Conscious is a multi-disciplinary artist, entrepreneur and modern day philosopher. Lending voice to an unbridled New York morning show as co-host of "TK in The AM" and curator of its music. One of the founders of independent radio station Bondfire Radio, part of a career of nearly two decades devoted to creating spaces for artists, public speakers and motivated thinkers as well as building progressive communities that enrich their many members. "Love, Peace & Equanimity." are three words he lives by that are apparent in all of the work that he's involved with.
Felicia Perry, an ARTreprenuer based in Minneapolis specializing in fashion, design, performance art, and curating spaces, has danced professionally with Ananya Dance Theatre and facilitated workshops across the globe. She is an activist who serves on the board of the Association for Black Economic Power. Felicia’s dedication to community has led to her work with the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition where she is a business resources liaison and an activator of vacant spaces as a means to economic and social development. She is an on air host of “DesignHER Life” at KRSM Community Radio station, where she interviews women and non-binary ARTreprenuers about creating their own life and career paths.
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Nancy Lyons is a CEO, entrepreneur, and all around good human who speaks about the intersection of leadership, entrepreneurialism, technology, and people. Through her candid writing and speaking, she explores the many facets of life at work and champions human-centered approaches to business. Seeing work and the culture of work as the next economic frontier, she pushes the progressive boundaries of how we think about professional and personal lives.
Nancy has been locally and nationally recognized for her role as owner and CEO of Clockwork. She is co-author of “Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process” (New Riders, 2012) and author of the upcoming book, “How to Win at Business by Being Nice to Humans.”
Valérie Déus is a Haitian American poet, emerging filmmaker and film programmer. Her work has been featured in The Brooklyn Rail, Midway, Why Vandalism, aforementionproductions, The Star Tribune, the St. Paul Almanac and The BeZine. Her chapbook, Skull-Filled Sun, is available on Amazon and her short first short film Downtown Daydreamswas accepted into the 2011 Co-Kisser Poetry Film Festival. When she's not writing or making shorts, she is the host of Project 35, a local radio show where she plays worldmusic and poetry. She is the programmer FilmNorth’s Cinema Lounge and the shorts programmer for The Provincetown Film Festival. She is in the process of completing her second short film Manifestasyon.