“Maker Culture and the New Economy”

 

Maggie Duval

Kami Wilt

David Armistead

David Armistead
Managing Principal, Source2 Consulting

Kami Wilt
Director/Founder, Austin Tinkering School and Producer, Austin Mini Maker Faire

Maggie Duval
Director, Learning Innovations in Future Education (LIFE) and CEO/Executive Producer, Future Entertainment and Events Lab (FEEL)

 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
5:45 p.m. – Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. – Presentation

How can you thrive in the new economy? This panel discussion will discuss the trending Maker culture as part of this emerging new economy. Concrete examples of how tinkering drives technological innovation and ways that Austin shines in this area will be shared. Presenters will also discuss ideas on what new model jobs look like, opportunities, and next steps, including the emerging city, and how organizations and communities can successfully shift into the emerging new economy of global business, dense interconnections, collaborative work, network organizations, and continuous accelerating change.

SPEAKER BIO

David Armistead
David Armistead is Managing Principal of Source2 Consulting, an Austin consultancy facilitating businesses and communities to shift into the emerging new economy of global/local business, dense interconnections, collaborative work, network organizations, and continuous accelerating change. His past experience includes institutional consulting at Coopers & Lybrand and Laventhol & Horwath; independent consulting with national client firms in banking and finance, law, manufacturing, high tech, and food processing; international financial investigations for government and major banks; and development consulting with various state, tribal and local government entities. Mr. Armistead received a B.S. in Biology from Texas Tech and an M.B.A. in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.

Kami Wilt
Kami Wilt is the founder of Austin Tinkering School, a place where children use real tools and materials to design, build, and create. A devotee of the Maker movement, Wilt not only loves to put power tools into the hands of children, she is also passionate about inspiring people of any age to discover their inner Maker through hands-on learning experiences that are eye-opening, enlivening, and empowering. In 2012, Wilt worked with Maker Media to bring the Maker Faire back to Austin. This past May, she produced the second annual Austin Mini Maker Faire at the Travis County Expo Center, which attracted more than 4,000 attendees and featured over 150 Makers involved in areas including robotics, technology, sustainability, and education.

Maggie Duval
As CEO of the Future Entertainment and Events Lab (FEEL), Maggie Duval is an expert in creating and producing unique events, workshops, and conferences which are immersive, engaging, entertaining, educational, inspiring, and iconoclastic – bringing together business, education, tech, and ‘cultural creatives’ in exciting and innovative ways to dialogue and work together. Duval is passionate about cultivating the convergent flash points between art, science, technology, education, and entertainment. She is active in numerous cultural, sustainability, technology, and economic development initiatives in Austin and beyond. Her current project is STEAM3, a “living the future” hybrid of a conference and interactive playground exploring the future of experiential education, which is a project of the non-profit Learning Innovations in Future Education (LIFE).