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Mastering the Craft Lecture Event in Newport, RI: Makers & Builders of IYRS; Their Stories, Experiences and Ideas

June 7, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


IYRS will be hosting the kick off of the series to 4th Annual Mastering the Craft Roundtable Series on June 7th. The inspirational roundtable discussion will be moderated by Seth Goldenberg, the founder and CEO of Epic Decade, featuring Women Makers and Builders of IYRS. The discussion will be about the experiences and stories of six women all with very different backgrounds ranging from an Army Reserve helicopter mechanic to a Yale graduate that have navigated through the IYRS programs.

  • Athena Aicher, Boatbuilding & Restoration ’17
  • Megan Boon, Boatbuilding & Restoration ’17
  • Jessie Bordner, Marine Systems ’15
  • Kelsey Brittan, Composites Technology ’16,
  • Beth Burlingame, Marine Systems ’12
  • Kelly Crawford, Boatbuilding & Restoration ’12


The roundtable event will take place in Restoration Hall at IYRS, 449 Thames Street, Newport, bringing together the all of the makers together in an environment that nurtures activity that produces great work. The discussion will bring together five women of IYRS to discuss how IYRS thinks differently about education and the unique experiences they had before during and after IYRS. Past roundtables have included diverse participants from around the country who are architects, artists, industrial designers, craftspeople, and engineers – all doing a wide range of great work, some innovative using the most advanced technologies.

Following the discussion there will be a wine provided by Greenvale Vineyards and a beer and rum tasting provided by Newport Storm Brewery.

Event sponsors: Chris Electronics Corporation, Greenvale Vineyards, Newport Storm Brewery, Paul Weber Architects, and IYRS School of Technology & Trades.


June 7, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Restoration Hall at IYRS
449 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840 United States
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