CONNEXXPO is a series of events that zooms in on a topic and connects people that have an interest in that topic. At MIXXER, we find that many perspectives add value to the conversation, and when we learn other points of view we often leave with a deeper understanding.

How CONNEXXPO works:

Each event takes place on Friday evening from 7 to 9 pm each month. 

1st Friday: CONNEXXPO – Jam Session. We focus on musical instruments and Hi-Fidelity Gear.

2nd Friday: CONNEXXPO – Tech. We pick a technology or a technical field and locate experts and aficionados to present ideas and demonstrations.

3rd Friday: CONNEXXPO – DIY. We’ll cover topics from furniture and home repair to fashion and apparel.

4th Friday: CONNEXXPO – Change the World. We’ll cover topics of global importance and create new worlds at MIXXER.

CONNEXXPO – Jam Session takes place on the First Friday of each month in conjunction with the Downtown Arts District Gallery Hop. MIXXER becomes a connection point for musicians and folks interested in the construction of musical instruments and high-fidelity sound equipment. Bring your musical instrument or hi-fi equipment for show and tell, to ask for advice, or just to geek out over the quality of equipment that people in our community make. Let us know if you want to be a CONNEXXPERT at an upcoming Jam Session.

CONNEXXPO – Tech takes place on the Second Friday of each month. Tech. We pick a technology or a technical field and locate CONNEXXPERTS and aficionados to share ideas and demonstrations. Check out the Events Calendar for upcoming CONNEXXPO topics. SIgn up to be a CONNEXXPERT. What Topics would you like for us to cover at CONNEXPO? Tell us. [email protected]

Topics for CONNEXXPO – Tech:

  • 3D Printing
  • Software
  • Coding
  • Web Design
  • Virtual Reality
  • Wearable Tech
  • Drones
  • 3D Design

CONNEXXPO – DIY events cover topics from furniture and home repair to fashion and apparel. Expect to see demonstrations and even participate in hands-on activities. Feel free to bring your own DIY project example, and sign up to be a CONNEXXPERT. Check out the Events Calendar for upcoming CONNEXXPO topics. What Topics would you like for us to cover at CONNEXPO? Tell us. [email protected]

Topics for CONNEXXPO – DIY:

  • Furniture
  • Painting/Refinishing
  • Kitchen/Bath/Storage
  • Apparel
  • Home Repair
  • Repair Cafe

CONNEXXPO – Change The World  We’ll cover topics of global importance and create new worlds at MIXXER.  We’ll cover topics ranging from entrepreneurship, to clean energy and electric vehicles, to cosplay and gaming. Check out the Events Calendar for upcoming CONNEXXPO topics and sign up to be a CONNEXXPERT. What Topics would you like for us to cover at CONNEXPO? Tell us. [email protected]

Topics for CONNEXXPO – Change The World:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Clean Energy
  • Cosplay
  • Gaming

Agenda:

7:00-7:05 pm Welcome

All events start promptly at 7 pm. MIXXER will welcome everyone and give a quick background on Mixxer for any new guests.

7:05-7:15 pm Introductions

We’ll introduce each CONNEXXPERT and let them have 2 mins to tell the audience who they are, why they are here relevant to the topic, and about themselves and/or their organization.

7:15-7:20 pm Audience Engagement

We’ll check to see who’s in the audience and what interests them in the topic.

7:20-8:00 pm Show ‘N Tell

Each CONNEXXPERT will give a short presentation and answer up to 2 questions from the audience. The length of time each speaker gets to present is dependent on how many CONNEXXPERTs are at the event. Each may include videos, props, demos, etc. CONNEXXPERTs let us know ahead of time if they require a special AV setup or demo area. We’ll make every effort to accommodate those requests.

8:00-9:00 pm Mixx & Mingle

We’ll invite the CONNEXXPERTs and attendees to mixx & mingle. You can get one on one time with others to get more detailed information. We’ll also have designated tour guides to give tours of the building and sign-up new members.

What would you like to learn more about at CONNEXXPO? Tell us. [email protected]

 

MIXXER is a work in progress. Our community of makers is very resourceful and can often pull together what’s necessary to get the job done. However, you may need to bring your own A/V equipment if your presentation requires it. Be sure to let us know if you have a need for any special equipment. We have dirty workspace and outdoor space if necessary to accommodate your contribution.

Volunteering as a CONNEXXPO Ambassador is a great way to be a part of MIXXER. We need volunteers to greet visitors, give tours of the studios, and keep the action moving during CONNEXXPO .

You need not be a professional to present at CONNEXXPO. If you find an upcoming topic interesting, or if you would like to share information with the community about something you are passionate about, let us know and we’ll connect you with the MIXXER community as a CONNEXXPERT!