Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

GENEVIEVE THEIRS: TAKING THE STAGE

Tuesday, October 10
7:00 p.m.
Skyline Room, NJCU School of Business

FREE with RSVP

Tech guru, investor and opera singer Genevieve Thiers is best known as the founder of Sittercity.com, a service that’s connected thousands of child care providers with families since 2001. As an entrepreneur who has successfully combined arts and business, Genevieve discusses the importance of following your passion and developing skills in multiple areas, and how to take the stage as the thought leader in your industry.

LOBBY CONCERT SERIES: FELICIA TEMPLE
Wednesday, October 18
2:00 p.m.
Gilligan Student Union, 1st Floor Lobby

FREE

Felicia Temple, from NBC’s The VOICE, takes the stage for a breathtaking performance and inspiring dialogue.
Sponsored by the Office of Campus Life

SIMON SINEK: THE INFINITE GAME

Wednesday, November 8
7:00 p.m.
Skyline Room, NJCU School of Business

FREE with RSVP

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire cooperation, trust, and change. With the goal of helping build a world in which the majority of people go home every day feeling fulfilled by their work, Simon is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them. Simon is the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Start with Why, and his “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” is the #3 most-viewed TED Talk in history.

IMAP @ NJCU Visiting Speaker: Jillian McDonald
Tuesday, November 14
7:00 p.m.
Fries Hall basement, IMAP Graduate Room

FREE

Jillian McDonald is a Canadian video artist who lives in Brooklyn. Her shows and projects include the Esker Foundation in Calgary, Air Circulation and Moti Hasson in New York, The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Centre Clark in Montréal, and Hallwalls in Buffalo. Her work was also featured at The Chelsea Museum and The Whitney Museum's Artport in New York, The International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Venezuela, The Sundance Film Festival, La Biennale de Montréal, and the Centre d’Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JUDITH JAMISON
Wednesday, November 15
7:00 p.m.
Skyline Room, NJCU School of Business

POSTPONED

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ms. Jamison's keynote speech is being postponed to winter/spring 2018. A new date will be announced when confirmed.

An evening with icon Judith Jamison - dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director Emeritus of the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. As a dancer, Ms. Jamison became one of modern dance's great performers and she was appointed Artistic Director of the company in 1989 at the request of Alvin Ailey, himself. She will reflect on her life and the importance of the arts in our culture.

IMAP @ NJCU Visiting Speaker: Barbara London
Tuesday, December 5
7:00 p.m.
Fries Hall basement, IMAP Graduate Room

FREE

Barbara London is an American curator, writer, and sound art advocate best known for founding the video collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). London founded the museum's video collection with works by Nam June Paik, Laurie Anderson, and Lynda Benglis, and curated many major exhibitions at MoMA, showcasing Chinese and Japanese artists. In 1997, London created Stir-Fry, a multimedia site that mapped emerging Chinese media. In 2001, London produced MoMA's first website art commission, Tony Oursler’s Timestream.

 
 
 

 

For Artists and Arts Organizations 
 

BUILDING MULTICULTURAL AUDIENCES FOR THE ARTS
Wednesday, September 27
7:00 p.m.
&Co
201 Montogomery St, Second Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07302

FREE with RSVP >

A workshop with Donna Walker-Kuhne, Director of Community Engagement at NJPAC, on tangible strategies to authentically build and expand multicultural audiences for the arts. Up for discussion are national trends on engaging diverse audiences, as well as how to establish a culture of diversity and inclusion with an arts organization. 


This workshop is part of NJCU’s commitment to building the capacity of local arts organizations and supporting dialogues to shape the cultural landscape in Jersey City.

 
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