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Until recently, innovation like AI, AR and VR has seemingly been reserved for the tech-iest. All of that has changed with products like Oculus, Nest, Siri, Netflix, and smart glasses. How does this technology impact us, how can we best understand it and what trends should we be keeping an eye out for in 2018?
Panelists to Include:
Paula Cuneo, Head of Partner & Experience Marketing, Oculus
Matt King, Facebook’s first blind engineer who is building tools to help improve the Facebook experience for the visually impaired
Jackie Assar, Founder of the V-Rx Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to equipping medical facilities and physical rehabilitation centers with virtual reality technology, and an active member of the Facebook Group Women in VR/AR
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To launch the highly-anticipated new Defy collection, Julien Tornare, CEO Zenith and Recording Artist and Producer, Swizz Beatz joined forces to host a celebratory event at the historic Angel Orensanz Center in New York City. The evening featured an exclusive presentation to mark the unveiling of the Defy El Primero 21 and the Defy Lab, a legendary creation that made a significant impact on the future of watchmaking earlier this fall.
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The Elton John AIDS Foundation marked its 25th anniversary with a gala event at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The event was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and featured tributes by President Bill Clinton, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Sharon Stone, and musical performances by Aretha Franklin, violinist Joshua Bell, and Broadway’s “The Lion King” featuring Heather Headley.
EJAF is a dynamic non-profit organization whose mission is to end the AIDS epidemic by ensuring everyone has the information and means to prevent infection and all people living with HIV have access to high-quality medical care and treatment. We believe AIDS can be beaten, so we raise funds for evidence-based programs and policies, and speak out with honesty and compassion about the realities of people’s lives.
In Photos: Elton John & David Furnish, Sheryl Crow, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, Susan Lucci, Valentino, Diane Lane, Billy Joel & Wife, Alex Roderick Joel, Glenn Close, Sting & Trudie Styler, Keke Palmer & Ethan Hawke.
The New York Restoration Project is at the heart of innovative urban change in New York City, and Hulaween is their premier fundraising gala. They believe nature is a fundamental right of every New Yorker, and work to manifest that right by partnering with local communities, public agencies, and the private sector on a daily basis.
With a special focus on communities of need, NYRP works in public parks, housing projects, vacant lots, schools, on sidewalks, the waterfront, and in our own community gardens. Our comprehensive approach to urban land management includes community engagement, capital construction, cultural programming, landscape maintenance, and environmental education. Together, these efforts impact the city on multiple scales, from one small block to all five boroughs. NYRP.org
In Photos: Bette Midler with her Daughter Sophie also with Michael Kors and with the cast of ”Hello Dolly” & Dita Von Teese.
Vision: The Actors Fund envisions a world in which individuals contributing to our country’s cultural vibrancy are supported, valued and economically secure.
Mission: The Actors Fund fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan.
In Photos Below: Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta Jones, Carrie Ann Inaba and Kelly Ripa.