Critical calendar listings for April 2005.

April 1

For his April Fools' piece "Can You Hear Me Now?!" performance artist James W. Bailey will blast an email to hundreds of CEOs of now-defunct tech companies. Its contents: a litany of questions about accountability, or lack thereof. The messages will bounce back, but that's the postmodern point. (

April 3

Get the goods on the hot new "masstige" (mass + prestige) market at Harvard Business School's first Retail and Luxury Goods Conference. Bergdorf Goodman CEO James Gold will keynote, followed by four panels on going luxe. Manolo Blahniks optional. (

April 19

The VCs won't bite? Check out MIT/Stanford Venture Lab's forum When Sand Hill Road Says No: Alternative Financing and Bootstrapping at Stanford Business School's Bishop Auditorium (7 p.m.), where angel investors and successful techpreneurs will dish on funding alternatives. (

April 28

At The International Andy Awards, T-shirt-and-blazer-clad creative directors from around the globe will revel in each others' brilliance. CP+B's Alex Bogusky hosts the event honoring the most creative ads of 2004 at NYC's swanky downtown haunt Capitale. (

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