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Uenoland is a “conference” for people who like to get inspired about life and creativity. The kind we always wanted to attend but never found, until now.
Two and a half days with a diverse and eclectic group of speakers, performers and attendees — smart and fun people from different backgrounds with different experiences, speaking, listening, chatting and hanging out. Uenoland is about creativity and inspiration, the most valuable thing we as humans have. It’s about experimenting, evolving and to trying new things. It’s about the theory of everything: the theory that the more you learn about the world, better you become at everything.
Speakers include people who design physical things and digital things, writers, artists, entrepreneurs, and even an artisanal pencil sharpener.
Thursday, May 2nd
Registration party (Food & Drink included)
Friday, May 3rd
Talks and shenanigans, Day 1
Saturday, May 4th
Talks and shenanigans, Day 2
Closing party (Food & Drink included)
Featuring 16 Uenoland Speakers and Performers
“We have put together what I think is a pretty unique line-up,” said Haraldur Thorleifsson, founder and CEO of Ueno, and mayor of Uenoland. “Our speakers and performers are a group of really smart people from different backgrounds, with different experiences, and on very different places on the creative spectrum. I’m really looking forward to hearing them speak, and so will you, probably, after you’ve seen who they are.”
- Angela Guzman, a designer and entrepreneur who designed many of the emojis on your iPhone
- Carlye Wisel, a writer and video host who went to Disney World on a whim and basically never left
- David Rees, who gave up a successful career as a cartoonist to focus on artisanal pencil sharpening, and much else
- Erik Berg Kreider, Senior Industrial Designer at BIG, a group of architects, designers, builders, and thinkers
- Graham McDonnell, a visual storyteller and the International Creative Director of The New York Times
- Jen Flanz, Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
- Jocelyn Conn, a Senior Coordinating Producer of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
- Jon Key, a painter, writer, designer and co-founder of Codify Art, dedicated to creating and supporting marginalized artists of color
- Jonathan Mann, who made an opera based on Mario Bros, and has written a a song a day since January 1st, 2009
- Kelli Anderson, a creative tinkerer who makes simple things that don’t behave as expected and renew our wonder at the everyday
- May-Li Khoe, an artist and designer who helps people cultivate their own creativity, curiosity and critical thinking
- Red Thalhammer, a designer who woke up one day and decided chocolate was the antidote to life’s insufferable moments
- Robyn Kanner, a writer and designer whose sympathy for a young conservative made many people very angry earlier this year
- Sierra Tishgart, who likes food and cooking so much that she and a friend started a company to make beautiful pots and pans for you
- Staffan Holm, a Swedish cabinet maker, journeyman, carpenter, and designer of furniture that makes people’s homes beautiful and their lives better
- Windy Chien, a Chinese-American artist who for a whole year learned and made one new knot every day
Check out the Q&A with each speaker here!
NYC Plugged Readers get $200 off your tickets with code ‘nycplugged’ at checkout, bringing your cost down to $499!
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