Merrick Porchéddu will be the featured speaker at the next IQ® Brew, Thursday, July 8 from 8:30-10 a.m. at The Drawing Board, 1900 Jay Ell Dr. and online here. Porchéddu, CEO of Richardson company Artist Uprising, will discuss the new craze for non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, and how these digital objects have captured the attention of artists and collectors alike.

There is no cost to attend; register in advance here. Coffee and networking begins at 8:30 a.m. with the speaker presentation beginning at 9 a.m. followed by a Q&A at 9:45 a.m.

IQ® Brew is a networking and educational series hosted by the City’s Office of Strategic Initiatives and Richardson Chamber of Commerce that features short presentations from entrepreneurs, small businesses, innovation ecosystem builders and subject-matter experts.