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Future Frontiers: Crossing Boundaries of Innovation, Technology and Design

Come join us for an interactive evening including happy hour, exhibition, panel discussion and networking event! We're bringing together creative and forward-thinking leaders in design, tech, and fashion to explore technology’s role in the future of the design. We'll address how design and technology are interacting, and how these changes will impact designers and design careers in the future.

Panelists include Francis Bitonti, Asher Levine and Billie Whitehouse; award winning industry pioneers from around the United States in fashion, wearable tech, innovation and sustainability. The discussion will explore technology’s role in the future of design.

Dr. Todd S. Harple, Director, Experience Innovation and Pathfinding, Olympic Technology Group; Intel Jim Chi, Vice President e.dye Limited


Francis Bitonti
Designer & Technologist Bitonti Studio
Francis Bitonti blends computational design techniques with emerging technologies to usher in a new manufacturing paradigm that is itself a unique form of design. Bitonti’s trademark process merges cutting-edge digital design and manufacturing technologies that transform industrialized systems. In doing so, he blurs the line between designer, technologist and industrialist.

Asher Levine
Luxury Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur
Asher Levine's eponymous label merges conceptual design and emerging technologies through radically new products within the luxury market. Asher Levine has a cult following amongst musicians and the intellectual elite who seek unique and modern design

Billie Whitehouse 
CEO, Designer and Director of Wearable X
Billie Whitehouse is the CEO, designer and director of Wearable X. Billie specializes in the unique combination of hardware, software and apparel for wearable technology products. Known for her development of Nadi X, state-of-the-art technology to optimize your yoga. Billie is invigorating the fashion industry and transforming it into a business focused on improving the quality of our lives. Billie is an aesthetic specialist with a naturally inquisitive nature towards technology and innovation. As a garment engineer she strongly believes people should not have to look like the technology that they have grown to love and depend on. Billie’s designs are sharp, experimental, naturally confident and subtly feminine in appearance integrated with the latest technology. Business Insider recently named Billie as one of the 30 most important women under 30 in tech and she was named in the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. The highlight for Billie in 2018 was winning The Fashion Group International, Design Technology Award, in 2017 it was being named one of the Most Innovative Companies in Fitness by Fast Co, in 2016 it was winning The Wearable Award in Paris at Show Room Privé as well as being featured on The Jimmy Fallon Show. Forbes recently compared Billie to Steve Jobs and Jerry Seinfeld because of an anthropological look at human centric design with humor.

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