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Three days of music, art and inspiration

I want to grow. I want to be better. You grow. We all grow. We're made to grow. 

You either evolve or you disappear.

~Tupac Shakur

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newbo evolve is a multi-faceted festival. It is a celebration  of music, art and inspiration. This inagural year will be three days of keynotes, activities, sessions, exhibits and experiences.

newbo evolve 2018 Schedule
As of July 15, 2018
*subject to changes and additions

Friday
Saturday
Sunday

 

Thursday, August 2

Noon – 6 p.m.          Registration          NewBo City Market, GO Cedar Rapids Info Center

3-day passholders must register here to receive appropriate credentials; credentials are required at all sessions, concerts and festival venues.

 

Friday, August 3

*subject to changes and additions

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.          Registration             Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.          Registration           NewBo City Market, GO Cedar Rapids Info Center
3-day passholders must register here to receive appropriate credentials; credentials are required at all sessions, concerts and festival venues.

 

10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                  Wellness @ evolve: Goat Yoga                 meet  at Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 

Start each day with a fun activity to get your body centered and ready for the day. Enjoy the newest yoga trend – goat yoga! We’ll take you to Coco’s Ranch just minutes from Cedar Rapids to practice yoga with their herd of Nigerian Dwarf goats. No experience necessary in this grounding experience. Dress according to outdoor weather and BYO water/ towel etc. Yoga mats and laughter provided.

 

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.              Wellness @ evolve: Yoga                                   Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
Start each day with a fun activity to get your body centered and ready for the day. Take a class from one of the area’s premier instructors.

 

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.              Wellness @ evolve: Spin to Win                           Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
Start each day with a fun activity to get your body centered and ready for the day. Get your heart pumping while taking a spin class in the 3rd floor atrium of the DoubleTree by Hilton (connected to the Convention Center). Overlook downtown Cedar Rapids as the Farmers Market takes place below. Perfect for beginners wanting to give indoor cycling a try.

 

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.          Gardens @ evolve           New Bohemia Neighborhood
3-day passholders have exclusive access to the 2018 newbo evolve garden featuring pollinators. Butterflies, bees, beetles, and more pollinate plants that are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce. We can all help reverse the decline of these important pollinators by growing specific plants and creating a welcoming environment.

 

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.          Art @ evolve           New Bohemia Neighborhood
See art pop up thoughout the neighborhood - in the newbo evolve garden and lounge, and participate in gallery walks.

 

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.                 Opening Keynote: Chicken Soup for the Soul                         Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
Chicken Soup for the Soul’s editor-in-chief, Amy Newmark, shares easy-to-implement life-changing tips and stories. You’ll be a different person in one hour.

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.          Soul Food @ evolve: Chef Anthony Green        Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Chef Green started his culinary career in his mother’s kitchen after being told that “if you’re going to eat the way you do, you will learn to cook”. So began a multi-nation hospitality journey that allows Chef Green to bring considerable experience to his instructional role at The Kirkwood Center for Hospitality Arts. Moderated by Marcia Hughes.

 

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.            Fashion Town Hall starring Christian Siriano          Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
Join design phenom Christian Siriano for a conversation about how fashion is evolving to be more innovative and inclusive of sizes, body types and budgets. Known for dressing celebrities in show-stopping designs on the most prestigious red carpets AND for his seasonal collections of affordable shoes and handbags for Payless ShoeSource, Christian has been dubbed "the next billion-dollar designer" by Yahoo! Style. Along with Christian hear from body-positive model Candice Huffine, who is known for breaking barriers in the fashion industry, walking the runway for top designers and founding Project Start, an online community to show women that running can be for any one of any body type. The questions and conversation will be flowing on ideas for you to keep your wardrobe updated, age-appropriate and most of all an expression of YOU.

 

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.            Writers @ evolve          Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
newbo evolve is working on a line-up of authors including award-winners, best-sellers and some just getting started.

         

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                Soul Food @ evolve: Czech / Samuel Charles & Phoebe Adolphson   Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
Join chefs Samuel Charles and Phoebe Adolphson as they prepare a Czech specialty for you and share stories of their Czech heritage.

 

4:30 p.m.           Adam Rippon: What Inspires Me          Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
Adam Rippon became “America’s Sweetheart” during the 2018 Winter Olympics where he won a bronze medal and captured the attention of the nation. The first openly gay American to qualify for the Winter Olympics, he has also become a voice for the LGBTQ community. At newbo evolve Adam will open up about how his life changed dramatically when he made the choice to just be himself and the freedom that came with it, both on and off the ice.

 

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.             Writers @ evolve: Author Heather Gudenkauf        Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
Iowa novelist Heather Gudenkauf used her personal experience with a hearing loss as inspiration when writing her sixth novel “Not a Sound” in which the main character has a profound hearing loss. Join Heather, an Edgar Award nominated, New York Times, and USA Today bestselling author, for a conversation about what it took for her to find what we are all seeking – our place in the world. Moderated by Akwi Nji.

 

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.           Mix, Muddle, Shake & Stir          Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
Whether your glass is half full or half empty, what truly matters is what you have in it! With this hands-on session, understand the art and science of mixology at your own mixing station. You will learn the basic tastes, mixings and presentations of classic cocktails, and will even have the opportunity to create a hot new drink of your own! With the help of an award-winning mixologist, you’re sure to walk away with a new skill and maybe even a new favorite drink.   

 

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.            Free Time              Downtown, New Bohemia, Czech Village
Make your way to local restaurants and shopping using the suggestions on the newbo evolve app, visit the Gardens @ evolve or Art @evolve as you make your way to the NewBo neighborhood before heading into the concert area.

 

5 p.m.          newbo evolve Concert Gates Open           1620 2nd St. SE, Cedar Rapids
Remember 3-day passholders have a VIP entrance line and reserved seats at the Friday and Saturday evening concerts.

Concert @ evolve featuring Kelly Clarkson with RADDA RADDA          1620 2nd St. SE, Cedar Rapids
Grammy Award-winner Kelly Clarkson recently released her eagerly anticipated eighth studio album Meaning of Life which features the Grammy nominated single “Love So Soft.” The Texas-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter first came to fame in 2002 as the winner of American Idol’s inaugural season, and has grown to be one of the most popular artists of this or any other era, with over 100 No. 1 Billboard singles and total worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and 36 million singles like “Thankful,” “Breakaway,” “My December,” “All I Ever Wanted,” and “Stronger.”
Opening act RADDA RADDA is a Rock/Pop/Americana band from Minneapolis, MN. Their music spans a bridge between heartbreak and “hell-why-not,” built from howls at the moon, heartfelt lyrics and walls of dirty telecaster twang, all the while maintaining an unmistakable pop sensibility that succeeds in fighting shy of the predictable. Their debut album "life again" is now available.

 

11:30 p.m.            The Kinsey Sicks           CSPS Hall
Join America's Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet for a hilarious evening of stunning four-part harmonies, subversive satire, & outlandish drag! Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire, and over-the-top drag have earned The Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following. See their new show - Things You Shouldn’t Say, a smash hit last season at New York’s fabled Off-Broadway SoHo Playhouse, was called by Huffington Post “lewd, crude, and rapturously reviewed.” Washington Post praised the show’s "outrageousness tinged with outrage.” 

*Schedule subject to changes and additions

Seats for sessions will be filled on a first-come basis but multiple sessions will be running at any one time & select sessions may be repeated.

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Saturday, August 4


*Schedule subject to changes and additions

 

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.           Registration/Information Desk            Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.               Registration/Information Desk            NewBo City Market/GO Cedar Rapids Info Desk
3-day passholders must register here to receive appropriate credentials; credentials are required at all sessions, concerts and festival venues.

 

7:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.         Wellness @ evolve: Goat Yoga                 meet  at Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
Start each day with a fun activity to get your body centered and ready for the day. Enjoy the newest yoga trend – goat yoga! We’ll take you to Coco’s Ranch just minutes from Cedar Rapids to practice yoga with their herd of Nigerian Dwarf goats. No experience necessary in this grounding experience. Dress according to outdoor weather and BYO water/ towel etc. Yoga mats and laughter provided.

 

7:30 a.m. – Noon             Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers’ Market           3rd Street and 3rd Avenue
One of the largest open-air markets in the Midwest featuring hundreds of farmers, bakers, artists and crafters from all across Iowa. Free and open to the public.

 

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.                   Wellness @ evolve: Rooftop Yoga                          Cedar Rapids Public Library
Start each day with a fun activity to get your body centered and ready for the day. Enjoy yoga on the garden rooftop at the Cedar Rapids Public Library as the Farmers’ Market takes place below.

 

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.                   Wellness @ evolve: Beginner Yoga                          Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
Start each day with a fun activity to get your body centered and ready for the day. Enjoy a beginners yoga in a controlled environment. If you’ve always wanted to try yoga, this is the perfect opportunity! 

 

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.                   Wellness @ evolve: Spin to Win                               Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
Start each day with a fun activity to get your body centered and ready for the day. Get your heart pumping while taking a spin class in the 3rd floor atrium of the DoubleTree by Hilton (connected to the Convention Complex). Overlook downtown Cedar Rapids as the Farmers Market takes place below. Perfect for beginners wanting to give indoor cycling a try.

 

8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.      Wellness @ evolve: Goat Yoga                               meet  at Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
Start each day with a fun activity to get your body centered and ready for the day. Enjoy the newest yoga trend – goat yoga! We’ll take you to Coco’s Ranch just minutes from Cedar Rapids to practice yoga with their herd of Nigerian Dwarf goats. No experience necessary in this grounding experience. Dress according to outdoor weather and BYO water/ towel etc. Yoga mats and laughter provided.

 

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.           Gardens @ evolve           New Bohemia Neighborhood
3-day passholders have exclusive access to the 2018 newbo evolve garden featuring pollinators. Butterflies, bees and beetles pollinate plants that are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce. We can all help reverse the decline of these important pollinators by growing specific plants and creating a welcoming environment.

 

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.                  Art @ evolve            New Bohemia NeighborhoodSee art pop up thoughout the neighborhood - in the newbo evolve garden and lounge, and participate in gallery walks.

 

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.           Gardens @ evolve Guided Exploration                  New Bohemia Neighborhood
Hear from the experts including Sean and David with Sustainable Landscape Designs, Keith Billick of Iowa State University and a representative from Indian Creek Nature Center on how to create your own pollinator garden as you get a guided tour of the plants and features in the Gardens @ evolve.

 

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.              Charm School                                                                    Cedar Rapids Convention Center
No, not the etiquette lessons of old, walking around with a book on your head. Charm School 2018 will help attendees navigate every­thing from how to sidestep the “Mom” jeans landmine to who pays on a Tinder date to what to avoid posting on social media. Other tips will include interview and work etiquette and the do’s and dont’s of smartphones!

 

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.                            Writers @ evolve: Doug Trevor                                                Cedar Rapids Public Library
Doug received a PHD from the University of Iowa and was editor of The Iowa Review before publishing his first book. He continues to publish short stories including his second collection of stories, The Book of Wonders, that circle around characters in the midst of trying to reinvent themselves. Hear about his perspective of the writing life as a writer and the director of a MFA program.

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                       A Conversation with Clint Harp                                 Cedar Rapids Convention Complex             
Clint Harp, known for his appearances on the HGTV hit Fixer Upper, will share his personal story of making a major career change to follow his dream of working with reclaimed wood. Hear stories about how he came to know the Gaines and learn all about his newest projects.

 

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.             Soul Food @ evolve: Chef Regina Escalante Bush             Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
This session will feed your heart and warm your soul. Chef Regina Escalante Bush (sister of Ana McClain from Lion Bridge Brewing Company!) is joining newbo evolve direct from Mérida, Mexico! Regina is currently co-owner of chez Merci and author of a cookbook. Join her for a soul food session where she'll share stories of her homeland and delight you with a traditional Mexican dish from the Yucatán Peninsula. 

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.           Adam Rippon: Being My True Self           Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
Adam Rippon became “America’s Sweetheart” during the 2018 Winter Olympics where he won a bronze medal and captured the attention of the nation. The first openly gay American to qualify for the Winter Olympics, he has also become a voice for the LGBTQ community. At newbo evolve Adam will open up about how his life changed dramatically when he made the choice to just be himself and the freedom that came with it, both on and off the ice. Moderated by Tehera Rahman, reporter for Local 4 News in the Quad Cities and the first woman in hijab to work as an on-air reporter for American television.

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.           Writers @ evolve: Author TBA                   Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
newbo evolve is working on a line-up of authors including award-winners, best-sellers and some just getting started.

 

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.               Christian Siriano: Fashion Influencer                      Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
Recently named to Time’s 100 Most Influential list, fashion designer Christian Siriano is celebrated for using models of all shapes and sizes. Where does his incredible fashion sense come from, what inspires him and how are his big risks leading to more success? Learn all of this and more!

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.           The Facts About Fake News in this Digital Age with Adam Berinsky         Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
Have you heard about “fake news” on Facebook, but aren’t sure what that means? At newbo evolve hear from Adam Berinsky, PHD from MIT’s department of political science and one of the world’s leading authorities on political rumors and misinformation, or “fake news.” Berinsky has advised world leaders, businesses and media companies around the globe on how to tackle misinformation and his work has led him to assist the Finnish government with combating misinformation. He has recently been hired as a research collaborator at Facebook.  Get a glimpse into this topic from Adam’s appearance on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Hgq4MmzTro. Berinsky will share more about how fake news affects all of us. Learn to identify and help stop the spread of false information on a national and more personal level.

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.               Soul Food @ evolve: Chef Anthony Green                 Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Chef Green started his culinary career in his mother’s kitchen after being told that “if you’re going to eat the way you do, you will learn to cook”. So began a multi-nation hospitality journey that allows Chef Green to bring considerable experience to his instructional role at The Kirkwood Center for Hospitality Arts. Moderated by Marcia Hughes.

 

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.                Chicken Soup for the Soul: Authors                                      Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
100 authors contribute to each Chicken Soup for the Soul book, and many are from Iowa. Several of them will join editor-in-chief Amy Newmark to share how storytelling has affected them and how you can submit your own stories and get them accepted.

 

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.            Slay with an SLR: Take Your Photos from Drab to Fab     Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
You know how to use a camera, but something still won’t “click” — your photos don’t look professional. What’s the secret behind the shutter? Hear from Jeremy Ford professional photographer at Nordstrom on how to take more magical photos with your SLR, using techniques from composition to lighting, posing and much more.

 

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.                  Writers Room @ evolve                                               Theatre Cedar Rapids
National television showrunners Gretchen J. Berg and native Iowan Aaron Harberts share the secrets of their craft, along with writer and producer Kath Lingenfelter. You’re sure to recognize the shows on their resumes including Star Trek Discovery, Beverly Hills 90210, Westworld, House, Pushing Daisies and more!

 

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.           A Converstation with Carson Kressley                       Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
He asked you to wear something pretty to newbo evolve, so we hope you will! One of the original Queer Eyes, Carson Kressley will share his struggles to breakout from the crowd and get noticed, how he honed his fashion sense, along with tips from his lifestyle books that we can all incorporate into our regular routines.

 

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.               Styling 101                                           Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
Are you constantly finding yourself in a styling dilemma? Whether you are a fashionista ready to step up your game or not sure how to even get started, Nordstrom stylist Tiffany Sutton will reveal the tricks of the trade to make your shopping more efficient and your mornings smoother as you learn to pair the perfect tops, bottoms and accessories.

 

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.             Mix, Muddle, Shake & Stir             Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
Whether your glass is half full or half empty, what truly matters is what you have in it! With this hands-on session, understand the art and science of mixology at your own mixing station. You will learn the basic tastes, mixings and presentations of classic cocktails, and will even have the opportunity to create a hot new drink of your own! With the help of an award-winning mixologist, you’re sure to walk away with a new skill and maybe even a new favorite drink.   

 

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.           John Waters – This Filthy World            Theater Cedar Rapids   
This Filthy World is John Waters’ one-man show; a “vaudeville” act that celebrates the film career and obsessive tastes of the man William Burroughs once called “The Pope of Trash.” Focusing in on Waters’ early negative artistic influences and his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy, and the extremes of sexual politics, This Filthy World’s joyously devious and continuously updated monologue is a rally cry against the tyranny of good taste and serves as a call to arms for filth followers everywhere. Get ready for an evening full of wisecracking, sleaze and shocking debauchery!

 

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.            Free Time               Downtown, New Bohemia, Czech Village
Make your way to local restaurants and shopping using the suggestions on the newbo evolve app, visit the Gardens @ evolve or Art @evolve as you make your way to the NewBo neighborhood before heading into the concert area.

 

5 p.m.              newbo evolve Concert Gates Open            1620 2nd St. SE, Cedar Rapids
Remember 3-day passholders have a VIP entrance line and reserved seats at the Friday and Saturday evening concerts.

Concert @ evolve featuring Maroon 5 with Marc Scibilia              1620 2nd St. SE, Cedar Rapids
Maroon 5, born and bred in Los Angeles, with their catchy hook, soaring vocals, and signature sound, have solidified their position as one of pop music’s most enduring artists. The band captured their first of three Grammy Awards as “Best New Artist” of 2005 and have gone on to sell more than 17 million albums worldwide. Their releases have also gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries. Maroon 5 won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound and hit singles “Misery” and the anthemic “Moves Like Jagger,” “Maps,” “Animals,” “Sugar,” and more recently “Don’t Wanna Know.”

Opening act  Marc Scibilia was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, a city of perseverance and resilience, it’s no surprise he fiercely carves out his own path in the music world. After tens of millions of streams on Spotify, national headlining tours, opening spots with Zac Brown Band, James Bay and Gavin DeGraw to name a few, collaborations with international powerhouse DJ and producer Robin Schulz, appearances on the Today Show, MTV EMAs, and songs in national ads and Super Bowl commercials, 2018 finds Marc Scibilia re-exploring his Buffalo roots. 

 

11:30 p.m.               The Kinsey Sicks             CSPS Hall
Join America's Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet for a hilarious evening of stunning four-part harmonies, subversive satire, & outlandish drag! Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire, and over-the-top drag have earned The Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following. See their new show - Things You Shouldn’t Say, a smash hit last season at New York’s fabled Off-Broadway SoHo Playhouse, was called by Huffington Post “lewd, crude, and rapturously reviewed.” Washington Post praised the show’s "outrageousness tinged with outrage.” 

*Schedule subject to changes and additions

Seats for sessions will be filled on a first-come basis but multiple sessions will be running at any one time & select sessions may be repeated.

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Sunday, August 5


*Schedule subject to changes and additions

 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.                Registration         NewBo City Market, GO Cedar Rapids Information Center
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.                Registration         Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 

 

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.                             Wellness @ evolve: Spin to Win                                              Cedar Rapids Convention Center

Start each day with a fun activity to get your body centered and ready for the day. Get your heart pumping while taking a spin class in the 3rd floor atrium of the DoubleTree by Hilton (connected to the Convention Center). Overlook downtown Cedar Rapids as the Farmers Market takes place below. Perfect for beginners wanting to give indoor cycling a try.

 

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                  Mimosa Mile             Throughout newbo evolve Footprint
Start the day with a leisurely walk throughout downtown and New Bohemia with multiple mimosa stops along the way!

 

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.                  NewBo Arts Festival           1000-1100 3rd Street SE
Celebrate local and regional artists at the NewBo Arts Fest. NewBo Art Fest welcomes applications from all artists, and is known for showcasing high quality artwork in the eclectic NewBo District. This event is free and open to all. It is family friendly and includes a kids area.

 

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.                  Art @ evolve            New Bohemia Neighborhood
See art pop up thoughout the neighborhood - in the newbo evolve garden and lounge, and participate in gallery walks.

 

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.                  Gardens @ evolve        New Bohemia Neighborhood
3-day passholders have exclusive access to the 2018 newbo evolve garden featuring pollinators. Butterflies, bees, beetles, and more pollinate plants that are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce. We can all help reverse the decline of these important pollinators by growing specific plants and creating a welcoming environment.

 

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.                  Czech Village Flea Market                                           Czech Village (16th Ave SW)
Free family fun. The Avenue will be lined with vendors offering an array of goods. Enjoy live music in the Kosek Bandstand. 

 

10 a.m.– 11 a.m.            How to Host a Brunch with Carson Kressley                                      New Bohemia Neighborhood
No one knows better than Carson Kressley how to throw a fabulous brunch! Join in the fun and get ready to be entertained while taking a few of his best hosting tips home with you. Plus, taste-test Iowa State Fair Award-Winning cinnamon rolls from Marianne Carlson. 

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                  Wood Work with Clint Harp                                       Cedar Rapids Convention Center            

Clint Harp, known for his appearances on the HGTV hit Fixer Upper, will share his personal story of making a major career change to follow his dream of working with reclaimed wood. Hear stories about how he came to know the Gaines and learn all about his newest projects.

 

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.               Pollinator Garden Panel            Gardens @ evolve – New Bohemia Neighborhood
Repeated from Saturday - Hear from the experts including Sean and David with Sustainable Landscape Designs, Keith Billick of Iowa State University and a representative from Indian Creek Nature Center on how to create your own pollinator garden as you get a guided tour of the plants and features in the Gardens @ evolve.

 

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.           Writers @ evolve: Author David Taylor II                                   Theatre Cedar Rapids
Musicals, children’s books, collaborating with music industry’s biggest names and even creating a gospel band has kept David’s writing path evolving throughout the years. He’ll share stories of all of the twists and turns along the way. 

 

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   Alexis Ohanian: Lives Remaining: 0                         Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 

Initialized Capital and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has long lived by the mantra: “Lives Remaining: 0.” Growing up, he noticed he played video games best when on his last life and applied the same philosophy to his life — after all, you only get one.  Join us for an enlightening conversation with Ohanian to hear how his mantra led him to: 

  • Create Reddit, 3rd largest website in the US and co-found Initialized Capital, leading early stage venture capital firm with first seed check into six billion-dollar-companies and counting.
  • Write a nationally bestselling book — “Without Their Permission” — about changing the world without asking permission.
  • Overcome depression after the loss of his mother to brain cancer.
  • Balance entrepreneurship with family every day.

Now, as he focuses on investing in the future of the internet, hear where he thinks it’s headed from here.

 

11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.           Soul Food @ evolve: Regina Escalante         Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
These sessions will feed your heart and warm your soul. Chef Regina Escalante (sister of Ana McClain from Lion Bridge Brewing Company!) is joining newbo evolve direct from Mérida, Mexico! Regina is currently co-owner of chez Merci and author of a cookbook. Join her for a soul food session where she'll share stories of her homeland and delight you with a traditional Mexican dish from the Yucatán Peninsula. 

 

12 – 7:30 p.m.           Concerts @ evolve Sunday Music featuring The Pork Tornadoes        1620 2nd St. SE, Cedar Rapids
The newbo evolve concert stage will welcome a local lineup headlined by The Pork Tornadoes (today’s hits), along with Soul Sherpa (original funk/soul), Adam Keith (country), Four Day Creep (classic rock), Kevin “B.F.” Burt (blues), Slap N Tickle (80s/hair metal) and more.

 

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.            Oh, SNAP: Selfie Game on Point                               Gardens @ evolve 
Forget the “fancy camera.” Take great photos with just your cell phone using tips from the pros. Whether you’re looking to get the perfect “swipe right” Tinder photo, get more Instagram followers or just capture better photos of your cats and kids, we’ll show you simple tricks to improve your cell phone photography game. 

 

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.             Fake News in this Digital Age with Adam Berinsky           Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
Have you heard about “fake news” on Facebook, but aren’t sure what that means? At newbo evolve hear from Adam Berinsky, PHD from MIT’s department of political science and one of the world’s leading authorities on political rumors and misinformation, or “fake news.” Berinsky has advised world leaders, businesses and media companies around the globe on how to tackle misinformation and his work has led him to assist the Finnish government with combating misinformation. He has recently been hired as a research collaborator at Facebook.  Get a glimpse into this topic from Adam’s appearance on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Hgq4MmzTro.  Berinsky will share more about on how fake news affects all of us. Learn to identify and help stop the spread of false information on a national and more personal level.

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.               Charm School             Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
No, not the etiquette lessons of old, walking around with a book on your head. Charm School 2018 will help attendees navigate every­thing from how to sidestep the “Mom” jeans landmine to who pays on a Tinder date to what to avoid posting on social media. Other tips will include interview and work etiquette and the do’s and dont’s of smartphones! 

 

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.            Soul Food @ evolve: Czech / Samuel Charles & Phoebe Adolphson   Cedar Rapids Convention Complex 
Join chefs Samuel Charles and Phoebe Adolphson as they prepare a Czech specialty for you and share stories of their Czech heritage. Moderated by Marcia Hughes.

 

 

*Schedule subject to changes and additions

Seats for sessions will be filled on a first-come basis but multiple sessions will be running at any one time & select sessions may be repeated.

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