ABOUT

BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
FOR ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS

Saturday, May 12, 2018
8am—6pm
ArtCenter Hillside Campus
1700 Lida St
Pasadena, CA 91103

The BOLD Symposium is a daylong event designed to celebrate and inspire a growing community of entrepreneurs from ArtCenter and beyond.

BOLD convenes a diverse group of artists, designers, entrepreneurs and experts to deliver a series of presentations and practical workshops. Together, we focus on the future of business for freelance studios, design-driven startups and artist-run organizations.

SPEAKERS
SCHEDULE

08:00 AM

Registration

09:00 AM

Introduction

09:15 AM

Opening Keynote: Linda Hill / Leadership

09:45 AM

BOLD Innovator Conversation:
Krisztina 'Z' Holly with Anita Sengupta

10:30 AM

BREAK

10:45 AM

Keynote: Elizabeth O'Connor / Startups

11:15 AM

Keynote: Nanea Reeves / Women and Technology

12:00 PM

LUNCH and Startup Pop-up

01:00 PM

Keynote: Nicole Lazzaro / Resilience

01:30 PM

Afternoon Session 1*

02:30 PM

Afternoon Session 2*

03:30 PM

BREAK

03:45 PM

Next Generation Leaders

04:30 PM

BOLD Innovator Conversation:
Maggie Hendrie with Greg Brandeau

05:15 PM

Closing Keynote: Fabian Geyrhalter / Brand

05:45 PM

Closing Remarks

06:00 PM

Reception and Startup Pop-up

07:00 PM

FINISH

SESSIONS

Bold Innovator Conversations

The New Creative Economy: Harnessing Digital, Physical, and Social
Krisztina ‘Z’ Holly and Anita Sengupta Will be recorded Live for the Art of Manufacturing* podcast.

Emerging Technology and Your Future
Maggie Hendrie and Greg Brandeau

Next Generation Leaders

Hear directly from creative entrepreneurs leading the way at ArtCenter and beyond as they discuss navigating career choices, envisioning opportunities and reaching past expected outcomes.
Stephanie Allen in conversation with Charlie Hodges, Mara McKevitt and Carlos Montoya.

*Afternoon Session 1 (Choose one)

Expert Panels w/ Q&As: Recipes for Designing Your Path to a Success
Learn from ArtCenter alumni who have successfully navigated risk and uncertainty and founded their own companies. Discover ways to surpass key milestones while meeting the expectations of both customers and investors.
Grant Delgatty and Chris Do

Expert Panels w/ Q&As: Financing for Creative Entrepreneurs: Funding Options for Your New or Growing Startup (SOLD OUT)
Explore a range of strategies relevant for businesses at different stages on the startup path from crowdfunding, partnerships and bootstrapping to angel investing, VC and bank loans. Gain insights into what works and what to avoid.
Robert Nashak, Tom White, Clarissa Redwine, Ann Carpenter and Gil Baron.

Office Hours
Meet with expert advisors for counseling on specific legal, accounting, finance, marketing, prototyping and other business/startup needs in an intimate group setting. Share your challenges and learn from the experience of your peers.
Michelle Katz, Patrick Nye, Francis Pollara, Jonathan Tobin, Colette Brooks and Dan Hienzsch

*Afternoon Session 2 (Choose one)

Expert Panels w/ Q&As: Value of Earned, Owned and Paid Marketing
We live in an increasingly noisy world of advertising and marketing, full of links hashtags, tweets, emails and word-of-mouth. So how do customers find out about you and your business? Discover strategies for prioritizing channels to reach your customers as your business grows.
Robert Nashak, Maria Gonima and Matthew Pollock

Expert Panels w/ Q&As: Know your Rights
21st-century businesses are often driven by images, intellectual property and other proprietary information that are constantly at risk from threats and disruptions. Find out how you can protect yourself and your work.
Stephen Doniger and Yvette Roman

Office Hours
Meet with expert advisors for counseling on specific legal, accounting, finance, marketing, prototyping and other business/startup needs in an intimate group setting. Share your challenges and learn from the experience of your peers.
Michelle Katz, Patrick Nye, Francis Pollara, Jonathan Tobin, Colette Brooks and Dan Hienzsch

Startup Pop-up

Visit with founders and teams from ArtCenter's startup community during lunch and the networking reception. Apply today to be one of 10 ArtCenter startups featured during the symposium.

MISSION

Educate artists and designers with the business and entrepreneurship skills needed to launch new ventures and organizations.

Enable participants to articulate and convey their value to businesses and clients.

Explore ways that art and design can transform businesses and drive the interaction between customers and products.

REGISTER

Reserve your tickets today: BOLD Registration Page

$299 – General Public
$199 – Industry Professional (Discount link required)
$99* – ArtCenter Alumni ($59 registration through April 24)
Free – Current ArtCenter Students

Breakfast, lunch and networking reception included with ticket.

Can't make it in person? The morning keynotes will be streamed live on Facebook and Youtube.

Take our survey, or apply to join the Startup Pop-up.

*Limited fellowship tickets are available for alumni to attend for free. Email prodev@artcenter.edu to find out more.