Get Inspired and Connected at the Denver IdeaLab

On November 6, plug in to the IdeaLab! Join creative leaders from Denver and nationally for a full day event featuring panel discussions and workshops on getting inspired, building partnerships and putting creative ideas into action. Timed to coincide with Denver Arts Week, this unique event is designed to foster rich connections with Denver’s creative community, showcase Denver’s art and artists on a national platform, and inspire new creative activity.

After a welcome from Gary Steuer, President & CEO of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, the morning panel combines Denver creatives with a national perspective, bringing together arts leaders from different disciplines and practices. The panel features:

– Jami Duffy, Executive Director, Youth on Record
– Lisa Eldred, Director of Exhibitions, Art & Interpretation, Denver Botanic Gardens
– Samantha White, Artistic Director, Shakespeare in Detroit
– Joan Vorderbruggen, Cultural District Arts Coordinator, Made Here MN
– Carl Atiya Swanson, Director of Movement Building, Springboard for the Arts & Creative Exchange
After the morning panel, there will be a number of special arts tours with a small group to select from over the lunch period, including a tour backstage at Denver Arts & Venues, the studios of Youth on Record, and more tours TBA.
The afternoon workshop will highlight partnership-building strategies, ways to develop and share your programs and ideas, create live opportunities for new connections. Facilitated by Creative Exchange’s Carl Atiya Swanson, participants will come away from the session with inspiration and resources to more your creative ideas forward.
To end the day, there will be an informal happy hour at the award-winning Epernay Lounge to debrief, discuss the day and connect further around the creative possibilities in Denver. 
What: IdeaLab, presented by Confluence & Creative Exchange, sponsored by The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and Denver Arts & Venues
Where: The Studio Loft, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1101 13th St, Denver, CO 80204
When: 9AM-6PM, Friday, November 6, 2015
Cost: Free, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors
This event is presented by Creative Exchange, an online platform for artful ideas for stronger communities, and Confluence, which highlights the people, ideas, entrepreneurs and creatives elevating Denver and its role in the global economy, with partnership from Denver Arts & Venues through IMAGINE 2020, Denver’s Cultural Plan, and sponsored by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation.