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How Art and Technology Coincide

Annmarie Lanesey, President of Greane Tree Technology, has been fascinated by the intersection between art and technology since she was an undergraduate at RPI, studying for her Bachelor of Science in Electronic Art Media and Communication. She is thrilled to join the panel discussing “How Art and Technology Coincide: Exploring Our Region’s Creative Jobs in the Technology Sector.” This free program, sponsored by the Center for Economic Growth and the Greater Capital Region Workforce Development Boards, will be held on March 30, 2016 from 8:30 to 10:30 am at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany. Annmarie’s co-panelists are Mary Ellen O’Loughlin, Consultant, Regional Alliance for a Creative Economy (Moderator); Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools, Ballston Spa Central School District; Erica Iannotti, Co-Founder, THINQubator, and Chair of the Board, Tech Valley Center of Gravity; and Thomas Lloyd, Owner/CEO, Adirondack Studios. 

The panelists will explore the power of art and technology to profoundly enrich communities, and will consider: 

  • Types of jobs, skills required and employer needs in the creative technology sector
  • How local educators are integrating creativity, design and innovation in education
  • How we can leverage creative energy from the recent upsurge in the national Maker movement which has been brought to our region

For more information or to register, click here.