Sector Mash 2018


Sector Mash: Where Innovators in Technology Meet Innovators in Art

A kickoff event for BTV Ignite’s Innovation Week! October 15, 2018, 5pm-9pm at Generator, 40 Sears Lane, Burlington. FREE and All-Ages. 

Big Heavy World, Code for BTV, and UVM's Office of the Vice President for Research present a night of discovery and networking, bringing Vermont’s tech and arts communities together to learn about resources, technologies that spark the arts, and each other! Artists, technologists, and entrepreneurs: Come for demos introducing artists to new technologies and creative outlets; lightning talks from organizations that support creativity and innovation; and a mixer with live music at The South End Arts & Innovation District’s cultural headquarters! The event kicks-off Innovation Week, a city-wide celebration of technology and innovation presented by BTV ignite.

Dr. Richard Galbraith, Vice President for Research at UVM, said of Sector Mash, “Our goal in sponsoring this unique event is to foster and encourage the use of cutting edge technology to inform and augment art in all its forms.”

James Lockridge, a co-Captain of Code for BTV, Vermont’s Code for America brigade of Civic Technologists, said, “Call it multi-sector social capital building, or call it a party! The artists and innovators of our region know that building personal and institutional bridges is how we’ll get to the best future possible. Sector Mash is an opportunity to meet friends, discover resources and strengthen our community’s innovative spirit.”

The event is sponsored by UVM Office of the Vice President for ResearchCode for BTVBig Heavy World105.9FM The RadiatorBTV IgniteVermont Creative Network, and Burlington Telecom

Technology Demonstrations for the Creative Community 5pm-9pm
Experience new technologies and generate your own ideas for how to apply them in your creative work or business! Featuring virtual reality and other demonstrations curated by Community of Opportunity participants. Light fare/hors d’oeuvres served.
Community of Opportunity: Lightning talks from resources for innovators 6pm-7:30pm
Organizations describe the resources they offer to inspire and empower our innovation community, in three minutes or less! Artists, inventors, technologists, makers and entrepreneurs will learn about resources that help you achieve your unique vision. Cash bar. Presenters include BTV Ignite, Code for BTV, Fresh Tracks’ Road Pitch, UVM Vice President for Research Office, the Vermont Creative Network, and more.

Meetup of Meetups 7:30pm-9pm
Community of Opportunity becomes a social networking opportunity of historic proportions, with technology, arts and entrepreneur meetups from throughout the region gathering to make connections and enjoy the company of their lively creative and business community. Cash bar (ID required).

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Innovation Week Schedule Event Page:

For more information about the Sector Mash event, contact Nick Floersch,
For more information about BTV Ignite and Innovation Week, contact Dennis Moynihan,
For more information about the UVM Office of the Vice President for Research, contact Dan Harvey,

About Code for BTV: Code for BTV is an official Code for AmericaBrigade that facilitates sustainable collaborations on civic software and open data projects between coders, designers, and organizations (both governmental and non-governmental) in Vermont. A program of Big Heavy World.

About UVM Office of the Vice President for Research: The University of Vermont is home to a diversity of research programs led by world-class faculty across disciplines. Innovative and creative work at UVM has advanced new ways of thinking about the environment, social systems and human health, supported statewide economic development, and launched new technologies. UVM research and scholarship has also enriched the lives of many thousands of students, both graduate and undergraduate, who chose the University of Vermont expressly for the opportunity to work with faculty mentors in the lab, the studio, and the field.
About BTV Ignite: BTV Ignite is a non-profit organization sponsored by government, business, and academic stakeholders of Burlington. Founded in 2014,  BTV Ignite was created to help take advantage of Burlington's city-wide fiber optic gigabit network infrastructure, unlocking the potential of this world-class digital resource. BTV Ignite is bringing together the energy and activities of our sponsors and the community to create opportunities -- to start and grow new businesses, create new jobs and promote the skills needed to fill them, offer STEM experiences for our students, launch "smart" city services, and ensure these opportunities are inclusive and accessible for everyone.    Burlington reputation as a innovation hot spot is rapidly growing, and we're working to spread the word.