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Panel: Fashion & Women in Tech

  • The New School, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

From the Fashion and Diversity Series at The New School:

Join Liz BacelarMadison MaxeyBirce Ozkan and a representative fromXRC Labs for a conversation on the importance of women in technology. Each panelist shares their process for innovative thinking, interest in design and why gender inclusion is well-overdue in the field of technology.

Before the event, be sure to fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Rebecca Minkoff bag. After the event, join the panelists for a reception and small exhibition of their innovative designs. 

About the Panelists:

Liz Bacelar is the founder of Decoded Fashion, the top global event series connecting decision-makers in fashion and retail to new technologies. The summits have taken place in London, Milan, and Tokyo and are produced with partners such as CFDA, BFC, IMG, Condé Nast and Pitti Immagine. She is also an Emmy-nominated journalist and producer, angel investor and advisor of startups.

Madison Maxey's interests lie between 2nd generation wearable technology, additive manufacturing and computational design. She is the founder and president of The Crated, a design and engineering studio integrating technology and apparel with an impressive client list including North Face, Milk Studios and Zac Posen. In 2016 she appeared on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and NBC's BLK 28 Under 28, along with several other innovators making waves in design, technology, media and beyond. She has held fellowships and residencies with Thiel, General Assembly, BF+DA and more.

Birce Ozkan is a fashion technology and interactive designer based in New York. She studied international relations and business administration at Koc University in Istanbul and completed a MFA Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design, where she currently teaches Interactive Garments class. She recently won best Wearable Technology Design Award in Fiber Arts at ISWC/Ubicomp Design Exhibition Osaka, Japan. She showcased her projects at ISWC Design Exhibition Osaka, Interlaced Fashion Tech Runway Show London, Make: Wearable on Runway Show at Javits Center NY and SXSW Austin TX 2015. Her work has been published internationally in many prestigious publications including ISWC/Ubicomp, Fast Co Design, Dezeen and several more.

RC Labs is an innovation accelerator for the next generation of disruptors in the retail and consumer goods sector. It is a joint venture between Kurt Salmon, Parsons School of Design and Harvard Innovation Lab. XRC Labs provides workspace on the Parsons' campus, access to capital, mentoring and operational support to emerging companies in the retail and consumer good industry.

This event is sponsored and supported by University Student Senate, the School of Art and Design History and Theory, the School of Fashion, XRC Labs and Rebecca Minkoff.