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Three days of music, art and inspiration

 

newbo evolve 2018 3-Day Festival Passholder Schedule
As of August 5, 2018
*subject to changes and additions

This schedule is for 3-day festival passholders, unless item is marked as open to the public in the description.

NOTICE: Due to weather the Mimosa Mile is canceled. Join us for a mimosa and How to Host a Brunch with Carson Kressley at 10 a.m. in lobby of the DoubleTree by Hilton Convention Complex and Taft A&B. Then don’t miss a keynote from Alexis Ohanian at 11:30!

 

View the festival map - updated July 31.

View the evolve program - this will be printed and available at Registration.

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Thursday, August 2

Noon – 6 p.m.     Registration (DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex)
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. – 11:30 a.m.     Registration (Cedar Rapids Public Library)
3 p.m. – 8 p.m.     Registration (evolve Lounge)

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

 

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.     Pop-Up Shops (221 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids)
Shops will be exclusive to 3-day festival passholders on Friday, then opened to the general public on Saturday and Sunday – shop early for the best selection from stores including Harp Design Co., Barnes & Noble featuring the official newbo evolve t-shirt, MODE, Born Leaders United and more! Sephora hair and makeup demonstrations will be held on the hour every hour, each day.

 

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. More goat yoga info here.

 

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.     Wellness @ evolve: Yoga (Cedar Rapids Public Library)
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 with a rooftop view. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it, if not, there will be some available.

 

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. Melissa Prins, cycle instructor and the Cycle Director for The MAC Xtreme will instruct the class.

 

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.

 

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 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.

 

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.     Writers @ evolve: Author Heather Gudenkauf (Cedar Rapids Convention Complex)
Iowa novelist Heather Gudenkauf used her personal experience with a hearing impairment 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.

 

3 p.m.  - 2 a.m.     evolve Lounge (New Bohemia Neighborhood)
The evolve Lounge will feature an area that is exclusive to passholders to enjoy. Servers will staff the area - look for the umbrella installation overhead! There will be areas will be open to the public.

 

3 p.m. – 7 p.m.     Gardens @ evolve (New Bohemia Neighborhood)
3-day passholders have exclusive access to the 2018 newbo evolve garden featuring pollinators. Each evening a passholder exclusive lounge will open in the garden area near the Chinese latern display. Have the best view of the mural created specifically for newbo evolve - the perfect selfie location!

 

3 p.m. – 4 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 p.m. – 5 p.m.     Wood Work 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. Moderated by Scott Schulte.

 

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 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. Please bring your Ticketmaster printed ticket!

Concert @ evolve featuring Kelly Clarkson with The Wallflowers and 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.”
Grammy award-winning The Wallflowers, best known for their hit single “One Headlight” will take the stage Friday night before headliner Kelly Clarkson. As part of the mid-'90s revival of roots-rock, The Wallflowers held a special connection to one of the original inspirations: vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Jakob Dylan. The band’s 1996 record, Bringing Down the Horse, was a big seller throughout 1997, thanks to "6th Avenue Heartache," "One Headlight," and "The Difference," the third single pulled from the record. Early in 1998, "One Headlight" won Grammys for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal.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, 1103 3rd St SE)
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) 
3 p.m. – 8 p.m.     Registration/Information Desk (evolve Lounge)
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. – 6 p.m.     Pop-Up Shops (221 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids)
Shops will be exclusive to 3-day festival passholders on Friday, then opened to the general public on Saturday and Sunday – shop early for the best selection at stores including Harp Design Co., Barnes & Noble featuring the official newbo evolve t-shirt, MODE, Born Leaders United and more! Sephora hair and makeup demonstrations will be held on the hour every hour, each day.

 

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. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it, if not, there will be some available.

 

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! If you have a yoga mat, bring it - if not, there will be some available.

 

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.  Rachael McCaughey, cycle instructor for The MAC, will lead the class.

 

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. More goat yoga info here.

 

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. Each evening a passholder exclusive lounge will open in the garden area near the Chinese latern display. Have the best view of the mural created specifically for newbo evolve - the perfect selfie location!

 

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.     Pollinator Garden Session (Cedar Rapids Convention Complex)
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.

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.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!

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.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. 

 

11 a.m.  - 2 a.m.     evolve Lounge (New Bohemia Neighborhood)
The evolve Lounge will feature an area that is exclusive to passholders to enjoy. Servers will staff this area - look for the umbrella installation overhead! There will be areas open to the general public.

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 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. This session is a repeat of Friday.

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.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. Moderated by Mike Sheeley.

 

12 p.m. – 1 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! Led by Misty Harris, director of Texas Etiquette and In Good Company Etiquette Texas. She is not your typical Etiquette snob, in fact she’s not really a snob at all!  Welcome by Katie Jensen.

 

1 p.m. – 2 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. Moderated by Aaron Murphy.

 

* 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.     Chicken Soup for the Soul: Authors (Theatre Cedar Rapids) *Location Change
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. Area contributing authors include: Kristi Paxton, Robin Grunder, Tyann Sheldon Rouw, Mary Potter Kenyon, R’becca Groff and Dale Kueter.

 

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.     Soul Food @ evolve: Chef Regina Escalante Bush (Cedar Rapids Convention Complex)
These sessions 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.

 

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 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.

 

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!

 

*3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.     Styling 101 (Cedar Rapids Convention Complex) Change to Content See New Description
Heather Friedman, founding partner of de Novo Alternative Marketing, helped bring the vision of newbo evolve to life with decor. Learn how she and her team created the visual experience you're seeing through the newbo evolve festival!

 

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. Please bring your Ticketmaster printed ticket!

Concert @ evolve featuring Maroon 5 with Robert DeLong and 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.”

Opener for Maroon 5, Los Angeles-based electronic musician Robert DeLong  returns with new single "Favorite Color is Blue" ft. K.Flay out now via Glassnote Records. The song is the first taste of music for fans with more music to follow later this year.  Co-written with and featuring two-time Grammy(r) nominee K.Flay and produced by Robert, the first single "Favorite Color Is Blue" marches forward on a stomping beat, glitch-y bass, resounding handclaps, and a rich harmony. Most recently, his 2015 sophomore album, In The Cards, yielded a string of fan favorite singles such as "Don't Wait Up" and the smash "Long Way Down"-which peaked at #3 on the Alternative Chart, clocked over 30 million Spotify streams in addition to 3 million YouTube/VEVO views and counting. The record garnered acclaim from Billboard, Baeble Music, I Heart, and more.

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, 1103 3rd St SE)
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

*11 a.m. - 7 p.m.     Registration/Information (Concert Venue Gate) *location change

 

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 Center). Overlook downtown Cedar Rapids as the Farmers Market takes place below. Perfect for beginners wanting to give indoor cycling a try. Melissa Prins, cycle instructor and the Cycle Director for The MAC Xtreme will instruct the class.

 

***CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER*** 9 a.m. – 10/10:30 a.m.     Mimosa Mile (meet at the evolve Lounge)
Passholders can start the day with a leisurely one-mile walk throughout New Bohemia and Czech Village with several 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.     Gardens @ evolve (New Bohemia Neighborhood)
3-day passholders have exclusive access to the 2018 newbo evolve garden featuring pollinators. We can all help reverse the decline of important pollinators by growing specific plants and creating a welcoming environment. Each evening a passholder exclusive lounge will open in the garden area near the Chinese latern display. Have the best view of the mural created specifically for newbo evolve - the perfect selfie location!

 

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.     Czech Village Sidewalk Sales (Czech Village - 16th Ave SW)
The Avenue will be lined with vendors offering an array of goods. This is open to the public.

 

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.     Pop-Up Shops (221 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids)
Shops will be exclusive to 3-day festival passholders on Friday, then opened to the general public on Saturday and Sunday – shop early for the best selection!

 

****LOCATION CHANGE****10 a.m.– 11 a.m.     How to Host a Brunch with Carson Kressley (NOW AT Convention Complex Taft A&B)
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. Sample a mimosa on your way in!

 

11 a.m.  - 8 p.m.     evolve Lounge (New Bohemia Neighborhood)
The evolve Lounge will feature an area that is exclusive to passholders to enjoy. Servers will staff the area - look for the umbrella installation overhead! There will be an area open to the public.

 

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 Bush (Cedar Rapids Convention Complex) 
These sessions 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. 

 

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), Young The Lion (Cover Hits) and Alicia Monee (R&B/Soul). Passholders receive complimentary addmission. General admission tickets are $10 at the gate. Gate opens at 11.

 

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.     Writers @ evolve: Author David Taylor II (Cedar Rapids Convention Complex)
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. 

 

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.

 

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 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 share his inpiring story and where he found the drive to keep working toward his Olympic goals despite challenges he faced. Moderatored by Denise Stapely, winner of Survivor: Philippines (season 25) and the only AASECT Certified Sex Therapist in the state. 

 

*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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