Inspiring Growth & Opportunity

The 1st Annual Arts & Innovation Summit

“Inspiring Growth & Opportunity”

In Today’s Data Driven and Task Orientated World abilities such as Creativity, Collaboration and even the ability to have Deep Thought and Reflection are often lost. The Arts encourage and develop abilities resulting in new Innovations and Opportunities. The 1st Annual Arts & Innovation Summit, “Inspiring Growth & Opportunity” will discuss these items in-depth.

The program will consist of two focused panel discussions: the first on the topic of Arts & Innovation as it relates to Workforce Development and the second Panel will focus on the difference between STEM, STEAM and STEM Arts.

Each Panel discussion will feature a diverse Speaker set with expertise from the Arts, Business, Non-Profits and Industry Recognized Speakers. The in-depth panel discussions will analyze and discuss the topics in-depth along with focus on real world success stories and tangible takeaways.

In between each Panel Discussion a focused Thought Leadership Segment will discuss a follow up concept to the previous Panel Discussion with a Community or Business Leader. At the conclusion of the Formal Program, attendees will have the ability to participate in interactive discussions on topics presented during the program.

Program Overview

  • 11:30 AM – Welcome
  • 11:35 AM – Panel Discussion
  • 12:20 PM – Thought Leadership Conversation
  • 12:30 PM – Panel Discussion
  • 1:15 PM – Thought Leadership Conversation
  • 1:25 PM – Closing
  • 1:30 PM – Optional Interactive Group Breakout Discussions

2 Panel Discussions

Arts & Innovation as it relates to workforce development and the second panel which will focus on the difference between STEM, STEAM and STEM Arts.

2 Thought Leadership Conversations

A Community or Business Leader will discuss a follow up concept to the previous Panel Discussion.

Presented By

The 1st Annual Arts & Innovation Summit is Presented by First Night Morris County’s FNM365 Program and Advisory Board.

Interactive Discussion

At the conclusion of the Formal Program, attendees will have the ability to participate in interactive discussions on topics presented during the program.

On-Demand

All Summit attendees will have access to an On-Demand Recording of the Summit from November 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020.

The 1st Annual Arts & Innovation Summit is Presented by First Night Morris County’s FNM365 Program and Advisory Board.

Summit Schedule

Formal Program
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Welcome

Host: Walter Deutsch, Chair, First Night Morris County & FNM365
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Panel 1: Driving Innovation, Opportunity & Personal Growth through the Arts

Moderator: Kirk Madsen, VP of Sales, 1Huddle

11:35 PM – 12:20 PM

Innovation and opportunity fuel growth. Before either can occur, creativity, collaboration and deep thought need to occur. Our diverse panel will discuss this concept in-depth and how the arts play a vital role in driving innovation, opportunity, personal growth, and fulfillment.

Panelists:

  • Kevin J. Kurdziel, CEO and Director Middlesex County Workforce Development Board and Office of Career Opportunity
  • Alain Merville, Founder and CEO, YousicPlay.com
  • Brian G. Pertl, Dean, Lawrence Conservatory of Music, Lawrence University
  • Cathy Roy, Director of Education, Mayo Performing Arts Center

Thought Leadership: How The Arts Creates Innovation & Opportunity?

Host: Michael Schmidt, Senior Finance Director, Southwest Region at Quest Diagnostics, Former Chair, First Night Morris County

Guest: Justin J. Kiczek, Executive Vice President, F. M. Kirby Foundation, Inc.

12:20 PM – 12:30 PM

Panel 2: STEM, STEAM and STEM Arts, which one is right for you?

Speaker: Michael Giacobello, Vice President, Advisory Board Relationship Manager, Investors Bank
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Providing the right program with the right methodology are crucial to the success of any education, talent, or workforce development efforts. Our diverse panel will define, analyze, and investigate STEM, STEAM and STEAM Arts allowing the audience to a have a better understanding of each along with their best practical applications.

Panelists:

  • Matt Alcalde, Vice President of Life Sciences & Healthcare, Codastaffing
  • Jane A. Armstrong, Ph.D., Director, Morris-Sussex-Warren Workforce Development Board
  • Marnie J. Glazier, Ph.D., Theatre & Cinema Faculty Lead, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Hartnell College
  • Lynn L. Siebert, Ph.D., Director of Arts Participation & Communications, Morris Arts

Thought Leadership: Artists As Entrepreneurs

Host: Craig Schlosser, President & Advisory Board Co-Chair, First Night Morris County & FNM365

Guest: Kelly Brozyna, State Director & Chief Executive Officer,  America’s SBDC New Jersey (NJSBDC)

1:15 PM – 1:25 PM

Closing Comments

Host: Walter Deutsch, Chair, First Night Morris County & FNM365
1:25 PM – 1:30 PM
Interactive Discussions
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Discussion Topic: Driving Innovation, Opportunity & Personal Growth through the Arts

Facilitators: Jeffrey Garibaldi Jr., President, The Garibaldi Group & Kelly Iannaci, Marketing Solutions Manager, NJ Advance Media 
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Discussion Topic: How The Arts Creates Innovation & Opportunity?

Facilitator: Gina Marie Mattei, President, Revelation Creative
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Discussion Topic: STEM, STEAM and STEM Arts, which one is right for you?

Facilitator: Ravi Badge, President, CMIT Solutions of Edison – Piscataway and Walter Deutsch, Chair, First Night Morris County & FNM365
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Discussion Topic: Artists As Entrepreneurs

Facilitator: Mary Adelman, Acting Regional Director, Northwest New Jersey Small Business Development Center (NW-NJSBDC)
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

SPEAKERS

What is FNM365?

FNM365

FNM365® is a Year-Round Community Development Program, dedicated to bringing the community together, not only for New Year’s Eve but all 365 days of the year. The FNM365® motto is “Together We Can.”FNM365® in conjunction with First Night Morris County Partners, Supporters, Volunteers, Patrons, and Community Members will provide the following programs throughout the coming year.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is an essential part of First Night Morris County. Advisory Board Members are Community and Business Leaders, former Board Members and/or Board Chairs, Current Board Members, Volunteers, Supporters, Vendors, Venues, Partners and Key Committee Members. The Advisory Board Meets 3 times a year, oversees the FNM365 Initiative and the development of new programs or initiatives.

Artist Entrepreneurship

Artists are Entrepreneurs. To be a Successful Artist and Entrepreneur, Artists need (at the very least) basic business skills and a willingness to approach selling art as any Entrepreneur would. For Artists who are serious about building a sustainable career, we have partnered with the New Jersey Small Business Development Center of Northwest Jersey (NW-NJSBDC) to provide the “Artist Entrepreneurship Program.” Thanks to the NW-NJSBDC, Program Participants we refer have access to online assessments, webinars, seminars, and one-on-one counseling.

Arts & Innovation Summit

In Today’s Data Driven and Task Orientated World abilities such as Creativity, Collaboration and even the ability to have Deep Thought and Reflection are often lost. The Arts encourage and develop abilities resulting in new Innovations and Opportunities. The 1st Annual Arts & Innovation, “Inspiring Growth & Opportunity” will discuss these items in-depth.

Economic Empowerment

At the Heart of First Night Morris County is the Volunteers. First Night Morris County is a 501c(3) Volunteer Non-Profit featuring a Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and 5 Committees: Fundraising, Event Operations, Marketing & Communication, Administration & Event Volunteers. Each Year over 100 Volunteers participate in various projects throughout the year to keep First Night running strong. Our Volunteer base is both a diverse and talented group of people.

To develop the next generation of Volunteer, Community and Business Leaders First Night Morris County has expanded our Volunteer Internship Program to the Economic Empowerment Program. Students from Middle School to Graduate School receive Mentorship, Training, and Hands-On Opportunities to Prepare them for the Future. Our program focuses on STEM-Based opportunities with an emphasis on Data Science, Analysis, Application Development, and Architecture. Students will receive soft skills and leadership training. Each student will select one of three paths: Website & Mobile App Development/Architecture, Digital Marketing & Data Analysis, and Design & Data Science.

Literacy Initiative

The Literacy Initiative is the evolution of our highly successful Bookmark Program. In the past two years over 30,000 Bookmarks will be distributed throughout the Morris County Library System. A love of reading from an early age is essential to success in the classroom and life. This year we are expanding our program. Stay tune for details.

Thank You To Our Sponsors & Partners

Ticket Pricing

$10

One Price Includes Complete Access to All Elements of the Summit

All Attendees Receive:

  • 2 Panel Discussions
  • 2 Thought Leadership Conversations
  • 1 Interactive Discussion Breakout Session
  • Access to On-Demand Summit Recording (Nov.1 to Nov. 30, 2020)

Available for purchase:

For the 29th Year on New Year’s Eve, we will bringing together thousands through a virtual program with an unmatched array of performances! First Night Morris County 2021 is the biggest and brightest New Year’s Eve celebration in New Jersey, providing a magnificent family-friendly, alcohol-free and substance-free celebration. Our stellar program features over 100 artists, 40 performances: dance, theatre, music (rock, jazz, blues, classical, etc.), visual arts, world cultures, children’s programs, film festival and so much more.

  • + $10 First Pass
  • + $20 FNMC 2021 Souvenir Package
  • + $30 FNMC Live Package

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