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Watch the night unfold in this highlight reel, then check out the speaker's presentations below.

 
 

Chancelier "Xero" Skidmore starts off Assembly Required: Masters of the Story with a soulful piece of slam poetry.

Host Taylor Richardson began Assembly Required: Masters of the Story with a monologue and more.

Jon Youshaei gives a compelling talk about how things go viral. As the Head of Creator Marketing at YouTube, he knows a thing or two.

 

Sometimes the best stories are the ones we simply witnessed. Chancelier "Xero" Skidmore reminds us that we don't need to be the protagonist all the time. Sometimes, we need to be there to raise up other voices.

From sweeping the streets to busting the narrative on human trafficking, Sarah Anthony gives us an inspirational account of her own story.

Alex Barbosa from Barbosa's Barbeque shares his passion for bringing delicious Texas-style barbeque to South Louisiana.

 
 



Our main event sponsor Reign Creative Co. talks about what they love most: creating relatable brands, memorable experiences, and sharing meaningful stories.

 

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Watch the night unfold in this highlight reel. Then check out each speaker's presentation to get the full effect of Assembly Required. 

 
 

Franz Borghardt of Geaux Rouge opens Assembly Required: Innovators in Food with a monologue about innovation, his thoughts on how brunch can change the world, and how by shining light on others can help build you in ways you've never thought of.

Bill DiPaola, President and COO of Dat Dog, opened the night with a high-energy presentation about the importance of "the light you turn on in others." Learn how he grows and elevates his team, and why he believes in a team that challenges his ideas.

Mark Ramadan, Co-Founder and CEO of Sir Kensington's, wrapped up the night, and his message was worth the wait. Three years after bottling their first ketchup, Mark and his business partner realized they needed a company mission. Learn more about his strategy of building a company from purpose, path, and then product.

 

Ryan Andre, Corporate Chef of City Pork, chats with host, Franz Borghardt, about getting his ideas from TV and learning how to break down a recipe just from tasting a dish. Watch him prepare Korean fried chicken with assistant Sean Rivera in this cooking demonstration.

Michael Gulotta, Executive Chef/Partner of MoPho and Maypop, understands innovation because he's continuously reinventing himself. Gulotta challenges everyone to get out of their comfort zones, and has the experience to support that challenge. Hear his story of combating opposition whether being himself or "hyper-evolving" Vietnamese cuisine.

Robbie Vitrano, CEO of Good Spread and Innisfree, provided a global perspective through one of our most common food products, peanut butter. Vitrano tackles malnutrition, women empowerment in third world countries, and preserving orangutan habitats. Hear how something as simple as peanut butter can make such an impact on so many global issues.

 

Elana Schulman, Supervising Producer of Vice MUNCHIES, is a giddy, fun speaker who shares her journey of being the "weird girl" in high school to being the kick-ass weird girl who produces a show about food that doesn't take itself too seriously.

Vanessa Lavorato, Founder of Marigold Sweets and Co-host of Vice Bong Appétit, does what no one in Louisiana is doing, yet. But she'll always do it better. Her high-end, cannabis edibles are aesthetically beautiful and created for the sophisticated enthusiast. She didn't follow the pack, and she tells you why you shouldn't either.

Our title sponsor LA Tech Park has their executive director Stephen Loy talk about what Assembly Required means to the community and the impact he hopes the Tech Park to have on Louisiana businesses. 

 

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We had a blast at Women in Leadership. Check out the recap video for some familiar faces!

 
 


Leadership coach Dima Ghawi shares her story of freedom from the Middle East and challenges everyone to shatter their limitations, no matter where those limitations originate. Assembly Required is a conference series produced by ThreeSixtyEight. We are not "just another creative conference."

 


SheWorx co-founder Lisa Wang speaks about the importance of personal freedom and how one can prevent living a life of the empty bucket. Assembly Required is a conference series produced by ThreeSixtyEight. We are not "just another creative conference."

 


Alex Juan, Communications Director of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, speaks about overcoming adversity and how to ring out the public noise when pursuing dreams. Assembly Required is a conference series produced by ThreeSixtyEight. We are not "just another creative conference."

 

 
 


Women in Leadership sponsor Envoc speaks about their purpose in supporting Assembly Required and their hope of where this event will take Louisiana. Assembly Required is a conference series produced by ThreeSixtyEight. We are not "just another creative conference." Instead, Assembly Required exists to gather people who want to creatively and actionably improve their communities.


East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome speaks about how the best way to gain leadership is by building genuine relationships. Assembly Required is a conference series produced by ThreeSixtyEight. We are not "just another creative conference." Instead, Assembly Required exists to gather people who want to creatively and actionably improve their communities.

 
 
 
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