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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
Nov 4 all-day
 
Annual Conference @ La Fonda Hotel
Annual Conference @ La Fonda Hotel
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Registration @ La Fonda Hotel
Registration @ La Fonda Hotel
Nov 5 all-day
 
Annual Conference @ La Fonda Hotel
Annual Conference @ La Fonda Hotel
Nov 6 all-day
 
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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.[...]
8:00 am Thursday Breakfast Plenary — Enchanted Routes: Managing The Roads, Trails, Corridors and Landscapes That Connect New Mexico’s Communities
Thursday Breakfast Plenary — Enchanted Routes: Managing The Roads, Trails, Corridors and Landscapes That Connect New Mexico’s Communities
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Cloudless blue skies, the road stretching to the horizon; a worn and rutted trail along an adobe wall covered in wisteria; a bright neon sign beckoning a traveler from a fabled route.  These are the iconic corridors and images that define New Mexico.  What insights do these picturesque places offer for building creative communities?  Join[...]
10:15 am #7.  Connections and Transformations: Using Historic Connections to Transform Communities and Drive Cultural Tourism and Economic Success (Cultural Corridors Track)
#7.  Connections and Transformations: Using Historic Connections to Transform Communities and Drive Cultural Tourism and Economic Success (Cultural Corridors Track)
Nov 5 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am
Individuals and communities are physically linked in many ways — trails, rails, highways and roads. These physical linkages have shaped and changed us, both in our experience as we travel to our destination and in the impacts these physical linkages have on the destination itself. This session will explore connections between communities along Route 66,[...]
10:15 am #8. Great Streets, Great Places! (Placemaking Track)
#8. Great Streets, Great Places! (Placemaking Track)
Nov 5 @ 10:15 am – 11:45 am
Creative Placemaking, Tactical Urbanism, Better Blocks, Streets as Places, and similar programs are emerging interdisciplinary movements that can be dynamic processes for engaging, empowering and transforming communities.  These movements focus on the public realm as their physical areas for implementation, which include public highways, streets, parks and vacant public spaces.  In New Mexico, they often[...]
11:45 am Lunch / New Mexico’s Unique Historic Landscape System
Lunch / New Mexico’s Unique Historic Landscape System
Nov 5 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
The Historic Landscape System establishes a network of old landscapes and gardens throughout New Mexico that may be visited, studied, and preserved for their unique contributions to the cultural history of their time.  This presentation will discuss the history of the system and talk about its future and how communities can get involved. Speakers: Anna[...]
1:30 pm #9. Interpreting Our Connections (Cultural Corridors Track)
#9. Interpreting Our Connections (Cultural Corridors Track)
Nov 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm
The cultural corridors of New Mexico are deeply carved through the landscapes of history, art and culture. For centuries, New Mexico roads and trails linking ancient communities also connect architectural landmarks, archaeological sites, artists, businesses, memories, myths and legends. This session will offer innovative cultural heritage tourism strategies that interpret and share rich community resources[...]
1:31 pm #10. IN-FIELD WALKING WORKSHOP — Placemaking: Making It Happen NM-Style (Placemaking Track)
#10. IN-FIELD WALKING WORKSHOP — Placemaking: Making It Happen NM-Style (Placemaking Track)
Nov 5 @ 1:31 pm – 5:15 pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! PPS’s Placemaking: Making it Happen is an educational course that builds on participants’ knowledge of Placemaking concepts and provides the tools to implement and manage Placemaking projects.   This session will be exciting and creative because it will adapt PPS’s Placemaking course to include a New Mexico-version of their Place Game evaluation tool that[...]
3:45 pm #11. Cultural Bridges: Connecting Across Cultures (Cultural Corridors Track)
#11. Cultural Bridges: Connecting Across Cultures (Cultural Corridors Track)
Nov 5 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
The ability to speak between cultures, to create space for a creative nexus between peoples, to build a stronger resilient community that not only embraces our past but also builds for future generations — that  comes from our ability to develop a spirit of common understanding and mutually respectful dialogue. Being a creative community relies[...]
8:00 am Friday Breakfast Plenary — Acequias and Connectivity
Friday Breakfast Plenary — Acequias and Connectivity
Nov 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Acequias are hand-dug, gravity-fed irrigation canals that divert stream water to sustain the agro-pastoral economy Spanish colonial settlers established in the upper Rio Grande valley in the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries. Acequia agriculture extended riparian habitats, transformed regional ecology, and created the cultivated New Mexican landscape we see today. Ditches divert, divide, and[...]
9:30 am #12. Cultural Landscapes and the Arts in New Mexico
#12. Cultural Landscapes and the Arts in New Mexico
Nov 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
New Mexico has an important tradition of art in the 20th century. Artists working alone or in schools have produced works of art that have helped shape the image of New Mexico. This session will explore the concept of the cultural landscape by looking at the places where artists worked, such as homes, studios, and[...]
10:30 am Readings from Mayordomo by Stanley Crawford
Readings from Mayordomo by Stanley Crawford
Nov 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
For a thought-provoking closing to our conference, Stanley Crawford will read from his book, Mayordomo: Chronicle of an Acequia in Northern New Mexico.  Active in the development of the Santa Fe Farmers Market since the 1980’s, Crawford is known for his insightful and sensitive treatment of traditional acequia communities in Northern New Mexico.  His book[...]