Apr
12
12:00 pm12:00

Bloody Brunch at Motorco

See how local Durhamites do brunch! Join your fellow attendees and presenters at Motorco for delicious Bloody Marys and brunch from Parts & Labor.

Location: Motorco Music Hall

Apr
12
Apr 13

Durham Art Walk Spring Market

The Durham Art Walk Spring Market, held April 12-13 2014 (Saturday from 10:00-5:00 & Sunday from 1:00-5:00) invites art lovers to downtown Durham for a weekend full of art and sunshine including: dazzling examples of local artistic talent, world-class restaurants, great shopping, innovative new businesses and fascinating historic sites. 

Visitors can purchase fine art and crafts, hear live musical performances, and enjoy delicious food at many downtown Durham sites including Durham Arts Council, The Durham Art Guild, the Armory and more!  Stop by the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St, downtown Durham to pick up your map and start your adventure!  The event is free and open to the public. Rain or shine. 

The Spring Market is produced and presented by the Durham Arts Council with support from MANY generous community sponsors. For more information, check out http://durhamartwalk.com.

Apr
12
10:00 am10:00

Durham Farmer's Market

Finish out the festival by picking up some local produce and goodies at the Durham Farmer's Market!

Location: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park

<a name="DanceParty"></a>The Dance Party at the End of the Universe, Presented by Shoeboxed
Apr
11
Apr 12

The Dance Party at the End of the Universe, Presented by Shoeboxed

Join us for the ultimate after-party: The Dance Party at the End of the Universe featuring DJ Rang and DJ Forge! The party will start immediately after the Collider Party and feature upbeat music, dancing and lots of fun. The event will be free for Paradoxos badge holders and $5 for those without a badge. Ages 18+ only.

Location: The Pinhook

Apr
11
9:00 pm21:00

Professor Toon & the Real Laww with Must Be the Holy Ghost & Cracker and the Doctor

Head over to The Pinhook for a great show during the Collider Party. It's right across the street from Paradoxos Village, so it's definitely possible to attend both events!

Professor Toon is a record producer, song writer, artist and musician from Durham, NC. His style of production channels electro-pop influences with a modern hip-hop backdrop, vocal samples from soul and rock songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. 

The Real Laww is a Marine, singer, rapper, song writer and producer. He was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and now lives in Durham. The Real Laww is the Winner of the 2013 Carolina Music Awards for Best Male Hip Hop Artist and Nominee for Video of the Year with “Ninjas in DURM“. Also winner of the 2012 Carolina Music Awards for Video of the Year with “International Laww” and nominated for Best Male Hip Hop Artist of the year. Currently Number 1 on reverbnation in North Carolina for Rap.

Must Be the Holy Ghost is the latest vehicle for North Carolina's longtime sonic traveler Jared Draughon. Layered rhythms fuse with looping guitars and vocals, a sound both intricately crafted but with ever shifting landscapes. There is no reference to the past, the pulse is skyward, the soul is steady.

Tickets FREE FOR PDXS BADGE HOLDERS, $5 general admission!

Find more information on the show here.

Location: The Pinhook

Doors open at 8:00pm

<a name="Collider"></a>The Collider Party
Apr
11
8:00 pm20:00

The Collider Party

The Collider Party will serve as the culmination of Paradoxos, aiming for the maximum collisions of ideas and people in the festival's closing ceremony of sorts. An amazing venue, high energy music, lights, drinks and technology will converge into an unforgettable experience that has never before been realized in Durham. DJ Rang and DJ Forge will provide an exciting, upbeat soundtrack for the event. Attendees 21 and over can enjoy beverages from Bull City Burger & Brewery (cash bar) as well as Brothers Vilgalys, the makers of Krupnikas (tasting table). American Meltdown and The Humble Pig will be on hand in case you get hungry!

Here's where it gets cool: DJs will mash up a live, Indian drummer with crowd interaction and engagement. He'll stay mobile during the Collider Party at times, as well as performing on stage.  DJs start at 8pm. Drummer starts at 9pm. It's not to be missed and it's all at Paradoxos Village!

Location: Paradoxos Village (Corner of Main & Corcoran)

<a name="Startup"></a>The Start-up Journey: Party, Open House, & Talent Meet-up Sponsored by Windsor Circle
Apr
11
4:00 pm16:00

The Start-up Journey: Party, Open House, & Talent Meet-up Sponsored by Windsor Circle

Windsor Circle and the American Underground @ Main are opening their doors to share the energy and entrepreneurial spirit of their awesome space in the heart of downtown Durham. The Journey of the Startup Party will give you a chance to tour Windsor Circle's new office (featuring an awesome 12 foot high panorama of Durham train yards!) as well as the 55-startup AU @ Main (including two old bank vaults that have been converted to event and meeting spaces)!

The event will also feature open houses with startup founders whose companies are located in AU @ Main, local beer & snacks and music from local DJs. You won't want to miss this unique opportunity to get a glimpse at startup life in Durham.

Please find more information about or RSVP for this event here.

Location: Windsor Circle, American Underground @ Main

Apr
11
2:00 pm14:00

Cornhole!

Shut your cornhole! Ok, maybe it should actually be opened up. It's cornhole, afterall. This is an informal, come as you are, no pressure and no worries Cornhole Tourney. What does that mean? Have some fun with it — it's Friday!

Location: Paradoxos Village

Apr
11
12:00 pm12:00

High School Idea Pitch

The High School Idea Pitch will give up to 20 high school students the chance to pitch their idea to a room of entrepreneurs at the American Underground. Interested students will be paired with Duke MBAs and Law School students as well as entrepreneurs from the American Underground to work on their idea for one afternoon during Paradoxos. The end result will be a well-defined business plan and go to market strategy for the student as well as a mentor relationship with the Duke students who can help the student idea advance after the festival ends. Learn more about the High School Idea Pitch here.

Location: American Underground @ Main

Apr
11
9:00 am09:00

The NEXT

The NEXT is a speaker event unlike any other. Featuring a few keynote speakers and numerous short "rants," we guarantee you'll learn something new. Join the most interesting conversation in Durham - come see what The NEXT is all about!

To learn more about this year's speakers, go here. Here's the schedule:

9a.m. Opening Remarks
Jeff PolishThe Monti 

9:10a.m. “Swimming With Sharks”
Beck Tench, Museum of Life + Science

9:25a.m. "The Future of Sex: A Historian's View"
Pete Sigal, Duke University

9:40a.m. “Oedipus Wrecks: Startups Don’t Have to Kill Their Fathers’ Businesses”
Mike Bechtel, Ring Leader Ventures

9:55a.m. "Behavior Engineering with Games and Incentives"
Chris Hazard, Hazardous Software

10:20a.m. “The Space Between the Noise”
Rebecca Conley, Footnotes Tap Ensemble and Walltown Children's Theatre along with Danielle Purifoy, Tap Dancer

10:25a.m. Intermission
Performance by Jared DraughonMUST BE THE HOLY GHOST

10:50a.m. "The Color of Radio Waves"
Leoneda Inge, North Carolina Public Radio

11:00a.m. “The Power of Games
Phaedra Boinodiros, IBM

11:15a.m. "Snapped"
Cicely Mitchell, Founder at The Art of Cool Project

11:30a.m. "Experiential Engagement: The Form and Function of Immersive Art"
Alice Gray Stites, ‎21cMuseum

11:45a.m. "DRUMSTRONG"
Scott Swimmer, DRUMSTRONG

 

Location: Carolina Theatre, 309 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC, 27701

Apr
10
Apr 11

Pub Crawl

Explore Durham's awesome nightlife scene for a pub crawl around downtown!

Pub crawls will be led by key members of the Durham brewery and bar scene, including John Chipouras and Grant Warman, founders of local startup TabSprint, an app that helps you get faster drinks without having to open a tab. We'll also have the Biker Bar from Bull City Burger & Brewery taking participants for rides around downtown.

Departing location: Paradoxos Village
Ending location: West End Billiards (pool, shuffleboard, bocce and indoor basketball!)

Apr
10
7:00 pm19:00

An Evening of Live Jazz Presented by Eloquentix

Come enjoy some live jazz music from The Michael Jones Trio at local favorite cafe and music venue Beyù Caffè. The trio consists of Michael D. Jones, Piano and Keyboards; Bill Hayes, Drums; and Ellis Merlin, Bass.

Beyù will also be debuting a brand new specialty coffee cocktail, the Paradosso Caffe, at the event. You won't want to miss it!

Location: Beyù Caffè

<a name="Build"></a>Durham Art Guild Presents Build-A-PARTY/FUTURE/COMMUNITY
Apr
10
6:00 pm18:00

Durham Art Guild Presents Build-A-PARTY/FUTURE/COMMUNITY

Build-A-PARTY/FUTURE/COMMUNITY, presented by Durham Art Guild, is a unique chance to mix with members of the Durham community and collaborate to shape the experience with local artists and your friends. The event will feature an Art-A-Thon powered by Durham Art Guild artists, live local music, local craft beer and a soapbox show-and-tell.The event will be eclectic, artistic and fun for the whole family. All ages and experience levels welcome! Learn more here.

A special community-oriented and interactive exhibit will be on display. Please contribute to the conversation! Special thanks to Trinity Design/Build and the City of Durham Neighborhood Improvement Services Department for your help in establishing content and building the footprint for this ongoing project. 

5-minute talks will occur between band performances. These informal presentations will be emceed by Casey Steinbacher, President/CEO of the Durham Chamber of Commerce. Participants in the show-and-tells will answer the question: "What are you building?"

Adam Klein, American Tobacco - Will speak on the startup hub that American Tobacco is building, as well as about the Aloft construction.

Maureen Mcdivitt, West Village - Will speak about new building that is going up, and their vision for a the WV Neighborhood.

Rob Cotter, Organic Transit - Will share some exciting new Elf developments

Tatiana Birgisson, Mati Tea - Will talk about building a healthy and all natural tea-based drink and how she got it into Whole Foods.

Katie Spencer, Museum of Durham History - will speak about building a local history museum from the ground-up. 

The Makery - Will talk about what they and their artists are building

Jake Stauch, Neurospire - building iPhone and computer apps for medicine-free treatment for ADHD and mood disorders using brain-machine headsets. Recently FDA approved.

Location: Paradoxos Village (Corner of Main & Corcoran)

Apr
10
5:30 pm17:30

Health 2.0 NC Triangle Community Event

Join us for the Health 2.0 NC Triangle community event discussing a "connected community," issues facing the ecosystem, patient engagement and improving health behaviors. This event is hosted by TEKSystems & Medlio. At this meeting we will hear from a variety of speakers, take in short video clips at Full Frame Theater and network with other people in the community.  

Find more information and RSVP to this event here.

Location: Full Frame Theater at American Tobacco Campus

Apr
10
5:30 pm17:30

Bull City LGBTQ Professional Social

Bull City LGBTQ Professional Social is a semi-regular social connecting Triangle LGBT professionals to Bull City hot spots and each other. Join us for delicious cocktails, networking and fun! Follow them on Twitter at @BCLGBTProMix for more information.

Location: Alley Twenty Six

Apr
10
2:30 pm14:30

The Big Tent Talent Show

The Big Tent Talent Show will feature a series of fun events to celebrate the areas startup founders and all of their hard work. Padded Sumo wrestling, an Investor Dunk Tank and to cap off the program, a Talent Show with huge cash prizes will leave everyone smiling.

Location: Paradoxos Village (Corner of Main & Corcoran)

Apr
10
Apr 11

Rube Goldberg Build-a-Thon, Presented by The Scrap Exchange

This awesome event will run all day on Thursday and Friday of the festival. Bring your thinking caps and creativity and help us build an awesome Rube Goldberg machine! Rob Cotter of Organic Transit, John Austin of Groundwork Labs, and Taylor Mingos from Shoeboxed will be on hand to lend their expertise, along with numerous other inventors, creators and sponsors from around the Triangle like Downtown Durham, Inc. The final product will be unveiled before the Collider Party - you won't want to miss it! Learn more here

Location: Paradoxos Village (Corner of Main & Corcoran)

Apr
10
Apr 11

Take Apart Station - A Kid Favorite! Presented by the Scrap Exchange

It's back! Join Scrap Exchange volunteers for one of their most requested events - The Take Apart Station!

Participants get to take apart some of their donated items (movie projectors, copy machines and more), and explore hands-on how an assortment of funky and unique parts work together inside things you use on a daily basis in unexpected ways.

This event will be fun and engaging for adults as well as children. The event will run alongside the Rube Goldberg machine all day Thursday and Friday, April 10 and 11. Learn more about Take Apart Station here.

Location: Paradoxos Viillage (Corner of Main & Corcoran)

Apr
9
Apr 13

PARADOXOS Mural for Durham!

All day, e'ryday. It's our honor to welcome artists Derek Toomes and Mathew Curran to Durham! It's not their first rodeo, either painting murals or being in Durham, but we are thrilled to have them create a major artifact for Paradoxos. So welcome, gents. This is major, Son!

The transformation of the "green wall" downtown at Paradoxos Village will begin on Wednesday night, April 9 and continue throughout the festival. What a privilege it will be to watch this important, but ultimately temporary, piece evolve. It will serve as a pulse for Paradoxos and profoundly impact the landscape of downtown Durham. Special thanks to Downtown Durham, Inc. for sponsoring!  

Apr
9
9:00 pm21:00

Trivia Night

Join your fellow attendees and presenters for a night of fun trivia at Durham's favorite Irish pub! There will be Paradoxos prizes, including shirts, and a special trivia round on Durham & Paradoxos. Winners of Durham trivia round get a $50 bar tab!

Location: Bull McCabe's

Apr
9
5:30 pm17:30

Tech Jobs Under the Big Top

The Big Top Job Fair first places 12-15 local companies on stage as they pitch prospective employees on the benefits of working at their company. It's a great networking event for companies and job seekers, putting the top talent in touch with companies who may have the perfect opening.

Please note that if you plan to attend this event, you will need to register separately here.

Location: Paradoxos Village (Corner of Main & Corcoran)

PRESENTING COMPANIES:
Automated Insights
Bandwidth.com
Bronto Software
I-Cubed
Netsertive
Royalty Exchange
Sageworks
Shoeboxed
Smashing Boxes
UserVoice
Validic