Northside Day 2: Highlights from the NExT Conference

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06/14/2013 9:00 AM |


It’s with heavy hearts that we announce that the last day of the Northside Festival‘s NExT Conference has arrived. It’s the final day for panel discussions and demonstrations with the CEOs, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists at the forefront of New York’s tech scene, which means you should spend the next few hours wisely. Here’s where you’ll find us today.

But wait! Be sure to check out the final day of the NExT Expo, Brooklyn’s biggest (and the only free!) technology trade show. It’s located at McCarren Park (the corner of Bedford Ave. and N. 12th St.) Entry is totally free with RSVP (nope, you won’t even need a Northside badge), which you can do right here. And Red Bull Creation will be happening all day long, too. Stop by their tent at McCarren and watch the teams as they continue their 72-hour build. Click here for a video recap of Day 1.

Made in the USA: The Renewal of the American Maker
From idea to prototype to large-scale manufacturing, these companies are leading this resurgence. But don’t call it a comeback! Innovation in manufacturing includes factory sourcing, 3D printing, high-quality design and order fulfillment: everything maker entrepreneurs need to bring their ideas to the public.

Moderator: Bob Bland (Manufacture NY)
Panelists: Matthew Burnett (Maker’s Row), Duann Scott (Shapeways), Kristen Wentrcek (Wintercheck)
The Brilliant Brooklyn Stage, Powered by GE at the Wythe Hotel

The Business of Comics: How comiXology Is Building a New Market That’s No Laughing Matter
Moderated by Calvin Reed, Publishers Weekly’s Senior News Editor and longtime contributor on the business of comics and graphic novels, this discussion will shed light on the business of comic books and illuminate how David Steinberger, founder and CEO of Comixology, was able to lead the company to become the dominant digital comic book player today. They will also discuss the unique qualities of the comic book medium and how technology has played into the company’s success.

Moderator: Calvin Reed (Publishers Weekly)
Panelist: David Steinberger (comiXology)
Bing Presents the Brooklyn Brewery Stage at Brooklyn Brewery

The Future of Healthcare: How to Create A System We Want to Use as Patients
On his deathbed, Steve Jobs started thinking about redesigning healthcare, but it was too late. What would the healthcare industry have looked like if it had been his focus instead of handheld technology? We will all be patients one day, and healthcare requires new talent to disrupt the industry and create innovations that will revolutionize the delivery of care. In this panel, you will hear stories from people who worked outside the industry and transitioned into healthcare for very personal reasons.

Moderator: Akshay Kapur (Human Condition)
Panelists: Steven Krein (StartUp Health), Katie McCurdy (Katie McCurdy Experience Design), Cheryl Swirnow (Sherpaa), David Whitlinger (New York eHealth Collaborative)
The Theater at the Wythe Hotel

For the complete NExT Conference schedule, click here. See you guys out there.