Indie Memphis Festival Introduces Innovation Track for 2012


Now in its 15th year, Indie Memphis is piloting a new and exciting concept: a festival of movies, music and innovation. On November 1-4 Memphis will feel a bit like Austin, as the annual Indie Memphis Film Festival introduces its new innovation track. We’re thrilled to be involved in the planning and activities, and proudly announce the lineup:

Innovation Conversations on Friday, November 2:

  • 9:30am Digital Revolution in Storytelling
    • Abigail Posner, Google head of strategic planning, agency development
    • David Lubars, Chair and Chief Creative Officer for BBDO
    • Eric Korsh, Digitas VP of brand content
  • 10am The Future is Here (Memphis innovation)
    • Elizabeth Ostric, ED of the MERI
    • Max Louwerse, Director of the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the FIT
    • Charleson Bell, BioNanovations
  • 12:30 Collaborate to Innovate
    • Brian Janz, University of Memphis
  • 12:45 Inclusive Innovation
    • Melanee Hannock, SVP marketing-interactive, St. Jude/ALSAC
    • Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code
    • Sherry Aaholm, EVP of Information Tech at FedEx
  • 3:00 Four Horsemen of Dominant Design
    • Rob Carter, CIO of FedEx
  • 3:15 What’s the Big Deal with Big Data?
    • John Daly, Chief Technology Officer, America’s Services, Microsoft

Film Screening on Friday, November 2:

  • 10:30am and 3:30 pm Indie Game: The Movie
  • 1:00pm Welcome to the Machine includes talkback with the filmmaker

48 Hour Hack on November 2-4