Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s ‘The 5x10 Talks’ to showcase Brooklyn’s greatest innovators

Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBotAP Photo/Mark Lennihan

From Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

2014 marks a momentous milestone for Downtown Brooklyn — the 10-year anniversary of the rezoning that paved the way for much of the unprecedented growth the neighborhood is experiencing. To commemorate the occasion, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership will present a program titled “The 5x10 Talks,” to be held at BRIC Arts | Media House at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6.

What better way to showcase the innovation that is taking place in Downtown Brooklyn than to hear from a few of the innovators themselves? To that end, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership has invited five leaders in their fields in Downtown Brooklyn to answer the question, “What’s Next?”

They featured innovators are: Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot; Brett Yormark, CEO of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center; Deborah Schwartz, President of the Brooklyn Historical Society; Katherine Isbister, Director of the NYU Game Innovation Lab; and Ralph McDaniels, Founder of Video Music Box.

Brett Yormark, CEO of Nets.  Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Smile Train/AP Images

Deborah Schwartz, President of the Brooklyn Historical Society. Eagle photo by Rob Abruzzese

Katherine Isbister, Director of the NYU Game Innovation Lab. Photo via Twitter

Ralph McDaniels, Founder of Video Music Box. Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP

The program will also showcase the cultural community with performances from Soul Science featuring Chen Lo and Asante’ Amin, presented by 651 Arts; and “I Hear America Singing,” presented by American Opera Projects.  In addition, the event will honor outgoing Downtown Brooklyn Partnership board chairman, Alan Fishman, with an award for his service to the community.

The event is made possible by support from Popular Community BankBRICBuilding on Bond, and Brooklyn Brewery. Tickets are $50, with a limited number of early bird tickets available at $25 if purchased by April 15. Proceeds go toward supporting the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership's free community events.

April 3, 2014 - 12:00pm



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