⏰ Reminder: Our Next CincyAI Meetup is on Tuesday, June 4

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Dear CincyAI Community Member — 

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Our next meetup is on Tuesday, June 4, and it is currently sold out! (If your plans have changed, please update your RSVP so other folks can join.)

You can also RSVP for July’s — register for our July 9 CincyAI for Humans meetup today! And for July, Greg Goshorn is going to lead a 101 marketing and AI training ahead of our 3pm meetup. You can sign up for this on Eventbrite when you register.

As you know, all our meetups are 3-5pm in room 140 at the UC Digital Futures building located at 3080 Exploration Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

One of the big announcements from May’s event is Cincy AI Week that will take place this June 11-13! This is powered by the Enterprise Technology Association and the Cincinnati AI Catalyst group in addition to community partners, including CincyAI. Sign up today for this free and fantastic event: https://cincyaiweek.com/. (The event is waitlisted!)

For those who are builders, Carl Fraik who heads up the Cincinnati AI Catalyst, invites you to join the Cincinnati AI Builders Forum group on LinkedIn — request to join today! The mission of this Forum is to enhance the skills and productivity of the "builders" of AI-enabled systems and solutions in the Cincinnati Region. We will accomplish this by providing a regularly scheduled forum, where AI practitioners will collaborate with their peers to share best practices, provide training, and give advice on how to solve specific problems related to building AI applications.

Our friends at Black Tech Week, which is taking place in Cincinnati July 16-18 at the Aronoff Center, have a special discount code for CincyAI members! Use code CINCYAI for 25% off until June 30th! Register today: https://www.blacktechweek.com/

After our June 4 meetup, there will be another Makers + Mixers happy hour taking place from 5:30 - 7:30pm across the street at the iconic 1819 building. This happy hour is proudly sponsored by Maker’s Mark and is brought to you by our community partners MidwestCon and Disrupt Now with Rob Richardson at the helm. RSVP for this here! 

Do you find CincyAI valuable? If so, consider making a donation on Eventbrite when you sign up! We have some amazing sponsors and are looking to have all costs covered by the community, and we so appreciate whatever you can contribute to help keep CincyAI meetup free and accessible. A big thank you to those who’ve already contributed!

We’re a volunteer organization, and every little bit helps.

Also, a massive thank you to our sponsors Seven Hills Technology, Big Kitty Labs, Nexigen, and The Circuit. Our sponsors help cover the costs of hosting CincyAI, a volunteer organization, including food, drink, photography, and video. Big Kitty Labs will also be building our CincyAI website. Sponsors like these help make CincyAI possible! If you’re interested in sponsoring, don’t be shy. 😉 

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We’re honored to partner with and host our CincyAI meetups at the UC Digital Futures building, an interdisciplinary research facility home to globally recognized leading research in responsible AI. A special thank you to our organizing partner, Dr. Kelly Cohen. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can partner with UC Research Labs to save costs and time researching, testing, and validating your AI initiatives, visit: https://ucdigitalfutures.com.

We also want to thank Ellie and Laura from À Lala Carte for the amazing charcuterie cups and David Choate’s DC Productions for the fantastic photos, video coverage, and editing.

The gratitude continues to our volunteers: Sabrina Donley, Irv Cassio, and Tushar Kulkarni!

And most importantly: THANK YOU!

We couldn’t be more excited to have you be part of the largest AI community in the region and for being part of this dynamic community where the whole is not just greater, but exponential in its impact. We’re an important node to the burgeoning AI ecosystem here in Cincinnati, leading the way with Responsible AI.

Thank you! And hope all of the moms in our community had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday!

-Kendra & Helen
Your CincyAI Cohosts

Kendra also has an amazing list of all the upcoming AI events in the area on her website — check it out here!

Creativity SquaredHow creatives are collaborating with A.I.

For our own CincyAI member interviews on Helen’s Creativity Squared podcast, click on over for Ben Nash, Rob Richardson, Alejandro Lozano Robledo, and Dr. Andrew Cullison’s interviews. If you’re interested in getting cloned, book your appointment here!

CincyAI LinkedIn Group & Directory

We are so excited to keep the conversations, collaboration, and connections going beyond just our monthly meetups. Here are other ways to stay connected with the CincyAI community:

  • LinkedIn Group

    • You voted! And our new digital hub for CincyAI Meetup will be our newly created LinkedIn Group. Please join us there and feel free to introduce yourself and share what aspects of AI interest you, as well as any asks you have for the community. We’ll keep the sharing, connecting, and collaborating going in this space. See you there!

  • CincyAI Meetup Directory & Submission Form

    • In the spirit of connecting and collaborating, we’re starting a directory of everyone in the community. Feel free to submit your contact details to be included. This will also be a great resource to audit all of the amazing AI talent and projects that we have right here in Cincinnati! (And we’ll roll out a resource hub next, so stay tuned for that ;)

May Meetup Video

If you missed our last meetup or want to hear what was said again, we've got you covered with this recap video, and you can catch all of them in our CincyAI Video Playlist.

May Event Photos

Check out the photos from our last meetup!  Feel free to share the photos and use #CincyAI! Word of mouth definitely contributes to our growing community.

We just put all of the photos up on Flickr to make them more accessible and easier to share.

UC Digital Futures Updates

Community News & Updates

Upcoming Events:

Kendra also has an amazing list of all the upcoming AI events in the area on her website — check it out here!


Arts & Cultural Corner: 

Next Meetup: Tuesday, June 4

Our next CincyAI Meetup for Humans will be on Tuesday, May 7 from 3-5pm at the UC Digital Futures building room 140 again.

Know someone else who’d enjoy being part of the CincyAI meetup community? Don’t be shy - share this newsletter or the Evenbrite link with them!

Mark your calendars! All 2024 dates include:

  • January — Tuesday, Jan 9: Photos & Video

  • February — Tuesday, Feb 6: Photos & Video

  • March — Tuesday, March 5: Photos & Video

  • April — Tuesday, April 16: Photos & Video

  • May — Tuesday, May 7: Photos & Video

  • June — Tuesday, June 4: Sign up!

  • July — Tuesday, July 9: Sign up!

  • August — Tuesday, Aug 6

  • September — Tuesday, Sept 17

  • October — Tuesday, Oct 8

  • November — Tuesday, Nov 5

  • December — Tuesday, Dec 3

Feedback & Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Feedback? Want to help with CincyAI planning?

    • Don’t be shy! We’re here for you and would love your feedback on what else we can do to improve this community and add as much value as possible. We know your time is precious, and we want to ensure this community and our events are meaningful for all those who participate and belong — that’s you! :)

    • We’re also open to anyone who’d love to help us with the planning of these meetups.

    • Reach out to us at [email protected].

  • Interested in Sponsoring our Upcoming CincyAI Meetups?

    • Our sponsors help make CincyAI meetups possible. Interested in sponsoring upcoming events? Let Helen or Kendra know!