Friday - October 15th, 2021

6 pmLive Music & Museum TourBig Heavy World
7 pmEat, Drink & be MerryVarious Locations
8 pmPrivate PartyThree Needs Taproom & Brewery
9 pmLive MusicArts Riot
10 pmDJ Dance PartyRí Rá

Saturday - October 16th, 2021

Speaker Bios

8:00 amCoffee, Bagels, Muffins...Catered
9:00 amWhy? Marc Bolh
9:20 amGet Fired! Up Alan Newman
9:45 amWrite your Song Myra Flynn
10:10 amMindful Design Toby Sola
10:35 amProject Success Toby Sola
10:50 amVertical Takeoff Kyle Clark
11:20 amIntroducting ALIAWaterfront Park
11:40 amThe Art of Being Stuck Eva Sollberger
noonLocally Grown GrubCatered
2pmBurlington Taiko Stuart Paton
2:16 pmVertical Farming Greg Kelly
2:40 pmSound-bath or Sound offKristina Gretouce
3 pmThe Art & Science of Machine Learning Nick Cheney
3:24pmMeditate or MingleYogi Bare
3:40 pmHigh Intensity Seat Yogo Brooke Isabelle
4pmIdea StormParticipant Projects
4:20pmTeams & TeaTeam Up
4:40pmWrapMarc Bolh, Supercollider
5pmFree Time
6pmNight Sweats 🎥Andrew Lyman-Clark
7:15pmPre-game 🍹 🍺 + Local Finger FoodsMain Street Landing
9pmLive Music 🎸Nectar's

Events such as Project or Prattle, Stretch or Sprechen... indicate you can remain in the Main Street Landing for a performance / activity, or go to the lobby to meet with other participants.

Events and speakers may change but we'll be working hard to make the events even better in the months to come!

Sunday - October 17th, 2021

8amCoffee, Bagels, Muffins...
9amHike Mount Philo or Mansfield


Vermont foliage

Events Summary

Big Heavy World - Friday 6 pm
Preserving and promoting Vermont made music is the mission of Big Heavy World. They are open a museum in their digs on Pine Street and inviting Synaptic Supercollider for a music event and museum tour.

Eat, Drink & be Merry - Friday 7 pm
We are partnering with restaurants to offer participants food vouchers for appetizers to get the night started on the right foot.

Private Party at Three Needs Taproom & Brewery - Friday 8 pm
We've parthered with Vanish Works to create an immersive experience in the Oliver Wendel room of Three Needs. Vanish explores emotional response using the technologies of tomorrow. Get ready for the unexpected.

Live Music - Friday 9 pm
We are partnering with music venues such as ArtsRiot, Nectars and Radio Bean to offer drink tickets that you can use while watching a live band or dancing to a DJ.

DJ Dance Party - Friday 10 pm
Rí Rá, located on lower Church Street, is offering free cover for Synaptic Supercollider participant for dance party. DJ's to be announced. Let us know if you have a favorite.

Coffee, Bagels & Muffins - Saturday 8am
We're working with the best local vendors for coffee, tea, bagels, muffins and fruit to get your mind juiced for the day to come. This will be a buffet so you can start meeting the other people at the conference.

In May 2020, at the onset of the Covid pandemic, Marc Bolh decided it was time to organize an innovation conference and music festival. Why? Marc will explain the inspiration, timing and reasons for creating Synaptic Supercollider. We'll also take a deep dive in to why we create things, and what it takes to see a project through in the face of adversity.

Get Fired! Up
Throughout history, a never ending cycle of destruction and creation has pushed humanity higher. Alan Newman has created amazing companies such as Seventh Generation and Magic Hat Breweries after losing it all as an entrepreneur. As we emerge from a period of adversity and loss, Alan imagines the ways in which destruction may lead society to reach new heights.

Write your Song
Have you ever wanted to write the next big hit song? Most creatives I know have at one point or another. In this session, singer/songwriter Myra Flynn will compose a song with the participants. We'll choose a genre, chord progression, melody and lyrics. Then it will all comes together, right? Well that's on us.

Mindful User Experience Design
Remember the old TV remotes that have 40 buttons with vague labels? Many companies spend a ton of time and money creating products that their customers don’t know how to use. User Experience Design is the go-to method for resolving usability issues, which leads to increased customer satisfaction and revenue. Toby Sola will lay out all the tricks of the trade, hard won from over five years of experimentation.

Meditation to Project Success
Success with creative projects is a head game as much as a technical challenge. Many entrepreneurs and musicians will eventually be successful if they can keep their thoughts positive and see their success. Toby will lead us in a meditation to see success in our mind's eye.

Vertical Takeoff - How Beta Technologies is Reinventing Aviation
Beta Techologies is building an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle that can do amazing things such as deliver man-made organs intended for human transplant. As a startup, Beta is experiencing a near vertical liftoff as well, from $0 to over $450 million in financing since inception in 2017. Founder Kyle Clark will explain what it's like for an entrepreneur to pull those kind of Gs.

Introducting ALIA
ALIA is Kyle Clark's baby at Beta Techologies. After several iterations, this eVTOL appears ready for prime time, and United Parcel Services has puchased 140 of them. We're working with Beta and the City of Burlington to give you a look at this beautiful flying machine.

The Art of Being Stuck
For almost 15 years, Eva Sollberger has made the video series Stuck in Vermont for Seven Days. That has afforded Eva the time and space to document vibrant communities throughout the Green Mountain state and find purpose. Eva will talk about the joys of living in Vermont and navigating a career in the arts.

Light Lunch Buffet - Locally Grown Grub
Vermont is know for organically grown food and we're working with caters to bring you a fresh healthy lunch buffet to make sure you mind stays alert throughout the afternoon.

Burlington Taiko - Japanese Drummers
Taiko is Japanese for "big drum" and it is a relatively modern revival of ancient Japanese drumming traditions. Since 1987, Burlington Taiko has been mesmerizing audiences with the powerful, spellbinding and propulsive sounds of the taiko.

Vertical Farming - Greg Kelly of Ceres Greens
With an ever increasing population and ever descreasing arable land, a crisis is looming. Controlled environment agriculture, with predictable harvests, able to be grown close to population centers, is part of the solution. Greg Kelly explains how Ceres Greens is rising to the occasion to provide healthy, sustainable food sources.

The Art & Science of Machine Learning - From Computational Creativity to Killer Apps
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are seemingly enigmatic buzzwords that we're told we should care about, but can't quite seem to pin down. In part this is because AI and ML encompass an enormous variety of tools and ideas. In this talk, Nick will highlight work at the bookends of this spectrum.

Check back in the days to come for more info...

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