J2 Design is proud to announce, EdgeCase. A quarterly speaker series covering the unique spaces of design, tech, and business.

Whether by sheer will, pure luck, calculated planning, or a mix of them all, these presenters have used their outlier status to create large scale impact. We invite them to share the success and sometimes failure stories of pushing boundaries.

The selected theme for this EdgeCase meetup is, First Time Ever. Focusing on the challenges you face when taking that next step.

When & Where

July 19th, from 6 to 8:30 at WeWork Northern Liberties

WeWork is a community for creators. Transforming buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and providing infrastructure, services, events, and technology so members can focus on doing what they love. Currently with 73 locations in twenty-five cities and over 50,000 members.

WeWork Northern Liberties, Host of Edgecase
WeWork Northern Liberties, Host of Edgecase

Tickets & Availability

Free! Space is limited so please RSVP on the Event Website or Meetup page.

Current Lineup

These speakers are proven movers and shakers. Spanning industries from tech to journalism, they all share a few common threads. Community, pushing their industry forward and sharing knowledge with others.

Photo of Conrad Benner, founder of Streets Dept., Speaker at EdgeCase
Newspaper articles about Conrad Benner and Streets Dept., Speaker at EdgeCase

Conrad Benner
@StreetsDept, streetsdept.com

After starting the graffiti/urban-exploration blog, StreetsDept.com, photographer Conrad Benner has evolved into an Instagram tastemaker. He’s created content for; Uniqlo, the PMA, Uber, Urban Outfitters, and Visit Philly. His work has also appeared in The Guardian, Mashable, and Time Magazine.

Photo of Hiromichi Koga, CEO of Digital Cube maker of AMIMOTO, Speaker at EdgeCase
Photo of Shinichi Nishikawa, of Digital Cube, maker of AMIMOTO, Speaker at EdgeCase

Hiromichi Koga

Shinichi Nishikawa

As CEO and HBT (Happy Beer Taster) of DigitalCube Co. Ltd, Hiromichi leads a team that powers some of the world’s top brands. The Japan Times, Seiko, Mazda, AOL and more rely on their unique approach to hosting. Utilizing Amazon Web Services and the latest technologies to deliver their product, AMIMOTO AMI. Hiromichi and Shinichi are dedicated Open Source enthusiasts and WordPress contributors.

Morgan Berman
@morganberman, mymilkcrate.co

Co-founder and CEO of MilkCrate, a tool that is simplifying sustainable living for urban dwellers. She is a “Keeper” with Leadership Philadelphia and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. Two organizations that are helping cultivate thoughtful leadership for the future.

Photo of Alex HIllman, founder of Indy Hall, Speaker at EdgeCase
Crowd Gathering at Co-Working Space, Indy Hall, Speaker at EdgeCase

Alex Hillman
@alexhillman, dangerouslyawesome.com

When he’s not writing a crapload each day or Tweeting too much, he’s coaching–people. Helping them become the best possible version of themselves. He can’t stop learning new things and does his best not to take himself too seriously.