Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
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Friday, October 4 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm
The Next 100 Years of Industry: A Conversation with Elaine Rocha and Marcela Tabares

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Thought leaders from a diverse array of industries and expertise are on-stage in The New School during its celebratory week. These short, inspiring dialogues mingle with audience participation in a design tool, What is the NOW/What is the NEW, on different needs in society today—and these ideas spark the debate and discussion from our invited leaders.

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Marcela Tabares

Senior Vice President, Strategic Insights and Research at A+E Networks
Marcela Tabares is Senior Vice President, Strategic Insights and Research at A+E Networks (A&E, Lifetime, History, FYI, LMN, Viceland). Marcela leads her team in investigating socio-cultural and consumer-behavioral shifts, partnering with anthropologists, sociologists and data scientists... Read More →
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Elaine Rocha

Global COO of AIG,
Elaine A. Rocha is the Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) for AIG Investments based in New York City. In this role, Elaine works in close partnership with leaders around the world to strengthen operating performance, to drive overall business and technology strategy, and provide... Read More →
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Melissa Rancourt

Academic Director of Global Executive MS in Strategic Design and Management
Melissa leads the Global Executive Masters of Science Degree in Strategic Design & Management at Parsons School of Design. This degree, designed for professionals, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who have already forged a path in their professional lives, is 18-months in length and includes experience in three international intensives in Paris, New York and Shanghai.Melissa... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Tishman Auditorium - U100