October 14, 2015
October 8, 2015
Presentation: Unthinking the Nonprofit
Cyrus Patten has served in senior leadership positions at some of Vermont’s most notable nonprofit organizations including Howard Center and Spectrum Youth & Family Services. He is currently serving as Campaign for Vermont’s first Executive Director.
He earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Colorado State University and is a doctoral candidate in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Vermont where he is studying alternative models for funding nonprofit organizations.
Cyrus thrives in challenging and dynamic environments, breaking convention and seeking new ways to solve old problems.
October 7, 2015
Presentation: Trucks and Creativity
Eugene Korsunskiy is the Senior Coordinator of Design Initiatives at UVM, where he teaches classes on Design Thinking and Designing Your Life. Before coming to UVM, Eugene taught at Stanford, where he received his MFA in Design 2012. His masters project, called SparkTruck, was a delivery-truck-turned-classroom-on-wheels, filled with maker tools and supplies, which he and his friends drove across the country to teach kids about tinkering, design, and creativity.
October 5, 2015
Janice Shade | Co-Founder, Milk Money
Presentation: It’s Never too Late to be What You Might Have Been
October 2, 2015
Presentation: [Permanent Beta And The Neophyte Club] – A Love Story
For more than twenty-five years, Michael Jager has been creating and collaborating with brands, driven by the idea that design distinction matters most. His groundbreaking work with JDK Design continues with Solidarity of Unbridled Labour, a studio that conceptualizes and realizes ideas that help guide and create culture and positive change within it. Guided by Ezra Pound’s simply but elegantly stated principle, “Make it new,” his collaborative output for a multitude of today’s most recognizable and relevant brands—including Burton Snowboards, Microsoft’s Xbox, Nike, Levi’s, Phish, MTV, Virgin, Lululemon, Yara, Seventh Generation, and Patagonia—is recognized worldwide. Through Solidarity’s own brand-design incubation platform, Michael has helped create unique home, sport, and lifestyle brands, such as Mamava and Maglianero. He is also the cofounder of the Karma Birdhouse, a creative-economy coworking space now home to more than 70 inspiring entrepreneurial entities.