Technology Events

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Upcoming Events

Speaker: 
Molly Stillman
Monday, August 2nd, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Thinking about starting a blog, or looking to learn helpful tips and tricks for sprucing up an existing one? This Blogging 101 class is designed to help you create an online platform that stands out above the noise. Whether you’re new to blogging or looking to get a refresher, this class is for you.

Speaker: 
Sirin Kale
Wednesday, August 4th, 10:30am-11:30am PT / 1:30pm-2:30pm ET

A masterclass in feature writing from one of the most respected feature writers in British journalism today. Please note that the ticket price for this event is listed in US dollars. It will be offered at 10:30am Pacific Time (US) which is 6:30pm British Summer Time (UK).

Speaker: 
Jessica Reino
Wednesday, August 4th, 2pm-3:30pm PT / 5pm-6:30pm ET

This event will provide an overview of possible reasons a query and submission material are being rejected by agents and what to do to turn those rejections into requests.

Speaker: 
Gwenna Laithland
Mondays, Aug 16 - Sep 6, 5pm-5:45pm PT / 8pm-8:45pm ET

You have unique talent, skills, characters, or personality and that can be developed into a marketable brand. This course will walk you through my process to developing a following of over 1 million.

Speaker: 
Roy Bahat
Wednesday, August 25th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Asking for introductions can be one of the most important and difficult steps in emails you'll have to write. The right introduction can connect you to your next customer, investor, or colleague. Hear from Roy Bahat, head of early-stage venture capital firm Bloomberg Beta, as he helps you learn how to break down the key parts of a "forward intro email," his industry-standard method for harnessing your relationships.

Speaker: 
Christopher Ables
Saturday, September 4th, 1pm-2:30pm PT / 4pm-5:30pm ET

If you're a young artist or just starting out in your pursuit of a career in character design, then this event may be just right for you.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, Sep 8 - Sep 22, 9am-10:30am PT / 12pm-1:30pm ET

Work with Andrew Scrivani, New York Times Food Photographer, in a small group setting to craft your public-facing work to help express and solidify your style so you can take your photography hobby, career, or social media offerings to the next level.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, Sep 8 - Sep 22, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Work with Andrew Scrivani, New York Times Food Photographer, in a small group setting to craft your public-facing work to help express and solidify your style so you can take your photography hobby, career, or social media offerings to the next level.

Wednesdays, Sep 15 - Sep 29, 9am-11am PT / 12pm-2pm ET

This course is designed to teach the basics of urban planning, city geography, and civic design, in a way that will allow the application of these disciplines to the design of video game spaces. Participants will learn to come up with civic concepts, design urban environments, and craft fertile, believable, and memorable virtual cities.

Speaker: 
Lee Woodruff
Thursday, September 16th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Through an interactive workshop, Woodruff will teach tips and tricks to amplify your presence and be an effective and compelling communicator in every situation, from job interviews and keynote speeches to media interviews and panel participation.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, Oct 6 - Oct 20, 9am-10:30am PT / 12pm-1:30pm ET

Are you a food photographer who is stuck tackling the same or similar projects over and over again, unable to break through to the next level of your career? Join New York Times Food Photographer, Andrew Scrivani, in this workshop designed to help you push your creative and professional edge and up-level the types of projects you’re able to land.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, Oct 6 - Oct 20, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Are you a food photographer who is stuck tackling the same or similar projects over and over again, unable to break through to the next level of your career? Join New York Times Food Photographer, Andrew Scrivani, in this workshop designed to help you push your creative and professional edge and up-level the types of projects you’re able to land.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, Nov 3 - Nov 17, 9am-10:30am PT / 12pm-1:30pm ET

Join New York Times Food Photographer Andrew Scrivani in this three-part workshop focused on the business fundamentals of building a successful, scalable food photography career. Whether you’re taking the first steps to translate your hobby into a side-hustle, making the leap from side-hustle to full-time food photography, or looking for ways grow your established food photography business––this workshop will focus on equipping you with the business knowledge and practices necessary to growing your business in a sustainable way.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, Nov 3 - Nov 17, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Join New York Times Food Photographer Andrew Scrivani in this three-part workshop focused on the business fundamentals of building a successful, scalable food photography career. Whether you’re taking the first steps to translate your hobby into a side-hustle, making the leap from side-hustle to full-time food photography, or looking for ways grow your established food photography business––this workshop will focus on equipping you with the business knowledge and practices necessary to growing your business in a sustainable way.

Speaker: 
Jessica Faust
Tuesdays, Jan 11 & Jan 18, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

This two-part workshop will give you an in-depth understanding of the nonfiction book proposal—an essential component to getting any book deal. Together we will break down each aspect of the book proposal, including your query letter, and review how to make yours powerful, compelling, and rejection-proof. In the second part, Jessica will review and workshop each author's overview or query, and together we will deep dive into your idea to see if you're really focusing on the most powerful aspect of your expertise and pitching an idea that's rejection-proof.

Past Events

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Thursday, July 29th, 3:30pm-5:30pm PT / 6:30pm-8:30pm ET

So you want to write an art review. How do you get started? Former ARTnews editor Robin Cembalest shares templates and best practices in this two-hour introductory class, designed for creative professionals of all levels. In the first hour, she breaks down the essential elements of exhibition reviews, including structure, description, and value judgment. In the second hour, she’ll answer questions about getting published, and offer one-on-one feedback on brief writing samples from the participants.

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Tuesday, July 27th, 3:30pm-5:30pm PT / 6:30pm-8:30pm ET

Call it your bio, “about blurb,” or statement: Every creative professional needs a paragraph (or two) that sums up their practice. In this overview class, Robin Cembalest, former editor of ARTnews and a longtime coach and mentor, breaks down the structure of this essential tool and shares templates for moving forward. She’ll review sample artist bios to showcase a variety of approaches, and offer one-on-one feedback on a brief bio from each participant.

Speaker: 
Jessica Faust
Wednesdays, Jul 21 & Jul 28, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

This two-part workshop will give you an in-depth understanding of the nonfiction book proposal—an essential component to getting any book deal. You will learn how to examine your nonfiction book idea, what elements are needed to craft a strong nonfiction proposal, how to determine which information to highlight, and the steps to creating a powerful book proposal that will take you from agent to publisher.

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Wednesday, July 21st, 3pm-5pm PT / 6pm-8pm ET

In this two-hour workshop, former ARTnews editor Robin Cembalest will share basic skills for writing about art in clear, accessible language. The class is useful for professional writers, aspiring writers, artists, educators, curators, arts workers, and arts aficionados.

Speaker: 
James McGowan
Wednesday, July 14th, 4pm-5:30pm PT / 7pm-8:30pm ET

In this one-session, 90-minute seminar and Q&A, you’ll learn everything you need to know about finding an agent for your picture books, whether you’re an author, illustrator, or author-illustrator. From selecting which manuscript to query with, crafting a query letter that grabs attention, choosing your additional manuscripts in the submission package, and keeping track of your queries sent -- you’ll come away from this session ready to dive into the query trenches confidently.

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Wednesday, July 7th, 9am-11am PT / 12pm-2pm ET

In this intensive workshop, former ARTnews editor and social media expert Robin Cembalest will share creative and practical strategies for visual artists seeking ways to maximize the power of Instagram.

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Thursday, June 24th, 9am-11am PT / 12pm-2pm ET

In this two-hour workshop, former ARTnews editor Robin Cembalest will share basic skills for writing about art in clear, accessible language. The class is useful for professional writers, aspiring writers, artists, educators, curators, arts workers, and arts aficionados.

Speaker: 
Robin Cembalest
Tuesday, June 22nd, 9am-11am PT / 12pm-2pm ET

In this two-hour workshop, former ARTnews editor Robin Cembalest will share basic skills for writing about art in clear, accessible language. The class is useful for professional writers, aspiring writers, artists, educators, curators, arts workers, and arts aficionados.

Tuesdays, Jun 15 - Jun 29, 4:30pm-6pm PT / 7:30pm-9pm ET

Kickoff your summer writing with this three-part intensive workshop designed to teach you the fundamentals of screenwriting and useful processes for getting your project started. Start your summer writing with a strong first treatment and a summer writing roadmap that you feel confident in and empowered by.

Speaker: 
Molly Stillman
Wednesday, June 9th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Thinking about starting a blog, or looking to learn helpful tips and tricks for sprucing up an existing one? This Blogging 101 class is designed to help you create an online platform that stands out above the noise. Whether you’re new to blogging or looking to get a refresher, this class is for you.

Speaker: 
Jill Heinerth
Mondays, Jun 7 - Jun 21, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Did you ever wonder how the top professionals capture amazing underwater pictures? Jill Heinerth, Fellow of the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences and International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, shares her secrets, techniques and expedition experiences to help you improve your ability to capture compelling underwater images.

Speaker: 
Jodi Roebuck
Sunday, June 6th, 1pm-2:45pm PT (US) / Monday, June 7th, 8am-9:45am NZST (New Zealand)

Learn the gardening strategies of Roebuck Farm, a leader in sustainable farming, and how you can use them to make your farming business bloom. This event is being held on Sunday, June 6th, 1pm PT, which is Monday, June 7th, 8am in New Zealand. The ticket price is listed in USD.

Speaker: 
Olga Karlovac
Wednesdays, May 19 - Jun 9, 12pm-1:30pm ET / 4pm-5:30pm GMT

Join internationally-acclaimed, black and white, street, and abstract photographer Olga Karlovac for an intimate workshop designed to guide you through the process of building, self-publishing, and marketing a photo book featuring your photography work. In this intimate workshop, Olga is excited to offer you her experience from the whole process of self-publishing her three photo books titled “The Disarray,” “Before Winter,” and Escape” and having her photography featured in many magazines and exhibitions around the world. This event is being offered at 9am Pacific Time / 6pm Central European Summer Time. The ticket price is listed in USD.

Speaker: 
Molly Stillman
Monday, May 17th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Thinking about starting a blog, or looking to learn helpful tips and tricks for sprucing up an existing one? This Blogging 101 class is designed to help you create an online platform that stands out above the noise. Whether you’re new to blogging or looking to get a refresher, this class is for you.

Speaker: 
Gary Hershorn
Thursdays, Apr 22 & Apr 29, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Join photojournalist Gary Hershorn for an intimate workshop focused on taking the best photos of the sun and moon as they rise and fall in the sky over your city.

Speaker: 
Jodi Roebuck
Sunday, April 11th, 1pm-2:30pm (PT) / Monday, April 12th, 8am-9:30 (New Zealand)

Learn the gardening strategies of Roebuck Farm, a leader in sustainable farming, and how you can use them to make your farming business bloom. This event is being offered on Sunday, April 11th 1pm PT, which is Monday, April 12th 8am NZST in New Zealand. The ticket price is listed in USD.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, Apr 7 & Apr 14, 5pm-7pm PT / 8pm-10pm ET

This Rut Recovery workshop is structured to help Food Photographers work out of their creative ruts by working on projects outside of their every day routine with the support and guidance of an industry expert. Andrew will help push you out of your comfort zone and find what works for you to refresh your work.

Speaker: 
Idalia Salsamendi
Friday, April 2nd, 8am-9am PT / 5pm-6pm CET

In this dynamic event, we will examine the most vital elements needed for brands and influencers to work better together. By discussing key action points from gifting to loans to paid partnerships, attendees will come away from the event with crucial and game-changing knowledge on how to better their business, no matter if they’re an influencer or a brand rep.

Wednesdays, Mar 24 & Mar 31, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In plain-English, everything you need to understand the basics of how cryptocurrencies are created and managed.

Speaker: 
Dariany Santana
Tuesdays, Mar 23 & Mar 30, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn how to break in as an on-air personality and thrive by hearing Dariany’s triumphs and mistakes as a personality for the past 6 years. She will share tricks that she learned and experiences that will teach what to do and definitely what NOT to do.

Speaker: 
David Shiffman
Mondays, Mar 15 & Mar 22, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

In this 2-session workshop, participants will learn the basics of how to share their expertise with the interested public using modern communications tools. It will include guided interactive activities as well as advanced tips and tricks, taught by one of the most-followed scientists in the world.

Thursdays, Mar 11 - Mar 25, 9am-11am PT / 12pm-2pm ET

This course is designed to teach the basics of urban planning, city geography, and civic design, in a way that will allow the application of these disciplines to the design of video game spaces. Participants will learn to come up with civic concepts, design urban environments, and craft fertile, believable, and memorable virtual cities.

Speaker: 
Jill Heinerth
Mondays, Mar 8 - Mar 22, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Did you ever wonder how the top professionals capture amazing underwater pictures? Jill Heinerth, Fellow of the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences and International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, shares her secrets, techniques and expedition experiences to help you improve your ability to capture compelling underwater images.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, Mar 3 - Mar 17, 6pm-7:30pm GMT

Work with Andrew Scrivani, New York Times Food Photographer, in a small group setting to craft your public-facing work in a way that will help you take your photography hobby, career, or social media offerings to the next level. This workshop includes an assessment of your current work, instruction from Andrew, and individualized written feedback directly from Andrew on a final selection and presentation of your work. While this workshop is best suited for those interested in food photography, photographers of all types and all experience levels are welcome.

Speaker: 
Austen Tosone
Thursday, February 25th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Search engine optimization can seem overwhelming but it really comes down to a few best practices to help your content get discovered on search engines. This workshop will focus on the basics from talking about the long-term benefits of being strategic with SEO, auditing your blog with analytics, the basic elements of keyword research, and how to build links and authority to drive consistent traffic to your blog.

Thursdays, Feb 11 & Feb 18, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

The interdisciplinary theorist René Girard’s work traces the sources of human conflict to the tendency to imitate, and identifies scapegoating as a fundamental means of social pacification. This interactive seminar will explore Girard’s core insights with reference to the fraught realm of contemporary social media.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Wednesdays, Feb 3 - Feb 17, Various times, 90 min

Work with Andrew Scrivani, New York Times Food Photographer, in a small group setting to craft your public-facing work in a way that will help you take your photography hobby, career, or social media offerings to the next level. This workshop includes an assessment of your current work, instruction from Andrew, and individualized written feedback directly from Andrew on a final selection and presentation of your work. While this workshop is best suited for those interested in food photography, photographers of all types and all experience levels are welcome.

Speaker: 
Andrew Scrivani
Tuesdays, Feb 2 - Feb 16, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Work with Andrew Scrivani, New York Times Food Photographer, in a small group setting to craft your public-facing work in a way that will help you take your photography hobby, career, or social media offerings to the next level. This workshop includes an assessment of your current work, instruction from Andrew, and individualized written feedback directly from Andrew on a final selection and presentation of your work. While this workshop is best suited for those interested in food photography, photographers of all types and all experience levels are welcome.

Thursdays, Jan 28 - Feb 11, 9am-10:30am PT / 12pm-1:30pm ET

This course is designed to teach the basics of urban planning, city geography, and civic design, in a way that will allow the application of these disciplines to the design of video game spaces. Participants will learn to come up with civic concepts, design urban environments, and craft fertile, believable, and memorable virtual cities.

Speaker: 
Jill Heinerth
Tuesday, December 15th, 4-5:30pm PT / 7-8:30pm ET

Now that more people are isolated at home, online presentations using tools like Zoom are becoming the norm. Jill Heinerth will unlock the secrets of professional home broadcasting and offer tips about media platforms, audio, lighting, and creating engaging multimedia presentations.

Speaker: 
Andrew Fraknoi
Friday, September 18th, 6-7:30pm PT / 9-10:30pm ET

Take a tour of the most intriguing future “tourist destinations” among the planets and moons in our cosmic neighborhood. Our stops include Venus, the Mount Olympus volcano on Mars, and Saturn's "Cold Faithful" and more!

Speaker: 
Michael L. Littman
Tuesdays, September 8th and 15th, 12-1:30pm PT / 3-4:30pm ET

Over two lectures, renowned computer science professor Michael Littman will share the major ways in which humans endow computers with their intended autonomous behaviors. If you understand how computers are told, trained, and taught what to do, you will be a savvier consumer and more adept at convincing the machines to do what you want them to do.

Speaker: 
Steve Chamow
Tuesday, May 19th, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

Dr. Steve Chamow is back by popular demand for an extended conversation on COVID-19 drug discovery. Join us to learn more about the availability of technologies for therapeutics and vaccines and opportunities to shorten the timeline of clinical drug development.

Speaker: 
Lauren Oakes
Thursday, May 7th, 6-7pm PT / 9-10pm ET

The solution space for climate change isn’t only about stopping emissions. It’s also about coping with the consequences in our local communities. Conservation scientist Lauren Oakes will discuss two responses to climate change —adaptation vs. mitigation — and what we can do to help.

Speaker: 
Steve Chamow
Tuesday, May 7th, 5-6:30pm PT / 8-9:30pm ET

The current pandemic is affecting our lives in ways we never expected, and scientists around the globe are working to stop its spread. In this timely talk with Dr. Steve Chamow, we'll learn about what it will take for drug companies to mitigate the impact of coronavirus.

Speaker: 
Ophir Samson
Tuesday, April 29th, 8-9pm PT / 11pm-12am ET

Self-driving cars are in the news and on the roads, but how do they actually work? Industry veteran Ophir Samson will fill us in and engage us in a fascinating discussion about how autonomous vehicles will change our day-to-day lives.

Speaker: 
Eric Schwartz
Sunday, April 19th, 12-1pm PT / 3-4pm ET

Learn how machine learning has helped researchers and policy makers take a targeted approach to solving water crises in Flint and beyond.

Speaker: 
Lisa Ruth Rand
Saturday, April 18th, 6-7pm PT / 9-10pm ET

Like industries on earth, the space industry also generates waste. Join science historian and space junk expert Lisa Ruth Rand to explore how space junk became a threat and to discuss the challenges faced by those who wish to fix the problem.

Speaker: 
Steve Chamow
Thursday, April 16th, 6-7pm PT / 9-10pm ET

We're eager to learn from drug development expert Dr. Steve Chamow about what it will take to make drugs to treat COVID-19.

Speaker: 
Terry Johnson
Thursday, April 2nd, 4-5pm PT / 7-8pm ET

Learn how scientists design and construct biological systems to do everything from edit the genome to make better dye for blue jeans.

Speaker: 
Étienne Brown
Tuesday, March 24th, 8-9pm PT / 11pm-12am ET

Join philosopher Étienne Brown for a lively discussion about the tensions between free speech and fake news.