Women in 3D Printing’s newest quarterly event series, “A Conversation With”, hosted by NYC Ambassador, Christina Perla, will be taking place on December 12, 2019 at A/D/O in Brooklyn, NY. This quarter’s theme is “The Importance of Community”.
A Conversation With brings together female leaders in the industry and ignites recognition and conversation in the hopes of expanding the 3D printing industry and getting more women interested and involved with 3D printing.
This will be the event series’ second event, the first one with the theme of “Being a Pioneer” and surpassing expectations and amassing 250 RSVPs. Attendees are not only those who work in the 3D printing industry directly, but also those who have utilized 3D printing in their projects as designers, producers, engineers, and creators. A Conversation With gathers a diverse and inclusive crowd that promotes connecting and networking.
The doors open at 5:45, with the evening starting out with open networking and time to get acquainted with the other attendees. Light food and beverages will be served.
The last hour of the evening will wrap up with open networking and a chance to connect with the speakers, the guests, and the attendees.
To start, we’ve chosen 4 Vignette Speakers that will give lighting talks about the role that community has played in their career journeys, their roles at work, and why it has been vital for them.
Kat Ermant, Workspace Supervisor at A/D/O, will speak about how community has affected her career journey in unexpected ways despite the anxiety surrounding the words “networking” and “community”.
Jocelyn DeSisto, Founder and Artist at Lot28 Design, will talk about how community has fast-tracked her brand and business to the point where she is now a planner for NYJW and a Formlabs Ambassador.
Victoria Bill, Makerspace Manager at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, will speak about how community is vital to running a makerspace for college students.
Shweta Thapa, Founder of 3DUcators, will discuss how community has played a vital role in her involvement with Women in 3D Printing and Maker Depot.
The Importance of Community
Christina Perla will sit down with Diana Verdugo, the Partnerships & Community Lead at Formlabs for an intimate fireside chat to discuss the importance community has in building a brand and business.
Sponsors for this event include A/D/O, Core77, Formlabs, nTopology, People & Company, Cimquest, 3DPrint.com, and Makelab. Local guests that will also be in attendance include Futureworks, NYDesigns, Capture it in 3D, Solidworks User Group NYC, 3DUcators, and Lot28 Design.
The local NYC community for Women in 3D Printing is highly engaged and active. We’re hungry to change the statistics, we’re hungry to change the game. We’re ready to support others on the local level to help make this happen.
We tailor these events to cater to a larger audience, not only the technically inclined, but for those with other backgrounds working in the 3D printing industry.
Our goal is provide our attendees with a larger community and more resources than before they walked in.
We want to introduce them to you, we want you to be a part of this.