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Thursday night welcome drinks at Broadway Bar

Full day of presentations and conversations on Friday, complete with breakfast, lunch and snacks

Party in the garden with drinks and hors d’oeuvres



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Expand your conference experience by joining us on Saturday for one of two field trips to some of L.A.’s most engaging design destinations. Field trips include a picnic lunch to wrap up the day.



Press passes and group discounts available. Contact us at conference@core77.com and we'll hook you up.

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Welcome

Thursday

The Core77 Conference is all about extraordinary speakers, but it's also about exceptional attendees. You all have stories, insights, projects, and an assortment of wonderful idiosyncrasies to share. That's what tonight is all about.

Meet at Broadway Bar in L.A.'s theater district. Its old-school elegance, distinctive circular bar and 1950's noir vibe earned it a spot on Mad Men. Drinks are on us (we hear the Moscow Mule is killer), so grab a cocktail and meet the community — these are your people.

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Speakers

Friday

  • tanyaaguiniga.com
    making now
    Tanya Aguiñiga        Tanya Aguiñiga  Studio 
    Tanya Aguiñiga is a Los Angeles based designer and artist who was raised in Tijuana, Mexico. She holds an MFA in furniture design from Rhode Island School of Design. She created various collaborative installations with the Border Arts Workshop, an artists' group that engages the languages of activism and community-based public art. She founded the group, Artists Helping Artisans, through which she helps spread knowledge of craft by collaborating with traditional artisans. Her work has been exhibited from Mexico City to Milan. She is a United States Artists Target Fellow in the field of Crafts and Traditional Arts, a GOOD 100 2013 Recipient and has been the subject of a cover article for American Craft Magazine and included in PBS's Craft in America
  • newdealdesign.com
    the future now
    Gadi Amit        NewDeal  Design 
    Gadi Amit is a San Francisco based designer behind some of the most innovative and lasting technology devices created over the last decade. He is the creative leader and president of NewDealDesign, the 2013 National Design Award winner. Committed to crafting delightful and workable solutions for real people, Gadi works with technology from the inside out to disrupt markets for global brands and help turn start‐ups into success stories. He was named one of the ‘1000 Most Creative People’ by Fast Company Magazine in 2015, a ‘Master of Design’ in 2010 and with his team has been received well over 100 design awards. Gadi’s work includes the Fitbit line of wearable devices, the Google Ara Modular phone, the Lytro Light Field Camera, Sproutling and Whistle.
  • futurepartners.is
    collaboration now
    John Bielenberg        Future  Partners 
    John Bielenberg is a designer, entrepreneur, and imaginative advocate for creating a better world through the application of creativity and ingenuity. John co-founded Future Partners, a Silicon Valley Innovation firm, in 2012 to teach Rapid Ingenuity Practices to individuals, teams, and organizations around the world. In 2001, John co-founded C2 Group, a brand strategy firm, to help leaders from technology start ups, Fortune 500 companies, and the world’s top business management consulting firms develop, build and protect their brands. In his career, John has won more than 250 design awards, including the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Gold Medal for lifetime achievement.
  • dereconstruction.com
    making now
    Ayse Birsel        Birsel +  Seck 
    Ayse Birsel has been designing award-winning products for over twenty years. She is the co-founder of Birsel + Seck, an innovative design studio in NYC that partners with leading brands and Fortune 500 companies, including Target, Herman Miller, Hewlett Packard, Johnson & Johnson and Toyota. She has also consulted GE, Hasbro, The Drucker Institute and Bridgestone Turkey, among others, on design thinking, strategy and innovation projects. Called affectionately by the press the “Queen of Toilets” and “Queen Bee” for her bathroom designs and office systems respectively, she brings new solutions to old problems by thinking differently, using her user-centered, humanistic design approach and her unique process, Deconstruction:Reconstruction.
  • njla.us
    business now
    Nicole Jacek        NJ (L.A.) 
    Nicole Jacek is an award-winning graphic designer (Red Dot, D&AD, Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club New York & Tokyo, etc.) and founder of Venice Beach based design studio NJ(L.A.)TM, a small shop that opened up in May 2013. NJ(L.A.)’s clients include Adobe, Nike, Beats by Dre, GOOD Magazine, Sarah Staton and New York University, among others. NJ’s work has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers, and books around the world. She was winner of Print’s New Visual Artists, as well as an ADC Young Gun. She currently serves as the youngest Art Directors Club Board Member and teaches at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. NJ graduated from Merz Akademie— University of Art, Design and Media, Stuttgart in Germany.
  • jpl.nasa.gov
    the future now
    Jessie Kawata        NASA JPL 
    Jessie Kawata loves to explore the space of science and the science of space. By day, Jessie is a designer and creative strategist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. She helped to pioneer the first in-house art and design studio at NASA, where they translate complex scientific ideas into meaningful and awe-inspiring *creativeprojects. Jessie is also creative lead on NASA JPL's early mission architecture team where she has initiated the integration of design-thinking, creative methodologies, and visual storytelling into the process of designing space mission concepts. When she is not staring into space, Jessie also illustrates, sails tall ships, and is also a part-time product design instructor at Art Center’s Saturday High Program.
  • thehydro.us
    collaboration now
    Sly Lee        The Hydrous 
    Sly Lee is a marine scientist, science communicator, and Founder and President of The Hydrous, whose work has been featured in TEDx talks, WIRED Magazine, and REAL 2015. He has led projects around the world including Bahamas, Palau, Hawaii, Guam, Maldives, Solomon Islands, and Easter Island. Lee combined his passion for photography and experience from the groundbreaking USS Arizona 3D mapping project to pioneer new methods of coral reef imaging utilizing photogrammetry and Autodesk's latest 3D software to create ultra-high resolution, interactive 3D computer models of corals for revolutionary scientific and educational tools. Lee is passionate about interdisciplinary collaborations, and is forming an eclectic team for an ambitious quest to capture all of the world’s coral reefs in interactive 3D for open access science and educational experiences. Near future projects include Singularity University Start up Project, X-Prize Happiness, and XPrize Ocean Mapping competitions.
  • verynice.co
    business now
    Matthew Manos        VeryNice 
    Matthew Manos is an artist, strategist, and author interested in experimental economies and conditional systems for creative inquiry. He is the Founder and Global Strategy Lead at verynice, a design, strategy, and foresight consultancy that gives half of its work away for free to non-profit organizations. As of 2015, verynice has been able to gift over $3,000,000 worth of pro-bono design and consulting services across 45 countries to benefit hundreds of organizations thanks largely to a volunteer staff of 400+ practitioners. Matthew is also the author of How to Give Half of Your Work Away for Free, creator of the Models of Impact project, and Adjunct Professor at both the Art Center College of Design and California College of the Arts' Design MBA. He holds a BA in Design Media Arts from UCLA, and an MFA in Media Design Practices from Art Center College of Design.
  • collaboration now
    Dr. Ivan Poupyrev        Google ATAP 
    Dr. Ivan Poupyrev is an award-winning scientist, inventor and designer working at the cutting edge of interaction design and technologies blending the digital and physical realities. Prior to Google, he was Principal Research Scientist at the Walt Disney Imagineering research division and at Sony Corporate Research laboratories in Tokyo. He also did stints at the University of Washington as a visiting scientist, and at Princeton University School of Architecture as a Visiting Lecturer. Ivan currently leads a team of technologists and designers that focuses on inventing new interaction technologies and design paradigms to seamlessly blend digital and physical interactivity in devices, everyday objects, and living environments on a large scale.
  • brendanravenhill.com
    making now
    Brendan Ravenhill        Brendan  Ravenhill Studio 
    Brendan Ravenhill runs a studio specializing in furniture, lighting, and product design. The studio's work is devoid of excess and ornament, striving for a logical celebration of physics, material and craft. During childhood years in Cote d’Ivoire and summers in coastal Maine, Brendan fell in love with the functional beauty of working tools and wooden boats. His father curated a show called the Art of the Personal Object at the Smithsonian when he was a kid. Brendan received a Sculpture degree from Oberlin College in 2001 and a Masters in Industrial Design from RISD in 2009.
  • okfoc.us
    business now
    Ryder Ripps        OKFocus 
    Ryder Ripps is an artist and creative director who, for the past 8 years, has been #breakingtheinternet. Called a “consummate Internet cool kid” by the New York Times, Ripps has a unique practice that has earned him the attention of museums and rappers alike. In 2009 he created Internet Archaeology – archiving and acknowledging artifacts of the consumer internet from when he began making things in 1998. In 2010 he founded dump.fm, a social network for realtime communication with images – credited as being integral in fostering the current wave of net art. In 2011 he worked with V Magazine and was the force behind VFILES – a vibrant fashion platform. In 2011 he founded creative agency OKFocus with Jules LaPlace, effectuating forward thinking work for clients such as Nike, MOCA, Kenzo, Soylent, Mike Will Made It, Red Bull, Phillips, Atlantic Records, Instagram, Been Trill and other famous brands and people.
  • wetdesign.com
    making now
    Nadine Schelbert        WET Design 
    Nadine leads all aspects of design at WET. She sets creative direction and cultivates innovation in design at every stage. With the wave of a magic wand, Nadine and her multidisciplinary team unleash the spirit of the elements. Conceptual designers, illustrators, animators, graphic designers, motion and interaction designers, cinematographers and photographers, transform spaces into experiences. Magic permeates through the design studio in the form of inspiration. Water, fire, and ice are reimagined with unbounded possibility. Designers ally with engineers to create never-before-seen water expressions, developing new ways of experiencing water and implementing them in projects across the globe.
  • ammunitiongroup.com
    business now
    Victoria Slaker        Ammunition 
    Victoria helped form Ammunition in 2007, and as a leader for the industrial design group, she has been instrumental in cultivating one of the industry’s most awarded design teams. Working with a broad range of companies from nascent startups to global brands, Victoria focuses on creating beautiful, iconic products that build businesses and define categories. Prior to joining Ammunition, Victoria was an associate partner at Pentagram in San Francisco, where she worked on high-profile brand and product experiences for clients such as Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Sprint. Previously, Victoria founded an industrial design consultancy, Automatic, Inc., where she worked with clients such as Apple, Logitech, and Microsoft.
  • piptompkin.com
    business now
    Pip Tompkin        Pip Tompkin  Studio 
    Pip Tompkin was born in Nottingham, England. He graduated top of his year with 1st class honors majoring in Industrial Design from Northumbria University in Newcastle. He then attended the prestigious The Royal College of Art in London and gained a Masters of Industrial Design with a special examiners distinction. After graduating, he worked with both architecture and design companies in England, Norway, Sweden, Finland, China, Korea and The Netherlands, before moving to the United States in 2001. Pip Tompkin’s philosophy, Assume Nothing together with his Big Think Big idea methodology, has helped develop award winning products and brands for numerous businesses. He actively promotes design education and his work has appeared in many publications.
  • sonos.com
    collaboration now
    Tad Toulis        Sonos 
    Tad Toulis is VP of Design for Sonos – a smart speaker system that uses your WiFi to stream the music you love throughout your home. In his role, Tad oversees both the hardware industrial design and user interface design that provides a clean and seamless experience for music listeners in the home. Before joining Sonos, Toulis was Creative Director of TEAGUE’s Seattle‐ based Design Studio from 2007‐2012 where he architected a restructuring of the agencies’ product studio offering. A frequent speaker and lecturer at universities, conferences and design symposiums, his work has received numerous awards of distinction and has appeared in publications across the globe. In addition, Toulis was a founding member of designRAW, a San Francisco‐based design collective.
  • teslamotors.com
    the future now
    Javier Verdura        Tesla  Motors 
    Mexico City-born Javier Verdura graduated from Art Center College of Design with a degree in Product Design in 1991.  His first position as a Product Designer was at Group Four Design, an award winning New England firm; later he joined inno as Design Manager, while in Atlanta he also became a part-time professor of Industrial Design at Georgia Tech's School of Design and Architecture.  In 1998 he joined then start-up firm Product Ventures, he remained there for 15 years as the Vice President of Design and Development, during his tenure he helped grow the company from 6 employees to almost 50. His most recent position has brought Javier back to Los Angeles where he is currently the Director of Product Design at Tesla Motors.
  • Tanya Aguiñiga
    Tanya Aguiñiga Studio
    Tanya Aguiñiga is a Los Angeles based designer and artist who was raised in Tijuana, Mexico. She holds an MFA in furniture design from Rhode Island School of Design. She created various collaborative installations with the Border Arts Workshop, an artists' group that engages the languages of activism and community-based public art. She founded the group, Artists Helping Artisans, through which she helps spread knowledge of craft by collaborating with traditional artisans. Her work has been exhibited from Mexico City to Milan. She is a United States Artists Target Fellow in the field of Crafts and Traditional Arts, a GOOD 100 2013 Recipient and has been the subject of a cover article for American Craft Magazine and included in PBS's Craft in America
    tanyaaguiniga.com
    making now
  • Gadi Amit
    NewDeal Design
    Gadi Amit is a San Francisco based designer behind some of the most innovative and lasting technology devices created over the last decade. He is the creative leader and president of NewDealDesign, the 2013 National Design Award winner. Committed to crafting delightful and workable solutions for real people, Gadi works with technology from the inside out to disrupt markets for global brands and help turn start‐ups into success stories. He was named one of the ‘1000 Most Creative People’ by Fast Company Magazine in 2015, a ‘Master of Design’ in 2010 and with his team has been received well over 100 design awards. Gadi’s work includes the Fitbit line of wearable devices, the Google Ara Modular phone, the Lytro Light Field Camera, Sproutling and Whistle.
    newdealdesign.com
    the future now
  • John Bielenberg
    Future Partners
    John Bielenberg is a designer, entrepreneur, and imaginative advocate for creating a better world through the application of creativity and ingenuity. John co-founded Future Partners, a Silicon Valley Innovation firm, in 2012 to teach Rapid Ingenuity Practices to individuals, teams, and organizations around the world. In 2001, John co-founded C2 Group, a brand strategy firm, to help leaders from technology start ups, Fortune 500 companies, and the world’s top business management consulting firms develop, build and protect their brands. In his career, John has won more than 250 design awards, including the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Gold Medal for lifetime achievement.
    futurepartners.is
    collaboration now
  • Ayse Birsel
    Birsel + Seck
    Ayse Birsel has been designing award-winning products for over twenty years. She is the co-founder of Birsel + Seck, an innovative design studio in NYC that partners with leading brands and Fortune 500 companies, including Target, Herman Miller, Hewlett Packard, Johnson & Johnson and Toyota. She has also consulted GE, Hasbro, The Drucker Institute and Bridgestone Turkey, among others, on design thinking, strategy and innovation projects. Called affectionately by the press the “Queen of Toilets” and “Queen Bee” for her bathroom designs and office systems respectively, she brings new solutions to old problems by thinking differently, using her user-centered, humanistic design approach and her unique process, Deconstruction:Reconstruction.
    dereconstruction.com
    making now
  • Nicole Jacek
    NJ (L.A.)
    Nicole Jacek is an award-winning graphic designer (Red Dot, D&AD, Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club New York & Tokyo, etc.) and founder of Venice Beach based design studio NJ(L.A.)TM, a small shop that opened up in May 2013. NJ(L.A.)’s clients include Adobe, Nike, Beats by Dre, GOOD Magazine, Sarah Staton and New York University, among others. NJ’s work has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers, and books around the world. She was winner of Print’s New Visual Artists, as well as an ADC Young Gun. She currently serves as the youngest Art Directors Club Board Member and teaches at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. NJ graduated from Merz Akademie— University of Art, Design and Media, Stuttgart in Germany.
    njla.us
    business now
  • Jessie Kawata
    NASA JPL
    Jessie Kawata loves to explore the space of science and the science of space. By day, Jessie is a designer and creative strategist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. She helped to pioneer the first in-house art and design studio at NASA, where they translate complex scientific ideas into meaningful and awe-inspiring *creativeprojects. Jessie is also creative lead on NASA JPL's early mission architecture team where she has initiated the integration of design-thinking, creative methodologies, and visual storytelling into the process of designing space mission concepts. When she is not staring into space, Jessie also illustrates, sails tall ships, and is also a part-time product design instructor at Art Center’s Saturday High Program.
    jpl.nasa.gov
    the future now
  • Sly Lee
    The Hydrous
    Sly Lee is a marine scientist, science communicator, and Founder and President of The Hydrous, whose work has been featured in TEDx talks, WIRED Magazine, and REAL 2015. He has led projects around the world including Bahamas, Palau, Hawaii, Guam, Maldives, Solomon Islands, and Easter Island. Lee combined his passion for photography and experience from the groundbreaking USS Arizona 3D mapping project to pioneer new methods of coral reef imaging utilizing photogrammetry and Autodesk's latest 3D software to create ultra-high resolution, interactive 3D computer models of corals for revolutionary scientific and educational tools. Lee is passionate about interdisciplinary collaborations, and is forming an eclectic team for an ambitious quest to capture all of the world’s coral reefs in interactive 3D for open access science and educational experiences. Near future projects include Singularity University Start up Project, X-Prize Happiness, and XPrize Ocean Mapping competitions.
    thehydro.us
    collaboration now
  • Matthew Manos
    VeryNice
    Matthew Manos is an artist, strategist, and author interested in experimental economies and conditional systems for creative inquiry. He is the Founder and Global Strategy Lead at verynice, a design, strategy, and foresight consultancy that gives half of its work away for free to non-profit organizations. As of 2015, verynice has been able to gift over $3,000,000 worth of pro-bono design and consulting services across 45 countries to benefit hundreds of organizations thanks largely to a volunteer staff of 400+ practitioners. Matthew is also the author of How to Give Half of Your Work Away for Free, creator of the Models of Impact project, and Adjunct Professor at both the Art Center College of Design and California College of the Arts' Design MBA. He holds a BA in Design Media Arts from UCLA, and an MFA in Media Design Practices from Art Center College of Design.
    verynice.co
    business now
  • Dr. Ivan Poupyrev
    Google ATAP
    Dr. Ivan Poupyrev is an award-winning scientist, inventor and designer working at the cutting edge of interaction design and technologies blending the digital and physical realities. Prior to Google, he was Principal Research Scientist at the Walt Disney Imagineering research division and at Sony Corporate Research laboratories in Tokyo. He also did stints at the University of Washington as a visiting scientist, and at Princeton University School of Architecture as a Visiting Lecturer. Ivan currently leads a team of technologists and designers that focuses on inventing new interaction technologies and design paradigms to seamlessly blend digital and physical interactivity in devices, everyday objects, and living environments on a large scale.
    collaboration now
  • Brendan Ravenhill
    Brendan Ravenhill Studio
    Brendan Ravenhill runs a studio specializing in furniture, lighting, and product design. The studio's work is devoid of excess and ornament, striving for a logical celebration of physics, material and craft. During childhood years in Cote d’Ivoire and summers in coastal Maine, Brendan fell in love with the functional beauty of working tools and wooden boats. His father curated a show called the Art of the Personal Object at the Smithsonian when he was a kid. Brendan received a Sculpture degree from Oberlin College in 2001 and a Masters in Industrial Design from RISD in 2009.
    brendanravenhill.com
    making now
  • Ryder Ripps
    OKFocus
    Ryder Ripps is an artist and creative director who, for the past 8 years, has been #breakingtheinternet. Called a “consummate Internet cool kid” by the New York Times, Ripps has a unique practice that has earned him the attention of museums and rappers alike. In 2009 he created Internet Archaeology – archiving and acknowledging artifacts of the consumer internet from when he began making things in 1998. In 2010 he founded dump.fm, a social network for realtime communication with images – credited as being integral in fostering the current wave of net art. In 2011 he worked with V Magazine and was the force behind VFILES – a vibrant fashion platform. In 2011 he founded creative agency OKFocus with Jules LaPlace, effectuating forward thinking work for clients such as Nike, MOCA, Kenzo, Soylent, Mike Will Made It, Red Bull, Phillips, Atlantic Records, Instagram, Been Trill and other famous brands and people.
    okfoc.us
    business now
  • Nadine Schelbert
    WET Design
    Nadine leads all aspects of design at WET. She sets creative direction and cultivates innovation in design at every stage. With the wave of a magic wand, Nadine and her multidisciplinary team unleash the spirit of the elements. Conceptual designers, illustrators, animators, graphic designers, motion and interaction designers, cinematographers and photographers, transform spaces into experiences. Magic permeates through the design studio in the form of inspiration. Water, fire, and ice are reimagined with unbounded possibility. Designers ally with engineers to create never-before-seen water expressions, developing new ways of experiencing water and implementing them in projects across the globe.
    wetdesign.com
    making now
  • Victoria Slaker
    Ammunition
    Victoria helped form Ammunition in 2007, and as a leader for the industrial design group, she has been instrumental in cultivating one of the industry’s most awarded design teams. Working with a broad range of companies from nascent startups to global brands, Victoria focuses on creating beautiful, iconic products that build businesses and define categories. Prior to joining Ammunition, Victoria was an associate partner at Pentagram in San Francisco, where she worked on high-profile brand and product experiences for clients such as Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Sprint. Previously, Victoria founded an industrial design consultancy, Automatic, Inc., where she worked with clients such as Apple, Logitech, and Microsoft.
    ammunitiongroup.com
    business now
  • Pip Tompkin
    Pip Tompkin Studio
    Pip Tompkin was born in Nottingham, England. He graduated top of his year with 1st class honors majoring in Industrial Design from Northumbria University in Newcastle. He then attended the prestigious The Royal College of Art in London and gained a Masters of Industrial Design with a special examiners distinction. After graduating, he worked with both architecture and design companies in England, Norway, Sweden, Finland, China, Korea and The Netherlands, before moving to the United States in 2001. Pip Tompkin’s philosophy, Assume Nothing together with his Big Think Big idea methodology, has helped develop award winning products and brands for numerous businesses. He actively promotes design education and his work has appeared in many publications.
    piptompkin.com
    business now
  • Tad Toulis
    Sonos
    Tad Toulis is VP of Design for Sonos – a smart speaker system that uses your WiFi to stream the music you love throughout your home. In his role, Tad oversees both the hardware industrial design and user interface design that provides a clean and seamless experience for music listeners in the home. Before joining Sonos, Toulis was Creative Director of TEAGUE’s Seattle‐ based Design Studio from 2007‐2012 where he architected a restructuring of the agencies’ product studio offering. A frequent speaker and lecturer at universities, conferences and design symposiums, his work has received numerous awards of distinction and has appeared in publications across the globe. In addition, Toulis was a founding member of designRAW, a San Francisco‐based design collective.
    sonos.com
    collaboration now
  • Javier Verdura
    Tesla Motors
    Mexico City-born Javier Verdura graduated from Art Center College of Design with a degree in Product Design in 1991.  His first position as a Product Designer was at Group Four Design, an award winning New England firm; later he joined inno as Design Manager, while in Atlanta he also became a part-time professor of Industrial Design at Georgia Tech's School of Design and Architecture.  In 1998 he joined then start-up firm Product Ventures, he remained there for 15 years as the Vice President of Design and Development, during his tenure he helped grow the company from 6 employees to almost 50. His most recent position has brought Javier back to Los Angeles where he is currently the Director of Product Design at Tesla Motors.
    teslamotors.com
    the future now

Venue

Friday

Vibiana
Los Angeles

We'll be spending the day at Vibiana, the city's first Cathedral and an architectural gem right in downtown. Snoop Dogg had a show here. It's gorgeous inside. We're excited to bring our Core77 community together to experience the acoustics, the light, and the space, both inside and out — temporarily turning this place of worship into a space dedicated to enlightening our souls with everything related to our craft. If it's good enough for Snoop, it's good enough for us.

Field Trips

Saturday

Join us the day after the conference for one of our exclusive field trips to visit design where it lives. We'll take small groups on guided insider tours where some of the most interesting design innovation is happening today in L.A. Each trip will leave from the Ace Hotel lobby at 10am and end with a picnic lunch, high fives, and last goodbyes before we head home. Buses will take participants back to the Ace for a 3pm end time. The hardest part is choosing which tour…

1. Wet Design

Get a behind-the-scenes look at WET, the company behind some of the world's most famous fountains, including the Bellagio in Las Vegas. WET's workshop is home to folks in an intriguing assortment of disciplines — special effects people, landscape designers, optical engineers, illustrators, Ph.D. chemists, textile designers — and their unique culture embraces this diversity. They use water, fire, ice, fog, and light in consistently innovative ways to create shared sensory experiences around the world.

Cost: $50, limited to 40 people.

2. Downtown LA Walking Tour

Downtown Los Angeles has a unique character; the architectural styles, influences and trends cover a wide, eclectic range. Join Alissa Walker, a self-described "writer, gelato-eater and walker", as she guides us on a curated two-hour tour through the landscape of downtown. Alissa is urbanism editor at Gizmodo, as well as a writer and speaker about design, architecture, cities, transportation and walking for numerous publications, including Core77 — in other words, she knows her stuff.

Cost: $50, limited to 40 people.

Schedule

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

  • Day One

    Thursday, October 22nd

    • Welcome Drinks

      • 6:00PM — 11:00PM
        Check-in at Broadway Bar (830 South Broadway) with open bar and musical entertainment
  • Day Two

    Friday, October 23rd

    • Registration

      • 8:30AM — 9:30AM
        Coffee and a light breakfast will be served
    • Opening Remarks

      • 9:30AM
        Opening remarks by Program Chair Mason Currey
    • Morning Session

      • 9:40AM — 1:10PM
        Collaboration/Now + Making/Now presentations and conversations
    • Lunch Break

      • 1:10PM — 2:40PM
        Lunch served in the garden
        Book signing with Ayse Birsel
        Visit our sponsor booths and pop-up shops
    • Afternoon Session

      • 2:40PM — 5:40PM
        Business/Now + The Future/Now presentations and coversations
    • Closing Remarks

      • 5:40PM
        Closing remarks by Program Chair Mason Currey
    • Party!

      • 6:00PM — 8:00PM
        Drinks and hors d'oeuvers served in the garden
  • Day Three

    Saturday, October 24th

    • Field Trips

      • 10:00AM — 1:00PM
        Guided excursions to local design destinations. Busses depart Ace Hotel (929 South Broadway) at 10:00AM sharp
    • Farewell Picnic

      • 1:00PM — 3:00PM
        A lively picnic lunch to wrap up the day. Busses bring us back to the Ace Hotel by 3:00PM
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Thanks for registering for the Core77 Conference 2015.

We’ll keep working on making this year's conference rock. In the meantime watch your email for details and updates. See you at Broadway Bar on October 22nd. You can't miss it!