Investing in Creativity

Oct 19, 2017 @ 7 p.m. in San Francisco
Creativity is turning new ideas into reality. Creativity can be described as the ability to perceive the world in new ways and to solve problems. It involves two processes: thinking, then making. In this talk series, we'll welcome three creatives to the stage to discuss the value of investing in creativity, their practices, and discoveries throughout their creative careers.

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Madelin Woods
CEO at Walden
Madelin is an independent entrepreneur, engineer, designer, and artist living in New York. She was an early engineer at Square, and has since worked with Facebook,, and many small startups. She's currently working on helping people take creative time off.
Abdul Wahid Ovaice
Creative Director at Collective Health
Abdul Wahid Ovaice is Creative Director and Graphic Designer with 17+ years of experience. He takes creative expression inspired by art, music, fashion, nature, science, and technology to produce work that has emotional resonance with his audience. Abdul Wahid has worked worked with the most innovative companies in the world — from Apple, Square, Nest Labs, Uber, and Collective Health — to enrich lives and push the human race forward.
Lance Cassidy
Founder and CEO of DX Labs Design

Being able to convey your vision in a clear and inspiring narrative is critical to on-boarding talent, recruiting investors, communicating with customers, and recruiting key partners. However, how often do we take a step back take a step back to think deeply about our moonshots? Join Lance Cassidy, founder of DXLabs, as he speaks about how to apply Futurecasting, a process for identifying your moonshot with science fiction and connecting it with actions you can take today.