! DC and BloomBars.



Saturday November 5, 2011 5:00pm - 7:00pm
BloomBars 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC

6:00pm

#DCRESIDENCE Open House Party
Limited Capacity seats available

The Open House Party is the official launch party for THE HOME — a two-day showcase of local indie fashion, emerging arts, and DIY retail as part of #DCRESIDENCE @DCWEEK. This exhibition will activate three empty storefronts at 1629 L Street NE, transformed into the following:

• "The Study" by Birds of a Pleather — a hub designed by the Birds of a Pleather collective (formerly with Worn Magazine) for taking a pseudo-sociological look at bringing communities together via identity, as examined through the lens of fashion and the way we present ourselves externally
• "The Pantry" — the official pop-up shop of #DCRESIDENCE, starring local DIY retailers selling swag ranging from hoodies and bags by DECOY, to boozy baked goods from Crunkcakes
• "The Icebox" by The Fridge — featuring a special exhibition called "Leftovers" and curated by Alex Goldstein, gallery director for The Fridge
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RSVP on eventbrite: http://openhousepartydcresidence.eventbrite.com/

#DCRESIDENCE @DCWEEK is an activation of two "third spaces" along the H Street Corridor in DC's Northeast Quadrant, introducing the creative capital that makes DC home.

→ THE HOME (1629 L St NE) Nov. 5 & 6, 1pm - 9pm |http://dcresidence.tumblr.com/home
→ THE PARLOUR (421 H St NE) Nov. 7-10, 5pm - 11pm |http://dcresidence.tumblr.com/parlour
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[Please show your support of the creative capital here in DC by investing in the work of #DCRESIDENCE; learn more at http://dcresidencedcweek.eventbrite.com/]


http://dcresidence.tumblr.com

Speakers
DD

#DCRESIDENCE @DCWEEK

http://dcresidence.tumblr.com/partners


Saturday November 5, 2011 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Atlas Lofts 1629 L St NE 4 lower retail units all with street access

7:00pm

All about Fab Lab + 3D interface demo

Please join us for an evening session at Apple's wonderful space @ their DC store in Georgetown. Learn about the Fab Lab project, which is taking shape as 'bricks and mortar' location in Washington, DC, and experience innovative 3-D and graphic interface demonstrations and state-of-the-art digital fabrication technology with Master of Tangible Interaction Design, Kuan-ju Wu. You can Make It in DC! 

http://fablabdc.blogspot.com/2011/10/november-events.html

 

 


Speakers
avatar for P.D. Klein

P.D. Klein

Co-founder, FAB LAB DC
SL

Sherry Lassiter

I'm a former science documentary television producer, writer, director who decided I wanted to become a part of the story, rather than just telling other people's stories. To that end, I changed careers (after 18 years in the TV biz), coming to MIT and working at the Media Lab with Prof. Gershenfeld. I was fortunate to see the personal fabrication movement in its nascent form, and watched it evolve over the years. Though hired as a manager, I... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Apple Store Georgetown 1229 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC 20007

8:00pm

DJ-ital Brew & AudioBridge Mixer

"The Coffeeshop" nowadays is a popular choice location for patrons in tow with their digital devices. You can hang for hours surfing the net, sipping your beverage and enjoying the tunes -usually courtesy of the barista whose role is often that of ‘DJ.'  

A Barista and a DJ have something in common: both incorporate blending techniques, either to prepare a cup of cappuccino, or to read crowds in order to create an effective mix.  The ‘DJ-ital Brew and AudioBridge Mixer’ will stimulate this commonality with a live soundtrack provided by DC’s DJ Space Agent and DJ Cosmolog, amongst the backdrop of Chinatown Coffee Co.  

This mixer is a place to gather DCWEEK participants inclusive of musicians, producers, DJ’s & bloggers - all who are aiming to ‘make a living in the arts’ - all who rely heavily on their digital devices in order to do so. Last but not least, this mixer is for the music fan who also depends on technology to explore music from around the globe.

Baristas will be on hand to mix up hot or cold 'brew' + beer and wine. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share their thoughts on film about their DCWEEK experience.  

So close your laptops, shut down your iPads and join us for the AudioBridge experience.




Saturday November 5, 2011 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Chinatown Coffee Co. 475 H Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001
 
Sunday, November 6
 

8:00am

DCWEEK Hackathon

Who?

Developers. Developers. Developers. Limited to 150 attendees.

Note: while we love entreprenuers and social media stragists, this event is not for you.

What?

The DCWEEK Hackathon + Dev Days are a chance for DCWEEK devs to learn from one another, and work on passion projects/new ideas. Hack, hang, teach, learn...whatever.

What are the prizes and give-aways?

  • A $20,000 prize pool has just been announced thanks to the SBA's Apps for Entrepreneurs challenge!Full details are here.
  • Another $10,000 prize pool is up for grabs that day for those building Windows Mobile apps.
  • Apps for Entrepreneurs is also providing 100 free Gold Badges to DCWEEK for developers at the hackathon. You'll get the badge code on 11/6 - if you've bought a badge already this one can be used for someone else.
  • MoDevEast mobile development & strategy conference and hackathon takes place Dec 2-3 at the Gannett Conference Center in Mclean, VA. Conference organizers will be awarding 15 conference passes worth $200 each as spot prizes to developers at the DCWeek Hackathon. To learn more about the conference visit, www.modeveast.com

What's the schedule?

8:00am - Doors open for coffee/bagels

9:00am - Quick welcome by DCWEEK and quick agenda building (you propose a topic)

10:00am - Session 1: Chose from 3 sessions proposed morning of by attendees

11:00am - Session 2: Chose From 3 sessions proposed morning of by attendees (one will focus on Apps for Entrepreneurs)

12:00pm - Lunch break then open hacking till 6pm

When?

Sunday 11/6 from 9am to 6pm 

Where?

We're taking over the full floor of Microsofts Chevy Chase HQ.


Sponsors
avatar for Microsoft

Microsoft

Visit the Microsoft stand for information on some of our up and coming products With a focus on enabling anytime anywhere learning for all, our commitment is to the success of each educator and student. Microsoft partners with education communities around the world to deliver relevant, effective and scalable technologies, services and programs that focus the contributions of many on improved outcomes for all.


Sunday November 6, 2011 8:00am - 6:00pm
Microsoft Chevy Chase HQ 5404 Wisconsin Avenue 7th Floor Chevy Chase, MD 20815

9:00am

Unplug from Your Tech Life with Gentle Yoga for Socia Media Users

The 30 minute class will include kind and gentle yoga and breathing exercises that social media users can use to unplug from their tech life and toys, to release stress, and to manage their time online and offline with grace and ease.  The class will be taught in Malcolm X/ Meridian Hill Park by the waterfall located at the 16th Street, NW and W Street, NW entrance.  Look for Ananda Leeke (African American woman with locs) in a colorful kg yoga t-shirt.  Dress comfortably in loose clothing.  Please bring your own mat.  If it rains, the group will not meet.


Sunday November 6, 2011 9:00am - 9:30am
Malcolm X/Meridian Hill Park 16th Street, NW & W Street NW Washington, DC

10:00am

GOOD by DESIGN 2011, a charity design day benefiting DC area non-profits
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY

The BOSS Group presents: GOOD by DESIGN 2011, a charity design day benefiting DC area non-profits
Ever have that moment of clarity where you realized that you are in exactly the right place at the right time? That’s how we feel about being in the creative space and in the position to help out some local organizations hard-pressed by recent economic challenges.  The BOSS Group has been serving creatives in the Washington DC metro area for over 22 years, first as designers ourselves then as a staffing agency for the industry. This fall, we’re especially pleased to be partnering with The Art Institute of Washington to host GOOD by DESIGN, a charity design day benefiting DC area non-profits November 6, 2011.  This 10-hour design-a-thon will pair local area non-profits with leading creative professionals in the metro region for a day of pro bono design, marketing and interactive work.

Additional Info:

We are seeking non-profits who need a creative hand in the following categories and volunteers to help execute:
Corporate Identity
    Logo/Identity    Letterhead & Envelopes    Business Cards


Print
    Poster    Brochure    Newsletter    Direct Mail


Interactive & Web
    Email/Template    Banner/Ads    Website    Social Media Set Up (Facebook fan page or group, WordPress, Twitter)    Social Media Skins


Other Design, Marketing or Interactive Projects



Sunday November 6, 2011 10:00am - 8:00pm
The Art Institute of Washington 1820 North Fort Myer Drive Arlington, VA 22209-1802

11:00am

Data/Fields

"Sharply installed and smartly edited mini-survey of cutting-edge contemporary art… the works in ‘Data/Fields’ sharpen your senses, even as they blur the boundary between sight and sound." –
The Washington Post

Internationally renowned sound artist RICHARD CHARTIER brings together a celebrated group of international artists for Data/Fields, a thought-provoking new media exhibit which explores the connection between the viewer and the flow and transfer of data at Artisphere—on view through November 27. These selected and commissioned works by CALEB COPPOCK (U.S.), MARK FELL (U.K.), ANDY GRAYDON (U.S./Germany), RYOJI IKEDA (Japan), FRANCE JOBIN (Canada) act as hubs of sensory information—sites of signal, noise, presence, and absence.  The viewer/listener becomes another connection, another point, in the flow and transferral of data. Data/Fields marks the artists’ gallery debut in the Washington, DC-area and includes two premiere exhibitions in the United States. The exhibit is a part of Artisphere’s ongoing commitment to present a forum for innovative new media that encourages visitors to discover and experience art through sensory touch, sound, and feel.  Data/Fields is curated by renowned sound artist Richard Chartier. 


http://artisphere.com/calendar/event-details/Visual-Arts/DATA-FIELDS.aspx

Sunday November 6, 2011 11:00am - 6:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

12:00pm

Photography for Good: Slideshows + Discussion

This event is part of the Benevolent Media Festival, an all-volunteer project celebrating storytelling and design for good, organized during Digital Capital Week. Join us for what promises to be an inspiring event for up-and-coming photographers looking to bring social and environmental issues to light.  We will have slideshow presentations from three photographers who use their talent to discuss social issues: Nancy Farese from PhotoPhilanthropy.org; Emma Scott from Critical Exposure; and JB Reed from The Nuru Project.

Following the slideshows, we will have a panel discussion, where the audience will have the chance to engage the photographers and learn how to get involved in benevolent photography. Join us as early as 11:30 a.m. to chat with event organizer and photographer Aaron Minnick, about using photography to inspire nature conservation.


Speakers
avatar for Erica Schlaikjer

Erica Schlaikjer

Erica Schlaikjer is a writer, editor and digital media strategist, with a passion for storytelling, sustainable cities, technology, design and social change. She currently works full-time as the Media Relations and Online Engagement Coordinator for EMBARQ, the sustainable transport program of the World Resources Institute, an environmental think tank. As a member of the global communications and marketing team, Erica collaborates... Read More →



Sunday November 6, 2011 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Gold Leaf Studios 443 I St NW, Washington, DC

12:00pm

FEED ME! Word-of-Mouth Marketing
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY

Eight selected guests will be assigned a department inside Whole Foods Market. Their task is to create a recipe for the public to taste that draws the most attention to their assigned department. The guest with the most visitors to their area through online check-in, facebook wall posts, tweets, and actual sales will determine the winner of the FEED ME! Word-of-Mouth Marketing challenge. 

To be selected as a guest, you must submit a brief description of why you think you'd be the best candidate to draw your friends and more customers into the store (FoggyBottomRSVP@wholefoods.com). What social media tactics will you use? What kind of recipe will you create to appeal to the masses? The event is from 12-2pm. Each guest has two hours to create the most viral buzz about their department and food demonstration. 




Sunday November 6, 2011 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Whole Foods Market Foggy Bottom 2221 Eye St. NW Washington DC 20037

12:00pm

Greenspace Open Innovation Café

Greenspace, a brand new DC-based green building learning and resource hub to be located at Nationals Park, is looking for fresh and exciting ideas for launching the living classroom and its programs.  Join entrepreneurs, innovators, web (and real estate) designers and developers, social media strategists, sustainability enthusiasts, and others as we take the Greenspace vision into reality. 

As a jumping off point, the Greenspace design and development team, and a few of its business and education partners, will first provide an overview of the project.  Then the event participants will take the reins in a world café-style co-creation charrette (collaborative design and development) session. Participants will have access to the design and development team and Greenspace design and construction plans and specifications, photos and renderings, surveys, and video files for your product and program innovation.

Be sure to eat lunch beforehand! We don't want any famished brainstormers! 

Public Transit: Use the DC Circulator Georgetown - Union Station line operating at 10 minute intervals. Although it operates primarily along Wisconsin Avenue, K Street, and Massachusetts Avenue you will get off on M St. NW between 30th and 31st Street at Thomas Jefferson Street then look for Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts, 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, Lower Level and you will find us!

 


www.greenspacencr.org

Sunday November 6, 2011 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, Lower Level, Washington, DC 20007

1:00pm

Raise Your Flag…And Make It

Join us at Bicycle Space as we kick off crafting our float in style. We’ll provide some art supplies and paints, but feel free to bring your own. Got some scrap you want to get rid of/see turned into something magnificent? Bring that, too.

More info at http://there-cycle.org/get-involved

 


Sunday November 6, 2011 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bicycle Space 459 I Street, NW

1:30pm

Gandhi Brigade Youth Activists: Film Screening + Discussion

At this event, we will be screening some short films, all written, produced, directed, and edited by our Youth Media Organizers. After the screenings, our Youth Media Organizers will answer questions about the program, youth media, and the importance of youth voice in the the organizing process.


Speakers

Sunday November 6, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Gold Leaf Studios 443 I St NW, Washington, DC

3:00pm

Harry Potter Spider-Man VS. The Evil Zombie Ninjas

Whether you side with Spider-Man or the Green Goblin, 826 is giving you a chance to make your mark on the never-ending battle of good vs. evil. Students will get a crash course on essential superhero/supervillain knowledge and then create original characters. Then prepare for a battle of epic proportions when your characters meet for the first time. Who will prevail? Register today to find out—the fate of the world is in your hands!

Ages 6 – 10

Sign up herecommunity.826dc.org/page/s/harry-potter-spider-man-vs-the-evil-zombie-ninjas

Space is limited. Students may also sign up for workshops in person at 826DC. Please email mariam@826dc.org if you have any questions.


Speaker Info

826DC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Learn more: http://826dc.org/.

 


http://826dc.org/

Sunday November 6, 2011 3:00pm - 5:00pm
826DC 3233 14th St. NW

4:00pm

Architects, Designers, Techies, and Artists Make ~ a fab exhibition

An opening reception for an exhibition of works by several members of the new DC Fab Lab creative community, who are using state-of-the-art technology and changing the way we think, learn, live, and make.  Includes works by Kashuo Bennett, Chris Bach, Erick Katzenstein, Niell Duval, Sarah Geitz, Luke Idziak, Nathan Wallace, Caroline Youngblood, P. D. Klein, students from Virginia Tech School of Architecture, and others.  Location:  1418 North Capitol Street, NW   Time: 4pm - 6pm



Sunday November 6, 2011 4:00pm - 6:00pm
1418 North Capitol Street, NW Washington, DC 20002 1418 North Capitol Street, NW Washington, DC 20002

4:00pm

"Miss Representation" Screening at BloomBars

Miss Representation (2011, 85 min), Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s stunning documentary explores gender oppression of women by the mainstream media.

As part of the Benevolent Media Festival (November 4-7, 2011), BloomBars presents a screening and discussion of “Miss Representation” – a film which examines how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America and challenges the media’s limiting and often disparaging portrayals of women, which make it difficult for the average girl to see herself as powerful.

After our screening, we’ll be led in our discussion by Erica Schlaikjer and Jeff Riecke of Benevolent Media.

 RSVP on Facebook & Invite Your Friends!

*Suggested Donation: $10 to support BloomBars.  Free Popcorn and refreshments provided.

BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers and other experts.  Our goal is to provide a unique experience that a local Cineplex cannot – an opportunity for discussion that allows a better understanding of issues affecting our communities and our world.

Volunteers wanted! Have a suggestion for a film?  Know a local filmmaker who wants to screen their work?  Want to lend a hand?  Email jonathan@bloombars.com with your ideas.

 


http://missrepresentationbloombars.eventbrite.com/

Speakers
avatar for Erica Schlaikjer

Erica Schlaikjer

Erica Schlaikjer is a writer, editor and digital media strategist, with a passion for storytelling, sustainable cities, technology, design and social change. She currently works full-time as the Media Relations and Online Engagement Coordinator for EMBARQ, the sustainable transport program of the World Resources Institute, an environmental think tank. As a member of the global communications and marketing team, Erica collaborates... Read More →



Sunday November 6, 2011 4:00pm - 7:30pm
BloomBars 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC

5:00pm

The Future of Outreach: New Trends in Digital Media for Nonprofits

In this rapidly changing world of mobile devices, social media and the cloud, how should cause-oriented organizations take advantage of new tech to raise money, influence thinking and make a difference?

Join Patrick White and Aziz Isham of Arcade Sunshine Media as they host a panel of experts presenting on the latest trends in multimedia outreach.

Arcade Sunshine Media (www.arcadesunshine.com) is a multimedia publisher working to transform the print industry by integrating social media, videos, animations, images and more. Their latest project is a multi-media book for 826DC (an after school tutoring program for inner-city youth).

Sarah Massey is a public relations professional who specializes in shifting the mass media conversation to include human rights, the arts, and socially responsible businesses. Sarah founded Massey Media in 2005 to build the progressive movement with creative and strategic communications. Over the last four years, Massey Media’s work has grown to include PR for arts groups, artists, and businesses.

This panel is open to nonprofit professionals, NGO workers, fundraisers, authors, journalists, media junkies, bloggers and anyone else interested in new modes of digital outreach.



Sunday November 6, 2011 5:00pm - 7:00pm
826DC 3233 14th St. NW 826DC 3233 14th St. NW

6:00pm

DCWEEK Dinner @ Ulah Bistro

Grubwithus is pioneering the "In Real Life" movement, taking your online social networks offline. Our social meals allow you to meet new people, while dining at some of Washington DC's best restaurants. 
Join us and get ready to mix, mingle and grub with other tech enthusiasts during DCWEEK! 


Speakers

Sunday November 6, 2011 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ulah Bistro in U Street Corridor 1214 U St NW, Washington 20009
 
Monday, November 7
 

10:00am

Affinity Lab Morning Report: The Future of Publishing

Join Patrick White and Aziz Isham of Arcade Sunshine Media as they host a panel of experts presenting on the latest trends in electronic publishing. An open forum and opportunity to pitch the panelists will follow.

How will the digital revolution alter the landscape of traditional publishing and what will these changes mean for authors and publishers? What will the future of reading look like? With ebook sales exploding, and brick-and-mortar bookstores shutting their doors for good, is the future of the written word in peril or do bookworms have a hope?

How can you take advantage of apps, tablets, ereaders and mobile technology to get your message in front of the right audience at the right time?

Arcade Sunshine Media (www.arcadesunshine.com) is a multimedia publisher working to transform the print industry by integrating social media, videos, animations, images and more. 

This panel is open to authors, journalists, media junkies, publishers, bloggers and anyone else interested in new modes of digital storytelling. After short presentations by each of the panelists, audience members will have a chance to ask questions, followed by informal workshops and opportunities to pitch ideas to the panelists.

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=178356508913190

 


Speakers

Monday November 7, 2011 10:00am - 12:00pm
Affinity Lab 920 U St. NW Washington, DC 20001

10:30am

Nonprofit Storytelling Filmmaking Workshop

This event is part of the Benevolent Media Festival, an all-volunteer project celebrating storytelling and design for good, organized during Digital Capital Week.


Sponsored by Stone Soup Films, a nonprofit film cooperative based in DC, this workshop is a practical look at communications challenges many nonprofits face and how a film can help move the ball forward. This is a hands-on exercise, with real-life scenarios and examples. The workshop will be held at the World Resources Institute, a global environmental think thank.


Speakers
avatar for Liz Norton

Liz Norton

Executive Director, Stone Soup Films
Director/Founder, Stone Soup Films | | Liz Norton was a freelance television producer for over ten years, with a focus on public policy issues. Those programs included several Fred Friendly Seminars for PBS, which explore thorny political and ethical issues in depth and she has also produced for MTV News, educating teens on crime-related issues such as gun control. | | During the Clinton Administration, Liz was a research director in... Read More →



Monday November 7, 2011 10:30am - 12:00pm
World Resources Institute 10 G St NE Suite 800 Washington, DC 20002

11:00am

Search & Social Integrated

Social media is now a part of our everyday lives. We use it to talk to our friends, family and even our favorite brands. But, have you stopped to think about how the widespread adoption of it, is changing search and online marketing in general? Search results are now becoming more personalized to you, and your social media habits have a lot to do with it. Knowing that and learning how to apply to your own online marketing effort is the wave of the future in search and social.  

At this session, experts from Ketchum PR and Search Mojo will outline how to create a social media strategy that includes SEO, thus creating an even more effective online marketing strategy. In addition, our experts will provide insights on where they think search will be in the future.

After Search & Social Integrated - join us at Diagnose Me! a hands-on clinic to evaluate your Social & Search Campaigns to see what else you can do to optimize.

 



Monday November 7, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
Ketchum 2000 L St. NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20036

11:00am

Data/Fields

"Sharply installed and smartly edited mini-survey of cutting-edge contemporary art… the works in ‘Data/Fields’ sharpen your senses, even as they blur the boundary between sight and sound." –
The Washington Post

Internationally renowned sound artist RICHARD CHARTIER brings together a celebrated group of international artists for Data/Fields, a thought-provoking new media exhibit which explores the connection between the viewer and the flow and transfer of data at Artisphere—on view through November 27. These selected and commissioned works by CALEB COPPOCK (U.S.), MARK FELL (U.K.), ANDY GRAYDON (U.S./Germany), RYOJI IKEDA (Japan), FRANCE JOBIN (Canada) act as hubs of sensory information—sites of signal, noise, presence, and absence.  The viewer/listener becomes another connection, another point, in the flow and transferral of data. Data/Fields marks the artists’ gallery debut in the Washington, DC-area and includes two premiere exhibitions in the United States. The exhibit is a part of Artisphere’s ongoing commitment to present a forum for innovative new media that encourages visitors to discover and experience art through sensory touch, sound, and feel.  Data/Fields is curated by renowned sound artist Richard Chartier. 


http://artisphere.com/calendar/event-details/Visual-Arts/DATA-FIELDS.aspx


Monday November 7, 2011 11:00am - 9:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

12:00pm

Sustainable DC Twitter Town Hall

A one-hour online conversation using the hashtag #SustainableDC in support of the development of the Mayor’s comprehensive sustainability strategy. The event will be hosted by @OPinDC and @DDOE_DC, and anyone with a Twitter account can participate in the discussion. To facilitate the experience, the platform TweetChat (www.tweetchat.com) should be used by participants. Participants are encouraged to interact by using mentions (such as @mayorvincegray), and directing comments and questions at one another. During the conversation, the Directors of OP and DDOE will answer questions and receive feedback about Sustainable DC.


Monday November 7, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Twitter

12:00pm

LAUNCH LUNCH-Launching Your Business Shouldn't Be A Gamble

A brownbag roundtable presentation and discussion with handouts and followed by a mini-clinic. Get the invaluable information and advice you need to get your business going from a group of small business owners and small business experts.  Learn from the folks who launched the Dupont Circle Business Incubator from concept to opening in less than 90 days (and which received 4 pages of Washington Post coverage in the past 5 days!), and those who are using it to launch, re-invent, acquire or accelerate their own businesses! 



Monday November 7, 2011 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Dupont Circle Business Incubator 1638 R Street, NW #120 Washington, DC 20009

1:00pm

Advanced Social Media for Nonprofits

This event is part of the Benevolent Media Festival, an all-volunteer project celebrating storytelling and design for good, organized during Digital Capital Week. You have tens of thousands of Facebook fans and a popular, mission-driven blog. You know your way around hashtags, SEO, and conversion rates. Now how do you take your social media strategy to the next level? Learn how to use social media for everything from internal communication to internships, CEO visibility to capital campaigns, and everything in between.The panel discussion will be held at the World Resources Institute, a global environmental think tank.

 

The Benevolent Media Festival is a celebration of D.C.’s community of storytellers and designers dedicated to social and environmental good. Members of the community who identify as “benevolent media creators” are invited to host and organize their own lectures, workshops, performances, networking events or other activities, located at multiple venues across the city, that compel audiences to care about a cause, take action on an issue, or promote a point of view through strategic and inspiring multimedia.

Learn more: http://www.benevolentmedia.org/festival/

View the agenda here: http://benevolentmediafestival2011.sched.org/




Monday November 7, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
World Resources Institute 10 G St NE Suite 800 Washington, DC 20002

1:00pm

Rise of the Trolls

Meet a new type of innovator—many people call them patent and copyright trolls. We’ll introduce you to the IP troll business model and describe how it got started. We'll also discuss recent high-profile IP litigations involving Righthaven and well known patent trolls that have sued large tech companies and successful start-ups. You may be surprised to learn who's involved in this thriving business and how it works.

We'll finish the event with an interactive panel discussion regarding the effect of this business practice on small and large businesses, the tech community, and consumers. We'll also cover strategies other companies have used to successfully defend themselves in these cases. Are there steps you can take protect your business from these lawsuits? You’ll have to attend this event to find out!


Speakers
avatar for Matt Levy, IP Attorney with Cloudigy Law

Matt Levy, IP Attorney with Cloudigy Law

Matt is an attorney with Cloudigy Law PLLC. Before going to law school, he worked at IBM as a software developer, and before that he studied computational complexity theory and artificial intelligence in grad school. | | Matt practices IP law, with a special focus on software and copyright. He loves talking about this stuff, so feel free to ask him questions! | | | | | | Matt loves computery stuff, copyright law, and... Read More →


Monday November 7, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Willard Building 1455 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington D.C

1:30pm

Diagnose Me!

Hands-On Clinic to Evaluate Your Social+Search Campaigns to See if it's Working Properly

We all need a little help with our online presence. Would you like some tactical suggestions on how to increase you influence online and in search?  Experts from Ketchum PR and Search Mojo will be hosting a workshop where they will evaluate real life online examples from attendees and provide actionable tips on how to improve: online visibility, website improvements (Technical and Design), ways to improve social traffic, as well as how to better translate your overall business goals into the online space.

 




Monday November 7, 2011 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ketchum 2000 L St. NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20036

2:30pm

The Era of Civic Groundswell: Panel Discussion on Give to the Max Day

When news reports are flooded with stories about revolts in Tahrir Square, Tunisia, and Wall Street, it’s hard to deny the impact online is having on civic action. Social media was an enormous part in the wildfire spread of ideas, recruitment of followers, and coordination of meet-ups that made it possible for groups to express their discontent of social matters. 

During DC Week, the DC/MD/VA metro-area community is preparing for the region's biggest giving event: Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington (give2max.org). On November 9th, residents are coming together to fundraise and rally for their favorite nonprofits, taking matters into their own hands as nonprofits face budget cuts from their steady stream of revenue. 

We bring you a panel of local experts to discuss the extent of civic action, how it can (or can’t) bring about change in a community.

Please RSVP per person attending. And please use the 6th Street entrance across from the firehouse. We look forward to seeing you there!


Speakers
AH

Alex Howard

Alex Howard (@digiphile) from O’Reilly Media (@OReillyMedia)
JM

Jen Martin

Jen Martin (@createthegood) from AARP
CO

Clint O’Brien

Clint O'Brien from Care2 (@care2)
JS

Jenna Sauber

Jenna Sauber (@cajunjen) from Case Foundation (@casefoundation)



Monday November 7, 2011 2:30pm - 3:30pm
AARP Building 601 E ST NW, Washington, DC 20049

2:30pm

MARKET CONNECTORS: How to use online social tools to grow your business

Helping business connect to online social tools through the community’s own street team.

Goal: Market Connectors is designed to accelerate adoption of social, mobile and gps tools with small businesses in a localized, community-based setting to increase business.  This workshop will equip micro-entrepreneurs who have  Internet access, with a simple method for earning money by delivering a valuable local service to businesses.

Outcome: Train 12 local entrepreneurs (Street Team) with methods  to equip local businesses with online profiles for their business. Outreach to at least 12 local business owners.  Develop replicable curriculum for quick street team deployment in diverse communities.

Monday, November 7th 2011

How to use online social tools to grow your business

2:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Learn how you can use Internet tools to grow businesses
  • Understand the power of reviews and ratings for businesses
  • Practice creating business profiles

2:30  Introductions. One Economy, history of the idea and outline for the workshop.
3:00  Participant Survey. Get a baseline for the technology capacity of the working group
3:30  Sharing social tools.  Google Place pages, Yelp, Foursquare, Facebook
4:00  The value and business of being an network builder
4:30  Discussion, questions
5:00  Planning the street outreach

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

Street team Market Connectors local outreach

3:00pm - 5:30pm

  • Help local entrepreneurs bring new customers and establish their online identities
  • Learn how to earn money by providing essential web services to others in the neighborhood

3:00  Review and regroup.  
3:30  Street teams small business education activities
5:00  Review reports and findings from local businesses
5:30  Closing

 

This is a free workshop -  Refreshments will be provided


Monday November 7, 2011 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative 2041 MLK Jr Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020

4:00pm

D.C. — Silicon Valley — Boston: Inter-connecting the Ecosystems to Accelerate Your Growth

This special event offers valuable perspectives from leading panelists on connecting the vital ecosystems of the Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley and Boston markets. Our panelists will discuss the techniques they used to generate customers, vendors, talent and funding both inside and outside their home region, and also provide crucial information on how you can leverage regional strengths to accelerate your company’s growth.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT


Speakers
JC

Jim Chung

Director of the Office of Entrepreneurship, The George Washington University
AR

Andrew Ray - Moderator

Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP
JS

Joseph Statter - Moderator

Managing Director, Evergreen Advisors
BJ

Beth Jacobs - Panelist

General Manager of Mobile, The Washington Post
CS

Chip Selley - Panelist

Founder and CEO, DisruptiveApps, Inc.
EC

Eric Collins - Panelist

Chief Operating Officer, Mobile Posse


Monday November 7, 2011 4:00pm - 6:30pm
2020 K Street, NW Washington DC 20006 2020 K Street, NW Washington DC 20006

5:00pm

Networking Event: Building a Greener Business

Join the College Park Neighborhood Business Alliance for a free networking event at the Cornerstone Grill & Loft. We will have presentations about how to make your business more environmentally friendly. Networking starts at 5pm, and the presentations start at 6pm, with Q&A and more networking to follow. Don't have a business? Come anyway! Most of the techniques for building a greener business can also be used at home.



Monday November 7, 2011 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Cornerstone Grill & Loft 7325 Baltimore Avenue College Park, MD 20740

5:00pm

#DCRESIDENCE @DCWEEK - THE PARLOUR

#DCRESIDENCE http://dcresidence.tumblr.com/ from Nov 5 – 10th will be activating two spaces along the H St Corridor presenting DC as the best place to call home. These temporary “third places” provide an opportunity for all walks of life to experience innovative communities as well as spaces in their neighborhoods in different ways. We also have AWESOME emerging entrepreneurial social innovators that are part of the DIY DC cultural fabric showcasing their work!

Nov 7th - Nov 10th

5pm - 11pm daily

THE PARLOUR http://dcresidence.tumblr.com/parlour will host weekday programming Nov 7th – 10th inspired and led by these creative social innovators. We invite you to continue conversations sparked over the weekend and have dialogue around questions such as: where is our city, culture & communities heading? What do we want to do? How do we want to get there?

How you can get involved:
Come to our events!
Invest in #DCRESIDENCE on eventbrite http://dcresidencedcweek.eventbrite.com/ :-)

Don't forget to check out THE HOME on Nov 5th + Nov 16th


Monday November 7, 2011 5:00pm - 11:00pm
The Big Board 421 H St NE Washington DC 20002

5:30pm

Grow Your Business with a Personal Board of Advisors

What happens when you put 10 entrepreneurs in a room and give them a framework for sharing experiences and ideas?  You get a magical combination of inspiration, advice, and accountability.  Join a select group of fellow entrepreneurs and innovators for an opportunity to share the unique challenges and ideas that you are exploring in your business.  During this two-hour introduction to Netcito peer advisory circles, you will form trusted connections and gain new insights into your business.  This is a highly interactive format where you will have an opportunity to introduce yourself and interact with your peers.


Speakers
avatar for Peter Mellen

Peter Mellen

Peter Mellen is an entrepreneur with 20 years of experience working in online business and commercial real estate. His current projects include Mellen Investment Properties, a real estate investing firm that manages and develops residential and commercial properties, and Netcito, a network of peer advisory groups for entrepreneurs. He also served recently as Co-Founder and CEO of Edison|Wright, where he launched one of the first PACE... Read More →



Monday November 7, 2011 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Mansion on O 2020 O Street, NW, Washington, DC

6:00pm

Occupy Wall Street and What it Means for the Progressive Movement

Sponsored by the Progressive Harvard Alumni Network (PHAN)

Happy Hour Starts at 6:00; Discussion at 6:30

All welcome! Please forward widely.

OurDC work to connect people, communities and organizations to Bring Good Jobs to the District of Columbia. They are dedicated to ensuring that the voices of unemployed and under employed city residents are heard and listened to in local and national dialogs on jobs and job creation.  

Jobs with Justice is a national network of local coalitions that bring together labor unions, faith groups, community organizations, and student activists to fight for working people. Their members are in the streets in 46 cities in 24 states across the country.

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=108001595978339




Monday November 7, 2011 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Mad Hatter (Upside Down Room) 1319 CONNECTICUT AVE NW Washington DC

6:00pm

The Year 2030

Each year since 1985, the editors of THE FUTURIST have selected the most thought-provoking ideas and forecasts appearing in the magazine to go into our annual Outlook report. Over the years, Outlook has spotlighted the emergence of such epochal developments as the Internet, virtual reality, and the end of the Cold War. We present the top 10 forecasts published in THE FUTURIST this year, and our top ten favorites we heard elsewhere. 


Speakers


Monday November 7, 2011 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Room 215 Adaptive Services

6:00pm

Local Food Goes Digital

You can taste the difference! Join us for cocktails and appetizers at Chef Tony’s Restaurant that specializes in seasonal, fresh and locally-grown cuisine. Learn how Foodem.com, a web-based marketplace, is connecting local farmers, food distributors and specialty food manufacturers with restaurants, schools, hotels and grocers. By doing so, Foodem.com enables the sustainable food movement by satisfying the growing consumer and business demand for more local, sustainably-produced, and healthier food choices. 

Cocktails and appetizers will be available at a discounted price.

Click here for more information on this event!

Part of the proceeds will be donated to Montgomery Countryside Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to Montgomery County’s 93,000 acre Agricultural Reserve, the most successful farmland protection effort in the country.


Speakers
CK

Cheryl Kollin

Cheryl Kollin, Principal, Full Plate Ventures, will discuss the local, sustainable food movement in our region and the barriers small-producers face in getting their products to market.
TM

Tony Marciante

Tony Marciante, Chef and Owner, Chef Tony’s Restaurant, will discuss buying local and choosing freshest ingredients as the basis of his daily menu and how he uses Foodem to buy more local food while streamlining his business.
KR

Kash Rehman

Kash Rahman, Founder and CEO, Foodem.com, will discuss how this on-line market disrupts conventional supply chain and fills the gap between wholesale food buyers and sellers.


Monday November 7, 2011 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Chef Tony's Restaurant 4926 St. Elmo Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

6:00pm

Accessibility Hackathon Preparation Session

This Hackathon will be an opportunity for developers to get together and build tools that meet the needs of the user community. With the preparation of the Problem Identification Workshop on Saturday Nov 5th, the Hackathon Preparation Session on November 8th, and the help of organizations like Bookshare, Random Hacks of Kindness, LibraryLab, and the Wikimedia Foundation, we hope to be able to come up with a simple and completable ICT solution to one or more needs that are defined by the user community.




Monday November 7, 2011 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Adaptive Services Division 901 G Street, NW, room 215, Washington DC, 20001

6:00pm

The Social Network

The Social Network Event is a unique networking opportunity for social media users of all skill levels to connect with not just the attendees, but also with their networks. Whether it is friends, followers, connections, or subscribers, social networks are a valuable resource to any user. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the social media driven features of the event: (LinkedIn) Networking with QR Codes, (Facebook) Photography Installation, (Twitter) Tweet Decks, (YouTube) Social Media Confessionals, and Blogger’s Lounge.



Monday November 7, 2011 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Shadow Room Nightclub 2131 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

6:00pm

DC Tech Foosball Shootout

Think you have what it takes to go head to head with foosball players from across the tech scene in the District? Come find out. The first ever DC Tech Foosball Shootout is kicking off DC Week on Monday, November 7 and will pit teams of two against each other tournament style until we find a champion team. 

All you need to do is find a teammate, come up with a fun team name, and show up ready to play. We'll have two tables going for simultaneous games, and will be following the USTA Official Rules. In addition to bragging rights, the winning team will get a shiny gold trophy, and all players will get a t-shirt.
Game time is 7:00 pm, but we'll start things off at 6:00 pm with food and drinks. If you plan to plan, please come over by about 6:30 so we can finalize matches. 

Just want to watch? Come ready to cheer, drink some beer, meet new folks, and see the hottest foosball action in the city.


Speakers

Monday November 7, 2011 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Development Seed Garage 1714 14th Street NW, Washington DC

6:30pm

Ad 2 DC presents Branded Space, an evening with the NASA Brand for DCWEEK

Speaker Beth Beck, NASA’s Space Operations Outreach Manager, is passionate about communicating the drama and magic of humans in space. Beth, a social media addict, adopted Twitter early in 2007 as one of the first NASA users. She coordinated development of NASA’s Facebook, and developed NASA Buzzroom, the single source for conversations about NASA. She is instrumental in hosting NASA’s spaceflight mission Tweetups. Beth, one of the founders of the award-winning LAUNCH sustainability forums, created the program as an opportunity to make this world a better place while demonstrating the relevance between life on Earth and the extreme environment of space.

RSVP Here! http://dcadclub.com/calendar_day.asp?date=11/7/2011



Monday November 7, 2011 6:30pm - 8:00pm
RTCRM 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20007

6:30pm

Functional Programming Hack Night: Erlang vs Scala (w/ Prizes)

In this hack night, we'll have a head to head between Erlang and Scala! Bring your laptops with Scala or Erlang installed, come meet other Scala and Erlang developers, hack, compete, and get a chance to win some small prizes.You don't know either Scala or Erlang? No problem! What's a better way to learn than to pair program with someone that knows these languages?

Moderator: Luc Castera is a software developer at Intellum. On his day time, you can find Luc coding away in Ruby on Rails, Javascript, and Sproutcore. In his spare time, he helps maintain the Arlington/DC Erlang meetup as the most popular Erlang meetup in the world.

 


Monday November 7, 2011 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Audax Health 3000 K Street NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC

7:00pm

The Together Through Film Project: Screening + Discussion

Please join us for the screening and discussion of the Together Through Film Project. The program's mission is to teach young people how to use documentary film as a way to explore and respect the world around them. Media professionals lead local youth in learning the skills needed to plan, shoot and edit documentary films.

On Monday night we will watch the student-made film and the behind-the-scenes from the weekend program. Then Aziz Abu Sarah, a peace activist and National Geographic Emerging Explorer, National Geographic filmmakers and high school student participants will discuss what they have learned about promoting peace and understanding.


Speakers
avatar for Erica Schlaikjer

Erica Schlaikjer

Erica Schlaikjer is a writer, editor and digital media strategist, with a passion for storytelling, sustainable cities, technology, design and social change. She currently works full-time as the Media Relations and Online Engagement Coordinator for EMBARQ, the sustainable transport program of the World Resources Institute, an environmental think tank. As a member of the global communications and marketing team, Erica collaborates... Read More →



Monday November 7, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Gold Leaf Studios 443 I St NW, Washington, DC

7:00pm

The Future (of Products) is Personal - An Evening with Sherry Lassiter

Join Sherry Lassiter, Director of the Fab Foundation & Program Manager @ MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms + Sallye Coyle of Shopbot for a presentation, demo and Q & A about personal fabrication at Room and Board's beautiful showroom, in the renovated historic Taylor Motor Company building at 14th & T Street, NW. Learn about the past, present, and future of the personal fabrication movement, while browsing Room and Board's home & office collection and enjoying the rooftop. 

http://fablabdc.blogspot.com/2011/10/november-events.html

 


Speakers
SL

Sherry Lassiter

I'm a former science documentary television producer, writer, director who decided I wanted to become a part of the story, rather than just telling other people's stories. To that end, I changed careers (after 18 years in the TV biz), coming to MIT and working at the Media Lab with Prof. Gershenfeld. I was fortunate to see the personal fabrication movement in its nascent form, and watched it evolve over the years. Though hired as a manager, I... Read More →



Monday November 7, 2011 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Room and Board 1840 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20009

7:00pm

No Profit, No Problem Film Screening

Being the American University Social Media Club, we’re pretty good at sharing information. This year we want to introduce members of the DC community to 7 of the coolest non-profits in the district that are doing BIG things to give back. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be making 7 short YouTube films about the key players at each organization, the projects they’re working on & what you can do to get involved.

Lucky for you, you’ll get a chance to check out our videos, learn more about the non-profits and the AU Social Media Club during this year’s DCWEEK and Benevolent Media Festival activities. Join us for a showing of our shorts & we promise you’ll have a feel-good time.

This event is part of the Benevolent Media Festival, an all-volunteer project celebrating storytelling and design for good, organized during Digital Capital Week.

Use #NoProfitNoProblem & #BenMedFest to tweet about the event!


Monday November 7, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Butler Boardroom, American University 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

7:00pm

Bitcoin Meetup

We'll talk bitcoins, and do some exchanging/trading. Bring your ideas, and your laptops if you'd like to demonstrate an idea or website.


Monday November 7, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Northside Social 3211 Wilson Blvd , Arlington, VA

7:30pm

Breaking the Silence: The Story of D.C.'s HIV Crisis and the Everyday Heroes Working to End It

There's an epidemic in our nation's capital - and few people talk about it.

The overall prevalence of HIV remains 3.2% among DC adults and adolescents, above the World Health Organization definition of 1% for a generalized epidemic, according to the Department of Health. 

It's time to break the silence.

Join us for an Open Mic Night at Artfully Chocolate Bistro to share empowering and inspiring stories about living with HIV/AIDS in the District, and what's being done to help people move from crisis mode to compassionate relief. We welcome songs, poetry, spoken word and other narrative performances.

15% of tonight's proceeds will be donated to Whitman-Walker Health,  a Washington DC community health center specializing in HIV/AIDS care and lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender care

Sign-up starts at 6:30 p.m. Storytelling begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Free admission.

If you're a performer and want to participate, contact Scott Thompson: sthompson202@gmail.com 


http://www.thecocoagallery.com/


Monday November 7, 2011 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Artfully Chocolate Bistro 1529C 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20005

8:00pm

The Future Technology of Books

We'll break into small groups and "invent" the future of books. We'll vote on the best future.


Monday November 7, 2011 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Needed
 
Tuesday, November 8
 

7:30am

Unlock the power of social business to meet immigration challenges
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY

Join us for a demonstration of innovative tools used to monitor social dialogues and a panel discussion on creative, social alternatives to traditional means of mass communication, engagement, and customer service.  A panel of guests recognized for leadership on social business issues will discuss how government agencies can address immigration-related challenges through the use of open networks and social business applications. 

 

NOTE THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY; E-MAIL IF INTERESTED:

aramesh@deloitte.com


Speakers
NB

Neil Bonner

Program Manager, Applications Development Division at the Transportation Security Administration, and winner of a 2011 “Federal 100” award for My TSA, the first iPhone application launched by DHS.
AE

Andrew Einhorn

OhMyGov.com, an organization that equips communications professionals in the government space with digital productivity tools and services that monitor and analyze performance and influence.
MM

Mark Malseed

OhMyGov.com, an organization that equips communications professionals in the government space with digital productivity tools and services that monitor and analyze performance and influence.
DP

Doug Palmer

Deloitte Consulting LLP, leader of Deloitte’s Social Business practice and former Senior Executive at the Central Intelligence Agency.
GR

Giovanni Rodriguez

Current Vice-Chair of Programs and Events for Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) and co-founder of The Conversion Group which focuses on social technology and business innovation.


Tuesday November 8, 2011 7:30am - 10:00am
The City Club 555 13th Street, NW Washington, DC 20004

8:00am

DCWEEK Job Creators Breakfast
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY

As the leader of a growing business it can be difficult to make time to have causual coffee/breakfast meetings with fellow entrepreneurs when there's nothing specific on the agenda. During DCWEEK we've set up a 50-100 person breakfast for all of us to grab a bite and make some connections. This will be a mostly CEO/COO kind of crowd, all of whom are like you - you're a job creator. You're building a great company. You're on top of your game.

Breakfast is on our gracious sponsors - The Ezra Company & Sheppard Mullin. All you have to do is RSVP. Invite someone you've been meaning to find time to sit down with. Drop in any time between 8am and 10am.

Hosted by:

  • Peter Corbett, CEO, iStrategyLabs (@corbett3000)
  • Joe Corbett, COO, iStrategyLabs (@joecorbett)
  • Frank Gurber, CEO, Tech Cocktail (@frankgruber)
  • Jen Consalvo, COO, Tech Cocktail (@noreaster)
  • Ed Schiff, Managing Partner, Sheppard Mullin
  • Ezra Weinblatt, The Ezra Company


Tuesday November 8, 2011 8:00am - 10:00am
Dupont Hotel 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington DC

9:00am

AT&T Fast Pitch
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY

AT&T Fast Pitch runs as a series of 15 minute pitches by startups. The companies will be pitching to a panel of relevant CTO / CMO executives from AT&T and local VCs.

How to Apply:

  1. Fill out the form here
  2. You'll receive an invite to present by 11/1

VCs and Startup companies can expect following results:

  1. Very compelling technology / solutions get taken up as a joint project (at AT&T Foundry and through other AT&T orgs as needed – with expectations of 30/60/90 days sprint cycles for proof of concepts)
  2. If technology / solution is relevant to AT&Ts ongoing projects then AT&T bring it in to those projects directly
  3. For heavy network elements (e.g. routers, eNodeB, RAN gear etc.) technologies AT&T generally seeks 3 way collaborative project with one of their network domain providers and startup
  4. In case we don’t see immediate synergy, we provide immediate constructive startup companies

And some common FAQs about the Foundries are here: http://developer.att.com/developer/forward.jsp?passedItemId=4300010

Lastly, here is a link to the network services API catalogue: http://developer.att.com/developer/forward.jsp?passedItemId=2400388

 


Tuesday November 8, 2011 9:00am - 5:00pm
AT&T Innovation Center 1133 21st Street, NW Suite 210 Washington, DC 20036

10:30am

Affinity Lab Morning Report: Your Personal IPO

Whether you plan to start your own business or be a superstar in-house employee, the most important factor in your career success stems from your ability to manage and hone your "personal brand." Your personal brand is what you are known for - the special value you provide to a team, an organization, or a project. Everyone has a personal brand. What you need to be asking is, "What is my personal brand?" and "How am I promoting my personal brand as part of my career and life development?"

 During this informative and interactive session, Joey Coleman (Chief Experience Composer at Washington, DC-based "brand experience" consultancy Design Symphony) will show you how to assess your personal brand attributes, package them in a compelling offer, and promote these attributes to the public. Attendees will leave the session with tools for determining their key brand qualities and creative suggestions for packaging and marketing them in the marketplace.

 If you don't brand yourself, someone else will. Join us for this interactive session and leave ready to take yourself public to the world!

FMI on Joey & Design Symphony - 

http://www.designsymphony.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=276479085718622

 

 


Tuesday November 8, 2011 10:30am - 12:00pm
Affinity Lab 920 U St. NW Washington, DC 20001

10:30am

The Intersection Between Social Media & Customer Service

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Registration and Networking

11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Program

Brands are no longer sitting on the sidelines when it comes to digitally interacting with customers. This Social Media Committee panel discussion will be led by brands that have committed themselves to listen, monitor and respond to their customers’ voices. Attendees will hear from social media leaders from Comcast (and others), and will gain valuable insight into how their companies can benefit from interacting with their customers over social media. Panelists will answer important questions including: 

- What are the benefits, risks and pitfalls of integrating social media tools into customer service activities?

- What are some of the best practices?

- How do you measure the success?




Tuesday November 8, 2011 10:30am - 12:00pm
Wiley Rein LLP 1776 K Street, NW Washington, DC

11:00am

Data/Fields

"Sharply installed and smartly edited mini-survey of cutting-edge contemporary art… the works in ‘Data/Fields’ sharpen your senses, even as they blur the boundary between sight and sound." –
The Washington Post

Internationally renowned sound artist RICHARD CHARTIER brings together a celebrated group of international artists for Data/Fields, a thought-provoking new media exhibit which explores the connection between the viewer and the flow and transfer of data at Artisphere—on view through November 27. These selected and commissioned works by CALEB COPPOCK (U.S.), MARK FELL (U.K.), ANDY GRAYDON (U.S./Germany), RYOJI IKEDA (Japan), FRANCE JOBIN (Canada) act as hubs of sensory information—sites of signal, noise, presence, and absence.  The viewer/listener becomes another connection, another point, in the flow and transferral of data. Data/Fields marks the artists’ gallery debut in the Washington, DC-area and includes two premiere exhibitions in the United States. The exhibit is a part of Artisphere’s ongoing commitment to present a forum for innovative new media that encourages visitors to discover and experience art through sensory touch, sound, and feel.  Data/Fields is curated by renowned sound artist Richard Chartier. 


http://artisphere.com/calendar/event-details/Visual-Arts/DATA-FIELDS.aspx


Tuesday November 8, 2011 11:00am - 9:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

12:00pm

Online Video Now

The Blue Wave and Brightcove invite you to learn why your company’s best friend should be online video. The session will cover everything from creating ideas, production, video hosting, analytics and monetization of your content.  We"ll also discuss BlueTV, The Blue Wave's online video product. The best of both worlds: Award winning production and the best video hosting solution on the market.  Glenda Fu (Dreams for Kids) will also speak on the success of using online video and the Blue TV product.


http://www.thebluewave.net/bluetv



Tuesday November 8, 2011 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Gibson Guitar Showroom Gibson Showroom 709 G St. NW, Washington D.C., DC, 20001

1:00pm

White House and CodeNow Twitter Q&A

We're excited to announce a Twitter Q&A between @JonCarson44 Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and @CodeNowOrg 11/8 at 1pm ET. During the Q&A #AtTheWH we will discuss Technology & Education, Non-Profits and the American Jobs Act. Please submit your questions! 

If you've ever wanted to ask the White House a question now's your chance! Spread the word and follow the conversation tomorrow!

 




Tuesday November 8, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Twitter

1:00pm

DCWEEK Fashion Day: A Series of Fashion & Technology Panels

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
• Panelists:
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

RSVP – http://dcweekfashionday.eventbrite.com

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
• Panelists:
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

RSVP – http://dcweekfashionday.eventbrite.com

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
• Panelists:
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

RSVP – http://dcweekfashionday.eventbrite.com


Tuesday November 8, 2011 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Washington DC Economic Partnership 1495 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

1:00pm

Building Innovation Through Partnerships: EPA's Apps for the Environment Forum

“Building Innovation Through Partnerships: Apps for the Environment Forum” will commemorate EPA's Apps for the Environment Challenge and present a vision for the future of environmental apps and mobile technology. The forum will be held on November 8, 2011 at the Artisphere in Arlington, Virginia.  Attendees will learn about efforts to promote environmental applications from government, business, and tech-industry leaders and discover cutting-edge environmental apps.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to share and collaborate on environmental data needs and innovative solutions and develop partnerships through breakout sessions, networking and exhibits. Contact greenapps@epa.gov to attend! 

The Forum will also be streamed live on Ustream and a recording of the event will be archived for future viewing.  No registration is necessary to participate online!  You can watch the live broadcast on November 8 at 1:00pm ET at the following URL:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/usepa
Forum Website




Tuesday November 8, 2011 1:00pm - 5:15pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

5:00pm

KAL RIEMAN Trunk Show at Studio Gallery

Meet women's ready to wear fashion designer and entrepreneur, Cally Rieman to talk about what it takes to launch a business in the fashion industry.  Join us for our Fall/Holiday 2011 and Spring 2012 trunk show at the Studio Gallery in Dupont Circle.

KAL RIEMAN is a collection for confident and self-reliant women. Beginning in 2009 with a small capsule collection, KAL RIEMAN has established a following of private clients, gradually expanding the collection to meet the needs of the retail environment.The KAL RIEMAN collection embodies the strength and simplicity of men’s wear in sophisticated, effortless dressing for women. Visit www.kalrieman.com, follow us on Facebook or on Twitter, @kalrieman.


Speakers
CR

Cally Rieman

Having worked in the fashion industry for nearly ten years in both women’s wear and men’s wear, Cally Rieman's clothing is marked by the breadth of her experience, “tough and chic, austerity without pretense. I design clothing for women that embodies the grace and ease that makes men’s wear so powerful.” Rieman took an unconventional path into the world of fashion, graduating from Denison University with a degree in East Asian Studies... Read More →



Tuesday November 8, 2011 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Studio Gallery 2108 R Street, NW Washington, DC 20008

5:15pm

Creating a Brand Strategy that Motivates

Refreshments will be served

The technologies and methods for reaching your audiences constantly change. However, getting attention, maintaining relationships with constituents, and generating results will always be essential. Threespot, a Washington, DC digital engagement agency, and our client, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will lead a discussion on brand. We will discuss strategies to extend your brand across multiple platforms in and ever-changing communications environment. Examples will include fundraising and advocacy campaigns, websites, visual storytelling, mobile experiences, social media, email marketing, videos, and offline activities. We will also discuss the agency/client relationship and how we can learn from each other and/or leverage work that the other is doing.

What attendees can expect to learn:

What are the essential elements in a brand strategy?

What steps can you take to measure your brand equity and build on that equity?

How does branding fit into your overall marketing and communication strategy?

How can you develop a brand across multiple platforms and channels?

How can you best measure success and plan for the future?

Space is limited, RSVP now!



Tuesday November 8, 2011 5:15pm - 6:15pm
HSUS office 2100 L Street Northwest, Fifth Floor

6:00pm

Top 10 Legal Tips for Starting a New Company

Our most popular legal talk!  Come learn how to be smart about paying people with equity, how to plan for exit and growth, and how to finally get past the analysis paralysis of LLC/C-Corp/S-Corp decisions.  We'll share actionable advice on how to set up your company for maximum flexibility in the future. This fast-paced presentation will be followed by questions and networking.  A cash bar will be available if you need a drink to help the law go down.

Tickets: $15




Tuesday November 8, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cobalt Lounge 1639 R Street NW Washington D.C.

6:00pm

The Rotating Digital Strategy Workshop

Along with our sponsors Network Solutions and Georgetown University SCS Technology Management Program, we'll be having a Rotating Digital Strategy Workshop.

Through peer leadership we'll have three workshops going on at the same time, rotating every 30 minutes, on the following areas:

  • Connecting the products and services you offer to the conversation your prospects are already having online, in ways that add value rather than intrude
  • Creating ways to enter that conversation through both connection and content
  • Brainstorming specific pieces and types of content to create in order to reach the audience we want to serve

Snacks and sodas will be provided but there are only 25 seats available in our venue. Please RSVP.


Speakers
avatar for Tinu Abayomi-Paul

Tinu Abayomi-Paul

Leveraged Promotion
I exist.
avatar for Lisa Byrne

Lisa Byrne

Social Strategist, Pappas Group
An experienced marketing professional and events planner with a background in hospitality, Lisa Byrne has built an outstanding reputation for her community involvement and leadership in Washington DC, both online and off. Lisa works with Pappas Group, an independent, award-winning creative agency, as Social Strategist. Founder of DCeventjunkie and Co-Founder of DC Wine Week, Lisa is a web and events entrepreneur with the goal of bringing people... Read More →



Tuesday November 8, 2011 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Georgetown University SCS 3101 Wilson Blvd. Across from Clarendon Metro, Orange Line Arlington, VA 22201

6:00pm

The Tipping Point - From Consumers to Producers
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY

This happy hour is an informal brainstorming session geared towards creating a dialogue about how to bridge the gap for young minorities from being IT consumers to IT producers. 

The goal is to gather ideas in order to launch a mentor program that inserts a local high school student into the larger #DCTech community and allow them to learn valuable entrepreneurial skills. 

This event is hosted by Tamara Rasberry (msrasberryinc), Chris Cooks (ccooks3), Najeema Washington (OriginalNajeema), & Anthony E. Braddy (AEB_IT) and is an official DCWEEK event. 

For more details, please search the Twitter hashtag #SocSTEM.

See you there!


Speakers
avatar for Anthony Braddy

Anthony Braddy

Anthony Braddy founded CMC, LLC in 2008, bringing with him over 10 years of experience in the Information Technology industry. Having held positions of responsibility and accountability in software development, web design/development, project, program and product management, his vision was to create an organization that helped clients improve overall efficiency and effectiveness by leveraging process improvements and innovative usage of new and... Read More →


Tuesday November 8, 2011 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Jo Jo Restaurant & Bar 1518 U Street NW Washington, DC 20009

6:00pm

Capital Technology Startup Challenge

Join us for our annual Startup Challenge.  A panel of judges comprised of business executives as well as venture capitalists will evaluate 8 startups with a specific list of criteria; however, the winners will be chosen by you, the audience. 


Speakers
KR

Kash Rehman

Kash Rahman, Founder and CEO, Foodem.com, will discuss how this on-line market disrupts conventional supply chain and fills the gap between wholesale food buyers and sellers.


Tuesday November 8, 2011 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel George Mason University - Fairfax Campus 4352 Mason Pond Drive Fairfax, VA 22030

6:00pm

Taste of Tech: Drink in the #mobilerevolution
Limited Capacity full

Interested in a Taste of Tech? Join PointAboutThree Pillar Global, and friends to drink in the #MobileRevolution from 6:00-10:00 PM on Tuesdsay, November 8th.

We'll be opening up our swank DC office for 4 very happy hours. Fellow mobile visionaries are encouraged to come mix and mingle, taste some of the local wines our friends at Rappahannock Cellars will be providing, and take in some fresh air and hops in our makeshift beer garden. We'll also be hosting an art exhibit of sorts and showing off some of our designers and developers latest creations. One lucky attendee will be walking off with a free iPad 2, and everyone will be walking off with T-shirts and a smile.   

Click on the link below to RSVP via Eventbrite, or let us know you'll be there/request additional information here: networkingevents@threepillarglobal.com.

Space is limited, so reserve your ticket today! 


http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2230926762


Tuesday November 8, 2011 6:00pm - 10:00pm
PointAbout Headquarters 1410 Q Street Northwest Washington, DC 20009-3808

6:30pm

Geek to Chic (Runway Show)

Geek 2 Chic was founded in 2010 and it is produced by Microsoft in partnership with Bloomingdale's.  At these events, "geeks" from diverse walks of life wear the latest fashions as they strut the catwalk to raise funds for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).  NFTE is an organization that was founded in 1987 that provides programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, recognize business opportunities, and plan for successful futures.  

This fall season, Geek 2 Chic will take place in Chicago and Washington, DC. Tickets are limited. VIP tickets include premiere seating along the catwalk and entry to the exclusive after-party. All proceeds from General Admission and VIP tickets, plus 10% of Bloomingdale's Men's sales the evening of the event, benefit NFTE.


http://www.nbcwashington.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Geek-2-Chic--The-Night-Nerds-Turn-Hot/132847633

Sponsors
avatar for Microsoft

Microsoft

Visit the Microsoft stand for information on some of our up and coming products With a focus on enabling anytime anywhere learning for all, our commitment is to the success of each educator and student. Microsoft partners with education communities around the world to deliver relevant, effective and scalable technologies, services and programs that focus the contributions of many on improved outcomes for all.


Tuesday November 8, 2011 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Bloomingdales, Chevy Chase 5300 Western Avenue Chevy Chase, MD 20815

6:30pm

Shadow Room Showcase & Happy Hour

Shadow Room is the most successful night club in DC.  It was built 3 years ago, but it is a front.  The actual purpose of Shadow Room was to test new technology, especially mobile technology.  The club is equipped with touch panels on the walls, and the ability for customers to order drinks from their phones.  The waitresses use iTouches to place their order from table customers.  We have put over $6 million dollars through our system to test it and see how it works.

 

Shadow Room is hosting this happy hour to give new companies a stage to tell us about their new companies and hopefully show us something exciting.  So if you want to see some great demos from exciting new companies, have a couple drinks, possibly meet some VC’s and network with other Entrepreneurs then join us at Shadow Room on Tuesday, November 8th at 6:30pm.   

 

Admission limit is 300 people.  We will allow general admission, but if you are on the Guest List and we are not at capacity, you will get priority over general admission.  

If you would like to RSVP to be on the Guest List please go to, shadowroom.eventbrite.com.

 

If you are an exciting new company and would like to present at this event please fill out the form below:

Submit a form to be a presenter at our DCWEEK event!

 


www.dasdak.com

Tuesday November 8, 2011 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Shadow Room Nightclub 2131 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

6:45pm

Creating Community and Change Out of Thin Air LIVE!

An mind-bending journey through the universe of social media, influence, and marketing revealing the fundamentals of sociology, psychology, and technology behind successful campaigns for small business, private sector corporations and non-profits.  A LIVE demonstration of "Alchemy" by Ken McArthur. Followed by a radically transparent open question and answer session.  (Private "by invitation only" mixer will follow the event at a nearby location to be provided to invitees)

Meet and Greet from 6:00 - 6:50

Workshop and Talks Start at 6:50 PM Sharp

Open Radically Transparent Q & A Session to the panel

A private "Invitation Only" mixer will follow at a nearby location to be determined.

To be considered for invitation contact Barry C. McLawhorn

For more information call:

Barry C. McLawhorn

(703) 785 - 0365

Click here to meet Ken McArthur and reserve your seat for this DCWEEK event:

http://www.meetup.com/Social-Influencers-Mentors/about/


Speakers
RB

Ronald B. Hanley

How to Change the World - One Person at a Time (a local living example of Social Media and Influence leveraging) - Ronald B. Hanley
AH

Angela Hausman

How to Create a Conversation, Engage Your Audience, and Fuel a Pandemic Conversation - Angela Hausman, PHD, Co-Host and Associate Professor of Marketing at Howard University School of Business in Washington DC. Editor the European Journal of Marketing.
KM

Kenneth McArthur

Keynote Presentation By Internationally Acclaimed Author, Speaker and Impact Creator - Kenneth McArthur.
BC

Barry C. McLawhorn

How to Harness Your Latent Infuence and Leverage It Exponentially and Efforlessly - Barry C. McLawhorn host and Fouder of BedRock Viral Marketing & Associates.


Tuesday November 8, 2011 6:45pm - 8:30pm
Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund, Inc 6343 South Kings Highway Alexandria, VA 22306

7:00pm

Hot Tech Trends: Looking Back at 2011 and Coming Up in 2012

Hot Tech Trends: Looking Back at 2011 and Ahead at 2012

Panelists: Nisha Chittal, Colin Delany, Bob Fine, Jon Camfield & Bonnie Shaw 

Moderator: Roshani Kothari

 

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What were the top tech trends in 2011 and what's coming up in 2012?

 As part of DC Capital Week, NetSquared DC invites you to a panel discussion on hot tech trends from 2011 and what's coming up in 2012.  We look forward to a scintillating dialogue.

- Will Google+ take over Facebook?

- Mobile apps and/or mobile friendly sites?

- Twitter news breaking, revolutions, what's next?

- HTML5, Flash, Ruby--Where are things heading?

- Integrated solutions and open api--Convio, Salsalabs, Salesforce, Civicrm?

- Open source vs. proprietary software--what's on the horizon?

NetSquared DC is a vibrant local community thriving at the intersection of social change and technology. We’re part of a global NetSquared movement that focuses on the exponential impact we can have when we combine our hunger for change with powerful new technologies.

 


Speakers
JC

Jon Camfield

Ashoka Changemakers
avatar for Nisha Chittal

Nisha Chittal

I run social media for Travel Channel. I'm interested in media, tech, and communications.
BS

Bonnie Shaw

Engagement Specialist, -
Bonnie is an expert at making meaningful connection between people, place, technology and play to catalyze massively collaborative civic innovations for tangible real world impact. She brings a delightfully playful perspective to all her work, and offers over 12 years of international experience in urban design, civic engagement strategy, experience design and campaign implementation. She has worked with global consumer brands, media and... Read More →


Tuesday November 8, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Affinity Lab 920 U Street Washington, DC 20001

7:00pm

WordPress DC Monthly Meetup

The monthly meetup of the DC WordPress users.  Our group offers an exchange of ideas, examples, support & answers regarding WordPress and features presenters of local, national, and international recognition.  



Tuesday November 8, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fathom Creative 1333 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

7:30pm

Get Paid

Experienced businesspeople know that doing the work and getting paid are two different things.  Does your contract spell out the terms clearly and in your favor?  We'll talk about scenarios that apply whether you are a developer, an ad-supported website, a customer-facing business, or even a landlord.  This will be a fast-paced presentation followed by questions and networking.  A cash bar will be available if you need a drink to help the law go down.

Tickets: $15 or $25 in combination with "Top 10 Legal Tips for Starting a New Company."




Tuesday November 8, 2011 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cobalt Lounge 1639 R Street NW Washington D.C.

9:00pm

Geek to Chic (After Party)

Geek 2 Chic was founded in 2010 and it is produced by Microsoft in partnership with Bloomingdale's.  At these events, "geeks" from diverse walks of life wear the latest fashions as they strut the catwalk to raise funds for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).  NFTE is an organization that was founded in 1987 that provides programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, recognize business opportunities, and plan for successful futures. 

This fall season, Geek 2 Chic will take place in Chicago and Washington, DC. Tickets are limited. VIP tickets include premiere seating along the catwalk and entry to the exclusive after-party. All proceeds from General Admission and VIP tickets, plus 10% of Bloomingdale's Men's sales the evening of the event, benefit NFTE.


Sponsors
avatar for Microsoft

Microsoft

Visit the Microsoft stand for information on some of our up and coming products With a focus on enabling anytime anywhere learning for all, our commitment is to the success of each educator and student. Microsoft partners with education communities around the world to deliver relevant, effective and scalable technologies, services and programs that focus the contributions of many on improved outcomes for all.



Tuesday November 8, 2011 9:00pm - 11:00pm
L2 Lounge 3315 Cady's Alley NW Washington, DC 20007
 
Wednesday, November 9
 

7:00am

Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington

Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington is a one-day fundraising event on November 9, 2011 that will unite local Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC communities to support nonprofits serving the area. Our goal is to get tens of thousands of people to support their favorite nonprofit or cause, raising more than $3 million in donations and grants in just 24 hours! 


http://give2max.razoo.com/


Wednesday November 9, 2011 7:00am - 11:30pm
Virtual Event

8:00am

Designing a Post Digital Enterprise

At no other point in history have we seen so many simultaneous disruptions affecting the very foundations of our socioeconomic environment. Chief among these disruptions is the rise of the connected consumer, and the need for organizations large and small to adapt their strategies and operations to engage transparently with the market in real-time.

As organizations face even more disruptions from a technology perspective, with massive revolutions underway in social, mobile, local, analytics, cloud and security, how should they react? How do you create a Postdigital enterprise?

Join experts from Deloitte to learn what's next as we enter the Postdigital Era. 

 

Presenters include:

Giovanni Rodriguez (@giorodriguez)

Chris Heuer (@ChrisHeuer)

Calvin Cheng (@CalvinCheng3). 


Speakers
avatar for Chris Heuer

Chris Heuer

Specialist, Social Business for Deloitte Consulting. Postdigital Architect. Founder/Chairman, Social Media Club. UX/IA Guy. Game Changer.
GR

Giovanni Rodriguez

Current Vice-Chair of Programs and Events for Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) and co-founder of The Conversion Group which focuses on social technology and business innovation.


Wednesday November 9, 2011 8:00am - 10:00am
Clyde's of Chinatown 707 7th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 707 7th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001

8:00am

The Changing Landscape of Social Media – What Communicators Need to Know

What are the latest social media trends communicators need to be aware of? What is the future of social media? Are privacy concerns causing a backlash against social media as more and more people decide to unplug? Find out the answers to these questions and many others in this informative and engaging panel discussion. 



Wednesday November 9, 2011 8:00am - 10:00am
Navy Memorial 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC, 20004

10:00am

Affinity Lab Morning Report: Film Pitching Workshop

Join Lab Members Isabelle Carbonell and Sarah Cannon, two Washington DC based filmmakers, as they lead a hands-on workshop on how to improve your pitches, restructure them, whittle them down, practice them, and ultimately pitch them to a partner, a group, and then the whole class. We will wrap up with a discussion on how to digitize your newly improved pitch, and the dos & don'ts of video-pitches. 

Disclaimer: We are both filmmakers, and Isabelle specializes in documentaries, so we will be concentrating and most helpful for film pitches, but any and all pitches are welcome (just be warned). 

Needed: COME ARMED WITH A PITCH TO PRACTICE AND WORK ON! 
Optional: bring your video cameras to record them. 

And, after Isabelle and Sarah are done, stick around and work in the Lab! 

For information on Isabelle and her experience as Documentary filmmaker & photographer check out her website: http://www.izaca.com/ and Sarah's at http://www.sarahcannon.com /



Wednesday November 9, 2011 10:00am - 12:00pm
Affinity Lab 920 U St. NW Washington, DC 20001

11:00am

Data/Fields

"Sharply installed and smartly edited mini-survey of cutting-edge contemporary art… the works in ‘Data/Fields’ sharpen your senses, even as they blur the boundary between sight and sound." –
The Washington Post

Internationally renowned sound artist RICHARD CHARTIER brings together a celebrated group of international artists for Data/Fields, a thought-provoking new media exhibit which explores the connection between the viewer and the flow and transfer of data at Artisphere—on view through November 27. These selected and commissioned works by CALEB COPPOCK (U.S.), MARK FELL (U.K.), ANDY GRAYDON (U.S./Germany), RYOJI IKEDA (Japan), FRANCE JOBIN (Canada) act as hubs of sensory information—sites of signal, noise, presence, and absence.  The viewer/listener becomes another connection, another point, in the flow and transferral of data. Data/Fields marks the artists’ gallery debut in the Washington, DC-area and includes two premiere exhibitions in the United States. The exhibit is a part of Artisphere’s ongoing commitment to present a forum for innovative new media that encourages visitors to discover and experience art through sensory touch, sound, and feel.  Data/Fields is curated by renowned sound artist Richard Chartier. 


http://artisphere.com/calendar/event-details/Visual-Arts/DATA-FIELDS.aspx


Wednesday November 9, 2011 11:00am - 9:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

11:30am

How New Technologies and Data Driven Insights are Transforming The Way We Give
Limited Capacity seats available

Objectives:

·        To assess the impact of emerging technologies and evolving social and cultural perceptions/behaviors on philanthropic activity and charitable giving.  

·        To understand how both for- and non-profit organizations are adapting their business models to reflect this new environment.

·        To discuss creative/innovative fundraising models made possible through these new technologies.

·        To discuss the future of charitable giving and how it will continue to evolve in the coming years.

 

Structure:

·        The preliminary structure would be:

·        30 minute pre-session networking/lunch

·        10 minute presentations by the panelists about the role of research and technology in shaping their organization’s mission or cause

·        40 minutes Q&A

 

Panelists:

·       Brendan Hurley, SVP, Marketing & Communications for Goodwill of Greater Washington

·       Addie Connor, Director of Advertising, Social Code

·       Brian Fujito, CEO, Razoo

 

 

Target Audiences:

 Primary event targets include:

·       Professional marketing researchers

·       Non-profit/charity organization executives

·       Executives/staff involved in CSR activities within for-profit organizations

·       Marketing research students

·       Social media/social community managers

 


http://www.mamra.org/upcomingevents.html

Wednesday November 9, 2011 11:30am - 1:30pm
1331 G Conference Center 1331 G Street NW Suite 300 Washington, District of Columbia 20005

1:00pm

Modeling Agile Software Development
Limited Capacity seats available

Agile software development is a widely adopted industry practice to accommodate rapid changes in customer requirements and yet keep up with the pace of software deliverables. Agile SCRUM development presents modeling challenges centered on its LOE phased development.  Since the approach is incremental and iterative, it allows us to be adaptive and flexible to respond to changes from the client. The primary concern with this approach is the golden balance of resources and time needed to allocate for each iteration (Scrum cycle) of software that is delivered.  A crystal ball that can foresee and display the right amount of resources to be used would be an ideal scenario.  In this presentation we examine an alternative to the crystal ball.  We’ll be looking at a simulation model developed by OST and used on an OST project.  This model can estimate the right combination of resources and time to deliver the desired software deliverable in a scrum cycle given known requirements.


Wednesday November 9, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
2001 M St NW 2001 M St NW Washington, DC

3:00pm

Smithsonian Mobile: Open Welcome Wednesday

Every week Smithsonian Mobile informally gathers Smithsonian staff to discuss museum mobile development, innovations and specific mobile projects. On Nov. 9th, DC Week participants are invited to join Smithsonian Institution staff as they show and discuss current and future interactive apps, mobile websites and games, ongoing mobile workshops, and new mobile technologies for visitor engagement. Participants range across Smithsonian museums, and invite commentary in a fast-paced format. During DC Week the new Smithsonian Mobile app will be launched, and Welcome Wednesday participants are invited to test and post comments.


Speakers
RD

Robbie Davis

SITES, Traveling Exhibitions
AG

Ajith Gunaratne

SITES, Traveling Exhibitions
JM

Jeff Meade

National Postal Museum
DN

Dr. Nancy Proctor

Head of Mobile Strategies and Initiatives
KS

Kim Skerrit

National Postal Museum


Wednesday November 9, 2011 3:00pm - 5:00pm
4th floor Conference Room, Capitol Gallery Building 600 Maryland Avenue SW, DC 20024

3:00pm

MARKET CONNECTORS: Street team Market Connectors local outreach

Helping business connect to online social tools through the community’s own street team.

Goal: Market Connectors is designed to accelerate adoption of social, mobile and gps tools with small businesses in a localized, community-based setting to increase business.  This workshop will equip micro-entrepreneurs who have  Internet access, with a simple method for earning money by delivering a valuable local service to businesses.

Outcome: Train 12 local entrepreneurs (Street Team) with methods  to equip local businesses with online profiles for their business. Outreach to at least 12 local business owners.  Develop replicable curriculum for quick street team deployment in diverse communities.

Monday, November 7th 2011

How to use online social tools to grow your business

2:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Learn how you can use Internet tools to grow businesses
  • Understand the power of reviews and ratings for businesses
  • Practice creating business profiles

2:30  Introductions. One Economy, history of the idea and outline for the workshop.
3:00  Participant Survey. Get a baseline for the technology capacity of the working group
3:30  Sharing social tools.  Google Place pages, Yelp, Foursquare, Facebook
4:00  The value and business of being an network builder
4:30  Discussion, questions
5:00  Planning the street outreach

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

Street team Market Connectors local outreach

3:00pm - 5:30pm

  • Help local entrepreneurs bring new customers and establish their online identities
  • Learn how to earn money by providing essential web services to others in the neighborhood

3:00  Review and regroup.  
3:30  Street teams small business education activities
5:00  Review reports and findings from local businesses
5:30  Closing

 

This is a free workshop -  Refreshments will be provided


Wednesday November 9, 2011 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative 2041 MLK Jr Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020

4:00pm

Common Mistakes for Growing Businesses (a tax+legal workshop)

This hands-on workshop might be the most useful strategy session you do all year.  Now that your business has taxable profits, learn the single most expensive tax mistake that business owners often make.  Looking further down the road, learn how to maximize your value in an exit, partial exit, or growth plan.  Presented by Kim Bey, CPA, and Sue Wang, Esq., this session will highlight specific ways to avoid some of the most common pitfalls that a business can encounter.  We'll address relevant questions such as:  Can a few targeted changes save you thousands in taxes?  (Yes, if you’re smart.)  Can you lose control if you sell only 10% of the company?  (Yes, if you’re careless.)  Can you dramatically reduce your tax audit risk?  Can a "mileage allowance" mistake cost you thousands?  Can you really get sued if you ask a job candidate if he has children?  (Yes, yes, and yes.) With plenty of time for questions, this workshop will help you plan for years of healthy growth.

This two-hour workshop is limited to 20 participants. Tickets: $25.

 


Speakers


Wednesday November 9, 2011 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The office of Clarity Law Group 700 12th Street NW, Suite 700

6:00pm

Trust 2.0: Building Trust through Technology

How can we use the connections afforded by technology to build trust among diverse audiences? Across sectors, today’s young leaders are using online platforms to strengthen offline communities. Please join the British Council in partnership with the New America Foundation for a lively conversation with panelists who work in the performing arts, government and local media. After the panel, we invite you to continue the discussion around the corner at the Science Club (1136 19th Street NW) for happy hour specials. Meet us on Twitter first (@BCUnitedStates) and get the conversation started with #DC2020.


Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Schierholz

Stephanie Schierholz

Social Media Mgr | NASA | Stephanie L. Schierholz is the manager of Social Media for Raytheon Company. As a member of the Corporate Affairs and Communications team, Schierholz is the day-to-day liaison between Raytheon and its external, online communities, including Twitter, Facebook and more.


Wednesday November 9, 2011 6:00pm - 7:30pm
New America Foundation 1899 L Street NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036

6:00pm

Spend the Night with Windows Phone “Inner Circle” event

Get in the Loop before the loop evens starts…

Enjoy free appetizers and cocktails, be one of the first people to get your hands on incredible new Windows Phones, and meet the team that brought them to life. Share your experience and you'll be entered to win a Windows Phone and other great prizes. 


From New York, Chicago, Dallas and DC the Inner Circle is part of the Windows Phone Night Market event, a really swanky night of food, fun, prizes, phones and live entertainment. Hit this link now to reserve your spot. RSVP now! Get started by choosing your city and submitting the form. It'll only takes a minute, we promise! You'll see a confirmation screen when you're done, and we'll send you a reminder email the day before your event. Also check out the Facebook page for more information.


http://aka.ms/circle

Wednesday November 9, 2011 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Modern 3287 M Street, Washington, DC

6:30pm

Co-Founders Wanted

Connect with fellow entrepreneurs - possibly one that rounds you out and can help launch your startup or you may find a venture which you want to be a part of. Dust of that business idea, find a qualified partner to launch.

Help grow this group with as many entrepreneurs, tell your friends, and bring your optimism and fresh ideas. Networking will begin after a round of brief introductions where you share with the group what you are looking for in your co-founder or if you don't have a business idea then tell us what type of company you are looking to join and what skills you bring to the partnership.


Wednesday November 9, 2011 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Rockville Economic Development, Inc. 95 Monroe St, Rockville, MD

7:00pm

DCWEEK Keynotes (2000 Person Free Event)

The DCWEEK Keynotes will take place at the Warner Theater from 7:00PM to 9:00PM on 11/9, with room for 2000. 

  1. All DCWEEK badge holders must RVSP to attend.
  2. You can grab a badge here. Badge levels are explained below.
  3. The current line up is as follows
  • Intro by DCWEEK Producers
  • Welcome by Mayor Vince Gray (bio)
  • Krish Prabhu (bio), President & CEO of AT&T Labs
  • Scott Kelly (bio), Digital Marketing Manager, Ford
  • Mike Jones (bio), Fmr. CEO of Myspace, Fmr. SVP of AOL and Founder of UserPlane
  • Brian Solis (bio), Principle, Altimeter
  • Genevieve Bell (bio), Director, Interaction and Experience Research, Intel Labs
  • Frank Warren (bio), Creator of Post Secret, Author of PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Genevieve Bell

Dr. Genevieve Bell

Intel Fellow / Director of User Interaction and Experience | Intel Corporation | Genevieve Bell is an Intel Fellow and the Director of Intel’s Interactions and Experience Research Lab. Dr. Bell joined Intel in 1998 as one of its first anthropologists, and immediately began to change the way Intel thinks about its strategy and its products. She helped drive the company’s first overseas field studies and conducted groundbreaking... Read More →
avatar for Mike Jones

Mike Jones

Serial entrepreneur, Mike Jones has founded and sold numerous businesses, including web development firm PBJ Digital and application platform Userplane, which he led from startup to its acquisition by AOL. Mike also serves as an advisor to private startups and currently sits on the boards of Docstoc, GumGum, MoVoxx, People Media, Tsavo Media and FreeConference. A recognized industry leader, Mike was most recently the CEO of MySpace.
avatar for Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly – Ford Digital Marketing Manager Scott has more than 15 years of experience combining technology and marketing.  He began his career as an IT professional specializing in developing and supporting B2C web applications. In the past six years Scott has transitioned to positions within the field of marketing and advertising. Scott has been at Ford Motor Company for the past ten years serving in a variety of positions in... Read More →
avatar for Krish Prabhu

Krish Prabhu

As president and CEO of AT&T Labs, Inc., Krish Prabhu is responsible for technical and operational activities in the labs and oversees all research and development, with special focus on transferring the knowledge and technology gained through research into services that support AT&T operations and | business. | | Krish has an extensive background in innovation and industry experience, derived from years at AT&T Bell Laboratories... Read More →
avatar for Brian Solis

Brian Solis

Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research-based advisory firm. Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. A digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging media on business, marketing, publishing, and culture. His current book, Engage, is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to build and... Read More →
avatar for Frank Warren

Frank Warren

Author Frank Warren is the creator of the blog phenomenon The PostSecret Project, a collection of highly personal and artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world, displaying the soulful secrets we never voice. The website for PostSecret is one of the most popular on the web, and has been featured prominently in the media. The PostSecret website has received 450 million hits and was named Weblog of the Year at... Read More →



Wednesday November 9, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Warner Theatre 1299 Pennsylvania Ave NW # 111, Washington D.C., DC

7:00pm

Shift: The Future of DC Fashion

DC is home to a thriving community of fashion entrepreneurs and that community is growing fast.Shift: The Future of DC Fashion brings together diverse stakeholders from our fashion scene to talk about where we are going and what we need to do to get there.

7 pm  |  fashion community meet and greet

8 pm  |  panel


http://shiftpanel4dcresidence.eventbrite.com/

Speakers
avatar for Pranav Vora

Pranav Vora

Pranav is the CEO of Hugh & Crye (www.hughandcrye.com), a Washington, DC based online retailer of menswear. Hugh & Crye is known for introducing a new approach to sizing for lean and athletically built guys. Before founding Hugh & Crye, Pranav advised the marketing functions of Fortune 500 companies on brand building, segmentation and targeting, ad campaigns, product launch, new market opportunities, and strategic planning. He has degrees from... Read More →


Wednesday November 9, 2011 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Big Board 421 H St NE Washington DC 20002

9:00pm

Keynotes After Party - Give to the Max RALLY

As the official after party of the DCWEEK Keynotes, not only will this rally aim to close out DCWeek with excitement, but it will also serve as the final hours of:

Give To the Max Day: Greater Washington.

Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington is a 24 hour event with the goal of raising at least millions dollars for area non profits that strive to better the local community.

From 9pm till 12am on 11/9/11, we will hold a final rally cry for donations towards causes that will impact and benefit our own neighborhoods, our own schools and our own people.

A Book signing by Frank Warren, author of Postsecret, will also be held from 10-11pm to raise money for a local non-profit that is close to his heart: IMAlive. All profits from book sales will go towards his cause.

Register for this event to receive 2 free drink tickets.

Due to the limited amount of tickets for this event,  we have capped the number of tickets an individual at 2. Please be considerate and update your RSVP when you or your guest can no longer attend. Our goal is to free up space for those who will be rallying passionately for local DC non-profits.


Wednesday November 9, 2011 9:00pm - Thursday November 10, 2011 12:00am
The Park on Fourteenth 920 14th ST NW, Washington DC 20005
 
Thursday, November 10
 

8:00am

TechBUZZ (MAVA Startup Pitch Event)

[Gold/Patron Badges and a la carte conference passes have access to this event]

Call for Applications (SUBMIT HERE) to Present during DC Week at TechBUZZ

Are you an up & coming tech company trying to launch your idea or looking to connect with investors?  Then don’t miss the chance to present at TechBUZZ - the region's premier seed-stage pitch event.  MAVA’s TechBUZZ is specifically designed to connect innovative pre-revenue companies with angel and qualified investors looking to invest.  Selected companies will be given four (4) minutes to present to a room of leading investors and advisors eager to help you launch your idea.

TechBUZZ (as a part of DC Week)
November 10, 2011

Tentative Schedule

8:00 am                Coffee & check-in

8:30 am                Pitching Post with Investors

9:00 am                Welcome & Keynote Kick-Off

9:30 am                Company pitches (1-15)

10:30 am              Break & Pitching Post with Investors

11:00 am              Company Pitches (16-30)

12:15 pm              Wrap-up and close

 

Who is eligible to present?

Seed-stage startups who are actively developing their concepts; testing their beta or prototype products and services; and pursing a path toward market entry.

Preferred industries include:

Mobile & Web Applications

Clean Technology

Education

Digital Media

Cloud Technology

Data Storage Management

Software/SaaS solutions

eCommerce

Social Media

Applications close October 31.  Selected companies will be notified the week of November 4.

Click here to apply.  www.mava.org/TechBUZZ11


www.mava.org/TechBUZZ11


Thursday November 10, 2011 8:00am - 12:15pm
Artisphere - Spectrum Theater 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

8:00am

Core Conference: Gold Badge Required (or a la carte)
Sponsors
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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 8:00am - 6:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

8:30am

Progress U. – Blogger Summit (Paid Event - Not Included in DCWEEK Badges)

Progress U. is an event where blogging and social media enthusiasts inside associations and non-profits can learn more and talk about blogging. We'll discuss what's new/now/next in blogging and answer the question: are blogs dead? You’ll even have a chance for your own blog to be reviewed by a peer!

Association and non-profit bloggers will join forces at Progress U. to discuss what’s new/now/next in blogging, including:1. How to know when your organization does/does not need a blog2. Resources necessary for a successful association blog3. How podcasting and vlogging fit into the picture4. Where to find quality content to use for your blog5. And a whole lot more!




Thursday November 10, 2011 8:30am - 4:30pm
Association of Fundraising Professionals Learning Center 4300 Wilson Blvd, Ste 300 Ballston Metro Arlington, VA 22203

9:00am

APIs and the Next Evolution of the Web

The next generation of APIs will change the very nature of the web and how people use it.  In the last 3 years APIs from have radically redefined how people interact with information, applications and brands.  This is just the beginning: current APIs only tap a small part of what is possible.    This session will explore the emerging next generation of APIs, and the new cutting edge applications that are possible.  We'll also take a look into the near future and highlight some exciting areas of innovation and growth, and the ramifications for everyone who uses the internet.
 

 


Speakers
avatar for Mike Reich

Mike Reich

Mike is President of Seabourne Consulting, a successful DC tech firm focused on web publishing and APIs. After leaving a career as an environmental consultant in the Pacific Northwest, Mike ended up in Washington, DC, via Australia. Realizing that technology offers a huge potential to radically improve how people interact with each other an the world, Mike started Seabourne as an incubator for great technology ideas. Mike is still a passionate... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 9:00am - 9:25am
Artisphere - Ballroom 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

9:00am

Inclusive Design through Data Sponsored by Brighter Planet

Inclusive Design through Data sponsored by Brighter Planet: This panel will discuss how the collection, interpretation and distribution of data create more incluse, responsive and efficient services, cities and businesses.


Speakers
avatar for Tariq Khokhar

Tariq Khokhar

Tariq Khokhar joined the World Bank in June 2011 as our Open Data Evangelist. His interests lie where technology, transparency, poverty and data meet. Prior to joining the Bank , Tariq led innovation and community engagement work at Aidinfo and the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). He was formerly a director of Bond UK and the Chief Development Officer of Aptivate, where he delivered technology policy, strategy and... Read More →
avatar for John C. Reinhardt

John C. Reinhardt

An urban planner by training, John works at IBM as the Program Manager for City Forward, a free, web-based platform that enables users – city officials, researchers, academics and interested citizens world-wide – to view and interact with city data while engaging in an ongoing public dialogue. John previously served as a Program Manager for International Programs at the American Planning Association, where he ran the Energy and Climate... Read More →
avatar for Andy Rossmeissl

Andy Rossmeissl

Andy co-founded Brighter Planet in 2005 and continues to design and integrate its products and services. Andy has been chief of staff to political consultant Joe Trippi, personal assistant to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and a member of Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign web team. A long-time technologist, he is also an Eagle Scout.
BS

Bonnie Shaw

Engagement Specialist, -
Bonnie is an expert at making meaningful connection between people, place, technology and play to catalyze massively collaborative civic innovations for tangible real world impact. She brings a delightfully playful perspective to all her work, and offers over 12 years of international experience in urban design, civic engagement strategy, experience design and campaign implementation. She has worked with global consumer brands, media and... Read More →
avatar for Andreas Weigend

Andreas Weigend

Hi there, I am Andreas Weigend. My expertise is in social and mobile technologies and in consumer behavior: I study people and the data they create. In today's increasingly digitized world, consumers are sharing data in unprecedented ways. This Social Data Revolutionrepresents a deep shift in how people make purchasing and lifestyle decisions.   I advise companies that want to embrace this new reality of social data. Together, we... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Brighter Planet

Brighter Planet

Since 2005 Brighter Planet has pioneered the practice of computational sustainability—using hard numbers and raw data to reveal actionable opportunities and deliver measurable results. We operate at the intersection of software, science, and finance, finding surprising sustainability opportunities in the world's flows of data and money, and engineering them into scalable science-based technologies that solve modern resource... Read More →
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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 9:00am - 10:00am
Artisphere - Terrace Gallery 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

9:00am

Social Media Partnerships

When social media partnerships between two brands are announced, we typically only learn about very high-level details in a press release. But, for the brands involved, the announcement is the last stage after many assessments and negotiations that occurred prior to this point. Which brand approached the other? How were the potential benefits weighed by both parties? What benchmarks are used to measure success? How was this opportunity valued against others? This panel will answer these questions from leading experts who will provide "behind the scenes" details, anecdotes, and lessons learned that will inform and inspire your next steps when pursuing and evaluating social media partnerships.


Speakers
avatar for Brian Dresher

Brian Dresher

VP, Business Development, Mashable
Brian Dresher is Mashable’s VP of Business Development and is based out of the D.C. area. In this role, Brian identifies and manages traffic-driving, revenue-generating, and brand-building opportunities. Through these strategic areas, Brian has created new revenue streams through content and brand licensing initiatives; enhanced Mashable’s content partnerships with established media brands including CNN, Yahoo, Washington Post, Sky News... Read More →
avatar for Alexis Juneja

Alexis Juneja

Alexis is Co-Founder; VP, Strategic Development of the Curbed Network. The Curbed Network delivers intelligence on real estate & interior design (Curbed.com), restaurants & dining (Eater.com), fashion & shopping (Racked.com) and urban travel (Gridskipper.com). Through the years, Alexis has been involved in every stage of company development from incorporation, to ad sales to capital raising; she now focuses on strategic... Read More →
avatar for Wayne Lin

Wayne Lin

Wayne Lin is a Director of Product Management at Opower and is responsible for the company's suite of web products. This includes a recently announced social energy application, launched in partnership with Facebook and NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council). Opower is a cleantech software company that helps utilities with customer engagement and energy efficiency. It makes energy use personally relevant, helping people use energy more... Read More →
JT

Justin Thorp

HelloWallet
Justin Thorp serves as the marketing manager at HelloWallet where he helps craft the company’s message and marketing strategy. | | Prior to joining HelloWallet, Justin oversaw the Publisher Happiness Group at Clearspring. He crafted and executed on the community & marketing strategies that saw the user base for the AddThis sharing platform grow to well over 9 million websites that reach over 1 billion people per month. He also did... Read More →

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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 9:00am - 10:00am
Artisphere - Blackbox Theater 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

9:00am

Trends & Innovative uses of Mobile APIs

Developers have a wealth of services to choose from when building applications today.  Join this session to hear about the variety of options, today’s trends and examples of what innovative developers are doing with API’s.


Speakers
avatar for Keith Casey

Keith Casey

Principal, CaseySoftware, LLC
Keith Casey served as the Director of Product for Clarify.io working to make APIs easier, more consistent, and solve real world problems. Previously, as a Developer Evangelist at Twilio, he worked to get good technology into the hands of good people to do great things. In his spare time, he works to build and support the Austin technology community, blogs at CaseySoftware.com and is fascinated by monkeys. He is also a co-author of “A... Read More →
avatar for Hemang Gadhia

Hemang Gadhia

Hemang was the Founder & CEO of Condaptive, a mobile technology startup that derived audience segmentation through the innovative analysis of data. Within a year of its founding, Condaptive was acquired by Millennial Media, the leading ad network in the mobile space. | | Hemang is now SVP, Audience Intelligence for Millennial Media where he leads the company's efforts in leveraging audience segmentation to help advertisers and... Read More →
avatar for Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric has a dozen years of online content, code and strategy experience. | | His work using web technology and platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare to boost the profile and capacity of nonprofits, begun at the Case Foundation, continues at el-studio.com. | | Prior to founding el-studio.com, he led both web content and development teams. | | At the Case Foundation, where Eric was Director of Technology, he oversaw code... Read More →
avatar for Mikhail Panchenko

Mikhail Panchenko

I work on strorage infrastructure at SimpleGeo. My interests include distributed systems, scalable storage, hosted services, and mobile applications. Before SimpleGeo I worked on various backend bits at Flickr. I greatly enjoy creative mashups.

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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 9:00am - 10:00am
Artisphere - Dome Theatre 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

9:30am

Social Media and Analytics

Is it true that if you can’t measure it, it’s not worth doing? Can you measure social media promotions, communications and influence? As long as organizations put hard dollars towards social media, attention will be focused on measuring the outcome. The need to better understand the value and application of web analytics data and social media measurement is critical for companies that want to compete online.


Speakers
avatar for Danielle Brigida

Danielle Brigida

Sr. Manager of Social Strategy and Integration, National Wildlife Federation
I'm passionate about using technology to connect people to wildlife and nature.
avatar for Em Hall

Em Hall

I'm a communicator who specializes in digital strategy, social media, and online marketing. I also like buses and trains. As the Retail Marketing Manager at Goodwill of Greater Washington I helped implement an award-winning social media strategy built around fashion. As the Web Communications Manager at the USO, I interacted with online fans, followers, and donors worldwide in support of our Troops. These days I stay busy with... Read More →
avatar for Carie Lewis

Carie Lewis

Dir of Emerging Media | The Humane Society of the United States | As Director of Emerging Media at The Humane Society of the United States, Carie is the lead social media strategist for the nation’s largest and most effective animal welfare organization.

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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 9:30am - 10:30am
Artisphere - Ballroom 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

10:00am

Social Sells Washington: How Engaging Online Became the New Retail Politics sponsored by NMS

To what extent does social media conversation have an impact on the race for a GOP presidential candidate and the major issues discussed going into the 2012 elections? This panel will examine the role online intelligence can play in campaigns, from predicting election outcomes to gathering campaign insights from an increasing volume of conversation. Panelists will discuss findings from an ongoing study using a public affairs focused “Buzzmark”  to examine the correlation between social data, poll data and those who take office.

PANELISTS:                                                                                                                         

  • JP Freire, Senior Communications Strategist, New Media Strategies
  • Kristen Soltis, Director of Policy Research, The Winston Group
  • Eli Kaplan, Rising Tide Interactive
  • Mindy Finn, Twitter

 


Sponsors
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NMS

  New Media Strategies has a record unmatched by any other social media marketing firm: more than 2,000 social media marketing campaigns for 85 different industries; unparalleled experience giving clients a distinct advantage in the marketplace. Founded in 1999 by former pollster Pete Snyder, named one of the "Best Bosses in America" by Fortune Small Business, NMS has played a leading role in defining social media marketing, metrics and... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Artisphere - Blackbox Theater 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

10:00am

Mobile Policy Panel sponsored by AT&T

Spectrum is the wireless equivalent of oxygen. It is the finite amount of radio waves that connect people and devices via mobile broadband. Everything from digital textbooks to connected laptops to cell phones to tablets use spectrum. As we increasingly rely on mobile connectivity throughout our society, demand for spectrum is increasing exponentially. The government controls how this precious and finite resource is used. We aim to discuss the various approaches to solving our nation’s spectrum problems, in order to make more spectrum available keep pace with consumer demand and promote continued investment and innovation in the mobile space.


Speakers
JK

Jim Kohlenberger

Jim Kohlenberger is a former White House policy advisor to two U.S. Presidents, is President of JK Strategies -- a public policy consulting practice, serves as Executive Director of jobs4america, and serves on the board of the Benton Foundation. Most recently, Kohlenberger served as Chief of Staff for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) where he helped craft the President's innovation strategy, advanced policies to... Read More →
MW

Morgan W. Reed

Executive Director, ACT | The App Association
Morgan specializes in issues dealing with software development and intellectual property in the digital age. His commentary and insight has been sought by the Senate Commerce Committee, House Judiciary Committee, the Senate High Tech Working Group, the Congressional Caucus on Intellectual Property and Piracy, and numerous state governments. Morgan has been called on as a technology expert for major news networks including Fox, MSNBC, CBS CNBC... Read More →
avatar for Peter Rysavy

Peter Rysavy

Rysavy Research LLC is a consulting firm that has specialized in wireless technology since 1993. Projects have included reports on the evolution of wireless technology, spectrum analysis for broadband services, evaluation of wireless technology capabilities, strategic consultations, system design, articles, courses and webcasts, network performance measurement, and test reports. Clients include more than seventy-five organizations. Peter... Read More →
avatar for Paul de Sa

Paul de Sa

Paul de Sa has been Chief of the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis (OSP) since joining the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in July 2009. He reports to the FCC's Chairman and leads a group that includes economists, lawyers, technologists, and visiting academics who work on a variety of issues before the Commission, such as merger reviews, broadband adoption and deployment, and spectrum policy. Prior to joining the... Read More →

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AT&T

More than a century ago, Alexander Graham Bell's historic phone call to Watson marked the beginning of a new voice communications era. The Bell Systems' founders knew that for technology to succeed they needed a sustained research and development organization dedicated to fostering continued innovation. AT&T Bell Labs (first known as Bell Telephone Laboratories) was created in 1925 to answer the call and meet the needs of the future. Through... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Artisphere - Dome Theatre 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

10:00am

Self-Starters: Disruptive Entrepreneurs

We have 2 talks in this session...

10:00am Ruha Devanesan:

As new and disruptive models emerge in the Western music industry (North America and Europe), adapting to the shift in music consumption to digital, these models can and should open doors to musicians in developing countries, typically viewed as a sort of 'raw material' in the production chain of old music models, to take charge of their music and be the creators, publicists and distributors of their own music to a global audience.

PeaceTones works in the space between old and new music models to bridge the knowledge and access gaps that we see standing between talented musicians in developing countries and the full potential they can reach with their music by using tools such as social media and direct-to-fan fundraising and distribution platforms.

10:30am Jonathan Gosier

Jonathan will discuss “The 5 Most Disruptive Innovations I’ve Seen” - it discusses industries and concepts which are rapidly changing in the wake of new technology. 

Jonathan Gosier is a designer, software developer, lover of data science and the co-founder of metaLayer.com which aims to change how you analyze content by offering products for atomizing and visualizing data. From 2009 to 2011 he served as Director of Product for SwiftRiver at Ushahidi working on an open-source platform for drawing insight from real-time communication during crisis events. The SwiftRiver project was awarded the 2011 Knight News Challenge award for its potential to improve the data journalism and news gathering process.

In 2009 Jon spoke at TED in Oxford, UK about his company Appfrica and one of their projects which connected rural African villages with the internet through a call center and light infrastructure. The service, in collaboration with non-profit OpenMind, was called QuestionBox and allowed people with no access to the internet to ask questions and get timely, vetted answers. Jon is also the organizer of the annual Apps4Africa competition which encourages African software developers to develop solutions to local problems. In addition to TED, Jon has been invited to present at the Economist's Ideas Economy, Google Zeitgeist and Personal Democracy Forum. Links to articles about his work, presentation slides and video of passed events Jon has spoken at can be found at his blog GosDot.com


Speakers
RD

Ruha Devanesan

I work as Vice President and Executive Director of the Internet Bar Organization. In my capacity as Executive Director, I've led the design and implementation of several social justice initiatives, of which PeaceTones is my personal favorite. The PeaceTones Initiative helps talented, unknown artists from developing nations build their careers while giving back to their communities. Through PeaceTones, we're looking to rework the traditional... Read More →
avatar for Jon Gosier

Jon Gosier

COO, MetaLayer
I am a software developer, writer, designer and technologist working at the intersection of data science and global development. | | | | As the Founder of Appfrica where I currently serve as the Director of Advocacy, I help to raise awareness about many issues related to financing early stage African entrepreneurs. I’m also the Founder and Chief Operations Officer at MetaLayer, which makes software products for data analysis and... Read More →

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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Artisphere - Terrace Gallery 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

10:30am

Dating and Data
Speakers
avatar for Andreas Weigend

Andreas Weigend

Hi there, I am Andreas Weigend. My expertise is in social and mobile technologies and in consumer behavior: I study people and the data they create. In today's increasingly digitized world, consumers are sharing data in unprecedented ways. This Social Data Revolutionrepresents a deep shift in how people make purchasing and lifestyle decisions.   I advise companies that want to embrace this new reality of social data. Together, we... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 10:30am - 11:00am
Artisphere - Ballroom 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

11:00am

Future Media Trends Keynote: David Shing

As the digital landscape continues to shift towards a more humanized experience, attention is becoming the new currency. The old model was about campaigns.  The new model is driven by fueling meaningful conversations and curating relevant content. Join David as he provides a roadmap for the future path of the digital journey.


Speakers
avatar for David Shing

David Shing

David Shing is AOL's Digital Prophet, a position he took up in AOL's New York HQ in January 2011. In this role David works across both North American and International territories to identify new opportunities for the business and assist in building the external profile of the company across the globe.  Prior to moving to New York, David was based in London and held the position of VP Media & Marketing for AOL Europe... Read More →

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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Artisphere - Blackbox Theater 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

11:00am

Mobile Apps: From Smartphones to Tablets and beyond (designing for mobile audiences)

Designing for mobile audiences across smartphones, tablets and other devices, requires a different approach - one that understands mobile behaviors, interactions and the variety of devices on the market. See how the product and design experts behind today’s apps are approaching this challenge.


Speakers
avatar for Brett Battjer

Brett Battjer

Working to bring surprise and delight to consumers around the world every day, Brett was an early product hire at LivingSocial and hasworked horizontally across all areas of the company. He's now responsible for LivingSocial Takeout & Delivery
avatar for Sol Lipman

Sol Lipman

Co-Founder of 12seconds.tv, Rally Up and Mobile Evangelist at AOL.
avatar for Nick O'Neill

Nick O'Neill

1. Serial internet entrepreneur. | 2. Avid blogger. | 3. Full-time tinkerer Specialties: writing, programming, brainstorming, marketing, hustling Co-founder, Holler.com
avatar for Jody Thomas

Jody Thomas

Jody is the Director of Visual Design at EightShapes, designing visually compelling experiences that achieve business objectives while delighting users. Jody has designed interactive experiences for use across multiple media: online, software, mobile, tablet, large touch screens and print. Each medium offers distinct challenges but Jody enjoys exploring the nuances of each canvas. | | | During her career she led teams and large scale... Read More →
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Geno Yoham

As General Manager of Winamp, Geno is responsible for leading the product strategy for one of the world’s most popular and iconic media managers. Winamp was an early leader in the digital music revolution and is still a top choice by users to manage and entrust their music libraries. The recently released Winamp for Android is the most popular free 3rd party music managers for Android mobile devices. | | Prior to Winamp, Geno led the... Read More →

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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Artisphere - Dome Theatre 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

11:00am

Open Source & Open Data presented by Phase2 Technology

Open Data can release the power of government into the hands of the people, but will also present new challenges as we develop standards to share and and system to manipulate this data. The Open Government Initiative can look to existing data formats, such as XBLR and KML (and the toolstacks that support them), to see how to proceed. Learn what open source communities have done to foster effective open data strategies at the federal level, and explore the opportunities and possibilities that open technologies can create to build platforms for heightened citizen engagement. Join Phase2 Technology,  Development Seed, Sunlight Foundation, and USAID as they discuss the real impact of technology for making Open Data accessible and usable.


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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →
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Phase2 Technology

Phase2 Technology designs and develops enterprise Drupal platforms for publishing and media companies, government and non-profit organizations. Phase2’s team of creative designers, business analysts, software developers, and project managers also are passionate contributors to the open-source community building several widely used Drupal distributions including OpenPublish, OpenPublic and Open Atrium. Find out more at... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Artisphere - Ballroom 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

11:00am

Startups for Good

There's an interesting new trend we're seeing, as a number of startups are focusing their efforts on improving society in some way. Whether it's the core focus of their business or a byproduct, startups are making an effort to positively impact the world around us. Join this exciting group of startups as they discuss this trend and why they've chosed their own particular company missions.


Speakers
avatar for Alex Budak

Alex Budak

Alex Budak is a social entrepreneur and travel writer, and is currently the co-founder of StartSomeGood.com, a platform for empowering social innovators. He recently completed a Masters in Public Policy at Geogretown University, focusing on the intersection of technology and social entrepreneurship. His econometrics-based thesis, "Facebook, Twitter and Barack Obama: New Media and the 2008 Presidential election," is the first such paper to... Read More →
avatar for Blake Hall

Blake Hall

I thrive on creativity and the company of intelligent, driven people. I love to lead teams working on important problems. I am generally suspicious of people who wear jean shorts. I enjoy criticism and learning from my mistakes. My passion ranges from acute circumstances, putting out a fire I started in my friend's home in Sydney, to chronic problems, making a different for the military community.
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Geoff Livingston

President and Founder, Tenacity 5 Media
Geoff Livingston is an author, public speaker and strategist who helps companies and nonprofits develop fantastic marketing programs. He brings people together, virtually and physically to build loyal networks for business, change and higher knowledge. | | A former journalist, Livingston continues to write, and has authored four books, including Marketing in the Round and the social media primer Welcome to the Fifth Estate... Read More →
avatar for Neil Shah

Neil Shah

I am the co-founder and Executive Director of a company that develops and executes educational programs to think in an innovative way about entrepreneurship. | | Some other things about me: I'm a scuba divemaster, professional chess player, web developer D.C./VA Real Estate Agent, classical guitarist, and a huge fan of wine.  | | I have started 4 businesses in the past 4 years, some successful, some not. I love meeting all people and... Read More →
avatar for David Simnick

David Simnick

Dave Simnick is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of SoapBox Soaps and TalkChalk. As an Eagle Scout, Dave’s dream was to found for-profit companies with a social mission at their core. Since then, he has worked as a consultant to USAID, the U.S. Army, Michelle Rhee, the U.S. Senate, and was a Teach for America educator in Northern Philadelphia. He founded SoapBox Soaps, a company whose mission is to donate bars of aid soap for every bar... Read More →

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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Artisphere - Terrace Gallery 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

11:00am

Data/Fields

"Sharply installed and smartly edited mini-survey of cutting-edge contemporary art… the works in ‘Data/Fields’ sharpen your senses, even as they blur the boundary between sight and sound." –
The Washington Post

Internationally renowned sound artist RICHARD CHARTIER brings together a celebrated group of international artists for Data/Fields, a thought-provoking new media exhibit which explores the connection between the viewer and the flow and transfer of data at Artisphere—on view through November 27. These selected and commissioned works by CALEB COPPOCK (U.S.), MARK FELL (U.K.), ANDY GRAYDON (U.S./Germany), RYOJI IKEDA (Japan), FRANCE JOBIN (Canada) act as hubs of sensory information—sites of signal, noise, presence, and absence.  The viewer/listener becomes another connection, another point, in the flow and transferral of data. Data/Fields marks the artists’ gallery debut in the Washington, DC-area and includes two premiere exhibitions in the United States. The exhibit is a part of Artisphere’s ongoing commitment to present a forum for innovative new media that encourages visitors to discover and experience art through sensory touch, sound, and feel.  Data/Fields is curated by renowned sound artist Richard Chartier. 


http://artisphere.com/calendar/event-details/Visual-Arts/DATA-FIELDS.aspx


Thursday November 10, 2011 11:00am - 9:00pm
Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

1:00pm

Keynote: Building the World We Want: Technology, Activism & Civic Infrastructure

Building the World We Want: Technology, Activism & Civic Infrastructure

As next generation, tech-savvy social movements around the world have erupted in recent years, many are wondering about its impact on American civic engagement. With U.S. demographics and economic patterns mirroring those of the nation's involved in the Arab Spring, some are predicting  that the next wave of dramatic social change and participation may happen right here at home. But what will that look like? How is the next generation of social change agents already re-imagining civic engagement? And what role does technology, digital media and innovation play in that process? 

 


Speakers
avatar for Erica Williams

Erica Williams

Social/political commentator, activist, Senior Strategist at Citizen Engagement Lab.

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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Artisphere - Terrace Gallery 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

1:00pm

Entrepreneurial Resources in the Region

This session is part of the New Ventures track at the DCWEEK Core Conference. A variety of speakers will give brief overviews of the various resources available for entrepreneurs across the region. Even if you're an experienced entrepreneur, you don't want to miss this as there will most certainly be some new options you didn't know about. 


Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Aberman

Jonathan Aberman

Jonathan is the founder and Managing Director of Amplifier Ventures (http://amplifierventures.com), a seed and early stage venture capital fund based in Mclean, VA. Since 2005 Amplifier has helped to start 14 new technology companies, including BrightHub, Cardstar, Hook Mobile and Zenoss. He is also the founder and President of FounderCorps (http://foundercorps.org) a Virginia not for profit that provides experienced mentors to partners... Read More →
avatar for Zvi Band

Zvi Band

CEO, Contactually
I'm a hacker/founder. I'm passionate about building products for a better world, building a better community, and hopefully some personal success while doing it. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Guilty of: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | http://contactually.com... Read More →
avatar for Dean Chang

Dean Chang

Dean Chang oversees the nationally acclaimed venture creation programs at the University of Maryland as the Mtech Ventures/TAP director. Dean teaches a variety of technology entrepreneurship courses and is a strong advocate of preparing students to compete in the 21st century by weaving technology, business, and entrepreneurship together. Dean previously held the roles of CTO and Vice President, Gaming Business of Immersion Corporation, a company... Read More →
avatar for Peter Mellen

Peter Mellen

Peter Mellen is an entrepreneur with 20 years of experience working in online business and commercial real estate. His current projects include Mellen Investment Properties, a real estate investing firm that manages and develops residential and commercial properties, and Netcito, a network of peer advisory groups for entrepreneurs. He also served recently as Co-Founder and CEO of Edison|Wright, where he launched one of the first PACE... Read More →
RR

Robert Rosenbaum

Mr. Rosenbaum is an accomplished strategy, finance and operations executive with a 30 year history of building and managing high performance teams and organizations, both entrepreneurial and corporate. As President and Executive Director, Rob is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership to ensure TEDCO’s position as a national leader in technology transfer from academic and federal research labs, as a seed and early-stage... Read More →

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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Artisphere - Spectrum Theater 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

1:00pm

Creative Mobile Marketing: From QR codes to in-app selling

With mobile devices becoming our first point of contact with the Internet, marketing to reach your audience faces new challenges. Come learn about new and innovative approaches to mobile marketing.


Speakers
avatar for Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown

Sr Engineer | Millennial Media | Christopher Brown is a Senior Engineer at Millennial Media, the nation's largest independent mobile advertising company. At Millennial, he develops for several mobile platforms including iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone 7, and helps create tools to support publishers and developers. He co-founded TapMetrics, a mobile analytics company, that was acquired in 2010. Chris holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Pointer

Jessica Pointer

Jessica Pointer is a digital communications advisor at the American Petroleum Institute (API) where she manages several of trade association’s education and advocacy websites, including  EnergyTomorrow.org and often advises many of the organization’s member companies on web best practices. Her expertise within API includes ensuring the company’s websites and advertising are mobile friendly, and she has... Read More →
avatar for Michael Scully

Michael Scully

Michael Scully joined 2ergo in November 2009 as General Manager and Business Director of the Americas market unit. As a confessed "mobile business leader with a code habit," Michael combines technical expertise, advanced business acumen, years of experience in mobile, and the spirit of a serial entrepreneur to drive innovation in 2ergo's route to market in the Americas. Formerly at Virgin Mobile USA, Michael drove significant growth as Senior... Read More →
avatar for Chris Watland

Chris Watland

Chris is passionate about entrepreneurship, problem solving, and seeking adventure.  Prior to co-founding Signal, Chris worked at PwC and obtained a B.S. from Purdue University.


Thursday November 10, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Artisphere - Dome Theatre 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

1:00pm

Design: Creative Direction

Great design is, more often than not, a team sport. In DCWeek's 'Creative Direction' Panel, we'll meet some of the most accomplished creative directors in the game, and learn about the trials and tribulations that go into creating successful work.  Featuring Jill Spaeth of Citizen Creative, Zach Goodwin of iStrategyLabs, David Robinson of AOL, and Mike Macadaan of UrbanDig.


Speakers
avatar for Zach Goodwin

Zach Goodwin

Creative Director, iStrategyLabs
Zach Goodwin is the Creative Director of iStrategyLabs. Zach finds it unnatural to write in the third person but if he had to, he would brag in the following ways: Zach is an obsessive-compulsive designer, an inventive writer, and a two-time ADDY and Webby winner. He is also prone to being blondish and over-tall. | | For the last 5 years, Zach has lost sleep in pursuit of campaigns, identities, commercials, websites, iOS apps... Read More →
avatar for Mike Macadaan

Mike Macadaan

Mike is a User Experience professional, advisor and entrepreneur located in Los Angeles. With a background in Interaction Design, Visual Design and Product Development, Mike has developed and improved products for over 14 years. His experience in creating multidisciplinary strategies and tactics to solve research, design, and differentiation problems has repeatedly lead to positive results. Most recently Mike was the VP of User Experience... Read More →
avatar for David Robinson

David Robinson

I used to drive around in a van playing music with a bunch of other really smelly punks, that's when I got the tattoos. The music and community were great, the rigors of touring were not. Now I'm Head of Mobile UX and Design at AOL in Palo Alto making some pretty interesting stuff for Moviefone, Engadget, TechCrunch, Editions and more. Previously, I was called other names like, Chief Pixel Thief at Yahoo! I've also started up some stuff and sit... Read More →
avatar for Jill Spaeth

Jill Spaeth

Jill Spaeth has been in the design business for almost ten years fulfilling her dream of working in design and furthering the field with meaningful, thoughtful and purposeful examples of design excellence. Jill is the owner of Citizen Creative, a DC based design studio where the name “Citizen” represents an allegiance to gorgeous, thoughtful design. Citizen Creative focuses on experience design, specifically space identity, wayfinding signage... Read More →

Sponsors
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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Artisphere - Ballroom 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

1:00pm

Responsibility in Media in a Global Age

In recent months the world has seen how rapidly news can travel across social media channels - and the impact it can have. Access to the tools has changed reporting and news delivery. What are the implications for reporters and news outlets in today's world? What are it's global impacts and what responsibilities do organizations have when news travels faster than fact checkers? Join this all-star panel for a fascinating conversation about media in this global and digital age.

 


Speakers
avatar for Alexander Howard

Alexander Howard

Senior Editor, Technology and Society, Huffington Post
In May 2015, Alexander B. Howard became the first senior editor for technology and society at The Huffington Post. He is a former research fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and the Ash Center for Democratic Innovation in Governance at the Harvard Kennedy School. In 2013, Howard founded e-PluribusUnum.org, a blog focused on open government and civic technology. Previously, he was the Washington Correspondent... Read More →
avatar for Caroline McCarthy

Caroline McCarthy

Caroline McCarthy is a writer and editor who worked as a journalist for five years covering technology for CNET.com, writing the column "The Social" and appearing as a commentator on MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," NBC's "Today," CBS' "The Early Show," and her personal favorite, G4's "Attack of the Show."  She currently puts her writing skills to work on the marketing team at Google.
avatar for Anthony De Rosa

Anthony De Rosa

Social Media Editor | Reuters
avatar for Rachel Sklar

Rachel Sklar

Editor at Large | Change The Ratio | Founder of #ChangeTheRatio, advisor to awesome startups, member of secret societies, robust tweeter, media addict on the loose. I love the ladies and you should, too.

Sponsors
avatar for iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Artisphere - Blackbox Theater 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

1:00pm

FounderCorps: Office Hours

Come by the lobby of the Spectrum Theater (venue for the entire Venture Track) and meet with Founder Corps members to get advice, mentorship, and feedback on your startup, company, or idea.  Check out http://foundercorps.org/ for more information on the organization, and don't miss this opportunity to meet with experienced technology entrepreneurs!

 


Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Aberman

Jonathan Aberman

Jonathan is the founder and Managing Director of Amplifier Ventures (http://amplifierventures.com), a seed and early stage venture capital fund based in Mclean, VA. Since 2005 Amplifier has helped to start 14 new technology companies, including BrightHub, Cardstar, Hook Mobile and Zenoss. He is also the founder and President of FounderCorps (http://foundercorps.org) a Virginia not for profit that provides experienced mentors to partners... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Artisphere - Spectrum Theater 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

1:30pm

Funding Warm-Up

Immediately following the "Entrepreneurial Resources" session, hear from Tech Cocktail, Fortify.vc & the Washington Business Journal on their own research and perspectives around early stage investment and insights into the state of launching ventures in the DC region and beyond -- followed by the "Getting Funded" panel at 2pm.  There will be some time for "open mic" - so get ready to share in a rapid fire open mic format who you are, what you're working on, and how much funding you're looking for (if any).


Speakers
avatar for Adam Fazackerley

Adam Fazackerley

Adam is a General Partner with Fortify.vc - a seed and early-stage venture fund based in Northern Virginia. | | His experience previous to joining Fortify.vc focused on building start-ups and brands from the ground up. Fazackerley founded concept2creations (c2c) in 1999 with the mission of designing and producing professional web, print, graphic and strategic marketing solutions that delivered clear and concise corporate messaging... Read More →
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Bill Flook

Bill Flook covers IT, biotech and venture capital for the Washington Business Journal. As one of the WBJ’s two tech reporters, he spends most of his time writing about entrepreneurship and the startup scene. Bill joined the Business Journal in June 2010 after four years on the Virginia politics and government beat for the Washington Examiner, where he covered the Kaine and McDonnell administrations as well as local, state and federal elections... Read More →
avatar for Frank Gruber

Frank Gruber

CEO & Cofounder, Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail)
I grew up in the Midwest heartland and I'm an entrepreneur, new media journalist, and angel investor. I cofounded Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail) in 2006, which has grown into a hub for the creative class, offering tech startup focused news, events, and resources.
JP

Jonathon Perrelli

Jonathon Perrelli started Fortify.vc in May 2011 after founding, leading and exiting four startups over the past 17 years. His experience ranges from founding pre-IPO venture-backed startups to executive level roles with publicly traded companies. He has been a successful angel, investing in startups such as Plaxo, FormSpring and numerous cyber-security firms, and is now a venture capitalist focused on seed and early-stage investments. Prior to... Read More →

Sponsors
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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Artisphere - Spectrum Theater 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

1:30pm

Special Keynote: Turning Online Connections into Real World Action

Turning Online Connections into Real World Action


Speakers
avatar for Amanda Rose

Amanda Rose

Amanda has lived and worked in Toronto, Atlanta, Buenos Aires, Madrid, London and lately home seems to be wherever her suitcase is parked. She is Founder of Connect the Dots Foundation; established in 2009 to incubate and craft fresh global campaigns and initiatives that use technology to connect people offline for a good cause.   Amanda spent the first part of her career working in non-traditional roles within boutique creative... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Artisphere - Terrace Gallery 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

2:00pm

#Winning Mobile Campaigns sponsored by Ford

How is mobile being effectively used in marketing campaigns today? What's possible in the future? Join us for a panel discussion with practitioners from Brands, Agency and tech companies who are innovating in this space.


Speakers
BJ

Brian Jurutka

As Senior Vice President of Telecommunications Solutions at comScore, Inc., Brian consults with companies in the wireless and wireline ecosystems to provide consumer, competitor and marketplace insights, allowing clients to make critical data-driven marketing and product development decisions. Brian manages key strategic relationships with major wireless carriers and Internet service providers. Previously, Brian managed comScore’s banking... Read More →
avatar for Brian Wong

Brian Wong

CEO, Kiip
Brian Wong is the co-founder and CEO of Kiip (pronounced “keep”), a category-creating mobile rewards network that is redefining mobile advertising through an innovative platform that leverages “moments of achievement” in games and apps to simultaneously benefit users, developers and advertisers. Backed by American Express, Interpublic Group, Hummer Winblad, Relay Ventures, True Ventures, Verizon, and others, the company... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Ford

Ford

Ford Motor Company


Thursday November 10, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Artisphere - Dome Theatre 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

2:00pm

Code for the Future: HTML5 & beyond

Native apps vs web apps that is the question. How does HTML5 play into an application development strategy? Who’s using what, why, when and how? This session will dive deep into emerging web/mobile standards that affect developers, designers, entrepreneurs and brands of all kinds.


Speakers
avatar for Jon Long

Jon Long

Internet enthusiast, Creative Technologist at iStrategyLabs.
avatar for Owais Malik

Owais Malik

Owais Malik is a technology guru for Discovery Communications. He architects Streaming Video, Flash, HTML 5, and optimizes code for mobile platforms. His work has been integral to the foundation of sites including discovery.com, aol.com and AOL's Welcome Screen. | | Owais is working on his MFA in Film & Digital Media at American University. | | He's also a bad mother-- (shut your mouth).
avatar for Arun Ranganathan

Arun Ranganathan

Maven | arunranga.com | Arun's worked on the Netscape browser and on Firefox, spending about 10 years of his adult life working on the Mozilla open source project. He also worked as an architect at AOL, and currently writes and acts in New York city, as well as co-founded South Asian language startup samosapedia.com
avatar for Jen Simmons

Jen Simmons

The Web Ahead
Dubbed “the Terry Gross of the tech industry,” Jen Simmons is the host and executive producer of The Web Ahead. Her in-depth interviews explain emerging technology and predict the future of the web — and won the 2015 Net Award for Podcast of the Year. | | Jen is a Designer and Developer Advocate at Mozilla, where she advocates for web standards and researches the coming revolution in graphic design on the web. She’s... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Artisphere - Ballroom 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

2:00pm

Getting Funded

Getting funded may seem like an impossible task. Learn about your options, how to approach funding and ask the experts your biggest funding questions.


Speakers
avatar for Taylor Davidson

Taylor Davidson

Taylor Davidson (@tdavidson) is a Senior Associate at kbs+p Ventures (@kbspvc), the thematic early-stage venture investment arm of the NYC advertising agency kbs+p. He is an advisor to a range of early-stage ventures and a mentor with Launch Pad Ignition, a New Orleans-based TechStars accelerator. Over 6,000 entrepreneurs have downloaded one of his Excel template financial models for startups.
avatar for Natalia Oberti Noguera

Natalia Oberti Noguera

Founder & CEO, Pipeline Fellowship
Dubbed "The Coach" by Marie Claire, Natalia (aka Ms. Oberti Noguera) is Founder and CEO of Pipeline Fellowship, an angel investing bootcamp for women that's changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women social entrepreneurs. Natalia holds a BA in Comparative Literature & Economics from Yale. She has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Mashable, Reuters Money, TechCrunch, The New York... Read More →
avatar for Charlie O'Donnell

Charlie O'Donnell

Partner | Brooklyn Bridge Ventures | Brooklyn based VC interested in NYC area startups, and awesome people anywhere.
DR

Don Rainey

Don Rainey joined Grotech Ventures as a general partner in September 2007. With over $1B US under management, Grotech focuses on early stage information technology companies. Don currently serves on the boards of Grotech portfolio companies ARPU, Clarabridge, LivingSocial and Zenoss, as well as the Northern Virginia Chapter of the March of Dimes. In Fall 2008, Don was appointed for a second term as an emerging technology consultant to the... Read More →
avatar for Paul Singh

Paul Singh

Paul is an entrepreneur, angel investor and business consultant based in San Francisco and Washington, DC. He has mastered the art of the hustle and has the extraordinary ability to extract a business model from a rock. Also from startups. Prior to 500, he was the founder of a handful of his own startups and spent some time at PBworks, AOL and Symantec.

Sponsors
avatar for iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Artisphere - Spectrum Theater 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

2:00pm

Incorporating Social Good Into Your Mission

To expect you to add social purpose to your business just because it’s a good thing to do is foolish. Whether you're running your own company or contributing to one, you have a bottom line and other obligations to meet. But doing good is a business strategy, not merely a moral argument or trend.

In this session we'll talk about how your company--no matter its sector, size or budget--can profit from integrating a social mission, where to begin, and how to track social and financial return on investment. You'll hear from entrepreneurs who have built the lifestyle sustainability brands sweetgreen and Holstee, and from practitioners working at the intersections of social responsibility, entrepreneurship and new media. 

Don't go "good" just because you've heard you should. Without truly understanding what a social mission and how it should shape your business decisions, you will be forfeiting potential value. 



Speakers
avatar for Sloane Berrent

Sloane Berrent

Sloane Berrent is Vice President of Digital Marketing for Lippe Taylor and its sister agency ShopPR, both communications and public relations agencies in New York. Sloane has over ten years of experience in digital marketing across industries including nonprofits, early-stage startups and in the traditional agency capacity.  | | She has been blogging since 2005, first as an editor for the largest city-based blog in Los Angeles... Read More →
avatar for Nicolas Jammet

Nicolas Jammet

Nicolas Jammet and two fellow Georgetown students and food lovers spent their undergraduate years looking for a daily, healthy food option. They envisioned a simple fast-casual shop with high-quality ingredients and sustainable business practices. Their passion and entrepreneurial spirit led them to a revolutionary venture and shortly after graduation, sweetgreen was born. Since its first store in 2007, sweetgreen... Read More →
avatar for Olivia Khalili

Olivia Khalili

N/A | Cause Capitalism | Olivia Khalili works with companies to design, market and evaluate social initiatives. She is the founder of Cause Capitalism, a consultancy and online resource that helps businesses grow by implementing a social mission. Her approach stems from cross-sector experience working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, tech startups and nonprofits, and in international development in Micronesia. Currently, she's helping Ashoka... Read More →
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Michael Radparvar

I am passionate about creating a positive impact through good design. Luckily, I get to practice this everyday at Holstee, the company I cofounded with my brother Dave and best friend Fabian 5 years ago. At Holstee, the design inspiration and focus can be summed by our company Manifesto to live life fully and even further by three simple words: People, Planet + Product.

Sponsors
avatar for iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Artisphere - Terrace Gallery 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

2:00pm

Media in a Digital World

The challenges faced by traditional media companies has forced many brands to rethink business as usual. From moving operations online to building apps and testing new models, hear from people who have worked with some of the biggest names in media companies as they talk about media in a digital world.


Speakers
avatar for angie goff

angie goff

JOURNALIST, NBC WASHINGTON
NBC Washington Anchor on #facebookLIVE, Fill-In Host for NBC Early TODAY and MSNBC First Look. Find me @ohmygoff
avatar for Frank Gruber

Frank Gruber

CEO & Cofounder, Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail)
I grew up in the Midwest heartland and I'm an entrepreneur, new media journalist, and angel investor. I cofounded Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail) in 2006, which has grown into a hub for the creative class, offering tech startup focused news, events, and resources.
avatar for Susan Poulton

Susan Poulton

Susan Poulton is currently the Vice President of Content Programming at National Geographic Digital Media where she is responsible for overseeing National Geographic’s digital experiences for its not for profit mission programs and explorers. | | Prior to joining National Geographic, Susan held various content positions over nine years at AOL. As the Director of Programming and Content Production, she was responsible for revamping... Read More →
avatar for Vijay Ravindran

Vijay Ravindran

Vijay Ravindran joined The Washington Post Company as senior vice president and chief digital officer in February 2009. In his role, Ravindran focuses on digital news product development. Ravindran founded and leads WaPo Labs, which develops experimental news products, including the personalized news aggregation site Trove. Ravindran also serves in various leadership roles at SocialCode (the leading Facebook-dedicated advertising agency), The... Read More →
avatar for maria thomas

maria thomas

Maria is a pioneer and business leader in the consumer Internet world.  She is the former CEO of Etsy, long-time SVP & GM of NPR Digital and early product leader at Amazon.com.  In 2010, Maria formed Axios Ventures to help entrepreneurs and legacy organizations alike to crystallize ideas and build foundations to support lasting businesses.  She is currently advising several led start-ups, including PopVox... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Artisphere - Blackbox Theater 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

3:00pm

Entrepreneurs: Getting Over the Hump sponsored by Bingham

The most challenging time for a startup isn’t necessarily starting up - it’s getting to the next level. Listen to a panel of experienced entrepreneurs talk about the challenges and their solutions to getting beyond early-stage.

Join Andrew Ray, Stephanie Hay, Michelle Madhok and David Steinberg as they talk about what it took to get from being just an idea to a thriving business.


Speakers
avatar for Shane Green

Shane Green

Shane has been focused on data and the digitization of places, people or things since 1995. He is passionate about big, disruptive ideas that shift power to individuals and agrees that the rules of the web and mobile world can often be confused with 15th century feudalism. | | When not leading rebellions of data serfs at Personal, Shane is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a board member of the Information Technology & Innovation... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Hay

Stephanie Hay

Co-founder at FastCustomer.com. Mentor at 500 Startups. Advisor to WeSprout. Creator of CakeRock.com and NoVaCoWork. Co-organizer of DC Lean Startup Circle.
avatar for Michelle Madhok

Michelle Madhok

Michelle Madhok has always had an eye for fashion and style. Over the last ten years she has been a personal shopper for many busy women. The strong and positive reaction she received from her friends got her thinking. Before she knew it, SheFinds.com was born.  | | Prior to launching SheFinds, Michelle enjoyed a career in new media. First, she was the Director of Entertainment Marketing for CBS Broadcasting New Media and then she... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Ray

Andrew Ray

Andrew Ray represents public and private companies and financial sponsors in a broad range of corporate and finance matters. Andy has extensive experience in the telecommunications, media and technology (TMT), government contracts, and energy and project finance sectors. Since 2009, Andy has been designated a Leading Lawyer by the publication Best Lawyers in America. Prior to joining the firm, Andy served as a clerk to the Hon... Read More →
avatar for David Steinberg

David Steinberg

David J. Steinberg has over 30 years of high technology leadership experience in sales, operations, technology and executive management. He is a leader in cloud and app marketing and sales; most recently, he was CEO of one of the most successful cloud companies through its founding and sale to Symantec for $124M in 2008.  Steinberg has been active in the technology communities of Washington, DC and Silicon Valley and has grown many... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Bingham

Bingham

With 1,100 lawyers the U.S., Europe and Asia, Bingham offers market-leading practices focused on global financial services firms and Fortune 100 companies.
avatar for iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →



Thursday November 10, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Artisphere - Spectrum Theater 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

3:00pm

Food and Digital Media

One of the areas we've seen the greatest adoption of the Web and Mobile Apps is in the food and restaurant industry. Starting with the success of OpenTable, we've continued to see huge numbers of food bloggers, foodie applications, inventive restaurant websites and innovative approaches to marketing and engagement. This session will take a look at how the industry has embraced digital mediums and media and what it means to various components of the industry.


Speakers
avatar for Erin Hartigan

Erin Hartigan

As the D.C. editor for Tasting Table, Erin scours the District to find new restaurants, bars and cool ingredients to share with readers. A transplant from the warm, beachy traffic nightmare that is Los Angeles, she's spent the past 11 years figuring out how to drive in snow. Erin previously worked as the Dining Editor for washingtonpost.com and as an editor at DailyCandy. She's smitten with maple bars, gingham, bicycles and the color green.
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Winston Bao Lord

Winston Lord is co-founder and President of Venga (www.getvenga.com), a comprehensive marketing platform for restaurants and bars. An iTunes "Staff Favorite" and winner of TechCocktail's "Hottest DC Startup", Venga is a free mobile app featuring exclusive offers from over 140 of DC's best restaurants. Venga’s advisory board includes Rob Wilder (Think Food Group), Spike Mendelsohn (We, the Pizza & Good Stuff Eatery), Mike Isabella... Read More →
avatar for Amber Pfau

Amber Pfau

Amber Pfau has specialized in publicity work in the restaurant and hospitality industries for close to ten years. Since 2002, she has been a presence in Washington, D.C., working in the public relations arena, and in October 2006, she launched her own business as an independent PR consultant. |
avatar for Karen Sommer Shalett

Karen Sommer Shalett

Karen Sommer Shalett is the editor-in-chief of DC Magazine, a Washington-area lifestyle glossy covering the region's top innovators and events. DC magazine is the go-to guide for those looking for foresight and insight into the latest dining, style, culture and design trends in the city. | | In addition to previously working as a columnist for The Washington Post's Style and Sunday Source sections, Karen has freelanced for Women's Wear... Read More →

Sponsors
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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Artisphere - Blackbox Theater 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

3:00pm

Solution Oriented Visual Design

Good design is not about pretty pictures - it's about solving problems, making products and websites easy to use and driving users down the right path. Avoiding user-frustration can be a challenging when balancing the needs of the business as well as advertising, technology limitations, browser issues, etc. See how this group of talented designers and product developers tackles that challenge.


Speakers
avatar for Pamela Castillo

Pamela Castillo

Pamela Castillo is the Director of Product at Fashism, an online community for fashion & shopping advice, where she oversees their web and mobile products, designing solutions that will drive the company's business goals as well as delight their users. Previously, she launched Market Publique, an online marketplace for vintage fashion, where she developed the brand & vision, executed the marketing & social media strategy and collaborated in... Read More →
avatar for Michael Galpert

Michael Galpert

Michael Galpert aka MSG is one of the founders of Aviary, a suite of creative apps . In his day to day he works on strategic business development, expanding Aviary’s footprint and product offerings. He is driven by a passion to help others do what they love and currently sits on the advisory board for Web 2.0 Expo New York, is a mentor for TechStars NYC, and a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Helps organize... Read More →
avatar for Andy Mangold

Andy Mangold

Andy is a designer born and raised in Pennsylvania and now proudly living in Baltimore, Maryland. In the spring of 2011 he co-founded Friends of The Web along with his three favorite people. The small design and development studio builds websites and mobile applications for themselves and others. He is passionate about connecting people, through the Internet or otherwise, authorship, typography, and hip-hop.
avatar for Jayna Wallace

Jayna Wallace

Jayna Wallace is an accomplished Hybrid UX / Visual Designer with 11+ years experience in interactive media, specializing in the design of consumer-facing web applications. For the past five years, Jayna was worked exclusively as a remote employee collaborating with geographically distributed teams, and presented on the topic at SXSWi, NxNEi and Geekend in Savannah. Jayna has worked for AOL, Myspace and Abbott Nutrition, and currently holds the... Read More →

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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Artisphere - Ballroom 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

3:00pm

Strategy: Social Good & Marketing

Join this lively group of entrepreneurs and social good experts as they discuss strategies for marketing social good ventures.


Speakers
avatar for Farrah Bostic

Farrah Bostic

I am a strategist and creative technologist with expertise in digital experiences and services that are social and mobile from the ground up. I've been a copywriter, planner, brand strategist, and an innovations lead, working for some of the most creative agencies in the world (Wieden + Kennedy, TBWA\Chiat\Day, Mad Dogs & Englishmen) on some of the biggest brands in the world (Apple, Microsoft, NBC-Universal Television's Syfy Channel and USA... Read More →
avatar for Chris Heuer

Chris Heuer

Specialist, Social Business for Deloitte Consulting. Postdigital Architect. Founder/Chairman, Social Media Club. UX/IA Guy. Game Changer.
avatar for Tereza Nemessanyi

Tereza Nemessanyi

Tereza is CEO and co-founder of Honestly Now (www.honestlynow.com), the Q&A social game that helps us make the best personal decisions -- by getting the answers we need to our burning questions, anytime, and anywhere. She's on a mission to make the world measurably better by being honest with ourselves and each other. Honestly Now is backed by Golden Seeds and Canrock Ventures. A seasoned media and technology entrepreneur and executive... Read More →
avatar for David Raper

David Raper

VP, Thrifts Retail at Housing Works
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Erica Williams

Social/political commentator, activist, Senior Strategist at Citizen Engagement Lab.

Sponsors
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iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Artisphere - Terrace Gallery 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

3:00pm

The Future of Mobile Money

The way we make payments and manage money has rapidly changed, allowing consumers and businesses more flexibility and opportunity. Join this session to hear from the experts about the current landscape of mobile payment systems, how they can be used by individuals, businesses and more - and the evolution of this space. The team brings experience from Paypal, Dwolla, FeeFighters and other payment systems. 


Speakers
avatar for Oktay Dogramaci

Oktay Dogramaci

Director, Emerging Opportunities, PayPal Oktay is responsible for non-profit and donation-related global product features globally. He was a co-founder and CTO of MissionFish, eBay Inc.’s non-profit partner for cause marketing and donation programs. MissionFish has been an eBay partner since 2003 and has helped raise a quarter of a billion dollars for charities. Oktay is also responsible for integrating those donation and nonprofit related... Read More →
avatar for Stella Fayman

Stella Fayman

Stella Fayman is a founding member of FeeFighters, where business owners compare shop credit card processors. She is also co-founder of Entrepreneurs Unpluggd, an event focused on showcasing the stories behind successful entrepreneurs. Stella runs Ignite Chicago, and mentors high school students through the Future Founders program. She recently became an Community Advisory Board Member for the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center.
avatar for Matt Jacobson

Matt Jacobson

Head of Mkt Dev | Facebook | Matt Jacobson serves as the Head of Market Development at Facebook where he has focused on strategic partnerships that connect people to some of the world’s most recognized brands since joining the company in 2005. In this role, Matt helps spearhead creative marketing programs, including successful projects that leverage the Facebook platform to help companies crowd-source products, pricing and philanthropy.
avatar for Ben Milne

Ben Milne

My name is Ben Milne. I’m currently living in Des Moines Iowa building a company called Dwolla. Our company is built around the simple idea that moving money should be easy, affordable, transparent, and safe. I believe wealth should be distributed among populations without inherently being diminished through the act of distribution.

Sponsors
avatar for iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Artisphere - Dome Theatre 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

3:00pm

Behind the Scenes with the Smithsonian

Ever wanted to step behind the scenes at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History to see dinosaur bones, woolly mammoth hair and more? This is your chance! Ten randomly selected participants will be invited to tour the Paleobiology Department's collections with collections manager, Dave Bohaska. 

To be entered into the lottery for this event, register here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/smithsoniantweetup_dcweek2011

 



Thursday November 10, 2011 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20560

4:00pm

Leading A Growing Company: Are Your People Engaged, Aligned, Empowered And On Fire?

Ambrose Co-CEO Greg Slamowitz will discuss techniques for leading a growing company. Learn about aligning human capital, developing corporate culture, embracing change, among other managerial and leadership techniques for start-ups and small businesses. Greg has presented for entrepreneurs and CXOs at well-known venture, entrepreneurship, and technology associations. For a glimpse of a business team that is aligned, empowered, and on fire, click here to view Ambrose’s Community Video. 

Founded in 1997, Ambrose provides an outsourced human resources, payroll and benefits solution tailored to the needs of technology and sophisticated start-up companies.  The company provides a suite of products and services supported by dedicated HR Associate and Specialist teams. Ambrose’s core purpose is to enable small businesses to focus on their own core activities. 

If you have a badge and are coming to this session, please also register here.

 

NOTE:

Ambrose will provide a credit to any new client that attended DCWEEK.  This offer will extend through the end of 2011.

  • $1,000 (businesses with 20 or more employees)
  • $500 (businesses with less than 20 employees)

Speakers
avatar for Greg Slamowitz

Greg Slamowitz

Greg Slamowitz is a Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Ambrose.  Prior to co-founding Ambrose, Greg practiced tax law with Brown & Wood (now Sidley Austin Brown & Wood) in New York City.  Greg holds two law degrees – a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law, and a Juris Doctorate, with distinction, from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta.  He received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Ambrose

Ambrose

Ambrose provides an outsourced HR administration, payroll, and benefits platform tailored to the needs of small to mid-sized Technology Companies.  Ambrose provides high-end services supported by dedicated Specialist teams. Our comprehensive HR information system allows employee self-service for online payroll and reporting. Our full service teams are trained to manage the full spectrum of HR, compliance, benefits and payroll... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Artisphere - Spectrum Theater 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

4:00pm

Tools to Activate Social Good

This session is part of the Social Good track of the DCWEEK Core Conference. Join an experienced group of product and community leaders as they discuss a variety of tools that can be leveraged as part of your strategy to activate social good, whether you are a for-profit or non-profit company.


Speakers
avatar for Jon Gosier

Jon Gosier

COO, MetaLayer
I am a software developer, writer, designer and technologist working at the intersection of data science and global development. | | | | As the Founder of Appfrica where I currently serve as the Director of Advocacy, I help to raise awareness about many issues related to financing early stage African entrepreneurs. I’m also the Founder and Chief Operations Officer at MetaLayer, which makes software products for data analysis and... Read More →
avatar for Jocelyn Harmon

Jocelyn Harmon

Vice President, Sales and Marketing Jocelyn is passionate about helping nonprofits to succeed online so that they can change the world! As Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Network for Good, she is privileged to lead the team to help thousands of nonprofits raise more friends and funds online. Prior to joining Network for Good, Jocelyn was Director of Business Development for Care2, where she worked with some of the most respected... Read More →
avatar for Dan Morrison

Dan Morrison

I am a recovering corporate consultant and poorer and happier for it. I founded Citizen Effect to break the conventional wisdom that said you had to be an old white dude to be a philanthropist. We are doing well and you should become a Citizen Philanthropist yourself. I jumped headlong into gardening this year and sell local, organic produce to Foode, best damn restaurant in the area (and well worth the trip to Fredericksburg, VA). I write the... Read More →
avatar for Justin Wredberg

Justin Wredberg

Justin works at Razoo.com, a social fundraising platform. At Razoo, he  is focused on building and inspiring communities of givers. Since 2005, Justin has been on staff with two different non-profit organizations. He has experienced the frustrations and joys of fundraising, and is well-equipped to serve non-profits with Razoo. Justin has recently been actively speaking to and educating nonprofits from the Greater Washington region for Give... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Artisphere - Terrace Gallery 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

4:00pm

Mobile Gaming Domination

From Tetris to Angry Birds, mobile games are the most popular apps used by smartphone owners today. How are mobile games effecting game design in general and the industry - and what does the evolution of mobile gaming look like?

Panel includes:

  • Ben Walsh
  • Greg Trefry
  • Rachel Meskin
  • Nathan Maton
  • Limor Schafman

 


Speakers
avatar for Rachel Meskin

Rachel Meskin

Rachel Meskin is an Education Programs Specialist for Friends of the National Zoo. At FONZ, Rachel administers the Zoo’s educational Birthday Party program, is an assistant director of Summer Safari Day Camp, runs video production classes and uses gizmos in her programming whenever she has a chance. She also sometimes dresses up as a panda. Rachel has managed several mobile games at the Zoo and is currently overseeing a DC-wide ARG... Read More →
avatar for Limor Schafman

Limor Schafman

From Law to Interactive Entertainment Media, and from Theme Parks to Cutting Edge Hardware and Software Technology, as President of KeystoneTech Group, Limor focuses on technology commercialization, market analysis, strategy and business development. Combining a futuristic as well as practical current day view of technology and its possibilities, her expertise extends to mobile and wireless above and below the line markets, video games, digital... Read More →
avatar for Greg Trefry

Greg Trefry

Greg Trefry co-founded the design studio Gigantic Mechanic to create engaging experiences through real-world, physical and social play. He has made everything from live-action simulations to documentary video games for clients, ranging from museums to amusement parks to TV networks. He serves as director of the real-world game festival, Come Out & Play. Greg teaches at NYU and wrote the book, Casual Game Design: Designing Play for the Gamer... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Artisphere - Dome Theatre 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

4:00pm

Music in a Digital Age

Today's music industry is changing rapidly for musicians and music fans thanks to the digital revolution and sophisticated user-friendly technologies. In this session, we'll be meeting a group of creators and industry players who are using technology to change the music landscape. What innovative techno-centric projects are DC-based Bluebrain working on, and how are they getting the word out to their fans? What challenges do musicians in developing countries face, and how is Peacetones helping them join the digital music revolution?  How does digital music collection agency SoundExchange ensure artists are paid? Join us for a fascinating peek into the ways technology is revolutionizing the music industry, both in the US and around the world.


Speakers
RD

Ruha Devanesan

I work as Vice President and Executive Director of the Internet Bar Organization. In my capacity as Executive Director, I've led the design and implementation of several social justice initiatives, of which PeaceTones is my personal favorite. The PeaceTones Initiative helps talented, unknown artists from developing nations build their careers while giving back to their communities. Through PeaceTones, we're looking to rework the traditional... Read More →
SG

Sean Glover

Director of Royalty Administration at SoundExchange
avatar for Ryan Holladay

Ryan Holladay

Moderator Ryan Holladay is the New Media Curator at Artisphere and one half of the music duo, BLUEBRAIN, along with his brother Hays. Their work is primarily focused on exploring the intersection of art and technology,with projects ranging from a multi-channel walk-through sound installation in an abandoned funeral home to location-based music compositions, designed as iPhone apps for parks such as The National Mall and... Read More →
avatar for Chhaya Kapadia

Chhaya Kapadia

Chhaya is Future of Music Coalition’s COO and Events Director and has been with the organization since 2006 (aka when we still worked out of Jenny Toomey's spare bedroom). Prior to moving to Washington, DC, she spent several years coordinating tours at noted Boston roots music booking/management agency Concerted Efforts for artists such as Orchestra Baobab, Ali Farka Toure, Rokia Traore, Booker T. & The MG's, Yat-Kha and others. She has also... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Artisphere - Blackbox Theater 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

4:00pm

Tapping the App: How smartphones, social media and Gen M are changing the world as we know it and what you can do to keep up sponsored by Scribd

Soon, nearly 1 billion people on the planet will own a smartphone (or two). This immediate access to the Internet and the network effect of online social connections has already shown seismic changes in how people discover and share information. The Arab Spring riots are just one example, and only the tip of the iceberg. When the "here and now" is passe, and "five minutes ago" is too late, policymakers around the world must rethink strategies so that they can lead the conversation, not just react. Join representatives from Politico, Atlantic Media Company, U.S. Department of Labor, USAID, and the House of Representatives to discuss how mobile communications trends are changing the way they govern and reach constituents.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Finnegan

Michael Finnegan

Michael Finnegan is the Director of Digital Business Development at Atlantic Media Company. At Atlantic Media he helps run digital strategy and business development for The Atlantic, National Journal, and Government Executive across their six websites. | | Prior to joining Atlantic Media, Michael had 10 years of experience in business strategy and management consulting with Booz & Company, Navigant Consulting, and Arthur Andersen. He... Read More →

Sponsors
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Scribd

Scribd. \skribbed\ the world’s largest social reading and publishing company.


Thursday November 10, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Artisphere - Ballroom 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

4:00pm

Geeks Love Sports & Beer: Ultimate Sports Trivia Happy Hour sponsored by InStat Sports

InStat Sports is sponsoring an Ultimate Sports Trivia contest to celebrate the launch of our public beta (coming soon to a mobile device near you!).  What makes it Ultimate Sports Trivia?  You may use any digital information outlet to find the answer.  The fastest teams win great prizes.  We also have awesome food and drink specials, including $3 PBR, $4.50 rail drinks, 25% off all appetizers, and lots of other great deals.  Come celebrate, talk some smack, win a prize, and drink some beer!


Thursday November 10, 2011 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Touchdown Sports Bar 1334 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

5:00pm

DCWEEK Core Conference Closing: Fireside Chat

Join us for this closing session in the Spectrum Theater with Andrew Warner from Mixergy as he interviews the founder of Dwolla, Ben Milne!


Speakers
avatar for Ben Milne

Ben Milne

My name is Ben Milne. I’m currently living in Des Moines Iowa building a company called Dwolla. Our company is built around the simple idea that moving money should be easy, affordable, transparent, and safe. I believe wealth should be distributed among populations without inherently being diminished through the act of distribution.
avatar for Andrew Warner

Andrew Warner

I run Mixergy, a project were proven entrepreneurs teach how they built their businesses. Participants include the founders of LivingSocial, 37signals, Sun Microsystems, Y Combinator and LinkedIn. Previously, I parlayed a stack of credit card debt to build Bradford & Reed, a $30+ million a year online greeting card company. When I’m not running Mixergy, I enjoy sneaking beer and edamame into movie theaters with my wife.

Sponsors
avatar for iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Artisphere - Spectrum Theater 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

5:00pm

The Re-Cycle Sneak Peak

On Friday, November 11th, the magical, musical art bike ride called "The Re-Cycle" will roll from BicycleSPACE down to the DC Week closing party. We've been crafting an amazing beast of a bike float out of natural and reused materials to ride with us all week, and on Thursday, we're inviting you to take a gander for yourself. Drop by after work to check out the final stages of construction — and while you’re here, decorate your own ride and/or crown/helmet/top hat. We’ll have all the materials you need to get creative. Just BYO bike/helmet/canvas. Hope to see you there!

When: Thursday, November 10th, 5 – ??PM

Where: Bicycle Space, 459 I Street, NW

 


http://there-cycle.org

Thursday November 10, 2011 5:00pm - Friday November 11, 2011 12:00am
Bicycle Space 459 I Street, NW

6:00pm

Christopher Willits: Concert plus Ableton Live Workshop

Electro-acoustic musician Christopher Willits performs from his newest record on Ghostly International, 2010’s Tiger Flower Circle Sun, his most technologically complex and organic work yet, in Artisphere’s Dome Theatre on November 10 at 7pm. Willits’ music extends beyond the genre of music, breaching into the realms of new media art while creating patterns of vibrations with sound and light. Tickets for the concert beginning at 7pm are $10. The performance will be preceded by Max for Live: Abelton Live, a free electronic music software workshop led by Willits at 6pm.


Speakers
CW

Christopher Willits

Electro-Acoustic Musician


Thursday November 10, 2011 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Artisphere - Dome Theatre 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

7:00pm

Tech Cocktail's Mixer @ DCWEEK

After a full day of DCWEEK's Core Conference, we'll watch a dozen or so local early stage startups demo their latest innovations for us while enjoying some cocktails.  Join us for an evening of fun mingling with other technology enthusiasts, investors, bloggers and entrepreneurs as we showcase these young technology companies - the last Tech Cocktail in DC for 2011!

Helping Startups Get Exposure – Tech Cocktail offers a handful of startups an opportunity to show off in an expo-style to the rest of the DC entrepreneurial community for FREE and get their startup written about on TechCocktail.com.  Selected startups will be announced soon!

NOTE: Venue changed! We are now hosting this event at the top of the Key Bridge Marriott giving everyone a spectacular view of Washington DC. 

 


http://techcocktaildcweek.eventbrite.com/

Sponsors
avatar for iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategyLabs x Tech Cocktail

iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are both DC based companies that are passionate about action. Whether it's building a new product, organizing large groups of people, or hosting a 10K person event - the teams at both companies understand what it takes to take action, motivate others and make things happen. Both iStrategy Labs and Tech Cocktail are proud to produce DCWEEK for the second year in a row. We can't wait to see the projects... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Key Bridge Marriott (top floor) 1401 Lee Highway

7:00pm

Local Music and Local Economies Panel Discussion

#DCRESIDENCE @DCWEEK - http://dcresidence.tumblr.com/ will be hosting a Listen Local First Evening at The Parlour

This discussion will focus on the economic impact that DC’s Local Music Scene has on the local economy.  We want to explore how we can grow relationships between local businesses, musicians and the local creative community as a whole

  • How can we engage local businesses more effectively in promoting local musicians?  (Thinking of the Local Music Day campaign, as a great example)
  • How can we more creatively explore a variety of venues -- especially activating non-traditional venues?
  • What are some of the innovative ways artists are reaching audiences and creating alternate avenues of music exploration?  
  • How can DC arts/culture/humanities organizations improve their work to support musicians?
  • What can local music lovers do to be more proactive about promoting our DC artists?

 

The Live Listen Local First Showcase

8:00-11:00 pm featuring music by:

o       Nappy Riddem – DJ Set

o       Big Bright

o       Jonny Grave

o       Reginald Cyntje

o       Wytold,

o       Black Hills

 



Thursday November 10, 2011 7:00pm - 11:00pm
The Parlour 421 H St NE, Washington DC

7:00pm

thirst. DC
Limited Capacity seats available

In a city where happy hours are just part of the job, thirst DC is a new recurring social concept that twists the typical bar experience and turns it into a "sexy nerd house party", where world-renown experts speak to inspire the attendees to create innovative connections, learn, flirt, drink, and dance while the DJ spins. thirst DC's talks are short and thought-provoking, to spark fresh and interesting conversations among its attendees. thirst DC is an unique opportunity for D.C.'s brightest minds to get together to share ideas. Founded by an intrepid group of nerds, thirst DC creates the perfect environment for DC's nerdiest and sexiest that thirst for knowledge, a stiff drink, and some attractive company. Whether you work in politics or science, but really are passionate about fashion or food, all we ask is that our guests expect the topics to be a bit risque, and in return we ask that they be utterly fascinating.


thirstDC..com

Thursday November 10, 2011 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Bier Baron Tavern 1523 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC 20037
 
Friday, November 11
 

9:00am

National Piggy Bank Summit
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY

About the Summit:

On November 11th at DCWEEK, Microsoft will host a National Piggy Bank (@hamstrong) Summit with 100 members of the community - a class of DCWEEK Fellows. At this three-hour event from 9am-12pm, participants will discuss the state of America in the world today, the role of science, technology, and innovation in American competitiveness, specific ideas about government, education, healthcare, and other core topics, and the potential of the National Piggy Bank as a platform for civic participation.

Background:

The United States is at a great crossroads. Many of our economic and social indicators are headed in the wrong direction at the same time we are more in debt than ever and are seeing new international threats to our dominance as a superpower. Nevertheless, the U.S. is still an incredible producer of science and technological research and development and a source of inspiration to inventors around the world.

In the near future, science, technology, and innovation will play a critical role in determining whether we can eliminate redundant processes in the public sector, save taxpayer dollars, improve public services, make our education and health more globally competitive, scale local successes across cities and states, taking better care of our environment, and more. Microsoft has developed the National Piggy Bank as a social platform for discussing these issues and conversing about how to act on good ideas. Currently in beta, DCWEEK attendees are invited to create an account and “deposit” their ideas or comment on those of others.

 


Sponsors
avatar for Microsoft

Microsoft

Visit the Microsoft stand for information on some of our up and coming products With a focus on enabling anytime anywhere learning for all, our commitment is to the success of each educator and student. Microsoft partners with education communities around the world to deliver relevant, effective and scalable technologies, services and programs that focus the contributions of many on improved outcomes for all.



Friday November 11, 2011 9:00am - 12:00pm
Artisphere - Terrace Gallery 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

9:00am

New Organizing Institute: Politics for Programmers

Over the last decade, data and technology have increasingly been the foundation of successful political campaigns and projects to engage citizens in the political process in new and innovative ways. Embrace your passion for code and for politics in a building shaped like a planetarium.

The program begins with a story of making the transition from industry to politics from the perspective of an engineer. It will continue with short demos of some of the next-level projects happening in political technology and civic engagement. Jared Marcotte and Mo Maraqa from the New Organizing Institute Education Fund will then lead a deep-dive session, demonstrating the development of a tool that was built overnight, with no budget, during the 2010 General Election. By delivering polling location information (using the Voting Information Project-powered Google API) with a bit of humor and irreverence, the site received 36,000 Facebook likes and 250,000 hits within 36 hours of its launch.

We will conclude with a mock-up session, where participants have the opportunity to brainstorm, diagram, and present their own political technology projects. Individuals from a variety of organizations in the political technology space will be available as resources to facilitate the mock-up process.

 


Speakers
MM

Mo Maraqa

momaraqa@neworganizing.com
avatar for Jared Marcotte

Jared Marcotte

Jared Marcotte is the lead software engineer for the Voting Information Project (http://votinginfoproject.org) which enables states to more easily disseminate election-based information to the development community thereby allowing improved engagement by the electorate. Before working at the New Organizing Institute, he developed enterprise-grade sites for Six Apart and worked at IBM creating software to assist in their manufacturing processes... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2011 9:00am - 12:00pm
Artisphere - Dome Theatre 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

9:00am

Digital Fabrication Demos with Fab Lab DC + ShopBot

 Digital Fabrication Demonstrations w/Fab Lab DC + ShopBot @ Artisphere. See the rapid prototyping equipment in action:  CNC routing with ShopBot, vinyl cutting  with Roland, and 3D printing with the desktop 3D Up!.  Talk with Sallye Coyle of ShopBot, and other makers, and learn about Fab Lab Project.  Location:  Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA.    More information.

 


Speakers

Friday November 11, 2011 9:00am - 1:00pm
Artisphere - Lower Town Hall 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22209

9:00am

Pro Bono Consulting Lounge

The Pro Bono Consulting Lounge will offer quick and reliable access to local area non-profits who will be matched with exact talents needed to help non-profits grow, seize opportunities, or solve critical business challenges.

Powered by highly skilled volunteer consultants specializing in tech, design, strategy, social media, communications, and other areas, the Pro Bono Consulting Lounge will build the capacity of non-profit organizations throughout the DC region.

At DCWEEK 2010, 42 Project matches were made between non-profits and volunteer consultants. Projects ranged from helping non-profits with logos and identity, to technical updates on their websites, to understanding available tools for activating their memberships for fundraising. Some non-profits wanted help with social media and managing social networks for the purpose of networking, recruiting volunteers, and announcing events and others just needed general consulting about their sites.

Including planning, preparation, designing & coordination of the lounge and projects plus the value of the consulting itself, this project contributed $125,000 worth of time and services donated on behalf of DC area organizations. This was one of the biggest success stories from DCWEEK last year and we know this year can be even better!

How you can get involved:
Consultants: Got consulting skills in tech, design, strategy, social media, communications, etc.? Then we want you to volunteer a couple of hours of your time on Friday 11/11 to advise local area non-profits. Visit http://bit.ly/vol2011 to sign up!

Non-Profits: Need help with tech, design, strategy, social media, communications, etc.? Then we want you to sign up to come in and spend a couple of hours of your time on Friday 11/11 with some of DC’s most qualified consultants. Visit http://bit.ly/npo2011 to register your project!

We need:
A couple of hours of your time and enthusiasm!

About the Organizer:
The Pro Bono Consulting Lounge is run by the DCWEEK team in partnership with HandsOn Greater DC Cares and our volunteer planning committee.

HandsOn Greater DC Cares Skilled Volunteer program offers year-round opportunities to get involved in pro bono projects that build the capacity of our nonprofit partner organizations

 


Friday November 11, 2011 9:00am - 5:00pm
Artisphere - Upper Town Hall 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

9:30am

DC Games Festival 2011

DCGam.es is pleased to announce the launch of its first indoor/outdoor game play program. Based on the concept of the popular New York based "Come Out and Play" program, DCGam.es is about immersing players in a game experience that moves people beyond the digital screen, to getting out and experiencing gameplay in and around DC. From completely analogue to fully digital and anywhere in between, this day of play is about getting people to interact with one another, their environment and the story you tell.

9:00am Start Time for Sign-up/Registration

9:30am-12:30pm: Game Session 1

Outdoor Patio/Rosslyn - The Escort Quest

Education Lab - Before/After

In Between Space - Grow a Game

Big Box Theatre - Live Action Spy

1:00pm-4:00pm: Game Session 2

Outdoor Patio/Rosslyn - The Mini Gauntlet

Education Lab - 3 1/2 Ring Circus

In Between Space - Grow a Game

Big Box Theatre - A Web of Hope

Learn more about the DC Games Festival here!

Join the fun and register for the DC Games Festival here!


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Friday November 11, 2011 9:30am - 12:30pm
Artisphere - Education Lab 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

10:00am

Affinity Lab Morning Report: Beyond the Influence Hype

The hype around online influence has reached a fever pitch. While much of the conversation may be nothing but noise, the value of online influencers to any communication effort, whether in a corporate, agency or brand setting, is very real. Join us to learn how to drive results for your brand or clients through powerful influencer identification, engagement and measurement practices. Following our discussion of running a successful influencer campaign, we will have an interactive workshop where we'll take a deeper dive into strategically planning and implementing an influencer campaign.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=301811319835735

 



Friday November 11, 2011 10:00am - 12:00pm
Affinity Lab 920 U St. NW Washington, DC 20001

10:00am

HashPop Programming and Design Challenge: Supporting Information Diffusion and Popping the Filter Bubble

We want YOU to help us develop a tool/system/interface/application that helps bring new types of information to underserved individuals who use Twitter (or other social media platforms). It’s our hope that we can add this new tool/system/interface/application to an existing website called BRIDGE (http://www.thebridgeprojectdc.org/), which uses traditional methods of information and resource gathering to support DC’s most vulnerable populations and community based organizations. Though our focus will be on an initial case study of the online homeless, this project will be transferable across domains from politics related to upcoming elections or social movements like the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street..




Friday November 11, 2011 10:00am - 1:00pm
Artisphere - Lower Town Hall 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22209

12:00pm

Accounting for More than Me

It’s happening fast.  Your App or product is selling.  You are hiring subcontractors and thinking about employees.  Investors seem interested.   Is your accounting system and structure sufficient to support your growth? 
Join a CFO panel for discussion of common accounting issues and challenges impacting emerging technology companies.   Subjects include best ways to receive customer payments, common payroll mistakes, creating a good accounting structure and reports investors want to see.  Panelists include Michelle Hoffman, CEO of Hoffman CFO Consulting (www.hoffmancfo.com) and Joe Grajewski , CFO of Snapp Cloud (www.snappcloud.com).  Lunch served, registration required.



Friday November 11, 2011 12:00pm - 1:30am
DC Chamber of Commerce 506 9th Street NW Washington, DC 20004

1:00pm

Gamification Perspectives: Diverse approaches to engagement, design, problem solving, & avoiding the buzz
Limited Capacity filling up

Gamification Perspectives
Diverse approaches to engagement, design, problem solving, & avoiding the buzz
 

The process of using game thinking and game mechanics in non-game environments has taken off in 2011 and made gamification quite the buzz word. The underlying concepts are not new, and beyond the buzz many organizations are finding success by approaching business needs and problems with this creative approach to designing engaging experiences.

 

Panelists representing a diverse set of interests ranging from social good and education, design and development, and software as a service for enterprise application, will discuss their observations of what works and what doesn't in the field of gamification.

 

Afterwards, attendees will have the opportunity to talk further with the panel and other attendees interested in the topic. The event is appropriate for those new to the field, as well as those who may be coming with specific design challenges or organizational issues.


Panelists to date

 

 

  • Nick Martin, President, TechChange
    • Gabriel Walsh & Jason Hamrick, UX Lead & Account Director, ThreeSpot
    • Nick Stein, Director of Content & Media, Rypple
    • Moderator: Aaron J. Patton, Manager and Research & Innovation Fellow, Deloitte Consulting


Twitter hashtag: #gamifydc

The event takes place just down the street from the Artisphere, the primary conference venue for DC Week.


http://www.ustream.tv/channel/gamification-perspectives-dc-week-2011

Friday November 11, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Deloitte Center for Federal Innovation 1919 N. Lynn St., Suite 10000, Arlington, VA 22209

1:00pm

DC Games Festival 2011

DCGam.es is pleased to announce the launch of its first indoor/outdoor game play program. Based on the concept of the popular New York based "Come Out and Play" program, DCGam.es is about immersing players in a game experience that moves people beyond the digital screen, to getting out and experiencing gameplay in and around DC. From completely analogue to fully digital and anywhere in between, this day of play is about getting people to interact with one another, their environment and the story you tell.

9:00am Start Time for Sign-up/Registration

9:30am-12:30pm: Game Session 1

Outdoor Patio/Rosslyn - The Escort Quest

Education Lab - Before/After

In Between Space - Grow a Game

Big Box Theatre - Live Action Spy

1:00pm-4:00pm: Game Session 2

Outdoor Patio/Rosslyn - The Mini Gauntlet

Education Lab - 3 1/2 Ring Circus

In Between Space - Grow a Game

Big Box Theatre - A Web of Hope

Learn more about the DC Games Festival here!

Join the fun and register for the DC Games Festival here!


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dGdYSDQtSnRaejZ3M3dQR3RDNk9wbFE6MQ#gid=0

Friday November 11, 2011 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Artisphere - Education Lab 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA

1:00pm

ONA AU Student Journalism Summit

Rather than a presentation by professional journalists and academics geared towards informing students, this event is a forum for the future journalists and communicators who will have to deal with the problems of today when they are working in the future. How will you address issues of trust, credibility, voice, accuracy, and create sustainable news media businesses? 


contact davidj@american.edu

Friday November 11, 2011 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ward Circle Building on American University's Campus 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW

1:00pm

Vote:Tech

Vote:Tech is a unique event that brings norm-shattering, ground breaking technology in the political, electoral and civil spheres to the forefront. For campaign directors, CTOs, political strategists and fundraisers, this engaging half-day conference blends demos, talks and panels on how to leverage emerging technology to discover, engage and activate voters. Vote:Tech is happening in collaboration with DC Week, taking place at the core conference on 11/11/11.

 

The event will be split into sessions that span the entire campaign process from discovering voters and supporters to engaging these groups to activating and calling them to action. Sessions will be structured as stand alone talks or as a demo + panel combination. Each part of the event will tackle the larger trends, problems and opportunities related to the theme. 




Friday November 11, 2011 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Artisphere - Dome Theatre 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209

1:00pm

Internet of Things Workshop (Maker's Lab)

The Internet of Things is emerging. This is the idea of connecting things to the Web. There are already more things connected to the Web than people. Things like mobile phones, health monitors, and power meters are all connected and are very useful because of the connectivity. The Internet of Things Workshop at DCWEEK is combination of experimentation and conversation. We will cover the concepts behind building connected products and applications, business models, and trends. The workshop will accommodate 30-40 participants and work in groups 3-4 with an Internet of Things toolkit of gateway devices, sensors, controls, and cloud services donated by ioBridge. The goal is to brainstorm and create new ideas for the Internet of Things.


Speakers
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Hans Scharler

Hans Scharler is the co-founder of ioBridge and a contributor to ThingSpeak, an open source Internet of Things platform. Hans loves Internet-connected projects. His social toaster uses Twitter and has over 800 followers. Hans also has a thermostat that tracks his location on Google Latitude and sets its temperature accordingly.



Friday November 11, 2011 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Artisphere - Lower Town Hall 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22209

6:00pm

DCWEEK Dinner @ Matchbox

Grubwithus is pioneering the "In Real Life" movement, taking your online social networks back offline. Our social meals allow you to meet new people, while dining at some of Washington DC's best restaurants. 

Join us and get ready to mix, mingle and grub with other tech enthusiasts during DCWEEK! 


Speakers

Friday November 11, 2011 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Matchbox in Chinatown 713 H St. NW, Washington 20001

7:00pm

Drupal Distro Installfest

Phase 2 Technology engineers will assist you in setting up your own instance of several Drupal installations, such as OpenAtrium, OpenPublic, and OpenPublish.



Friday November 11, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Phase 2 Technology 1330 Braddock Place 7th Floor Alexandria, VA 22314

7:00pm

The Re-Cycle Rides to DCWeek’s End

All great things come to a close. To toast the end of DC Week, we're launching our DC art bike promenade -- aka The Re-Cycle -- and we want YOU to come with us. Join us for a magical, musical ride celebrating DC’s sustainable, artsy, straight-up weird n’ fun-lovin’ side. We’ll be promenading on wheels from Bicycle Space down to the Arena Stage, where we’ll take over a waterfront-facing terrace for an evening of mischief making. You don’t want to miss out. (But, if you do, come visit us at the party!)

If you're thinking of coming, let us know by registering at http://www.there-cycle.org/register/

When: Friday, November 11th, 7 – 8PM ride, 8PM – ?? adventure.

Where: Meet at Bicycle Space, 459 I Street, NW — Bring a friend, and your helmet!

 


http://there-cycle.org

Friday November 11, 2011 7:00pm - Saturday November 12, 2011 12:00am
Bicycle Space 459 I Street, NW

8:00pm

DCWEEK Closing Party Presented by Ford

The DCWEEK Closing Party presented by Ford will take place at the Arena Stage from 8:00PM to 1AM on 11/11, with room for nearly 2000 attendees.

It will feature:

  • Music, food (Ridgewell Catering), and an open bar (beer, wine, champaign, mixed drinks)
  • Live music, performances and interactive experiences
  • Project showcases from the DCWEEK Community
  • DCWEEK Artist Grant funded works
  • Interactive installations like Kinect hacks and 24 Hour City Projects (Video, Project Home)

There are two ways to get tickets:

  1. Purchase via this RSVP for access only to the Closing Party
  2. Silver, Gold and Patron badge holders for DCWEEK have access to this event and many others. Grab a badge here. Badge levels are explained below. Bronze Badges do not have access.

Installations and Experiences include: 
DJ sets by FatBack (download mix tapes)

Play It Forward: A motion sensing sculpture that donates to charity based on your movements

Party Peeple:
A live “data impov” performance and mobile dating application based on your facebook profile

Digital Tin-Can Telephone:
Based on the childhood game, this is a playful system to record and connect local stories

The Re-Cycle:
A giant re-cycled bicycle parade, community mapping project and junkyard band

SparkleMonkey Play Pen: Play with fanastical, reconstructed stuffed animals in a play pen of delights (by Megan Blafas)

Wandering Wonders with magician David London: Encounter the magical wonders of David London as he astonishes with slight of hand and humor (by David London)
DC Cheer: The DC Cheer squad will cheer your ingenuity, entrepreneurship, collaboration and innovation incorporating your ideas at #DCcheer. 
Spectroscopy: An interactive performance installation featuring videos submitted during DC Week by attendees and integrating the dancer’s shadows into the projection as they perform. (by Micheline Heal)

Stems: Dreamlike sculptures made of recycled materials that encourage contemplation of what was lost in nature. 
Balloon sculpture: Katie Balloons creates a magnificent balloon sculpture that will blow you away.


Sponsors
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Ford

Ford Motor Company
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Microsoft

Visit the Microsoft stand for information on some of our up and coming products With a focus on enabling anytime anywhere learning for all, our commitment is to the success of each educator and student. Microsoft partners with education communities around the world to deliver relevant, effective and scalable technologies, services and programs that focus the contributions of many on improved outcomes for all.


Friday November 11, 2011 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Arena Stage 1101 6th Street Southwest, Washington D.C., DC