This Week in NYC Innovation - February 22, 2010

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Nothing interesting to say here... I'm still trying to figure out this curling thing.  How do you get into curling as a kid?   Are there now kids in the projects tying cinder blocks to skateboards as we speak--inspired by their idols in Vancouver?


Tuesday, February 23rd


7PM Food +30; with a star set of chefs, food advocates, and thinkers


What will the food world look like in 30 years? Will traditional restaurants still be around or we will be eating in a world of pop ups and food trucks? Will scientists rule the kitchen?
We'll talk to experts across the industry, including chef Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern, Glenn Roberts, founder of Anson Mills, marketing whizzes from Rooster Design Group, and writer and Food52 co-founder Amanda Hesser. After the panel stay for demos by cocktail experts and chefs, tastings by local producers, and cameos by some of the city's cult food vendors.


RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/BLKNY30/calendar/12396827/


Wednesday, February 24th


6PM Differentiated Content in the Blogosphere and How to Capture It


Featured Talkers:
Pam Russo, General Manager, TMZ
Matt Calos, SVP Chief Product Officer, Fox Sports Interactive
Ben Williams, Editorial Director, NYMAG.com
Laura Cococcia, Director of Global Operations, AOL


RSVP: http://www.talkforumnyc.com/


Thursday, February 25th


6PM: Wireside Chat with Lawrence Lessig: New York


The Open Video Alliance is teaming up with the Harvard Berkman Center to deliver a global webcast of a talk by Lawrence Lessig, live from Cambridge, MA. OVA has arranged screening events around the world. The hometown premiere event in New York will feature a live DJ, video mashup presentations, free food, and tons of guests.


RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=281361407601


6:30PM Digital DUMBO13 - HUSH Sensory Overload: An Evening of Audio/Video Indulgence


Multi-disciplinary design studio, HUSH, invites you to shake a leg at the upcoming Digital DUMBO event @ Galapagos Art Space.


RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/527827747


7PM: Hype Machine Show & CD Swap


Go green with The Hype Machine!
Discover fresh new bands and rediscover the music you forgot you loved. Donate all those good CDs you've been storing under your bed, check out everyone else's stash, and score something for charity. Featuring live sets by The Morning Benders, Shark?, and Cuddle Magic. Max Silvestri hosts.
$5 + at least 1 used CD gets you admission and 1 swapped CD of your choice.


RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=304926891657


Friday, February 26th


7PM NY Tech Cares about Haiti


An organization of many groups with presence in the NY global hub who devote it's activities and profit raised to registered 501(c)3 organizations (Oxfam America) which support Haiti in 2010 or who focus on disaster affected areas.Mission:In light of the heart wrenching devastation that has struck Haiti, The NY Tech community has come together in a collaborative effort to launch and host a disaster relief and fund raising effort. Many more are joining in.


RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/542108461


Saturday, February 27th


9AM: Policy Making in the Digital Age


The Morningside Post is thrilled to announce Policy Making in the Digital Age, a conference that will consider how the Internet and digital technology are changing policy making and international affairs. The conference is free and open to the public.  The conference will feature panels and speakers on a variety of topics, including information communication technology (ICT) and development (including a special forum on Haiti and a discussion of telemedicine strategies), new media and authoritarianism, open governance, and a roundtable discussion of how policy schools can get involved in the debate. Our high profile speakers come from the U.S. Department of State’s Office of eDiplomacy, New York City Council, FrontlineSMS, Ushahidi, and Columbia, Harvard and Stanford Universities. We hope you’ll join us!


RSVP:  http://themorningsidepost.com/policy-making-digital-age