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2016 Programming


PLAYDIATE: EDUCATION, INNOVATION & LEARNING SERIES

All events below plus additional programming at the Playaskool Dome, 3:00 & Esplanade

TUESDAY New Tech City: Social Innovation Futures

10-5 PM - ALL DAY PLAYASKOOL DOME

Creative autonomous zones & cities of the future....resiliency, thrivability, open data mixing genomes and biometrics with our passwords and cryptocurrencies. 

What's your future look like? Social entrepreneurs and free culture makers, hack the system and mash the sectors.

WEDNESDAY Space Summit

10-5 PM - ALL DAY PLAYASKOOL DOME

Space! Final frontiers start here. Ships, tech, colonization, the future of space 

experiences. Meet spacecraft makers and inventors of new worlds. Bring your own 

spaceship - feel free to unmask and show your alien heritage. Free for all galactic 

travelers. Cargo cult broadcast to all space pioneers: share what you're working on 

and find other space geeks to play with. No intergalactic visas required. 

THURSDAY TEDxBRC: Paradigm Shift

Our speakers and performers reflect a wide variety of the creative dimensions of 

Black Rock City. TEDxBlackRockCity will provide a stage for some of Burning 

Man’s most visionary inhabitants to speak about their ideas and their creations. 

On a deeper level, it will draw on the very values of Burning Man, whose Ten 

Principles will provide touchstones for the speakers in their talks. It is intended, 

above all, to foster creativity among all of its remarkable participants — both on 

stage and off — drawing on the uniquely dynamic community of Burning Man to 

concoct an exemplar of that fertile soup churning with creative sparks. 

FRIDAY: TRANSFORMATIONAL LEARNING ~BURNING NERDS~ 

GLOBAL UNCONFERENCE

10-5 PM – ALL DAY PLAYASKOOL DOME

10:00 AM- Open Space – sign up for afternoon sessions. Welcome by Nolan 

Bushnell Go out and have a transformational adventure!

12:30PM -Potlatch BYO DIY, food, guest talks on educational technologies, 

learning and engagement, games, core and flipping blended experiential 

interactivity. Talk with Singularity University & THNK.

1:30PM UNCONFERENCE – OPEN SESSIONS FOR EVERYONE

Burning Nerds, Geeks & Doctors....Bring your own talks!

5 MIN SPARK TALKS on your latest research

30 MIN & 1 HR CONVERSATIONS on your geeky educational interests

4PM- Closing by Brian Behlendorf with a reading of your collective 

manifesto for learning

4:20PM- Burning Nerds Cocktail Hour

SATURDAY: BURNING MAN IN THE WORLD

How does playa culture create ripples with momentum in our communities?

11-1PM PLAYASKOOL DOME

11:00 Burners Without Burners – Carmen Mauk

11:30 Burning Man Project & Global Network – James Hanusa & Meghan 

Rutigliano

12:00 Black Rock Arts Foundation - Tomas McCabe

12:30 Black Rock Solar – Paddy McCully

Earlier Event: September 2
TEDxBlackRockCity