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Tuesday, July 5 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
KEYNOTE: Randy Engstrom on Developing a More Creative City

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Seattle arts leader, Randy Engstrom, will deliver an insightful and entertaining overview of Seattle's creative identity and the story Seattle is telling the world.

Intertwined throughout the presentation will be special performances by local artists, including:
- Ahamefule J Oluo
Valerie Curtis-Newton
- Greg Lundgren
-  Leah Baltus

The presentation kicks off the learning expedition: Developing a More Creative City - Discover and assess how Seattle values the importance of arts and culture as a contributor to its social, civic, economic, and educational health.

Global visitors will join with locals on a journey to explore the importance of art and culture in the health and success of a city, using Seattle as a case study.  Participants will learn about and discover first hand the richness of Seattle’s arts and cultural life as well as the systems that sustain it.  They will then spend time synthesizing their different perspectives to determine what works well in Seattle that other cities can emulate and what are important steps Seattle can take to address its weaknesses.

This expedition is produced by James Keblas of City Inspired.


What are Learning Expeditions?
Learning expeditions are day long journeys into the city of Seattle that allow participants to explore a critical topics facing our cities through the lense of Seattle. These will include onsite visits, tours and P2P learning circles to create knowledge exchange with leading experts and global innovators addressing the role that entrepreneurial and citizen action can play in confronting complex issues facing our cities worldwide. 



Keynote Speakers & Presenters
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Randy Engstrom

Director, Office of Arts & Culture - City of Seattle
Randy has been a passionate advocate and organizer for cultural and community development for more than 10 years. Before coming to our office in October 2012, he ran Reflex Strategies, a cultural and community-based consulting services business. He served as chair of the Seattle Arts... Read More →
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Impact Hub Seattle

Impact Hub Seattle is a coworking space, events space, and launch pad for purpose-driven ventures that create more value than they capture. We are located in the historic Pioneer Square landmark, 220 & Change.  We believe in a better world through inspiring entrepreneurship, and through community, space and educational events, we accelerate entrepreneurs toward building the future we want to live in.  We provide a remarkable space for productive work, a driven community that resides at th... Read More →


Tuesday July 5, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Impact Hub Seattle - Mainstage

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