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StarChefs Conference Wants You to "Cook Your Culture"


Looking to see what will be the upcoming trends in the fast paced world of New York restaurants or a chance to meet your favorite chefs? StarChefs 12th Annual International Chefs Congress, which will be taking place October 22nd to 24th at the Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble St., Brookyn NY). Over the three days, chefs will be showcasing new dining trends and discussing challenges and opportunities in the culinary industry.

The culinary symposium and exhibition’s theme this year will be “Cook Your Culture”. Presentations, discussions, demos and workshops with over 150 top chefs, including Albert Adrià, José Andrés and Wylie Dufresne, will be framed around the values, culture and influences that have permeated their work.

Industry trendmakers presenting include:

  • Albert Adrià (Enigma)
  • José Andrés (minibar by José Andrés)
  • Francisco Migoya (Modernist Cuisine)
  • Pierre Hermé (Pierre Hermé Paris)
  • Wylie Dufresne (Du's Donuts & Coffee)
  • Richard Blais (Juniper & Ivy)
  • Daniela Soto-Innes (Atla)
  • Curtis Stone (Gwen)
  • Aaron Bludorn (Cafe Boulud)
  • Alvin Cailan (Amboy)
  • Ryan Chetiyawardana (Dandelyan)
  • Jillian Vose (The Dead Rabbit)
  • Jaime Young (Sunday in Brooklyn)

For more info, go to:

StarChefs 12th Annual International Chefs Congress
October 22 - 24

Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Sync Summit Brings Together Best in Multi-Media


The world of music and multimedia is a difficult one to navigate, but the Sync Summit is here to help. Sync Summit is based around making sure that every attendee gets the highest level – and the greatest chances of success in the music for visual/interactive media market. At Sync Summit New York 2017, running June 12 - 13,  you’ll get unprecedented access to the information and the contacts you need to succeed in syncing and scoring your music.

The Sync Competition is a chance for you to sync your music to videos provided by major music supervisors who will then judge the results.  And, while we’ll never promise you’ll get a sync by competing, all past winners have gone on successfully work on sync projects. Sync Summit connects you to the speakers and other attendees before the event so that you can network and set up meetings to discuss working together.

To learn more, go to:

June 12 - 13, 2017


Split Screen Festival: The Past, Present, & Future of TV

The Get Down

For several years now we have been in what some would consider a “golden age” for television, with many long form shows on the air, and more daring material emerging on streaming services like Netflix. Celebrating both great works in scripted shows and the future to come with more independent and DIY style creators, the inaugural Split Screen Festival (June 2 - 8, 2017) brings together a plethora of guests, screenings and premieres. Held at the IFC Center (323 6th Ave, New York, NY), the festival is curated by one of television's biggest fans, author and critic Matt Zoller Seitz, and is split into four categories:

  • Premieres: Get a first look at new series.
  • Close-Up: Intimate discussions with actors.
  • Showcase: An indepth look at series with discussions by directors, producers, writers, and actors.
  • Rewind: A look back at classic moments in television with the people who helped make them.

The Split Screen Festival will include guests from shows such as Better Call Saul, Mr. Robot, Sneaky Pete, Orphan Black, The Sopranos, The Get Down, and more.  

To learn more, go to:

The Split Screen Festival

June 2 - 8, 2017

IFC Center
323 6th Ave.
New York, NY 10014

BookExpo & BookCon 2017: The Literary Dynamic Duo at the Javits

Featuring some of the biggest names in publishing, BookExpo returns to the Jacob Javits Center May 31 to June 4th with everything from cooking, to art, to YA fiction. A new edition to BooxExpo is BookCon (think New York Comic Con but with a literary touch. Makes sense since both are organized by ReedPOP) with special events for young and old alike.

The likes of Abrams, Scholastic, and more exhibit their upcoming works while panels examine book marketing, the future of the literary business, and how to promote international titles, to name a few.

There will also be the plethora of signings from authors and personalities such as Mike Tyson(!), Gene Luen Yang, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, rum historian Fred Minnick, and many more.

To learn more, go to:

BookExpo 2017
May 31- June 4, 2017

Jacob Javits Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

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