Taking place in Hurleyville, NY, 1Future Forum is the inaugural gathering of thought leaders and cultural programming to celebrate innovation and disruption.The event is an opportunity to discover regional and global artists, to engage social and environmental issues important to local residents and around the globe. The forum will  build inclusive relationships and sustainable development across race, gender and disability lines.

This event is a moon-shot pilot to create a “Davos of the Tri-state area” in Hurleyville, one of the poorest counties in New York State, just 90 minutes outside NYC.


Combining music, dance, food and wellness, the weekend retreat convenes social change makers with the artisans, educators and organizers of the tri-state area to engage around key themes of

  • Economic equality
  • Health  
  • Gender equality
  • Environment
  • War and peace

Location: Hurleyville, NY in the foothills of the Catskills. A hamlet in transformation to be a model for small town regenerative economies in the 21st century.

Friday, Sept 7

7–9:30 PM  Opening + Dinner | Hurleyville Arts Centre, 12 Railroad Ave, Hurleyville, NY 12747

Saturday, Sept 8

10:00 am – 1:00 pm  |  10th Anniversary + Open House  |  Museum at Bethel Woods
Free, family-friendly event with music, morning yoga, local vendors, lawn games, and art projects at the original location of the Woodstock Festival (10 minutes from Hurleyville).

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  | Lunch + Tour |  Hurleyville Makers Lab, 202 Main St, Hurleyville, NY 12747
Late lunch of farm-to-table cuisine will be catered by the Main Street Market in Livingston Manor.
Introduction by Mark Mcnamara, director of the Hurleyville Makers Lab and a conversation on the jobs of the 21st century in small town America.

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm  | Yoga | Hurleyville Arts Centre, 12 Railroad Ave, Hurleyville, NY 12747
Yoga with Erin Dudley, Director of the Hurleyville Arts Centre

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm  |  “Survivors”  |  Gallery 222, 222 Main St, Hurleyville, NY 12747
Solo exhibition of new artworks by Cannon Hersey

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm |  Leimay Butoh Dance Procession from Gallery – Stage

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm  | Roundtable Conversation + Snacks & Drinks  | Hurleyville Arts Centre
Dialogue between Hurleyville Art Centre, 1Future, and the Disruptor Foundation

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm  | Film screening in movie theater of Disruptor Awards / 1Future short clips
Hosted By Cannon Hersey and Craig Hatkoff, co-founder of Tribeca Film Festival + Disruptor Foundation
Hurleyville Art Centre, 12 Railroad Ave, Hurleyville, NY 12747

8:00 pm |  Dinner | Pickled Owl

9:00 pm – Late |  Gathering | Hurleyville Arts Centre
Ambient music by Ambience Recovery System [archetyp + Todd Sines]

HELIC.AL showcase

Interval / NY
Ghostly, Suction, HELIC.AL

Butoh Dancing by Leimay; Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya

Projections by 1Future, Peter Bill, Taku Nishimae and Junchen Huang

Sunday, Sept 9

9:00 am – 11:00 am  | Buffet Spread Breakfast  | Hurleyville Arts Centre

11:00 am – 12:30 pm  | Yoga Session with Hosh Yoga  | Hurleyville Arts Centre

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  | Disruptor Dialogue + Lunch  | Hurleyville Arts Centre
Content from the Disruptor Awards and a discussion with co-founder of Tribeca Film Festival, Craig Hatkoff


Disruptor Foundation
Disruptor Foundation is co-founded by Craig Hatkoff, Irwin Kula and Professor Clayton Christensen in 2009, the Disruptor Foundation is a private 501(C)3 non-profit whose mission is to raise awareness of and encourage the advancement of disruptive innovation theory and its application in societally-critical domains.

A creative agency and online platform that produces high-quality media, art and events to drive social change. By connecting artists and innovators, activists and audiences with stories of historical and global impact, 1Future has has a four-point engagement model: Learn, Create, Share and Act.

Hurleyville Arts Centre
A local event & arts centre where multi-cultural, intergenerational, and all abilities are represented through storytelling, film, dance, theater and music. 

Hurleyville Makers Lab
A non-profit membership organization providing an affordable and collaborative workspace for makers, tinkerers and DIY’ers.

Hosh Yoga and Hosh Kids are NY-based wellness organizations that deliver cost-effective and fairly-priced yoga and  enrichment programs for thousands of children, adults, and seniors throughout the NYC community.

The Center for Discovery
At The Center, people with disabilities work hard to find a way forward as they shape lives of meaning.The Center’s Hurleyville Project is a collaboration of area residents, public and private partners to create a model of healthy living for people, the land and the region’s economy.