Designing Disruption: How Arts Innovators are Shaking Up the LA Experience
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013, 11:00am-5:00pm
Location: Santa Monica Playhouse (1211 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401)
Tickets are $20 and include lunch. Get tickets now!
The event showcases arts practitioners and representatives of organizations that send shockwaves through our city with “disruptive” ideas that push boundaries, question conventional ways of thinking or otherwise destabilize the status quo. “Disruption” in the field of business is positive, with disruptive products or business models constantly sought after and applauded as signs of true innovation.
The speakers use unconventional methods to create and showcase content that forces us to think differently about how preconceived notions surrounding commerce, cultural authority and transportation shape Los Angeles. How might things look different? How can we walk away from this conference with fewer assumptions? And how can you, an event attendee, learn to apply disruptive thinking to your own career?
The keynote speaker for the symposium is Mark Allen, the Executive Director of Machine Project. Molly Gardner, Grants and Community Projects Manager for the Arts Council for Long Beach, and Tanner Blackman, Planning Director for Councilmember José Huizar of LA City Council District 14 and an adjunct instructor of urban planning at USC’s Price School of Public Policy, as well as James Rojas, Urban Planner; Founder, Latino Urban Forum are confirmed speakers for the event.
For more info please contact Gavin Williamson: firstname.lastname@example.org / 323 636 3903
Download full press release here: http://ealla.org/wp-content/uploads/April-2013-Creative-Conversation-Press-Release.pdf
About Creative Conversations
Twice annually, in Spring and Fall, EAL/LA celebrates arts and culture by hosting Creative Conversations events. Creative Conversations were established in 2004 by – and held in tandem with Americans for the Arts in observation of National Arts & Humanities Month (October). EAL/LA’s yearly events proved so popular that, in 2012, a second Creative Conversation was added to its permanent program calendar.
Creative Conversations are part of a nationwide effort to elevate the profile of the the Arts through local gatherings of arts leaders in communities across the country. Each year, networks choose a topic of particular relevancy and/or interest to their local arts community to address, either through speakers, workshops, or round-table discussions. The organization of these events varies from city to city, but the intent remains consistent: to galvanize local and national support for the arts. EAL/LA has a rich history of Creative Conversations, and its October Creative Conversation is the organization’s most highly attended event each year.
Here are some highlights:
2012 still photography by David Marks
Past Creative Conversations
Sparking Inclusive Dialogue Through Creative Placemaking
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 11:00am-4:00pm
Location: Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Lessons from Social Entrepreneurs: How to Add Value to Your Organization and Career
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 10:15am-3:30pm
Location: Plaza de la Raza, Cultural Center for the Arts & Education, Los Angeles, CA
Creative Conversation 2011: Maximize your Impact: Create Growth at Every Point in Your Career
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location: Annenberg Community Beach House, Los Angeles, CA
Turning Points: Strategies for Success in the Arts During Times of Transition
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
Leveraging Networks: Maintain a Thriving Organization, Create Innovative, High Impact Art Programs and Advance Your Professional Career
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Expo Building, Long Beach, CA
Animating Democracy: Arts and Civic Engagement
Date: Saturday, October 18, 2008 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA