Dec 01, 2018 8:00 AM

The Explorer Program provides enrichment opportunities to all student in Cajon Valley Union School District, while recovering one day of excused or unexcused absences. The Saturday Explorer Program provides multiple options to meet the needs and interests of each child whether it is through coding, art, engineering makerspace/woodshop and other exciting offerings. This program is available to all students in grades 1st to 8th. All students currently enrolled in the Cajon Valley Union School District are eligible to join us on Best Saturday Ever.    Hours: 8am - 12:30pm (Lunch Included)   Dates: 10/6/2018, 11/3/2018, 12/1/2018, 1/26/2019, 2/23/2019, 3/9/2019, 4/6/2019*, 5/11/2019   PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONE (1) CLASS PER SATURDAY PER STUDENT. DUPLICATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE DELETED.  STUDENTS REGISTERD FOR CODING, PLEASE BRING YOUR CHROMEBOOK.  * Our April 6th Explorer, will be at Greenfield Middle School to celebrate our district’s TEDx event. Greenfield Middle School - 1495 Greenfield Dr, El Cajon, CA 92021

Nov 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Family Jam: A Shasta Fire Benefit ft. The Mother Hips & Achilles WheelEvent InfoFriday, November 30 @ El Rey Theater (Chico, CA)$25 in Advance // $30 at the doorAll Ages 7:00 PM Door Time // 8:00 PM Show TimePresented by KZFR 90.1 FM & Funk Art Productions Performing Artists• The Mother Hips• Achilles WheelFundraiserTicket and raffle proceeds go to Shasta Regional Community Fund benefiting families impacted by the Carr Fire. Purchase your tickets today and join us for a night of amazing music helping a great cause! Big raffle to win a painted/signed guitar!

Dec 05, 2018 7:00 PM

Tis’ the season to revel in the vibes of incredible Indigenous music and art, while supporting a worthy cause.  The amazing artist line-up ranges from powwow dancers to Métis jiggers, storytellers to soulful blues, spoken-word to hip-hop. Oh! And don't forget your dancing shoes, as the night will end with an open dance floor and the incredible beats of DJ Kookum.           COME ONE COME ALL.  Also featured: A silent auction, tarot card reader, light refreshments, and a cash bar. This is a 19+ event. Funds raised will be twofold: You will be supporting Madelaine McCallum's healing journey through cancer, and also helping bring her story to the world through documentary film Dancing Through. Learn more about Madelaine and her story here: Doors open at 7pm / Performances start at 7:30pm / The Wise Hall located at 1882 Adanac Street / $25 online / $30 at door / 19+ Emcee: Wesley King                                                        Artist line-up: Murray Porter: This Mohawk piano player from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory brings his culture and history to the masses through his music. With a mix of blues, country and humour, Porter’s gravelly, soulful voice sings not only of the history and contemporary stories of the Indigenous Peoples of North America, but also universal themes of love and being lost and found. He has spent over 35 years travelling the world and playing his self-taught unique style of foot-stomping, hand-clapping blues on the piano. JB the First Lady: Jerilynn Webster, aka JB the First Lady, is a member of the Nuxalk & Onondaga Nations. She is a Vancouver-based hip-hop and spoken word artist, beat-boxer, cultural dancer and youth educator. With four studio albums under her belt, JB sees her songs as a way of capturing oral history, and isn’t afraid to write lyrics that speak to challenging subjects like residential schools and missing and murdered indigenous women. Snotty Nose Rez Kids: An Indigenous hip hop duo currently based out of Vancouver, BC. Proudly hailing from the Haisla Nation, SNRK creates music that pays homage to their upbringing on the Rez in Kitimaat Village while also touching upon larger themes related to Indigenous identity, politics and resistance in ways that engage a diverse audience. DJ O SHOW: Hailing from the Squamish Nation, DJ O Show brings 8+ years of experience to the industry. She has dedicated herself to her passion of music, chiselling out her niche as a female hip-hop and R&B DJ. Orene Askew, aka O Show, is a Squamish Nation council member, motivational speaker, and DJ teacher. “Diversity Makes Beautiful Music” is a motto that she lives by.  DJ Kookum: Cheyanna Kootenhayoo also known as DJ Kookum is a Dene/Cree DJ and filmmaker. She is a member of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, originally from Cold Lake First Nations and is based out of Vancouver, BC. This hip-hop, rap, trap, r&b, edm DJ is also a resident DJ at the Biltmore Cabaret Friday nights and was nominated for break out DJ of the year at the Golden Owl Awards. Kin Balam: Balam Santos a.k.a. Kin Balam is from the Indigenous lands of Cuxkatan, Nekepio, El Salvador. Flamenco, Latin American, Indigenous Mesoamerican, Afro Latin Jazz, and Hip Hop are all the elements that makeup the powerful fabric of his new yet ancient rooted musical style. All of it together speaks as one heart, one voice, in one language - the language of our humanity.    

Nov 16, 2018 5:30 PM

Make plans to join us for the opening reception of Fragments of Mexican Popular Art Exhibit with a special opening performance inspired by Frida Kahlo presented by Michigan Moving Art Collective and CasArt Foundation Inc. In addition, the Mexican World Heritage Cities Photo exhibit will be also on display. This event features original work by three Mexican artists: Brenda Siren, Alberto Marín and David Rabadan. Each artist’s work is inspired by Mexican popular culture. For further information about this exhibition, call ua at 1-313-626-6232 or 1-248-336-0320 Space is limited, so first come first serve! ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Haga planes para acompañarnos el 16 de noviembre a las 5:30pm a la recepción inaugural de la exhibición de Fragmentos del Arte Popular Mexicano acompañada de una actuación especial inspirada en Frida Kahlo presentada por Michigan Moving Art Collective y CasArt Foundation Inc.. A estas demostraciones se une la Exhibición Fotográfica de Ciudades Mexicanas del Patrimonio Mundial. Este evento presenta obras inéditas de tres artistas mexicanos: Brenda Siren, Alberto Marín y David Rabadan. La obra de cada artista está inspirada en la cultura popular mexicana. ¡Esperamos pueda asistir! Si necesita información adicional comuníquese al 1-313-626-6232 or 1-248-336-0320. El espacio es limitado por lo que recomendamos reservar su lugar a tiempo.

Nov 18, 2018 10:00 AM

Jacksonville Business Connections invites you to our 6th Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Event featuring 150 vendors and crafters at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort November 18th from 10am-4pm. We hope to see you there!   - Free to the public & Indoor event - First 50 guests receive FREE swag bags! - Complimentary bags with presented ticket **while supplies last - Kid friendly event. -Kid friendly event - Character Meet & Greets - Winnie the Pooh (11-12pm), Olaf from Frozen (1-2pm), 1-4pm Santa, Minion (3-4pm) - Huge charity raffle featuring products and services from our vendors. ALL proceeds benefiting local organization Project Balance Become a vendor - Sponsors ------------ 1) Perfectly Posh with Denise Aikens 2) LuLaRoe Mandy Rachelle 3) Premier Designs Jewelry with Rachel Chester 4) Alesha Rose Fitness, Beachbody Coach 5) Casella Sells Real Estate-Florida Homes Realty 6) Tracy Riley Hypnosis 7) SUNSHINE PLAY & LEARN Vendors ------------- 1) Cruise Planners with Lori (2-W) 2) Pure Romance with Tabby 3) Paparazzi- Lani's Jewels 4) Origami Owl Custom Jewelry with Michele 5) Pink Zebra with Laurie 6) Agnes & Dora with Kelly (2-W) 7) Pampered Chef with Carol 8) Scentsy with Tracy 9) Young Living Essential Oils with Amy 10) Stitch n Grin 11) Oceans of Ornaments 12) Artistically Nicki 13) Two Crafty B's (2-R) 14) Sample handbags by Myra 15) Lilla Rose Haircessories with Veronica 16) Le-Vel (Thrive) with Anna 17) Butterfly Girl 18) The Snap Diva 19) Revolution Chiropractic 20) Color Street with Kelly 21) Usborne Books and More with Elizabeth 22) Embellished Embroidery (2-W) 23) Datil Yum 24) Generous Sips - via ONEHOPE 25) Bite Out of Hunger 26) Quilts & more 27) Lark Bee Company 28) Lucky Girl Books 29) LipSense (Reel Girls Lipstick) 30) VIN-TIN-AGE 31) Sweet Home Designs, LLC & Country Mermaid, LLC 32) The Cocoa Exchange 33) Unlimited Creations 34) Cappucio Collectibles 35) Taste of Jacksonville Food Tours 36) Lucky Cat Originals 37) Arri's Arts 38) Creatives Koozies & More 39) Rodan and Fields with Melissa 40) Winona Jewelry Design 41) Therapy Threads Boutique 42) Craftastic Designs by Sandy Madison 43) Tupperware with Sandra 44) classy and sassy inc 45) Damsel In Defense with CaROL 46) Pam's Night Design 47) Osborne Ranch Soap Company LLC 48) Island Pearls With Jackie 49) Bo & Co Signs 50) Distinctively De Sue 51) Alluring Aluminum 52) BB's Shebang, LLC 53) Norwex with Janice 54) Chloe and Isabel with Amanda 55) SNL Boutique 56) D~Inspired 57) Vibrant Life Health Center 58) Cork & Co. 59) MY ALLY SHOP 60) Body&Soul 61) Bracelets by No.5 enjoy LLC 62) Vasayo by Sheri 63) Mary Kay with Linda 64) HempWorx with Vangi 65) December Raindrop Creations 66) ColourIsBeauty_Younique 67) The GrindStone (2-w) 68) 3am ideas 69) Thirty-One with Stacie 70) Totally Baked....gluten free 71) Lil vergies creations 72) Glass Flower Glasses by Cathy David 73) Harper&me 74) DoTerra with Laura 75) Awesome Merch 76) SOUTHERN GLAM BOUTIQUE (3 - R) 77) SWV Design Co. 78) LuEls 79) Senior Adult Travel Inc 80) Natural Desires Soap Company 81) Cup Of Time 82) Fringe & Things 83) Bevy's Bracelets Etc. 84) Kristen'sKreations 85) Sue Kelly - 18" Hand Made Doll Clothes 86) Bosom Buddies/Custom Fit Bras 87) Imperfectly Handmade by Rachael 88) Signature Homestyles 89) Nelling Bee Publications 90) Three Bears Hair Bows 91) VCM Jewelry & Baskets 92) Tracy's Avon 93) Chalk Craft Boutique 94) Beautycounter 95) Rae of Sunshine Hand Soaps 96) All Natural Dips (2- R) 97) All American Gutter Protection 98) Cindy's Creations 99) Delivering Fancy, Inc. 100) Sock Bo$$ 101) Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski 102) Initial's Inc. 103) JPA Sewing Factory 104) Auri's Homemade Lemonade 105) Peyton Bre | Robinson Girl's Boutique 106) Karen Fabiola Photography 107) Ancient Roots Apothecary 108) PRP Wine International 109) Modere Collagen Sciences 110) oceanside boutique 16 111) Karen’s Creations 112) Bobbles, Bangles & Bling 113) Mother Hubbard Crafts 114) Cam. Lee Crafted Company 115) Devine Inspirations 116) Author Terri Peel Bechtold 117) David Tracey Designs 118) Pure Haven 119) A&A Wood Creations 120) HelloFresh 121) SoRetro Straps 122) Dazzle Designs Jewelry 123) Amelia Island Julz 124) Anything but Cupcakes 125) Crystal Concepts Art 126) Spa Me

Oct 17, 2018 6:00 PM

¿Cuándo? Todos los miércoles de 18h a 20h  Inicio: 17 de octubre ¿Dónde? RAI - Recursos d'Animació Sociocultural Carrer Carders, 12, Barcelona En este taller nos iniciaremos en la interpretación, trabajaremos la expresión y jugaremos mucho. El teatro es una disciplina divertida y liberadora, que ensancha los horizontes y las vías del propio conocimiento, del mundo y de la naturaleza humana. El teatro es emoción, es comunicación, es arte y, sobre todo, es muy, muy humano. No te quedes con las ganas, ¡ven a probarlo! ¿A quién se dirige?¿Nunca has hecho teatro pero tienes muchas ganas de probarlo? ¿Quieres iniciarte en el mundo del teatro y la interpretación para formarte como actor o actriz en un futuro? ¿Estás buscando una actividad que te ayude a desinhibirte, divertirte y expresarte? ¡Este taller es para ti! Precio: 40 euros al mesPrimera sesión gratuita. ¡Ven a probarlo! Solo tienes que traer ropa cómoda y muchas ganas de aprender y jugar.Contacta aquí para reservar tu plaza o pedir más información: [email protected] | 626 88 94 52Más información sobre talleres en RAI en Únete al evento en Facebook en el enlace bajo la información del organizador, o copiando y pegando la siguiente dirección: 

Dec 13, 2018 8:00 PM

Media Alert: 6th Annual "La Pastorela de Sacramento " Holiday Musical, Four performances Only at Oak Park's Historic Guild Theater  Dec. 13-16                           (Sacramento, CA) The Latino Center of Art and Culture (LCAC), Sacramento’s non-profit Latino art and cultural center, presents the 6th Annual “La Pastorela de Sacramento,” a popular holiday musical for kids and adults alike. This Pastorela is a clear-eyed example of political theater mixed with cultural traditions mixed with hope and holiday spirit. WHAT:  6th Annual La Pastorela de Sacramento DATES:  Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 13-16, 2018 LOCATION: The Guild Theater (Oak Park), 2828 35th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817 8 PM  December 13-14-15, 2018        (Pre-show Posada procession  with El Coro de Sacramento 7:30 PM )* 2 PM  December 16, 2018  matinee   (Pre-show Posada procession  with El Coro de Sacramento 1:30 PM)*  TIX: $15-Adults, $5-Children under 12  TIX available at Eventbrite : and at the LCAC, 2700 Front St., Sacramento 95818 Event Info: 916-446-5133   [email protected] The LCAC will have a holiday mercado in the theater lobby, along with snacks and drinks.   “La Pastorela de Sacramento” is a modern bilingual musical of Mexico’s traditional Christmas pageant. Satirical, poignant, moralistic, sly and romantic, with contemporary AND timeless subject matter. La Pastorela draws directly from current affairs in the best tradition of magical realism. The Latino Center of Art & Culture (LCAC) showcases talented local artists offering Sacramento a musical perfect for the spirit of the season. Director, Nicole Limón, says " We welcome all people--families, students, everyone!-- to come together--knowledge is power."  The transformation of contemporary recognizable figures into four shepherds traditional is a new twist. Armando, a young developer about to score a major contract in Oak Park; Carmela, a Sacramento-born former Hollywood starlet who lost everything when she refused to sleep with her producer; Juan, an Afghanistan war vet with PTSD, and Gila, a college student and homeless advocate face their moral dilemmas. They have to work together to help a homeless family (Mary and Joseph characters)  and save the world from “fire, famine and pestilence”. The finale, with it's dramatic battle of good VS. evil has audiences erupting into boos, cheers and song. Written by Marie Acosta (LCAC Executive Director/San Francisco Mime Troupe alum), and Tomas Benitez (Plaza del La Raza/Teatro Café) the lively play brings together professional actors and community players. Original songs amplify the visual power of the show, which uses low-tech magic to great effect.  "At the end, when the undocumented family (Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus) came up on stage with the procession of actors and singers and other children, there were tears in my eyes. Why? Because the play really succeeded in making me feel that it is a sin - in the only sense of that word that I actually believe in - not to take care of other people, not to protect the weakest among us."    -  After show comment by playgoer from NYC                                                                                                                                                 ~~~ *El Coro de Sacramento is a bi-lingual choir formed in 2017, directed by Carlos Mario Kandia. They perform songs of hope and resistance-- songs from the Chicano Civil Rights Movement and other social movements from Latin America and the United States. the repertoire is primarily from the ‘60s and ‘70s, songs which inspired and informed students, farmworkers and community activists including: “Quihubo Raza!,” “El Picket Sign,” “No Nos Moveran,” “Huelga En General,” “Un Son Para Mi Pueblo,” “Give Peace a Chance,” “We Shall Overcome” and “Blowin’ In the Wind.” For the Pastorela , there will be Spanish language Christmas favorites!

Nov 21, 2018 6:30 PM

Come along to this exclusive League of Entrepreneurs event with Chilean Embassy VIP's to discover amazing Startup opportunities such as equity free (0%) funding of £60,000, in addition to £75,000 worth of services support, 6 months of free space, and a one year working visa via one of the world's best Accelerators, START-UP CHILE. In Spanish - Asiste a este evento exclusivo de League of Entrepreneurs con representantes de la Embajada de Chile para descubrir oportunidades increíbles para emprendedores, tales como hasta £60,000 en fondos (sin equity) y £75,000 en servicios y beneficios, a través de una de las mejores aceleradoras del mundo, START-UP CHILE. Hangout with like-minded, ambitous Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders from around the world and meet people to help build your startup or even find a startup to join as a CoFounder, Investor, Mentor, Adviser or Intern. Join our Meetup group here ALSO: Share startup war stories Gain information on funding opportunities Discover ways to increase your chances of success GET UP AND PITCH! 1 - Practice your pitch in a safe environment and get positive feedback before you have your one big chance to impress. 2 - Tell the group what your idea is and ask for help in finding cofounders, funding or support. 3 - Ask a tough question you would like the Entrepreneurs, Advisors and Investors in the room to solve for you. AGENDA 18:30 Check-In and Networking 19:00 Presentations from Chilean Embassy representatives: Ignacio Fernández, Director of ProChile in the UK and Santiago Lecaros, Trade Advisor. 19:30 'Get Up And Pitch/Ask' for CoFounders, Advice or Funding 20:00 Meetup Melee (talk to potential cofounders, advisors, investors and people you can help) 21:30 End of Meetup ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUESTS Ignacio Fernández, Director of ProChile in UK is a lawyer from the University of Chile and also has a Master’s degree in International Political Economy from the University of Sheffield. Before he was posted to the UK, he was Deputy Director of the Chilean Export Promotion Bureau (PROCHILE) leading the team in charge of supporting Chilean SMEs in their internationalization. He was also involved in negotiations of Chile’s trade agreements, was the chief lawyer in the negotiations of the Free Trade Agreements that Chile established with Australia and Japan and the head of the Chilean delegation for the services negotiations at the World Trade Organization. Santiago Lecaros, Trade Advisor at ProChile in UK, works in the Commercial Office of the Chilean Embassy in London. Previously he was Chief of Staff at the Vice Ministry of Tourism of the Chilean Government where he oversaw the creation of the Tourism Strategy for Chile. Before his work in government, he was an analyst and portfolio manager in the Chilean financial industry. Juan Carlos Soto, Operating Partner in UK for Genesis Ventures, has an engineering background and has had an international career in multinationals and start-ups in a range of industries including oil and gas, aerospace and renewable energy. Genesis Ventures is a venture capital firm with its head office in Chile that invests internationally in scale-up companies in Series A and B. Acerca de nuestros invitados Ignacio Fernández, Director de ProChile en el Reino Unido, es abogado de la Universidad de Chile y también tiene una maestría en Economía Política Internacional de la Universidad de Sheffield. Antes de ser enviado al Reino Unido, fue Director Adjunto de la Oficina de Promoción de Exportaciones de Chile (PROCHILE), liderando el equipo a cargo de apoyar a las PYMES chilenas en su internacionalización. El Sr. Fernández también ha participado en las negociaciones de los acuerdos comerciales de Chile. Fue el principal abogado en las negociaciones de los Acuerdos de Libre Comercio que Chile estableció con Australia y Japón, así como el jefe de la delegación chilena para las negociaciones de servicios en la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC). Santiago Lecaros, Asesor Comercial de ProChile en el Reino Unido, estudió Economía y Negocios, seguido por una Maestría en Economía en Políticas Públicas, en la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile y luego una Maestría en Artes en Gestión de las Artes y la Cultura en el prestigioso King´s College London.Actualmente trabaja en la Oficina Comercial de la Embajada de Chile en Londres. Anteriormente, fue Jefe de Gabinete del Viceministerio de Turismo del Gobierno de Chile, donde supervisó la creación de la Estrategia de Turismo para Chile. Antes de su trabajo en el gobierno, él fue analista y gerente de portafolio en la industria financiera chilena. Juan Carlos Soto, Socio operativo en el Reino Unido (con sede en Edimburgo) para Genesis Ventures, ha tenido una carrera internacional en multinacionales y Start-ups en Chile, Canadá, Inglaterra y Escocia, en una variedad de industrias que incluyen petrolera, aeroespacial y energía renovable.Genesis es una firma de capital de riesgo con sede en Chile que invierte internacionalmente en empresas en crecimiento en Series A y B. ------------------------------------------ WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR?- Startup Founders who want to raise investment- Startup Founders who want to find a CoFounder- Anyone interested in building a Startup or hanging out with like-minded people- Aspiring Angel Investors-------------------------------------------About the organisers of The League of Entrepreneurs EdinburghThe League of Entrepreneurs Edinburgh was Founded in April 2015 by James Shoemark and Michael Clouser who are the CoFounders at Shoemark is the CoFounder/CEO at the The Startup Race where entrepreneurs get investment without having to pitch or write a business plan. read Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill? James has been running mastermind groups for Edinburgh Entrepreneurs since 2010 to try it out and discover how it can help you achieve your goals? Get a discounted ticket here: Clouser is a Serial Entrepreneur and CoFounder himself. A former venture capitalist in the US, Mike was also with the Edinburgh-Stanford Link and co-founded the Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club). He also organized and coordinated the Scotland-Silicon Valley Link. to help us form strong CoFounding Teams in Edinburgh by sponsoring our events?You can then:• Display your company banner and literature at our events• Pitch your services to all the Entrepreneurs in the room• Be recommended to our online community• Follow up with potential customers• Sign more businessPlease email [email protected] today to discuss it further

Dec 12, 2018 11:00 AM

Registered Roots students are invited to Alberta Theatre Project's performance of ZORRO: Family Code. The legend lives on… In 19th century Spanish California, a heroic (but aging) masked outlaw known as el Zorro gets some unexpected help defending the small village of Los Angeles against his arch nemesis, Sergeant Pablo Gonzales. A swashbuckling, adventure-filled comedy about family, honour and choosing the mark you want to leave on the world.  Suggested for ages 5+. (Unfortunately, babes in arms and younger siblings cannot attend this performance). IMPORTANT Please arrive promptly at 11:00 am! We will not be able to enter the theatre until our whole group arrives, so please be on time. Our Roots group will meet outside the doors to the lobby of the Martha Cohen Theatre. The lobby doors will open and they will start seating groups. Shows start promptly at 11:30am. (Late-comers will not be allowed to enter the theatre after the play has begun. Refunds will not be issued if you are late and miss the show). PARKING - Please give yourself ample time to drive downtown and find parking! Visit for detailed information on parking near Arts Common. Or, consider taking Calgary Transit to get to the Theatre. FAQs I have a question, who do I contact? Please contact Tanis (field-trip organizer and Roots HS mom) Phone: 403-923-3490 or Email: [email protected] My child is not registered with Roots, can they still attend? This theatre Fieldtrip is specifically for Roots students and their parents.   If you have other school aged children that are with a different HS board please contact the organizer of the field trip to be placed on a waitlist. Spots for the fieldtrip will be offered to registered students first and in the event that there is extra room you will be contacted. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, you do not have to bring a ticket. We will have a master list with all the registration info. Individual theatre tickets will not be issued, we will be directed to our reserved seats by theatre staff. If I am unable to attend may I get a refund? We're sorry but we are unable to provide refunds. But, please feel free to find another Roots family to sell or pass along your tickets to. Other Important Details: Food, beverages, gum, cell phones, cameras and any recording devices are not allowed in the theatre. Please ensure that your students are aware of this.

Nov 29, 2018 5:00 PM

IEEE Montreal Section, IEEE Montreal Industry Relations Committee and the Montreal Chapters of IEEE ComSoc, CAS and TEMS, are very pleased to invite you to attend the 5th edition of IEEE Research Boost event that will take place at Concordia University, Montreal, on November 29th, 2018, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. The event aims to foster collaborative research projects and networking among the industry, government and academia, as well as to present some of the top candidates in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, 5G, Cybersecurity, Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Cloud Computing, Signal, Image and Video Processing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Circuits and Systems, and Biomedical Engineering. It is an evening event during which invited experts and leaders from the industry, government and academia will present some of the state-of-the-art innovations in their field of expertise. A poster session is available to offer a great opportunity for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows of accepted abstracts to present the significance of their research work to the industry, incubators and a distinguished judging panel. Three prizes of values $300, $200 and $100 will be offered to the best three participants in the poster competition. The event is of free registration, and food and refreshments will be served. Looking forward to welcome you all for an exciting event! For more details please visit the event's page:   Speakers:   Dr. Layla El Asri,  Research Manager at Microsoft Research Montréal Talk Title: TBD Bio: Layla El Asri is a research manager at Microsoft Research Montréal. She completed a Ph.D. in computer science at Université de Lorraine in France in 2016. Her Ph.D. was a joint project between Université de Lorraine and Orange Labs, the research and development branch of Orange, a French telecommunication company. Her research focused on learning the parameters of reinforcement learning for dialogue systems and she proposed novel methods to learn a reward function from a set of dialogues which were rated by humans. She also worked on learning an interpretable representation of the state space. Her main research interests are currently: the evaluation of dialogue systems, offline learning on human-human dialogues, and multi-modal dialogue. Dr. Carolina Bessega,  Chief Scientific Officer at Stradigi Talk Title: TBD Bio: Carolina Bessega combines an entrepreneurial mindset alongside 25+ years of experience in research, development and broad programming. After being a professor of computational physics and astrophysics for a decade in Venezuela, she decided to move to Canada which ultimately led to her meteoric rise as Stradigi AI’s Chief Scientific Officer. Having conducted extensive AI research since 2002, she is a highly sought-after speaker and has worked alongside renowned advisors and business pioneers in the industry enabling her to continuously create, innovate, and develop new solutions to complex business problems. Dr. Bahar Pourbabaee,  Machine Learning Researcher at OMsignal Talk Title: AI and Wearable Devices Applications in Clinical Diagnosis, Prognosis and Health Monitoring Bio: Bahar Pourbabaee is a machine learning researcher at OMsignal. She holds a PhD degree in electrical engineering with over a decade of experience in dynamic system modelling, machine learning, intelligent systems and time series analysis for different applications ranging from aircraft control to biomedical data analysis and healthcare. Her research is focused on developing cardiac and pulmonary health monitoring techniques, sleep disorder detection, physical and mental stress and fatigue monitoring using supervised and unsupervised learning approaches. Currently, her main research interest are designing deep convolutional and recurrent neural networks for sleep analysis, multi-task learning as well as developing feature extraction and classification methods for cardiac health monitoring applications. Dr. Marwan Kanaan,  Team Lead of the NSERC-RJM on Wireless IP Technology for Developing Countries Talk Title: Delivering Internet Access to Villages in the Amazon Bio: Marwan Kanaan is the Team Lead in NSERC Richard J. Marceau project at ETS and aims to provide internet access to deprived communities in developing countries. His research focuses on wireless telecommunications, machine learning, and circuit simulations. Marwan is also a lecturer at McGill University where he teaches in the Faculty of Engineering and has won several teaching awards, including the Faculty's Outstanding Teaching Award in 2014 and the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2018.  

Dec 07, 2018 6:30 PM

Ex Voto NYC is a series of programs designed to explore votive practice today. Objects of Care & Resistance from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands is a conversation between Luis Osuna from Armadillos Busqueda y Rescate, Robin Reineke from the Colibrí Center for Human Rights, Alyn Mare from No More Deaths, Alvaro Enciso, artist and member of Tucson Samaritans, and artist Karlito Miller Espinosa.An estimated ten thousand people have died while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Thousands more have disappeared. This event will convene artists, humanitarians, and human rights activists from the borderlands to discuss how they transmit their care, faith, or politics through material objects. The beautiful but harsh landscape of the Sonoran Desert is the backdrop for this quest to save lives, preserve memory, and fight for human dignity. Objetos de cuidado y resistencia de las tierras fronterizas entre los Estados Unidos de América y México.Ex Voto NYC es una serie de programas diseñadas para explorar la practica votante de hoy. Objetos de Protección y Resistencia de las tierras fronterizas entre los EEUU y México es una discusión entre Luis Osuna de Armadillos Búsqueda y Rescate, Robin Reineke de Colibrí Center for Human Rights ( El Centro Colibrí para los Derechos Humanos), Alyn Mare de No More Deaths (No Más Muertes), Álvaro Enciso, artista y miembro de Tucson Samaritans (Samaritanos de Tucson), y artista Karlito Miller Espinosa.Un estimado de diez miles de gente han muerto mientras intentaban cruzar la frontera entre los Estados Unidos de América y México. Miles más han desaparecido. Este evento va convocar artistas, humanitarios, y activistas para los derechos humanos de las tierras fronterizas para discutir cómo pueden transmitir su asistencia, fe y políticas por objetos físicos. El paisaje bello pero duro del desierto de Sonora es el fondo de este misión para salvar vidas, preservar memorias, y luchar para la dignidad humana.  On Saturday December 8th, families of missing migrants along with artists and migrant justice groups from the borderlands will hold a vigil in Battery Park to demand justice for those who have disappeared or died while crossing the U.S.-México border. We will bear witness to the unjust loss of life inflicted by a militarized border, listening to family testimonies and reading the names of some of the (at least) 7,216 people who have perished during their journey. We will also engage in an act of collective monument-making, building a remembrance altar to honor those lost and the families who search tirelessly for them. The vigil will take place at the East Coast Memorial in Battery Park from 1:30–4:30 PM on Saturday, 12/8/18. All are welcome, and we invite you to bring an offering to contribute to the remembrance altar. For more information, visit  Alvaro Enciso is a contemporary artist living and working in Tucson, Arizona. His studio work deals primarily with the search for the “american dream”, cultural identity, crossing borders, and being the “outsider” in american society. Since moving to the borderlands in 2011, he has been using objects, mostly tin cans, left behind by migrants as they cross the Sonoran desert. Working with these materials he attempts to tell the stories of struggle, suffering, death, and broken dreams that he sees weekly while hiking the migrant trails. For the past five years he has been working on a land art project titled, “donde mueren los suenos”(where dreams die), that marks with secular crosses the locations where migrant remains were found. he has planted over 800 crosses in an area of 40,000 square miles. Alvaro’s art is in collections throughout the united states, as well as latin america, europe and asia. he has exhibited widely, and his art has been featured in documentaries, tv, newspapers, magazines and radio.Karlito Miller Espinosa is a Costa Rican-born conceptual artist who lives and works in Tucson, Arizona. In 2012 he graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) with a BFA in Painting and is currently seeking his MFA at The University of Arizona and is due to graduate Spring 2019. His work is speaks upon power relations and violence and their effect on marginalized communities, particularly regarding U.S. policy within the United States, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and Latin America. His sculptures and installations are generally composed of materials that have been witness to the results of violence perpetrated by the implementation of American policies. By using dialectic methods his work attempts to offer new perspectives and insights necessary to question and challenge the oppressive power structures that regulate the circumstances we find ourselves in today.Alyn Mare has been a humanitarian aid worker with No More Deaths since 2012. They live in Tucson, Arizona. Luis Osuna is part of the Armadillos Búsqueda y Rescate (Search and Rescue) based out of Vista, CA. As a member of Armadillos Búsqueda y Rescate, Luis works in the Sonoran Desert and surrounding areas searching for missing migrants, and locating the remains of those who have died while crossing the desert. Apart from walking the desert during searches, Luis helps the group with photo and video, and management of their social media.Robin C. Reineke is Assistant Research Social Scientist in Anthropology at the University of Arizona’s Southwest Center, and is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Colibri Center for Human Rights. Her research and teaching interests include forensics, humanitarianism, global migration, and human rights along the U.S.-Mexico border. She is particularly interested in the tension between the history of forensics—a field dominated by state surveillance and criminalization of marginalized communities—and emerging uses of the methods and techniques of forensic science in counterhegemonic projects. Dr. Reineke has done extensive research along the U.S.-Mexico border among forensic scientists, government officials, and families of the missing and dead. This research compelled her to co-found the Colibrí Center for Human Rights, a family advocacy organization working to end death and suffering on the US-Mexico border by partnering with families of the dead and the missing.

Nov 29, 2018 6:00 PM

“Euterpe at Play / Euterpe Comediante”: a genre-bending exploration of musical responses to Spanish Golden Age lyric poetry. A hundred years before Shakespeare shook the English stage, and for a hundred years after, poets and playwrights were writing and presenting comedias (tragic and comic plays in Spanish) to rapt audiences in Spain and the Américas. Our event is an exploration of the lyric side of this magnificent repertory, still very little known in the English-speaking world. Euterpe presides over this concert because she is the Muse of lyric poetry. Much of the original music for the comedias was never written down. Over Fall Quarter 2018, UCLA students will work with community members, scholars, and renowned artists in several traditions to recuperate and reimagine how the songs and lyric passages from the comedias might sound. On the afternoon of 29 November, we will present a symposium featuring Álvaro Torrente, professor at the Universidad complutense de Madrid; Barbara Fuchs, professor in the UCLA Departments of English and Spanish & Portuguese, and director of The Comedia in Translation and Performance Working Group; and Elisabeth Le Guin, professor of Musicology at UCLA. At 6:00pm that same night, the UCLA Early Music Ensemble will present a concert featuring Spanish Renaissance music original to the comedias, side by side with creative re-imaginings of songs and scenes through Mexican son jarocho and original hip hop stylings. The concert will feature guitarist Eloy Cruz, professor at Mexico’s Escuela nacional de música, and members of Son del Centro, a son jarocho activist group from Santa Ana, CA. In preparation for the concert, EME members will work with the chicana/Australian hip hop sensation Maya Jupiter, and viola da gamba virtuoso Niccolo Seligmann. Mexican player and scholar of historical plucked instruments (lute, vihuela, Baroque guitars, folk guitars), student of Guillermo Flores (guitar), Isabelle Villey (vihuela). Mr. Cruz has collaborated with chamber groups in Spain and the United States, and is a founding member of La Fontegara and Tembembe Ensamble Continuo, two of the premiere early music groups in Mexico. His recordings include music from the 16th-21st centuries, on the Erato, Urtext, Meridian, Sony, and Alia Vox labels. His publications include the book “La Casa de los Once Muertos. Historia y repertorio de la Guitarra.” He is a professor of guitar and chamber music in the Escuela Nacional de Música at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City, and has given master classes and special courses in Costa Rica, Uruguay, Colombia and the USA. In 2011 he was Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan. Born in La Paz, Mexico to a Mexican Father and Turkish Mother, Maya grew up in Sydney, Australia. It was in Sydney’s Western Suburbs where she first fell in love with Hip Hop. Maya’s love of writing rhymes helped her express her fear, pain, joy and hope as a teenager and later on, she realized the power music held in using it as a tool to make a positive difference in her community. It is with this ideal that she co-founded Artivist Entertainment, an entertainment company committed to creating and supporting art and music that inspires positive social change alongside Quetzal Flores, Veronica Gonzales, Alberto Lopez and Aloe Blacc. Son del Centro is the performance wing of the son jarocho workshop at El Centro Cultural de México in Santa Ana, CA. The group maintains the centuries-old tradition of son jarocho — music for plucked strings, dancers, and singers from the Veracruz region of Mexico — while exploring its new potentials as a music of social activism and artistic fusion. Made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. We are proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2017-2018 Dobrow Series. Co-sponsored by The UCLA Center for Musical Humanities.