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Registration & Coffee | 8:00-9:30 AM
Welcome | 10:00 AM
Arthur Espinoza, Jr., Executive Director, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Jamie Bennett, Executive Director, ArtPlace America
A rapidly shifting urban landscape provides innovators with a unique platform to re-brand obstacle as opportunity. How can creative thinking be used to drive economic development, address social inclusion, and encourage cultural accessibility? Join these luminaries of multifunctional design, technological integration, and entrepreneurship as they discuss their vision of the future city.
LUNCH CONVERSATIONS | 12:00 pm
Large-scale cultural projects, often built around parks or unconventional sites, have become among the most popular urban destinations. But how do these mixed-use projects benefit the public while successfully – and equitably - integrating into surrounding communities?
Share in an intimate chat focused on galvanizing our local communities through arts and culture. DC arts activists and entrepreneurs reflect on the convergence of creativity and civic engagement.
Can crowdsourcing be used as a platform for the general population to invest in community real estate and art spaces? Explore the democratization of development initiatives between the public and private sectors with these revolutionary fundraisers.
Hip-Hop Meets the Music of India
Discuss gentrification vs. equitable development, and the integration of arts and culture to create good growth.
Arts incubators have reinvigorated artistic communities by fostering entrepreneurship, collaboration and innovation. Join the discussion on the strategies, challenges, and transformative power of holistic patronage on creative development.
Source Festival | 10-Minute Play | Gregory Hischak
Roving Go-Go Performance
A select group of artists propose their groundbreaking public projects to a board of investors. Watch development in action as philanthropists award funding in real time. A sure crowd-pleaser, VISIONDC will close the day with future public project(s) in the works.
All times, panels, and performances are subject to change.