[tweetmeme source="googleavl" only_single=false]I wanted to take a moment to invite the Greenville, SC Google fiber lovers up the mountain this weekend for Hatchfest, and also to plug a few Hatchfest events that are worth attending. If we had a bigger fiber network we would just stream the whole event for you!
For those not familiar with Hatchfest, it is a conference (of sorts) that, “provides mentorship, education, inspiration and recognition to the next generation of creative innovators.”
For me, Hatchfest is simpler: It’s one of the best events in the whole country for examining other people’s great ideas. It is brain food and a call to action, all rolled into one.
All the daytime events are free. You can see the complete Hatchfest schedule here (on that linked page, the small icons at the top filter the list of events by discipline). The schedule rewards careful study.
This list is just my selection and it is tech-centric. The full schedule includes many events in technology, design, architecture, fashion, journalism, art, and music.
- Thursday Apr 15:
- Friday Apr 16:
11:00am Transforming WNC into An App WORKforce featuring local and regional leaders in app development. This discussion is about how we can build a group of people and companies building apps in WNC. @Innovator’s Lounge [Sched] [Facebook]
12:00 noon Fashion keynote, Linda Loudermilk. A close-up of Linda Loudermilk: Redefining the concept of sustainability through revolutionary designs in eco luxury fashion.
2:00pm If a Designer Can Imagine It, We Can Actually Build It Keynote with Rajeev Kulkarni, VP of Global Engineering at 3D Systems (three dimensional printing). @AAAC
- Saturday Apr 17:
1:00pm From Play to Innovation with Brendan Boyle, Partner and Co-Chief Creative Officer at IDEO. This is a hands-on workshop good for people of all ages–bring your kids to this one! @Innovator’s Lounge [Sched] [Facebook]
5:00pm The Creative Process and Getting Past Being Stuck Featuring all of the Design & Technology mentors. Moderated by local economic development leader, entrepreneur, designer & all around geek, Matt Raker.
- Sunday Apr 18:
11:00am ‘Marketing your creative community – Lessons from the Marketing Professionals’ Asheville has a rich pool of talented marketing and communication professionals. Some have more traditional advertising and marketing backgrounds and experience … Panel discussion @Innovators Lounge
3:00pm Photography Panel ‘Women In Photography’ Join us for a panel discussion about photography in the digital age. We will have documentary, portrait and commercial photographers as well Diana Stoll, editor of Aperture magazine, showing their personal work and answering questions on a range of topics. Speaker/Artist(s): Brie Castell, Meg Reilley, Dot Griffith, Diana Stoll, Rene Treece, and Tammy Mercure. Moderator: Lynne Harty @ Innovator’s Lounge
2:00pm Storytelling vs. Storydwelling Workshop with Jim Banister, CEO of Spectrum DNA, a design media studio. @Asheville Area Arts Council(AAAC)
4:00pm Art & Copy, film screening. Art & copy is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time — people who’ve profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry. HATCH Asheville would like to thank our sponsor of the film, 828 Design, for bringing this amazing documentary to the Fine Arts Theatre during HATCHfest.
6:00pm Opening Reception for the Design & Technology Gallery, featuring a performance by Laura Escude, an installation of Bob Moog’s Archives and complimentary drinks and light refreshments. @AAAC
You should come to Hatchfest!