MINKOFFS TO KEYNOTE: Rebecca and Uri Minkoff will keynote the Northside Festival’s Innovation track on June 9. Now in its eighth year, the Northside Festival is a Brooklyn, N.Y., event in which more than 100,000 creatives and taste-makers come together to discover “what’s next” in music, innovation, content and culture. The event runs June 6-12.
The Minkoffs will share their vision on the intersection of fashion and technology, including the utilization of virtual reality and drones in their fashion runway shows, their evolving the Fashion Week model to keep up with the pace of social media and consumer interest, and use of technology at the company’s retail stores.
A two-day conference and expo will be held during the festival on June 9 and 10. In addition to Minkoffs’ keynote, PayPal president and chief executive officer Dan Schulman will also speak at the conference on June 10. Other speakers include author Hayley Barna of First Round and BirchBox, Peter Olson of IDEO and Colin Nagy of the Barbarian Group.