Introducing students to creative occupations
Educators & professionals introduce students to diverse specialties such as digital and other visual design, animation, performance, and fashion through a series of breakout sessions.
Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 7:45am – 1:00pm
Many students and their parents are simply unaware of the diversity that exists with arts-based careers.
School-based career fairs very often overlook the artistic and creative student within their presentations. Many school-based curriculums and programming that include the arts, these days, find themselves under tremendous financial pressures resulting in program cutbacks and visionary loss for the next generation workforce.
The 2017 NexGen Philadelphia event is May 13 at Philadelphia University, located in East Falls Philadelphia. The event provides access to information and skills specific to traditional and non-traditional arts-based career pathways and development for aspiring visual, performing, and technology arts students.
Choreographer, Movement Director and Filmmaker
About Elena Vazintaris
Design Director, Blackfynn
Partner & Chief Experience Officer, O3 World
About Mike Gadsby
Founder/Director, Made Institute
About Rachel Ford
About Rashid Zakat
Illustrator & Commercial Artist
About Martha Rich
Fredric “Fresh” Freeman
Virtual Reality Designer, Animator & Artist
About Fredric “Fresh” Freeman
|7:45am-8:00am||Arrival / Breakfast|
|8:30am – 9:15am||Student Panel|
(25 min. rotation)
| Breakout Sessions 1
UX / Design – Kevin Jackson
Dance/Film – Elena Vazintaris
Fashion – Rachel Ford
(25 min. rotation)
| Breakout Sessions 2
Film – Rashid Zakat
Illustration – Martha Rich
Virtual Reality – Fredric “Fresh” Freeman
|1:00pm-1:45pm|| Tour of the 2017 PhilaU Innovator’s Expo
(read about last years expo)
Register for NexGen Philadelphia 2017
Student Participation Disclaimer
All attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, teacher or chaperone for the duration of the event. Participants arriving without a parent-approved chaperone will not be permitted to participate.