The Festival

 

Hosted by New York University's

Interactive Telecommunications Graduate Program

Tisch School of the Arts Building

721 Broadway 4th Floor

New York, New York

 

Saturday, March 10th

 

Registration | 8:00 AM

Breakfast | 8:00 - 9:15 AM

Welcoming | 9:30 - 10:00 AM

Opening Remarks by: 

Chair of NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, Daniel O'Sullivan | 9:30-9:37 AM

Founder and Producer of Afrotectopia, Ari Melenciano | 9:37-9:45 AM

NYU's Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Diversity Initiatives, Monroe France | 9:45-10:00 AM

Opening Ceremony | 10:05 - 10:30

The Zoo - a performance by Jaycee Holmes

Ehiorobo | Alt. R&B/Electronic Vocalist and Producer

Round One of Panels | 10:45 - 12:15 PM

 

CULTURE


Speculative Exploration on the future of Blackness

Panelists: 

DIGITAL ACTIVISM


Black Resistance of White Algorithms

Panelists: 

OWNERSHIP + EQUITY


Building Black Agency

Panelists:

 

--------- LUNCH 12:30 - 2:00 PM --------

 

Round Two of Panels | 2:15 - 3:45 PM

 


CULTURE


Music, Technology and Activism

Panelists:

DIGITAL ACTIVISM


Politics and Policies |  Race and Space

Panelists:

OWNERSHIP + EQUITY


Venture Capitalism and Entrepreneurship

Panelists: 

 

--- WORKSHOPS + CONVERSATION + PERFORMANCES 4:00 - 7:00 PM ---

 
 

----- RECEPTION 7:30-9:30 PM -----

Open bar, hors d'oeuvres and sounds by DJ Sabine

 

Sunday, March 11th

Breakfast | 8:30 - 9:15 AM

Welcome | 9:00 AM

Lightning Talks | 9:15 - 10:20 AM

 

Lightning Talk Presenters

 

Think Tank | 10:25 - 12:45 PM

Think Tank Leaders

 

Conversation: Our Utopia | 1:00 - 1:30 PM

Lunch | 1:45 - 3:15 PM

Closing Keynote with Founder, Chairman and Author of #PersonalData, James Felton Keith  | 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Closing Ceremony with Vy Higginsen and The Sing Harlem Choir5:00 - 6:00 PM