SBU Discovery Prize Competition
2:30-5 p.m., Charles B. Wang Center Theatre, Stony Brook
Stony Brook University presents the final round of its annual faculty-award competition, with four finalists competing for $200,000 to support their STEM-focused, discovery-driven research. Registration and more information.
Improve Your Business (And Your Life) By Changing The Way You Think
9:30-11:30 a.m., FSC Small Business Development Center
The Farmingdale State College SBDC presents an informative workshop featuring “wellbeing facilitator” Bill Fauth, a certified practitioner of the Psych-K method. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.
Cocktails & Chromosomes
7-8 p.m., Six Harbors Brewing Co., Huntington
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory presents its latest science social, this time featuring a quantitative biology discussion with Assistant Professor Ullas Pedmale, an expert in how plants see, sense their neighbors, taste and even smell. Free admission, BYOB, limited seating, registration required. Registration and more information.
Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency Regular Meeting
12:30 p.m., H. Lee Dennison Building, Hauppauge
The Suffolk County IDA holds its regular monthly meeting in Media Room No. 184 of the Dennison administrative building. Main monthly meeting scheduled to be preceded by a meeting the IDA’s Audit and Finance Committee beginning at 11 a.m. Open to the public.
LIMBA 2019 Breakfast Series: Alexcy Romero
8 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, Ronkonkoma
Long Island Metro Business Action presents Fire Island National Seashore Superintendent Alexcy Romero in an interactive discussion with LIMBA’s Bill Miller and Ernie Fazio on the national park’s role in Long Island history. The 2019 Breakfast Series is supported by premiere sponsors Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles LLP, Bradley & Parker and Gershow Recycling. Registration and more information.
LISTnet Tech Together Happy Hour
5-7:30 p.m., Jewel Restaurant, Melville
The Long Island Software & Technology Network presents its Spring 2019 elbow-rubber, featuring people and organizations from throughout the regional business, tech and creative communities. Registration and more information.
WordPress 102 – Content Creation, Management and SEO
9:30-11:30 a.m., FSC Small Business Development Center
The Farmingdale State College SBDC presents a class on creating, updating and managing WordPress content, including instruction on editing posts and pages, working with the media library, “tagging” content and using HTML to improve search-engine optimization. Pricing, registration and more information available here.
Relationship Building Through Networking
7:30-10 a.m., Adelphi University Hauppauge Center
Business-networking group Long Island Advancement of Small Business presents David Gussin of 516Ads/631Ads leading a workshop on best business-networking practices. Admission is free for LIASB members. Pre-registration is required. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.
Artificial Intelligence: Fueling the Next Wave of Innovation
8 a.m.-1 p.m., NYIT De Seversky Mansion, Old Westbury
The New York Institute of Technology presents a day-long seminar featuring industry experts discussing an array of cutting-edge artificial-intelligence developments, including the implementation of advanced AI tech in customer-engagement, banking, finance, HR, health, marketing and cybersecurity systems, as well as the future of AI-driven education and employment. Open to the public, pre-registration is required. Registration and more information.
United Way of Long Island – LIVE UNITED Celebration
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury
The United Way of Long Island’s annual A-list fundraising networker will honor top volunteer (and UWLI board member) Robert Wild, “corporate champion” Geico and the Building & Construction Trades Council of Nassau & Suffolk Counties, UWLI’s 2019 “labor champion.” Sponsors include Hofstra University, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, Adelphi University, Farrell Fritz and Northwell Health, among others. Sponsorship opportunities available. Sponsorships, ticket pricing, registration, more info right here.
First-Annual Long Island Bitcoin Pizza Day
6-9 p.m., LaunchPad Huntington
Long Island Blockchain and LaunchPad Huntington mark Bitcoin Pizza Day (celebrating a 2010 purchase of two Papa John’s pizzas, recognized as the first-ever bitcoin-funded purchase) with a bitcoin demonstration, pizza party and comedy show by Biz Blast Radio. Admission is free, pre-registration is required. Registration and more information.
Town of Brookhaven Job Fair 2019
5:30-8 p.m., Brookhaven Town Hall, Farmingville
Brookhaven’s Office of Economic Development presents the town’s annual job fair, featuring free admission for job-seekers and a multitude of regional opportunities for recent grads and seasoned professionals alike. Presenting companies can call the Office of Economic Development at (631) 451-6563 for early-bird registration rates (before May 1). More information available here.
Collaborate With Edge Leadership Conference 2019
1-8:30 p.m., Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury
The Ivy Network and The Women’s Collaborative of the Long Island Association present a day-long leadership and networking conference designed to inspire and empower the next generation of female leaders, featuring a keynote by Long Island author Alyson Richman and a heavy-hitting lineup of sponsors and panelists. Workshop presenters include EisnerAmper and Hofstra University, among others. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.
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