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Sunday, October 18
 

11:00am

Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival at the YWCA - Free partner event
10West is partnering with Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival to help highlight this premier celebration of sustainable living! Envision Tucson, in its 5th year, is an amazing collection of key individuals, organizations, and companies in our community who are working to help us not just envision but also create a resilient future for Tucson and Southern Arizona. 10West's mission is to showcase and celebrate some of the best happenings in the realms of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship and Envision Tucson certainly fits this bill! More info at http://envisiontucsonsustainable.weebly.com


Sunday October 18, 2015 11:00am - 4:00pm
YWCA 525 N Bonita Ave, Tucson, AZ

4:00pm

The Entrepreneurial Making of "There and Back", a 2016 Feature Film
Join director-producer Marcus De Leon, cast members and the Desert Angels executive producers of There and Back, Arizona’s first-ever Angel investors-funded motion picture for sure-to-be-entertaining behind-the-scenes making-of video premieres, stories and trailer premiere. Find out how a Hollywood filmmaker and Writers Guild of America member recast himself as an entrepreneur to finance and produce this all-Arizona road trip drama, with a cast and crew on their first feature film, at this first-of-its-kind-in-Tucson event. FREE EVENT! Please RSVP to tana@startuptucson.com.


Sunday October 18, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
CoLab at the Pioneer Building 17 E Pennington, Tucson, AZ
 
Monday, October 19
 

9:00am

Connected Communities - Event check-in/registration
THE CONNECTED COMMUNITIES FORUM will kick-off Tucson’s inaugural 10 West Festival at the University of Arizona and bring together Southern Arizona education, business, and government leaders to discuss urban, economic, social, and digital infrastructure challenges in our region and explore solutions to overcome them through technology, innovation and public private partnership models. Goals: Understand the region’s current economic development opportunities and challenges, and well as innovation assets that can be further leveraged to create a more vibrant and connected community. Learn how other regions and cities are using the practical application of technology and the internet to help make communities smarter and more connected. Gain a better understanding of how the Internet of Everything— people, process, data, and things — play specific roles, and work together, to enable our future cities and communities. Establish opportunities to partner and collaborate among business, education and government entities to implement solutions discussed at the event. The event will be a series of presentations and facilitated discussions that will be led by subject matter experts and event organizers. The Conference will be a great opportunity to see what others are both thinking and doing in our own region and across the country.

Monday October 19, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
Student Union Memorial Center University of Arizona

9:30am

Connected Communities-Welcome and Opening Remarks

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Welcome

Greg Teesdale - Executive Director 10West
Michele Norin, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, University of Arizona 

THE CONNECTED COMMUNITIES FORUM will kick-off Tucson’s inaugural 10 West Festival at the University of Arizona and bring together Southern Arizona education, business, and government leaders to discuss urban, economic, social, and digital infrastructure challenges in our region and explore solutions to overcome them through technology, innovation and public private partnership models.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Teesdale

Greg Teesdale

TENWEST Executive Director, Startup Tucson
Greg has over 30+ years experience in growth stage technology companies including tablet computing in the 80’s, cell phone displays in the 90’s and fingerprint biometrics in the 00’s. He has raised capital through venture capital, commercial banking, leasing, government grants and government sponsored international commerce programs. Greg has initiated and maintained investment banking relationships (banking, research... Read More →


Monday October 19, 2015 9:30am - 9:45am
Student Union Memorial Center University of Arizona

9:45am

Connected Communities-Southern AZ Regional Economic & Innovation Perspective
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Presentation by: Alex Rodriguez – Vice President Arizona Technology Council 

THE CONNECTED COMMUNITIES FORUM will kick-off Tucson’s inaugural 10 West Festival at the University of Arizona and bring together Southern Arizona education, business, and government leaders to discuss urban, economic, social, and digital infrastructure challenges in our region and explore solutions to overcome them through technology, innovation and public private partnership models.

Monday October 19, 2015 9:45am - 10:15am
Student Union Memorial Center University of Arizona

10:15am

Coffee Break
Monday October 19, 2015 10:15am - 10:30am
Student Union Memorial Center University of Arizona

10:30am

Connected Communities-Smart & Connected Communities
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Mrinalini Ingram, Sr. Director, S+CC Strategy & Business Development, Cisco

Monday October 19, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Student Union Memorial Center University of Arizona

11:30am

Connected Communities-Lunch/Networking/Exhibitor Showcase
THE CONNECTED COMMUNITIES FORUM will kick-off Tucson’s inaugural 10 West Festival at the University of Arizona and bring together Southern Arizona education, business, and government leaders to discuss urban, economic, social, and digital infrastructure challenges in our region and explore solutions to overcome them through technology, innovation and public private partnership models.

Monday October 19, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Student Union Memorial Center University of Arizona

12:30pm

Connected Communities - Mayoral Address

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Mayoral Address - 
Jonathan Rothschild – Tucson Mayor 


Monday October 19, 2015 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Student Union Memorial Center University of Arizona

1:00pm

Connected Communities-Smart City Applications
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Sean Harrington, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Sensity

Monday October 19, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Student Union Memorial Center University of Arizona

1:45pm

Connected Communities-Public Safety and Security
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Ryan Reynolds, Client Application Executive, Cisco

Monday October 19, 2015 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Student Union Memorial Center University of Arizona

2:30pm

Connected Communities-Implemeting an Internet of Things Initiative

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John Rohde, Sr. Business Development Manager, Vertical Markets & IOT, World Wide Technology


Monday October 19, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Student Union Memorial Center University of Arizona

3:15pm

Break
Monday October 19, 2015 3:15pm - 3:30pm
Student Union Memorial Center University of Arizona

3:30pm

Connected Communities-Panel Discussion: Putting It All Together

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Panel Discussion: Putting it all together
- Where do we go from here?
Moderator: William Kovacs
Demion Clinco - Former state rep, President of the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation
John Rohde - Sr. Business Development Manager, Vertical Markets & IOT, World Wide Technology, Inc.,
Sarah Smallhouse - President, Thomas R. Brown Foundations
Bob Davis - Tango Commercial Realestate


Speakers

Monday October 19, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Student Union Memorial Center University of Arizona

4:15pm

Connected Communities-Closing Remarks
Get your tickets at: https://grassrootsinitiative.eventbrite.com
THE CONNECTED COMMUNITIES FORUM will kick-off Tucson’s inaugural 10 West Festival at the University of Arizona and bring together Southern Arizona education, business, and government leaders to discuss urban, economic, social, and digital infrastructure challenges in our region and explore solutions to overcome them through technology, innovation and public private partnership models.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Teesdale

Greg Teesdale

TENWEST Executive Director, Startup Tucson
Greg has over 30+ years experience in growth stage technology companies including tablet computing in the 80’s, cell phone displays in the 90’s and fingerprint biometrics in the 00’s. He has raised capital through venture capital, commercial banking, leasing, government grants and government sponsored international commerce programs. Greg has initiated and maintained investment banking relationships (banking, research... Read More →


Monday October 19, 2015 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Student Union Memorial Center University of Arizona

5:00pm

Meet Me at Maynards - Free partner event
Exercise your right to enjoy downtown Tucson! Meet Me At Maynard's, a great weekly event in its sixth year, it an excellent excuse to "Get Out" in the neighborhoods around downtown. With 3-5 mile loops that you can walk or run, MMM attracts hundreds of folks every Monday night to Hotel Congress. The route commences with awards and giveaways from local businesses. Many downtown restaurants offer discounts on your after MMM dinners! This special 10West edition will ease us into an awesome week! Determined Luddites perform before and after the MMM awards ceremony and Hotel Congress offers great drink specials for participants! http://www.meetmeatmaynards.com


Monday October 19, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hotel Congress 311 E Congress, Tucson, AZ
 
Tuesday, October 20
 

9:00am

Entertainment & Technology: Unlocking The Potential Of Virtual Reality
It seems we’ve been talking about virtual reality without a lot of consumer technology for the last 20 years. We’ve all heard people talk wistfully about a “holodeck” and other technologies. But the truth is, that VR is about to break out everywhere in the US. In fact virtual reality will grow 5 times faster than the iPhone did when launched in the next 3 years. This technology is about to transform everything from education and training, to entertainment and social media. Every major tech company has bet hundreds of millions of dollars on VR tech. Tony Ford, CEO of Darc Fusion VR/VFX will give you an update on what has changed to unlock the potential of Virtual Reality, what is about to happen in our society because of VR and why VR will be as common as the smartphone in your pocket.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Ford

Tony Ford

CEO, Darc Fusion


Tuesday October 20, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Connect Coworking 33 S 5th Ave, Tucson, AZ

10:00am

Your Financial GPS: Use Your Financials To Guide Your Business
Speakers
avatar for Lesli Pintor

Lesli Pintor

Senior VP & Commercial Banker, National Bank of Arizona
Lesli Pintor is an expert at driving profitable business results and is passionate about connecting people, building relationships, and developing future leaders. | | She has been a banker for 30 years, having worked for regulatory agencies and the private sector for several financial institutions. Currently, Lesli is Senior Vice President and Commercial Banker at National Bank of Arizona where she develops and manages business relationships... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
CoLab at the Pioneer Building 17 E Pennington, Tucson, AZ

10:00am

Entertainment & Technology: Indie Gaming Studios Are Not Underground Anymore
Today there are a huge number of digital games being created by small independent studios. The trend is changing and the tables turning from large publishers in favor of small agile companies. Join us with a panel of local gaming studios to learn more about this shift in the industry and what the future holds.

Moderators
avatar for Edward Cruz

Edward Cruz

Tech Track Organizer, 10West

Speakers
avatar for Vince Desi

Vince Desi

Running With Scissors
Vince has been in marketing his whole life, his first sale was at 3 years old, when he sold clamshells from Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, painted them, and sold them on the street (1956). After surviving hiding under his desk in grammar school, in fear of an atomic bomb attack from the Soviet Union, Vince moved to Manhattan in 1977, where he started working with microcomputers. In 1981 Vince started in the video game industry as a Producer for... Read More →
avatar for Arthur Griffith

Arthur Griffith

Lead Engineer, Desert Owl Games
Arthur Griffith has been programming professionally for two decades, and has a true passion for graphics, game logic and artificial intelligence. Art is a creator, designer, and the lead developer for Desert Owl Games, who partners with SCEA, NBCUniversal, and Steam, among others.  Desert Owl's premier title, Pox Nora, pioneered the free-to-play industry in the US through digitally distributed content and micro-transactions, serving more... Read More →
avatar for Mark Grossnickle

Mark Grossnickle

Kihon Games, CEO/Co-Founder
Mark has a decade of professional experience in interactive media as an entrepreneur and a programmer. For the past five years he has been the CEO/Co-Founder of a remote mobile gaming startup called Kihon. At Kihon he has raised over $2 million in funding and has shipped three titles on iOS, one on Steam, and even completed a Windows Phone App for Microsoft on the side. These titles have received a top feature by Apple, reached the Top 10 Free... Read More →
avatar for Mike Jaret-Schachter

Mike Jaret-Schachter

Running with Scissors
I started at Running With Scissors in 2001 handling everything from the website, trade shows, marketing and public relations.  I helped design and release POSTAL 2, POSTAL 2 Share the Pain, POSTAL 2: Apocalypse Weekend, POSTAL III (although I will deny it), POSTAL 2: Paradise Lost and the upcoming POSTAL: Redux.  Now the VP of Business Development and partner in the company, I have also done international licensing, game design, sound... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Connect Coworking 33 S 5th Ave, Tucson, AZ

11:00am

Email Marketing for the Entrepreneur
Björgvin will give an invaluable overview on how to build an email list from scratch. You'll get an outline of the exact methods used to grow Björgvin's subscriber list from 0 - 10,000 in a highly competitive niche market as well as techniques used to grow the opt-in rate 30%. Björgvin has used email as his main source of income for the last few years by giving value and entertainment while not being afraid of selling when the time comes and you'll learn how, too.

Speakers
avatar for Björgvin Benediktsson

Björgvin Benediktsson

CEO, Audio Issues
Björgvin Benediktsson is an audio engineer, entrepreneur and musician that specializes in email marketing and content creation. He runs www.audio-issues.com where he teaches music production to beginners in home recording. Audio Issues has doubled in growth every year since 2012 due to his email marketing strategies and automation systems, without the need to work 80 hours a week.


Tuesday October 20, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
CoLab at the Pioneer Building 17 E Pennington, Tucson, AZ

11:00am

KXCI Community Radio Tour - FREE EVENT!
Did you know that Tucson has a wonderfully eclectic radio station that has been around for 30 years? And is 50% community funded? 91.3 KXCI Community Radio has been rocking and reporting on the airways since the 80's...and it is transmitting stronger than ever. Take a tour of this mostly volunteer run studio and get inspired by the dynamic Executive Director, Cathy Rivers. Learn about the importance (and rarity) of community radio and what it takes to keep this Tucson gem going. This tour will be a great experience for anyone interested in radio, music, non-profits and creative fundraising. https://kxci.org


Tuesday October 20, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
KXCI Community Radio 220 S. 4th Ave Tucson, AZ 85701

11:00am

Entertainment & Technology: Escaping the Fear Box, or Billy's Unexpected Adventures in Visual Effects
Join 20 year visual effects veteran, Billy Brooks, as he takes you through his career in visual effects how his overcoming that all too familiar artificial fear changed his life. Billy went from working in big Hollywood studios to owning his own forward thinking virtual visual effects collective, Mind & Machine and having a whole lot of fun along the way. He’ll touch on everything from his work on big budget movies such as the Star Wars franchise to more independent movies like Space Station 76 and Anomalisa, winner of the Grand Jury prize at this year's Venice Film Festival. Billy’s more recent work with cutting edge technology company, Otoy Inc, exposed him to a whole new world of advanced rendering technology and mind blowing virtual reality innovation that helped make it all possible.

Speakers
avatar for Billy Brooks

Billy Brooks

Founder, Mind & Machine
Billy Brooks has been working in the Visual Effects and Animation industry for over 19 years. Through his new visual effects company, Mind & Machine, he has started directing work on new major Hollywood releases like Space Station 76, and is currently doing visual effects for Con Man, the new Vimeo series created by and starring Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion of Firefly fame that was revealed at ComiCon to an enthusiastic crowd of over 7000... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Connect Coworking 33 S 5th Ave, Tucson, AZ

12:00pm

Startup Lending with the SBA

Business Development Finance Corporation is an Arizona based SBA Certified Development Company that specializes in providing affordable financing for business expansion.

We utilize the SBA 504 loan program for fixed asset financing and the SBA Community Advantage loan program for all other business needs.

The Community Advantage loan program was designed by SBA to encourage economic development lenders like BDFC to make loans to underserved markets, the largest and most dynamic of which is new businesses/startups.   We can finance a wide range of projects and costs , including working capital, equipment, goodwill, tenant improvements and more.   We will be sharing some success stories and providing details for entrepreneurs that need capital to finance their business startup or expansion.


Speakers
avatar for Gary Molenda

Gary Molenda

Pesident, Business Development Finance Corporation
Gary joined the non-profit Business Development Finance Corporation in 1987  | as Community Development Group Manager and has served as President of  | BDFC since 1993. His line manager responsibilities include serving as Project  | Manager for community development clients and staff project manager/financial  | advisor for the City of Tucson Industrial Development Authority and non-profit  | Community Finance... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
CoLab at the Pioneer Building 17 E Pennington, Tucson, AZ

1:00pm

Bootstrapping: Managing Money Before You Make It
Learn the critical foundational principals that successful businesses have used for centuries. While the financial side of your business isn’t always the fun and sexy side, Laurie says,"If you aren’t passionate about the financial aspects of your business, you won’t have a business to be passionate about."

Laurie Taylor didn’t know anything about running a business when she got fired from a career she loved. In this presentation, Laurie will explain why financials should be fun!
• Ignite Your Profits by Creating Your Own Profit Plan
• Ignite Your Cash Flow Without Burning Through Your Money
• Ignite Your Success By Tracking Your Progress
• Ignite Your Focus Because Setting Goals is Not Enough

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Taylor

Laurie Taylor

CEO, Flashpoint! Solutions to Ignite Your Biz
Laurie Taylor is a business growth specialist. Her extensive experience in all aspects of running a $12 million company is brought into play when working with solopreneurs as well as company’s with hundreds of employees. | | Laurie has a well stocked arsenal of tools. These tools are capable of igniting a business, propelling it to profitability, productivity and exceptional performance. | | Visit her online at IgniteYourBiz.com.


Tuesday October 20, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
CoLab at the Pioneer Building 17 E Pennington, Tucson, AZ

1:00pm

Web + Mobile Tech: From Idea to Launch To Acquisition - One Woman's Journey
After moving to Tucson, Cindy Jordan worked as the Lead Strategist in a marketing agency, and it was there where the idea for her software starup Medical Referral Source was born. She start MRS in 2010 and successfully exited it in 2013. Justin Williams, CEO of Startup Tucson sits down with Cindy to walk through the lessons learned from a marketer building a sucessful high-tech startup in Tucson. From identifying a clear market need, to launching the first prototype, to building a scaleable software solution, Cindy will share the successes and the critical lessons learned in her three year journey. 

Moderators
avatar for Justin Williams

Justin Williams

As founder and President of Startup Tucson, Justin has worked to grow a vibrant startup community in Tucson, AZ by organizing entrepreneurs and technologists alike through events, education and mentorship. Experiential education events like Startup Drinks, Startup Tucson Hackathon, Co-Founder Speed Dating, Startup Weekend, Startup Job Crawl and Lean Launchpad help connect entrepreneurs to the skills, partners, investors and mentors that can... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Jordan

Cindy Jordan

Like most entrepreneurs Cindy's career has been eclectic. Starting as a police officer right out of college, Cindy learned what the true definition of a “bad day” is and in turn applied this to running her own business. Nothing in a start-up can be as bad as working midnights in a suburb of Washington DC! | | From there, she spent time in DC applying her degree and worked as a political fundraiser. The skill of selling passion and... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Connect Coworking 33 S 5th Ave, Tucson, AZ

2:00pm

Digital Marketing Strategies with Tucson.com
Two digital media pros offer you tips on gaining share of mind and wallet—and demo the tools to make them work.

Speakers
avatar for Marty Carry

Marty Carry

VP for Advertising Sales & Marketing, Arizona Daily Star
Marty Carry is the Arizona Daily Star’s vice president for advertising sales and marketing. He came to the Star from The State Journal-Register/Lincoln Courier in Springfield, Illinois, where he has been the newspaper's vice president of advertising since 2012. Carry, whose career has included advertising management positions at The Wichita Eagle, Detroit Media Partnership and The Oakland (MI) Press, is a newspaper industry leader in... Read More →
avatar for John Kerr

John Kerr

Director of Digital and Business Development, Arizona Daily Star
John Kerr is director of digital and business development for the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson.com. He has led retail, classified and digital teams in California and Florida. He most recently served as regional digital sales manager for the Riverside/San Diego of­fice of CBS.



Tuesday October 20, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
CoLab at the Pioneer Building 17 E Pennington, Tucson, AZ

2:00pm

KXCI Community Radio Tour - FREE EVENT!
Did you know that Tucson has a wonderfully eclectic radio station that has been around for 30 years? And is 50% community funded? 91.3 KXCI Community Radio has been rocking and reporting on the airways since the 80's...and it is transmitting stronger than ever. Take a tour of this mostly volunteer run studio and get inspired by the dynamic Executive Director, Cathy Rivers. Learn about the importance (and rarity) of community radio and what it takes to keep this Tucson gem going. This tour will be a great experience for anyone interested in radio, music, non-profits and creative fundraising. https://kxci.org


Tuesday October 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
KXCI Community Radio 220 S. 4th Ave Tucson, AZ 85701

2:00pm

Web + Mobile Tech: Agile War Stories: Practical Tips From the Trenches
Are you worried or weary of learning how to do Agile methods the hard way? Frustrated that people only talk about textbook nirvana and not the real world? In this high-energy, interactive session, Chris Li will be sharing a number of real-world experiences related to agile implementations. We’ll cover a range of sticky situations, from hiring practices, multi-vendor teams, heavy bureaucracies, and scaling to large programs. No theory, no dogma. You will walk away with practical insights into the problems that teams face on a regular basis, on their journey to an agile mindset.

Moderators
avatar for Audrey Harry

Audrey Harry

LitheSpeed

Speakers
avatar for Chris

Chris

Director, LitheSpeed
Chris Li is an energetic and passionate agilist with over 15 years of experience in the IT services industry, focused on providing enterprise agile coaching support to mid-sized organizations in addition to teaching industry-recognized agile training courses. Has a background in all facets of software development in both agile and traditional project management for commercial and federal organizations.


Tuesday October 20, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Connect Coworking 33 S 5th Ave, Tucson, AZ

3:00pm

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Design Thinkers
Participants will be introduced to some of the basic tenets of design thinking: Human-centric design, observation, prototyping, and other approaches that translate to agile business models and higher level problem-solving.

Speakers
avatar for Victor Mercado

Victor Mercado

Victor Mercado serves as Deputy Director of the Women's Business Center of Southern Arizona (WBC) where he is responsible for helping to develop a world-class center for women entrepreneurs in Southern Arizona. Prior to joining the WBC, he worked at the University of Arizona where he specialized in marketing, business analytics and assessment. In 2009 he worked on the team that launched the UA's... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
CoLab at the Pioneer Building 17 E Pennington, Tucson, AZ

3:00pm

Web + Mobile Tech Unconference: Talks From Local Innovators
Speakers
avatar for Amir

Amir

Human being pursuing the art of entrepreneurship. Studied Social Behavior & Human Understanding at the University of Arizona. Formerly worked at Apple Inc. Now at Solar City.
avatar for Shivkanth B

Shivkanth B

Co-Founder, Handle
Developer | Thinker | Entrepreneur
avatar for Bryan Carter

Bryan Carter

University of Arizona
Dr. Bryan Carter received his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri-Columbia and is currently an Assistant Professor in Africana Studies at the University of Arizona specializing in African American literature of the 20th Century with a primary focus on the Harlem Renaissance and a secondary emphasis on digital culture. He has published numerous articles on his doctoral project, Virtual Harlem and has presented it at locations around the world. His... Read More →
avatar for Mary Darling

Mary Darling

Darling Geomatics
Mary Darling is the CEO of Darling Geomatics, the award winning, worldwide service provider of 3D laser scanning, 3D modeling, UAV surveying and mapping, and environmental permitting, headquartered in Tucson, AZ. Darling integrates professional land surveying with 3D scanning to map every square inch of buildings, topography, bridges and utilities for transportation projects as well as a wide variety of other projects.
avatar for Steven E. Eiselen

Steven E. Eiselen

University of Arizona
"Virtual Harlem - A sneak peek inside the construction of an educational Virtual World" | | Steven Eiselen works with 3D Visualization, Virtual Reality, and Creative Coding at the University of Arizona's AZ-LIVE and Creative Computing Labs. He is a developer on the Virtual Harlem Project, the co-founder of the Reboot Tucson 2014 summit and has worked with design concepts and master planning for the redevelopment of the Ronstadt Center.
avatar for Dan Jaffe

Dan Jaffe

CEO & Co-Founder, LawLytics
avatar for Jason Simmers

Jason Simmers

Kittleson & Associates
Jason Simmers is an engineer at Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI), which has been providing transportation engineering, planning, and research services to government agencies, municipalities, and private organizations since 1985. They develop thoughtful and creative transportation solutions that apply directly to real-world problems with the goal of improving the performance of all transportation systems.
avatar for Jordan Singer

Jordan Singer

Co-Founder, Handle
I build my ideas.
avatar for Harrison Stovall

Harrison Stovall

Harrison Stovall is a web developer and coffee addict whose work includes web applications for international luxury hotel chains and resorts. He is currently working towards a degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Arizona with the goal of using advances in internet technology to improve healthcare and connected medical devices.


Tuesday October 20, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Connect Coworking 33 S 5th Ave, Tucson, AZ

5:00pm

Network Mixer
Networking event following the Technology Sessions at Connect Coworking. Open to all.

Speakers
avatar for Amir

Amir

Human being pursuing the art of entrepreneurship. Studied Social Behavior & Human Understanding at the University of Arizona. Formerly worked at Apple Inc. Now at Solar City.
avatar for Shivkanth B

Shivkanth B

Co-Founder, Handle
Developer | Thinker | Entrepreneur
avatar for Jordan Singer

Jordan Singer

Co-Founder, Handle
I build my ideas.


Tuesday October 20, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Playground 278 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701
 
Wednesday, October 21
 

8:00am

1 Million Cups
1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.

Speakers
avatar for Amir

Amir

Human being pursuing the art of entrepreneurship. Studied Social Behavior & Human Understanding at the University of Arizona. Formerly worked at Apple Inc. Now at Solar City.
avatar for Raven

Raven

CEO, Home Share Circle
Raven is founder of Home Share Circle, LLC and believes that no one should have to worry about running out of resources or not having home as they age. Home Share Circle is creating a safe online community for long term home sharing amongst Baby Boomers. Imagine AirBnB meets the Golden Girls but instead of short-term vacation sharing it offers long-term life sharing. It’s the ability to maintain community, dignity and home for an aging... Read More →
avatar for Shivkanth B

Shivkanth B

Co-Founder, Handle
Developer | Thinker | Entrepreneur
avatar for Aaron Gopp

Aaron Gopp

Co-founder/CEO, Triipmates
Co-founder @triipmates | Tucson native | Wildcat alum
avatar for Jordan Singer

Jordan Singer

Co-Founder, Handle
I build my ideas.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
CoLab at the Pioneer Building 17 E Pennington, Tucson, AZ

9:00am

Tech In The Real World: Transportation Technology - Local Innovation, Global Impact
Moderators
avatar for Richard MacKinnon

Richard MacKinnon

I'm an entrepreneur. I take products and services from ideation to production. I tend to design Internet-based services, but I've developed an interest in special events and festivals. I've become convinced that a good idea needs a great team to support it. I've held key roles in small and medium-sized venture-backed or bootstrapped companies. | | I also have a strong interest and background in public policy with a special focus on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Yi-Chang Chiu

Yi-Chang Chiu

Metropia, Inc., President and Founder
Dr. Yi-Chang Chiu is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Arizona (UA), and is the President and founder of Metropia, Inc., the developer of an intelligent traffic management system that incentivizes commuters, businesses, employers and governmental agencies to work together to ease congestion on city roadways. Commuters use the Metropia mobile app to earn rewards for making... Read More →
avatar for Andisheh Ranjbari

Andisheh Ranjbari

Andisheh Ranjbari is the Research Assistant for the Flexpress transit concept, a high-speed, intercity transit service designed for high speed, high capacity, high accessibility. Flexpress is being embraced by the public transportation industry as an attainable, viable solution for present and future intercity transportation challenges. Ms. Ranjbari introduces the concept and service design of Flexpress, as well as the preliminary findings from... Read More →
avatar for Yao-Jan Wu

Yao-Jan Wu

University of Arizona
Dr. Yao-Jan Wu is an assistant professor of transportation engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Arizona (UA) and the faculty adviser of the UA Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) student chapter. Currently, he is the director of Smart Transportation Laboratory, working as the Principle Investigator (PI) on “The Real Time Signal Timing and Traffic Information (Tucson... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Connect Coworking 33 S 5th Ave, Tucson, AZ

10:00am

Embrace a Martini Mindset: Stop Blending In and Start Building a Business that Reflects Brave, Bold, YOU
Do you ever feel like you're blending in, getting lost in a sea of other businesses that do what you do? Are you.....

• Tired of watching others see huge success while you're still struggling?
• Overwhelmed with trying to juggle it all?
• In need of more clients and consistent revenue?

A Martini Mindset is a no-sugar-coating, simplistic & fun approach to business strategy. It doesn't have to be so hard. Learn how to build a solid business foundation so you can create a stand-out brand that converts to consistent cash and clients.

Key Takeaways:
• How to craft a business strategy using your unique blend of ingredients
• The six key elements that every big vision business needs as the foundation for success
• What the high achievers do differently that helps them hit their mark more times than not

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Rehurek

Lisa Rehurek

CEO, Brave Bold You
Lisa Rehurek is an international best-selling author, speaker, and business strategist who helps women entrepreneurs ‘find a better way’ through structure, simplicity, and leverage. After 20 years in a very successful corporate career, Lisa joined the entrepreneurial ranks and hasn’t looked back. She has started five businesses ultimately leading to her current successful business where she has helped hundreds of women pursue... Read More →



Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
CoLab at the Pioneer Building 17 E Pennington, Tucson, AZ

10:00am

Tech In The Real World: IOT - The Internet of Things
The number of IoT devices is estimated to reach 50 billion by 2020. With that explosive growth, a host of new benefits and insights will be realized from the ensuing data. But who will benefit most? What security is in place? And just how will it affect our everyday lives? This panel will discuss these topics and more.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Marcus

Patrick Marcus

CEO, Marcus Engineering
Dr. Patrick Marcus is the president of Marcus Engineering, LLC, an electronics engineering firm, in Tucson, AZ.  His company supports product development, project management and instrumentation development for a variety of industries with a preferential focus on medical devices and medical instrumentation.
avatar for Joshua Scott

Joshua Scott

Joshua Scott is an entrepreneur, engineer, and product manager who enjoys working with technology focused start ups. He currently works as the Director of Product Development for a cybersecurity software startup out of Scottsdale. He is an avid gadget fan with a taste for IoT devices. He started automating his apartment with X10 technology while still in college and eventually was an original SmartThings backer. Josh sees the coming explosion... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Connect Coworking 33 S 5th Ave, Tucson, AZ

11:00am

Systemize Your Business
Speakers
avatar for Eden Sunshine

Eden Sunshine

Founder & CEO, The Level 7 System
I developed the Level 7 Systems and the Systemize Your Business in 90 Days Program so entrepreneurs can build scalable and sustainable businesses that will SERVE THEIR LIVES. Do you know how you are going to make that next big step in your business? Check out www.levelsevensystems.com for the answer. It's really good. I promise.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
CoLab at the Pioneer Building 17 E Pennington, Tucson, AZ

11:00am

Tech In The Real World: BioSphere 2 & the Future of the Environment, Technology & Sustainability
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Bonine

Kevin Bonine

Director of Education and Outreach, Biosphere 2
Kevin is Director of Education and Outreach at Biosphere 2 and a science-faculty member at the University of Arizona with appointments in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment. Kevin grew up in Tucson and received UA undergraduate degrees in Economics and Biology. A PhD in evolutionary physiology from the University of Wisconsin (in Madison) followed. His recent research on... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Connect Coworking 33 S 5th Ave, Tucson, AZ

12:00pm

Co-Founding a StartUp - Lunch Mixer
Speakers
avatar for Amir

Amir

Human being pursuing the art of entrepreneurship. Studied Social Behavior & Human Understanding at the University of Arizona. Formerly worked at Apple Inc. Now at Solar City.
avatar for Aaron Gopp

Aaron Gopp

Co-founder/CEO, Triipmates
Co-founder @triipmates | Tucson native | Wildcat alum


Wednesday October 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:45pm
CoLab at the Pioneer Building 17 E Pennington, Tucson, AZ

1:00pm

The Human/Tech Interface: Are We Becoming Cyborgs?
Wearable tech is a gateway drug to becoming a cyborg, but many of us are much farther along with it comes to human augmentation, performance enhancement, and body modification. But what is a cyborg anyway? Which technologies and modifications count and which don't, and why? Does the intense or extreme integration of personal technology with our bodies change what it means to be human, normal, or natural? What, if any, are the moral or ethical limits to augmentation and enhancement? And why in the world is a cyborg pride festival necessary?

Speakers
avatar for Rich MacKinnon

Rich MacKinnon

Founder, BorgFest
Rich MacKinnon is a successful tech entrepreneur and the founder and executive director of the Borgfest Cyborg Festival and Human Augmentation Expo. Borgfest was created to celebrate and support those with prosthetics, orthotics, implants, transplants, augmentations, performance enhancements, body mod, quantified selves, and wearable tech. He is building a community of people who are comfortable living with alternative anatomy and redefining what... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Connect Coworking 33 S 5th Ave, Tucson, AZ

1:00pm

Biz Bits for Musicians - Tracks, Tours and Tidbits - FREE EVENT!
Want to take your band on tour? Ready to record your first or next album? Is your music career calling? Find out from seasoned pros how to do it right, what to expect and how to keep on the up and up!

Panelists Kris Kerry (Rialto Theater Talent Buyer), Matt Rolland (Run Boy Run), Laura Kepner Adnery (Laura and The Killed Men, The Cordials, Silver Thread Trio) and Winston Watson (XIXA, every other great band in Tucson AND Bob Dylan) will share their experiences in the industry. Topics will range from booking tours, DIY vs. Pro recording, crowdfunding and general business tips. The afternoon will be moderatered by Craig Schumacher, owner and operator of Wavelab Studios (recording mecca of bands like Calexico, Neko Case, Devotchka, Amos Lee and so many more).

This is going to be an amazing afternoon! Just to see inside Wavelab Studios is enough to make it great, but the knowledge of this panel will blow your mind. AND it's a FREE offering of 10West!

Email tana@startuptucson.com for more info or to rsvp.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Kepner Adney

Laura Kepner Adney

Laura studied vocal performance at Oberlin Conservatory, and began living in Tucson in 2006. She sings, plays a variety of strings, makes lovely jewelry and has founded some of the finest bands Tucson has seen, folk ensemble Silver Thread Trio, rock band The Cordials and her current band, Laura and The Killed Men. She's a pro at crowd-funding and DIY touring.
avatar for Kris Kerry

Kris Kerry

Prior to becoming Talent Buyer for the Rialto Theater, Kris Kerry booked for Plush in Tucson and St. Louis. His interest in live music and recognizing talent soon led to the creation of Lost Barrio Artists, a boutique booking agency that works with several up and coming independent artists. Kris has a BA, a BS, an MA and almost a PhD in fields totally unrelated to the music business.
avatar for Matt Roland

Matt Roland

Matt Rolland is a founding member, composer, fiddler and manager for the acclaimed acoustic group Run Boy Run.
avatar for Craig Schumacher

Craig Schumacher

Wavelab Studios
Schumacher is an audio engineer and the owner of WaveLab Studio in downtown Tucson, Arizona. He is also the founder of Potluck Audio Conference. He's been recording fine music since 1989, when he got the bug with his own home studio. He doesn't view recording bands as "clients", but rather as "artists" and enjoys helping them grow their career with masterful recordings and mixes.
avatar for Winston Watson

Winston Watson

Tucson drummer extraordinaire!



Wednesday October 21, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wavelab Studios 111 S. 6th Ave Tucson, AZ 85701

2:00pm

How to Pitch Your Ideas So They Inspire Action
Do you have an idea that could transform how we live? A piece of technology that could change how we do business? Is your start up the next Google? That's all well and good, but if you can't pitch your idea so everyone in the rooms is as excited as you are then you know what... that idea dies! In this engaging 30 min. talk we're be discussing the ins-and-outs of crafting and delivering a killer pitch. Learn how to: Craft your story so everyone's engaged. Make your stats and data meaningful. Use images for maximum impact. Rehearse to build confidence and reduce stress. Ensure you present with enthusiasm on the big day. Don't let your idea die before it's time. Join us to learn how to inspire action in your next pitch.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Bright

Ashley Bright

Founder & Executive Presentation Officer, Ashley Bright Presents
Ashley’s a father, creative director and passionate storyteller. | He honed his presentation chops over a 17-year career spent persuading Fortune 500 companies to spend their marketing budgets creating innovative story-driven experiences for the web, mobile and social platforms. | | Recognizing the growing need for more engaging and successful presentations in all areas of business, he shifted to working exclusively on presentations.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
CoLab at the Pioneer Building 17 E Pennington, Tucson, AZ

2:00pm

The Human/Tech Interface: Biotechnology Keynote with Dr. Marvin Slepian: Innovation, Medicine and Society: Lessons Learned From The Frontlines With A View To The Future
Speakers
avatar for Marv Slepian

Marv Slepian

Marvin J. Slepian, MD is Professor of Medicine and BioMedical Engineering as well as a | McGuire Scholar in the Eller College of Management all at the University of Arizona.  Dr.  | Slepian is the Director of the Arizona Center for Accelerated BioMedical Innovation (ACABI),  | an entity which is a “creativity engine,” leading to new solution development for unmet needs.   | Related to this Dr. Slepian teaches an... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Connect Coworking 33 S 5th Ave, Tucson, AZ

3:00pm

Legal 101 for Startups
I plan to speak on “Legal 101 for Startups”.  I’ll be discussing some of the biggest legal mistakes that founders and early-stage companies make, including (a) waiting too long to get their operating agreements in place, (b) ignoring vesting, and (c) not adequately protecting their intellectual property.

Speakers
avatar for Raj Gangadean

Raj Gangadean

Partner, Perkins Coie, LLP
Raj Gangadean is a business and corporate law partner with Perkins Coie LLP in Phoenix, Arizona, advising established public companies and privately held businesses on strategic entity formation and growth, joint ventures, finance opportunities, reorganizations and general business transactions.  Raj frequently represents entrepreneurs and early-stage companies in a variety of market verticals, including clean tech, alternative... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
CoLab at the Pioneer Building 17 E Pennington, Tucson, AZ

3:00pm

Tech in the Real World: 3D Printing Workshop: Start Innovating! (Session 1)
In this 3D printing session, Penumbra Engineering will take attendees through printing basics all the way into real world applications. What does it take to get started with designing, printing, and amazing others with this new innovative technology? Penumbra will show you what this exciting technology has to offer to makers and entrepreneurs. Make that next big idea come to life! Each session will end by raffling off a 3D Printed object to a lucky attendee.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Pierce

Dean Pierce

Co-Founder and Development Engineer, Penumbra Engineering
Two Engineers, Steven Szymeczek and Dean Pierce, both of who are alumni of Northern Arizona University in Mechanical Engineering, started Penumbra Engineering in 2014. Penumbra was started with the idea that the maker movement and new advances in technology could spur a new revolution for engineering and design in the growing startup scene. Penumbra’s Engineers frequently attend entrepreneurial and community events, and get invited to... Read More →
avatar for Steven Szymeczek

Steven Szymeczek

Co-Founder and Design Engineer, Penumbra Engineering
Two Engineers, Steven Szymeczek and Dean Pierce, both of who are alumni of Northern Arizona University in Mechanical Engineering, started Penumbra Engineering in 2014. Penumbra was started with the idea that the maker movement and new advances in technology could spur a new revolution for engineering and design in the growing startup scene. Penumbra’s Engineers frequently attend entrepreneurial and community events, and get invited to... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Connect Coworking 33 S 5th Ave, Tucson, AZ

5:00pm

Tech in the Real World: 3D Printing Workshop: Start Innovating! (Session 2)
In this 3D printing session, Penumbra Engineering will take attendees through printing basics all the way into real world applications. What does it take to get started with designing, printing, and amazing others with this new innovative technology? Penumbra will show you what this exciting technology has to offer to makers and entrepreneurs. Make that next big idea come to life! Each session will end by raffling off a 3D Printed object to a lucky attendee.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Pierce

Dean Pierce

Co-Founder and Development Engineer, Penumbra Engineering
Two Engineers, Steven Szymeczek and Dean Pierce, both of who are alumni of Northern Arizona University in Mechanical Engineering, started Penumbra Engineering in 2014. Penumbra was started with the idea that the maker movement and new advances in technology could spur a new revolution for engineering and design in the growing startup scene. Penumbra’s Engineers frequently attend entrepreneurial and community events, and get invited to... Read More →
avatar for Steven Szymeczek

Steven Szymeczek

Co-Founder and Design Engineer, Penumbra Engineering
Two Engineers, Steven Szymeczek and Dean Pierce, both of who are alumni of Northern Arizona University in Mechanical Engineering, started Penumbra Engineering in 2014. Penumbra was started with the idea that the maker movement and new advances in technology could spur a new revolution for engineering and design in the growing startup scene. Penumbra’s Engineers frequently attend entrepreneurial and community events, and get invited to... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Connect Coworking 33 S 5th Ave, Tucson, AZ

8:00pm

Mudhoney w/ The Freeks (partner event - separate ticket purchase) - Hotel Congress
Tickets available at http://www.ticketfly.com/event/856491

Every now and then, a combination will go beyond “appropriate” or “good” and result in something that forever alters the universe. Just imagine a world without chocolate and peanut butter, Doc Martens and a leather jacket, Beavis and Butthead, and of course, Mudhoney and Sub Pop. April 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of both Mudhoney and Sub Pop Records, and there could be no better band to represent the label, past, present and future. Nirvana, Saint Etienne and Fleet Foxes are swell, but no other group has consistently kicked as much ass as Mudhoney, nor has anyone come close. Through two and a half decades, sarcastic grins remain implanted on their grizzled faces, even as empty bottles and the sneakers of a stage diver fly inches from their heads. 


Wednesday October 21, 2015 8:00pm - Friday October 23, 2015 11:30pm
Hotel Congress 311 E Congress, Tucson, AZ
 
Thursday, October 22
 

7:30am

IF - IdeaFunding (IF) Registration
Thursday October 22, 2015 7:30am - 8:15am
University Marriott 880 E Second St, Tucson, AZ

8:15am

IF - IdeaFunding Opening Comments
Thursday October 22, 2015 8:15am - 8:45am
University Marriott 880 E Second St, Tucson, AZ

9:00am

IF - How to get started on a shoestring
Moderators
Thursday October 22, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am
University Marriott 880 E Second St, Tucson, AZ

9:00am

IF - How to take a radical idea and literally make it fly: The World View Story
Moderators
Speakers

Thursday October 22, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am
University Marriott 880 E Second St, Tucson, AZ

10:00am

IF - Finding Capital: An Investor Perspective
Moderators
Thursday October 22, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
University Marriott 880 E Second St, Tucson, AZ

11:00am

IF - Formulating and Validating New Ideas - making your idea investable
Moderators
Thursday October 22, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
University Marriott 880 E Second St, Tucson, AZ

11:00am

IF - Fundraising from an Entrepreneur's Point of View
Speakers

Thursday October 22, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
University Marriott 880 E Second St, Tucson, AZ

11:00am

IF - Leveraging academic and community innovation resources
Moderators
Thursday October 22, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
University Marriott 880 E Second St, Tucson, AZ

12:00pm

IF - IdeaFunding Lunch and Awards
Thursday October 22, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
University Marriott 880 E Second St, Tucson, AZ

1:00pm

Ignite520.net (partner event - separate ticket purchase) - Meet, Munch & Innovate
Tickets available at http://www.ignite520.net

Thursday October 22, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mercado San Augustin 100 SAvenida Del Convento, Tucson, AZ

1:30pm

IF - IdeaFunding Lean Canvas Business Model Showcase
Moderators
Thursday October 22, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
University Marriott 880 E Second St, Tucson, AZ

2:00pm

IF - IdeaFunding Pitch Competition
Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
University Marriott 880 E Second St, Tucson, AZ

2:30pm

Ignite520.net (partner event - separate ticket purchase) - Breakout Sessions
Tickets available at http://www.ignite520.net

Thursday October 22, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
TBD

4:00pm

IF - IdeaFunding Pitch Competition Awards & Closing Remarks
Thursday October 22, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
University Marriott 880 E Second St, Tucson, AZ

5:30pm

Ignite520.net (partner event - separate ticket purchase) - Network Mixer
Tickets available at http://www.ignite520.net

Thursday October 22, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hotel Congress 311 E Congress, Tucson, AZ

7:00pm

Comedy Showcase featuring Lisa Landry at The Flycatcher - TWO SHOWS 7 & 9pm
Included with the Passport +Comedy Showcase ticket or $10 at the door. 

2 fabulous comedy shows with the hilarious Lisa Landry. Shows are at The Flycatcher at 7 & 9 pm. *** Lisa Landry came up through the famed New York City comedy circuit to become an audience favorite at clubs, colleges and theaters across the country. 
Landry has appeared on CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” & “The Bonnie Hunt Show” on NBC. She starred in her own half hour Special, “Comedy Central Presents Lisa Landry.” And a nationwide vote catapulted her special to third place out of 100 top comedians in Comedy Central’sannual “Standup Showdown.” She’s the first woman to ever place in the top three.

Landry’s CD Put Your Keys in the Key Bowl was selected by iTunes as one of the “Top 10 Best Comedy CDs” of 2008. She is one of a handful of comedians chosen by TBS for their “We Know Funny” series of stand-up style commercials. She’s also appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and co-starred on NBC’s “Law and Order: SVU.”

The Louisiana native was featured on “Brett Butler’s Southern Belles of Comedy” DVD. She did commentary for E!’s “Forbes Top 100 Celebrities” and CMT’s “20 Greatest Redneck Moments,” where Landry was chosen as a “Top Pick” by TV Guide. Her guest appearances include Fox’s “Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,” the “Bob and Tom Show,” Fox’s “Redeye” and the “Hollyweird” segment on MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country.” For four years, Landry was a comedy writer for US Weekly Magazine. Punchline Magazine describes Landry best: “She’s an incredibly skilled comedian, a controlling presence onstage and a master of pacing and delivery.”

Trust us, you don’t want to miss seeing Lisa Landry! *** Rich Prange is a Phoenix Comedian who's been called "original" and "abstract" and can find humor in the weirdest places. Rich has been a regular in the Phoenix comedy scene for many years. He has been a featured act at both The Scottsdale Comedy Spot, where he has opened for dozens of touring comedians including Lisa Landry and Jackie Fabulous, and the Phoenix Center for the Arts, where he has guested for several local comedy events. He is an Emmy Award winning photo journalist for KTTU News. *** Nancy Stanley came late to both law and comedy after being in television news for twenty years, teaching political science for six years, and working as a stockbroker for one long year marked by searing trauma. She practiced law for about five minutes. Currently the Assistant Dean for Advancement at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, she also teaches journalism and runs a small nonprofit dedicated to international exchanges with groups from the former Soviet states. She created the quarterly “Estrogen Hour” live comedy show in Tucson, performs at benefits and open mics, and is a frequent guest speaker at gatherings of post-menopausal women, though younger audiences tend not to heckle too much because, you know, that’d be like dissing on your mom. *** Phil Gordon is a comedian who shares his unique experiences as a single dad, raising teenagers in a turbulent world. Phil approaches comedy like he approaches life--straight forward and with a grain of salt.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Gordon

Phil Gordon

Phil Gordon is a comedian who shares his unique experiences as a single dad, raising teenagers in a turbulent world. Phil approaches comedy like he approaches life--straight forward and with a grain of salt.
avatar for Lisa Landry

Lisa Landry

Lisa Landry came up through the famed New York City comedy circuit to become an audience favorite at clubs, colleges and theaters across the country. 
Landry has appeared on CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” & “The Bonnie Hunt Show” on NBC. She starred in her own half hour Special, “Comedy Central Presents Lisa Landry.” And a nationwide vote catapulted her special to third place out of 100 top comedians in Comedy... Read More →
avatar for Rich Prange

Rich Prange

Rich Prange is a Phoenix Comedian who's been called "original" and "abstract" and can find humor in the weirdest places. Rich has been a regular in the Phoenix comedy scene for many years. He has been a featured act at both The Scottsdale Comedy Spot, where he has opened for dozens of touring comedians including Lisa Landry and Jackie Fabulous, and the Phoenix Center for the Arts, where he has guested for several local comedy events. He is an... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Stanley

Nancy Stanley

Nancy Stanley came late to both law and comedy after being in television news for twenty years, teaching political science for six years, and working as a stockbroker for one long year marked by searing trauma. She practiced law for about five minutes. Currently the Assistant Dean for Advancement at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, she also teaches journalism and runs a small nonprofit dedicated to international exchanges... Read More →



Thursday October 22, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
The Flycatcher 340 E 6th St, Tucson, AZ

7:00pm

Stone Ave Block Party w/ music by Mexico City's Klezmerson
Klezmerson combines melodies and rhythms from Europe's Jewish tradition with Mexican and gypsy influences featuring Food Trucks, Local Artists and a Beer Garden


Thursday October 22, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Stone Ave between 16th & 17th St
 
Friday, October 23
 

7:00am

Wildcat Founders Breakfast
See attached schedule


Friday October 23, 2015 7:00am - 9:00am
University Marriott 880 E Second St, Tucson, AZ

7:30am

Ignite520.net (partner event - separate ticket purchase) - Miracle Morning Yoga
Tickets available at http://www.ignite520.net

Friday October 23, 2015 7:30am - 8:30am
Museum of Contemporary Art 265 South Church Ave, Tucson, AZ

8:00am

Angel Capital Association Southwest Regional Angel Conference
Join experienced angels from Arizona, California, Texas, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah for a one day conference designed to keep you up to date on the latest trends in angel investing. If you are an angel investor or thinking about angel investing, this is a once a year opportunity you shouldn’t miss. Please note this meeting is available to ACA members, accredited investors, and invited guests only. More information at http://www.angelcapitalassociation.org/southwest-2015/

Friday October 23, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm
University Marriott 880 E Second St, Tucson, AZ

9:00am

Tech Launch Arizona Venture Showcase
See attached schedule


Friday October 23, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
University Marriott 880 E Second St, Tucson, AZ

11:00am

Ignite520.net (partner event - separate ticket purchase) - TYP - Breakout Sessions TBD
Tickets available at http://www.ignite520.net

Friday October 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
TBD

11:30am

University of Arizona First Friday Pitch
See attached schedule


Friday October 23, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
University Marriott 880 E Second St, Tucson, AZ

12:00pm

Ignite520.net (partner event - separate ticket purchase) - TYP - Taste of Tucson Food Truck Roundup
Tickets available at http://www.ignite520.net

Friday October 23, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD

1:30pm

Ignite520.net (partner event - separate ticket purchase) - Starbucks Career Café Hidden Gem Show
Tickets available at http://www.ignite520.net

Friday October 23, 2015 1:30pm - 4:00pm
TBD

4:00pm

McGuire Center Entrepreneurship Roundtable
Friday October 23, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship University of Arizona, McClelland Hall, room 208, 1130 E Helen St, Tucson, AZ 85721

4:30pm

Ignite520.net (partner event - separate ticket purchase) - TYP - Wrap Up Event
Tickets available at http://www.ignite520.net

Friday October 23, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
TBD

6:00pm

Tucson Museum of Art - Startup Drinks Mega Mixer and the Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture Opening Reception
Included with the Passport +Museum of Art ticket or $10 at the door. 

Startup Tucson, The Desert Angels and Tucson Young Professionals join forces for an ultimate networking event that will a little artsy and little bit cowboy and a whole lot of fun! Here’s the story behind the story: The Old West will meet the New West on October 24, 2015 in an art exhibition so wild and exploding with rawhide, smoking Colt 45s, and desert heat, that it took the Tucson Museum of Art to rein it in. For the first time ever, Wild West artwork from comic books, pulp fiction novels, dime novels, and magazine and book illustrations will have its own exhibition, curated by the Tucson Museum of Art Glasser Curator of Art of the American West, Christine Brindza. Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture will provide a survey of works from 1920 to Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Bill Schenck, exploring how images of the Wild West have built and reinforced American legends. https://www.tucsonmuseumofart.org


Friday October 23, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tucson Museum of Art 140 N Main St, Tucson, AZ

7:00pm

10West Tucson Music Showcase (TMS) - All times subject to change
Included in the Passport +Tucson Music Showcase ticket or $10 at the door

Immerse yourself into the dynamic Tucson music scene with this diverse lineup of amazing local talent...at one of the best venues our town has to offer!
Indoor Stage:
Katie Haverly 8pm
Keli and the Big Dream 8:50pm
Vox Urbana 10pm
Katterwaul 11pm

Outdoor Stage:
Tom Walbank 7:30pm
Rich Hopkins 8:30pm
Giant Sand 9:30pm
XIXA 10:35pm


Friday October 23, 2015 7:00pm - 11:45pm
Hotel Congress 311 E Congress, Tucson, AZ

7:30pm

TMS - Tom Walbank
Included with ticket to Tucson Music Showcase

Friday October 23, 2015 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Hotel Congress - Outdoor (Main) Stage 311 E Congress, Tucson, AZ

8:00pm

TMS - Katie Haverly
Included with ticket to Tucson Music Showcase. Katie Haverly is a singer, songwriter, musician, and performing artist whose music is flooded with raw emotion, dissonant tension, ethereal moodscapes, and gritty sensuality. She is known for her live performances, which meld her musicality and vocal prowess with one singular moment in time. Haverly has toured through the United States and Mexico, opening for artists including Jake Shimabukuro and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and has recorded two records with her Tucson-based indie-soul band Copper and Congress. She has also recorded and released three solo records and this winter will be releasing her fourth: The Aviary.


Friday October 23, 2015 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Hotel Congress - Indoor Stage

8:30pm

TMS - Rich Hopkins and the Luminarios
Including in the Tucson Music Showcase ticket. Rich Hopkins, who has been a part of the American music scene since 1985, is, amazingly, still an undiscovered talent to some. Founding the Tucson, Ariz. based Sidewinders(RCA 1989-91)/ Sand Rubies (Polygram 1993), Hopkins toured the U.S. and celebrated success with college/indie rock classics “Witchdoctor” and “We Don’t Do That Anymore” (both went to #5 on the CMJ charts). In 1991, Hopkins formed Rich Hopkins and The Luminarios as a side project; it soon became his full time band when the Sand Rubies stopped touring. He has consistently cranked out new records (26 in all) and tours yearly in Germany/Europe (25 tours) where, in 1996, he was one of the first artists signed to Germany’s Blue Rose Records.

Friday October 23, 2015 8:30pm - 9:10pm
Hotel Congress - Outdoor (Main) Stage 311 E Congress, Tucson, AZ

8:50pm

TMS - Keli & The Big Dream
Included with ticket to Tucson Music Showcase. Tucson is a wealth of amazingly talented musicians and artists thoughtfully engaged in their craft. This is where the Big Dream was born. Honied soul and dreamy folk coalesce to create raw honest music with grit. Comprised of passionate and prolific players, Keli Carpenter, Chris Pierce, Tom Beach and AAron Huldstrand bring you Keli and The Big Dream.. Contemporary sound with a classic feel


Friday October 23, 2015 8:50pm - 9:35pm
Hotel Congress - Indoor Stage

9:30pm

TMS - Giant Sand
Friday October 23, 2015 9:30pm - 10:15pm
Hotel Congress - Outdoor (Main) Stage 311 E Congress, Tucson, AZ

10:00pm

TMS - Vox Urbana
Included with ticket to Tucson Music Showcase. Vox Urbana is a seven-piece band that combines Latin-based sounds with stories and experiences that occur in the Arizona/Sonora border region. The bi-national band is based in Tucson, Arizona and has been creatively narrating stories of the border community since 2010. The band’s original repertoire breaks any language barrier through its 100% danceable grooves. Among the musical styles found in the band’s sound and identity is a mestizaje of ethnic sounds such as Huapango (Southern Mexico), Cumbia (Colombia), Chicha (Peru), Cha-cha-cha (Cuba), along with a variety of electronic textures such as synthesizers and voice effects. Such musical recipe guarantees a high-energy performance, as well as a culturally fruitful experience to younger and older audience in the U.S./Mexico region.


Friday October 23, 2015 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Hotel Congress - Indoor Stage

10:35pm

TMS - XIXA (formerly Chicha Dust)
Included with ticket to Tucson Music Showcase. DUST TO DUST! From the ashes of Chicha Dust XIXA is born. Four years ago, inspired by the sounds of Peruvian cumbia - known as "chicha" - Brian Lopez and Gabriel Sullivan founded Chicha Dust. The band dedicated itself to the exploration of hard edge, guitar-driven cumbia popular in the Amazon and on the streets of Lima. Surprisingly – or not – the musical roots of Tucson and Peru have much in common. Both are guitar heavy and mix genres from Brazil, Colombia, the Andes, surfing beaches, British rock, and psychedelic jams. After a few years of getting deep into the world of Peruvian cumbia, the band is now writing its own material, cranking their amplifiers louder than ever, and letting their Tucson roots show. XIXA has a bit less chicha – and bit more desert dust. The material is all original, and reflects the band members’ various loves and backgrounds – but never straying far away from the infectious sounds of cumbia the band is known for. Barbès Records (home of the 'Roots of Chicha') will release XIXA’s first EP, Shift and Shadow, worldwide in early November, followed by a full-length album, Bloodline, to be released in February 2016. Both will be available on vinyl.

Friday October 23, 2015 10:35pm - 11:30pm
Hotel Congress - Outdoor (Main) Stage 311 E Congress, Tucson, AZ

11:00pm

TMS - Katterwaul
Included in the Tucson Music Showcase Ticket! This set ends at Midnight! Katterwaul is the brainchild of musician Brittany Katter and her band -- Ben Schneider (drums), Jeff Lownsbury (guitar), and Laura Horley (bass). Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Katter migrated to Tucson in 2008. There, she started singing with Tucson's Gabriel Sullivan, and later she performed in the Motown-influenced girl group Kiss and the Tells. Inspired by early American roots music, 1970s glam rock, and the garage revival of the early and mid 2000s, Katter decided to start her own band. She picked up the guitar in 2011, and, supported and motivated by the high-energy, sun-infected rock scene in Tucson, she started writing songs as Katterwaul.


Friday October 23, 2015 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Hotel Congress - Indoor Stage
 
Saturday, October 24
 

2:00pm

Imagination: Creatives, Artists and The Commons - A Panel Discussion (FREE EVENT)
Imagination: Creatives, Artists and The Commons - A Panel Discussion What is an artist? What is a Creative?

Saturday, October 24 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm Free admission

What is the New Creative Class? A compelling conversation that explores if Creatives and Artists are at odds with one another­; do they operate symbiotically or are they synonymous?

Roberto Bedoya, Director of Civic Engagement at TPAC will moderate. The panel will feature Milta Ortiz of Borderlands Theater (her plays Mas and Barrios Stories focus on giving voice to local community), Tony Ford (Startup Tucson Growth Hacker and founder of MakerHouse) and Terry Nordbrock (Xerocraft/WTF).

Location: Borderlands Brewing (Special Event Space) (119 E. Toole Ave Tucson, AZ 85701)

Moderators
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Roberto Bedoya

Director of Civic Engagement, Tucson Pima Arts Council

Speakers
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Tony Ford

CEO, Darc Fusion
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Terry Nordbrock

Board of Directors, Xerocraft
WTF Open Hack Staffer Radio Nut
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Milta Ortiz

’Mas’ and ‘Barrio Stories’ Playwright, Borderlands Theater
Borderlands Theater



Saturday October 24, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Borderlands Brewing (Special Event Space) 119 E. Toole Ave Tucson, AZ 85701

5:00pm

Galactic Center Experience
Group Mind is an art gathering focused on creating a collective channel for artistic expression. 
Whether you’re looking to emerge from an art block, to have the combined presence of creative individuals strengthen your flow, or to extend beyond your comfort zone by joining other artists in a unique space, this gathering in a temple setting can add richness to your artistic endeavors. 
Our main objective is to meet the demand of alternative and creative weekend night entertainment while also bringing artists together to create powerful intention, presence and imagination. 

Saturday October 24, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Galactic Center 35 E Toole Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85701

5:00pm

TECHNO Art
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Saturday October 24, 2015 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Studio ONE A Space for Art and Activism 197 E Toole Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85701

5:00pm

10West ART WALK EXPERIENCE
The 10West Art Walk will provide you with an epic experience to learn about Tucson's growing creative community.

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Surround yourself in creative spaces, live music and interactive exhibits presented by:
RetroGrade
Xpanded Universe 
Exploded View
191 TooleStudio ONE: A Space for Art and Activism
Tiny TownBorderlands
William Olguin (Pursue Studio)
Galactic Center
Solar Culture
Ed Flores Photography
Franklin Lot
Steinfeld
Conrad Wilde Gallery
#WhyILoveWhereILive
KXCI
Startup Tucson
Warehouse Arts Management Organization (WAMO)
RepTuc
Chalk Artists
Tanline Print Shop
and many more!

Franlkin Lot:
5-7:30pm
Open Mic, Graffittii artist, Photo Challenge
 


Saturday October 24, 2015 5:00pm - Sunday October 25, 2015 11:30pm
Toole Ave Arts District

5:30pm

Muckraking in the Big Backyard
This exhibition features work created by students at the University of Arizona’s 
School of Art. Showcasing a multitude of artworks by undergraduates and 
graduates alike, the works incorporate numerous approaches generated in two 
separate courses—an installation art course and a performance art course.
Although we live in a society where we have the luxuries of peace and relative 
economic stability, there remain numerous chronic problems regarding politics, 
religion, and a host of racial, gender, and economic inequities. 
Our society is comprised of individuals whose life experiences are unique 
catalogues of events that shape how we each understand and engage one 
another and the world. Each artist in this exhibition isolates and amplifies issues 
and areas of inquiry that differ; however, they all share the impulse to dig 
introspectively, critically examine their surrounds, and illuminate foibles in order 
to become more self-aware with the impulse to communicate candidly with 
others.


The artists include: 
Alissa Neal
Alyssa Ferguson
Audrey Molloy
Galen Trezise
Hongli Mi 
Isabella Colaianni
Juncong Mo
Katherine Killian
Matthew Kennedy
Michael Barrett
Nathan Taylor
Sarah Horn 
Sequoia Fischer
Sicilia Cazares 
Yucheng Gu

Saturday October 24, 2015 5:30pm - 11:30pm
Steinfeld Warehouse 101 West 6th Street

6:00pm

Solar Culture Gallery
Solar Culture a group of artists that are dedicated to brining Art and Music to Downtown Tucson. Their goal is to culturally empower the people of Tucson by inspiring them to make and show their own art and to have opportunities to see local, national, and international bands perform in a high quality professional setting.

Saturday October 24, 2015 6:00pm - 11:30pm
TBA University of Arizona

7:00pm

Astonishing Vitriolic Schi-Fi Miserablism!
The late Russian director Aleksei Guerman’s last film is a grandly arbitrary carnival of neo-medieval depravity. It’s also a mudpunk allegory of Russian barbarism and backwardness. The action of this sci-fi film is set on a planet parallel to earth that knew no Renaissance (let alone an Enlightenment) and keeps its inhabitants, with their modern-day consciousness and vernacular, trapped in the low-tech crudeness and amoral violence of the Middle Ages. Monstrous visions appear with an obsessive attention to detail; with a glistening black-and-white palette, the director smears the screen with mud, blood, and excrement! (Mature Content)

Saturday October 24, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Exploded View Microcinema 197 Toole Ave

9:00pm

One More Time - Daft Punk Tribute at the Rialto Theater
Included with the Passport +One More Time ticket or $20 at the door.

A Tribute to Daft Punk is the first and only realistic tribute of their kind. They don replica chromed helmets and FULL SCALE pyramid stage to create the perfect Daft Punk inspired vibe and perform an awe-inspiring encore in electro-luminescent suits, reminiscent of the "Alive 2007" tour.

One More Time flawlessly produce a high-octane hour and fifteen minute set combining Daft Punk anthems, club bangers, and their own remixes.

Saturday October 24, 2015 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Rialto Theater