Pima Community College

Tier 2: Festival Supporting Sponsors

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Pima Community College is a two-year college serving the greater Tucson metropolitan area at six locations throughout Pima County. Founded in 1966, Pima’s credit courses award certificates and associate’s degrees in a variety of fields. PCC also provides workforce development, career training programs, continuing education, and adult education.

Pima is committed to providing convenient, affordable, and accessible high quality education with the power to transform the lives of our students, and improve our community.

Building a Sewn Product Brand for a Hyper-Niche Market
Date: Oct 15, 19
Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location: Greenlee, Tucson Convention Center

Join us for an interactive panel discussion from Pima Community College Fashion Design students! Once you’ve identified your hyper-niche customer, how do you take your brand to the next phase? Listen and ask questions of those who are focusing their…

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Who's Protecting Our Data Systems?
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 15:00 pm - 15:45 pm
Location: Graham, Tucson Convention Center

The IoT security challenge – Internet devices are becoming more and more prevalent in everything we do. They are part of shaping our future at home and at work. This talk will discuss some of the challenges we face, the…

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The Future of Tech in Tucson
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 14:00 pm - 14:45 pm
Location: Graham, Tucson Convention Center

Learn how the Arizona Technology Council, Tucson Metro Chamber, Arizona Commerce Authority, and the Small Business Development Center can help you understand and leverage 4IR technology in your business.

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Demystifying 5G and the Future of Data
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location: Graham, Tucson Convention Center

Join our panel as they discuss where internet speeds are going and how different areas of the business must adapt, from infrastructure to data plans and everything in between!

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Old Pueblo to New Space
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 14:00 pm - 14:45 pm
Location: Greenlee, Tucson Convention Center

Join us as we talk with a Meteorite Man about why Tucson is a leader in the commercial space revolution, and how the study of meteorites helped humans escape the confines of planet Earth.

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Beyond the Big Box Store: Sourcing as Your Grow
Date: Oct 15, 19
Time: 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Location: Greenlee, Tucson Convention Center

As you begin to work on designs and prototyping for fashion, samples are a critical element of the creative and business process. When you explore fabric options before the design phase, you have the flexibility to adapt ideas based on…

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Arizona: A Hotbed for Astronomy
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location: Coconino, Tucson Convention Center

Astronomers have flocked to Arizona for over 100 years. Learn why, and what’s next.

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Defending the Planet from Falling Rocks
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Location: Coconino, Tucson Convention Center

The search for falling rocks that could destroy a city… or worse. Amy Mainzer, a new addition to the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona, will discuss the search for potentially hazardous asteroids and comets that might…

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Learning to Moonwalk in Northern Arizona
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 14:00 pm - 14:45 pm
Location: Coconino, Tucson Convention Center

Every Apollo moonwalker practiced geology in northern Arizona. Come see why, and how!

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From Idea to Launch: An Astronomer's Journey
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 15:00 pm - 15:45 pm
Location: Coconino, Tucson Convention Center

Erika Hamden will talk about just what goes into building a telescope and getting it off the ground. It takes years of technology development, years of design, fabrication, testing, months in the field working and waiting for good weather. But…

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SBDC's 10th Anniversary Veterans Conference
Date: Oct 11, 19
Time: 10:00 am - 14:00 pm
Location: Leo Rich Theater, Tucson Convention Center

The free Conference offers resources to assist veterans who are looking to start or grow a business. The event also provides opportunities for participants to hear stories from successful veteran business owners. Register for the event using the link below:…

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Closing Reception: Linking the Past to the Future: Will Yesterday Be Important for the 4th Industrial Revolution?
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 16:00 pm - 17:45 pm
Location: Grand Lobby, Tucson Convention Center

As we embrace the virtual, the digital, the autonomous, Nancy Pollock-Ellwand wonders about the role of places we universally cherish in a world of constant change and movement. Are there lessons and a legacy to be found for the 4th…

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Building Innovative Cities Happy Hour Featuring P.D. Ronstadt & The Company
Date: Oct 11, 19
Time: 16:30 pm - 18:00 pm
Location: Hotel Congress Plaza, Hotel Congress

Celebrate the end day one of TENWEST us at the Historic Hotel Congress for live music with P.D. Ronstadt & The Company for an informal post-conference happy hour! On the patio, join rising professionals and attendees from Building Innovative Cities…

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4th Industrial Revolution Keynote Luncheon: Workforce Development
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 12:00 pm - 13:45 pm
Location: Copper Ballroom, Tucson Convention Center

As the 4th Industrial Revolution impacts the workplace, it also impacts every one of us. Not only do employers need to focus on keeping up with advances in technology in their operations, they must also ensue their workforce is keeping…

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How Does Industry Respond to the Demands of 4IR?
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Location: Graham, Tucson Convention Center

The increased speed of doing business, accelerated changes in technology, and constant disruption of established markets, are challenging organizations to change their business models. This panel will discuss how innovation is a critical response to these pressures and will share…

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Creating Spaces For Healthy Aging: Measuring Health, Wellbeing & Performance Non-Invasively: from Molecules to Environment
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location: Apache/Cochise, Tucson Convention Center

Place shapes behaviors important for health, especially healthy aging. The session will describe features of the built environment, which promote physical health and emotional wellbeing, with a focus on aging populations. It will reveal evidence drawn from research in many…

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Robotics and Construction Automation
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Location: Apache/Cochise, Tucson Convention Center

A number of fascinating new construction robotics startups are entering our industry as venture capital flows to AECO and robotics hardware costs drop sharply. This talk will begin by questioning several key concepts in robotics (e.g. automation vs. augmentation, the…

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4IR Disruption on the Real Estate Market
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 14:00 pm - 14:45 pm
Location: Apache/Cochise, Tucson Convention Center

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) doesn’t just impact phones, factories, and fuels. The disruptive changes to the way we work, travel, and access information will have a deep impact on real estate markets as well. Three panelists, leaders from the…

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Podcast, Cli-Fi, and Science Storytelling for Climate Action in the Built Environment
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 15:00 pm - 15:45 pm
Location: Apache/Cochise, Tucson Convention Center

Given the urgency of the climate crisis and need for climate mitigation and adaptation in the built environment, we must consider multiple ways of communicating climate change to engage everyone. Discover how to give narrative shape to the climate crisis…

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Sustainable Fashion
Date: Oct 15, 19
Time: 14:00 pm - 14:45 pm
Location: Greenlee, Tucson Convention Center

Sustainable clothing is a critical influence in today’s fashion industry and modern life. Ethical fashion refers to the use of fabrics derived from eco-friendly resources as well as how these fabrics are made. As fashion designer’s attempt to become more…

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Fashion for Profit Workshop
Date: Oct 15, 19
Time: 15:00 pm - 16:45 pm
Location: Greenlee, Tucson Convention Center

The fashion Industry is exciting but very complex. Anyone creating a new brand needs to fully understand the many steps to launching a new line. This seminar will explain all the many important components that go into creating a successful…

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Sustainability and the Social License to Operate
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Location: Gila, Tucson Convention Center

Mines are working to make the industry a sustainable one that can continue to provide the raw materials that build the future. How will we deliver raw materials as efficiently and sustainably as possible?

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21st Century User Experience – Human Design Meets High Tech to Deliver Personalized Service at Scale
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location: Greenlee, Tucson Convention Center

Today’s students demand user experiences that adapt to their unique needs and reflect their preferences and universities want to help students succeed, and build trust and life-long affinity. The University of Arizona’s Trellis program is delivering a Salesforce enabled relationship…

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From Farm to Table: AI, Sensors, and Big Data Help Produce More and Better Food
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Location: Greenlee, Tucson Convention Center

Digital Agriculture uses new and advanced technologies to enable farmers and businesses to improve food production and distribution. Researchers at The University of Arizona utilize cutting-edge technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, Sensors and Social Media to devise tools that…

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Humanity in the Age of the Genome Revolution
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 15:00 pm - 15:45 pm
Location: Greenlee, Tucson Convention Center

Mainstream medical practices focus predominantly on identifying and treating sick people, frequently using a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Researchers at The University of Arizona on the other hand use new and advanced technologies to devise tools that foster wellness, tailored to individuals….

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Collaborative learning Strategies Using Technology to Engage Students
Date: Oct 16, 19
Time: 15:30 pm - 16:15 pm
Location: Gila, Tucson Convention Center

This workshop will provide an opportunity to explore active learning strategies to support students with hands on learning techniques using 21st Century technology and will help support collaborative learning concepts applied by Pima Community College faculty to enhance critical thinking,…

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Building Innovative Cities: Mayor's Symposium
Date: Oct 11, 19
Time: 09:00 am - 11:45 am
Location: Crystal/Turquoise Ballroom, Tucson Convention Center

A panel of former mayors from around the country will “talk shop” about what it takes to build communities ready for the 21st century economy with a special emphasis on what works and what doesn’t when building Innovation Ecosystems. Facilitated…

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Building Innovative Cities: The Road to “Smart Cities”
Date: Oct 11, 19
Time: 13:45 pm - 15:30 pm
Location: Copper Ballroom, Tucson Convention Center

A “Smart Cities” approach to urban development believes that investments in technology and infrastructure are essential to quality of life, performance of City services and a clean and sustainable environment. This afternoon session will bring together three nationally recognized “Smart…

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Mining Disrupted: The Next 20 Years
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Location: Gila, Tucson Convention Center

Mining is at the cutting edge of 4IR technology, making mining jobs safer and more efficient. In this session, learn what the future of the mining industry looks like, and hear about the technology that will shape this industry in…

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Productivity, Capability, and Agility: Requirements for the 4IR Mining Workforce
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 15:00 pm - 15:45 pm
Location: Gila, Tucson Convention Center

Digital technologies demand that people acquire new skills. And people are demanding new ways of working. How will these trends affect the mining industry?

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Technology Startups when Mines are Your Customer: It Can Be Done
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 14:00 pm - 14:45 pm
Location: Gila, Tucson Convention Center

The mining industry is full of opportunities for tech based companies that can solve critical problems such as worker safety, efficient use of natural resources, and maximizing productivity. Doug Hockstad, Director of Tech Launch Arizona will lead this panel in…

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Building Innovative Cities Keynote Luncheon: Founders, Startups and Communities - Why a Robust Startup Community Is Everything
Date: Oct 11, 19
Time: 12:00 pm - 13:15 pm
Location: Copper Ballroom, Tucson Convention Center

Founder, Startup, and Communities: Why a Robust Startup Scene Is Everything. Chris Heivly co-founded MapQuest (which sold to AOL for $1.2 billion) and was sole managing director of 77 Capital (a $25 million venture fund). Heivly currently serves as one…

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Fourth Industrial Revolution And You: Dr. Jay Richards
Date: Oct 18, 19
Time: 08:30 am - 09:45 am
Location: Copper Ballroom, Tucson Convention Center

The coming of the 4th Industrial Revolution has been vaunted as catastrophe for society as we know it, yet at the same time holds untold opportunity to empower communities worldwide. Dr. Jay Richards is an author and expert in the…

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