Conference Calendar

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Annual Conference @ La Fonda Hotel
Annual Conference @ La Fonda Hotel
Nov 4 all-day
 
Registration @ La Fonda Hotel
Registration @ La Fonda Hotel
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10:30 am Opening Ceremony — Rulan Tangen and Dancing Earth
Opening Ceremony — Rulan Tangen and Dancing Earth
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Internationally accomplished dance artist and choreographer Rulan Tangen brings her ensemble, Dancing Earth, to perform a new piece she has designed to celebrate the theme of our 2015 event, Connecting Creative Communities. This beautiful performance honors diverse grassroots values and collective leadership, shows dance as an inspirational ritual that promotes hometown healing and transformation, and[...]
12:00 pm Wednesday Lunch Plenary — At the Crossroads: Arts, Tourism and the Creative Economy
Wednesday Lunch Plenary — At the Crossroads: Arts, Tourism and the Creative Economy
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Every corner of the world has its own signature music, art, and literature. There’s something magic in every land. The state of Mississippi, like New Mexico, has a depth of cultural richness that few regions can rival. Writers, painters, potters, visual artists, and performing artists call the region home. For visitors who wish to experience[...]
2:00 pm #1. The Power of Art in Public Places @ La Fonda Hotel
#1. The Power of Art in Public Places @ La Fonda Hotel
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
What is public art? Is it simply art located in a public space? Or can public art serve a deeper purpose to enliven and engage the communities in which it is located? Three New Mexico based artists working in the public art realm with an enlightened view of what public art can be will discuss their projects[...]
2:00 pm #2. Connecting Your Virtual Community
#2. Connecting Your Virtual Community
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Facebook has 968 million daily users. 65% of U.S. shoppers buy online and 85% do research online before they buy. Online charitable donations are growing by 5% each year. The average person spends three-five hours a day on the Internet. Instead of waiting for people to find them, businesses and organizations today need to create[...]
3:45 pm # 3. Flashes of Inspiration
# 3. Flashes of Inspiration
Nov 4 @ 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Similar in spirit to the many PechaKuchaTM and IgniteTM events around the world, Building Creative Communities’ Flashes of Inspiration is a 30-minute session that will include an array of fast-paced and highly visual presentations designed to inform and inspire in only five minutes apiece. We’re inviting all conference attendees to send in submissions. Five submissions[...]
3:45 pm #4. Growing Creative Entrepreneurs and Their Businesses
#4. Growing Creative Entrepreneurs and Their Businesses
Nov 4 @ 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Join us for a brief introduction on how creative entrepreneurs are starting businesses with the support and assistance of business incubators. Explore what a creative business incubator does and how it differs – or not – from traditional business incubators. Learn how you can support creative entrepreneurs in your own community.   SPEAKER: Alice Loy,[...]
4:15 pm #5 Creative Heritage Trails
#5 Creative Heritage Trails
Nov 4 @ 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Viva the New Mexico Central Railroad! Tim Rogers will outline planning approaches for trails as non-motorized transportation in New Mexico communities and discuss the ideal kinds of alignments that emerge for community trails, including a variety of natural and man-made corridors of historic and cultural interest. Focusing on trails along active and abandoned rail alignments,[...]
4:16 pm #6. Maximum Impact: Mobilizing Networks to Facilitate Success for Community Arts and Revitalization
#6. Maximum Impact: Mobilizing Networks to Facilitate Success for Community Arts and Revitalization
Nov 4 @ 4:16 pm – 5:30 pm
The role of network-building in advancing social change and community economic success is critical to building impact of community development projects in New Mexico and throughout the country. Moreover, cross-sector coordination in the arts and social sectors is garnering the attention and support of philanthropy and other funding institutions. In New Mexico, several networks, and[...]
6:00 pm Opening Reception: Big Barn Bolos and Bandanas
Opening Reception: Big Barn Bolos and Bandanas
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Break out the concho belts, Stetsons, Wranglers and cowboy boots for an early evening of musical entertainment. Enjoy New Mexican southwestern country rock with Anthony Leon and the Chain. Western chow is included (cash bar). This event is included in conferees’ registration. For non-registered guests, it is $30. Please register via the conference registration page.[...]