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January 2019

DIY Career Paths in the Creative Economy

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

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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April 2019

The Capital Region Cultural Tourism Committee Presents…Making the Scene: Lessons from Austin

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Get Tickets Join ACE in an 8-county conversation about how to make NY’s Capital Region into a thriving world-class destination that attracts the next generation of visitors, businesses, investors and talent. We've invited Public City, a consultancy that led Austin’s Cultural Tourism planning efforts and produced its landmark Cultural Tourism Plan to lead our April 30th conversation on how Austin came together for their plan, and how all of us in the Capital Region can work together to create our own.…

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