Futurists Symposium

May 1, 2021 at 12 p.m.

Acclaimed and accomplished alumni will share the spotlight during the university's annual Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival on Saturday, May 1.

These leading experts will join us for brief presentations and a panel discussion on what they see on the horizon in the areas of technology, the arts and design. Moderated by Evan Dawson, host of Connections on WXXI Radio, the symposium will feature:

Ben Meunier portrait

Ben Muenir ’03
Meunier, a consumer product veteran with more than 18 years of experience, serves as Vice President of Global Product Strategy at Oakley.

Dimple Joseph portrait

Dimple Joseph ’18
Joseph has been with Abbott Rapid Diagnostics for three years, starting as an intern on the Business Excellence team while at RIT.

Gregory Smith

Gregory Smith ’06
Smith is head of Characters and Technical Animation at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Matt Peltier portrait

Matthew Peltier ’13
Peltier is founder and CEO of Community, a company launched in 2019 that powers direct relationships and one-on-one conversations between leaders and their members through text messaging at scale.

The symposium will be held virtually via Zoom.