IN THE GAME // A multi-day event featuring smart people, pioneering research, powerful ideas and placed-based strategies designed to make our Colorado downtowns better. This year we’re moving beyond the traditional “talking heads” conference. Instead, we’re transforming the event into a tool to help communities solve the difficult challenges they face right now. Participants will leave feeling inspired and equipped with a tangible plan to make change happen. We’ll also partake in some amateur singing and have a little fun, too.
WE INVITE YOU TO ENGAGE WITH THE:
CHALLENGE STUDIO // These workshops are designed to transform the community’s difficult challenges and problems into promising opportunities. Participants will work side-by-side with leading industry experts and local peer networks to craft problem-solving plans that result in improved futures for all. In the process, the participating communities will be connected into supporting resources and networks; helping them to get the job done.
Featuring Keynotes From:
Julie Burros is the Chief of Arts and Culture for the City of Boston, a cabinet level position reporting directly to Mayor Martin J. Walsh. She leads Boston Creates, the City’s cultural plan, and Boston AIR, a program that positions artists as leaders of system-wide change. Burros trained as an urban planner and is a 20-year veteran of municipal government public service.
Vince Kadlubek is the Co-founder and CEO of Meow Wolf, the arts collective behind the award-winning art experience “House of Eternal Return” in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Backed by “Game of Thrones” creator, George R.R. Martin, this immersive art experience has generated a remarkable positive economic impact while supporting local growth and emerging talent. Kadlubek is the chairman of the City’s Planning Commission and redefining the role of the artist in the community.
Steven Thomson is the Program and Communications Manager at the Van Alen Institute. Van Alen believes that all aspects of our lives are shaped by our environment. Their work is inspired by two fundamental questions: How do cities impact our minds and bodies? And in turn, how do we impact the environment? Their goal is to develop a better understanding of these complex relationships through the lens of design. In his position, Thomson works at the intersection of media and the built environment.
Additional Presentations By:
Community First Foundation
Art of War
University of Colorado
Colorado State Demographer
Denver Center for the
Colorado State Library
Generator Real Estate &
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
THE AFTER WORKDAY FUN:
+ Locally Curated Tours
+ Theater Performance by Off Center’s Cult Following
+ Adventures in Breckenridge’s Creative District
+ Latenight Karaoke
AND IF YOU JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH:
Join us for special pre-event programming featuring a live performance of “Map of My Kingdom,” a one act play commissioned to spur dialogue around rural land ownership and succession.
|SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE|
Location | Mountain Thunder Lodge, Breckenridge, CO