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Monday, May 2
 

12:15pm

Not Your Mom's Anthropocene' (Post-Digital Millennials & An Arts/Tech Education)
A panel discussion on the future of digital arts pedagogy, with artists and educators De Angela Duff, Michael Rees, Stephanie Rothenberg. Moderated by Carla Gannis 

How do we effectively teach new intersections between art and technology in the 21st century? First we must recognize that students in their teens and 20s use technology at higher rates than people from other generations and exhibit intense mental plasticity. They are browsers, innovators, producers, and nomads. As students engage communication in a fluid, post-digital era we must facilitate their synthetic and organic creativity. Mel Alexenberg defines "postdigital art" as artworks that address the humanization of digital technologies through interplay between digital, biological, cultural, and spiritual systems...between virtual and augmented reality.

Panelist Bios:
De Angela L. Duff, is Co-Director of Integrated Digital Media at NYU's School of Engineering, She is also a designer, photographer, web developer, and DJ. Recently, she has spoken at the "Black Portraitures II" conference in Florence, Italy and at the "Raising The Bar" series.

Michael Rees is an Associate Professor of Sculpture and Digital Media at William Paterson University, and he is also the Director Of the Center for New Art and a founding board member of the Digital Stone Project. He is a New York Artist who has been showing his work since the 1980s. He has exhibited at the Whitney Museum, in the 1995 Biennial, and again in 2001 in the exhibition BitStreams.

Stephanie Rothenberg is an interdisciplinary artist using performance, installation and networked media to create provocative public interactions. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Art at SUNY Buffalo where she teaches courses in design and emerging technologies. She has exhibited throughout the US and internationally in venues including Eyebeam in NYC, (MASS MoCA) , the Sundance Film Festival and Transmediale in Berlin.

Carla Gannis is an artist and the Assistant Chairperson of the Dept of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute.  She has moderated and participated on numerous panels regarding intersections in art and technology including “Let’s Get Digital” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2015 her speculative fiction was included in DEVOURING THE GREEN:: fear of a human planet: a cyborg / eco poetry anthology, published by Jaded Ibis Press.

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De Angela L. Duff

Co-Director, NYU Integrated Digital Media
De Angela L. Duff is a designer, photographer, web developer, and DJ. She is also the Co-Director and an Industry Associate Professor of Integrated Digital Media at NYU Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn. Prior to joining NYU Tandon, De Angela Duff was the Program Director and... Read More →
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Carla Gannis

Artist/Prof/Asst Chair, Pratt Institute Dept of Digital Arts
Carla Gannis identifies as a visual storyteller. With the use of 21st Century representational technologies she narrates through a “digital looking glass” where reflections on power, sexuality, marginalization, and agency often emerge. She is fascinated by digital semiotics and... Read More →
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michael rees

artist/ professor, William Paterson University
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Stephanie Rothenberg

Stephanie Rothenberg is an interdisciplinary artist using performance, installation and networked media to create provocative public interactions. Mixing real and virtual spaces, her work explores the power dynamics between contemporary visions of utopia and real world economic, political... Read More →



4:00pm

Code/Interactive Student Health Tech Demos
These high school students from Code/Interactive (C/I) are the winners of C/I Code Camp at Microsoft, a health-themed hackathon on April 2nd, 2016. Students created their tech products over the course of one day with the help of tech mentors and these groups prevailed in a pitch competition against 100 of their peers. All Code/Interactive students are learning coding and computer science at their schools as a part of the program. To learn more and get involved, visit www.weare.ci or follow @weareci.

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Tom O'Connell

Interim Executive Director, Code/Interactive
Tom is the Interim Executive Director at Code/Interactive, a nonprofit that inspires the next generation of diverse tech leaders by providing schools with the curriculum, training, and support necessary to teach computer science. Tom is a former high school physics & computer science... Read More →


 
Tuesday, May 3
 

11:45am

Coed Code: Teaching Tech for Inclusive Community
If you work in technology or using it recreationally, you've likely be exposed to some of the discourse on representation in tech. Women and minorities make up a significant portion of the consumer and creative brackets, but find less managerial and less technical opportunities, and encounter dismissive and uncomfortable circumstances in the tech industry. Some of the dialogue around diversity and inclusion can feel incident-driven,negativeself-congratulatory, or startling. There's also some fair counterpoints to these arguments. We're working to shape that dialogue toward positive action and education.

At Girl Develop It (GDI), our vision is to create a network of empowered women who feel confident in their abilities to code and build beautiful web and mobile applications. By teaching women around the world from diverse backgrounds to learn software development, we can help women improve their careers and boost confidence in their everyday lives. 
This panel will feature members of the Girl Develop It organizational and teaching team; developers and designers who are working actively to support women and minorities in the field. Join us for some conversation and critical thoughts about the power of education in NYC and the place for all in development.


Speakers Panel:
  • Erin Kidwell - Girl Develop It
  • Corey Nilan - Refinery29
  • Sam Provenza - Hook & Loop
  • Nicolle Quintero - CB Insights 
  • Nicole McCabe - 8th Light

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Nicole McCabe

Apprentice, 8th Light
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Aure Moser

Science Lab, Mozilla Foundation
Girl Develop It, open source, privacy, security, science, glitter art
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Sam Provenza

UI Designer, Hook & Loop
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Nicolle Quintero

Full Stack Web Developer, Self-employed

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Girl Develop It

Girl Develop It is an non-profit organization that exists to provide affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn software and web development through mentorship and hands-on instruction.Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/girldevelopit/Website: https://www.girldevel... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

2:45pm

Environmental Transmission Works: Site-specific Installations at Wave Farm
Artists responsible for three of the long-term installations at Wave Farm in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley will present and discuss their projects. Zach Poff’s Pond Station (2015) detects vibrations of light and underwater sound, which are then broadcast to the Study Center through a live radio link and available online at wavefarm.org/listen. Ian Vanek will speak to Japanther’s Remote Audio Outpost (2012), a solar-powered recording both, outfitted with a rotary phone for both recording and transmission. Installed in one of the most remote corners of the Wave Farm property Remote Audio Outpost is a place for introspection and confession. Heidi Neilson will discuss her proposed projects for 2016, Outernet Library Branch-Wave Farm and Vanguard 1 Transmitter Hunt. https://wavefarm.org/map

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Galen Joseph-Hunter

Executive Director, Wave Farm
Galen Joseph-Hunter has served as Executive Director of Wave Farm since 2002. Wave Farm is a non-profit arts organization that celebrates creative and community use of media and the airwaves. Wave Farm programs provide access to transmission technologies and support artists and organizations... Read More →

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Tuesday May 3, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
St. Francis Gallery Downtown Brooklyn

4:45pm

The Future of Music
In the great binary shift from analog to digital and certainly through the birth, and subsequent explosion of the Internet, Music has oft been last to the technological party. Whether Napster or today's world of apps that are eating Music's lunch - the attention economy has largely put the music experience into the background. User Generated Content is exploding and today's stars and celebrities are being born on YouTube, Vine and Social Media. This panel will address the future of music in this digital and interactive world and look at how new ways of looking at music, playing with music and ultimately freeing music will have impacts on industry, education and connecting us all.

Moderator : Julie Anixter - Executive Director AIGA

Dylan Brewer - Marketing at G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings
Cortney Harding - Music Technology Writer and Consultant
Craig Swann - Founder Looplabs. Music/Tech veteran
 

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Julie Anixter

Co-Founder, Exec Editor, Innovation Excellence
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Dylan Brewer

Marketing, Def Jam Recordings/G.O.O.D. Music
Dylan Brewer is an aspiring game-changer in music, storytelling, and experiential design. Before his current gig at Def Jam, Dylan launched his career out of college at Google in Strategic Music Partnerships, producing artist-to-fan experiences with Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, Demi... Read More →
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Cortney Harding

Founder, Friends With Holograms
Cortney Harding is a professor, author, and the founder of Friends With Holograms, an agency that helps brands, advertisers, and entertainment companies understand VR and other emerging technologies. Harding teaches a series of seminars that explain best practices for using VR, creating... Read More →
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Craig Swann

Founder, Looplabs
For 20 years, Craig Swann’s passion has been using technology to connect people and music through innovative, intimate and interactive experiences. In 2001, he developed the internet’s first online music studio, Looplabs. Millions of people have benefited from his innovations... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230
 
Wednesday, May 4
 

10:00am

Panel I – Just How Do You Sell Digital Art?
Moderated by: Katja Schroeder

Panelists:
Transfer Gallery, Director, Kelani Nichole
Ascribe, CEO, Bruce Pon
Anne Spalter, (Lumen Prize Prize Exhibition of World of Water video, St. Francis College)

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Moderators
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Katja Schroeder

Managing Director, Bloom
Transmedia marketer + Adjunct Professor for Marketing at St. Francis College (SFC) and Board Member at SFC's Center for Entrepreneurship.

Experts
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Kelani Nichole

Owner, TRANSFER
TRANSFER is an exhibition space that explores the friction between networked studio practice and its physical instantiation. I own the gallery and direct our programming and monthly exhibitions, supporting a community of artists working with emerging computer-based practice. The... Read More →
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Bruce Pon

CEO, ascribe GmbH
Bruce Pon has helped to build a dozen bank and industry startups in Europe, Asia and the Americas while working with leading companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi Corporation, Accenture and DuPont. Prior to joining ascribe, Bruce was a co- founder and partner... Read More →
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Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →
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Anne Spalter

Artist, Anne Spalter Studios
Anne Morgan Spalter explores the relationship between observation and algorithm to create modern landscapes. The resulting combinations of real and abstract, perspective and pattern, personal and universal creates a new type of landscape art. Spalter's modern landscapes are part of... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

11:00am

Panel II – Unleashing Digital In Public
Mimi Sheller, teaches sociology and is the Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy at Drexel University (Moderator)
Lumen 2015 Gold Prize Winners Gibson/Martelli
Hana Iverson

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Mimi Sheller

Professor of Sociology, Drexel University

Experts
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Hana Iverson

Media artist Hana Iverson creates public site-specific installations, video, photo-based art works and mobile/locative media with a focus on networked communities and wireless technologies. Her work has been exhibited in historic public buildings, museums, galleries, festivals, and... Read More →
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Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

1:15pm

Panel III – The Digital Hearth: The Future of Story-Telling
Moderated by: Augusta Palmer, Professor of Digital Arts + Filmmaker, St. Francis College
Panelists:
Marcelle Hopkins, Made in NY IFP Social Justice Media Fellow
Jess Engel, producer and content creator at Virtualize
Katarina Athanasopoulou, 2013 Lumen Prize Winner
(by Video)
Cave Cave/We Are Muesli, 2014 Lumen Prize Artists - Bosch Art Game – Gaming as Storytelling (by video)

Moderators
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Augusta Palmer

Associate Professor, St. Francis College
Filmmaker & media scholar

Experts
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Lumen Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges. Since... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

2:30pm

Panel IV: Tech + Art – Which Comes First?
Moderated by: Dr. Nick Lambert
Michael Takeo Magruder

Moderators
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Nicholas Lambert

Head of Research, Ravensbourne, London
Dr Nick Lambert is Head of Research at Ravensbourne. Nick’s interests revolve around the digital medium and its application in contemporary art and visual culture. Through this, he engages with questions about the boundary between “fine” and “applied” arts, design and interfaces... Read More →

Experts
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Michael Takeo Magruder

artist & researcher, -
Michael Takeo Magruder is a visual artist and researcher who works with new media including real-time data, digital archives, immersive environments, mobile devices and virtual worlds. His practice explores concepts ranging from media criticism and aesthetic journalism to digital... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

3:15pm

Panel V: But What About the Day Job? Professions for Digital artists.
Moderated by: Dr Nick Lambert
Scott Draves

Moderators
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Nicholas Lambert

Head of Research, Ravensbourne, London
Dr Nick Lambert is Head of Research at Ravensbourne. Nick’s interests revolve around the digital medium and its application in contemporary art and visual culture. Through this, he engages with questions about the boundary between “fine” and “applied” arts, design and interfaces... Read More →

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scott draves

Founder, Electric Sheep
Scott Draves is an award-winning software artist, VJ, and a pioneer of the open source movement. His clients and exhibitions range from the likes of MoMA.org, LACMA, Google, and the Adler Planetarium to Skrillex. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon and a BS in Math... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230
 
Thursday, May 5
 

11:45am

Panel - How Augmented Reality is an Art Form
From virtual museums to product marketing, augmented reality is creating new opportunities for artist to go beyod the physical world. The panel will share best practices and examples of deployments that are disrupting creative and art.

Experts
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Amir Baradaran

Imagine a butterfly materializing in the palm of your hand out of thin air. Without truly existing this butterfly has impacted your world- changed your reality. The emerging field of Augmented Reality (AR) intersects art and technology. Amir Baradaran is a pioneering AR artist questioning... Read More →

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Silicon Harlem

Silicon Harlem is focused and determined to accelerate the development of the innovation economy in Upper Manhattan and transform Harlem into a Technology and Innovation Hub. Harlem has a need for a hyper-connected business ecosystem that embraces the innovation economy and where... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

2:15pm

Panel: The power of the collective (a conversation with the Lady Tech Guild)
The LTG was formed in 2013, and began as an informal gathering of friends who shared tips, resources and tech support. Forming a group opened numerous doors to us, and has been massively beneficial to us all as artists, business owners and educators. We recently returned from teaching at Makerfest India and would love to share our experiences in building a collective, to inspire audience members to form their own guilds.

Bios:

3D designer Ebony Fleur works across of broad range of media, spanning from high jewelry, costume jewelry, product design and virtual sculptures, and imagery in the form of 3D renders.

Sophie Kahn is a Brooklyn-based digital artist, who creates Victorian-futurist sculpture using 3D scanning, 3D printing and ceramic and bronze casting. She has exhibited internationally. Sophie also runs ScannerWorksNY, a business providing 3D scanning and consulting services to artists and designers.

Architect and designer Annelie Koller is currently senior design researcher at the biotech startup, Modern Meadow, the first company to attempt to grow sustainable animal-based materials in a lab. Annelie lectures at Parsons and is an artist-in-residence at Eyebeam & the community lab Genspace.

Natalia Krasnodebska has been embedded in the 3D ecosystem through her own 3D printed jewelry, as the past Community Manager at Shapeways, and now as Communications Manager for Sketchfab. As an expert on 3D printing, design and IP laws, she has spoken on numerous panels in NYC.

Lauren Slowik is the Design Evangelist for Education at Shapeways and a part-time professor at Parsons. Her research is focused on 3D design, 3D printing and the future of creativity in education.

Dr. Laura Taalman is a Professor of Mathematics at James Madison University, with a Ph.D. in mathematics from Duke University.

Ashley Zelinskie is a Brooklyn-based conceptual artist working at the intersection of art, technology and mathematics. Her works span a variety of media, from large- and small-scale sculpture to canvas and print works, each created using cutting edge technology such as 3D printing and computer-guided laser cutting. Her work has been exhibited and collected internationally.

Experts
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Sophie Barrett-Kahn

Lady Tech Guild
Sophie Kahn is a Brooklyn-based digital artist. She earned a BA (Hons) in Fine Art/History of Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and an MFA in Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, London... Read More →
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Ebony Fleur

3D Designer and Artist
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Annelie Koller

Snr Design Researcher, Modern Meadow
Through the lens of biology, material technology and computation, Annellie Koller seeks to develop a new language of design. She is currently senior design researcher at the biotech startup, Modern Meadow,  the first company to attempt to grow sustainable animal-based materials in a lab. She is also senior event organizer of the Biofabricate conference that showcases the world of grown materials and design.  She further holds a part-time lecturing post at the Parsons School of Design and... Read More →
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Natalia Krasnodebska

Head of Communications, Sketchfab
Natalia has been embedded in the 3D ecosystem through her own 3D printed jewelry, as the past Community Manager at Shapeways, and leading Communications for Sketchfab. As a subject matter expert on 3D printing, design and IP laws, she has spoken on panels at the 3D Printshow London... Read More →
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Lauren Slowik

Design Evangelist, Shapeways
Lauren is the Director of Education + Design Evangelism at Shapeways. She also a founding member of the Lady Tech Guild, a group started to connect and inspire women working in the 3D industries. She is occasionally a part-time professor at Parsons School of Design where she also... Read More →
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Ashley Zelinskie

artist, Ashley Zelinskie
Ashley Zelinskie is an artist based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her work blurs the lines between art and technology, and spans a variety of media from sculpture to computer programs. After receiving a degree in glass from the Rhode Island School of Design, Ashley began to experiment with the... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

3:45pm

Met MediaLab presents: 3D at the Met
A panel discussion on 3D imaging and how different disciplines in the Met Museum make use of the same 3D asset.

With:
James Doyle, Assistant Curator, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.
Maya Valadares - Education Manager for Studio Programs at the Met.
Marco Castro Cosio - Manager of MediaLab.

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Marco Castro

MediaLab, Metmuseum
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James Doyle

Assistant Curator, Art of the Ancient Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
James Doyle, Assistant Curator for the Art of the Ancient Americas, oversees the Metropolitan's collections from Mesoamerica and Central America. His specialty is the ancient Maya, and he conducted archaeological fieldwork on the Preclassic period (1000 B.C.–A.D. 150) in northern... Read More →
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Mellissa Huber

Research Associate, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mellissa Huber is a Research Associate in the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she assists the department curators with the related research, planning, and content development for special exhibitions. As a member of the curatorial team she has regularly... Read More →
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Maya Valladares

Education Manager for Studio Programs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Maya Valladares is an artist and educator whose work fuses traditional handwork techniques with social practice engagement. Situated within an anthropological understanding of textiles as tools that record and convey precise messages, her work engages with themes of knowledge transmission... Read More →

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online. Since... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 3:45pm - 4:40pm
St. Francis College 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY 11230