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January 2019

Creative Economy Mixer: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

January 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 Second Street
TROY, NY 12180 United States

The January Creative Economy Mixer is Wednesday, and we have so much in store! Join us at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, in downtown Troy. Enjoy a short performance by members of Albany Pro Musica, the preeminent choral ensemble in the Capital Region, known worldwide for its distinctive artistic style and its mastery of a wide range of musical genres. Artist Owen Bush of Glowing Pictures will be setting up a demonstration video display to showcase some of the unique architectural elements of the TMH stage.  …

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DIY Career Paths in the Creative Economy

January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Overit Media, 435 New Scotland Ave
Albany,

Career "paths" in the Creative Economy are often considered the “road(s) less traveled” and completely defy traditional job descriptions. ACE and Overit are hosting a symposium where industry thought leaders, who have navigated these lesser traveled roads, will share their stories, struggles, and successes. These entrepreneurs have created unorthodox careers built on a unique set of skills, an unusual amount of passion, and the ability to bravely embark on niche careers that occur in today's rapidly changing landscapes. Their efforts…

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February 2019

Creative Economy Mixer: Darn Good Yarn

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Darn Good Yarn, 11a Solar Drive
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Come meet the amazing Creative Economy company that Albany Business Review crowned "the fastest growing business in the Capital Region": Darn Good Yarn in Clifton Park. They sell exquisite high quality yarns and fabrics, made in India where they help women support their families with ethical employment. Join us for a tour of their fantastic facility, a Facebook Live fashion show, beverage tastings by Yankee Distillery and Single Cut Brewing: North Store, entertainment, a discussion with Darn Good Yarn founder Nicole Snow, FREE headshots by Ska City…

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March 2019

Creative Economy Mixer: Opalka Gallery

March 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Opalka Gallery, 140 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208 United States

When: Wednesday, March 13 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm Where: 140 New Scotland Ave, Albany 12208 Cost: FREE! We're headed to Opalka Gallery on The Sage College of Albany's Campus, where we'll see view amazing Capital Region film projects in the gallery's Screening Room, including "Safehouse" by Micah Khan of Golden Horde Films and "Zebra" by Lisa M. Thomas of Thin Edge Films, and Sam Margolius, who will share a "behind the scenes" breakdown of a video enhanced by special effects by visual effects house Branch…

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Sarah Kessler on the Future of Work

March 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

What is the future of work? Join ACE on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30 pm, when Sarah Kessler, the author of Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work, will be at Tech Valley Center Of Gravity for a reading and discussion of her groundbreaking analysis of the new American freelance economy. She addresses the pros and the sometimes overlooked cons of the gig economy. This event is presented with the NYS Writer's Institute. Free and open to the…

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