Stuff we’re thinking about going to

Friendly skies: Farmingdale State College's Aviation Flight Center hosts a six-week UAS Drone Certification class beginning Sept. 8.


August 18
Krazfest 2018

Noon-8 p.m., 166 West 21st St., Huntington
Long Island Visual Professionals board member Michael Krasowitz and his wife, Wendi Krasowitz, along with LIVP founder Paul Lipsky, present a day-long mashup of Long Island’s most creative visual and spoken-word artists, featuring music, dancing, poetry, singing, rapping, visual arts and other live performances. Admission is free but visitors are requested to bring a food or beverage to share. Registration and more information.

August 21
Your Trade Show Booth: Tips From the Experts
8:30-11 a.m., Stony Brook University SBDC 
The SBU Small Business Development Center presents a free workshop focused on attracting visitors to trade-show booths, arranging displays and other advice on how minor efforts can lead to major results, moderated by Brian Cohen, vice president of the Brookhaven Business Advisory Council. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required. Registration and more information.

August 22
The Art of Negotiation
10 a.m.-noon, SBU Business Incubator at Calverton
Stony Brook University’s Small Business Development Center presents a free discussion with comedian, motivational speaker and writer Rosemarie Kluepfel focused on body language, human emotion and other important aspects of effective negotiation skills. Pre-registration is required. Registration and more information.

August 23
Suffolk County Industrial Development Association regular meeting
12:30 p.m., H. Lee Dennison Building, Hauppauge 
The Suffolk County IDA presents its regular monthly meeting in Media Room No. 184, located on the lower lever of the county’s Dennison administration building. Open the public.

August 24
LIMBA 2018 Breakfast Series: Samuel Stanley
8 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, Ronkonkoma
Long Island Metro Business Action presents Stony Brook University President Samuel Stanley Jr., an Albert Schweitzer fellow of the Harvard Medical School and the fifth person (and first MD) to serve as SBU president, in an interactive discussion with LIMBA’s Bill Miller and Ernie Fazio on regional economic-development issues. The 2018 Breakfast Series is supported by premiere sponsors Bradley & Parker and Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles LLP; the Aug. 24 forum is co-sponsored by ULC Robotics. Registration and more information.

August 27
Patchogue Young Professionals: Dinner & Drinks at Rhum
6-9 p.m., Rhum, Patchogue
The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce presents a rooftop networker featuring the owners and operators of Rhum discussing how their company culture helped grow the Rooted Hospitality Group to include multiple restaurants around the country. Space is limited.  Admission price includes dinner and one drink ticket. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.

August 29
Access Funding For Your Business
9:30 a.m.-noon, Stony Brook University SBDC 
The SBU Small Business Development Center presents a free workshop focused on funding options for small businesses, featuring one-on-one discussions with bankers, alternative lenders and representatives of the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Pre-registration is required. Registration and more information

September 8
Long Island Breakfast Club monthly meeting
9 a.m., Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island 
The Long Island Breakfast Club, a “socialpreneur” network promoting workforce development for midlife professionals, presents its next regularly scheduled eat-and-greet. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here; interested persons can also email or call Valentina Janek at (516) 314-8989. 

September 8
UAS Drone Certification Class
9 a.m.-noon, Farmingdale State College Aviation Flight Center
Farmingdale State’s AFC offers a six-session drone-pilot certification program focused on the safe operation of drones in the National Airspace System. The program also prepares participants for an FAA licensing examination required to operate drones for commercial purposes. Classes slated to meet for six consecutive Saturdays, through Oct. 13. Registration and more information.

September 12
Ben and Jerry: An Evening of Entrepreneurial Spirit, Social Responsibility and Radical Business Philosophy
7-8:30 p.m., Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, Garden City 
Adelphi’s Hagedorn Lectureship on Corporate and Social Responsibility welcomes Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the founders of Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Inc., one of the most talked-about and least conventional success stories in American business history. The lecture, which includes an audience Q&A, will be followed by a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream social for all ticket-holders. Admission is free for Adelphi students but pre-registration is required; ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.

September 14
Long Island Capital Alliance Capital Forum
8-11 a.m., RXR Plaza, Melville
The LICA presents its quarterly entrepreneurs-meet-investors breakfast showcase, this time focused on emerging companies in the software, Internet and technology sectors. Event sponsors include EisnerAmper, NYIT, the Suffolk County IDA and Carter DeLuca Farrell & Schmidt. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.

September 21-23
Startup Weekend Long Island
Fri.-Sun., LaunchPad Huntington
Techstars and LaunchPad Huntington present a weekend-long event for early-stage entrepreneurs jam-packed with vital lessons on prototyping and validating ideas, leveraging feedback and pitching to potential investors. The public is invited to attend Friday’s opening-night festivities and Sunday’s pitch round, with participants presenting ideas to a panel of experienced VCs. Sponsorship and limited scholarship opportunities are available. Registration and more information.    

September 26-28
LIBDC 49th Annual Business Development Conference
Weds.-Fri., Montauk Yacht Club
The Long Island Business Development Council presents its annual networking and workshop conference, bringing together business and government leaders for lively discussions and sessions focused on the region’s top sectors, the economy and more. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration and more information.

October 15
Long Island SummIT Awards
6-9 p.m., Garden City Hotel
The Long Island Software & Technology Network presents the 22nd annual LISA event, honoring the region’s top IT professionals. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities available. Information on sponsorships, advertising, ticket prices and registration available here.

October 16
CEWIT 14th Annual International Conference on Emerging Technologies for a Smarter World
All day, Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology, Stony Brook
Stony Brook University presents CEWIT2018, a gathering of researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs from around the globe centered on new technologies and the latest advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and personalized medicine. Sponsorship opportunities available. Registration and more information.


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