Stuff we’re thinking about going to

Bern, baby, Bern: New York Yankees great Bernie Williams will come out swinging at the ACIT Distinguished Business Leaders & Awards Luncheon, Dec. 8 in Woodbury.


Nov. 29
017 HITLAB World Cup
2 p.m., Lerner Hall, Columbia University, NYC
Focused on “Voice-Activated Technology in Diabetes,” the 11th-annual World Cup hosted by healthcare-technology innovation supporter HITLAB and Novo Nordisk invites international teams to present original solutions to pressing global healthcare challenges, with $75,000 in research-funding, business-building prize money at stake. Five finalists will also be invited to present their solutions to audiences at the 2017 HITLAB Innovators Summit, held this same week in NYC. More information on World Cup rules and eligibility, plus competition and general-attendance registration, awaits here.

Dec. 1
Food, Beverage and Ag-Tech Capital Forum

8-11 a.m., RXR Plaza, Melville
The Long Island Capital Alliance presents its final quarterly entrepreneurs-meet-investors breakfast networker of 2017, featuring short company presentations, a Q&A with a panel of industry experts and an audience filled with potential investors. Registration and more information.

Dec. 1
16th Annual Smart Growth Summit
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury
Vision Long Island presents a day-long trade show/networking event features workshops, technical workgroups, a youth summit and plenary sessions focused on local, regional and national issues facing mixed-use development. The organization is accepting programming suggestions through Aug. 31 at Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, call (631) 261-0242; online registration available.

Dec. 6
Dean’s Hour: New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law
12:30-2 p.m., Nassau County Bar Association, Mineola
The Nassau Bar’s Women in the Law Committee and corporate partner Champion Office Suites present a discussion on NYS family-leave law (worth one credit in professional practice or skills). Registration and more information at (516) 747-4070 or email

Dec. 8
Workforce 2025: Middle Skills
8 a.m.-noon, Farmingdale State College Campus Center
The Long Island STEM Hub and the Long Island chapter of the Workforce Development Institute present interactive workshops for educators and business leaders exploring projected regional workforce needs in 2025, and the preparation, recruitment and training required to meet them. Registration and more information.

Dec. 8
ACIT Distinguished Business Leaders & Awards Luncheon
11:30 a.m., Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury
Advancement for Commerce, Industry and Technology’s annual awards luncheon honors Anne Nikas-Brigis, president and CEO of YMCA of Suffolk County Inc., and Ernie Canadeo, founder and CEO of The EGC Group. Featuring master of ceremonies Ed Randall, a longtime New York radio and TV personality and published author, and a keynote by New York Yankees great Bernie Williams, the event is slated to begin with a networking hour at 11:30 a.m., followed by programming at 12:30 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities available. Registration and more information.

Dec. 11
To Deduct or Not to Deduct: Income Tax Deductions and Deduction “Mistakes”
6:30-8 p.m., Nassau County Bar Association, Mineola 
The Nassau Bar hosts a panel of attorneys
and CPAs discussing income-tax deductions, common mistakes made on tax returns, audits and criminal investigations. The program is free to attend, with an optional feel of $30 to receive 1.5 CLE credits (free for current Domus Scholars). Pre-registration required. Registration and more information at (516) 747-4070.

Dec. 13
Breaking Into Your Career In Tech
6-8 p.m., Tech Incubator, Queens College
Long Island Women in Tech partners with Queens College to present a panel discussion and networking mixer. Students, industry professionals and LIWiT  members are welcome to join in the discussion exploring a variety of careers in technology and how to get started early in your education or even mid-career. Registration and more information.

Dec. 18
Long Island Tech Day
Noon-6 p.m., Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City
Billed as the biggest tech expo for Long Island technology companies, with presenters showcasing cutting-edge wares for consumers, high-caliber investors, media, fresh talent and other tech enthusiasts. Sponsorship opportunities still available. Sponsorship and registration information.

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