Join us on October 20th as Scott Phillips shares with us the leadership role engineers and technologists can take in helping reinvent and reinvigorate Tulsa. Scott will present his vision for Raw Space, an environment for engineers and technologists to thrive and develop. Raw Space has been proposed for Vision 2025 funding to build a “globally unique innovation space” that puts modern manufacturing tools and technology — like 3-D printers — into the hands of the community on a large scale.
Scott Phillips presents - Raw Space: A New Globally Unique Vision for Tulsa
Imagine a place in Tulsa that is a sort of cauldron, percolating with excitement, energy, and opportunity. A place where ideas become reality, inspiration meets perspiration and dreams come alive. This is real, this is now, this is Raw Space.
The world’s first industrial sized multi-use, multi-function innovation space with multiple synergistic organizations housed under one roof. Each organization standing on its own merits, globally unique, with its own audience, community and mission. But beyond that, a textbook example where the value of the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, seeding Tulsa’s future as the Silicon Valley of the maker movement.
Raw Space will be the rebirth of Tulsa’s most historically significant industrial facility: the Oklahoma Iron Works just northeast of downtown. Originally built in 1911, in its heyday the site, more recently referred to as Evans Fintube, was Tulsa’s largest industrial manufacturing facility forging the steel that built Tulsa and the oil industry that made us famous. Resurrecting this facility is our chance to resurrect Tulsa as a world leader in industry, technology, innovation and commerce. Except this time, instead of serving as a physical crucible of industry, Raw Space will serve as a metaphorical crucible; a melting pot of community and opportunity where the raw ingredients are people and ideas, and the output is technology and innovation.
Not only will Raw Space serve as a lightning rod for innovation, it will serve as an anchor to the adjacent Crutchfield neighborhood where it will play a major role in restoring the neighborhood’s vibrancy and making it the epicenter of innovation and creativity in Tulsa.
For more information about Raw Space Tulsa visit http://www.rawspacetulsa.com/
About our speaker:
Mr. Scott Phillips is a visionary leader, serial entrepreneur, and innovative community builder. His passion lives at the intersection of entrepreneurship, the maker movement, and civic technology, three transformative movements that he believes are democratizing how we live, work and play.
Scott is the founder of Civic Ninjas, a national organization that grew out of his local efforts to enable serendipity. Civic Ninjas is dedicated to solving community and municipal problems through the intelligent use of technology. They have worked with an impressive list of partners including the White House, FEMA, Department of Homeland Security, Mozilla, Intel, Code for America, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation among others.
Scott is CEO of Isocentric Networks, a leading data center services company in Oklahoma. Since co-founding Isocentric Networks in 1999, Scott has witnessed a revolution in how entrepreneurs access technology and has a keen understanding of how technology access can empower entrepreneurs.
In 2013, Scott was recognized by President Obama as a Champion of Change in Civic Hacking. Scott has extensive public speaking experience on various topics including entrepreneurship, the maker movement and civic technology.
Mr. Phillips holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University.
Networking Dinner - 6:00 pm
Presentation - 7:00 pm
Cost - $20ea (the cost of dinner)
Please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015.
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The Learning Center
Room 137 (1st Floor) <<--ROOM CHANGE
4502 E 41st St
Tulsa, OK 74135
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