Finding Your Place! Designers In Emerging Tech

Every day, emerging technologies create new opportunities and we want to explore these rising trends with our community. Let’s get together and get inspired by the possibilities of the Metaverse and NFT worlds.

The rise of NFTs (non-fungible token) allows creators to have the authority to rent or sell their digital properties, creating a new avenue for many artists and designers to monetize their work inside the Metaverse, a digital reality combining human-computer interaction of social media, online gaming, augmented and virtual realities, and cryptocurrencies.

The night will feature a panel of incredibly talented entrepreneurs, artists and creatives working within the Metaverse and NFT space. Each panelist will present their latest projects and share the creative process that led to their launch. Finally, the panelists will share details of how they run their business and market in this new digital landscape.

For those looking for inspiration or thinking of starting a new adventure in learning about the new opportunities that await, this is the event for you!

ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS


Ivan Todorov
Creative entrepreneur building AI music visualization systems for real life and the Metaverse at ✨ Vibes + Logic 🤖. 20+ years digital product and marketing agency operator (CEO/CTO) @ BLITZ. Bootstrapped to 120 FTEs and delivered 1000s of mission-critical digital projects to Adobe, Live Nation/Insomniac, Google, Microsoft, FX Networks/FXNOW, Atari, Activision, Xbox, Vizio, Fisker, and Faraday Future. 170+ design and tech awards. UCLA Anderson EMBA. 3D/CGI Undergrad.
Twitter: @VibesAndLogic


Kinda Hibrawi
Based in Los Angeles, Kinda Hibrawi is a renowned Syrian-American artist and activist for over 20 years. Exhibiting her art at group and solo shows both internationally and in local galleries across the U.S. The United Nations named her a 2012 Global Thinker and Influencer at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. In 2016 she was invited by the White House to the annual Eid dinner with President Obama for her artistic accomplishments. Two months ago, she moved into NFTs with great success and a sold out collection on both OpenSea and Foundation. She is currently featured in Yahoo! Finance for her artwork at NFTLA 2022.
Twitter: @kindahibrawi


REGISTRATION

Early Bird Ticket Pricing (Until August 13)

Members & Students: $22
Non-members: $28

Regular Ticket Pricing

Members & Students: $28
Non-members: $35


HEALTH & SAFETY

Health is our top priority. For the wellbeing of our participants and volunteers, we will provide masks for those who wish to wear one during the event duration.

ABOUT OUR IN-KIND VENUE SPONSOR



Helms Bakery District is a historical Culver City landmark built in 1931 featuring award-winning restaurants, a unique collection of design and home furnishings shops, and a perfect place to meet with friends. Part shopping complex, part design hub, part community center Helms Bakery utilizes its many indoor/outdoor spaces to host art, architecture and design events, talks, and exhibitions with partners such as cultural journalist Frances Anderton, Westside Urban Forum, Cal Poly LA Metro Program, Zocalo Public Square, ADFF, Ilan-Lael Foundation, SoCalNOMA, AIGA and many others. Sign up for the newsletter to be up on all the Bakery buzz at helmsbakerydistrict.com.

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Artwork by Ethan Coy

When & Where
Wed, Aug 31, 2022 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM PDT
Helms Design Center
8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232